Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Listen up! This is Not a Lecture

The latest episode of This is Not a Lecture,  our monthly music podcast for, is up and raring to please. So saunter on over and take a listen, will ya? And have a look-see below for the tracklist. Oh. Yes.

Goose Hut – Indian Summer/ Gary “Spider” Webb – The Cave (Part I)/ Gogh Van Go – Say You Will/ Phantogram – When I’m Small/ Lover’s Carvings – Bibio/ Francois & The Atlas Mountains – Bail Eternel/ Nicolas Jaar – Colomb/ Groove Machine – Richard Brautigan/ Mike Wallace – Natural High/ The Pointer Sisters – Send Him Back/ Ruth Brown – If I Can’t Sell It, Ima Keep Sittin’ On It/ Horse Feathers – Curs in the Weeds (Oddlogic Remix)/ Santigold – Icarus/ Kate Bush – Snowflake

The Kills at Citizen Vintage

Show Review: The Kills

The Kills at Citizen Vintage

By: Amanda C. Stanhaus
If you want to rock hard any day of the week, especially a Sunday, go see The Kills. They lived up to the high expectations I had set for them; multiple people responded I would have the BEST time when I told them what I was doing with my Sunday night. The Kills filled L’Olympia, a much larger venue then I was expecting, with their massive sound. You felt like you were a basement with them oh so close to you bouncing around. Granted their backdrop was leopard print with various colored lights flashing in-tune with the music. But still, basement-type feel in the crowd. Their mix of songs was just right. They gave you a breather with a slower song once in a while. But then always brought the energy right back up. The Kills were nice enough to  have a very long encore, which ended with F*** the People. Quite the send  off into the beginning of the week.

Elsewhere on the Internet…

Here’s what we’ve been digging in the world of music, elsewhere on the internet…

Glenn Jones

Check out American guitar visionary Glenn Jones performing a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR

Grass Widow

Jackson MacIntosh of local off-kilter guitar pop trio Sheer Agony’s interview with Hannah Lew of San Francisco based psych rockers, Grass Widow. And while you’re at it, take a listen to Sheer Agony’s live in studio performance for Fixture Records‘ December takeover of The Montreal Sessions too.

Guitar Pedals by David Byrne

and Guitar Pedals, David Byrne’s latest interactive art installation featuring a series of effects pedals rigged up for improvisatory/participatory sound making.

Noah Bick

NEW SHIT: Passovah, Maica Mia and the Nihilist Spasm Band

Noah Bick of Passovah

Left to right: Jamie Thompson (Hidden Words), Caroline Keating, Caitlin Loney (Freelove Fenner)

Left to Rright: Charlotte Cornfield, Erik Virtanen (Darling Damaes)

If you missed the group interview in support of the up-coming Passovah fourth anniversary show, no worries we’ve got you covered with the archive. The first half of the first hour features an interview with and music by Maica Mia regarding her album release this Saturday at Casa del Popolo.  We also listened to one side of an LP by London, ON-based noise outfit Nihilist Spasm Band. Enjoy!!!

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Photos of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live in studio

Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble dropped into The Goods yesterday before heading to their artist-loft show up the street. They began with an improvised jam, then discussed the history of Chicago music scene, the band, improvised music and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians with guest-host David Ryshpan. Have a listen!

More about the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble can be found on their Facebook page; from that site:

  • The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed shortly after percussionist Kahil El’Zabar graduated from the school of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1976. He teamed up with tenor saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. to play music that combined contemporary African American musical styles, like jazz, with more traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. The duo would frequently grow to a trio in these first years, adding musicians like saxophonist Light Henry Huff and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre. In 1988, they added trombonist and conga player Joseph Bowie, who is the leader of the jazz-funk group Defunkt. In 1997, Wilkerson was replaced by Ernest “Khabeer” Dawkins who is the leader of New Horizons Ensemble.
Poster with art by Louis Wain

February’s Montreal Sessions: SPECTRAL MIGRATION

Poster with art by Louis Wain

Tune into The Montreal Sessions this month to check out the psych pop leanings of Jordan Robson Cramer. Spectral Migration is the name of his radio residency which will feature lots of local music and live bands in studio!

The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program. Each month a new local artist/DJ/musician/band/label/festival/promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3-5pm .