This week I address various criticisms of the first two episodes as my new co-host and I tackle radio in a second dimension!
Check out the #1 release of 2017! Stream the whole album here on YouTube! This album is also the original soundtrack of the Radio Waterloo Documentary that will be out this year!
This album features collaborations by:
Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, The Mounties
Elsa Jayne (local KW)
Parker Bossley of The Gay Nineties, Fur Trade
Ian Somers of Limblifter, Isomers
Sasha Chornyy of Life in Vacuum (local KW)
Ulysses Coppard of Smash Boom Pow
Ryan Stanley of Cursed Arrows (local KW)
Cara Leigh (local KW)
Chelsea McBride of Koopa Troop
Brad Weber, Angus Frasier & Dan Robers of Pick A Piper (local KW)
Colin Fisher & Steve Ward of Caribou
Iuls Dragomir (local KW)
Gary Cain of the Gary Cain Band (local KW)
Brad Merritt of 54-40
Moses Bogart (local KW)
Matt Kras of Cyanide Kiss (local KW)
Adam Kras of the Kras Country Experience (local KW)
Jeff McKenna of Audio Boffins (local KW)
Rob McKenna of McKenna’s All Weather Haulage (local KW)
10) At the Drive In
9) Gary Cain
8) Age of Electric
7) Godspeed You! Black Emperor
6) The Wet Secrets
5) Smash Boom Pow
4) Pick A Piper
3) Death From above 1979
1) Do Make Say Think
1) Robot Apocalypse
Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album.
Check it out in the podcast below and then go get your face melted off at Cork Hall May 13th at 8:00pm.
The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.
Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.
In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:
Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!
Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!
This past #COTM marked the “Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition”. Reigning Champion DJ Plan B was in studio competing to defend his title as the Worlds best Beer sampler. DJ Mattador who was also at the last competition was on hand to try and bounce back from his performance in last year.
In addition to these two athletes, DJ Jazzy TBD and DJ MuuTuu (aka DJ Reliable Son) won their way through the beer drinking ranks in the region for a chance to take on the champ.
The Brewery this year was the Block Three Brewing Company based in St. Jacobs Ontario. The representatives from the brewery were DJ Froyo and DJ KFBass (whose DJ names are awarded during the competition).
The Mano A Mano show tried to throw off the athletes by having them do the beer tasting competition in extreme temperatures however DJ Plan B was not phased as he took home the championship for the second year in a row! Check out the podcast below for the exciting festivities, great music selection and plot twist at the very end which we hope will be signs of the future!
Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:
Here is the final self titled album by the Amazing Band Hot Hot Heat as our Block Three Feature of the Month!
The Day after Mothers day we talked about our mothers days whereas the Lost Indie City prepared their list before the big weekend we were discussing it post party! It gave a whole different perspective on the wonderful day as the DJ’s of Mano A Mano were about to talk about specific heart felt moments from the day.
- Mother Mother – The Sticks
- Lunchmoney Lewis – MAMA
- Stella Ella Ola – Proud Mother Stomp
- Sun Kil Moon – I can’t live without my Mothers love
- Daft Punk – Motherboard
- 2Pac – Dear Momma
- LACKOFSLEEP – Mother | Son | Ghost
- Said the Whale – Mother
We recently had Evan from the Robot Apocalypse Collective in the CKMS Studio to share some Block Three Brewing Company Kind Street Saison’s, talk about new collaborations and where he gets inspiration for this exciting collaborative project. In addition to playing a few Robot Apocalypse tracks the Mano A Mano DJ’s play a throwback Song from Evans former band “Run Down Royalty” from when they were in the CKMS studio Years ago.
DJ AdRock’s favorite band in the world is Frightened Rabbit. If you follow the Mano A Mano show on twitter @mamradio you will have probably seen how excited he is for this new album. In this podcast we feature a few of these brand new tracks and some oldies in this Block Three Brewing Company – Three Block Feature of Frightened Rabbit.
For Season 10 of the Mano A Mano show we are going to be mirroring The Lost Indie City’s themes with an additional stipulation that we cannot play the same songs that they chose. Here is the Mano A Mano mammal list:
- The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – Loki Cat
- Little Suns – Black Elephant
- Manitoba – Skunks
- The Manvils – Lions of a lost Toungue
- The Mark Inside – Lime Green Monkeys
- Melissa Auf der Maur – Lead Horse
- Prairie Cats – Meanest Genius
- Unicorns – I was born a Unicorn
- Ryan Dahle – Lion Piano
- The Wet Secrets – Animals in Disguise
- Holy F – P.I.G.S.
- HonHeeHonHee – A is for Animal
This past week we featured an awesome three block of music by a band from Montreal called La Querelle while enjoying some “Keep Calm and Saison”. Check out the podcast below and then go and check them out on Bandcamp!
In our first ever “Case of the Mondays” Monday the Mano A Mano program celebrated it’s 10th Season on CKMS. DJ Jeff E Jeff was in the station with DJ Steel as an homage to day one season one when it was these two DJ’s who battled out “Instrumental Music”. On this first #COTM the Mano A Mano DJ’s mirrored The Lost indie City’s Theme of “Going Solo”. Without seeing the Lost Indie Cities set, Mano A Mano only had two repeat solo acts.
- Matthew Good (of Matthew good band) – Advertising on Police cars
- Dave Monks (of Tokyo Police club) – gasoline
- Jimmy Chaimberlan (of Smashing Pumpkins) – Life begins again
- Courtney Love (of Hole) – Mono
- Dan Auerbach (of black Keys) –
- Ryan Dahle (of AOE and Limblifter) – sixes and sevens
- Thom Yorke (of Radiohead)- The Eraser
- Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins) – The Camera’s Eye
- Rob Zombie (of White Zombie) – superbeast
- Melissa Auf der Maur (of Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) – followed the waves
- David Usher (of Moist) – Alone in the Universe
- Michael Jackson (of the Jackson 5) – bad
For tonight’s Mano A Mano theme we chose our songs based on some great Netflix programs we have been watching. Here is the list of great shows and great songs to compliment them!
Tell us your thoughts and Netflix favourites by tweeting at us: @mamradio
- “TV Tunnel” by Shy Child from their album: please consider our Time – generic Netflix support
- “Inner Attitude Gage” by Robot Apocalypse in support of the new Marvel show Jessica Jones
- “Spider Man 79” by Veruca Salt in support of Spiderman (Alim’s favourite superhero)
- “V” by 5th Project – in support of V for Vendetta, The Mindy Project and Luther
- “Philadelphia” by Will Curry and the Country French in support of Its always sunny in Philadelphia.
- “Dismantling Frank” by Bonobo in support of the the movie Frank.
- “Bag of Hammers” by Tao in support of Property Brothers
- “Wheat Kings” by The Tragically Hip in support of Making a Murderer
- “Karate Space Tiger vs. The Humpin Jumpmaster (swordfighting in the jungle) by The Wet Secrets in support of Blackfish, Cosmos and The Tiger and the Monk
This podcast and video have been a long time in the making. This was filmed as Radio Waterloo was leaving the 108 King Street Studio Location. Because of that the audio is a bit glitchy in the podcast but as you can tell in the video above the harmonies provided by the Alpacas were unwavering.
Check out this amazing band in the video above and podcast below.
To check out the full interview and many other songs performed listen to the podcast of the “Love to Air” here:
Rose Dale front man Mike Liorti was in the Mano A Mano studio for what has now been renamed as a “Love to Air” performance.
Mike came to us all the way from Toronto and was so good that he was even able to change up his acoustic set to take requests of songs he had not intended to play and pulled out a few unreleased tracks too! Check out the podcast above and make sure to check out Rosedale at Maxwell’s concert and events hall on November 8th.
Colin Stetson is a past Mano A Mano “Rock Cut Feature Band of the Week” and is featured in an episode of the “Electrifying Adventures of DJ Jeff E Jeff” (Mano A Mano’s Radio Comic that features only CDN content)
So, when this new Colin Stetson collaboration with Sarah Neufeld came into the station it immediately peaked our attention. After one listen it is amazing! Check out the new material above in our podcast and if you haven’t see what Colin Stetson can do check him out in the video below:
Coming up on July 24th is the WAYHOME music festival! The line-up boasts some great musicians from across the content including one of our past feature bands: For Esme
This podcast was released a while ago when we found their vinyl in the station! We were thrilled to test out the vinyl and find a rich combination of atmospheric sounds combined with great song writing. For Esme has just released a new track and is set to release a new album called “Sugar” later on this year. The new track is called “You”. This months Rock Cut Video is “You” by For Esme. Check it out below!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a band that is near and dear to our hearts. They are the one of the first bands that we featured on “The Electrifying Adventures of DJ Jeff E Jeff”, our Audio Comic that features great Canadian Bands. As such, when we saw their new album ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’ we knew we had to release it on the same day that we closed out The Electrifying Adventures – Canada Day!
Sit back and enjoy this soundscape! Then go and pick up this album! You will not be disappointed!
We found out earlier this year that Paul Jago was going to be releasing some new songs. He just recently put out a few demo tapes! We aren’t sure if he is going to be taking these into the recording studio or not….but we were so stoked to hear these that we had to do a feature. Check them out above!
Okay so this is less of a review and more a video of one of our favourite performances from the festival. We just got this tech the day before the festival and untested we embarked on the electrifying adventure. Obviously we need to invest in a tripod and a windscreen but this video should get the idea across about how awesome this band is!
Their were soo many bands we had the pleasure of seeing including our shows favourite local band Pick a Piper! But the highlight of this years festival was the band Son Lux who put on an amazing performance! Check out a track here: