SOUNDTRACKING | King Khan Journeys A Strange Road To The Album “Idle No More”

SOUNDTRACKING | King Khan Journeys A Strange Road To The Album “Idle No More”

by Daniel Colussi | King Khan And The Shrines is what happens when a dozen or so punk, soul and RnB freaks get together and throw their tastiest licks into a big black melting pot. King Khan is the shaman/cook who stirs the

SOUNDTRACKING | Six Fabulous Songs From Electric Syria & The Ravenous Arctic

SOUNDTRACKING | Six Fabulous Songs From Electric Syria & The Ravenous Arctic

by Daniel Colussi | Through various internet and real, physical world travels, I always come across new and interesting songs. These six are the latest that’ve particularly piqued my interest, demanded my attention, and reassured me that future is still bright for human expression

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With King Tuff Before This Friday’s Commodore Show

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With King Tuff Before This Friday’s Commodore Show

by Daniel Colussi | King Tuff is Kyle Thomas and he’s a true rock ‘n roll dreamer from Brattleboro, VT. Readers may recall that Thomas has been on the Soundtracking pages before, upon the release of his second, self-titled album. Said album is

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With Scout Niblett Before Tonight’s Gig At The Cobalt

SOUNDTRACKING | Five Minutes With Scout Niblett Before Tonight’s Gig At The Cobalt

by Daniel Colussi | Scout Niblett’s music is a breath of fresh air. It’s too primal and grunged-out to be called airy, but listening to the raw, jagged sounds of her albums over the years has consistently freshened my palate. Sometimes you just

SOUNDTRACKING | With Jesse Lortz Of  “Case Studies” Before Their Cobalt Show

SOUNDTRACKING | With Jesse Lortz Of “Case Studies” Before Their Cobalt Show

by Daniel Colussi | The music that gets played on my stereo is deeply affected by the weather. Two weeks of sunny days has meant a steady flow of Grateful Dead live bootlegs. How perfect it was to speak with Jesse Lortz on

SOUNDTRACKING | Alex Bleeker On Getting To Jam And Never Writing Break-Up Albums

SOUNDTRACKING | Alex Bleeker On Getting To Jam And Never Writing Break-Up Albums

by Daniel Colussi | Alex Bleeker’s main gig is playing with Ridgewood New Jersey transplants Real Estate, a band that specializes in a very distinct kind of autumnal, melancholic pop music. Real Estate are great and I love them, but when Bleeker surrounds

SOUNDTRACKING | Rousing Tim Presley Of “White Fence” Before His Vancouver Show

SOUNDTRACKING | Rousing Tim Presley Of “White Fence” Before His Vancouver Show

by Daniel Colussi | A month or so ago I called Tim Presley to talk to him about his new White Fence record, Cyclops Reap. I actually woke him up even though I wasn’t calling all that early. Maybe I

SOUNDTRACKING: “Parquet Courts” Set To Mix Music And Words To Devastating Effect

SOUNDTRACKING: “Parquet Courts” Set To Mix Music And Words To Devastating Effect

Kevin Pederson photo by Daniel Colussi | My pal Mark Richardson hipped me to Texas/NYC outfit Parquet Courts when he selected the band to kick off an exclusive mix for this very column. Said track, Master Of My Craft, piqued

SOUNDTRACKING: Toronto’s Basement Literati “Hooded Fang” At The Media Club

SOUNDTRACKING: Toronto’s Basement Literati “Hooded Fang” At The Media Club

photo: Sarah Amroussi-Gilissen by Daniel Colussi | It’s been two long years since Toronto’s Hooded Fang last played Vancouver. During this time they’ve overhauled the line up, dropping some members and shedding the glockenspiel-twee of their earlier incarnations for something

SOUNDTRACKING: Eight Minutes With Jose Gonzalez Of Junip (And A Ticket Giveaway!)

SOUNDTRACKING: Eight Minutes With Jose Gonzalez Of Junip (And A Ticket Giveaway!)

by Daniel Colussi | Sweden-by-way-of-Argentina folkie Jose Gonzalez made a pretty big splash during the aughties with his two solo albums, Veneer and In Our Nature. Those records found Gonzalez in melancholic folkie-form — a modern day atheist Nick Drake.

SOUNDTRACKING: A Few Thoughts On The Sudden And Unfortunate Closure Of “John”

SOUNDTRACKING: A Few Thoughts On The Sudden And Unfortunate Closure Of “John”

photo credit: Dave Pullmer by Daniel Colussi | There’s a ridiculous amount of top notch music created in Vancouver and much of it exists on a slim periphery of the city’s entertainment industry. We’re blessed to live in a city

SOUNDTRACKING: On The Two Black Flags And Which One Plays Vancouver On July 20

SOUNDTRACKING: On The Two Black Flags And Which One Plays Vancouver On July 20

by Daniel Colussi | Since discovering them sometime in Junior High School, Black Flag has held a kind of otherworldly, god-like status to me. I’ve read and re-read Rollins’ tour journals. I listened and re-listened to Damaged. The intensity and

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