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Blue Rodeo: the chicken and mashed potatoes of Canadian music
By Sheri Block
There are few things that have stuck around since the 80's. Waterslides, VCR's, music videos and indoor amusement parks are some that come to mind. Blue Rodeo, the endearing band that has become part of Canadian culture, has also survived. Their current 2000 release the days in between has marked the third decade that they have been putting out records, something few can accomplish with such sustained talent and calibre.
The band formed in 1984 and released their debut Outskirts in 1987. Drummer Glenn Milchem joined the group in 1991 but he comments that when the other members started the band at this time they didn't think it would last this long.
Our Lady Peace fans 'catch the fish' at concert
By Christine Povey
Happiness may not be a fish that you can catch, but that doesn't seem to bother fans of Our Lady Peace. Our Lady Peace took Canada by storm seven years ago and their popularity just seems to keep growing. Their recent concert in Saskatoon seemed to make most people who attended very happy.
Many Regina fans were disappointed that the band wasn't making a stop in Regina for "The World is a Blister" tour, but guitarist Mike Turner says there isn't really anything they could do about it.
"We don't know what's wrong with this tour. We went from Thunder Bay to Calgary to Edmonton and now we're in Saskatoon. On the road to Calgary we were thinking 'Why can't we just play Saskatoon right now? We're three hours away from it!' It's like someone was in an office throwing darts at a map for this tour," Turner admits after their sound check that afternoon.
by Tanis Fowler
After only three years in the music business, people are already telling the members of Arkadia to quit their day jobs.
Songwriter and guitarist Stephan Lentzos says that they never considered that in the beginning.
"This started out as just a hobby, I mean it was something that we did just because we loved to play music. Since that time, a lot has happened."
The Greek band of nine started playing together at festivals like Mosaic, Motif, and FolkFest. In 1999, they released a cd called The Bridge / H Yefera, which received several nominations at the 5th Annual Greek Music Awards in Toronto, and "Karthiochtipi" won Song of the Year. Singer Ioana Hasapis was overwhelmed by the news.
Old Wicked Songs leaves lasting impression
by Paula Pacey
Old Wicked Songs, the Globe Theatre's latest production opened to a packed house last Thursday.
Playwright Jon Marans began working on Old Wicked Songs in 1990. He was in attendence for the performance and later told of his musical experiences which he encountered in Vienna to members of the audience. Vienna is also the setting of the play. Marans was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1996 with "Old Wicked Songs", which sent performances of the piece across Canada and The United States.
Canadian DJ Kid Koala scratching his way to the top
by Vincent Ziffle
Just who is Kid Koala? Those with ears to the underground may have heard of this dexterous master of turntable manipulation--one who has caused great anticipation at the thought of an LP release, first mentioned four long years ago.
Otherwise known as Eric San, the vinyl virtuoso from Montreal has been spinning for over a decade. He has been crafting his sickeningly skillful styles to a level that has gained him the title of 12th best turntablist in the world by Spin magazine, as well as a 1996 DMC scratching championship.
Unlike any other in terms of sound, Koala has consistently turned heads at the first inkling of his weird sample collages and stripped-down beats, gaining him a place on the infamous abstract Ninja Tune label. Now, at the dawn of the release of his debut album, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the world waits without rest, for relief long overdue.
A reason to come back from spring break: the FAT Wreck Chords tour
by Ryan Normand
During spring break three bands from the FAT Wreck Chords (San Francisco) label will be touring Canada. Coming off a European and U.S. tour, No Use For A Name, Mad Caddies and Conusmed will be making their way to Regina Sunday, February 27.