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Chaotic Entrance

Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Chaotic Entrance” featuring the music of Ulysses Coppard including his solo project Ulysses and his band SMASH BOOM POW.

 

Phase Shifter

Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Phase Shifter” featuring the music of Chelsea McBride including:
Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, The Chelsea McBride Group, Chelsea and the Cityscape, The Koopa Troop Band

and Hot Hot Heat track in there too for full representation of collaborators!

 

ASDF Robot Apocalypse Series

Here is the first of the Home Row Robot Apocalypse Series podcasts ASDF featuring all the bands of the skeleton track creators of the Robot Apocalypse project that started here at CKMS!

Deep Cut Film Festival 2019

The Deep Cut Film Festival was a great success this year! I was able to check out a bunch of great movies and interview many of the directors and writers! Check out the podcast here!

Inner Attitude Gage – Robot Apocalypse Series

Here is the next Mano A Mano Robot Apocalypse Series show titled “Inner Attitude Gage” featuring the music of collaborators Gary Cain and 54-40!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zTo3etyK41Zw0mnaTo4rurzSktvDD0jj/preview

 

Gary Cain – Twangadelic Bluesophunk

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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.

 

Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

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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 New album: Distance

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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!

Top Songs of 2016

Based upon votes by the Mano Amigoes, CKMS Board members and Mano A Mano DJ’s here are CKMS’ Top Rock Releases of 2016.
#1 – Hot Hot Heat – The Kid Who Stays in the Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIaz1GS9i8&list=RDcsIaz1GS9i8
#3 – Holy F – Tom Tom
#4 Radio Head – Burn the Witch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k
#5 Smash Boom Pow – Listen to Me
https://smashboompow.bandcamp.com/
#6 BadBadNotGood – Confessions Part II Featuring Colin Stetson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1inIFL2vdus&list=PLPXeD_XEn2STaTmqL52-OSrBRi7zWGcQb&index=4
#7 The Pack AD – Fair Enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFs2RW1Oack
#8 The Wet Secrets – Quelle Supreme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJXL7nv6JdQ
#9 Royal Canoe – Somersault
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXfUH7XG5w
#10 Isomers – All Failures
http://www.isomersmusic.com/
#10 Pup – If this tour doesnt kill you, I will
https://puptheband.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream-is-over

2nd Annual Beer Tasting Competition

ContestantsThis 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!

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition.mp3

Winners

Block 3 Feature: Ian Somers

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Ian Somers Feature.mp3

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:

Block three Feature

 

Robot Apocalypse: Block Three Feature

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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.

 

Frightened Rabbit: Block Three Feature

Block three FeatureDJ 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.

MAM: Mammal Theme playlist

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:

  1. The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – Loki Cat
  2. Little Suns – Black Elephant
  3. Manitoba – Skunks
  4. The Manvils – Lions of a lost Toungue
  5. The Mark Inside – Lime Green Monkeys
  6. Melissa Auf der Maur – Lead Horse
  7. Prairie Cats – Meanest Genius
  8. Unicorns – I was born a Unicorn
  9. Ryan Dahle – Lion Piano
  10. The Wet Secrets – Animals in Disguise
  11. Holy F – P.I.G.S.
  12. HonHeeHonHee – A is for Animal

Mano A Mano’s “Going Solo” Set list

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.

  1. Matthew Good (of Matthew good band) – Advertising on Police cars
  2. Dave Monks (of Tokyo Police club) – gasoline
  3. Jimmy Chaimberlan (of Smashing Pumpkins) – Life begins again
  4. Courtney Love (of Hole) – Mono
  5. Dan Auerbach (of black Keys) –
  6. Ryan Dahle (of AOE and Limblifter) – sixes and sevens
  7. Thom Yorke (of Radiohead)- The Eraser
  8. Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins) – The Camera’s Eye
  9. Rob Zombie (of White Zombie) – superbeast
  10. Melissa Auf der Maur (of Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) – followed the waves
  11. David Usher (of Moist) – Alone in the Universe
  12. Michael Jackson (of the Jackson 5) – bad

The Sonic Tapestries of The Alpacas

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.