Print Edition: September 11, 2013
In honour of CBC Radio 3 polling listeners on the best campus for supporting music in Canada (Vote here for UFV: http://music.cbc.ca/#/Radio3/blogs/2013/9/Fresh-new-music-from-Canadas-campuses) CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy recounts some of his best campus-based music memories.
Rich Aucoin – “It”
Not proud of why I missed his headlining set in Halifax during our National Campus Community Radio Conference, but this album contains 500 people from across the country, including multiple Abbotsfordians (You Say Party) and me! Aucoin is from Halifax, (Dalhousie), and actually did his honors thesis on The Big Lebowski.
The Evaporators – “Busy Doing Nothing”
Since 1986, Nardwuar the Human Serviette has been driving this band from UBC’s endowment lands across the country to touring and recording with Andrew W.K., and Nardwuar still does his weekly radio show at CiTR 101.9 FM from UBC’s campus! These guys are prototypical indie minded punk rock. Busy something.
The Ketamines – “You Can’t Serve Two Masters”
From Lethbridge, Alberta, recently relocated to Toronto, leader Paul Lawton recently went on a rampage, crucifying the Canadian music industry. Former bassist Martine Menard was also CKXU, U of L’s campus radio station Music Director, and their visit in 2011 was mere weeks after The Cascade printed ‘Suck it Lethbridge’ on the cover.
Real Boys – “Vacation (Live Action Fezz remix)”
Real Boys includes UFV alumnus and MMVA winner Steve O’Shea of You Say Party and Oh No! Yoko and GSTS members, and they had this remix put together by U of Guelph phenom Fez Stenton of Toronto one-time super-group Green Go. Music: connecting campuses from coast to coast across Canada, tonight!