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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 twenty 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 twenty 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.

    #310 Clint Westwood

    #310 Clint Westwood

    Clint Westwood releases a fresh take on one of his singles and some other quarantine musical gems on Mannequin Vanity Records  -- “Return to the Mothership” is coming out on August 27th.







    We are pleased to announce that Clint Westwood had emerged from the vaults of quarantine with some old tunes re-imagined and re-recorded for this strange new world. "Return to the Mothership" EP comes alongside a music video/trailer (that premiered on Spill Magazine on August 18th  https://spillmagazine.com/59623) for an up-and-coming short film about his cosmic crash landing onto a bizarre hostile planet and one brave UFO tow-truck drivers' heroic journey to get him back home. We may be lost in space, but we are not alone in the universe and existential dread has never sounded so catchy. Don't forget to book your one-way ticket back to the Mothership and get the hell out of Cult Country before we all go back to that great dumpster fire in the sky! Clint Westwood is a veteran performer, songwriter, and recording artist best known for his role as the booze-soaked bass smashing, banjo bashing co-frontman of the pirate gypsy ska band Whiskey Avengers. With a few solo records under his belt, he is now unleashing his self-branded ‘Cult Country’ style onto barflies, hussies, hipsters, and rug-cutters around the world. It’s a hodgepodge of authentic American roots music with a southwestern edge littered with literary lyrical prose that will leave you stomping, swashbuckling, and laughing maniacally while punching holes in the wall. Clint Westwood is what happens when punk rock grows a beard and grabs a banjo but doesn’t grow up. Many musical projects have taken him across the ponds to Europe and Japan as well as many journeys around the United States. He’s seen some shit and is not afraid to tell it like it is, and it isn’t looking good, so might as well have a good time and sing along with your new favorite April Fool. Welcome to Cult Country.







    http://www.mannequinvanityrecords.com/artist/clint-westwood/https://www.instagram.com/clintwestwood_aprilfool/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/clintwestwoodmusic/







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    • 58 min
    #309 Karl Hensel of “Desperate Acts”

    #309 Karl Hensel of “Desperate Acts”

    Desperate Acts emerges as a fresh band with confident, passionate, yet gritty melodies.Their debut album, coming out September 10th on SBÄM (Worldwide) and Kings Road (US) titled 'State Secrets' is a call to start paying closer attention beyond your own backyard.  Singer Matt Keil explained, “I think the recurring theme is being aware of constant, abject horror in the world and how to be part of a positive change versus being focused on very small daily challenges and issues that are not really that important. The song 'Drying Out' is a nod to all of the ways we waste our time when there are bigger problems to fix, there’s darkness present in the song, but it’s never over-dramatic and there’s a clear undercurrent of hope and perseverance.  







    State Secrets was originally meant to be tracked in Boston with producer Jay Maas at Getaway Recording. His resume includes everything from Bane and Defeater to Citizen and Title Fight (and Jennifer Rostock). To navigate the 2020 lockdowns, it was instead tracked with Brian Herb at Mother of All Music in St. Paul, Minnesota after pre-production was done virtually with Jay over a few months. Brian is normally touring doing tech and sound work for Alice in Chains and Jerry Cantrell and his resume includes everything from Helmet to Bush with a long list of live and studio recording credits. Jay collaborated with Brian to get the mixing and mastering done. Drummer Karl Hensel recalled, “I wouldn’t recommend doing demos recorded on Iphones, communicating about songs via youtube and Facetime, then recording one person at a time with another engineer in the midst of a pandemic, after writing music together and navigating quarantine safely throughout.  However, if we had recorded when we booked time with Jay, six of these songs wouldn’t have made the record.  We made the most of the longer, slower process.  It’s weird to say it now, but I know I needed the distraction and we have a better record because of it.”  







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desperateactsmnWebsite: https://desperate-acts.com/Spotify: LINKSBAM Records: LINK







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    • 1 hr 37 min
    #308 CC Voltage of “Autogramm”

    #308 CC Voltage of “Autogramm”

    Autogramm is a synth-driven, power-pop trio from Chicago & Vancouver drawing influences from the likes of The Cars, The Go Go's, Gary Numan, 20/20 and Devo. The band members are Jiffy Marx of Brooklyn’s Hard Drugs and Vancouver’s Blood Meridian, CC Voltage of Berlin’s Dysnea Boys, London’s Loyalties and Vancouver’s Black Halos and Spitfires, and The Silo of Vancouver’s Black Mountain, Lightning Dust, Destroyer and more recently Chicago’s Spun Out. The band have a longstanding connection to the art, punk, and skateboarding communities.







    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/autogrammbandINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/autogrammband/WEBPAGE: https://www.autogramm.band/







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    • 52 min
    #307 Will Huse of “The Late Great Charlie Borski”

    #307 Will Huse of “The Late Great Charlie Borski”

    he Late Great Charlie Borski, releasing their debut full-length album Watch Out For Spiders on July 2nd – just before kicking off their first Southern US Tour. Self-described as “Theatrical Folk Pop” The Late Great Charlie Borski combines the drama and intensity of musical theatre with the down-to-earth goodness of folk music. This band delivers a powerful musical punch with two lead vocals, coupled with harmonies and a slew of talented musicians.







    Their new singles “Let’s Hit The Road” & “Champagne” have already been released on Mannequin Vanity Records this year -- and now the much anticipated full-length album is dropping July 2nd – just in time for the band’s first southern US Tour. So far confirmed dates in San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and many more to come. Preview the album and art here:







    The Late Great Charlie Borski was formed when frontman Will Huse met his fellow #Borskians whilst astral projecting during a silent retreat in #NewRhodenshire, #Montana. Based on the teachings of Charles Borski, The Late Great Charlie Borski soon began serving some of the finest Theatrical #FolkPop the world had ever heard. Now based in #LosAngeles, they feature a rotating ensemble but are anchored by a core group: Chloe Jane Busick on #banjo, Ally Mulholland on #washboard and #vocals, Alan Bailey on #drums, Lucas Coleman on #acoustic/#electric #guitar, Nick Stanioski all the way from #Boston on the #bass, Blaire Lynn Strong on vocals and #nunchucks, and finally, Will Huse who hollers and plays #ukulele. They just released their new single "Let's Hit Road" on MVR last month, check it out on SPOTIFY or APPLE MUSIC Press:







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelategreatcharlieborski/instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelategreatcharlieborski/?hl=enYoutubes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECm_LzUB9GI&ab_channel=MannequinVanityRecordsOFFICIAL







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    • 53 min
    #306 Real Sickies

    #306 Real Sickies

    The Real Sickies have been busy during the plague and are back with a few new offerings! The newest is "Love is For Lovers" with an accompanied video "Communication Breakdown". if you love bands like Chixdiggit and the Ramones, this is your band!. Love is for lovers is out on July 9 Band Camp: https://realsickies.bandcamp.com/album/love-is-for-loversFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealsickies/Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealSickies







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    • 47 min
    #305 Dany Laj

    #305 Dany Laj

    Dany Laj and the Looks have released their hotly anticipated third full-length album “Ten Easy Pieces” via We Are Busy Bodies Records. Soaked in enough song writing craft and melody to make even Brian Wilson blush, Dany Laj and the Looks have produced a genre straddling album sure to please even the most discerning of music listeners. 







    Sidekicks Dany Laj and Jeanette Dowling are known for their extensive touring schedules and electrifying live shows.  Impressively, the band have played over 1000 shows all through North America. "It's crazy to think of it now but we've been all over the place on the continent, I haven't even been on a plane yet and apparently there's a whole different world out there," Laj smirks. 







    The narrative weaved together by Laj’s powerful, yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between. With stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, this album ultimately retains a strong sense of humour and hope, which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Dusty Campbell as The Looks, Laj’s crack rhythm section, provide a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj’s quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj and the Looks an unstoppable force just







    D I S C O V E R







    Website: http://www.danylaj.com/







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danylaj







    Twitter: https://twitter.com/danylaj







    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5P76mSOqbsmjpkw5GENs9J







    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danylajandthelooks/















    waiting to win your heart.







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    • 1 hr 17 min

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