TRANSCANADARADIO is proud to celebrate Canada’s Current Cultural artists and their locations! Traveling across Canada’s vast surface and finding the best of the under and above-ground artists, and where to check them out in your favorite Canadian city! Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip!
Does anyone else think that post title is really difficult to say out loud?
The last big news from Team Canada that I can remember is that they were touring with the late DJ AM back in February (if you’re drinking, pour some out).
Well their next tour is starting and they’ll be traveling through over 30 Canadian venues and promoting their upcoming album Canadian Club, which is set to release October 20th.
I’m listening to the album right now and it’s not bad at all. The album features samples from artists such as:
Ying Yang Twins
Three 6 Mafia
and so on.
Check out the tour dates:
17 September – Montreal, QC – Molson Event w/ The Eh! Team
19 September – Atlantic City – Eh! Team @ DUSK Team Canada + Jr. Flo
20 September – Edmonton, AB – TC @ Soundwave Pool Party @ West Edmonton Mall
24 September – Halifax, NS – Red Bull Tour – D.R. one @ Liquordome w/ Illo, KNK, L&E
25 September – Toronto, ON – Shuffle 4 Year Anniversry @ Revival!
26 September – Guelph, ON – TC in Guelph
28 September – St Catherines, ON – Red Bull Tour @ Chilli’s w/ KNK + L&E
30 September – Montreal, QC – Playstation Event
THE FRAMEWORK formed in late 2006. At barely 3 months old, the band garnered national attention as a result of winning runner-up in the Toronto Mix 99.9’s 2007 RadioStar Songwriting Contest, for the song, “She Thinks I’m Famous”. The combination of buzz from the contest and the band’s catchy synth-rock epics instantly set The Framework up with an extensive online international fan base and sparked the interest of media outlets such as Metro and InsideE Magazine who describes the band’s new record ‘Before Tonight’ as “A confidently cool synth-rock assault that strikes a nonchalant medium between happy pop and stadium rock”. International attention has ensued with the band scoring invites to perform at the coveted Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, packed shows in New York City at the Canal Room and the North by North East music Festival in Toronto (being named one of 5 top acts at NXNE 2007).
The Framework – Upcoming Dates ::
June 13th School of Rock – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
June 19th The Rivoli – Toronto, ON
June 25th London Music Club – London, ON
June 26th Seventy Three – St. Catherines, ON
Their lives consist of children, farming, painting and car stereo installations. And it shows. Friends before fathers, they have continually managed to explore instrumental rock with a sense of smart, intelligent pleasure that carries you along with it and reminds you of different times in your life; a road trip down the rolling, dead-straight highways of Montana, or waiting for a ferry with a snow cone in your hand and a warm burger in your belly.
Now, with their second release on White Whale Records, the Precious Fathers continue to push their music to new places. Tim Loewen and Jaret Penner’s dueling guitars play off each other to blend and collide in a classic back yard rock entanglement while bassist Paul Goertzen matches notes to fill the music with grooves and steady rhythm. Drummer Josh Lindstrom provides the rushing beat behind it all. Both fast and smooth, his rich patterns make the songs move and help augment the changes that the guitars have led each tune into.
(Fun Indie Rock Factoid: Tim Loewen is the very same Tim Loewen that plays bass for Destroyer.)
Where their first, self-titled record played with wide open spaces and delicate, quiet bridges, their latest record boasts some louder more forceful directions. A maturing of moods, songs like “Swells” and “Sylvan Court” play out to provide rich crescendos of sound and thick, dense changes as each song brings about a new time, a new idea, a new place, and sometimes even a precious new experience.
Precious Fathers :: LIVE
June 25 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*
June 26 Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat*
Jeremy Ellis AYRO is sonic chef who mixes ingredients from across the musical spectrum. Hes a freestyle live set specialist, pianist, singer and synthisizer MPC programmer whos sound is like nothing you heard before. Jeremy first rose to fame as a member of various musical fusion projects, utilizing his classical, jazz and percussion training. Becomming a frequent collaborator with Detroit producers, he has worked with such luminaries as Carl Craig, John Beltran, Recloose and Alton Miller, providing a combination of vocal and keyboard.
Only 1 more day to get your tickets to Igloofest! The ticket sales end January 10th at midnight. After that, you’re out of luck. Only available online, your pass will get you all 6 nights of Igloofest (16-17, 23-24, 30-31 January 2009). You can also buy tickets over the counter at 145 St. Catherine in Montreal (Place-des-arts metro stop). Call 514-285-4545 for more information.
Komodo Dubs is proud to present one of the legends of the dubstep scene: 2562. From the Netherlands, 2562 does a great job of bringing together dubstep and techno. With a sound described as profound, emotional and filled with intense bass, 2562 is one of Europe’s finest. Check him out on January 30th, 2009 with DJ Hosta at SAT (1195 St. Laurent).
They may have cribbed their name from a 1891 Thomas Hardy novel, and Chart Attack might have called them “rock music for smart people,” but there’s nothing egghead-y about The D’Urbervilles, a couple of pals that started a band for drink tickets and rock shows then wound up winning over critics everywhere from New Brunswick to New York. Following a self-financed EP and tours with Canadian heavyweights like Malajube and You Say Party! We Say Die!, the band bowed with their debut full-length, We Are The Hunters, a post-punky slab of anthemic guitar revelry on the Out Of This Spark label in 2008.
Kathleen Edwards played for the troops in Afghanistan recently. “Troops on the base enjoyed a festive celebration and in addition to receiving treats from the man in the red suit, they were entertained by Canadian comedian Mike Macdonald and Ottawa singer Kathleen Edwards.” Whoa. That girl must have balls the size of China to go down there. I guess she was well protected though. Much respect to her. Don’t forget the following shows and venues: