Check out the podcast above for some great tracks by Moneen and BR/DGES. In most cases that would be enough to get people to check out a podcast HOWEVER we give Kenny Bridges a call to settle a little dispute and then take the opportunity to do a full interview! Check it all out above.
Matt Kras from the newly formed Robot Apocalypse Collective came by the Mano A Mano show to promote the new self titled EP that was just released. Check out the podcast above for some of the music and then Download it FREE on the link below!
The Robot Apocalypse Collective brings together performing members from 54-40, Limblifter, Hot Hot Heat, The Gay Nineties, Fur Trade, The Mounties, The Cursed Arrows, The Gary Cain Band, Elsa Jayne, Cyanide Kiss, Audio Boffins, All Weather Haulage, DJ AdRock’s Country Experience.
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!
We heard that Gilt Restaurant had our favourite Lake of Bays Brewing Company beverages and so we had to check out this restaurant to see how it was. To Start things off the Lady fox has some food allergies and this restaurant was very accommodating! The server even went over with her which items she should choose from and worked out a personal mean just for her. Not only that, most “Special Orders” in other restaurants are just thrown together in an attempt to get something out. This looked and tasted amazing!
The Rest of us decided upon 6 tapas to share.
The first was some amazing chicken that was like nothing I have ever tastes before. It can be seen in the skillet in the image here. Those pieced of heaven in front of the skillet at the puff potatoes…WOW, they were AMAZING! Let move along to the next course..
This was my (DJ Steel’s) favourite dish of the evening. The Lobster Rolls. A close second was the puff potatoes seen above. These lobster rolls were loaded with lobster!
The Next Selection here was DJ AdRock’s favourite dish of the evening the pork belly perogies! On the menu is a Lake of Bays Brewing Company IPA beer. We confirmed with the server this is the 10 point ale. This was a perfect complementary drink for these dishes, as seen in the photo’s they didn’t last too long.
DJ AdRock then went with a Lake of Bays Brewing Company Crosswind pale ale and I got another 10 point.
The next part of the meal was the scallops! Perfectly cooked! What a way to finish off the dinner part….but we were not done there! We had to stick around for some dessert!
Gilt Restaurant did not disappoint! Everything was so good! In addition to the restaurant being so good we hear that a few days after we were there they had an outdoor concert on their patio!
We definitely give Gilt Restaurant two thumbs up! Check them out online here:
The High Dials are playing the Starlight in Waterloo this Thursday March 19th. We were spinning some High Dials and then got to chatting about what TV show you could hear that track on. We gave Trevor Anderson from the band a call to settle the dispute. Find out what program and hear some more High Dials tracks on the podcast above!
This extremely interesting album came into the station the other day and since we have been interested in many bands that have removed the vowels from their names we checked it out. The first great thing about this band was that they are from our old stomping ground of “The Hammer” (Hamilton for those not from the hammer or those who did not know it is sometimes call that for some reason)
Secondly, it is some damn great music! It is darker electronic music that has some wicked hooks to it! Some songs have elements of piano that complement the electronic songs – check it ttwwrrss in the podcast above!
We are very excited to finally getting around to posting this podcast with the brand new Limblifter track “Dopamine”. Just when you thought that all the great riffs had been rocked here comes an amazing new one that will definitely cause an earworm in your head!
The album “Pacific Milk” drops April 7th but if you attend one of this upcoming shows you can pick up an advanced copy! See you at the shows!
Check out our podcast featuring the Great Captain Canuck and some great Canadian Bands such as The Tragically Hip, The Mounties and Said the Whale!
Here is the picture I was attempting to instagram at the beginning of the show:
We are very excited to read all of these and hope to complete our sets in the near future and hopefully we will be able to bring you more information on Captain Canuck! In the meantime, be sure to check out this FREE Captain Canuck web series. The first video is embedded below and at the end it will take you right into the next. Each episode is approximately 5 minutest long and there are 5 videos and they are GREAT! Check it out!
We noticed on the Facebook that Lake of Bays Brewing Company’s, Rock Cut just got a new can design that is in stores now! To celebrate this we used this idea as our theme for the week while we compared the two cans.
We did something never before done on radio or even thought of for that matter…..Due to the severity of awesomeness of this band the Alpacas and them having a great video we decided to open the Top Shelf Video vault within the Rock Cut Feature Vault. We were glad we didn’t explode and I think that the structural integrity of the show held together because of the quality of the band and their music that we were playing. Check out a few tracks above by the Alpacas and then listen in as we review their “Comb My Hair” video that can also be found below!
Fur Trade, who had one of CKMS’s Top Tracks of 2013 for their song “Kids These Days” from their album “Don’t get Heavy” has released another video for the track “Same Temptation” off the same album. We came across the video on Facebook and waited for the show to watch it to experience first hand what is going on! Check out our on the spot reactions above and then make sure to check out this video below!
This video does not disappoint….however it seems to be a part one of an ongoing story! We aren’t sure when or how this story is going to end! But we will see what we can find out!
The Cursed arrows have performed live on the Mano A Mano show before and are one of our favourite bands. I noticed Ryan in the liner notes as a producer for an older local band called Silent Films and checked out their site and they just released an album of cover songs appropriately titled “Couvre Projet”.
This album “Space Race” came into the station and we were again intrigued by the cover art. We check it out and the music was great! DJ AdRock describes it best in the podcast above – Check it out, then check out more from this band here:
The first thing we noticed from Stone River was the awesome artwork for their Euphoria & Lovesick Blues LP. This caught our eye and when we threw it into the CD player we were immediately captivated by the audio as well. We heard distinct notes of Caledonia and Blind Melon mixed together! And this ends up being a winning combination!
The Wet Secrets, one of our favourite bands, have always put out great video’s going all the way back to their DIY days. We feature two of their newest video’s in this weeks episode of Top Shelf Video, BUT check out all of their great video’s below!
These are the two video’s from the podcast:
These are some other wicked Wet Secret Video’s:
And the DIY AMAZING video for Get your own appartment:
This feature is near and dear to us for a few reasons. We visited this Food and Drink establishment at the end of August for the “Paul Jago unearthing the music of The Gandharvas” concert. This concert was such an exciting show held exclusively at IMBIBE. What was surprising and really cool was that the Lake of Bays Brewing Company actually created the “Mano A Mano Pomegranate Summertime Cerveza” And it was a HIT selling out! (it can be seen above on the IMBIBE drink list) IMBIBE is currently the only location in the world that has served this exclusive beer. Anyways, because of all that excitement we forgot to try the wonderful food at IMBIBE. It was actually a good thing cause it gave us an excuse to visit IMBIBE again very soon! DJ AdRock and I (DJ Steel) met at IMBIBE for a work lunch a few weeks after the show. DJ AdRock ordered the Poutine, which you can see has a little twist! It is potato wedges! Which heightens it to a whole new level! I tried a bit and it was delicious! My lunch was the soup of the day! Because it is getting colder out, I went with a nice warming soup. Not only was it warming because of the temperature of the soup but it also had a nice spiciness to it that also helped warm me up!
This is definitely a Food and Drink establishment that you wanna check out! Especially if you are headded to the Museum! (it is literally attached to the Museum) Plan to check out this place! They often have great musicians playing there, they have an open mic night and have some all about GREAT craft breweries such as Lake of Bays Brewing Company!
Check out their website here for more information:
54-40 has always been a favourite band of the Mano A Mano show, SoundFM and pretty much all of Canada. They are in the midst of recording their new album and “Building Future History”. Right now they are doing a very cool tour where they are playing a bunch of their singles acoustically and giving some cool stories about either the recording or some background information about each of these Canadian classics!
We were lucky enough to check out the last third of the Hamilton show! IT was AWESOME! The stories are great and because the songs are so well written they hold up acoustically and seem to connect even more intimately with the audience.
Although we missed the first two thirds of this show we are not worried – 54-40 is playing here in Waterloo! OCTOBER 19th! More details here: Details