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Picks for 2017

  • Jared McKetiak - And The Rest Is Noise...
    Saturday 7 PM - 9 PM


    1. the courtneys - ii
    2. propaghandi - victory lap
    3. kendrick lamar - damn
    4. war on drugs - a deeper understanding
    5. kaitlyn aurelia smith - the kid
    6. cloud nothings - life without sound
    7. run the jewels - rtj3
    8. jason isbell & the 400 unit - the nashville sound
    9. protomartyr - relatives in descent
    10. mauno - tuning
    11. vijay iyer sextet - far from over
    12. julie & the wrong guys - julie & the wrong guys
    13. rays - rays
    14. thundercat - drunk
    15. oddisee - the iceberg
    16. slowdive - slowdive
    17. kurt vile & courtney barnett - lotta sea lice
    18. faith healer - try ;-)
    19. mount eerie - a crow looked at me
    20. king krule - the ooz

  • Jeremy Ranson - A Sordid Hour
    Monday 8 PM - 9 PM

    Top 10 Albums Of 2017

    1. Baxter Stockman - Haul (Ektro Records)
    2. Destroy All Gondolas - Laguna Di Satana (Macina Dischi Records)
    3. The Hip Priests - Decade of Disdain (Self Destructo Records)
    4. The Hook Up - Cruel Sounds (Transistor 66)
    5. Kuken - Kuken (Tape Talks)
    6. Ultrakelvin - Qui/Ultrakelvin Split LP (Macina Dischi Records)
    7. Dead Ranch - Brumation (Self-Released)
    8. The Shiverettes - Dead Men Can't Cat Call (Transistor 66)
    9. Antares - Astrophobia (Slack! Records)
    10. Buzooko - Giza (Retro Vox Records)

  • John Prentice - Planet Mainstage
    Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM

    WORLD
    Ellika Solo Rafael- Now
    Korrontzi - Dantzan
    Las Cafeteras- Tastes like L.A.
    Four Men and A Dog – And the Band Played On
    Cathal Hayden-Hooked on Banjo
    I Draw Slow- Turn your face to the Sun
    Cheikh Lo - Balabalou
    Amadou and Mariam-La Confusion
    Sultans of String- Christmas Caravan (c)
    Turkwaz – Nazar (c)
    Beyond the Pale – Ruckus (c)
    Maz – ID (c)
    Kobo Town – Where the Galleon Sank (c)
    Roberto Lopez – Criollo Electrik (c)

    FOLK
    Casati – There will be days (w)
    Danny Michel-Khlebnikov (c)
    Amelia Curran-Watershed (c)
    Bruce Cockburn-Bone on Bone (c)
    Billy Bragg and Joe Henry – Shine a Light
    Joey Landreth – Whiskey (w)
    Begonia – Lady in Mind (w)
    Fred Penner – Hear the Music (w)
    The New Customs – All Walls Fall (w)
    Buffy Sainte Marie – Medicine Songs (c)
    Jim Byrnes- Long Hot Summer Days (c)
    Cassie and Maggie – The Willow Collection (c)
    David Rawlings – Poor David's Almanac
    The Bombadils – Fill your Boots (c)
    Hannah Shira Naiman – Know the Mountain (c)
    Nic Dyson – Where we're from (w)
    The Suitcase Junket - Pile Driver

  • Bryan Sveinson - The Pity Party
    Wednesday 9 PM - 10 PM

    Top 10 Emo of 2017

    1. Romancer – Honeybee [https://romancerband.bandcamp.com/album/honeybee]

    2. Inconsistent – Acting Cool [https://inconsistent.bandcamp.com/album/acting-cool]

    3. Free Throw – Bear Your Mind [https://freethrowemo.bandcamp.com/album/bear-your-mind]

    4. Turnover – Good Nature [https://turnover.bandcamp.com/album/good-nature]

    5. Oliver Houston – Whatever Works [https://oliverhouston.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-works]

    6. Remo Drive – Greatest Hits [https://remodrive.bandcamp.com/album/greatest-hits]

    7. Glazed – You’ve Changed [https://glazedfl.bandcamp.com/album/youve-changed]

    8. Tigers Jaw – Spin [https://lnk.to/spinTJ]

    9. Have Mercy – Make The Best Of It [https://havemercy.bandcamp.com/album/make-the-best-of-it]

    10. Sully Riot – Too Drunk To Handle This [https://sullyriot.bandcamp.com/releases]

    NON EMO HONORABLE MENTIONS:

    Paramore – After Laughter

    Chon – Homey

    The Isotopes – 1994 World Series Champions

  • Cretin Rob - Cretin Radio
    Friday 9 AM - 11 AM

    Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

    Bison – You are Not the Ocean You are the Patient

    Municipal Waste – Slime and Punishment

    Dead Ranch – Brumation

    Propagandhi – Failed States

    Noble Savages – Trouble Brewing

    Power Trip – Nightmare Logic

    Oh Sees – Orc

    Mike Krol – Mike Krol is Dead: The First Two Records

    Converge – The Dusk in Us

  • Neil Kraemer - Prick Up Your Ears
    Monday 4 PM - 5 PM

    In no particular (but probably some sort of subconscious) order...
    1) Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
    2) Crack Cloud - Anchoring Point
    3) Mick Trouble - It's The Mick Trouble EP
    4) Terry - Remember Terry
    5) Teenanger - Teenager
    6) Faith Healer - Try ;)
    7) Peace - Magic Cities
    8) Wall - Untitled
    9) The Courtneys - II
    10) Chad VanGaalen - Light Information
  • Teri Stevens - Venus Envy

    Thursday 8 PM - 9 PM

    Austra – Future Politics

    Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar

    Iskwe – The Fight Within

    Goldfrapp – Silver Eye

    Begonia – Lady in Mind

    St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION

    Tori Amos – Native Invader

    Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Choir of the Mind

    Whitehorse – Panther in the Dollhouse

    Pumarosa – The Witch

  • Dale Kibbins - Thick & Friendly Radio
    Monday 10 PM - 11 PM

    Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die

    Tchornobog - Tchornobog

    Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
    Unsane - Sterilize
    River Black - River Black
  • Jason Shields - BIOS Radio
    Saturday 1 AM - 2 AM

    Music
    01. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
    02. Bjork - Utopia
    03. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
    04. Borussia - Kinda Love EP
    05. Persona 5 - Original Video Game Soundtrack
    06. Fever Ray - Plunge
    07. Tzusing - 東方不敗
    08. Kyoto Jazz Sextet - Unity
    09. Steffi - World of the Waking State
    10. Thundercat - Drunk
    Movies
    01. A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)
    02. Lady Bird
    03. Dunkirk
    04. Get Out
    05. Good Time
    06. Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
    07. The Sacred Killing of a Deer
    08. The Lure (Córki dancingu)
    09. Thelma
    10. Wind River
    -99. mother!
    Video Games
    01. Persona 5 (PS4)
    02. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU/Switch)
    03. Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    04. Cuphead (XBOX/PC)
    05. Yakuza 0 (PS4)

  • Ray Alexander - Fascinatin' Rhythm
    Sunday 10 AM - 12 PM

    International Instrumental
    1. The Jazz At The Lincoln Centre Orchestra - The Music of John Lewis
    (Blue Engine)
    2. Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack - The Harry warren Songbook (Got Music)
    3. Terry Gibbs - 92 Years Young (Whaling City)
    4. Terence Blanchard - OST The Comedian (Blue Note)
    5. David Ian - Vintage Christmas Trio
    6. Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (Mack Ave.)
    7. Dave Stryker - Srykin' Ahead (Strike Zone)
    8. Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band - (Impulse)
    9. Earl MacDonald - Open Borders (Death Defying)
    10.Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orch.-Handful Of Keys (Blue Engine)

    International Vocals
    1. Claire Martin & Ray Gelato - We've Got A World That Swings (LInn)
    2 (TIE). Mark Winkler - The Company I Keep (Cafe Pacific)

    2 (TIE). John Pizzarelli - Sinatra & Jobim at 50 (Concord)
    3. Diana Krall - Turn Up The Quiet (Verve)
    4. Gregory Porter-Nat King Cole & Me (Blue Note)
    5. Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams & Daggers (Mack Ave.)
    6. Mark Murphy - Wild & Free (High Note)
    7. Laura Ainsworth - New Vintage (Eclectus)
    8. Seth McFarlane - In Full Swing (Verve)
    9. The Passion Of Charlie Parker with Elling, Porter, Peyroux, etc. (Impulse)
    10.Gabriele Tranchina _Of Sailing Ships & Stars In Your Eyes (Rainchant Electic)
    tied with Reta Watkins - That Christmas Feeling (Suite 28)

    tied with Champian Fulton - Christmas With Champian (Independent)

    Canadian Instrumentals

    1 (TIE). The Kitchener-Waterloo Big Band Theory - Evidence (Independent)
    1 (TIE). B3 Kings - Laughing All The Way (Christmas) (Cellar Live)

    2 (TIE). Bill Coon Quartet - Departure (Cellar Live)
    2 (TIE). Prime Time Big Band Ove At The Ironwood (Chronograph)
    3. Cory Weeds Qt. - Dreamsville (Cellar Live)
    4. Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet - Vol2. (Univer. Of Toronto)
    5. Al Muirhead-Northern Adventures - Vol.1 (Chronograph)
    6. Jodi Proznick - Sun SOngs (Cellar Live)
    7. Mike Allen - Bob's Piano (Alrus)
    8. P.J. Perry -Alto Gusto (Cellar Live)
    9. Ernesto Cervini's Turbo Pop - Rev (Anzic)
    10. Steve Kirby Jazz Orchestra - All Over The Map (Desautels Music-Univ. of Mb)

    Canadian Vocals
    1. Peter Campbell - Loving You-Celebrating Shirley Horn (P. Campbell Music)
    2. Carol Welsman - Solo (Welcan)
    3. Ori Dagan _ Nathaniel:Tribute To Nat KIng Cole (Scat Cat)
    4. ALex Pangman - Hot Three! (Justin Time)
    5. Big Miller & Tommy Banks - Legacy -Live At The Yardbird (Chronograph)
    6. Duchess - Laughing At Life
    7. Diana Panton - Christmas
    8. The Willows - Tea For Three (Flat Car/Fontana)

    Books
    1. Love For Sale -Pop Music In America- David Hadju (Picador)
    2. The Great Jazz & Pop Vocal ALbums - WIll Friedwald (Pantheon)
    3. The Record Store - Rachel Joyce (Great Britain)
    4. Queen Of Bop - Sarah Vaughan
    5. Dizzy Duke Brotheer Ray & Friends - Lillian Terry (uillinois press)

    Concerts
    1. Claire Martin & The Swing Machine in Wells, England
    2. Christian Sands Trio-Asper Jazz Series
    3. Basie Tribute-Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
    4. Gregory Porter-Jazz Winnipeg Festival
    5. Renee Marie-Asper Jazz Series
    6. Bob Watts Trio with Helen White - St. Peter's Church
    7. Mira Black and Friends - CCFM


    Films
    1. Django (Impulse)
    2. The Frank Sinatra Collection (Timex 1958-60)
    3. I Called Him Morgan (Lee)-Kasper
    4. Time Remembered - Bill Evans-Bruce Spiegal

    Historical
    1. Ella At 100
    2. Dave Brubeck Qt. In Zurich '64
    3. Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection of Sun Ra 1952-'91
    4. Louis Armstrong-The Standard Oil Sessions
    5. Oscar Peterson/The SIngers Unlimited - In Time tied with
    Alice Babbs & Duke Ellington - Serenade To Sweden

    Noteable Passings': 
    Lyricist/Vocalist Jon Hendricks (96),
    Club Owner/Jazz festival Producer, Hugh Hefner (91)
    Producer George Avakian (98) Violinist Svend Asmussen (100)
    Guitarist Mundell Lowe (95)
    Critic Nat Hentoff (91)
    Vocalist Buddy Greco (90)
    Producer Tommy LiPuma (80)
    Vocalist Keely Smith (89)
    Vocalist Kenny Colman (80+)
    Guitarist Greg Lowe, Singer Kevin Mahogany (59)
    Singer/Drummer Grady Tate (85)
    Pianist/Composer Geri Allen (60).
  • Michael Elves - TGIFR
    Friday 6:30 PM - 8 PM

    ALBUMS
    20. Otis Junior and Dr. Dundiff - Hemispheres [Jakarta]
    19. The Cactus Channel - Stay A While [Hope St. Recording]
    18. Mimi Raver - '06 Female [Independent]
    17. Jonah Levine Collective - Attention Deficit [Alpha Pup / World Galaxy]
    16. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology [Fire Reccords]
    15. Aldous Harding - Party [4AD]
    14. Oddisee - The Iceberg [Mello Music Group]
    13. Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm [Merge]
    12. Josiah Woodson - Suite Elemental [Truth Revolution Records]
    11. Mise en Scene - Still Life On Fire [Light Organ Records]
    10. Dent May - Across the Multiverse [Carpark]
    09. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding [Atlantic]
    08. Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher [Milk! Records]
    07. Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse [Naim]
    06. Chicano Batman - Freedom Is Free [ATO]
    05. Lord Echo - Harmonies [Soundway]
    04. BEYRIES - Landing [Bonsound]
    03. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN [Top Dawg]
    02. Jay Som - Everybody Works [Polyvinyl]
    01. Gabriel Garzon-Montano - Jardin [Stones Throw]
    SONGS
    20. Sefi Zisling - "Afro Golden Line"
    19. Mich Cota - "Kija / Care"
    18. Olivier St. Louis - "Fall in Love"
    17. royceBIRTH - "Kryptonite"
    16. Rhye - "Taste"
    15. Julian Jasper - "I Don't Mind"
    14. Amber Mark - "Lose My Cool"
    13. Gizelle Smith - "S.T.A.Y. ft. Eric Boss"
    12. Homeshake - "Call Me Up"
    11. Tori Amos - "Reindeer King"
    10. Deva Mahal - "Snakes"
    09. Nerina Pallot - "Man Didn't Walk on the Moon"
    08. Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY - "My God Has A Telephone"
    07. The Cactus Channel ft. Sam Cromack - "Sorry Hills"
    06. Pomo ft. Harrison Brome - "Fall Together"
    05. Mac Ayres - "Love Somebody"
    04. Drake - "Passionfruit"
    03. Chis LaRocca - "Closer"
    02. Tennis - "My Emotions Are Blinding"
    01. Kamasi Washington - "Truth"