Thursday, 30 April 2015

CMW 2015 Day One May 1

Hey ho everybody!

Hope you bought new running shoes because there is loads of great stuff to see and hear this year.

Over the next 10 days, yours truly will be making random (and some not so random) picks of what looks like a good time. Of course, you can never go wrong with any of the performances at CMW.

So here we go:

For Day 1:

What's CMW without The Bloody Five ? They will be at The Bovine along with Apartments and a host of others. Hard rocking tonight!

The Legendary Horseshoe has Thomas D'Arcy and (are you ready?) Daniel Lanois!

Lee's Palace hosts Protomartyr and Metz. Get tickets for this one, it will be popular.

Phoenix Concert Hall has, among others, Gateway Drugs and Jesus and Mary Chain (yes, that Jesus      
and Mary Chain) Accept no imitations.                                     

The Silver Dollar has Christian Punk Band, Dying Arts and one word: ZOOBOMBS 

The Great Hall (again, look into tickets) will include The Two Koreas and FIDLAR in their Friday lineup

The Hideout  will host Indian Handcrafts and friends

The Opera House includes Red City Radio amongst the stellar lineup.

And that just scratches the surface.
Check the CMW website for other shows and venues.

Stay tuned for Day 2 on Saturday.


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Ruby Slippers May 1 7-8 pm Part One CMW

Hey everybody!

It's the start of Canadian Music Week and wow, this thing of picking music for the show has been so very hard. Thankfully there are two shows to fill. However, besides these picks, there are tons of excellent bands playing throughout the festival and all you have to do is close your eyes, stick your finger on the schedule and go. 
Never been disappointed! 
Each day, I will post some of the venues and bands that piqued my interest, keep a weather eye on the blog. 
In the meantime, here is this week's playlist.'

Red Action ... Indian Handcrafts * CMW
Blues Festival ... Protomartyr * CMW
Black Wine Of The owl ... Gateway Drugs CMW
Poor Man's Tony Wilson Blues ... Two Koreas * CMW
No Waves ... Fidlar CMW
In A Hole ... The Jesus and Mary Chain CMW (yes indeed!)
Cartoons ...TV Sets * CMW
Blood On The Microphone ... Jon Cohen Experimental * CMW
For Lust Fire ... Johny West (not CMW, but a first listen in Canada)
Cities ... Gold Complex * CMW
Calming Her ... Tora CMW
Thunder (Cousins) ... Vogue Dots * CMW
The Real ... Hein Cooper CMW
Time ... Fast Romantics * CMW
Authentic ... the Dying Arts * CMW
Faster Loser ... Negative Lovers (new)

Next week, CMW Part 2.

Watch the blog for more great music!
And as always, thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

RubySlippers April 24 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Hail, rain, snow, sun, thunderstorms...Good Lord!
Mother Nature has certainly been trying on all of her hats this week. Which just made staying in to pull this playlist together that much easier. (Such a fair weather Canadian, right? LOL)
So, here we go.

Cosmic Visions ... Jeff The Brotherhood
Think About Me ... The New Pornographers *
A Heart So Black ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Tonite ... the Go-Go's
Your Pristine Hands ... Tangiers *
Girlfriend In A Coma ... The Smiths
Weakness ... Jon Cohen Experimental *
Gimme Shelter ... Merry Clayton
I Need This Bed to Myself... The Holiday Crowd *
Told You So ... Ginger Ale and the Monowhales * (as in Narwhals?)
The Meter ... The Zilis *
Talk of The Town ... Pete Van Dyk and the Second Hand Band * (new)
Morning Bear ... Morning Bear (new, from Denver, Colorado)
Archways, Tunnels, Dotted Lines ... Grand House Mouse *
Lone Star ... Swervedriver
Copy Of A ... NIN

NEW FEATURE Upcoming shows:
                       April 25: GingerAle and the Monowhales/Zilis at the Smiling Buddha
                                       Holiday Crowd at the Junction City Music Hall
                        May 9: Jon Cohen Experimental  at the Magpie Taproom
                        May 1-10: Canadian Music Week see schedule on website

Thanks for listening. Will be posting pic for CMW next week.

*Cancon of course!!!                              

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ruby Slippers April 17 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Another membership drive down and back to full playlists. Thanks a bunch for those of you who called and donated online. Without you the station would not be what it is today, and would not be able to continue to grow and improve. is the playlist for this week. Love your radio!

Hurt By Love ...Chris Spedding
No Particular Place To Go ... George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Dead ...The House Of Haunt *
I Wonder ... Swervedriver
Sunshine ...1977 *
I'm In Love With A Teenage Heartthrob ... Gateway Drugs
Is That What You Said ...Melody's Echo Chamber
Sisters of mercy ...Leonard Cohen *
Another ... Stuck On Planet Earth *
My Fear Of Animals ... Amos The Transparent *
Everthing In It's Right Place ...Radiohead
Cannonball ... Kendall Patrick and The Headless Bettys *
Elevator Love Song ... Stars *
Maker ... Aero Flynn
Broken ... The Amazing

See ya next week!
And thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Ruby Slippers April 10 7-8 pm Spring Membership Drive

Hey Everbody!!!

It's here, the Spring Membership Drive at CIUT, a time when we remind you what it is to be a True-to-the-core Independent Radio Station with different views, off beat music and a chance to bring the listening community into our hearts and programs.

There will still be music on this show..never fear! There won't be as much, but then again, there is so little talking during the other Ruby Slippers shows, you can forgive me this once, right? Please?

Tried to include a lot of local bands tonight as a thank to them for believing in us enough to share their joy and passion.

Also threw in some classic stuff because that's how this show rolls.

(This one might skip around a bit)

Hope you enjoy and as always, thanks so much for listening.

Tusk ... The Crystal Ark
Painful Like ... Austra *
Spiritual weapon ... The Auras *
Mirror Mirror ... Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion *
Like A Stone ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Zombie Dumb ... Reverend Horton Heat
Lileen ... Jared Brown * (new) (from album Reith Kichards)
I Can't Fix You ... The Wans
Weeping Sore ... PANIC *
Robin and Ben ... Alexandra and the Strangemakers * (new)
Circus Song ... Load *
Haven ... Bravestation * (still got goosebumps )
Penny Water ... Black Lady Soul *

To donate go to and click on Donate

*Cancon, fellow babies

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Ruby Slippers for April 10 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Good Friday to you! And it is indeed good what with better weather and good music ahead.
So, without further ado, here we go.

Haven ... Bravestation * (this cut gave me goosebumps) (NEW)
Dogwood ... Human Bodies *
Guitar Hero ... Amanda Palmer 
Bastards ... Golden Dogs * (nice talk..)
Destiny Chile ... Double Experience *
That's All For Everyone ... Tame Impala (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Parsian Eyes ... The Hylozoists *
Tiger Shark ... Isobel Trigger *
Trippin In The Hall ... Hot Love
Immigrant Punk ...Gogol Bordello
Weapons of Influence ... The Echo and The Sound
Go Slow ... Tei Shi * (NEW)
Little Bit ... Lykke Li
Don't Worry Baby ... Jenn Grant *
Take me Away ... Helen Austin
What Squirrels Do ... Jenny Omnichord *

As always, thanks for listening. Hope your holiday is a loving and peaceful one.

See you next week for the membership show.