Thursday, October 23, 2014


"Guitarist/singer Michael Barrow is a magnetic frontman, commanding the room’s attention as he slays through solos, vaults off drum risers and amplifiers, and literally leaps, thrashes and careens around the stage. Bassist Bryan Schanck matches him in energy and force, the two pushing against each other in instrumental duels or writhing on the stage floor as they solo while keysman Ariel Cortes builds the wall-of-sound atmospherics and Danny Piechocki batters his kit."- Creative Loafing



Zulu Wave's African-inspired experimental sound defies strict genre categorization, instead a thrilling and energetic mish-mash of influences. Their debut albumJAGORILLAis available today. According to the band, a jagorilla is a fantasy mix between a jaguar and a gorilla. That fantastical mix defines the feeling behind the album: aggressive, mysterious, hard to describe.


Frontman Michael Barrow came to the US from South Africa after spending much of his youth in Zimbabwe. After having some success with his previous band, he wanted to continue to build on that in America with all of the new opportunities that were available. Using Craigslist, along with a little bit of trial and error, the first few variations of Zulu Wave were born. Even back then, it was hard for people to describe what the band was doing, and the band continued to experiment with their sound. The music is a mix of Michael’s African backgrounds and love of noise and experimental music, along with the rest of the group's more traditional musical experiences.


After some time, the band settled into their current lineup (Michael Barrow on vocals/guitar, Danny Piechocki on drums, Brian Schanck bass, and Ariel Cortes on keys) late in 2013 and immediately started work onJAGORILLA. For the band, JAGORILLA is a personal experience, being the culmination of years of work. Zulu Wave's story is one of constant evolution, developing an aggressive new sound that doesn’t easily fit into the usual genres, and that will continue to change in the future.


Zulu Wave'sJAGORILLAis available today. Check it out now.

Straight-up rockin with great melody changes.

Monday, October 20, 2014


This movie was a pack of lies without even a happy ending. The scene in Greenwich Village in 1961 wasn't as it is portrayed in this film. People helped each other out and didn't look down on each other for the style of folk they played. "Getting somewhere" wasn't the most important thing on people's agendas, but I guess these Hollywood types can't envision such a mindset. Also, the man whom this film is based on was not beaten to death by the husband of a female singer. On the contrary, he was active until his death in 2002 and lived into his sixties.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


This Sunday, October  19th from 2 pm until 5....
At  The  Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
This Sunday afternoon  at The Black Dog in  Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (October 19th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The  format is a ‘song circle’ with the lead changing from person to person among the  group. Everyone has the option to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or  pass to their neighbour if they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood,  choice of instruments, etc. some will choose  to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer sit out and listen.   DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
“Bring your instruments, your  voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The  blues does not rule. Any  acoustic music from punk to  polka!”
(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking  lot....)
Hope to  see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Had lots of good FM dx through August and September. I frequently picked up WJPT, CJLF-3, CIUT, WGMC, WRVO, and WDCX. I even picked up Sunshine 89.1 from Orelia once.

If they extend the FM band downward, lots of people are going to have to buy new radios.

Picked up 99.3 County FM clear as a bell tonight with songs including "Let's Groove Tonight, and Rod Stewart's "Having A Party." Hopefully there'll be lots of interesting stuff coming from this station in the near future.

Even though it's fall and we're at the point where it should be different, WBCQ 9330 still comes in better than 7490.

Whatever happened to Dan Duvall and "Revelation Ready" on Sonpower Radio?

Have really been enjoying 98.1 The Bridge Lethbridge.

Have also been listening to BBC Radio One lately. They have so many great songs from bands and singers I've never heard of.

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hello to All
Well the Fall weather has certainly arrived and the chill in the air is a sign of what is to come. We have had a very successful year of Open Mic events attracting many new musicians, and have had a great deal of fun while providing some great entertainment. I would like to thank the guys from Kingstown New Mississippi (Roger, Dave , and John) for their hard work as the house band, and also thank everyone that has participated in the event. A special thanks to the Madoc Lions Club for their support, and the Municipality of Centre Hastings for providing the facility and equipment!
After talking with several of our regular musicians it has been decided to break for the fall season as many of us have a full schedule of performances/gigs in the coming months along with other professional and family commitments. Yes and before we know it the silly season (Christmas) will be upon us.
With this said, the next Support The Troops Open Mic event will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015, indoors at the Art Centre Hastings. Registration will be at 1 p.m. with the music starting at 1:30.
I will be in touch with everyone in December with a reminder of the event. Have a great Thanksgiving, Halloween, and a super Fall!
Cliff Andrews


kimono are back with the new single Specters, which will be released on the Bostonian record label, Theory of Whatever records.  The 7” 45 vinyl single will be released in the U.S. on November 11th, for $8.99, and is now available for pre-order at  It includes a B-side cover of the Icelandic band Þeyr’s Rúdolf.  And all records will include a digital download. 
kimono will be playing Iceland Airwaves '14, and the single will be available there as a pre-release, it is possible to reserve a copy for pick-up at the festival via
Kimono are 13 year veteran prog-rockers with 3 albums under their belt.  They have worked with the likes of Damo Suzuki of Can, Aron Þór Arnarsson, Engineer for Of Monsters and Men, Gunni Tynes of múm and Einar Örn Benediktsson’s (of the Sugar Cubes) band Ghostigital. 
In Late 2013 they released a 20 minute long instrumental album, Aquarium, which was accompanied by daylong concert series featuring musicians from Icelandic bands such as Jónsi, Of Monsters And Men, Muck, and Futuregrapher.
This release is the first for the Boston based Theory of Whatever records, and is kimono’s first direct U.S. Release.  The single is the first track off their upcoming album that will be released in 2015 and accompanied by a North American tour.

Friday, October 3, 2014


So Many Wizards, Dirt Dress, and Corners
Perform Live In-Studio During The Week
Loyola Marymount University radio station KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles kicks off its annual fundraising drive on Friday, October 3rd, at 10 a.m. The drive continues 24-hours-a-day for ten days, with live in-studio performances by Los Angeles favorites So Many Wizards, Dirt Dress, and Corners at 7pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday respectively. Those interested in pledging their support should call the station's pledge line at 310.338.KXLU (5958) any time, or donate online at from October 3rd to the 12th.
A variety of KXLU premiums will be offered to those making pledges, including KXLU t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, Nalgenes, throw blankets, baseball hats, and an extensive range of CD and vinyl compilation packs.
This year KXLU is proud to offer Live Volume 11 featuring live performances from artists such as Ty Segall, Colleen Green, Father John Misty, Zig Zags, Dum Dum Girls, FIDLAR, Cherry Glazerr, and more, all recorded in studio. The compilation has been pressed on a limited run of vinyl records.
KXLU offers a diverse and eclectic programming schedule which includes genres such as punk, garage, and alternative rock, classical, opera, world, electronica, country, hip hop, metal, salsa, jazz, soul, as well as a variety of other specialty programs and live broadcasting of LMU's sporting events.
The annual Fundrazor is a crucial event for the nationally recognized college radio station. During these 10 days, KXLU raises its operating budget so it can remain a free form, student-run, commercial free radio station.
This year’s Fundrazor is especially poignant for the station as it recently updated its live production studio set up, is presenting its first Alma Del Barrio Salsa Fest on Oct 26th on campus with Son Mayor headlining and will host its second annual KXLU Fest in the spring. All Fundrazor donations go directly to KXLU so the station can continue to offer free events such as these to the public and sustain its operations.
KXLU is committed to maintaining consistently high programming standards throughout its schedule by striving to give underrepresented artists and musical genres, which do not have a voice on the traditional mainstream circuit, an alternative and supportive forum in which to showcase their talent. KXLU broadcasts live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Programming schedules, as well as the station's live web stream, may be accessed via the web at A free KXLU app is also available to iPhone, iPad and Android users.