Check out my conversation with Sarah Litt!
We talk about:
– Sarah’s career as an agent in the music industry (and her path to get there)
– Being a woman in the punk scene
– Putting on all-ages punk shows in Northumberland County back in the day and her advice to people trying to do that now
– Living with and learning to manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– How the work Sarah does keeps her well!
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Check out my conversation with Adilson Jacobs!
We talk about WWOOFING at Fifth Wind Farm, picking up guitar and developing songwriting and recording skills during his travels, and all the unreal experiences that have got him where he is.
I’m also proud to announce that we’ll be playing a recording of one of Adilson’s original songs for the very first time!
Don’t miss it, this guy has quite the story.
wish you were gay by Billie Eilish
Lip Service by Natalie Sweet
Hope by Adilson
Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
Check out my conversation (with beautiful co-host, Natalie!) with Chase and Brett of 172 Simcoe St. in Peterborough!
We talk all about their new venue (and their opening this Saturday!), the local live music scenes, their band, Bonnavilles, their major beef with another local band (get your hot scoop here…;)), what community means and how punk rock contributes to building community, and lots more!
Quit Your Job by Chixdiggit!
Short Attention by Fizzy Bangers
Cleaver, Maddening, Annoying by Short Attention
Better Part by Bonnavilles
Check out the Podcast HERE!
Check out my conversation with Sam and Kathy about:
– Sam’s music career
– What Sam’s working on these days
– Taking care of one another at shows
– Why parents should support their kids in participating in local music and playing shows
– How music keeps Sam well
– The value of investing in recording your own music
– The local all-ages music scene
– The problems Sam and his friends have run into trying to book shows in Cobourg
– We do some world-building around the need for all-ages music venues
The Depths by Cleopatrick
Transparency by Catch-22
Closer by Cale Crowe
Photograph by Sam and Alicia
Listen to the Podcast (recorded at Rotilicious) HERE!
Check out our conversation where Brett and I chat about:
– How Brett got into music
– How music keeps him well
– The details on Brett’s long time band, This! is a Crisis (and some updates on his other bands too!)
– Promoting DIY shows
– DIY punk communities
– Why we love punk rock (and how we first got into it)
– How music keeps Brett well
– Medical cannabis use and how it’s beneficial
– Some comments on the new cannabis legislation
– Which strains of cannabis we find most beneficial for managing our symptoms
Nothing Is Fair in Love and War by Dead and Divine
It All Comes Down to You by This! Is a Crisis
High Cholesterol by Keep Flying
A Message To You Rudy by The Specials
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE!
Check out my interview with Evan Rose!
We chat about:
– Gunt‘s recent mini tour
– How Evan found and fell in love with music
– Using music as an outlet and how that contributes to being well
– The benefits of learning music
– Our mutual deep love of Propagandhi
– How Evan acquired a jam space turned punk show venue in the basement of a roti restaurant
– The challenge of dealing with jerks at shows as a promoter- and how they avoid having to deal with that at the Roti
– Evan’s advice for the folks in Northumberland County trying to revitalize the DIY music scene here
– The update on Gunt (new singer and new recordings!)
– How people can support their local music scene
Edraculation by Black Cat Attack
Without Love by Propagandhi
Dun Dun by Gunt
Suffer in Silence by Antixx
Thanks to Kristie Salter for the awesome photos and Rotilicious for providing the space!
July 13 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version.
Check out my chat with Backyard Riot about folk punk, problematic favs, working on their new EP, all-ages shows, DIY, and their show at the Downtown Port Hope bandshell!
Featuring their tunes, as well as tunes by Jason Nagy and FEELS FINE!!
June 29 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version.
My guests, Julian Warme and Maury Core (with a special appearance from Mike Grove(s)(er)!) of Avem and I discuss things like:
- Why Avem Started
- Who Avem is
- What birdcore is
- Their songwriting process while living across the country from one another
- The process of recording their new EP
- The inspiration for their songs
- Why birds are so darn cool
- What we can learn from birds
- Being yourself even if you were hatched from a rotten egg
- The good ol’ days of Northumberland County Early 2000s Punk
- What kind of show-goers we each are
- Julian and Maury’s favourite birds
LIVE June 15 at 8pm on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio
LISTEN HERE if you missed it live.
Check out my chat with Wayne Kennedy!
“Wayne Kennedy has all the defiant passion and mad vocal energy you would hear with a punk band but performed by strumming the ever-loving-sh*t out of an acoustic guitar. For 11 years, Wayne Kennedy has been heavily involved within the independent music scene of Southern Ontario. From performing in punk bands, The Red District, and Television Warfare, to being a well known music promoter. Most notably, he was behind the infamous $2 Punk Shows at The Spill in Peterborough, and the Moustache Club in Oshawa, from 2012 to 2016. Wayne Kennedy started performing as an acoustic punk songwriter in 2014. He has performed at various festivals across Ontario, such as KOI Fest, Broken Arts Fest, and Peterborough L.I.V.E. Wayne has also spoken at high-schools, colleges, and universities, about songwriting, and his experiences building music scenes from the ground up and adhering strongly to a D.I.Y. work ethic.”
LISTEN HERE if you missed it live!
Join Lyss and guests, Jesse, Zoe, and Olivia of Deviants and the Odd Man Out to discuss things like:
Their new album, Sink or Swim
The process behind the album
Songwriting process, reoccuring themes lyrically
The progression of the band (how and why it started)
Upcoming shows (lots of local shows coming up!)
The local music scene
Making a living as a musician
Being a transgender musician
Parenting when you’re when a trans punk band
Deviants and the Odd Man Out are a three-piece, ear-influenced grunge band who writes original songs, plays locally often, and loves to have fun and get their message out.
Their brand new album, “Sink or Swim”, is officially being released June 2, but you can buy it starting NOW. Contact the band via social media to get a copy!
From Gareth Vieira’s interview with Zoey on Dispatches From a Small Town: “If we can even show 1, 2, 3 people it’s okay to be who you are and that you can do normal things, maybe we can have some influence on the next generation behind us. Honestly, at the end of the day, we just love playing music.”
“One fan wanted to know which older Against Me! songs referenced Grace’s wish to transition before she did. She said, “‘Searching for a Former Clarity’ with the line, ‘Confessing childhood secrets of dressing up in women’s clothes. Compulsions I never knew the reasons to.’ Both ‘The Disco Before the Breakdown’ and ‘Tonight We’re Gonna Give It 35%’ are about gender dysphoria. ‘Pretty Girls,’ pretty much all of [Against Me!’s 2005 album] Searching for a Former Clarity is about it, I guess, except for the obvious anti-war songs. At the time, the band was facing intense scrutiny from the punk scene about the politics of what label we were or weren’t on. That album was me saying, ‘I don’t even care about these things. Do you really want to know how it feels on the inside right now and what I’m really thinking about?'” – Rolling Stone
“We have a song on the album called I’m a Transvest-lite where I talk about crossdressing and how I secretly did it when I was a teenager. And now I’m open about it.
After this record, pretty much all my secrets are out there, so I’ve lost all pride and shame, which are two things no one really should have.” – Fat Mike via CBC