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Musician and music business guests in a long form one on one conversation format.. Follow along as we meet new, interesting people!!

The show is hosted by Simon Head. A thirty year plus veteran working as a recording engineer, tour manager and sound man for cool Canadian bands like SNFU, Sum 41, Treble Charger and tons more.

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Musician and music business guests in a long form one on one conversation format.. Follow along as we meet new, interesting people!!

The show is hosted by Simon Head. A thirty year plus veteran working as a recording engineer, tour manager and sound man for cool Canadian bands like SNFU, Sum 41, Treble Charger and tons more.

    #363 Ken Tizzard

    #363 Ken Tizzard

    Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats In St.John’s in 1982 he cut his teeth playing bass with local skate/punk bands who wholeheartedly embraced the DIY model of the punk rock culture. SNFU were the first band I had ever seen who had taken this model to a national level. After touring with the Watchmen, Thornley and Big wreck, Ken changed his life and his musical direction to be closer to home both with the musical style and his proximity to his family. In the Podcast, we talk about Music for Goats and the new album the Dagg Sessions and it importance in Ken's musical growth. Hardly any covid talk and one of the great classic episodes of the podcast







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    #362 Michael Crusty of Crusty Media

    #362 Michael Crusty of Crusty Media

    Michael Crusty is a content creater and freelance Video Editor. Michael is resposible for the Mikey and His Uke Series on YouTube for all of the video editing and project managment. Michael also plays in the anti-queens playing bass and production. a wonderful conversation and a classic epidoe of the Apologue Podcast!







    Mikey And his Uke: https://www.youtube.com/@MikeyAndHisUkeAntiQueens: https://antiqueens.com/Crusty Media: https://www.instagram.com/crustymedia/?hl=en







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    • 55 min
    #361 Jay Sparrow

    #361 Jay Sparrow

    Recorded in the dead of winter in a newly constructed studio at the former residence of controversial Edmonton photographer Con Boland, the month-long project was the result of what the sound might be if there was a collaboration between Elliott Smith and Massive Attack. Long gone are the bluesy-punk sounds of Sparrow’s first band the Murder City Sparrows.







    Sparrow tells the story. “Eight records in fifteen years… Some came easy, others were a struggle. ‘Hard Eight’ is a little of both. I fell in love and found the woman I am to marry since my last record came out in 2020. You can hear a little of what that sounds like in some of the songs. The act of writing music feels like sitting under an attic hatch far above your body, you close your eyes and the hatch opens, falling through the crack are particles of dusty creative moments, if I am positioned correctly with instrument in hand, they land on me, some I even reach out and catch. They aren’t mine, I don’t know where they come from but if I am ready and available, I can usher them into existence. I make music because I have to, the rest of life is elective."







    Photo Credit: Cooper & O'Hara







    Written by Jay SparrowProduced by Mike SchlosserMixed by Brad SmithMastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito MasteringArtwork by Mike Egan100% Canadian Content







    Website: https://jaysparrow.comSpotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/5wXiFRSqLuSrRXWVSN3Sr5?si=fKytFjuZRG2VBiII2qLB5A







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    • 50 min
    #360 Valerie Knox of The Anti-Queens

    #360 Valerie Knox of The Anti-Queens

    The Anti-Queens, Toronto's premiere punk rock 'n' rollers, have just announced their latest LP, "Disenchanted," with an advance single and video for the track "Doomed Again". The new album will appear worldwide on digital and vinyl formats via Stomp Records on May 17th, 2024. For over a decade, The Anti-Queens have been a prominent force in Toronto's music scene. The Anti-Queens are led by the fiercely talented and dynamic duo of Emily Bones and Valerie Knox, who bring a punk-rock energy that challenges the male-dominated music industry. Known for their electrifying live performances, they've gained a reputation for their unstoppable energy and powerful stage presence. Their latest album, "Disenchanted," continues their tradition of crafting infectious, hook-laden anthems that will surely delight fans of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Distillers, Hole, L7, Lunachicks, and The Warning. The advance single “Doomed Again” embodies the essence of blistering 1977 punk, infused with just the right touch of Bad Religion and Green Day to keep it fresh and driving. The Anti-Queens skillfully pay tribute to their enduring punk roots while injecting enough energy to keep it from feeling derivative.Featuring lyrics that intertwine defiance with sincerity, razor-sharp hooks, and a musical style that epitomizes the essence of "rock 'n' roll," The Anti-Queens are back with a vengeance.







    The music video for the advance single "Doomed Again" showcases the band immersed in a passionate performance, accompanied by two wild ghost figures driving around town before landing in a rehearsal space to join the rock-out session. Directed by Emily Bones and Michael Crusty, and produced by Crusty Media and Stomp Records, the video captures the energy of the song. Filmed by Michael Crusty and Sarah Mathieson, with editing by Michael Crusty and performance lighting by Jefferson Sheppard, the video stars Valerie Knox, Emily Bones, Michael Crusty, and Sara Fellin. The lyrics of "Doomed Again" resonate with the struggle and resilience of pursuing dreams amidst life's challenges, reflecting on the enduring nature of aspirations formed in youth. Despite facing obstacles, the song encourages perseverance and embracing life's journey, recognizing that setbacks contribute to memorable narratives. Band member Valerie Knox said, “Doomed Again is a love letter to all the bands out there who never stop doing the grind. There’s almost always something that can and will go wrong, but it’s never dull being in a rock n’ roll band”. They filmed the music video in Ajax and Oshawa, Ontario. The jam space is one of the actual places they rehearse, jazzed up with added lights and a slew of Easter eggs in the background—old show flyers, banners, photos, stickers, and merch. “While we did our best to plan everything, we still ended up crafting our ghost costumes until 4 am just before the jam space shoot, all while a massive blizzard swept through. Very on brand for the title of the song”







    Photo Credit: Riley Taylor







    D I S C O V E R







    Twitter:https://twitter.com/AntiQueensTikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@theantiqueensFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiqueens/Instagram:a href="https://chad_norulespr_com-dot-mm-event2.appspot.com/em_U42ZRY4a3dkCcGdhH7iv?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.

    • 38 min
    #359 Aaron & Adam of Fog Lamp

    #359 Aaron & Adam of Fog Lamp

    Fog Lamp, the enigmatic synth-punk trio hailing from Oakland, has been making waves in the local music scene with their genre-defying sound since their emergence in 2022. Comprising Aaron on vocals, Leslie on synthesizers, and Adam on guitar and drum machines, Fog Lamp seamlessly blends elements of cyberpunk, goth, and cold wave to create a haunting and dystopian sonic experience. Looking ahead, Fog Lamp plans to embark on a Southern California mini-tour following the release of their new album. Bolstered by local label support that saw their debut album sell out, the band remains grounded despite their growing recognition. "Enjoy the pleasantly discordant, industrial, post-punk energy of... Fog Lamp," says White Crate Bay Area Music Blog. "Packed with timeless dark synth anthems one after another, the seasoned goth as well as newly-initiated heads will be pleased to hear the call of familiar motifs from olden days, a nostalgia that’s been successfully resurrected." Fog Lamp’s latest offering is a haunting synthpunk masterpiece with sprinkles of Cyberpunk, Dark Wave and Goth that will appeal to fans of Big Black, Killing Joke and Gary Numan to name a few. Fog Lamp's Anxious Stargazing is now available on all major streaming platforms.







    D I S C O V E R







    Twitter: https://twitter.com/xfoglampxBandcamp: https://foglamp.bandcamp.com/musicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/foglampbayLinkTree: https://linktr.ee/foglampbay?utm_source=linktree_admin_shareSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1jPSrjnDVRQ89s0smWT8kr?si=_XcFttm5QaeuC55MzuF3Hg







    UPCOMING LIVE DATESFriday March 1st - San Francisco, CA @ BendersNoise Pop Showcase w/ The Losers and Croissant







    Sunday April 7th - Los Angeles, CA @ Towne Squarew/ Chorus Pedal, Duct, BautizoMonday April 8th - San Clemente, CA @Knuckleheadsw/ xacto and big fygTuesday April 9th - Riverside, CA @TBAWednesday April 16th - San Luis Obisbo, CA @ House ShowThursday April 25th - Albany, CA @ The Ivy Room







    w/ The Wraith, New Skeletal Faces, and 55 Castles







    LINKTREE https://linktr.ee/katevonheart







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    • 57 min
    #358 Kate Von Heart

    #358 Kate Von Heart

    Strongly influenced by the expression of her subconscious mind, cinematic romance and alternative rock, Kate Von Heart is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter with a bewitching sensibility. And, on Feb.9th she'll be releasing That Isn’t You And Me (Part I)After completing her music education at Cégep Marie-Victorin and the Université du Québec à Montréal, she delved into various musical projects, showcasing her talents in performances across Canada at shows, competitions, and festivals. Additionally, she made appearances as a backup singer on television, notably on Radio-Canada's "En direct de l'univers."Her latest EP, styled as gloomy rock, intricately captures the poignant mourning of a romanticized yet ultimately disappointing relationship. This musical journey is characterized by catchy melodies, emotionally raw lyrics infused with a hint of sarcasm, and her warm, passionate vocals. The album's musical backdrop spans from comforting melancholy to cathartic intensity, creating a rich and engaging experience for the listener.







    LINKTREE https://linktr.ee/katevonheart







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    • 44 min

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