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Kazoo! Fest 2017 – Podcast #8

For our 8th Kazoo! Fest Podcast, we’ve got an episode of Vish Khanna’s amazing podcast Kreative Kontrol, check it out and subscribe!

Century Egg is an artful young pop-rock band based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Featuring lyrics in Mandarin and English sung by a young woman named Shane Keyu Song, Century Egg are an animated quartet in more ways then one. They’ve just released a new EP called River God, and are set to play select shows across Canada, including stops at the Ebar in Guelph on April 7 for Kazoo! Fest. Song, Robert Drisdelle, Tri Le, and Nick Dourado make up Century Egg and all of them recently joined Vish for an in-depth conversation about what life is like in Halifax, Calgary, and China, Shane’s upbringing in China and her background as a graphic artist and animator, oppression and liberation, racialized and underrepresented musicians in Canada, playing cool music, and much more. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.

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Kazoo! Fest 2017 – Podcast #7

Author Jesse Ruddock was by the ocean in Long Beach, NY when she talked to Chelsea Cockshutt from CFRU‘s The Flannel Hour for this episode of the Kazoo! Fest podcast. Jesse and Chelsea talk about isolation and loneliness, the power of water, hockey, and of course Jesse’s debut novel Shot-Blue. Following their conversation you’ll hear some tracks from The Magic, US Girls, and Gregory Pepper & His Problems including…

The Magic – Never Lock The Door
U.S. Girls – Damn That Valley
Gregory Pepper & His Problems – This Town

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Kazoo! Fest 2017 – Podcast #6


This week Andrea Patehviri of CFRU 93.3‘s Indie Alarm Clock has a conversation with Katie Ewald, curator of Short&Sweet Guelph Edition 2017, and Kelly McCullough, fan of Short&Sweet! Short&Sweet will showcase 32 contemporary dancers who have carte blanche to create whatever they want… as long as it is under three minutes! Any artist going over the allotted time will be immediately cut off. Katie, Kelly, and I discuss the ways in which time constraints may affect the creation of a work of art, how Short&Sweet breaks down barriers to make contemporary dance more accessible to the general public, as well as the concept of artistic illiteracy and how it should never deter someone from experiencing a new art form – we all need to start somewhere! Let this interview be your intro to Short&Sweet’s intro to contemporary dance! Following the chat will be some of the music that you can hear live at Kazoo! Fest including…

Bernice – Dreamtime
Un Blonde – Who I Am
Gregory Pepper & His Problems – Nothing Songs
John Southworth – Fiddler Crossed the Border
Richard Laviolette – Old Country Music

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Kazoo! Fest 2017 – Podcast #5

Chelsea Cockshutt, host of CFRU 93.3FM‘s The Flannel Hour, called Jasmyn Burke of the Toronto band Weaves for this installment of the 2017 Kazoo! Fest Podcast series. They talk about Weaves’ recent Juno nomination for Alternative Album of the Year, opening for Marilyn Manson, the new LP, and more. Weaves are known for their fun and energetic live shows, you won’t want to miss them at Kazoo! Fest this year. As usual the episode includes some great songs from Kazoo! Fest bands including…

Weaves – One More
Weaves – Stress
Ten Boy Summer – Marvellous
Casper Skulls – Devotion
Badminton Racquet – Honorary Hungarian
Eyeballs – Body
Ylang Ylang – And I Do Feel Ajar Somehow

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Kazoo! Fest 2017 – Podcast #4

Hymns57, host of CFRU‘s Aural Tethers chats with Roarke Menzies for this installment of Kazoo Fest Podcast. They chat about Roarke’s semi nomadic upbringing, musical evolution, and discography. Menzies opens up about his unique and ethereal take on live vocal performance. Also, Hymns57 takes 4 brand new tracks from Roarke Menzies, Hexzuul, Xuan Ye and Brigette Bardon’t and offers a 30 minute mix, showcasing the tracks that will be available on a limited edition cassette that will be for sale at the show Saturday April 8th at the Kazoo Fest HQ, which is co-presented with CHANNEL and Ed Video. Here’s what to expect…

Hexzuul – Pleistocene Drift
Xuan Ye – Dawns Upon Me In The Snow, Becoming Ravens
Roarke Menzies – Prosthetic Memory
Brigette Bardon’t – b4 + after (sexy bitch demo)

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