It looks as if things will finally start opening up here in Ontario as of Friday. Better late than never I guess. If you’ve followed along at all, you’ve probably noticed that I’m based out of Ottawa. We thought it was kind of ridiculous when they announced a curfew across the bridge in Quebec. Yet, they’ve been open for a while now. That’s another blog entirely, but with things opening up, it’s time to start thinking about some live music again. FINALLY!
Today in Ottawa, tickets went on sale for The Glorious Sons & JJ Wilde, it’s happening in February but even just buying a concert ticket is pretty fuckin’ rad these days. I also just heard that July Talk is coming to The Bronson Center in Ottawa in December.
Darryl Talks To Bands will be back with a new episode next week and there are some cool developments coming throughout the summer that I’m stoked about and if all goes well, I’ll return to VooDoo Rockfest again this summer in Odessa just outside of Kingston. That festival DID happen last summer. ON 25 acres with the maximum 100 people as per the regulations. Of course I went and recorded a podcast onsite with the bands.
So far in season 2 there have been some great episodes and all are now available in video podcast form.
One of the highlight (for me anyhow) was getting to talk to David Marsden. It’s the longest single interview of the entire series, but his stories are fascinating. From being in a band whose members would go on to form THE BAND, playing a huge role in Pink Floyd’s first concert in Toronto, CHUM FM in the 70’s, CFNY in the 80’s and beyond. His career is an amazing story and I was fortunate to get the stories that he shared. This is a music fan’s must see episode
One of the goals of DTTB is to support emerging/independent artists and new music. Complicit is a great example of this, so we had them in twice! Each time to focus on a different song with different players. Complicit takes pop songs and puts them through the Rock n’ Roll blender and they slay! I’m just saying you’ll never love an Ariana Grande song, or The Weekend more than you will from Complicit
That is the side project of Cevilain drummer Andrew Parmalee. Cevilain were in Episode 1 of DTTB, when the vision was a travelling music talk show recorded in green rooms and who knows where. This season, they were returning guests with a monster of a single called WARS that happened to feature Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia
Recently, I was fortunate to have The Beaches on, in what was a really fun interview that included some discussion on the relationship status of singer Jordan and Glorious Sons frontman Brett Emmons. Don’t worry, Everything Is Alright. 😉
Back with a new episode next week. Stay hydrated my friends