E72- Slaw Festival w/ Jenna & Jacob

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On this episode of the podcast Cody sits down with Jenna Henderson and Jacob Kelly who are two of the organizers and directors of Slam Festival. Slam is dedicated to bringing surf culture to Calgary and making river surfing available to as many people as possible. If you have ever been curious about river surfing this is the podcast for you. We cover a lot of subject matter in this podcast including: the origins of river surfing, the evolution of the Alberta River Surfing Association, the welcoming nature of the Calgary surfing community, the culture of surfing both in the water and out, the joys and sorrows of organizing a festival, all the work involved in putting the event together, the core values of the organization, the differences between river surfing and ocean surfing, and much more. If you would like to learn more about river surfing and how you can get involved please visit albertariversurfing.com.

You can purchase tickets for Slams 2019 event HERE all proceeds go towards improving river surfing in Alberta

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Slam the Kan is the longest running event in the Alberta river surfing community. The amazing Mountain wave is home to the annual Alberta River Surf championships. Video by: Module Creative Agency

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E71- The Ashley Hundred

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I sit down with Brett, Andrew, and Jordan of Calgary folkadelic beard-pop band The Ashley Hundred. The three of us have a great conversation as we cover topics such as: the guys earliest musical memories, the gateway bands of our past, the importance of pre-production, the intoxicating aspects of performing to a crowd, how if you’re playing music to get girls you’re going to be sorely disappointed, the ever evolving nature of the Calgary music scene, the uniqueness of the bands in the Calgary music scene, the responsibilities of established bands to the newer bands coming up in the scene, getting away from the famine mentality, adding a touch of comedy to your live shows, sad monkeys, getting involved with the community, the struggles of self-promotion, and much more. You can listen to their latest single Talking to Myself at the end of the episode.

Be sure to follow The Ashley Hundred on social media for up to date information on everything the band is doing:

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The Ashley Hundred- Talking To Myself Video by Hans Grossmann Starring Jade Benoit and Kyle Lovstrom Special thank you to all those who donated materials for us to smash. Learn more about the band: theashleyhundred.com facebook.com/theashleyhundred instagram.com/theashleyhundred

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E70- I Am The Mountain

I get the chance to sit down with Colton and Jesse of Calgary indie-soul band I Am The Mountain. This interview was conducted on a pile of bean bag chairs on location at Calgary’s Market Collective. We have a really engaging conversation where we cover a wide variety of topics including: the importance of networking and supporting each other, the collaborative nature of the Calgary music scene, a fortuitous spotlight strip tease, the importance of positive affirmations, avoiding unspoken resentment within relationships, the responsibility of the artist, the destigmatization of mental health issues, encouraging people to work towards a creative pursuit, combating impermanence through art, shooting music into outer space, the growing arts community in Calgary, connecting with other people through music, and much more. You can listen to the song Motorcycles off of the bands EP We’re Here For Each Other at the end of the episode. You can purchase said EP HERE

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E69- E.L.F.

I sit down with 17 year old singer/ song writer Emilie Feldberg who makes music out of Calgary under the initials E.L.F. We talk about a wide variety of interesting subject matter including: the availability of live music for the younger generations, activism through music, gun violence in modern day society, the frustrations of not feeling like you have a voice, social issues, finding inspiration in all things, getting the push you need to start making music, the way people consume music in today’s society, singles vs. albums, the different ways in which people listen to music, mental health, the rewards you get from teaching music, the destigmatization of mental illness, and what the heck a mellotron is. You can listen to Emilie’s debut single Johnny Got His Gun at the end of the episode, E.L.F. wrote the song as a form of activism in response to the mass shootings she was watching on the news. It is available for download HERE

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E68- Shuffalo

On this episode I sit down with Brayden, Bailey, and Mac who are members of the Calgary pop-rock quintet Shuffalo. We talk about a wide variety of topic including: the benefits of not knowing each other when the band was formed, getting to know each other through music, the benefits of working with a producer, setting attainable goals and deadlines, holding yourself accountable, feeding off crowd reactions, keeping your ego in check, finding your purpose through creative pursuits and the benefits that has on your mental health, finding community in your local music scene, and much more. You can listen to the song Heart Attack off of the bands debut EP with the same name at the end of the episode. If you would like to purchase the Heart Attack EP you can do so HERE

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Also Check out the music video that Shuffalo released for the song Possible which can also be found on the Heart Attack EP

E67- Harsh

On this episode I get the chance to talk to Calgary’s nicest punk rock band Harsh. We talk about a wide variety of really cool subject matter including: the benefits of being friends before band mates, dealing with emotional subject matter on stage, doing your democratic duty, punk shows at Mexican restaurants, punk rock punctuality, the gem of a human Graham McKenzie is of Major Minor Music Project, guitar hero, the bands favourite shows, the accessibility of music in Calgary, the importance of all ages venues and all ages shows, uniquely weird places we have seen shows at, the importance of listening to a wide variety of different musical genres, toe donations, and much more. You can listen to the song Summer Lovin’ off of the bands album Jealousy Factory at the end of the episode. If you would like to purchase said album you can do so HERE

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E66- Detractions

Detractions return for this episode of Groove Talk! They’ve dropped the “The” and are more badass than ever. We delve deep into a wide variety of really cool subject matter including: the collaborative process of being in a band, how your music matures as you grow older, the process of letting songs go but never calling them “finished,” the visceral connection that is achieved through seeing live music, making the audience feel special through your performance, flow states within music, how getting old kind of rules, the art of the album, the circular nature of the music industry, and much more. Detractions are also about to release a new EP called Smile & Nod so we talk all about that and what went into the production of it. You can listen to the song Creepshow off of their latest EP at the end of the episode. Smile & Nod will be available on March 30th and is being released through Rhodehouse Records.

Detractions will be playing an album release show at the Palomino on March 30th alongside Less Miserable, No More Moments, and Act Natural. Tickets available at www.showpass.com

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E65- Less Miserable

I get the chance to sit down with all of the members of Calgary punk rock band Less Miserable. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: everyone’s affinity for Jack Black, the permanence of vinyl versus digital, an unexpected on stage kiss, a healthy dose of self deprecation, favourite shows, impostor syndrome, and lots and lots of laughs. Less Miserable is set to release a split EP with Calgary punk rock band Detractions on March 30th called Give Up so we talk all about that as well. You can listen to the song “Don’t Dream Anymore” off of the upcoming EP at the end of the episode.

Less Miserable will be playing an album release show at the Palomino on March 30th alongside Detractions, No More Moments, and Act Natural. Tickets available at www.showpass.com

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E64- The Wolf of Transilvania

I talk to my very good friend Andrei Cristian Buldan who makes music under The Wolf of Transilvani. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the finer details of music production, learning when to let go of something and move on, happy accidents, the joys of both collaboration and working on your own, how technology has helped the journey of the solo musician, setting small attainable goals, defining success, holding yourself accountable, putting in the work, becoming satisfied with life through the pursuit of a creative discipline, and a lot of other cliches that turned out to be true. Andrei also just recently released a 4 song demo and he takes us through the process of putting that together and the trials and the joys of producing it 100% on his own. You can listen to the song Together off of the 4 song demo at the end of the episode! You can listen to the entire demo HERE

Be sure to follow The Wolf of Transivaia on social media for up to date information on everything Andrei is doing as well as cool shred videos:

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E63- The Galacticas Strike Back

I am joined yet again by Anthony and Will who make up two thirds of my favourite Calgary punk band The Galacticas! We talk about a wide variety of fun subject matter including: what to do when you forget your snare drum on tour, songwriting, fun stories from being on the road, the evolution of the creative process, life, podcasts and of course no podcast with The Galacticas would be complete if we didn’t talk about Star Wars, movies, video games and various other pop-culture references. We also talk all about the guys newest EP Emoticon which is set to release on Feb. 22. You can listen to the song VCR which is off of that EP at the end of the episode.

Be sure to follow The Galacticas on social media for up to date information on everything the band is doing

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Check out this awesome music video that Anthony created for the song “Mario Kart at Amy’s Apartment” which can also be found on the Emoticon EP

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E62- Future Womb

I speak with Mikaela Cochrane who is the lead singer of Calgary’s psychedelic dark-wave popera band Future Womb. I had a great time chatting with Mikaela about a wide variety of subject matter including: her musical theater background and how that effects the bands sound, the importance of having a creative release, connecting with people through music, the unexpected hurdles and the unforeseen joys that come with being in a band, the pleasures of the production process, the importance of letting go, getting down with your weird self, and much much more. We also talk all about the Big Winter Classic which Mikaela and the rest of Future Womb will be performing at on Thursday January 24th.

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E61- Miesha & The Spanks

I sit down with Miesha Louie and Sean Hamilton who together make up one of Calgary’s staple local bands Miesha & The Spanks. We got the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: stories from touring across Canada, the unique friendly nature of the Calgary music scene, the importance of haters, the importance of creating a live music experience, the hardiness of the Canadian people, recording in the UK, and much more. We also talk about the Big Winter Classic which Miesha & The Spanks will be playing on Saturday January 26th. You can listen to the song First Love, First Blood off of the bands latest album Girls Girls Girls at the end of the episode and it is available for purchase HERE

Be sure to follow Miesha & The Spanks on social media for up to date information:

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E60- Long Time No Time

I speak with Daniel, Andrew, and Jesse who all play in the Calgary jazz rock band Long Time No Time. I really enjoyed my conversation with these three, it was lots of fun. We get the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the bands unique writing style, not being afraid of putting yourself out there, the difficulties of incorporating multiple brass players into one band, the importance of having fun with your live show, the importance of networking, and much more! Long Time No Time will be one of the many bands performing at the BIG Winter Classic on Jan. 25th. You can listen to their song Stubblers Gump off of the bands first album First Time Full Time at the end of the episode and it is available for purchase HERE

Be sure to follow Long Time No Time on social media for up to date information:

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E59- Gone Cosmic

I speak with Abbie and Darty of Calgary’s new psychedelic rock band Gone Cosmic. We got the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the business side of starting a band, living the rock star life while recording their first album, the good humans that are involved in the Calgary music scene, the thrills of starting a new band, the changing technologies inside the music industry and the effects on local bands, as well as the best ways that you can support local music. Gone Cosmic will be releasing their first album in the early half of 2019.

Follow Gone Cosmic on social media for up to date information on the band:

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E58- Heavydive

I sit down with Randall and Juan who make up two-thirds of the Calgary post-punk, shoegaze band Heavydive. We get the chance to talk about a wide variety of topics including: excessive use of the fog machine, making your band sound bigger with the affordability of gear, favourite gigs, their latest EP and the bands experiences putting that together, and much much more! We also chat about the bands involvement in Big Winter Classic 2019. You can listen to the track “Wax Dreams” off of the Warn The Dark EP at the end of the episode. The entire EP is available for purchase through BANDCAMP

Be sure to follow the band on social media for up to date information:

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Heavydive is just one of the incredible bands that will be performing at Big Winter Classic 2019, you can purchase tickets for the event at: www.bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E57- Big Winter Classic

On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Adrian Urlacher who is the founder and one of the organizers of the Big Winter Classic. The Big Winter Classic is a multi-venue festival that takes place In January in the city of Calgary. Me and Adrian talk about a wide range of topics including: What goes into putting on a successful show, the importance of building community, creating story worthy moments for your audience, what goes into curating an eclectic festival that has a little something for everyone, and much more! Adrian also shares some of his favourite moments as well as crazy stories from Big Winter Classics past. You can purchase tickets to Big Winter Classic 2019 HERE

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Here is a playlist of all the bands that will be performing at Big Winter Classic 2019:

Spotify Playlist

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E56- Crack the Lens

On this episode I speak with Justin, Aiden, and Taylor from the Celtic punk band Crack the Lens. It was lots of fun talking with these guys and in true Celtic fashion we drink a little whiskey during the show. We cover a wide variety of subject matter including: what you can do to make sure your favourite venues don’t close, the importance of finding your creative release, road gigs and playing festivals, as well as Echo Bass Studios, Casey Lewis, and much much more. We also talk all about the bands latest album The Armory, you can listen to the song Red Ghost off of the album at the end of the episode.

The Armory is available for purchase at https://crackthelens.bandcamp.com/album/the-armoury

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E55- Hot Shells

On this episode I am joined by Levi Gilmer and he is the soul contributor to the Calgary solo project Hot Shells! It was great getting the chance to speak with Levi. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including why he chose to pursue a solo project, the difficulty of classic video games, broadening your musical horizons, the perfect imperfections, the difficulty of writing lyrics, and the technological revolution in regards to music. You can listen to the song “Knack” at the end of the episode and it is available for download at https://hotshells.bandcamp.com/track/knack

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E54- The Corey Hotline

I get the chance to talk with Brent and Mason who are part of the three piece rock band The Corey Hotline. We cover a wide variety of subject matter including making mistakes while performing and how that humanizes your favourite bands, checking your ego at the door and not being a jerk, the friendliness of the Calgary music scene, responsible partying of the aging rocker, the bands love of arcades and much more. We also talk all about the bands first full length album Please Hold and what went into its composition and production. You can listen to the song Crowsnest Pass off the album at the end of the episode. You can purchase the album at https://thecoreyhotline.bandcamp.com/album/please-hold

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E53- Iron Tusk

On this episode I am joined by Carlin in the studio as well as Marty via face time, together they make up two thirds of the band Iron Tusk. We talk about a variety of topics including the revival of cassettes, the inspiration behind their song Sand Hills, recording entirely on analog, how a strong music community and supporting local helps everyone involved and much much more. We also talk about the bands highly anticipated upcoming single The Burning! I'm pleased to announce that the single will be released along with this podcast and you can listen to it at the end of the episode. The single will be available for purchase HERE

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