Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ruby Slippers for May 31

Hey everybody,

As you may have seen from the posters and such, CIUT is hosting a showcase of new talent for NXNE.  In that spirit, I have included a track from each artist in this week's playlist, and next week hope to do at least two interviews for bands involved in this year's event.

Here goes...(showcase bands will have an *)

Release...The Bloody Five *
My Terrible Friend...The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Long Time Coming...MANcub *
Better...Stuck on Planet Earth *
If I Were You...Seam *
Keep You...ATTAGIRL.*
Kasper...Sea Wolf
Outside Woman Blues...Cream
Airstrike...Matt Mays
Orphans...Forest City Lovers
Umbrellas...Sleeping At Last
Adam's Needle...Gdansk
Stranger To You...Silent Portraits
Separate...Wool and Howl
Misery's Company...take with audio *
Crooked Legs...The Acorn

Bonus track
Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat...Raphael Saadiq

Quite a line up, right?
Also be on the look out with the festival for our friend Jon Davis, who was in Toronto recently, Human Bodies, and so many more.

More to come!!!!!
Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

CIUT presents a NXNE Showcase June 12, 2013

Hey everybody,

Here is the scoop.  Your (and my) favorite radio station is not only giving away wristbands to NXNE but also sponsoring a showcase of amazing artists.

Here is the poster, feel free to call in on June 7th to score the chance to see this awesome night of music, and partake of all the NXNE has to offer.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ruby Slippers for May 24 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Some new stuff, some covers (see if you can find them!) and a chance to stop what you are doing and take a deep breath. Or keep doing what you are doing and have an interesting soundtrack to do it to.

Nuff said....

Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns...A.C. Newman
Hold Phone...The ACBs
Pie In The Sky...Pedro Costa
Running Wild...Last of the Wildmen
Empty Handed Painter...Coastwest Unrest
Bad Time...Writer's Strike
Here to Hear...Swearin'
We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling...of Montreal
A Mirror...Aidan Knight
Whinstone...Greig Cairns
Never Goin Back Again...TNMP
The Major Lift...The Years
Take It On Faith...Matt Mays
Daniel (Bat For Lashes cover)...Josh Reichmann

Are you ready for NXNE?  

Stay tuned as the excitement builds...
And as always thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Ruby Slippers for May 17, 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

What's with this weather? It's been as wild a ride as the hockey playoffs, am I right?

Well, for the Toronto fans, it's time to put away the jerseys and get on with the awesome summer ahead. And what better way to do that than listen to great tunes and get outside!

So here's the list for this week.

New Day For An Old One...The Silver Hearts
Erected...Pink Mountaintops
Sun Rockin'...Handsome Ned
Break the Spell (Young Galaxy remix)...Rachael Zeffira (Brand New!!!)
Devil Better Run...Here Come The Mummies
City Of Night...Machinist
Toshiba...Greig Cairns  (Live with Tilda at the Gladstone's Melody Lounge, May 24)
You Can't Get It Back...Gentleman Reg
Hail Hail...Shovels and Rope
Riots of '31...Tilda  (The Gladstone, I say!  May 24)
Steam Hands...Brocken Spectre
New Tides...Parks and Rec
Baptism...We Are The City
Shame and Fortune...Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Bonus Track...
The Noise of Carpet...Stereolab

See you next week, and thanks for listening!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Catwoman Radio Fill In for May 10

Hey everybody,
Our beloved daredevil, Catwoman, was caught in a trap, and couldn't escape in time to do the show this week.  Knowing her wily ways, though, I suspect she will be back with us raring to go next week.

However....when the cat's away, the mice will play, and I did!  Lots of familiar tunes, some not so much. A nod to surf, rockabilly, but mostly rock and punk and garage.

Hope your hearing wasn't affected too much.

Bad Reputation....Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Love Myself Today...Bif Naked
Oriental Rock....The 5,6,7,8's  (Japanese rockabilly from the Kill Bill Soundtrack)
Smooth Criminal...Alien Ant Farm  (OK, so that one was for me)
Ghouls...Horror Pops  (Catwoman approved)
Come On...Headstones
Red Morning Light....Kings of Leon (who doesn't love dirty Southern rock?)
Shut Your Mouth...Garbage
It Only Takes One Night...Dum Dum Girls
All The Time...The Vivian Girls  (look up the origin of the name...awesome)
Skank...Tomboyfriend  (from Toronto and good friends of Jon Pressick from Sex City)
Car Song...Elastica
Hot Kitty...Tricky Woo
Time Flies...Joel Plaskett Emergency (from the album Ashtray Rock)
Price Paid...Wax Mannequin  (whoa...a little heavier than I thought....)
All Yr Songs...Diamond Rings

and what I thought was Arcade Fire, but was actually The Cult......forget the cut, sorry.

Gotta fly and revise the other list.

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ruby Slippers for May 10 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Arggh! We have sun, we have heat, it's only May for Pete's sakes!
There's still hockey and boy oh boy, the fever has hit this city!
For those of us who still listen to music, though, it will be a fun packed show, with a guest appearance by this week's host of Vinyl Crypt (Sat. 6-8 pm) on CIUT, Joel Cadesky. He is bringing some 60's tunes, therefore the list I am posting will be altered somewhat.

As Iron Sharpens Iron...Sanctification Parade
Rope...Foo Fighters (yes, you heard me right!)
Never Look Down...Shy Around Strangers
Stand By Me...Ben E. King  (chosen by guest)
Stop In The Name of Love...The Supremes   (chosen by guest)
Can't Steal Your Hear Away...Empires
I Love You...Said The Whale
Lost Chord...Republic of Letters  (check out this EP on Noisetrade. Trust me)
Don't Go Please...Forest City Lovers
Face of The Earth...Joel Plaskett Emergency
Prairie Girl...Rah Rah
Same Old Scene...Roxy Music

Wear your sunscreen! Get outside!
And as always, thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Ruby Slippers for May 3 708 pm

Hey everybody,

No interviews with interesting people this week, but some wicked good music.
I am currently listening to the CD's to be sure there are no glitches, and even at repeated plays, am still loving this week's playlist.

For those of you who donated to the station during our recent membership drive, a BIG THANKS, and an extra dollop of gratitude for those who also made those donations to Ruby Slippers.  There is a beer somewhere waiting for you, make no mistake. goes for this week.

Who...David Byrne and St. Vincent  (amazing pairing, this LP)
Hold Phone...The ACB'S
Wicked and Weird...Buck 65 (my favorite of his)
Dick and Jane...Sidney York
Gone So Far...Jenny Omnichord   (yah, Guelph)
We Lost Magic...empires
You Belong Here...Leagues
After The Comma...Wolf Cove (from the album "Ben's Basement")
Roll With The Punches...Mohawk Lodge
I'm Not Talking...A.C. Newman
Unique New York...Jenn Grant
Walk With Me...Memoryhouse
I'll Wait For You...The Friendly Beasts
Let Go...Cory Fraser
Everyone Everywhere...New Order
Down In It...Nine Inch Nails

(Yup some of those were on the list last week, but time ran out.  Everyone deserves a second chance, right?)

And as always, thanks for listening.