1. Viet Cong! Mac DeMarco!

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    VIET CONG takes a break from massaging each other to discuss near homicide, street fights, and Chad Vangaalen’s driving!

    Beloved Canadian weirdo MAC DEMARCO takes the CITY SLANG questionnaire and shares his sordid history with Tommy Lee!

    PLUS A CITY SLANG EXCLUSIVE!

    Check out a video below of an unreleased VIET CONG song shot at their Ottawa show! You were probably there!

    Tunes this week:

    Viet Cong - Cassette - Throw It Away
    Viet Cong - Cassette - Unconscious Melody
    Viet Cong - Cassette - Oxygen Feed
    Viet Cong - Unreleased - Bunker Buster

    Pretty Pretty - Leather Weather - Leather Weather
    Hurula - Vi är människorna våra föräldrar varnade oss för - Om jag tänker alls
    Roberta Bondar - Caustic - Wet Eyes

    The Estranged - Languid Skies - If Everything
    Steve Adamyk Band - Dial Tone - Suicide
    The Sugar Stems - Only Come Out At Night - Baby Teeth

     

  2. VIET CONG! MAC DEMARCO!

    Viet Cong and Mac DeMarco on the show this week! Tune in Monday at 9am to hear it live on CHUO 98.1FM, or stream it live online.

    Here’s a preview to get you pumped!

     

  3. STRANGE ATTRACTOR! MOTHER’S CHILDREN!

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    Emmanuel gets a blow-by-blow, cross-Canada tour diary from STRANGE ATTRACTOR! They save a whole mall from a gas leak and get steamed at a Winnipeg house party!

    Alannah Why interviews MOTHER’S CHILDREN about who could beat them up and just how many blazers they own!

    Plus a special set from the Dub Ditch Picnic Benefit comp!

    Hear sweet tunes including:

    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - Alien in This Room
    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - Escape from DMT
    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - I’m Trying to Wake You Up
    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - This is Total Shit
    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - Hot Dog Water
    Strange Attractor - Back To The Cruel World - Real Dark Place

    Microdot - I’ll Hang with God, but Not Today - Bleeding All Over
    Shearing Pinx - I’ll Hang with God, but Not Today - Tour Romance (Take 1)
    The Zags - I’ll Hang with God, but Not Today - Stop The World From Spinning

    Monomyth - Saturnalia Regalia! - Something Else
    Alex G - DSU - After Ur Gone
    Saffrons - Poncho Records Compilation Vol. 1 - Isis

     

  4. OTTAWA EXPLOSION BLOWOUT WITH TWEENS, VACATION, AND KING’S QUEST!

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    It’s the conclusion of our OTTAWA EXPLOSION BLOWOUT! We subject more people to the hard-hitting CITY SLANG QUESTIONNAIRE!

    Bridget Battle of TWEENS talks pizza, her crush on Kirk Hammett, and straight up spills her beer!

    Jerry Queen of TWEENS, PRETTY PRETTY, and VACATION goes to Circle Jerks shows with his Dad, talks about playing with the Breeders, and pukes up his hair!

    KING’S QUEST talk Thrillhouse, Bill Cosby’s home computer system, and what happens to cheez-wiz after ten years!

    Plus hear these tunes:

    Tweens - S/T LP - Be Mean
    Kings Quest - S/T - Alexander
    Vacation - Candy Waves - Pyro Hippies

    HSY - Cyber Bully  - Cyber Bully
    The Beverleys - The Beverleys - Dreams
    Mexican Slang - Inside The Velvet Castle - Pink Fog
    Greys - If Anything - Use Your Delusion

    Pink Mountaintops - Get Back - The Second Summer of Love
    Tijuana Panthers - Wayne Interest - Torpedo
    Watery Love - Decorative Feeding - Skulls in Zen
    Ultrathin - Minimum Payout EP - Walk Into the Void

    Teledrome - S/T LP - New Motion

     

  5. OTTAWA EXPLOSION BLOWOUT WITH TV FREAKS, DAD JOKES, AND BONNIE DOON!

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    It’s the first in our OTTAWA EXPLOSION BLOWOUT! We’ve scientifically engineered the best set of questions in the universe, and asked some of our favourite bands to answer the CITY SLANG QUESTIONNAIRE!

    Burger and Dave of TV FREAKS talk fights, why you shouldn’t fuck with them, working at mcdonald’s, and tripping on syzurp!

    Ian and Matt of DAD JOKES find pyrex in dildo boxes and huck bottles at Canadian alt rockers Serial Joe!

    Gina Vinelli of BONNIE DOON talks fighting at Ottawa Explosion, and Bonnie Doon’s Oprah connection!!

    Tunes this week:

    TV Freaks - Leeches 7” - Leeches
    Bonnie Doon - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4 - Pizza Shark
    Dad Jokes - J.C.V.D. - J.C.V.D.

    Protomartyr - Under Cover of Official Right - Maidenhead 
    Blue Angel - Demo - Don’t Want Need To
    Sonic Avenues - Mistakes - In Your Head
    Zex - Savage City 7” - Savage City

    Nubians - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4 - 7 & 7 is
    Organ Eyes - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4 - Sunny Day Jaguar
    Meck - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4 - Kelly Rippa
    Astral Gunk - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4 - Antilove
    The Machine of IX - V/A Afterburners Vol. 4

     

  6. ALL OTTAWA EXPLOSION SPECIAL!

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    OTTAWA EXPLOSION SPECIAL! We’ve got a spotlight on bands playing the OTTAWA EXPLOSION FESTIVAL, the annual festival full of beer, bands, and BEST BUDS put on by our very own Emmanuel Sayer!

    For more info on Ottawa Explosion and buying tickets go to the OTTAWA EXPLOSION SITE! And get on it, because the party starts TOMORROW!

    The tunes this week:

    Feral Trash - Unreleased - Obey
    Big Dick - S/T LP - Schoolyard Violence
    Low Culture - 7” - Travel Song
    Needles//Pins - Shamebirds - Shamebirds
    New Swears - Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Never - Midnight Lovers

    The Mandates - S/T LP - She’s Walking Over
    Average Times - S/T LP - Summer Nights
    First Base - S/T LP - She’s Boy Crazy
    Pink Wine - S/T - Better Half
    Mother’s Children - Lemon - Break It To Me

    The Marked Men - Fix My Brain - A Little Time
    Steve Adamyk Band - S/T LP - Hollowed
    Sonic Avenues - Mistakes - Wasted Summer
    The White Wires - 7” - Don’t Call Me When You’re Ill

    Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right - Scum. Rise!
    Tweens - Tweens Be Mean
    Primitive Hearts - Split with Pookie & the Poodlez - Last Chance
    The Creeps - Eulogies - Ghost

    The Yips - Air Loom - Repeater
    Roberta Bondar - Hiss - Salt

     

  7. THE AHS!

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    Vancouver’s THEE AHS get blue and talk filthy sign language, prom, and Jonathan Richman! Plus, they respond to YOUTUBE COMMENTERS!

    Plus our tape segment and these tunes:

    Thee AHs - Corey’s Coathangers - Spooky Love
    Thee AHs - Future Without Her - Oooh (They’re Inside Me)
    The Tammys - 7” - Egyptian Shumba
    Jonathan Richman - I, Jonathan - I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
    Thee AHs - Thee AHs Nation - Ugly Side of Things
    Thee AHs - Corey’s Coathangers - Does it Still Count?

    Nervous - Nervous - Cog In The Machine
    Spoils - Prairie Shag - What You Want
    Strange Attractor - Barely Doing Crime 7” - I Need To Kill My Neighbours
    Lunch Lady - Take That, The Devil!! - Recipe For Congealed Ambrosia Salad

    Obnox - Louder Space - Bitch! Get Money!
    Hysterics - Can’t I Live? 7” - No Vision
    White Lung - Deep Fantasy - Face Down

    Kindest Cuts - Kindest Cuts - Villains
    Skinny Kids - Skinny Kids - All Gold

    Lewis - L’Amour - Love Showered Me

     

  8. ABSOLUTELY FREE!

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    Matt of ABSOLUTELY FREE joins us to talk about On The Beach, the cosmic sounds of NASA probes, working with Portishead’s Geoff Barrows, and Matt gives Travis a FRANK ZAPPA primer! 

    And more! Contributor and zinester Alanna Why checks out Ottawa’s NATIONAL DRONE DAY show and interviews SELF SURGERY, HERONS WAKE, and the HUMAN BEING LAWNMOWERS! 

    Plus we play these tunes: 

    Absolutely Free - Absolutely Free 12” - UFO 
    Absolutely Free - On The Beach 12” - Clothed Woman, Sitting 
    DD/MM/YY - Beak/DDMMYYYY Split LP - Pizza Mind 

    Beak - » - 0898 
    Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - On The Beach 
    King Stitts - Dancehall ‘63 - On The Beach

    Ex-Cult - Midnight Passenger - Midnight Passenger
    Chad Vangaalen - Shrink Dust - Frozen Paradise
    Swans - To Be Kind - Screen Shot

     

  9. NO ALOHA!

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    (Listeners: We interviewed this band when they were called SHE’S. They changed their name to NO ALOHA. Don’t freak out when we call them SHE’S the whole episode!)

    Montreal’s SHE’S NO ALOHA are a new band with way too many good songs. We interviewed them about surviving cross-country bus trips, Dad rock, nearly dying, and esoteric Victoria knowledge!

    Plus our weekly tape feature, Emmanuel goes global, and more tunes including:

    No Aloha - Split - Kim Kimono
    No Aloha - EP - Don’t Wanna Go To Work
    No Aloha -  Split - Drop Dead
    No Aloha - EP - My Baby K
    No Aloha - Split - Girls Who Don’t Do Drugs

    Generacion Suicida - Con La Muerte A Tu Lado - El Centro
    Belgrado - Siglo XXI - Jeszcze Raz
    Mannschreck - 80-8 7” - Where Have All The Good Times Gone

    Psychic Fair - Bees On Ice - Won’t it Be Weird When We Can’t
    Viet Cong - Cassette - Oxygen Feed

    Cousins - The Halls of Wickwire - Phone
    Corridor - Un Magicien En Toi - Quel Quoi

    Sean Nicholas Savage - Bermuda Waterfall - Heartless

     

  10. HOSEHEAD RECORDS! FIRST BASE!

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    Mike of HOSEHEAD records and FIRST BASE stops by to tell us how he muscles bands into releasing records! We play some of the finest tunes from HOSEHEAD and find out the biggest HOSEHEAD fuck up! 

    Plus our tape segment, and these killer tunes: 

    First Base - Party Party Party - Party Party Party 
    The White Wires - II - I Can Tell 
    Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs - All By Myself - All By Myself 
    Average Times - Average Times - Do The Dance 
    TV Freaks - Leeches 7” - Leeches 

    Pink Wine - Tape - Persistent Cops 
    Ketamines - So Hot! 7” - So Hot! 
    Steve Adamyk Band - Monterrey 7” - Monterrey 

    VCR - VCR - Dirty Girl/City Boy 
    The Lorettas - Fuck The Lorettas - Teenage Hell 

    The Dying Arts - The Dying Arts EP - Scratch 
    HSY - single - Cyber Bully 
    Owls - Two - I’m Surprised 

    Needles//Pins - Shamebirds - You Only Call Me When You’re Drunk 
    The Lad Mags - Trick - Trick - 1:59 CC 
    La Femme - Le Podium #1 - Sur La Planche