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Video of the Day: Gallows ~ “Cross of Lorraine”

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Watford, England hardcore punk outfit Gallows are a determined lot. After the departure of front-man and founding memeber Frank Carter in 2011, many fans were concerned this would signal the end of the group. Instead, Carter went off to do his own thing in Pure Love while the group went in search of a new […]

Video of the Day: Fucked Up ~ “Inside a Frame”

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Although I can’t say I’ve been on board for a long time (not for lack of interest but for lack of knowledge) but I’m quietly a big Fucked Up fan. The Toronto hardcore punk group has garnered accolades and even won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2009 for their album the Chemistry of Common Life. This […]

Video of the Day: Muse ~ “Follow Me”

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This week, Muse released their latest video for “Follow Me” off of this years album the 2nd Law. This video just makes me want to see them live again. Really badly. Although I’m not thoroughly blown away by the 2nd Law, this is a great track that would be even better if it were a […]

Video of the Day: 12.12.12 Sandy Relief Not-Nirvana Reunion feat. Sir Paul McCartney

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So, the dust has settled. The rumours were kinda true. Paul McCartney took to the stage at MSG last night for the 12.12.12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief and he did in fact play with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. According to McCartney, he did in fact jam with the three recently and […]

Rumoured Nirvana Reunion to Feature Paul McCartney???

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Well, this is one way to wake a sleeping beast. After months of neglecting this site, I’ve decided now is the time to re-emerge and tell you about a rumour regarding tonight’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief concert. According to the UK tabloid the Sun, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear will reunite as Nirvana […]

Video of the Day: the Tragically Hip ~ “At Transformation”

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Canada’s rock darlings the Tragically Hip released a new single last month called “At Transformation”, the first track from a new album supposedly titled And Now for Plan A set for a fall release. Last week, the band revealed the music video for the track which not only features vocalist Gord Downie reciting the opening […]

Video of the Day: Muse ~ the 2nd Law ~ Album Trailer

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I needed something music related to get super excited about. Lately it’s been milk, bread, cycling, movies, television, cigarettes (if you can guess what this mock-up reference is from, you’re a friend of mine). In case you hadn’t heard, Muse are coming out with a new album this year. We now know it’s going to […]

MetalFest organizer Nate Reno talks with SteveyRae Show

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This June, Calgary Metalfest will adorn the confines of four venues to play host to a lengthy list of metal bands from around Alberta and even the world. Organized by Big Nate Productions, Metalfest starts with a kickoff party at Vern’s on Jun 7th followed by a show at Dickens Pub on June 8th and […]

Video of the Day: Beastie Boys ~ “Gratitude”

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More than a day after hearing the sad news of MCA‘s passing, it’s still a tough pill to swallow. I’ll be honest here; I was moved to tears yesterday. I’ve always been a big fan of the Beastie Boys but I never thought Adam Yauch‘s passing would affect me this much. Watching all the tributes […]

RIP Adam Yauch

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I never thought I would be affected like this. I received the awful news of Adam Yauch‘s (AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys) passing within the hour and I’ve been super bummed. I only wish I could keep it together to give him a proper tribute but all I’ve got is this: R.I.P. Adam. You […]

Video of the Day: the Stanfields ~ “Ship to Shore”

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I don’t know much about Halifax’s the Stanfields, but after hearing this track I’m pretty hyped to hear more! The video is an interesting mix of war portrayal, live footage and the glorification of war in children but the message the song delivers is truly what’s most important here. The group embarked on a quick […]

Video of the Day: Hey Rosetta! ~ “New Sum (Nous Sommes)”

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Admittedly, I’m a pretty big fan of animated music videos and equally big on St. John’s, NL group Hey Rosetta! They’re quite simple a otherwise hidden gem the likes of Wintersleep and one of those bands that I desperately hope continues to gain enough attention so that people perk up and take notice but not […]

Video of the Day: In Memory of Chris Reimer

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Written by: Chris Andrade Calgary’s independent music community suffered a great loss this week when musician Chris Reimer of the group Women passed away suddenly in his sleep on Tuesday. Having been largely absent from the local scene here in Calgary the past few years, I never got the chance to see Women live. I […]

The Real Story Behind Van Halen and the Brown M&Ms

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David Lee Roth sure knows how to weave a fantastic tale and answers the age-old question, Is it true that Van Halen forced promoter to remove all brown M&Ms from the backstage area? (Thanks Show for the tip-off); Van Halen are about to embark on a tour starting February 18th in Louisville, KY that will […]

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

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R&B singer Whiteny Houston died today at the age of 48. News of her death was confirmed by her publicist early this evening. Early reports from sources quoted on CNN state that R&B/reality star Ray J, who has recently been spotted with Houston in Hollywood, Houston’s bodyguard found her body at the Beverly Hilton hotel […]

Fuck You Black Keys (An album review)

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Lovingly Written By: Andy Stewart Fuck you, Black Keys. Fuck. You. Fuck you for making 99% of my music collection obsolete with the release of El Camino. Fuck you for making me have to sit through 37 minutes and 42 seconds of you guys reminding me that you’re better than everyone else. Fuck you for […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2011.P27 ~ “The crowded future stings my eyes”

Another month, another new podcast! We return with tracks from three Calgary bands, two from Vancouver, one each from Montreal and Toronto, two New York City groups and a classic San Francisco group. Try and match them up and make sure to click the links for more info and get your hands on more of […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2011.P26 ~ “In the thrum and the desperate heat of the clubs”

Yes, you read that correctly! The Off the Dial podcast is back after a lenghty hiatus. If you’ve been following us for a while, thank you for waiting so patiently for me to resurrect this and if you’re new to the fold, welcome to our little podcast. You can click below to listen to the […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2010.P25 ~ “I take these pills forever”

We’re back again with yet another seven great tracks from all around the world for you, featuring new music from Calgary’s Nushi, Toronto’s the Darcy’s, the Most Serene Republic (Arts & Crafts), Scotland’s (and with one of the coolest band names ever) We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fat Cat Records), Australia’s Secrets in Scale, Chicago’s the […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2010.P24 ~ “Fucking Conscience Is Siding With The Wrong Side”

We honour the Television hit 24 in our 24th episode of the podcast but more importantly, we blast through seven excellent tracks from Calgary’s the Summerlad and Secret Broadcast, from the East Coast, Hey Rosetta! and Wintersleep, Toronto’s Drive Faster, international sensation Gogol Bordello and the Unravelling. Plus, the first person to comment on this […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2010.P23 ~ “You’re my greatest fear”

In this episode of the podcast, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a couple of songs from some Celtic musicians including the Real McKenzies (Fat Wreck Chords) and Dropkick Murphy’s (Hellcat Records), Calgary artists Miesha & the Spanks, the Rocky Fortune and Silentpanic, Ontario’s the Balconies and the long defunct but always beloved Edmonton group, […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2010.P22 ~ “The duchess of the dark is waiting”

No more ten month wait for the next episode of the podcast, we return for a double-shot of music greatness for the month of February with great music from Calgary’s the Shagbots, Arts and Crafts groups Apostle of Hustle and brand spankin’ new Broken Social Scene (download a free copy of the track here!), brand […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2010.P21 ~ “When I shop, it’s not for me and neither is when I breathe”

After ten long months, Off the Dial’s podcast returns with a new format; seven tracks by seven artists with no interruptions! The first of these newly formatted podcasts features music from Seattle’s These Arms Are Snakes, 2009 Concert of the Year winners Monotonix, songs from forth-coming releases by both Post Death Soundtrack and the Unravelling, […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2009.P20 ~ “On This Slope I See the World As She Was Meant to be Seen”

We celebrate our 20th episode of the podcast by welcoming back guest co-host and Off the Dial contributing writer Nic Gouveia both at Subterranean Homesick Studios in Calgary including a special exclusive live performance from our former production assistant/engineer Reid Robinson and Dean-o and on location in Toronto where Starship Experience singer/guitarist Jesse Seberras drops in […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2009.P19 ~ “We both love this game so much we can hardly fucking stand it”

We welcome Off the Dial contributing writer Nic Gouveia to the studio for a punk-filled podcast featuring Calgary’s own Madcowboys, Edmonton’s 40 Thieves, the now defunct but always Alberta darlings the Smalls, a track from the new Propagandhi album (Smallman Records/G7 Welcoming Committee), talk about the next NOFX album and spin a track from their […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2009.P18 ~ “this fear and this dread Says that I must obey”

Our February 2009 podcast starts off with the lead single and title track from the new Prodigy (Take Me to the Hospital/Cooking Vinyl) album, “Invaders Must Die“; plus the music of Canadian acts This Machine is a Fountain, the Cliks (Tommy Boy/Warner Music), Death From Above 1979 and Metric (Last Gang Records); Pittsburgh’s Shade, Wisconsin’s […]

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Off the Dial Podcast 2009.P17 ~ “When the snapshots fly, lawsuits begin”

The first podcast of 2009 is dedicated to all the great albums that came out in 2008. We feature fantastic music from Calgary groups Damn Dirty Ape, GutterAwl (Tonto is Jesus Records) and Inner Surge (Cyclone Records); Canadian artists Hey Rosetta! (Sonic Records), Hospital Grade, Mother Mother (Last Gang Records) and Sylvie (Smallman Records); plus […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P16 ~ “Comfort will not be found inside dreams”

The podcast returns with a host of indie artists. Featuring Rum Runner (Calgary), Sylvie (Smallman Records, Regina), Sarah Blackwood (Stomp Records) and These Electric Lives (Toronto), Priestess (INDICA Records, Montreal), Innes Wilson & His Opposition (Guelph, ON), …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Electric Touch (Justice Records, Austin, TX), Portugal. […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P15 ~ “Another politician with a debt on his head”

For our 15th podcast episode, we feature music by artists with something political to say, or even just a bit of a political slant or reference. You’ll hear tracks from Calgary’s the Motherfuckers, the Turrettes, Madcowboys, the Rocky Fortune and GutterAwl; plus music from Hell-Cat Records artists Lars Frederikson and the Bastards and the Unseen, […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P14 ~ “Tell me where we plan to be”

At long last, the latest Off the Dial podcast has arrived with songs from Calgary’s Somastate, Regina’s Sylvie, Hamilton’s Bass Lions (Nevado Records), Burlington’s Saint Alvia (minus the “Cartel”) and from Montreal, One Night Band (Stomp Records); Ra Ra Riot (Barsuk Records), Portugal. The Man and the Descendents (Fat Wreck Chords); plus Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P13 ~ “I’m willing to make love to concrete”

For this episode, we focus on all things heavy, from rock to metal to thrash featuring Calgary acts Truck, Caveat, Inner Surge, the Turrettes; U.K. act Thunderbird 13, Epitaph artists Death By Stereo, Nine Inch Nails, Rollins Band, Toronto’s Tripchord (Cyclone Records), Newfoundland’s Bucket Truck and Quebec’s Priestess (INDICA Records) plus a bonus track! Download: […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P12 ~ “July rolls around with the same old shit”

The latest Off the Dial podcast celebrates all things Stampede with barely any country music! Included are songs from Calgary bands the Motherfuckers (Handsome Dan Records), the Turrettes, the Rocky Fortune and the Summerlad (Saved By Radio) plus tracks from Fat Wreck Chord artists Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Against Me! and NOFX plus […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P11 ~ “They all need homes for all their chromosomes”

We start off this podcast with the music of Veritas before celebrating this year’s x929 Xposure winners, playing tracks from the Fast Romantics, Secret Broadcast, Kilbourne and the Summerlad (Saved By Radio). We also go back to a couple of last year’s winners, Hot Little Rocket and Cranston Foundation. We then play the ska music […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P10 ~ “I built this place with broken parts”

We celebrate the tenth episode of Off the Dial by bringing you the first ever Podcast Album Review, featuring the music of Nine Inch Nails‘ “The Slip“. We play the entire album from beginning to end and talk about the songs, how Trent Reznor is giving the album away for free and details of the […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P09 ~ “Learned how to lie and not get caught, More piss in the melting pot”

We’ve kept things brief in episode number nine but there’s still plenty of excellent music to be heard. We feature music from Calgary punk artists the Turrettes, Madcowboys, Motherfuckers, highlight the music of Tiger Army who’s playing the Warehouse May 1st (Epitaph/Hell-Cat Records), NOFX, American Steel and No Use For A Name who are all […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P08 ~ “I resent the fact you resent me”

We returned to the Gateway to Hell Studios for episode number eight and had a special guest join us! Jesse J. Powell of the Pine Tarts brought some cool (largely) local indie music, talked about the scene and generally had a good time. We played tracks by the Ostrich, Pitchin’ Woo, the Ex-Boyfriends, Seven Story […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P07 ~ “The pig’s spitting taxes and unwanted tasks”

This episode of Off the Dial features music from Calgary’s Damn Dirty Ape, Ontario’s the Flatliners (another Fat Wreck Chords artist), the now defunct Death From Above 1979, Metric (both from Last Gang Records), Juno nominees Wintersleep, Alaska’s Portugal. The Man, Seattle’s Valis (Small Stone Records), Sweeden’s the Hives (Epitaph) and Juliette and the Licks […]

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Off the Dial podcast 2008.P06 ~ “Bigger man says he’s got love for everyone”

Since we’ve just returned from Jamaica, this episode is reggae and ska themed! Featuring the music of Calgary’s Cranston Foundation and Five Star Affair, plus Vancouver’s the Elixxxirs, London’s Staylefish, Kingston’s Bedouin Soundclash, Montreal’s Jah Cutta, Burlington’s Saint Alvia Cartel (all three from Stomp Records), Hellcat Records artists the Aggrolites and the Slackers, Fat Wreck […]

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Off the Dial podcast P05 ~ “did anyone really expect to win a race already fixed?”

This extra-long episode of the podcast is an all-punk extravaganza. Featuring music from Calgary bands Anti-Social Club (MySpace), Madcowboys (MySpace), the Motherfuckers (MySpace), Rum Runner (MySpace), the Turrettes (MySpace); Epitaph artists Bad Religion (web site), Gallows (web site), Hot Water Music (web site), Pennywise (web site), Refused (web site); Fat Wreck Chords artists Descendents (web […]

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Off the Dial podcast P04 ~ “Because every inch of hope, becomes a world of shame”

2008 starts with not one but two podcasts in January. This episode features music from Calgary bands the Ostrich (MySpace), Axis of Conversation (Web Site, MySpace), Fox Opera (MySpace), Günther (Web Site, MySpace) and the now dufunct Veritas; plus Edmonton’s Whitey Houston (Web Site, MySpace, Rectangle Records), Winnipeg’s burnthe8track (Web Site, MySpace, Curve Music) and […]

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Off the Dial podcast P03 ~ “Score another point for the herd mentality”

2008 kicks off with a special episode of Off the Dial. Calgary’s Inner Surge (MySpace, Web Site) join us in the studio to talk about their new album, “An Offering“, it’s accompanying artwork (by Shaun Freisen), political and social issues and squealing pigs. We exclusively preview three tracks from the forth-coming album and sandwich it […]

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Off the Dial podcast P02 ~ “An ultraviolent call summoning both poet and thrall”

This month; music from Calgary bands Secret Broadcast (MySpace), You Are A Weapon (MySpace, WebSite), GutterAwl (MySpace), Damn Dirty Ape (MySpace), Canadian acts Wintersleep (MySpace, Web Site) and the Most Serene Republic (MySpace, Web Site) plus Anit-Flag (MySpace, Web Site, Fat Wreck Chords), Bad Religion (MySpace, Web Site, Epitaph), Gallows (MySpace, Web Site) and the […]

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Off the Dial podcast P01 ~ “I have no idea what you are talking about”

The inaugural episode of “Off the Dial” features music from Creature Republic (MySpace), Cranston Foundation (MySpace), the Rocky Fortune (Web Site, MySpace), Wagbeard, Hot Little Rocket (Web Site, MySpace), the Fast Romantics (Web Site, MySpace), the Mood, Radiohead (Web Site) & Nine Inch Nails (Web Site, MySpace). Direct Download: kMNR v2007.P01.mp3

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Video of the Day: Gallows ~ “Cross of Lorraine”

Watford, England hardcore punk outfit Gallows are a determined lot. After the departure of front-man and founding memeber Frank Carter in 2011, many fans were concerned this would signal the end of the group. Instead, Carter went off to do his own thing in Pure Love while the group went in search of a new […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Fucked Up ~ “Inside a Frame”

Although I can’t say I’ve been on board for a long time (not for lack of interest but for lack of knowledge) but I’m quietly a big Fucked Up fan. The Toronto hardcore punk group has garnered accolades and even won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2009 for their album the Chemistry of Common Life. This […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Muse ~ “Follow Me”

This week, Muse released their latest video for “Follow Me” off of this years album the 2nd Law. This video just makes me want to see them live again. Really badly. Although I’m not thoroughly blown away by the 2nd Law, this is a great track that would be even better if it were a […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: 12.12.12 Sandy Relief Not-Nirvana Reunion feat. Sir Paul McCartney

So, the dust has settled. The rumours were kinda true. Paul McCartney took to the stage at MSG last night for the 12.12.12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief and he did in fact play with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. According to McCartney, he did in fact jam with the three recently and […]

News, Video

Rumoured Nirvana Reunion to Feature Paul McCartney???

Well, this is one way to wake a sleeping beast. After months of neglecting this site, I’ve decided now is the time to re-emerge and tell you about a rumour regarding tonight’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief concert. According to the UK tabloid the Sun, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear will reunite as Nirvana […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: the Tragically Hip ~ “At Transformation”

Canada’s rock darlings the Tragically Hip released a new single last month called “At Transformation”, the first track from a new album supposedly titled And Now for Plan A set for a fall release. Last week, the band revealed the music video for the track which not only features vocalist Gord Downie reciting the opening […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Muse ~ the 2nd Law ~ Album Trailer

I needed something music related to get super excited about. Lately it’s been milk, bread, cycling, movies, television, cigarettes (if you can guess what this mock-up reference is from, you’re a friend of mine). In case you hadn’t heard, Muse are coming out with a new album this year. We now know it’s going to […]

Interviews, News, Video

MetalFest organizer Nate Reno talks with SteveyRae Show

This June, Calgary Metalfest will adorn the confines of four venues to play host to a lengthy list of metal bands from around Alberta and even the world. Organized by Big Nate Productions, Metalfest starts with a kickoff party at Vern’s on Jun 7th followed by a show at Dickens Pub on June 8th and […]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Beastie Boys ~ “Gratitude”

More than a day after hearing the sad news of MCA‘s passing, it’s still a tough pill to swallow. I’ll be honest here; I was moved to tears yesterday. I’ve always been a big fan of the Beastie Boys but I never thought Adam Yauch‘s passing would affect me this much. Watching all the tributes […]

News

RIP Adam Yauch

I never thought I would be affected like this. I received the awful news of Adam Yauch‘s (AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys) passing within the hour and I’ve been super bummed. I only wish I could keep it together to give him a proper tribute but all I’ve got is this: R.I.P. Adam. You […]

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