Playing tracks by
Magic Dirt, Useless children, Ash Grunwald, Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 1, Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 2 and more.
Last night at a house show I had a chance meeting with Steve, the bassist of Melbourne-based punk band Useless Children, was passing through town on a west-coast tour. I was blown away by the intensity of the performance in a cramped Vancouver basement, and I was delighted to hear the influence of Magic Dirt, in the powerful overdriven guitar work. Steve revealed his devotion to Magic Dirt, and his enthusiasm re-invigorated my own love of this seminal band from Geelong.
The well-travelled Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald phones through today to speak about his new record Garganuta, which features the musical powerhouse of Scott Owen and Andy Strachan of The Living End on bass and drums. Ash speaks about the evolution of his experimental electronica-influenced blues style. He also reveals his passion for raising awareness of significant environmental issues through the avenue of his music. Catch Ash Grunwald live at the Media Club in Vancouver on 15 Aug!