Drums and more. Your host has studied jazz, toured in an indie band, taught, DJ’d, barista’d, busked, once trained as a "Sales Architect" at a call centre on the advice of a guy who picked him up hitch-hiking. Before that, he was the bassist in a hard rock band for like 2 weeks. He tried smoking a cigarette on stage. It stung his eyes.
We talk it out every other Tuesday.
SEASON 3 ENCORE: SUNNYSIDE UPPERS on I LIKE YOUR STYLE WITH ELDER BRYCEN!!!
We're (momentarily) back baby!! On this EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE, your regular HOST is the GUEST!! From March, in his other guise as SUNNYSIDE UPPERS on "I Like Your Style", a podcast hosted by Elder Brycen of the GOLDEN PLATES, a band out of San Diego USA. We're releasing it on the eve of the new Uppers single "MARY" (streaming everywhere Fri 13th!!) Topics include the death of rock'n'roll, other people's opinions, happiness, Bob Dylan, Anne of Green Gables, altered-state adventures and much more!!!
ADAM WARREN (WAANTS)
Our regular-season finale! Who better to cap things off with than longtime pal Adam Warren? Ryan and Adam first met as drum students in a university jazz program who shared an affinity for '90s skate punk. They formed a mathy punk band, then a mathy post-hardcore band ("GLORY GLORY") which morphed into a "psychedelic dance party." These days, Adam is making pure pop music as WAANTS and producing tracks for others (including your host). He's got a new record out next month. We discuss it and much more.
JOSH POTHIER (SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, KUATO, DANCE MOVIE, MANY MORE)
Josh has followed his unusually keen interest in music from the outskirts of Yarmouth, NS, to a year in music school (where we first met), a slew of East Coast bands, two independent labels, the studio and the open road, to his current gig as an industry guy in Toronto. He actually thought he might quit the kit in favour of the straight job at one point, but it quickly became apparent what an essential part of life music-making is for those of us who need to. We get into it. Great chat. Enjoy.
MATTY GRACE (CLUTTERED, FUTURE GIRLS, CENTURY EGG, MANY MORE)
Matty is a gal of many projects, much like your humble host. Accordingly, we kick off this chat by discovering that we both have ADHD! Well, technically it starts with gear and home recording. We talk about growing up as a small-town outsider, discovering punk rock, local bands, playing in multiple bands, being self-taught vs “schooled” as a musician, embracing her trans identity, the medical system, the pandemic life, the aging process that inexorably leads us all to crave early shows, and much much mo
DEWAYNE SHANKS (BOTFLY, CROSSED WIRES, FUTURE GIRLS)
dewayne is the groove machine behind halifax noise-rock stalwarts BOTFLY. that is, when he’s not ripping pop punk tunes with CROSSED WIRES or bummer punk with FUTURE GIRLS. he hasn’t been able to do any of it for a little while now (thanks, c19) but that just means he’s got a huge backlog of recordings awaiting your earholes.
we talk about all of the good stuff: the early days, the scene, practicing in quarantine and current/future projects. an instant classic.
DYLAN MOMBOURQUETTE (ALRIGHT ALREADY, CLUTTERED)
A classic episode!! Dylan is a punk rock brother-in-arms and a true lifer. We mean that literally. He started playing at 2 and doesn’t recall life before the drums. Drumming also got him through a very intense bout with cancer at age 19. It’s a wild tale and you need to hear it directly from him. These days he’s making mathy post-punk with Alright Already and hooky pop-punk with Cluttered. A wide-ranging 2hr+ chat. You don't need to be a drummer to enjoy this one, but if you are, you're in for a treat
I love this! Can’t wait to hear more!
Great podcast, funny and informative. You don’t need to be a musician to enjoy this. Highly recommended.