Today we tackle the delightfully difficult to categorize Ink Sticks and Stone’s release All That Gets Left Behind. It’s a storyteller’s epic that weaves in classical piano, Chinese mythology, French waltz, and folk noir to create an utterly unique sound so get in the loop!
In memory of Corey Woodrich. Rock in peace.
Windsor-based metal prog rock with an intense apocalyptic maybe-not-so-distant future narrative. The most densely concise concept album we’ve done on AFL, its Siren Phase’s Origins EP. Dylan muses on the influences of H.R. Gieger in sci-fi, and Jess recounts her experience with The Purge franchise. Check them out at sirenphase.bandcamp.com for this and more releases from them!
Jesse sits down with Jamie Reaume to talk music biz etiquette, collaboration and the team we don’t always see, the philosophy of creation, and how Windsor and Toronto’s music scene’s vary greatly. BONUS exclusive FIRST listen of Yanis’ newest track, only available through AFL, In The Land of Ooo. Get in the loop!
Continuing our recent string of wicked female vocals is Kayt Lucas Band, and their album, Tornado Nursery. It’s hard folk, with a sunny attitude and plenty of mandolin. The instrumentation is particularly unique, blending elements of Latin beats, Santana- style guitar, and the movements inspired by Kayt’s career as an aerial dancer and choreographer. Certainly a treat, so get in the loop! And mark your calendars for our next showcase, No Soul Safe at the Libertarian Public, April 8th!
Windsor-based metal prog rock with an intense apocalyptic maybe-not-so-distant future narrative. The most densely concise concept album we’ve done on AFL, it’s Siren Phase’s Origins EP. Dylan muses on the influences of H.R. Gieger in sci-fi, and Jess recounts her experience with The Purge franchise. Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, and stay tuned for news about A Very Open Mic Night!
There’s a LOT going on with music in the GTA. Dylan and Jess offer their take on music news, a great online community for performers and vendors called Gig Salad, upcoming bands for AFL, and some thoughts on national treasures The Tragically Hip. Stay tuned next week for Siren Phase, and check out this episode for a taste of their sound. Get in the loop!
Alt-country folk with some heavy metaphors and a particular tilt on Windsor, this third release from Allison Brown, Stitches and Incisions, will surprise and delight. With a laundry list of collaborators and tunes that explore the divide of border towns or the decrepit hospital who once stood tall, it’s a songwriting powerhouse and beautifully executed. Dylan weigh in on Windsor culture and Jess digs deep into recent hero/villain stereotypes that get taken to task in “Your Enemy.” It’s a personal and insightful episode, so get in the loop!
Dylan and Jess had a LOT to say about the fantastic bands we’ve had on AFL, so to celebrate a new year, we take a trip back through the most controversial, most memorable, and most hilarious clips and bloopers from 2015. If you’re new to our show, enjoy a taste of what we’ve done and stay tuned for what’s to come. Happy New Year!
In this re-release, Jesse and Dylan tackle the most Canadian of music. Lots to enjoy here if you’re as passionate about home as we are, and if you’re from away, you’ve got lots to learn, so take a listen.
As the first part of our Thanksgiving weekend re-release, this is the first recording Jess and Dylan ever released. It’s a look at Nickelback’s disco.. thing.. “She Keeps Me Up.” Plenty of awesome Dylan-hating-disco to listen to here. Don’t forget about our contest #DylanHatesDisco: If you can find a disco song I like, you can win a guest spot on the show!