SnC 221 – Wed 26 May 2010


Fine music from London and Birmingham here in the UK, as well as Sweden, Israel, Chicago and Vancouver. Perhaps a bit of a summery feel because we just had our summer, last weekend. It’s back to normal now.  
The hop that is growing up the barn steps put on 8 inches in the past 24 hours. I’ll be able to give Adnams a run for their money soon.

25 years – Rude City Riot (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
RCR is a “POWER-SKA” BAND from Vancouver BC working overtime to bring you great original songs with powerful vocals & big juicy melodic hooks. If you see us live, you will remember the guitar solos & horn riffs the next day. We are 100% Power-Ska.
Phog Lounge – Pitter Patter Festival, Windsor, ON – Thu May 27
Absinthe, Hamilton, ON – Fri May 28
The Drake Hotel,Toronto – Sat May 29     
The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Sun May 30      
BTB Cantina, Ann Arbor, MI, USA – Thu Jun 03
The Left Hemisphere (L’Hemisphere Gauche), Montreal, QC – Fri Jun 04
bistro pub Renaud, Longueuil, QC – Sat Jun 05
Judge Dread Presents Rude City Riot, Ottawa, ON – Sun Jun 06
“The Stage”, Tsawwassen, BC – Thu Jun 10
The Bourbon, Vancouver, BC – Sat Jun 12   
Vancouver Island Music Business Conference, Comox, BC – Thu Jun 24      
REVFEST 2010 Music Festival, Revelstoke, BC – Sat Jun 26      
Blues on Whyte, Edmonton, AB – Sun Jun 27
The Works & Art Design Festival 2010, Edmonton, AB – Mon Jun 28
The Works & Art Design Festival 2010, Edmonton, AB – Tue Jun 29
Ariel Hyatt from the excellent Ariel PR in New York is in London this week to run a 3 hour seminar for artists, song writers and music business folks in general.
The event is on Thursday THIS WEEK, in fact probably this evening from 6 ’til 9 at PRS House on Berners Street in central London. Tickets are £30 and all the info can be had from:
Polly – Jessica Goyder (London, UK)
A follow-on track from last week when I played you Skating. Jessica Goyder on vocals, piano and guitar. Paul Jefferies, double bass, Ben Twyford, drums and Pete Horesfall on trumpet for Polly and Bastimientos. Emily Parker on cello for Demons To Tea and Nick Parker on violin for Polly. Collaborations include work with The Soundbringer and the electronica album Cosmos with the producer Mr. Smith, released in Canada.
Archibald’s Dance – Andreas Öberg (Sweden)
Swedish jazz guitarist Andreas Öberg has been seizing increasing attention for his seamless blend of virtuosity and musicality in recent years, and Six String Evolution, his second CD for Resonance Records (released just a couple of weeks ago) represents yet another remarkable step in his international ascendance.
“Archibald’s Dance” (mp3) from “Six String Evolution” (Resonance Records)
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Sand dunes – Kämmerer (Goteborg, Sweden)
From the Jamendo album “Sir Agent Chill” which you’ll find amongst quite a few other chill, and downtempo material at:
Следы (Traces) – Staraya Derevnya (Haifa, Israel)
A note from Gosha of the Israeli band Staraya Derevnya with news of the newest album “Из бревна (From inside the log)” on Jamendo – a follow up to the three previous albums “Я чаща (I’m thicket)” and “Одноногий (Onelegged)” and “Экспедиция (Expedition)”. All are on Jamendo and “From inside the log” is also available as a limited edition CD release, available at
The album is categorised on Jamendo as: postrock psychedelic weird postpunk psychfolk
Shame – Magic Slim ands the Teardrops (Chicago, IL, USA)
Magic Slim is a great proponent of the intense, electrified, Mississippi-to-Chicago blues style that spawned much of the music played by modern blues artists and rock ‘n’ rockers. Magic Slim and Blind Pig Records celebrate their twenty year collaboration with the release of Raising The Bar, an outstanding collection of R&B gems and perennial crowd favorites culled from Slim’s vast repertoire.
Magic Slim and the Teardrops
“Shame” (mp3) from “Raising The Bar” (Blind Pig Records)
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Don’t make a sound – Jon Spanyol (London, UK)
Originally from Malvern, Worcestershire where the last big musical name to come out of the area ended up on the back of the £20 note, Jon Spanyol is not there yet but is certainly aiming just as high.  Since moving to London to complete a music degree, Jon has performed at a number of established venues in the area such as Café de Paris and The Troubador, either playing his own material or on keys and trombone in a wide range of Jazz ensembles. In 2009, Jon was the proud winner of the slightly dubiously named Broadjam “Get Lubed” songwriting contest, for his song ‘Hyperactive Hypochondriac’.
IPO is this weekend in Liverpool, I’ll be heading up there on a fascinating sequence of trains and looking forward to seeing a few of my podcasting chums along with some music that I’ve not heard before. There may even be time for a drink at the wonderfully opulent Philharmonic Dining Rooms (The Phil) where I vaguely remember drinking with some of Liverpool’s finest.
Worries and Troubles (feat Apache Indian) – 1EYE (Birmingham, UK)
Birmingham based band ‘1EYE’ have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single ‘Worries & Trouble’ feat. Apache Indian. 1EYE’s debut single is available for purchase from or you can text ‘WORRIES’ to 81088.
1EYE have blended a multitude of flavours creating a barrel of an album entitled ‘Whiskey Business’ which is a distinctive mix of reggae, Latin, and soul. The album is lyrically entertaining making quirky references to life in Birmingham and beyond.






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