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Ongoing History of New Music looks at things from the alt-rock universe to hip hop, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations. It is Canada’s most well known music documentary hosted by the legendary Alan Cross. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that you might not find anywhere else. Trust us on this.

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Ongoing History of New Music looks at things from the alt-rock universe to hip hop, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations. It is Canada’s most well known music documentary hosted by the legendary Alan Cross. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that you might not find anywhere else. Trust us on this.

    Good Goth: Part 1

    Good Goth: Part 1

    Goth has always had a bad rap and that's not fair to the music, the fans and the fashion so we're going to try to clear everything up with our deep dive.

    Don't worry...no one's going to get hurt.

    We examine the Alt-Rock scene from the early 70's and take it right up to today.

    This is "Good Goth"

    • 17 min
    Fashion

    Fashion

    Today we go back into the Ongoing History archives to talk about Fashion.

    This is a request for Amy in Cambridge who asked "have you ever done a show that talks about how fashion was influenced by and through Alt Rock?"

    Why yes we have and here it is!

    From Mods, to Grunge, Goth, Punk and a whole lot more.

    Enjoy and thanks for listening!

    • 22 min
    10 Things About Muse

    10 Things About Muse

    There are some bands that you can take at face value, what you see is what you get.

    Then there are others which have backstories that go on for ever and ever.

    Pearl Jam is one U2 Green Day. Nirvana and also Muse.

    Muse is an interesting case because we here in North America, we're a little slow to catch on to what they were doing.

    They'd already been massive stars in the U.K., Europe and Japan before they hit North America. This sort of thing doesn't happen very often. It's like we suddenly and collectively discovered a band that was already in full flight, a deep library filled with road tested and chart tested songs.

    A solid live show and some very impressive musicianship. It was like we walk into a party that was already in Top Gear. North America has now embraced music every album and tours a big event.

    But then there's still that back story. We're still sorting through it, even though you may be a fan. How much about Muse? Do you really know? Let's find out.

    I call this show 10 Things about Muse. 

    • 23 min
    Canadian Producers

    Canadian Producers

    We all know that Canada has created some of the biggest selling musicians in the world. I mean think about it...

    Celine, Alanis, Shania, Nickelback, Drake, Bieber, The Weekend....you get the idea.

    I mean by capita...does any other country really come close?

    But what about those behind the scenes like record producers? Canadian's shaped some of the most important and influential bands and artists in new rock history.

    We have a long history of production talent and we look at the legends and the new breed. 

    This show is from mid 2003 so since then, there are a lot more Canadians to add to the list!

    • 16 min
    What's The Big Deal About Bauhaus?

    What's The Big Deal About Bauhaus?

    They only exhisted for barely 4 years and released just 4 albums but without them would there be a Smashing Pumpkins? Nine Inch Nails? Marilyn Manson? White Zombie?

    This is a program in the "what's the big deal series?". An occasional look at why todays music sounds like it does and this time it's one of the most influcential bands of the 80's

    We ask: "What's The Big Deal About Bauhaus?!?"

    • 16 min
    The Oral history of "Madchester": Part 2

    The Oral history of "Madchester": Part 2

    This is part 2 of our Oral History of Madchester as told by someone who was there to see it and make it happen.

    Gaz Whelan of the Happy Monday's!

     

    • 23 min

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4.9 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

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Makes me realize how much I miss professionalism in media elsewhere . He is top notch , great voice , well composed programs, and does a great interview. The Ian Thornley episodes sold me on this podcast.

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