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Gary Cain – Twangadelic Bluesophunk

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Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album.

Check it out in the podcast below and then go get your face melted off at Cork Hall May 13th at 8:00pm.

 

Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

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The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.

Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.

In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:

 

Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!

Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!

Top Songs of 2016

Based upon votes by the Mano Amigoes, CKMS Board members and Mano A Mano DJ’s here are CKMS’ Top Rock Releases of 2016.
#1 – Hot Hot Heat – The Kid Who Stays in the Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIaz1GS9i8&list=RDcsIaz1GS9i8
#3 – Holy F – Tom Tom
#4 Radio Head – Burn the Witch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k
#5 Smash Boom Pow – Listen to Me
https://smashboompow.bandcamp.com/
#6 BadBadNotGood – Confessions Part II Featuring Colin Stetson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1inIFL2vdus&list=PLPXeD_XEn2STaTmqL52-OSrBRi7zWGcQb&index=4
#7 The Pack AD – Fair Enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFs2RW1Oack
#8 The Wet Secrets – Quelle Supreme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJXL7nv6JdQ
#9 Royal Canoe – Somersault
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXfUH7XG5w
#10 Isomers – All Failures
http://www.isomersmusic.com/
#10 Pup – If this tour doesnt kill you, I will
https://puptheband.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream-is-over

2nd Annual Beer Tasting Competition

ContestantsThis past #COTM marked the “Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition”. Reigning Champion DJ Plan B was in studio competing to defend his title as the Worlds best Beer sampler. DJ Mattador who was also at the last competition was on hand to try and bounce back from his performance in last year.

In addition to these two athletes, DJ Jazzy TBD and DJ MuuTuu (aka DJ Reliable Son) won their way through the beer drinking ranks in the region for a chance to take on the champ.

The Brewery this year was the Block Three Brewing Company based in St. Jacobs Ontario. The representatives from the brewery were DJ Froyo and DJ KFBass (whose DJ names are awarded during the competition).

The Mano A Mano show tried to throw off the athletes by having them do the beer tasting competition in extreme temperatures however DJ Plan B was not phased as he took home the championship for the second year in a row! Check out the podcast below for the exciting festivities, great music selection and plot twist at the very end which we hope will be signs of the future!

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition.mp3

Winners

Block 3 Feature: Ian Somers

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Ian Somers Feature.mp3

Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:

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Robot Apocalypse: Block Three Feature

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We recently had Evan from the Robot Apocalypse Collective in the CKMS Studio to share some Block Three Brewing Company Kind Street Saison’s, talk about new collaborations and where he gets inspiration for this exciting collaborative project. In addition to playing a few Robot Apocalypse tracks the Mano A Mano DJ’s play a throwback Song from Evans former band “Run Down Royalty” from when they were in the CKMS studio Years ago.

 

Frightened Rabbit: Block Three Feature

Block three FeatureDJ AdRock’s favorite band in the world is Frightened Rabbit. If you follow the Mano A Mano show on twitter @mamradio you will have probably seen how excited he is for this new album. In this podcast we feature a few of these brand new tracks and some oldies in this Block Three Brewing Company – Three Block Feature of Frightened Rabbit.

MAM: Mammal Theme playlist

For Season 10 of the Mano A Mano show we are going to be mirroring The Lost Indie City’s themes with an additional stipulation that we cannot play the same songs that they chose. Here is the Mano A Mano mammal list:

  1. The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – Loki Cat
  2. Little Suns – Black Elephant
  3. Manitoba – Skunks
  4. The Manvils – Lions of a lost Toungue
  5. The Mark Inside – Lime Green Monkeys
  6. Melissa Auf der Maur – Lead Horse
  7. Prairie Cats – Meanest Genius
  8. Unicorns – I was born a Unicorn
  9. Ryan Dahle – Lion Piano
  10. The Wet Secrets – Animals in Disguise
  11. Holy F – P.I.G.S.
  12. HonHeeHonHee – A is for Animal