Loon Choir at Marvest (Preseason)

Loon Choir Marvest Main

On Friday night, the nine member band, Loon Choir played at Marvest as part of the Cityfolk. Cityfolk is formerly Ottawa Folk Festival as it got renamed and a new location in Lansdowne Park.

Loon Choir played to a delightful crowd as it was their album release show on Friday night. The location of the free show was at the Aberdeen Pavilion. Their third full length, All Of This And Everything Else took them 1.5 years to make and you can listen to it over on CBC Music.

The local band mixes a variety of instruments from the keyboards to guitars and violins. You would say it’s an epic band. For anyone interested, even though the members don’t appear in the music video as it’s animated, check out their track, Bug on YouTube.
Overall, they played a great set to showcase their new album and it was fun to see some people I know at the concert. It’s awesome to see Loon Choir again and perform live.

You can check out the photos over on Flickr by clicking HERE.

Lastly, before the new season starts, I will be in Toronto for the Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday, September 21st. Expect some updates on my social media. Get ready for season 11 of the blog.

Some Others I Left Off From The Best of 2014 Music – S10E14

I’m not done with 2014 just yet. There were some notable musicians and bands that came out with album in 2014  as well as going through some of the Ottawa bands that released materials last year. My year end countdown is based on albums as singles don’t really count. Here’s my short summary on the leftovers.

I’m going to start with Scary Bear Soundtrack. Gloria Song, who’s from Ottawa and residing up in Nunavut. The band had some member changes over the time and change of location but it had a lot of exposure in 2014.
The band got entered to CBC Music‘s Searchlight contest and has made it to various year end countdowns and picks from radio programs and music blogs.

Here’s this track via SoundCloud, The Longest Night.

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Summer Special #5: Wrapping Up The Summer Edition

WildWorks Vinyl September 3

It’s September and its time for a new season for the blog and the radio show to start soon. Summer has unofficially ended and people are returning to school and work as the Summer specials  on the blog concludes with this entry.

On Monday and Tuesday, I was doing back to back radio shows, at different times. One was wrapping up the Summer edition of WildWorks and the other was filling in for a show. The show happened to be Debaser on CKCU-FM. On that show, it’s considered a pre-season five show as I was playing some unique music and play acts who are performing at Ottawa Folk Festival.
In starting off the fill-in show, I played Ohbijou as the band will be taking an indefinite hiatus.
As mentioned on the show, I had the opportunity to chat with the band and watch them live at concerts. The band is moving on but each of the members will be doing other things. At least they will be still around but not together as a band.
Thanks goes out to the regular host of Debaser for letting me fill in.

The audio from the fill in show is unavailable at CKCU’s On-Demand but you will be able to listen on here.
The playlist for September 2nd can be viewed here.
The playlist for September 3rd can be viewed here.
If you notice on the playlist that there’s been images been posted up. It’s been created on an iOS app called VinylizeMe.

Have a great week and get ready for the new season. If you listen to the two radio show, there’s a hint of cartoon soundbites as it’s part of the opening theme. You will have a laugh when you find out where it’s from.

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Too Hooked on Daft Punk’s New Album – S08E41

WildWorks May 22, 2013 VinylizeMe

On the show this week, it’s the post-Victoria Day weekend edition and the buzz being Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories as it got released this week. There’s been a lot of talk because the robotic duo haven’t released new materials for several years and so far, Get Lucky is still number one on the UK Singles Chart for the fourth week.
Aside from the album and the opening intro for the live radio show, I stumbled on a mash-up track done by The Melker Project and played it on the radio show at CKCU-FM. She & Him was played as I Could’ve Been Your Girl got released as a music music. Something about Zooey Deschannel makes her so quirky as she directed the music video. I did watch the season finale of New Girl last week. Wish I could watch more of the tv show.

Also on the show, local band, Fevers released a new single and they will be having a concert on Saturday night at Ritual Nightclub. The band will be giving away the single free for the concert for Saturday night. Opening up for them are adaline, Glenn Nuotio and Birthday Girls. There’s some Canadian indie music added to the mix.

On the Wild 10 Countdown, Gold & Youth is still number one this week. Check the recap over at this link.
The playlist for the radio show is over at this link.
The audio for the radio show is below.
Have a great week!
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The Interview and Performance with Paterson Hall – S08E35

With Paterson Hall
Hey friends, Candice here bringing you a quick recap of April 17’s edition of WildWorks.

Today we decided to switch things up a little. Usually we like to chat with bands at venues and pre-record our interviews, but today we were lucky enough to get a band live and in-studio. Local band Paterson Hall joined us in CKCU Studio B today, and not only did we have a good talk, but we also got to hear some live music from them on-air at CKCU. Today we heard “On the Shoulders of Giants,” “Time Travel” and “I’m a Lion.”
Interesting little factoid – “I’m a Lion” is a reference to Tyrion Lannister, a character from HBO’s Game of Thrones.


Paterson Hall, a six-piece band based here in Ottawa, also has a very strong connection to Carleton University. All six members are Carleton students, and they juggle both school and the band on a regular basis. And while they’ve only been playing together since November 2012, they’ve already released three songs and were happy to say they have an EP in the works for this summer. They’re playing this Friday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. at Avant-Garde Bar as part of a Showcase Your Band event. Thanks again to Paterson Hall for swinging by, especially in the midst of exams!

Elsewhere on the show, we also heard from some JUNO Award nominees, as the JUNO Awards are scheduled for this Sunday, April 21 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Michael Bublé will be hosting.

We played tracks from Yukon Blonde, Grimes and Japandroids, all of whom have got nods at the Junos.

And before we heard from Paterson Hall, as always, we started with the Wild 10 Countdown. This week saw Victoria artist Chris Ho take the top spot with “Story of the Flood,” from his album, City of Dust. The album has a great summer pop feel to it.
You can find the countdown here. (Note: Songs played in the first part of the show are listed in the countdown blog).

The playlist for the April 17 th show is over at this link (Note: Songs posted is from the live show).
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The Interview with Finding Chuck – S08E29

Finding Chuck
It’s been awhile that I have written a blog entry as Candice has been writing for the past couple of recent entries. This week’s radio show had the interview feature with Finding Chuck and had to solo host since Candice was away for this week. She will be back next week.
About Finding Chuck, it’s basically five guys from Ottawa who love music. The band recently entered the CBC Music Searchlight competition to choose Canada’s next great musical act. They got to the second round as the third round got released on Monday and they did not make to the top 5. Overall, they had a good outing getting to the top 20 for the Ottawa region of Searchlight.
Last week, Candice and I had the opportunity to interview two of the members. The audio for the interview is posted below. Hope you will like the interview with Finding Chuck as well with the radio show for this week.

As usual, the playlist from the radio show is over at this link.

This week’s Wild 10 Countdown post is over at this link. Number one for this week is Suuns as Images Du Futur got released.
Lastly, after all the teasing from Candice and a bit from Nat & Marie, I have a Tumblr. It’s at wildworks.tumblr.com.
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Ottawa = Winterfell – S08E28

We know, we know – there are enough jokes out there about Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse and …Winterfell.

But seriously, this snow though…It would give even the Night’s Watch a run for its money.

Still, we did our darnedest to pull together a good show yesterday. This post is a little delayed, since Lenny and I were stuck shovelling our driveways all afternoon, but here it is – our recap of this week’s edition of WildWorks.

Some pretty exciting news to start things off – The RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest lineup was announced yesterday, and we were reaaaal keen when we saw some of our favourites on the list. Big acts include Björk, BB King, the Dixie Chicks, Rush and Wu-Tang Clan. Personally I’m excited to see Passion Pit, Mother Mother, Zeds Dead, Camera Obscura and Bahamas.

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