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the interview show: Perfume Genius

I caught Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius behind the Vogue Theatre when he was in town opening for Belle & Sebastian. He had snuck out back for a quick vape and I got him to talk about his bubbling anger, his growth as a songwriter, the fact that every article about him uses the word “sexuality“and more. […]

the interview show: Jungle UK

The heart of UK modern soul collective Jungle is two childhood friends J and T.  I was supposed to chat with these two talented hooligans after soundcheck, but they disappeared from the venue before I had a chance to grab them. Jungle‘s self-titled debut was one of my favorite releases of 2014, so I wasn’t […]

the interview show: PS I Love You

When I met with Paul from PS I Love You in the alley behind Vancouver’s beautiful Vogue Theatre to chat, he had been running around all day in search of a new guitar pedal. Paul was #99 of SPIN magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. (He beat out Skrillex at #100.)  We talked about everything including what its like […]

the interview show: Lapalux

I met Stuart aka Lapalux on the last day of his North American tour (to promote his record Nostalchic). Most bands tend to party hard on the last few days of a tour and Lapalux was no exception. London’s Lapalux is often called one of the “most accessible producers” on the Brainfeeder label. For those who […]

the interview show: Holograms

Sweden’s Holograms are a punk band that incorporate synths into their sound. They are signed to New York’s Captured Tracks label (home of talented and controversial bands like Mac DeMarco, DIIV and Perfect Pussy). When I found these guys backstage, they were a few beers into their night. Trying to get this drunk punk band to […]

the interview show: Cloud Nothings

I was a little worried when I heard that Dylan from Cloud Nothings was a man of few words. (This is usually a sign of certain doom for an interviewer.) After a rough start, I finally got super nice guy Dylan chatting… But then our interview was attacked by the denizens of the alley behind […]

the interview show: The Dodos 2015

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads? Asking yourself, “Where do we go from here?” The Dodos did when they started their 2013 record Carrier. They had just lost a band member–guitarist Chris Reimer died in 2012. And The Dodos founders Meric Long and Logan Kroeber found themselves questioning everything, including the band’s existence. I caught […]

the interview show: Asher Roth

Asher Roth is yet another hip hop artist who’s promising career was sidetracked by music industry politics. In 2009, his track “I Love College” was the soundtrack to keggers. Five years later, Roth is back with a new record RetroHash. I met up with Asher Roth when he came thru Vancouver and we cooked in […]

the interview show: BadBadNotGood

BadBadNotGood started as three school chums (Matt, Chester and Alex) who decided to post their jazzy interpretations of hip hop tracks online. Fast forward to a few years later and they are releasing a collab record with Ghostface Killah! I talk to the band about how they write, Steely Dan, and what it’s like to get drunk off […]

the interview show: Brody Dalle

Brody Dalle started performing in bands when she was barely a teenager in Australia. Just as she turned 18, she married Tim Armstrong, the frontman of Rancid. (Their divorce inspired many of the songs on Rancid‘s 2003 album Indestructible.) From there, Brody has led several bands, proving music is one of the true loves of […]

the interview show: Viet Cong

Viet Cong have rocketed out of to nowhere (truth be told: Calgary) to become one of 2015?s most talked about bands. The band’s self-titled debut has been quickly gathering rave reviews and intensely dedicated fans. A few months ago, I got a sneak preview of the record, huddling in the tour van with Matt Flegel (left) and […]

Foolcast 048 – Los Ghosts

5 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Fool's Gold

Shake dem winter blues away with this new Foolcast mix from professional booty movers Los Ghosts. Featuring their Clubhouse jam “Musique” and other high-grade body jackers, it’s a must-hear mix from two of Cali’s freshest house headz. Stream it now on the Fool’s Gold Mixcloud, and subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite […]

the interview show: Lowell

Calgary-born Lowell moved to Toronto to study music, but dropped out and spend some time working as a stripper. Lowell will be the first person to tell you that “former stripper who makes music” is a great headline, but there is a lot more to this musician than an easy headline. We did the interview […]

the interview show: Rich Aucoin 2014

Rich Aucoin made his latest record Ephemeral to sync up with the the 1979 claymation film version of The Little Prince (or Le Petit Prince if you are francophone). Rich also does a really great job of creating a unique experience during his live shows. He describes his show as “screaming along with your friends to songs you don’t […]

the interview show: Junip (José González)

Most people remember Swedish folk rock singer José González for the amazing covers he did in the mid-2000s. (Remember his incredible cover of “Heartbeats” by The Knife?) Lately José has been making music and touring with two of his high school friends under the name Junip. When I first met José in his tour van, I was a […]

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