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Happy Friday music blog readers! I was strolling the halls of my old elementary school the day and say this school picture from 1986/87. That is my brother CJ in kindergarten (left, blue hang-loose shirt). I thought the picture was so funny, He has a daughter named Charlotte and they smile pretty much exactly the same. Weird how that works eh?

Let’s start with a fun sunny Friday banger from The Chainsmokers. “Good Intentions” is the cut.

Email from the band says, “So for us, the song is all about people who set out with the best intentions but end up with with the short end of the stick. The wonderful BullySongs from the UK wrote the topline explained to us that this song is all about those times that say to your lady or moms, ‘I am just running to the store, Ill be back in an hour, and end up back at 5am…’ and that idea really resonated with us as trouble makers with hearts of gold…

So this song is dedicated to all the screw ups, all the ppl out their who set out meaning well but somehow always end up messing it all up. Whether your doing somehting illegal to make ends meet or botching a trust fall… But Its an idea that hits close to home for everyone at some point…”

Excelsior.

Victoria producer Pigeon Hole remixes the Beastie Boys’ 80s jammer “Girls.”

And finally something a little more chill… UK producer named after an American agri-state. Nebraska.

Back on the Island this weekend to see my kids and DJ a couple weddings.

Go with yourself.

we hunt buffalo

Still dreaming about our hike out to Botanical Beach last week.  Spectacular. If you ever find yourself on Vancouver Island, take the drive out to Port Renfrew.

I got an email today from Fraser Valley fuzz riff-rockers We Hunt Buffalo. They signed a pair of record contracts to have their music repped in Canada and around the world!

They signed with Toronto’s New Damage Records and Fuzzorama for their world-wide distribution.

Talking to Exclaim! “We couldn’t be happier to be signing with New Damage,” said Ryan Forsythe in a statement. “For the style of music we’re playing, it is the perfect home. We’re stoked to be on the same roster as Biblical, Cancer Bats, USA out of Vietnam and Black Mastiff, some of our favourite Canadian bands. We look forward to getting this new record out and sharing our brand of fuzz rock with this country’s eclectic music scene.”

In an email to CFOX, Ryan also said a new record and single are on their way, “we’ll be releasing the first track in June.”

We Hunt Buffalo play Saturday in Victoria and Sunday out in Coquitlam at the Hard Rock Vancouver.

WeHuntBuffalo

Go with yourself.

perfect day

It feels like summer already in the Terminal City. The walk into the radio station felt great.

Last night I had the chance to check out UK band The Temperance Movement at The Media club. The band is touring clubs right now in front of their opening slot with THE ROLLING STONES in June. Wow.

There is a lot of hype behind these guys. Loudwire gushed over their club gig last week in LA. Their single “Take It Back” is starting to climb the charts on US rock radio.

before their show yesterday, which slayed, they stopped by CFOX and performed “Take It Back” in our studio.

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Every month or so, Vancouver performer and writer, Sara Bynoe hosts #TeenAngstNight. She invites people to the Cottage Bistro on Main Street to read from their teenage journals and diaries. The evening is pretty fun. Here are a few clips from May 19th, 2015.  The next one will be July 7th!

Go with yourself.

the-River-and-the-Road-Diner

Vancouver band The River & The Road are celebrating a new album at The Biltmore on May 30th. (Victoria, you get them June 6th at Lucky Bar)

Their new record, Headlight, came out last week and was produced by Jamey Koch (Tragically Hip).

You’re hearing a rootsy, bluesy, harmony filled record. Their PR says RIYL, Crosby, Stills, and Nash (what no Young?) and Ryan Adams. 

Go with yourself.

Life in Film

Beautiful lighter jam from Hackney, UK band Life in Film. They’ll be in Vancouver on May 20th at The Imperial with The Wombats.

Go with yourself

zee

Zee is a South Korean producer based out of Seoul. Travelled back in time to 2011 to dust off this Foster The People modern rock radio staple.

Searching for a Whitney Houston remix of “How Will I Know” for a wedding I am DJing. This wasn’t what the bride wanted…but I dug it. We Win Gracie remix.

The bride was looking for “How Will I Know” (Pursuit of Happiness remix)…my google-fu must be weak, I can’t find it. Do you know what she is talking about? Leave me a comment below please and thank you.

Happy Victoria Day to all you Canadian blog readers!

Go with yourself.

megan

My friend Megan is the biggest U2 fan I know…when I read on her Facebook that she was up at 5:40AM to hit the first ferry from Victoria to line up for a U2 concert; I had to wander down to Rogers Arena to see what was up. I discovered a delightful and wonderful tailgate carnival of international U2 fans!

and a song? How about a couple covers?

Going to the show tonight? Save me a high five.

Go with yourself.

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