All the Rage no. 43 – March 3, 2018: Working through the issues

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Using music to process a bad month for the concept of justice for Indigenous Canadians. As Superchunk (also on this week’s show) ironically put it, What a Time to Be Alive.

Your setlist:

Tropical Fuck Storm, Back to the Wall
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Tram Cops, stolen land

US Girls, Incidental Boogie
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A.B. Original, Dead in A Minute (f. Caiti Baker)
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/19i9XNvAlpkudulpAHuEHo

Cable Ties, Tell them Where to Go
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2OHVppPPqySVNEWQ99iDfV

Sook, I’m Not Your Woman

Boat Show, Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Booji Boys, Mr. Nazis on the Beat

Quick Fix, Always Was

Donny Benét, Santorini

Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Fists

bedside., Get it Right

Deafcult, Secret Wisdom

No Museums, The Twin Tone Market

Wax Chattels, Stay Disappointed

Superchunk, Reagan Youth

Jess Locke, Border Security

All the Rage no. 42 – Feb. 14, 2018: So. Much. Excellent. Tuneage.

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: A surprising number of best-of-2018 contenders, and it’s only February. It’s going to be a good year for music.

Your setlist:

The Nude Dogs, We’re Girls, We’re Here

Rackett, Ready or Not

Wild Meadows, First Exit

Booji Boys, Pissicine Perfect

Civic, New Vietnam

Loveproof, Sister Moonlight

Dream Girl 88, Hits Me Like a Thunder

Chromeo & The-Dream, Bedroom Calling
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/c1cvDqM_CMg?rel=0

Kimmortal, 88 and Beyond

Persons, Got Nothing For Ya

Tia Gostelow, Hunger

Siamese, Slaughterhouse

Blaire, Youth

The Double Happiness, City

Camp Cope, How to Socialise & Make Friends

 

All the Rage no. 40 – January 13, 2018: First of the New Year!

Welcome to 2018. Show 40. The best in Canadian and Australian left-field pop, with a special guest appearance from UK band Artificial Pleasure. Let’s get to it!


Your setlist:

IV League, Change My Mind

Artificial Pleasure, Wound Up Tight

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/XkMFonp28sw
Yon Yonson, Pattern Recognition 1

Lovely Head, Show Up (Rebel Yell Mix)

Donny Benét, Melodie

Miteh, Filament

Ghostkeeper, Transam Sister

TOPS, Dayglow Bimbo

Blessed, Headache

Spirit Desire, Going to Denny’s

Jon McKiel, Conduit

Sunscreen, Tide

Adderall, Embrace

Songs of the Week: Community 4 – A Compilation of Hobart Music

As my high school economics teacher used to say, of the things he’d see in the wee hours of the morning on his two-hour walk from downtown Ottawa to our suburban high school, “There’s a whole world out there I know nothing about.” I feel the exact same way when I discover a new music scene. Closer to home, I understand that Moncton has a particularly vibrant scene – I’ll have to pay closer attention to that.

But Hobart! I never would’ve guessed that the capital of Tasmania would have such a vibrant music scene (which says more about me than them). Anyway, Rough Skies Records is here to put me straight with Community 4 – A Compilation of Hobart Music, a consistently excellent collection of songs from Hobart-based bands, from the punk rock stylings of Powernap to the odd pop of Filthy Little Star, and much else besides. Including, of course, late-of-Hobart and ATR favourite Heart Beach, who naturally do not disappoint. 

How vibrant is Hobart’s music scene right now? Well, you have someone like EWAH (of EWAH & the Vision of Paradise, another standout on this compilation) who’s relocated from Melbourne. Not sure if she did it for the music, but it’s definitely not a step down.

Check it out, drop them a few pennies. Viva local music!

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=776792491/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/

Listen/purchase: Community 4 – a compilation of Hobart music by Various Artists

All the rage no. 14: More best-of 2016, and IT’S CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS!!!

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I forgot to post this when I recorded it a few days before Christmas, but no worries – the mix is about half songs that I somehow forgot to include in my best-of 2016 list (so much good music this year), and half Christmas- and holiday-themed tunes that sound great no matter what time of year it is. Don’t believe me? Go straight to !!! and try to tell me that that beat wouldn’t get you moving in the middle of July.

Check out your setlist:

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast, California Christmastime
Channing Tatum, No Dames!
Pity Sex, A Satisfactory World for Reasonable People
!!!, And Anyway It’s Christmas
Run the Jewels, A
Christmas Fucking Miracle

Safe Sex, A Raven and a Writing Desk
Lastlings, You
DZ Deathrays, Lonely This Christmas
The Drones, Private Execution
David Axis, Fukushima Xmas
Swim Team, Sentez
Ripcordz, Do You Believe?
Heart Beach, Holiday
Karen Kilgariff, Drink My Way Through Christmas