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.
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We’re recording two thematically themed episodes a night! Here’s the scheduled line-up:
Monday January 30: Doors at 7 PM, first taping 8:00 PM TICKETS
Episode 1: Is rock music dead? – with Carl Wilson, Shad, and Jasmyn Burke of Weaves
Episode 2: Do women thrive in the music biz? – with Denise Donlon, Sandy Miranda of Fucked Up, and April Aliermo of Hooded Fang/Phèdre
Tuesday January 31: Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:30 PM TICKETS
Episode 3: The Sadies In Conversation and Performance – Dallas Good, Travis Good, Michael Belitsky, and Sean Dean chat about the Sadies and play a few songs too
Episode 4: How do our voices work? – with Bad Singer author Tim Falconer, voice coach Micah Barnes, Damian Abraham of Fucked Up, and Casey Mecija
Wednesday February 1: Doors at 7 PM, first taping 8:00 PM TICKETS
Episode 5: Why have indie-rock and indie gaming fallen in love? – with Mare Sheppard, Raigan Burns, and Shaun Hatton of Laser Destroyer Team/Megashaun
Episode 6: Are we too desperate to be famous? – with Nirvanna the Band the Show and Anne T. Donahue
Admission to each taping is FREE! Please consider coming early and staying for both tapings! Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for updates. Oh, and watch the promo below!
Lee Paradise is the stage name of an endlessly creative young man from Toronto named Daniel Lee. Over the past few years he’s been a key figure in unique bands like Hooded Fang and Phèdre and he co-founded the Daps Records label. This past April, Pleasence Records and not unlike released the excellent Lee Paradise album Water Palace Kingdom and he’s been keeping busy ever since. On Friday November 14, Lee Paradise performs at Long Winter at the Great Hall in Toronto and, to mark the occasion, Daniel and I talked about two record labels, one record, why Lee Paradise was necessary, getting personal, going down to the basement to make a new Hooded Fang record, stress and on-stage meltdowns in Montreal, amoureux, pissing in a sink, love can be crude, tears and water and emo, making clean music dirty, making interesting music reggae, reacting to and reflecting Toronto, competitive juices, a normal crazy family life, not loving music school, rapping as Able D, Beastie Boys and Wu-Tang Clan, seeing shows at the Music Gallery as a kid, battles of the bands at the Opera House, high-speed electronic music, the Harris Institute is not like DeVry, why Daps Records came to be, making a living as an artist these days, selling out and making ethical decisions, sludginess, surf rock and Joe Meek, Hooded Fang’s musical journey, control versus collaboration, limitations are good, Hooded Fang tour dates including a Nov. 29 show at the Silver Dollar in Toronto, Moss Lime, Fixture Records, Milk Lines, Daps Records is still a thing, the song “Farisian,” and then it’s paradise lost.
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