Tag: folk punk

Start the Music 031 – Music Break IV (Canadian Punk)


On this episode of Start the Music! we break from interviews for a (virtual) road trip across Canada to experience punk music from each of the provinces. We’ve got pop punk, bummer punk, hardcore and folk all jammed together. Airfare across Canada is expensive, enjoy this free podcast instead and then check out their bandcamp pages and pick up some more for the road. Click the link for the full collection.


St John’s, Nfld
Dividends – The Skeats

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Gottigen Street – Future Girls

Montreal, Quebec
Oxys – Debate Club 

Toronto, Ontario
A Coast to Another – Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish

Winnipeg, Manitoba
This Song is NOT About Sex – Stickaround

Regina, Saskatchewan
Frankencharlie – Almost Alien

Calgary, Alberta
Dollars and Sense – River Jacks

Vancouver, British Columbia
Overstimulated – Chain Whip


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Start the Music! 009 – Sam Eastmond (Composer)

This episode of Start the Music! I talk to Sam Eastmond, composer and one of the leaders of Spike Orchestra. We talk about music and community, being a band geek and the usual questions about first albums and first gigs. I also give some details about upcoming episode 10 and check out that SOCAN image on the sidebar! We’re licensed!

Find all you need to know about Spike Orchestra at: www.spikeorchestra.com
Cerberus: Masada Book Two The Spike Orchestra play John Zorn’s Masada available everywhere (also direct from the band)

For the full length (barely edited) interview with Sam – Click Here

Also mentioned on the podcast: 

40 and Knocked Up
Seen and Heard in Edmonton


1. Black Sheep – Abandin All Hope

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2. Salaries & Wages – The Real McCoys

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3. Life Inside – Spike Orchestra

Intro from the track: Construction – Spike Orchestra


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*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can!