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Ep. #8: Joshua Kloke on the Tragically Hip and ‘Escape is at Hand’

Ah, the Sunday evening podcast launch. Social media suicide! It’ll be worth it though. On this episode, I head down to the Speed River in Guelph to speak to Tragically Hip superfan, Joshua Kloke, who is celebrating the release of his memoir about the band, Escape is At Hand, with a book launch at the Supermarket in Toronto on Monday July 24. Check it out.

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http://eternalcavalierpress.com/

 

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Ep. #7: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

One of my favourite bands ever is the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and they’ve got a few Canadian tour dates coming up soon (including Sled Island this week and Ontario shows next month). I called up Jon Spencer for a chat about what things have been like since the band started playing together again and the ebb and flow of independent culture. After a nice talk about our kids and Levon Helm, we got into it.

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http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/

 

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Ep. #6: Mark Andersen on the Clash + Kid Koala on Space Cadet

On this episode, I take a closer look at the final years of one of the best rock band of all time, the Clash. While some fans and critics dismiss them, a new book called We Are the Clash: The Last Stand of The Only Band That Mattered is in progress that aims the right some wrongs. Co-author and Washington D.C. social activist Mark Andersen, who by the way, introduced Fugazi at their first ever show at the Wilson Center in 1987, joins me to discuss the Clash and the kickstarter campaign to get the book going. Also, Montreal turntablist Kid Koala is at the Luminato Festival in Toronto this week with a special version of his Space Cadet show, bringing his graphic novel to live in a really unique way.

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http://wearetheclash.com/

http://kidkoala.com/

 

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