This past week we had the tremendous pleasure of having rapper, producer and community figure Francis Arevalo join us in the studio to chat about about his passion for music, and bringing the local creative community closer together. Cinematic new wave trio Gang Signs join us for the second half of the show to chat about their unique sound upcoming recent release and future plans!
We're keeping things short and sweet this week as the three-piece rock unit known as The Jins stopped by Sunday afternoon to chat in the studio. The band is in the midst of a pivotal year in their careers as they released their latest EP Death Wish on 604 Records with the assistance of producer Dave Genn of 54-40 and the Matthew Good Band and the band is looking to expand their audience beyond the loyal following they have fostered here in Vancouver.
Pacific Sound Radio hosts James & Travis shoot for the stars as they chat with Tim Bogdachev AKA Russian Tim of Russian Tim & The Pavel Bures about his band, punk music and Rocket From Russia Fest. Four nights of epic punk rock set for lift off July 18th, featuring some of the top acts in Vancouver. The second half of the show brings alt-trio Laverne in to the studio to deliver some stripped down tunes and to chat about their plans for 2019.
Travis and James chat with a pair of rising solo artists on Episode 76. In the first half, Tissa Rahim recounts tales of touring with the The Bleeding Horse Express, recording with Twilight film series alumni Jackson Rathbone, and more. Aza Nabuko joins the show in the second half to shine a light on juggling high school as a signed artist, commuting from Revelstoke to gigs, and the emotional core of her songwriting.
After a brief hiatus, Pacific Sound Radio is back on a semi-regular basis this summer. Yung Heazy a.k.a. Jordan Heaney along with band mates Pierce Kingan and Chris Bede join us in our first our to talk the viral sensation that was his debut single "Cuz You're My Girl," adventures on the road, and his upcoming acoustic EP. Later, modern pop rockers The Faceplants belt some tunes, give us the break down on developing a band's brand, and what it takes to be a musical entrepreneur.
On our last weekly episode for a little while, Travis and James celebrate Pacific Sound Radio's fruitful partnership with Locals Lounge with highlights from their April 2019 showcase featuring the smooth stylings of fusion act Sound of Kalima and rapper/producer Ekke.
In our second half, your hosts are joined by soul/R&B artist The Living to dive deep into his infectious debut single "Two Trips Around The Sun", his collaborative relationship with Grammy winning producer Chin Injeti, his upcoming first EP, and his premiere appearance on Locals Lounge.
Hard rock quartet Redwoods join Travis and James over the phone as they rush to the studio to chat about their first full length LP produced by Garth Richardson, life on the road, and more. Anna Katarina of the indie pop duo Rumour Mill joins us in the second half to chat growing up in the Kootenays, artistic chemistry, and new music.
A belated Happy Mother's Day from the Pacific Sound Radio team! Travis and James are joined by acoustic rock artist Bryan Michael as we revisit his pop punk past, dive deep into his new EP Distractions, and speculate on future projects. In our second half, the funktastic, soulful R&B and rock n roll ensemble Raincity return to promote their upcoming self-titled EP, brainstorm cover songs, preview summer touring plans, and much more!
Happy belated May the Fourth and Cinco de Mayo! Travis and James talk alt country with Adrienne Nye and Chris Olson of Fallow State. French Canadian vocalist/blues guitarist Caroline Allatt joins the show in the second hour to chat growing up in a family of French Canadian musicians, blues rock, her worst gig ever and much more!
On our 70th episode, Travis and James celebrate the launch of Glitter Ball, a two day festival celebrating feminist art and culture. Zambian born/Montreal based rapper Backxwash calls in to chat agency, rhyme schemes, witchcraft and more. Indie R&B/pop artist Biawanna joins us in our second half to discuss her alt rock roots, personal yet universal lyrics, and future collaborations.