Halifax’s sprawling bluegrass band The Moonshine Ramblers (along with Tom Terrell and three quarters of The Modern Grass Quartet) rambled into town at the last minute. Quebec’s cancellation was our benefit, as they stopped into CHSR to talk bluegrass, shifting instruments, reggae and bluegrass — and play unstoppable music. Hosted by Mark The Encaffeinated ONE
Fredericton is exploding with talent — and Aviate are a great example. Formed just last fall from students at St. Thomas University, Aviate are creating enviable buzz. Jacob Martin (of The Weird, the Beard and the Vegan and Naked Airwaves) hosted the band and got them to do what might be their first recordings anywhere
Leanne and Viola (of The Coffee Table) invited Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case to Studio D to talk about The Beast, The Tour, The ECMAs, Their Inspirations and Their Music — not to mention play some awesome songs! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More
CHSR’s own Justin Marshall (host of Political Junkies) sat down with each of the candidates in the Fredericton-area federal riding. These have been airing on Lunchbox at noon on the station, but in case you missed them, here they are, in the order they were broadcast! Independent Candidate Adam Scott Ness Website (Facebook) [audio:http://chsrfm.ca/podcast/general/Lunchbox/Lunchbox%20-%20D20110418%20-%20Independent%20Federal%20Candidate%20Adam%20Scott%20Ness.mp3]
Studio D welcomed The Kindness Killers from Peterborough, ON. Three out of four members were on hand to share their “new, old country” music and talk with Program Director Mark the Encaffeinated ONE (of The WEIRD Show, CAFFEEN!) about the appeal of the “weepy era of country music”, the loss of a baritone uke, and
Newly-formed Fredericton-local band The Lilac Affair stopped by CHSR to perform in Studio D! They are currently worked toward their first EP, and had a chance to discuss the making of the new album with Station Manager Tim Rayne — including the fact that some of the tracks were mixed at legendary Abbey Road Studios in
New Brunswick’s own Moment of Inertia stopped by CHSR to rock out Studio D! Host Jeremy Fowler (of The Weird, The Beard and the Vegan and the award-winning Naked Airwaves) talked to them about how the band has evolved over time and the wild and crazy times playing for biker gatherings. Podcast: Play in new
The unstoppable and legendary Celtic-punk band The Real McKenzies whipped through town, stopping briefly to perform at Nicky Zed’s and here at CHSR in Studio D. Station Manager Tim Rayne managed to get a word or two in sideways to find out where to go for beer in Berlin and a graphic opinion of the
The Jimmy Riggers from Montreal stopped in on their brand-new tour through the Maritimes and had a live noon-time chat with Matt Nightingale (host of Run For Your Life, Friday 5pm) on The Lunchbox. Listen to them chat about the eclectic mix that is their latest album. Oh, and duck stains. [audio:http://chsrfm.ca/podcast/general/Lunchbox/Lunchbox%202011-03-24%20-%20The%20Jimmy%20Riggers%20in%20studio.mp3 Interview with The
3 guys and 1 drum machine arrive from Montreal in their haunted Honda Accord. Reversing Falls played a handful of East-coast influenced 2-minute punk songs and talked with Stereo Mike Taggart (of Bravery, Repetition and Noise) about unsanitary, self-inflected, poorly-executed spur-of-the-moment tattoos. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS
Saint John minstrel Adam Mowery dropped by CHSR accompanied by Adam Kierstead of Hospital Grade (also from Saint John) for a two-man, two-guitar psychodelic show. Host Stereo Mike Taggart (of Bravery, Repetition and Noise) talked to them about Saint John music, cassette tapes and dragon boats. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |
American soulful singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick had just enough time to drop in for a few songs, a little chat and a serenade for hosts Sprout and Bean (of The Mixed Bag) before rushing off for her performance later that night. Hear her talk about where her songs come from and how she sees the world,
The broadcast schedule for the final series of AUS Men’s Hockey is up! Check it out on the Sports page — we’ll be covering all 5 of the final games as they happen (if all 5 are necessary). Listen to Dave & Dave give you the play-by-play excitement you expect! And if that’s not enough
The Belle Comedians followed label-mates Motherhood to stop in and rock the house. Hosts Sprout and Bean (with special guest-sister Leaf) from The Mixed Bag talked about the lead-up to their big release, coordinating across cities, and fighting Facebook over self-promotion. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS |
Local rockers Motherhood assembled their musical circle in CHSR’s Studio D before their CD-release party/performance to give us a taste of what their CD will be like. Sprout and Bean from The Mixed Bag ask the band about shuffling instruments and releasing their debut album. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google
Maritime heavy post-rockers Kuato dropped by CHSR after playing a killer show the night before with Instruments. The group managed to survive being crammed into Studio D with 3 massive amps and a drum kit and played loud around a busted amp to help us shake the ice off the roof! In between songs, they
Ontario rockers The Junction rocked The Cellar, and the next day Brent Jackson brought his guitar and his talent, along with fellow Junction-ite Michael Taylor (Matt Jameson was home sleeping in) and talked to Mark, the Encaffeinated ONE (host of CAFFEEN! and The WEIRD Show) about songwriting, going the independent, self-produced route, and making their
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Neil Crowe, AKA Eyeswide dropped by CHSR with drumkit-suitcase in hand along with touring partner and fast-fingered guitarist Julian Michaud and rocked out with passion. In between the songs, we hear Matt Nightingale (host of Run For Your Life! on Fridays at 5pm) discussing touring through snow, inspiration, performing, and the crazy drumkit-suitcase. Podcast: Play
One-man show Lonesome Jim dropped by to play a Session live on CHSR’s Switch-On day, January 22. He chatted with Stereo Mike (host of Bravery, Repetition and Noise) about his memories of CHSR and the long and varied career he’s had playing music. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts |
Internationally-recognized performer Julie Doiron stopped by CHSR on Wednesday, January 26 before heading out to perform at Gallery Connexion here in Fredericton. Bean from The Mixed Bag hosted the session. Session will be posted on the website by Friday, but tune in Thursday, January 27th at 4:00pm to hear it live! Podcast: Play in new
Congrats to all the Barry Awards winners for 2010!
See full post for the full listing.
On January 22, 1961, we flipped on the switch that began the 50-year history of CHSR, and that’s worth celebrating. We celebrated with special programming all January 22 on air, and you’re invited to listen in. Click here for more information, the schedule, and to listen.
CHSR is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting all year long, but held a special day of programming on the very day that the switch turned on: January 22. There were flashbacks, interviews, music from our library spanning our five decades of broadcasting, and more! I hope you tuned in to CHSR-FM 97.9 or online to