30 January 2010

Charlie's (Is Coming Down)

Back in October, the Deep Dark Woods were voted in as the artist to represent Saskatchewan in CBC Radio 2's Great Canadian Songquest.  Their assignment was to write a song about Good Time Charlies in Regina, which would then be debuted in concert on CBC and available for purchase on iTunes.

You can see the full concert, which features all 13 winning bands from across Canada here, or for your convenience, the Deep Dark Woods' segment is posted below.  Congratulations, boys!

28 January 2010

January 17 Playlist

New Order - Temptation
Vampire Weekend - Run
Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out
The Dress Whites - Spongecake
The Cheap Speakers - Love Affair
Foxboro Hot Tubs - She's a Saint, Not a Celebrity
The Strokes - The Modern Age
The Got to Get Got - Rare Rain
The Super Friendz - 10 lbs*
Mardeen - New Fashioned
Tegan & Sara - The Cure
Julie Doiron - Consolation Prize
Squeeze - Hourglass
Elvis Costello - Night Rally
Attack in Black - Years (By One Thousand Fingertips)

Well, that'll be it.

Sorry about all those capital letters.  I don't know how long that message has been there.

Don't Come Home in Pieces!

I filled in for Don't Come Home in Pieces on Saturday the 16th of January, and today I remembered that I have not posted the playlist yet.

The first bit was a tribute to Thrush Hermit, where all of the songs had some connection to the band, and then who knows what I did for the rest of the show?  I guess we'll see:

The Dears - Disclaimer (Missiles, 2009 - Rob Benvie plays bass)
Thrush Hermit - Glum Boy (French Inhale 7", 1995)
Junior Pantherz - Hated It (Songs for the Gang: Thrush Hermit Tribute, 2008)
The Lodge - Your Theology (Take That, Devil!, 2009 - Cliff Gibb's on drums)
Camouflage Nights - It Could Be Love (myspace link! - Rob Benvie and Ian McGettigan are Camouflage Nights)
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers (Ashtray Rock, 2007 - Joel Plaskett.  Uh...)
The Flashing Lights - Keep it to Yourself (Sweet Release, 2001 - This album was produced by Ian McGettigan)
Yellow Jacket Avenger - Becoming a Silhouette (Yellow Jacket Avenger 7", 2009 - Produced and released by Joel Plaskett on New Scotland Records)
Dave Marsh - The Way We Live Today (The True Love Rules, 2008 - Ditto)
Tigre Benvie - Decade of Sunsets (Bankruptcy, 2002 - Tigre is Rob)
Thrush Hermit - On the Sneak (Sweet Homewrecker, 1997)

Ladyhawk - Fear (Shots, 2008)
The Novaks - If You Can Do It (The Novaks, 2005)
Pearson - A Fade Out is a Cop Out (Clear Thinking on Mixed Feelings, 2009)
Young James - In the Bones (Young James, 2008)
A Gentle Forest - Because of the Wind (Our Phenomenal First Flight, 2007)*
Fred Eaglesmith - 49 Tons (Drive-In Movie, 1996)
Maybe Smith - Open War (Animals & Architects, 2007)
Gregory Pepper & His Problems - Drop the Plot (With Trumpets Flaring, 2009)
Local Rabbits - Never Had to Fight (This Is It, Here We Go, 2002)

Let's post this video, just for good measure:

*Check out A Gentle Forest and Cat Dad playing at Amigos on January 29.  That's tomorrow!

11 January 2010

RCMP Thursday

Hey, everybody.  Peter over on Thursday's RCMP has joined the blogosphere.  Check it out here.

Thrice Removed: Norwegian Death Metal Edition

Plants & Animals - Feedback in the Field (Parc Avenue, 2008)
Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl (You Forgot It In People, 2002)
Small Sins - Stay (Small Sins, 2006)

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tears of a Clown (Anthology, 1973)
Bill Withers - Use Me (Still Bill, 1972)
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You (Puzzle People, 1969)

Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London (Excitable Boy, 1978)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Let Me Roll It (Band on the Run, 1973)

The Golden Dogs - Can't Get Your Face Out of My Head (Everything in 3 Parts, 2004)
*Shotgun Jimmie - Waist Deep in the Water (Still Jimmie, 2009)
The Flashing Lights - Too Delightful (Sweet Release, 2001)

Thrush Hermit - (Oh Man) What to Do (Clayton Park, 1999)
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue (Emotional Rescue, 1980)
King Beezz - I Gotta Move (Okay, so this is what I found.  Evan, if you're reading this, help me out.)
The Sheepdogs - Southern Dreaming (Learn & Burn, 2010)

*Shotgun Jimmie is playing at Amigos on February 19.  It will most likely be as glorious as this video:

SHOTGUN JIMMIE - Used Parts from Mitch Fillion on Vimeo.

Nailed it.

07 January 2010

January 3, 2010* Playlist

Babyshambles - Carry on Up the Morning (Shotter's Nation, 2007)
Grinderman - Honeybee (Let's Fly to Mars) (Grinderman, 2007)
Jerk With a Bomb - Hospital Bed (The Old Noise, 2001)

Joel Plaskett - She Made a Wreck Outta Me (In Need of Medical Attention, 1999)
The Weakerthans - Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure (Reunion Tour, 2007)
The Wooden Sky - The Lonesome Death of Helen Betty Osborne (When Lost at Sea, 2008)

Maybe Smith - Crimes & Diplomacy (Another Murder in the Morning, 2009)
Ride Til Dawn - Golden Years (Hearts of Worlds Forgotten, 2008)

Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart (Singles soundtrack, 1992)
Vampire Weekend - Ottoman (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist soundtrack, 2008)
Ben Folds Five - Air (Godzilla sountrack, 1998)

The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour (Challengers, 2007)
The Stills - Allison Krausse (Logic Will Break Your Heart, 2003)
The Lodge - Outdoor Miner (Bonus track available on Zunior.com, 2009)


06 January 2010

Hey, Saskatoon Bands

I'm sure all of you are reading this here blog, so I'd like to let you know that SaskMusic is preparing a compilation CD of Saskatchewan artists to distribute at musical events like SXSW, CMW, NXNE and WCMA.

That last bit was difficult to type.

Anyway, if you've got brand new material, or if you're a brand new band, why don't you submit a song before the deadline on January 15?  The application link is here.  More information is available at saskmusic.org.