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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.

    #323 Brenna Red of ‘The Last Gang”

    #323 Brenna Red of ‘The Last Gang”

    Brenna Red is the founding member, guitarist and lead singer of The Last Gang. The Last Gang have been a band since the 2000's. It wasn't until 2017 when the band got some recognition through touring with the help of Fat Wreck Chords releasing their last three albums.







    the Last Gang is on Tour this summer and will be stopping in Toronto, Montreal and places in between! Tour dates are HERE







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    #322 Luke Pabich of Good Riddance

    #322 Luke Pabich of Good Riddance

    Luke Pabich is a founding member and guitar player for Santa Cruz's Good Riddance. Good Riddance has been touring th world since 1995. They started as a band in the late 80's. Catching the attention of Fat Mike and Fat Wreck Chords, they were on their way with their first release "For God and Country". I met up with them in the summer of 1995 when I became they're Canadian Sound Guy for a tour of Ontario and Quebec. I also toured throughout the late nineties and early 2000's with them.







    Photo credit: Gresle







    Good Riddance is touring the east coast in the next few weeks.The dates are:







    * May14 Asbury Park, NJ, USHouse of Independents* May16 Covington, KY, USMadison Live* May17 Chicago, IL, USBeat Kitchen* May19 London, ON, CanadaRum Runners* May20Toronto, ON, CanadaVelvet Underground* May 21, Montreal QC Pouzza Fest







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    #321 Aston Stephens of Boss Tuneage Records

    #321 Aston Stephens of Boss Tuneage Records

    Aston Stephens is a UK based independent record label owner. Boss Tuneage Records has been putting out music for well over 30 years. Aston and I met by chance I think through either Brock Pytel or John Kastner in the early 2000's. Aston put out the first Four Square Record titled "When Weeks Were Weekends" in the fall of 2001. I do know that Aston and I might have talked on the phone once before the deal was struck. I might of had email back then.







    Aston is important to the punk rock and independent scene in North America and Europe as he put allot of people together with no agenda or method only to connect people and build a network. A fun conversation with a soldier of punk rock!







    Check out Astons YouTube







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    #320 Vlad Bojco of “Wasting Time”

    #320 Vlad Bojco of “Wasting Time”

    Wasting Time is a pop punk quartet from Toronto, Canada that has been plugging away since 2017. 







    The band plays their brand of melodic, sonic chaos and are inspired by bands such as Alkaline Trio, No Use For A Name, and MxPx. They’ve since released an album, a couple EPs, several singles and have shared the stage with Smoking Popes, Direct Hit and Young Rochelles.  







    Once More Without Feeling is the sophomore album,featuring 10 songs that will take the listener on a magic carpet ride of uptempo romps, melodic choruses, heartfelt lyrics and a few slower excursions. The songs were produced and mixed by Steve Rizun at Drive Studios throughout 2020 and 2021. On March 25th, the band will celebrate the release of the album to be distributed worldwide by Paper + Plastick with their friends The Anti-Queens and K-Man & The 45s at The Hard Luck Bar in Toronto. Limited CD copies of the album will be available at the show. 







    show dates:







    May 19th at Avant-Garde Bar, Ottawa, OnMay 20th-22nd at Pouzza Fest, Montreal, Qc







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    #319 Jenna Enemy of The Von Tramps

    #319 Jenna Enemy of The Von Tramps

    The Von Tramps are an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2015. The group is fronted by guitarist/vocalist Jenna Enemy and features Chelsea Oxborough on guitar and Krissandra Anfinson on bass. The band emerged from the Minneapolis underground punk scene and first gained notoriety for their high-energy live shows and irreverent behavior.







    The Von Tramps have an eclectic style offering a new take on the Minneapolis underground sound which combines sludgy Ramones-esk punk tunes with cheeky lyrics and introduces a new wave of rude girl ska. The band's second full length studio album "GO" will be released on SBÄM records this spring.







    Following the successes of their first full length record 2018 The Future is Female and the 2019 follow-up EP Sun's Out: Strung Out! The Von Tramps are back with GO, a brand-new concept album explored in 12 explosive tracks. With powerhouse vocals by Jenna Enemy, screaming guitars by Chelsea Oxborough, and thunderous bass by Krissandra Anfinson - The Von Tramps' GO is next year's must-have and a true original.  GO was recorded and mixed in Fort Collins, CO by acclaimed producer Dustin Phillips, and mastered in Minneapolis, MN by Bruce Templeton of Microphonic Mastering. The Von Tramps iconic rude and riot grrl blended sound paired with anthemic lyrics makes GO the breakout album of next year.   







    "GO is all about momentum", Enemy says. "Coming out of the pandemic, all we could think about was how far we could go, when we could go. By being forced into a break from our everyday lives we were also forced to reflect on it; and ultimately found the mundane can trap your soul, if you're not careful. We hope ‘GO’ inspires future listeners to break through these pressures in order to find a more honest version of life lived fully and creatively.“  







    The Von Tramps linktree: https://linktr.ee/thevontramps







    The Von Tramps will go on their first Europe tours in 2022 - with Buster Shuffle in spring and with Snuff in Fall. 







    Tour dates:







    Europe Tour with Buster ShuffleMarch 24, 2022 DE Freiburg, JazzhausMarch 25, 2022 DE Ulm, EdenMarch 26, 2022 CH Lucerne, SedelMarch 28, 2022 CH Zurich, DynamoMarch 29, 2022 DE Nuremberg, MuzclubMarch 30, 2022 DE Leipzig, C***e IslandMarch 31, 2022 DE Berlin, SO36April 2, 2022 AT Vienna, Arena







    Europe Tour with Snuff & The Static AgeOctober 26, 2022 DE Cologne, MTCOctober 29, 2022 AT Linz, SBAMOweenOctober 30, 2022 DE Munich, Unter DeckNovember 1, 2022 DE Wiesbaden, KreativfabrikNovember 2, 2022 DE Munster, SputnikcafeNovember 3, DK Copenhagen, Stairway







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    #318 Georgij Makazaria of “Russkaja”

    #318 Georgij Makazaria of “Russkaja”

    The band’s energetic front man Georgij Makazaria and his vibrant appearance inspires people to bounce frenetically, dance,pogo and scream their heads off. He is supported by the precise rhythm and driving force of drums, bass and guitar as well as the melody coming from violin, sax and the potete (a unique bass-trumpet). Together, the talented musicians follow their passion for live music and the classic melodies of Eastern Europe. Russkaja play with Slavic clichés and melancholic minor notes which pick up speed and invite you to join the party. The beat of the so-called turbo polka with a Jamaican ska-offbeat makes the people’s feet and souls celebrate, dance and happily forget all their woes. Excursions into punk rock, metal and dub-step atrracts everyone that hears this band. Since 2008, Russkaja have been the house band of the Austrian late night show “Willkommen Österreich”, where they accompany the performances of star musicians in their own musical style – russifying and balkanizing their







    Russkaja about how the tour with Flogging Molly came about: “And again, Vodka has connected people! We met Flogging Molly at a festival in Hungary. The sympathy and mutual admiration led to an invitation from the Irish-American band. After several years of planning, this invitation is now accepted - a joint tour of the USA. We can’t wait!”Flogging Molly on the upcoming tour with Russkaja:  “We are very excited about the upcoming tour with Russkaja, and of course the cruise!”







    Russkaja tour dates with Flogging Molly: March 8, 2022 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine March 9, 2022 Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall March 11, 2022 Kansas City, MO - The Truman March 12, 2022 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom March 13, 2022 Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek March 15, 2022 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee March 17, 2022 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium March 18, 2022 Funner, CA - Harrah’s Resort Socal March 19, 2022 Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino March 20, 2022 Reno, CA - Grand Sierra Resort March 22, 2022 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst March 23, 2022 Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre March 25, 2022 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater March 26, 2022 Ventura, CA - Ventura Music Hallhttps://www.floggingmollycruise.com/artist/russkaja/https://www.floggingmolly.com/tour















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Highly recommended

Awesome reflection on the Canadian music scene in the 90's.

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Awesome podcast hosted by the very cool Simon Head. Great conversations on music with a wide variety of guests. Interesting views on music, art, creativity, etc. in the ever changing and evolving scene.

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