I’m not an authority on folk music. Most of my recreational listening consists of Americana and blues rock drenched in sludge, but there are a few universal truths in music that get me every time. Tight melody&harmony, honest songwriting, and a compelling live presentation. As such, the intent of this missive is to briefly review both
The fuzzy noise of Full of Hell has the stage all to itself once again, morphing into a relentless barrage of riffs and songs unlike anything anyone has ever seen from them. “Trumpeting Ecstasy” is the first full length solo release from the grindcore quartet since 2013 and is making even their most hardcore fans
If you thought Hero’s Last Rite had any soft spots left when it comes to their brand of extreme thrash, rest assure that their third-coming album, “Wasted Prayer”, has reinforced them all. Their ECMA winning album “The Mirrors Face” tore a strip off Fredericton’s music scene in 2014 and this installment of the band is back for the remains.
Behold, The Conqueror, a band who has been mulling around in Halifax’s metal circuit for the past few years, will certainly have a stronghold on it’s patrons with the unleashing of their first full length release. The self-titled album will find a comfortable seat in the ears of any listener across the genre’s spectrum. The
Bondo’s Quick Pick: Mike Biggar’s “Go All In”.
Richie Young evokes the ghosts of early blues with his debut cd release produced by Jake Duffie and the Underground Alliance. From the first track, Backyard Doctor, the listener is drawn into a Louisiana Bayou, complete with mouth harp and an awesome acoustic blues sound that only Ritchie can deliver (along with feeling and passion).
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Album review – Montreal electro pop duo Milk & Bone released their full length debut, March 17, 2015.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS2014-12-08 Bondo had the chance to chat with Toronto’s Brave Shores about their new album, filming a video for their single “Never Come Down”, being siblings in a band, and look back on 2014. Go buy their new album here, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Brother Octopus – Sea Of Champions Brother Octopus and his Lady Friend are back with their third album “Sea Of Champions”. What’s unique about this album (well, everything is unique about this album), but all thirteen songs were recorded in thirteen different recording studios in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Keeping it completely local even
We’ve been supported in the past by these fine folks at AND ALL THAT WERE LEFT WERE MONSTERS, so we want to help support them, and let you listen to music, which is what we’re all about here at CHSR. Below you can listen to latest music and links to find them on social media
Mike Trask and the Precious Memories are releasing a new single Sadie digitally November 20, 2014, the first co-write between Precious Memories members Trask and Adam Mowery. For just under 4 minutes the Precious Memories deliver more of that sound that we love, the tip of the hat to 60’s San Francisco psych pop melodies
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAugust 20, 2014 – Bondo had the chance to chat with Mike Farrell and Art Woods of Toronto band International Zombies Of Love. Listen in while they chat about the East Coast tour, what’s coming up in their future, and blazers? Listen in to the conversation,
The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is gearing up for its seventh year amidst the beautiful setting of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. Between August 15th and 17th you will be treated to some of the best live music the East Coast has to offer plus some other Canadian talents. The growing festival this year offers big acts like
Saint John, New Brunswick’s Elephant Skeletons‘ new EP Zazzerzaz Vol II is self described as sounding “like a crew of gypsy rockers threw a disco dance marathon” by the man behind the project Clifford J. Doucette. As a musician in psychedelic power folk band Wet Grow Light, Elephant Skeletons took some of that gypsy/world sound
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSListen in to hear what happened this week in the Fredericton music scene. Olympic Symphonium album was released 2Dogs Productions has a great recording deal Motherhood heading to Fishbones’ in Charlottetown CHSR article in the STU AQ Fredericton Tourism released a teaser video of summer festivals
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSListen in to hear what was happening in the Fredericton local music scene the weekend on March 14th to March 16th. Sleepy Driver announce they’ll have new music soon Anniversary of Jayde Hunter’s death XWA Brain Bash at The Playhouse The Waking Night announce first show
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn the early morning hours of February 27, 2014 Montreal based singer/songwriter Ian Kelly stopped into CHSR to chat with Bondo about his latest release “All These Lines” (available to purchase here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-these-lines/id720881354?l=en), touring, and about choosing to be an English performer in a French province. Listen
CHSR is one of the oldest community radio stations in Atlantic Canada and has the largest music library east of Montreal. CHSR is currently looking for a Music Director to handle the operations of the Music Department at the station. Typically, Music Directors are buried under a few hundred new CD’s and are responsible for
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn January 25, 2014 at the Shivering Songs festival, Bondo had the chance to catch up with Quiet Parade/Acadian Embassy‘s co-founder Trevor Murphy at the Boyce’s Farmers Market between sets from Paper Lions and Wintersleep. Listen in to hear what’s coming up for the Embassy!
“John K. Sampson, front-man for The Weakerthans, is one of Canada’s most beloved songwriters. His partner, Christine Fellows, is an avid interdisciplinary artist, is well known for her ethereal and highly acclaimed works, scores and spectacles.” – FrederictonLocals.com Together over the Shivering Songs weekend Sampson and Fellows mentored 12 local songwriters to help them work in their
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn December 18, 2013 CHSR’s Bondo had the chance to speak with Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars. Fresh off his tour opening for Dixie Chicks promoting his new album Blackberry Light, Charlie and Bondo talk about the tour, the new album, his songwriting process, and lessons learned. Listen
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn December 12, 2013 CHSR’s Bondo had the chance to chat with The Stanfields‘ Jon Landry about their new acoustic album “For King and Country“, their 2013 tours, and what they have planned for 2014! Listen in! It’s always fun chatting with these guys.