Wednesday, September 3, 2008

News:: Rich Terfry Has Drive, Rich Aucoin & The First Aid Kit Play Live

Terfry thinks very deeply
These things have nothing to do with each other, but separating them would mean two posts, and here at the hill we're all about giving our readers the info they need in the most concise manner possible. Well, either that, or I'm too lazy for two posts. Yes, on further review, it must be the laziness.

Anyway, on to the newsy bits. I'm sure many of you have heard, but for those who have not: Mount Uniacke's own Buck 65 started his new radio show on CBC Radio 2 yesterday. Or rather I should say Rich Terfry started his new show yesterday, as Buck has chosen to undertake this rather grown-up endeavour with his government name (I was hoping he'd use his old nom de radio, DJ Critical, but no dice). I hear some funless classical types are upset that Rich and his musical mashup is replacing their beloved Jurgen Goethe. I can't say I'm one of them. I wasn't sure we even got Radio 2, let alone what frequency it was on before tuning into some of Rich's show yesterday (it's 102.7 in Halifax, you can find out yours here), and surely I wasn't only the new listener.

So if you're looking for something new to listen to between 3 and 6 on weekdays, I'd give Terfry a try. I don't think he picks all the music, but it's eclectic (while I was tuned in yesterday: Sweatshop Union, Alex Cuba, City & Colour, Plants & Animals, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings) and better than, well, pretty much any other station I can think of. Plus, as roughly 75% of his songs would indicate, the guy is a pretty good storyteller, and who doesn't enjoy a good story from their radio program? Come on grumpy old classical folks, I know you like stories too!

If it's live music you're looking for, then I have a show you might not want to miss on Friday night at the Marquee. It is as follows: Rich Aucoin, The First Aid Kit, The Rhythm Method, Pete Samples, These Hands. For five bucks, you'd have to work mighty hard to beat the entertainment value that a solid lineup such as that can provide. Other than the borderline ridiculous Rhythm Method and Pete Samples, we've covered everyone else on the hill (Rich, TFAK, These Hands), so if I think all the ecstatic frosh that will no doubt be in attendance won't drive me batty, I may attend.

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