sad blood
We’ll start with a new group from London called Sad Blood. Have kind of an emo vibe to them. reminds me a bit of The Jealous Sound.


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HUNNY are a modern rock band from LA. They are on tour with The Neighbourhood and Bad Suns and will be here on October 20th for a show at The Commodore.


beer fest

Last weekend, I went out to Abbotsford for a fresh hop beer fest. It was a pretty magical time. 20-degree October sunshine, my Mom and Dad and brother came. We drank little beers out of 4 ounce mugs. Fun times.

Happy Monday! Go with yourself.


I’m getting old. It’s been 10 years plus since I was really into Coheed & Cambria. I used to love these guys.

I did fall off the bandwagon, but with what I’m hearing so far from their upcoming record, The Color Before The Sun, I am feeling like climbing back on.

Check out this interview in VICE then hit play on “Eraser.”


Let’s check out some modern rock from Los Angeles. The band is called Coast Modern and the song is “Hollow Life.”

Sounds like the style of radio modern rock coming from California these days.  Let’s have a listen.

and one more because it is weird and wonderful and came on Soundcloud after Coast Modern. Waterbed is the band.

Go with yourself.

pinball wizard

Eating hotdogs with Coral and Jack before the Friday radio show…. the What’s Up? hotdog! on Hastings had some groovy music playing. A quick Shazam and bingo bongo Roberto Luongo, it is a Hardly Art band…because of course it is.

Shannon and the Clams from Oakland do up a fine vintage sounding garage punk.

Go with yourself.

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I am obsessed with Philly punker Beach Slang‘s cover of Dramarama’s “Anything Anything.”

Beach Slang are prepping their debut Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us for Polyvinyl.

To help get us amped for that October 30th record, the band created a covers mixtape for Cassette Store Day on October 17th. Here is one of the songs from that ep, a cover of Dramarama’s 80s alternative anthem “Anything Anything.”

Lead singer James Alex talks about the project.

I’ve always been sort of clumsy. Mostly, meaning socially. That’s tricky business when you’ve got a big, gooey heart. But, yeah, when I can’t quite figure out how to say a thing to someone, I make tapes for them. I need them to know how much I mean it, you know? That’s what this is: me letting you know how much I mean it. Every drunk sing along, every sweaty hug, every shirt you wear, record you grab, letter you write, thing you say…it’s a really wild heart-sweller. Thank you for all of it.

For Volume I, I landed here. I mean, lots of songs mean something to me. These six mean a whole lot. I hope they will to you. If you already know them, play them loud and remember it all. If you don’t, I hope they feel like something you’ve been waiting for.

Some people tell me I overly romanticize rock & roll. That I have too much of a dreamer head. I’ve never apologized for that. Nah, not even once.

Right on,
James Alex

This song is on repeat. I will HAVE to be at this show.

11/10 – The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

Other Pacific Northwest shows.
11/9 – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
11/11 – Analog Cafe – Portland, OR
Go with yourself.

golden vessel

I am loving this FOALS X Honne remix “No Place Like Spanish Sahara” by Golden Vessel.

Oh that is pretty.


If you have the time and energy…hit play on this short video about a hop farm in Abbotsford. Mmmmmm beer. Thank you so much.

Go with yourself.

FIDLAR on Kimmel

I love FIDLAR‘s new bratty punk rock record Too. Ok Ok, I know the reviews weren’t stellar, but the album is fun and full of energy.

The band performed on Jimmy Kimmel last night to make their late night TV debut and they performed my favourite song off the record, “West Coast.”

And here is a demo-style recording of the song. It sounds quite a bit brighter on the album.


Hey, remember Panic! At The Disco? Yeah they used to be a big deal (and still are to so many people!).

New song is called “Victorious.” A song that is perfect for a high school vollyball game or before hitting the town with friends.

The song is the second cut from their upcoming fifth record and has already hit #1 on the iTunes alternative chart. The previous share song was “Hallelujah.”

Go with yourself.


Vancouver rockers Head of the Herd stopped by CFOX to talk about their new record, Birds of the Roof (out September 25th) and the second single “All The Way.” The song was recorded near Vancouver on a farm and produced by Garth Richardson. It soars.

Happy Friday!

Go with yourself.


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