JOYFULTALK‘s Jay Crocker and Shawn Dicey talk the South Shore, Calgary, musical freedom, lobster zones, Plurality Trip out via Constellation Records, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the Long Winter festival on Friday March 24, 2017. Our guests included a Toronto music venue discussion panel featuring April Aliermo (Hooded Fang, Phèdre), Brian Wong (It’s Not U It’s Me), Greg Benedetto (Not Dead Yet Fest), and Kevin Ritchie (NOW Magazine), actor and comedian Pat Thornton (Filth City, Cousins, Different Times), and award-winning Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Photos by Rick Clifford. House band is The Bicycles. Produced by Long Winter and Vish Khanna. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.
Cousins is an excellent two-piece band from Halifax, Nova Scotia featuring Leigh Dotey and Aaron Mangle. They make an impassioned, fun kind of indie-rock and their latest album, The Halls of Wickwire, is rad and out now via Hand Drawn Dracula Records. A few weeks ago at the Halifax Pop Explosion, Aaron took me for a drive and chat while he was running errands. Here, Aaron and I discuss running stopping signs and narrowly missing a limo, Aaron’s 1985 Mercedes Benz station wagon, in the Maritimes the pedestrian is the king of the road, Athens Restaurant, fancy car vacuum, stopping by a Halifax liquor store, Aaron’s house show featuring Joyful Talk, Jon Mckiel, and Freelove Fenner, Boxing Rock Beer from Shelburne Nova Scotia, house comedy shows, Wolfville Nova Scotia, King’s College, 19+ or 30+, security, no hoods, Back to the Future, Reduce Reuse Recycle Responsible, Jay Crocker’s car, the bands Bad Vibrations and Husband and Knife, down at the Khyber, Charles Austin’s Ultramagnetic Studio, there’s Cold Specks, Sarah Mangle, Aaron is a letter carrier for Canada Post, weird mail, oh I meant weed mail, the new Khyber, asbestos, city ruses, meeting people, Aaron Levin from Weird Canada, some background about Cousins and their new album The Halls of Wickwire, Aaron’s late, beloved grandmother and her influence on Cousins, Leigh from Cousins, Ben from PS I Love You, psychic grandmother and the game of Scat, Nicole from Aux and two North of America records, the song “Body,” a murder mystery, specific writing, Cousins is taking a break, yelling at Paul from PS I Love You, the song “Death Man,” and then we were alone.
Related links: cousinscousins.bandcamp.com handdrawndracula.com vishkhanna.com
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