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Monthly Archives: December 2008

This Thursday December 18th at 7PM CKXU will be presenting a special screening of The Flaming Lips movie “Christmas On Mars” at Galileos in the SU!

If you’re a Lips fan, you have likely seen the 2005 doc Fearless Freaks and been salivating for Christmas on Mars ever since. In the making since 2001, this holiday special has been long awaited by Lips fans and movie freaks alike. Premiered at the 2008 SXSW and making its way across the nation, I have missed every chance to see this doc on a big screen and now CKXU is making it happen!

Tell all your friends and bring some guests. Admission is Free! Plus CKXU will be giving away some wicked cool Flaming Lips merch.
Check out this official trailer:
and this unofficial (but longer!) trailer:

Lethbridge is under a winter storm warning. I am well afraid to go outside….

Artist – Track Title – Album * = Canadian

1. Friendly Fires – Paris – Friendly Fires

2. Polysics – Mr. Psycho Psycho – Now Is the Time!

3. Of Montreal – I was Never Young – The Sunlandic Twins

4. *Contrived – Attention (black ops.) – Black, Blank, Blank

5. *Safety Show – The Uninvited – Blackwater

6. *Ghost House – Snow Day – The Old Ghost House

7. Shearwater – On the Death of the Waters – Rook

8. Jenny Lewis – Trying My Best to Love You – Acid Tongues

9. James Yorkston – Tortoise Regrets Hare – When the Haar Goes In

10. *Rah Rah – Tentacles – Going Steady

11. *The World Provider – Hard Feelings – Hard Feelings

12. *The Russian Futurists – The First Five Times – Do You Trust Your Friends?

13. *The Coast – All Farewells – The Coast

14. *Brian Borcherdt – While I Was Asleep – Coyotes

15. Okkervil River – Last Love Song for Now – Black Sheep Bpy Appendix

16. Los Campesinos – You’ll Need Those Fingers For Crossing – We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

17. Sufjan Stevens – Dear Mr. Supercomputer – The Avalanche

18. Jonas Reinhart – Worm Punching the Struggling Fires – Jonas Rienhart

19. *The Ostrich – Tunafish Disaster Film – Alberta Boom! Mixtape

20. *The Wicked Awesomes – Somewhere in Noweheresville – Alberta Boom! Mixtape

21. *Endangered Ape – Last Shitmas

Pick of the Week: Tie between Endangered Ape’s (and company…) Holiday track “Last Shitmas” (recorded with many very very good friends, a pint of grown-up egg nog and around a hand held voice recorder with real live sleigh bells. E Ape, you are holiday spirit personified. xo) and Rah Rah’s “Tentacles” (which is a song I cannot get sick of, no matter how hard I try.)

Also, check out CBC Radio 3’s music news. A good source for a smattering of interesting things. That is, if you haven’t already heard about it on Twitter.

Last night, I joined Lethbridge lo-fi favorites Endangered Ape and a few special guest’s to record a soon-to-be classic Christmas song. 6 takes, 5 glasses of grown- up egg nog and 1 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer claymation special later we put together a memory which may take years to forget.

Infused with real live sleigh bells and enough Christmas cheer to make even Santa want to throw up, this track is nothing but sheer love and happiness.

Lyrics and track available at E Ape’s blog.

But if you can wait, I will be airing it tonight on CKXU during my  live radio show tonight.

David Bryne, In Calgary, Febuary 28th 2009. Holy F!

I have my ticket…how about you?

Check out tour dates, how to get tickets and much much more at davidbyrne.com.

A wicked couple weeks for my music soul.

Martha Wainwright at the The Grand in Calgary, tickets won from CBC Radio 3 (Thanks guys!):
Amazing show, Martha was in all her quirky glory and won over the audience from the first breathy note. Brian Borcherdt (you know, that guy from Holy Fuck) opened with a few songs from his solo release. I haven’t really gotten into his solo music all that much, but his live performance was so heart melting I foresee several mix tape appearances in the near future.

As for Martha herself, what can I say? She stole every heart in the place and returned them in better condition. An amazing performance, mostly stuff from her new album and a Leonard Cohen tribute. An intimate show, The Grand was the perfect venue but I am still a little jealous of this

The Grand

The Grand

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***Photo’s courtesy of fellow concert goer Dustin Alen.

Alberta Boom Tour:

As previously posted, the Alberta Boom Tour was everything right about Alberta punk rock. I sadly missed the Lethbridge show due to crazy Alberta weather but the Calgary and Edmonton shows made up for that. Wicked sets by all the bands and even two bums for the price of one…

Check out these posts from Endangerd Ape blog and Off The Dial.

Lastly Pbone, CKXU’s music director, did a wicked pick’s of 2008 for Earshot! that you should totally check out.

Artist –  Track Title – Album * = Canadian

Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling into Pieces – In Rainbows

David Byrne and Brain Eno – Everything that Happens – Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

Mogwai – My Father My King – My Father My King

*Beija Flor – Northern Figures – The Quiet One and the Lonely One

The Decemberists – When the War Came – The Crane Wife

*Women – Group Transport Hall – Him Who is There

*Chrisariffic – Untitled – Him Who is There

Fleetwood Mac (live) – Not that Funny – Fleetwood Mac Live

*Brian Borcherdt – While I was Asleep – Coyotes

*Great Lake Swimmers – Eyes on the Prize – Song Sung Blue EP

*The O Voids – On Fire – The O Voids/ Wicked Awesomes 7inch split

*The Wicked Awesomes – Fighting the Wolf Spirit – The O Voids/Wicked Awesomes 7inch split

*Endangered Ape – Tales of a Survivalist Horror pt. 2 – Check out Mammoth Cave Records for the mp3’s of the Alberta Boom mixtape.

Portastic – And I was a Boy From School – Some Small History

*Anathallo – Bells – Canopy Glow

Thom York – Skip Divided – The Eraser

Pick of the Week: David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today. Eno and Bryne together again! Check out this live stream from their website, they are all too happy to share the love.