Playing tracks by
The Mark of Cain, Sparkmarker, The Evaporators, Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 1, Mariachi Los Dorados and more.
Chris Basarba of Basone Guitars has been filling me in of late about the history of Vancouver punk and hardcore and one of the bands he's recommended is Sparkmarker. I tracked down an archived recording of Sparkmarker playing 'Live At Thunderbird Radio Hell' on CiTR in 1991 and you can hear the song 'Courage' from this session at the top of the show.
This Saturday Vancouver plays host to the Mariarchi Festival Canada. Alex Alegria, founder of the festival, phones through today to inform the listeners about the origins of Mariarchi music in Mexico and to tell of his journey from busking as a new immigrant in Vancouver, to leader of Mariachi Los Dorados and hard-working festival director.
Sadly, one of Canada's most impressive indie bands, The City Streets, is calling it a day, but not before releasing their swan-song LP 'Pretenders'. You can hear three tracks from this record on the show today. MG