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Ep. #295: Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is a gifted, outspoken musician and artist who originally hails from Barranquilla, Colombia but has lived in Canada for a decade now. Based in Toronto, Pimienta was featured on the cover of NOW Magazine earlier this year, discussing racism in Toronto’s music community and she’s a key vocalist on A Tribe Called Red’s latest album, We Are the Halluci Nation. She’s renowned for writing challenging electronic music and singing impassioned songs in Spanish, as evident on her excellent new record, La Papessa. Lido Pimienta is a featured performer at Stay Out of the Mall XV, a benefit concert for the Canadian Cancer Society and Guelph Food Bank, which I co-organize, and this year takes place on Thursday December 15 and Friday December 16 at the Ebar in Guelph. Lido and I caught up recently to discuss empowerment, white supremacy, racism, hope, feeling in music, enlightenment, language openings, love, inclusivity, her song “QQTVB (Quiero Que Te Vaya Bien)” and much more.

Related links: twitter.com/LidoPimienta vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #289: Lonely Parade

Lonely Parade is a fantastic band from Peterborough, Ontario consisting of Augusta Veno on guitar, Anwyn Climenhage on drums, and Charlotte Dempsey on bass. Formed around five years ago, Lonely Parade are childhood friends and excellent musicians who have toured throughout most of eastern Canada three times already, even though Augusta is 21 and Anwyn and Charlotte are both 18 years old. They’ve earned a loyal following based on their sophisticated, heartfelt, and humourous rock songs. Out this past September, No Shade is their third album and one of the finest records of 2016. The Lonely Parade are playing the fifteenth edition of Stay Out of the Mall on Friday December 16 at the Ebar in Guelph. We actually caught up at the CFRU studios when they were in Guelph this past October for an interesting and revealing chat about the ups and downs of living in Peterborough, teenaged touring and travelling, many states, courses and studying, childhood dance classes together, highland dancing and me in a kilt, a knife in my sock, bad dancing and zoo keeping, Riverview Park & Zoo, getting into music at 11 or 12 years old, leap year aging, when Ani’s dad John played drums in the Celtic punk band Mahones who should not be confused with Ramones, drum maintenance, elementary school jazz band with Ani and Charlotte, not slapping the bass, the Inbreds and Label Obscura, Jill Staveley of the Burning Hell and Trent Radio, Dave Ullrich and Zunior, Mike O’Neill’s bass playing, Augusta’s guitar playing and Girls Rock Camp and reconnecting with Ani and Charlotte and high school, piano playing, performing at their parents’ dinner parties, Yesterday’s Socks and math rock, starting the Toxic Markers five or six years ago before becoming Lonely Parade, dark humour, “My Mom Got Hit On at a Punk Show,” CBC Radio 3, Strokes and White Stripes and formative influences, cool parents, the Tragically Hip’s Trouble at the Henhouse, the cold road, a candle in the car, missing keys and Wax Mannequin and the pocket system, fast food, little scenes, Charlotte the organizer, Girls Rock Camp’s purpose and potency, everyday sexism, ageism, the new album No Shade and working with Jose Contreras, progressing as songwriters, writing about things that used to bug them, new songs, highland dancing, a day planner, Puberty Hands and cruisin’, painting and photography and an art collective, the song “Duck Hunt,” and then the parade was a little less lonely.

Related links: thelonelyparade.com vishkhanna.com

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STAY OUT OF THE MALL XV – DEC. 15 & 16 2016 – EBAR – GUELPH

KYEO & Kazoo! Fest! Present:
Stay Out of the Mall XV

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Thursday December 15, 2016:

Jennifer Castle

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Jennifer Castle is a musician from Toronto, Canada.   Her most recent record of original songs, Pink City, was short-listed for the 2015 Polaris Prize. She has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.  She has worked alongside visual artists and dancers, most notably as composer for Toronto Dance Theatre’s presentation of Henderson/Castle:Voyager, which was presented by The National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her music has appeared in movies by Atom Egoyan and Bruce La Bruce.  She is known both for her ability to write a song that gets stuck in your head and her improvisation technique, which gives her live performance a feeling of fleeting sponteniety.  She is releasing new music spring 2017.

Lido Pimienta

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Lido Pimienta (b.1986) is a Toronto-based Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

In 2010 Pimienta saw the release of her first album Color LP, she toured Latin America, USA and Europe gaining international recognition not only as a music performer but as advocate for Women in technology and Arts and the reformation of immigration policies in Canada. In 2012 she created Bridges, a multi-disciplinary festival featuring artists and musicians from South America and Canada working in similar ways as a way to break with Latin pre-conceptions and in 2013 she created Girl Talkz, a curated show featuring female-up-and-coming performing artists in Toronto. Pimienta released her second album La Papessa, which is one of the most acclaimed albums of 2016.

Culture Reject

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Lo-Fi Pop hero Culture Reject is the musical identity of Toronto’s Michael O’Connell. His debut record of home recordings (WhiteWhale Records, CANADA) in 2009, mixed byAndy Magoffin (Constantines, Great Lakes Swimmers, Hidden Cameras) began a cycle of touring the US, Canada, UK and Europe This led to the sophomore vinyl releaseof Forces (Specific Recordings, FRANCE) in 2013. Chasing the “bold, new Canadian Sound….” the growing international audience comes as much out of a love for his dynamic live show as for his underground anthems, “Inside the Cinema,” “Blueprint” and “Talkin Easy.” Culture Reject is fresh from his 5th solo European tour in support of his latest EP, Heavy Destination Blues.

Friday December 16, 2016

Horsey Craze

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Canada’s most ragged tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

The Magic

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Steamy summer twilights mean it’s time to fall for a little night Magic. Blue-eyed synth soul with an ’80s bent, The Magic transcend time and place on Night Falling, their long-awaited follow-up to the 2012 debut, Ragged Gold. The duo of Geordie and Evan Gordon spent four years crafting the record, during time off as touring members of Islands. Born in Guelph, Ontario, The Magic (no relation to the Toronto reggae band) was once a full band, featuring old friends and top Toronto players; early drafts of these tracks featured an extended cast and were recorded in L.A. and Cologne. In the hot summer of 2015, however, the brothers scrapped those sessions and retreated to Geordie’s non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto, where the two of them moulded a sparse, haunting new sound that focused on Geordie’s ever-evolving croon and falsetto, with sonic nods to Sade, Hall & Oates, Haim and Blood Orange. Evan took the tracks back to the studio in the brothers’ childhood home in Guelph (their father, James, is a nationally known folk singer) and fine-tuned Night Falling over the course of a year, with occasional help from Roger Leavens (Diana, Born Ruffians, Owen Pallett). Solid pop songs, spacious synth explorations and Geordie’s suave charisma add up to one of 2016’s sweetest sonic pleasures. Behold and marvel: The Magic!

Lonely Parade

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Lonely Parade is a band of three egotistical, stubborn childhood best friends from Peterborough, ON who play post-punk indie music. They’ve been playing together for nearly 5 years, and recently released their second album No Shade through their own label Sleepwalk Tapes.

TIX AT THE DOOR EACH NIGHT:
$15 or $12 w/non-perishable donation for the Guelph Food Bank

The ebar
41 Quebec St. Guelph, ON
AA/Lic.
10 PM Doors

All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County towards leukemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall
Listen to this music on CFRU 93.3 FM
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