730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:24

New Releases for the week of February 24th

BECK (Universal), Morning Phase - Feb 25: 12thalbum, and 1st new material since ‘08’s Modern Guilt. Five Star advance notices give the launch jet-propulsion.

BENMONT TENCH (Uni), You Should Be So Lucky - Feb 25: Solo album from keyboardist perhaps best known as co-founder of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. Produced by Glyn Johns, includes contributions from Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr.

BOB MOULDWorkbook (reissue) – Feb. 25: 25th anniversary edition of Hüsker Dü’s largely acoustic 1st solo recording. Intimate show dates announced.

BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA (Nonesuch/Warner),Mehliana: Taming the Dragon - Feb 25: Mehldau plays old-schoolsynths with drum’n’bass percussionist Guiliana shaking  and stirring things up.

CELTIC WOMAN (Uni),  Emerald musical gems - Feb 25: “Danny Boy”, “Amazing Grace” and more from the bankable Irish franchise.

DAVIDGE (The End), Slo Light - Feb 25: Electronica debut by Neil Davidge, known for his productions with Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dog et al.

DIERKS BENTLEY (Uni), Riser - Feb 25: 7th album from the Country superstar. Strong backing from CMT. Watch for Bruce Leperre's review in this Thursday's UPTOWN section in the Winnipeg Free Press.

IMAGINE DRAGONS (Uni), Night Visions Live - Feb 25: The debut album Night Visions album is 3X in Platinum in Canada and corresponding single Radioactive 6X Platinum. This CD/DVD package includes 11 tracks recorded at The Joint & Red Rocks + 3 acoustic tracks; the DVD incorporates 4 music videos, concert footage + behind the scenes footage.

JOHNNY WINTER (Legacy), True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story – Feb. 25: 3CD, 57-track collection pretty much tracks the albino blues guitarist’s career. John Dawson Winter III celebrated his 70th on Sunday, Feb 23.

LO-FANG (4AD/Beggars), Blue Film - Feb 25: LA-based producer Lo-Fang (nee Matthew Hemerlein) deliverers an austere, string-laden collection of rhythmic torch songs that includes pre-released “#88”.Lorde is a fan; he joins her on a 16-date NA tour that includes a March 15 show at Sound Academy in T.O.

MIKE GORDON (Atco), Overstep – Feb. 25: Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s collaborates with Scott Murawski (again) on his 4th solo.Listen to “Ether” on Gordon’s website.

MORRISSEYYour Arsenal – Feb. 24: Playful title is doleful singer’s 3rd solo, reissued as part of his remaster program.

NENEH CHERRY (Smalltown Supersound)Blank Project – Feb. 25: 1st solo release in 18 years is a left field project mixing intoned verse with drums’n’bass - Soundcloud.

patten (Warp/Fontana), Estoile Naiant - Feb. 25: Anonymous UK musician/producer’s 2nd album of ambient synth-soundscapes -Audio.

SHARON CORR (Uni), The Same Sun - Feb 25: Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winning member of The Corrs’ sophomore solo album; Hugh’s Room, Mar 18.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS (Danger Bird/Maple Music), The Singles Collection - Feb.25: LA Alt-rock quartet’s packages10 previously released tracks with the new song, “Cannibal” - Video.

ST. VINCENT (Universal), St. Vincent - Feb 25: American singer, otherwise known as Annie Clark, turns in the unexpected on this 4th solo outing. Announced as a NXNE Festival headliner; she’s at the Commodore Ballroom on March 25.

THE FRAY (Epic), Helios – Feb. 25: Denver rock quartet cleans up its act and sound on this 4th LP. Lead-off single “Love Don’t Die” landed two good reactions.

TWIN FORKS (Dine Alone), Twin Forks - Feb 25: Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba’s highly-touted American folk-rock quartet augments earlier five-song EP with an additional 7. Lots of US media behind the release.

WILD BEASTS (Outside Music), Present Tense - Feb. 25: 3rd by fashionable synth-driven Brit pop band - Video.


MIKE OLDFIELD (Universal),Man On the Rocks – March 3: 25th album by Tubular Bells composer, recorded in part at his Bahamian home-studio using Skype to interact with Leland Sklar and other LA-based hired guns.

DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, English Oceans –March 4

BOB DYLAN (Legacy/Sony),  The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition in three configurations (2CD, 2DVD, Blu-ray Disc) - March 4

MARTINA McBrideEverlasting – March 4

imageROBERT ELLIS (New West), The Lights from the Chemical Plant - March 4:  Texan’s sophomore album’s collection of poetic Americana-rooted vignettes about life’s veritiesPre-launched with a showcase at The Drake in  T.O. on Feb 13.

imageMOBY (Arts & Crafts), Live At the Fonda - March 4: Live DVD and album of songs included in his new InnocentsLive at the Fonda album that comes out the same day.

SALLY SELTMANN (Arts & Crafts), Hey Daydreamer - March 4:Audio

WE ARE SCIENTISTS (Dine Alone), TV en Français- March 4:Video

REAL ESTATE (Domino/Outside), Atlas - March 4: Audio

MINISTRY OF SOUND (Select), Anthems: Hip-Hop Vol 1V - March 4: 4-disc set includes tracks from Snoop Dog, A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Nas, Ice Cube, Jay-Z and more.

YG (Uni), My Crazy Life - March 8:

WILCO JOHNSON & ROGER DALTREY (Chess), Going Back Home- March 10: legendary guitarist with Canvey Island pub rock pioneers Dr Feelgood teams up with The Who’s frontman on an album that debuts on the reinvented legendary blues label, Chess Records.

ARCHITECTS UK (New Damage Records), Lost Forever Lost Together - March 11: Video

ELVIS PRESLEY (Legacy), Live On Stage In Memphis 40th anniversary 2CD edition - March 18.

PERFECT PUSSY (Captured Tracks),  Say Yes To Love - March 18

image  KYLIE MINOGUE (Parlophone/Warner), Kiss Me Once - March 18

ROD STEWART (Warner import)Tonight’s the Night: Live 1976-1988 - March 18: 4CD set contains 58 live tracks in chronological order.

UFO (Import), The Complete Studio Albums: 1974-1980 - March 18: 10CD set of the legendary rock band’s classic studio albums + 40 b-sides and bonus tracks.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE (Sony), Supermodel - March 18:

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS (Republic), Sex & Love - Mar 18: Jr has sold a staggering 1.3M albums and 1M+ singles IN CANADA. The album includes appearances by Pitbull and Romeo Santos.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS (Uni), Going to Hell - Mar 18: Gossip Girlstar launches with “Heaven Knows” with major marketing support.

VARIOUS (Disney/Uni), Muppets Most Wanted s/t - Mar 18: Fozzie, Gonzo, Statler, Waldorf and cast on tour; flick includes Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais.

THE STRYPES (Virgin/EMI/Uni), Snapshot - Mar 18: Reissue includes additional Paul Weller-produced track “I Don’t Want to Know”.

BARB JUNGR (Kristalyn), Hard Rain - The Songs of Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen - Mar 24: UK chansonnière takes on 6 of Dylan’s most political songs + 5  Cohen songs of conscience. Her ‘02 album, … Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand " earned high praise.

ASIA (Uni), Gravitas -Mar 25: It’s been 32 years since the lads took the world with “Heat of the Moment” and now a reunion album, recorded several full symphony orchestras that undoubtedly add gravitas to the proceedings.

VARIOUS (Fontana), Bob Dylan in the ’80s - Mar 25: 17 songs recollect the period between and including Saved and Under the Red Sky + covers of material from the Basement Tapes and Bob’s stint with the Travelling Willburys.

THE BELLE BRIGADE (Fontana), Mar 25: Sisters interpret Lennon, Gabriel, Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Nilsson and others.

AMY GRANT (Capitol Christian), Mar 25: 18-track live hits collection recorded in 2006.

THE HOLD STEADY (Positive Jams/Razor & Tie) - Mar 25: 6th from Brookly, NY R&R band; plays Phoenix T.O. April 9.

MURRAY HEAD (Pyramid/Uni), My Back Pages - Mar 25: “Say itAin’t So, Joe” songwriter covers songs by Kansas, Bryan Ferry, Len Barry, Midnight Oil and others. Appears at the Bell Center on June 28.

MERLE HAGGARD (Capitol), Okie From Muskogee - Mar 25: 25th anniversary edition expanded with 2nd CD of Merle live on The Fightin’ Side of Me.

KAYNE WEST (Def Jam), 808s & Heartbreaks - Mar 25: 4th album reissued as a single CD and twofer vinyl set.

JOHNNY CASH (Sony), Out Among the Stars - March 25:

SLEEPER AGENT (RCA), About  Last Night - March 25

THE DANDY WARHOLS (The End), Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia Live of the Wonder - March 25.

THE HOLD STEADY (Sony), Teeth Dreams - Mar 25: New York band’s sixth album is launched with the single, “I Hope This Thing Didn’t Frighten You”. The band plays Montreal Pouzza Festival, May 18/19.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (Reprise), May Death Never Stop You -Mar 25: 17- song  hits package (CDCD+DVD, 2LP Vinyl) - March 25

imageELTON JOHN (Universal), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - March 25: 1973 album returns in remastered CD, 2CD, 5CD+DVD, vinyl and Blu-ray formats. March 26 select Cineplextheatres will screen concert film– ‘The Million Dollar Piano’.

LILY ALLEN – tentatively March 25:

BAND OF SKULLSHimalayan – March 31

SHAKIRA – tentatively scheduled for March 31



KAISER CHIEFS, Education, Education & War – April 1

VARIOUS (Rhino/Warner), This Is Your Life - April 1Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions and others have recorded an album that is both a belated tribute to and fund raiser for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

ALAN PARSONSThe Complete Albums Collection - April 1: 11 disc set.

LEON RUSSELL (Uni), Life Journey - April 1: Al Schmitt recorded, Tommy LiPuma produced and Elton John is the exec producer of theseptuagenarian’s collection of new and song standards such as “New York State of Mind”, “Fever”, “Georgia on my Mind” and his own “The Masquerade”.

THE BAMBOOS (Nettwerk), Fever In The Road - April 1: Audio

LINDA RONSTADT (Rhino), The Duets - April 8: 15-track collection ties in with her induction into the R&R HoF, includes pairings with Aaron Neville, Don Henley, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, plus one unreleased duet with Laurie Lewis.

THE BEE GEES (Warner), The Warner Bros Years 1987-1991 - April 15: The Gibb bros remembered in 5 disc-set that includes 3 studio albums+ live concert CD.

IAN ANDERSON (Calliandra/Kscope/eOne), Homo Erraticus - April 15: R&R’s Pied Piper of Hamelin reunites with fictional sidekick Gerald Bostock to rain on everyone’s parade with fanciful fictions set to scrumptiously delish prog-rock.No N/A tour dates for old codpiece as yet.

ZIGGY MARLEY (Tuff Gong), Fly Rasta - April 15: Video

CHET FAKER (Downtown/MMR), Built On Glass 0 April 15: Soulful Aussie star follows EPs with this debut album, hyped by lead single “Talk Is Cheap” and T.O. date at The Hoxton on the 19th.

NEEDTOBREATH (Atlantic), Rivers in the Wasteland - April 15

JOHN & YOKO (Import), The Smith Tapes: I”m Not the Beatles - April 15: 8-disc set spans conversations with Village Voice journalist and radio personality Howard Smith from 1969-72

NEON TREES (Universal), Pop Psychology - April 22Neon Trees has 2 previous platinum singles in Canada. “Sleeping With A Friend” is the set-up track for the album.

MARTA PACEK (Indoor Recess), Voodoo Dolls & False Alarms - April 22:Australian Alt-folk songwriter promotes same with a quartet of May dates, including a CMW showcase.

THE MENZINGERS (Epitaph), Rented World - April 22: 4th in Philly-via Scranton Rockin’ pop quartet. Kick-off via Noisey is “Rented World”.

JOE SATRIANI (Epic Legacy), The Complete Recordings - April 23: 14 studio albums plus new “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks”.

GANDALF MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS (Independent), The Grand Slambovians - April 26

DAMON ALBARN (Parlophone/Warner), Everyday Robots - April 29

BROKEN TWIN (Anti), May - April 29: Spin dishes, Danish songwriter Majke Voss Romme is blessed with a sweet, soft-as-summer-cotton voice - one she uses to devastating effect. Listen here to the kick-off “Glimpse of Time”


RAY LAMONTAGNE (RCA), Supernova - May 6

DOLLY PARTON (Sony), Blue Smoke - May 13

TORI AMOS (Mercury Classics), Unrepentant Geraldines - May 13: 14th from the multiple Grammy-winning US singer-songwriter includes concert dates at the Orpheum and Massey Hall on July 16 and Aug 8.-

Read 2352 times Last modified on Monday, 06 July 2015 16:04

Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:01
Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Enjoy a night of Country Western Music with Adele McQuarrie and friends at the Ochre River Hall on Saturday November 25, from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under only $5. There will be a 50/50 draw and refreshments provided. All proceeds will be donated to the Bridge Youth Drop in Center. 


Friday, 17 November 2017 08:29





Neil Young promises to open his music archive for free on Dec. 1st. Young writes on Facebook that fans will be able to ``visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow.'' It dates back to his first single released in Canada in 1963. Young's new album, ``The Visitor,'' will be released that same day.






Five For Fighting singer John Ondrasik was talking with musician Jim Brickman about how they didn't want to ``just want to regurgitate another Christmas song.''

They both had done work for military causes, so they decided to write a holiday song for them called ``Christmas Where You Are.''

Ondrasik says his work with the military has been rewarding, but people are surprised to learn he has no family connection to the military. He says after 9-11, he got letters from soldiers in Iraq telling him how much his song ``Superman'' meant to them and that sparked his interest in helping them. ``Christmas Where You Are'' is on Brickman's new album, ``A Joyful Christmas.'' 





Kelly Clarkson and Pink will open the American Music Awards on Sunday. Other performers include Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid , Imagine Dragons and Demi Lovato.

Diana Ross also will perform and get a lifetime achievement award.

Whoever wins artist of the year will win it for the first time. The contenders are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Toronto rapper Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Mars leads the nominations with eight. A-B-C will carry the awards live from Los Angeles. 





The mayor of a town in Lithuania where Bono supposedly owns a shopping mall has invited Bono to visit it.

Alvydas Katinas, the mayor of Utena in northeastern Lithuania, says he wrote to Bono to invite him to see the Ausra shopping centre.

Bono was named in the so-called Paradise Papers, documents that detail tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals.

According to the documents, Bono is a part owner of the mall due to low-tax investments in Malta. Katinas says Bono has never visited Lithuania and he could help promote the town. 





Led Zeppelin's ``Immigrant Song'' is seeing a sales boost, thanks to the new ``Thor'' movie. Billboard reports 18-thousand downloads of the song were sold in the week after ``Thor: Ragnorak '' opened two weeks ago, compared to the previous week's sales of about two-thousand. The song is featured in the movie. ``Immigrant Song'' was featured in the movie's trailer that came out in April and it sold seven-thousand copies that week. 





Carrie Underwood's broken wrist has cost her a home-state honour. The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reports Underwood was not inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last night because she was unable to attend. Hall of Fame officials say Underwood will be eligible to be nominated again and will be considered for a future class. Underwood injured herself in a fall at her home in Nashville last Friday. 




In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.

Billboard reports ``reputation,'' moved 1.05-million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's ``Divide'' was the year's bestselling album, with 919-thousand units sold. Number three is Kendrick Lamar's ``Damn.'' It has sold 842-thousand units. 





Right on the heels of Billboard's report that her ``reputation'' album moved more than one-million copies in its first four days, we get word of a surprise she gave some fans in Tennessee. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled a run she made through a local Target store. She stopped by to pick up a few things, including that new album. She says she has a tradition of visiting the store to buy her album when a new one comes out. 





The global hit ``Despacito'' was the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. It made good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.

Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. 





Among the arguments Meek Mills' lawyers are offering in their plea to get him out of prison is the fact that neither his probation officer nor a prosecutor thought he should go back to prison. His lawyers have filed an appeal asking for Mill's probation to be terminated. Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a gun and drug case. Brinkley cited a failed drug test, failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel and two other unrelated arrests. Because Mill is a celebrity, he's in protective custody in state prison, but the only housing for protective custody there is solitary confinement, according to the motion. On Tuesday, Mill's lawyers asked Brinkley to recuse herself from the case, saying she's overstepped her bounds as a judge. They say among other things, Brinkley asked Mill to remake the Boyz II Men song ``On Bended Knee'' and mention her in it. 





Nothing But Thieves says they ``100 per cent deny'' allegations of sexual assault. The band says in a statement they were advised not to address false allegations that have circulated on social media, but they say they could not idly sit by.

They say the past week has been one of the most difficult of their career and add that ``being demonized and subject to so much hate over things that are false is incredibly upsetting.'' They are considering legal action. A Nothing But Thieves concert sponsored by the British magazine New Music Express was called off this week in response to the allegations. 





Halsey says she needs to take a few days from her tour to gain her composure, but she's not saying what's wrong.

Billboard magazine reports Halsey stopped her concert in Calgary, mid-set, and the rest was cancelled. Wednesday's show in Edmonton was called off. Halsey apologizes on Instagram and says very few things in the world would make her stop a show. She promises to make it up to her Canadian fans. Halsey intends to be good to go for the Minneapolis concert tomorrow. 





Mariah Carey is calling off the first few shows of her ``All I Want For Christmas'' tour because she's sick. She writes on social media she had the flu last week and now has an upper respiratory infection. The tour was supposed to begin tonight in Windsor, Ontario. While Carey does not state which dates are affected, her website indicates her next scheduled date is Nov. 27th in New York. 


(The Associated Press)




Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:33



Richard Inman image

Richard InmanWinnipeg, Manitoba

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.

Between relentless gigging and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and true prairie gem.


Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:26






Melissa Etheridge has been fined 750-dollars and ordered to serve unsupervised probation for a misdemeanour charge of possessing marijuana. Etheridge's lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday in Bowbells, North Dakota. She was arrested in August when her tour bus crossed from Canada into the U-S and investigators found marijuana on board.

KMOT-TV reports Etheridge's attorney says she intended to apply for a medical marijuana license in North Dakota. She has used marijuana to treat her breast cancer.





After Stone Temple Pilots got more than 15-thousand online applications to be their new lead singer, they went with a guy who did not apply that way. Jeff Gutt (GOOT) will be the new S-T-P singer. He's a veteran of the Detroit music scene and was the runner-up on the third season of ``The X Factor.'' Bassist Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after playing a show with Hollywood Vampires and asked Gutt to try out. S-T-P auditioned more than 30 singers. Gutt says no one can fill the shoes of late singer Scott Weiland and he's not even going to try. He says S-T-P's songs deserve to be performed and he's honoured the band chose him to help. The new version of S-T-P will release an album early next year. Their first single, ``Meadow,'' is out now. 





Carrie Underwood says she's ``doing great'' after having surgery on her wrist Tuesday. Underwood tweets all went well, even though she will ``be setting off airport metal detectors from now on.'' She gives a shout-out to the medical personnel, family and friends who she says have been taking great care of her. Underwood broke her wrist in a fall at her home in Nashville on Friday night. 





Shoppers at Target in Nashville ran into a familiar face Tuesday night: Taylor Swift. She has a tradition of going to Target to buy her latest album. She chronicled the night of signing autographs and taking selfies on Instagram Stories. One man said he lives across the street and just came in to get pasta sauce and he ran into Swift. Another fan was near tears as she told a friend on the phone, ``I love Taylor Swift. Yeah, she's just out here shopping!'' Swift's album, ``reputation,'' came out last week. 





Pharrell Williams has released a song that will not be heard again for a century, assuming the earth is still around. Williams debuted a new song called ``100 Years'' has been engraved on vinyl made out of clay in Shanghai this week. It will be locked in a safe that's vulnerable to water damage. If rising tides caused by global warming don't destroy the vinyl, it will be released in 2117. Williams says if humans as a species don't do something about climate change, ``We lose the track but we also lose the planet.'' What's the song about? Williams says it's a sarcastic postcard to climate change deniers. 





Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry says a little piece of his soul was lost the day of bandmate Troy Gentry's death. Montgomery tells People magazine the September helicopter crash that killed Gentry was ``horrific'' and he will never get over it. Montgomery says years ago, they actually talked about what they'd do if one of them died, and they agreed to keep Montgomery Gentry going. Montgomery says he always thought he'd be the one to go first. 





Linkin Park fans will be able to get a listen to the concert the band never got to perform in the U-S Linkin Park will release the ``One More Light Live'' album on Dec. 15th. It was recorded during their run of shows in early summer in South America and Europe. The surviving band members say in a statement the shows were ``extraordinary'' and singer Chester Bennington said they were the best shows they had ever done. Bennington hanged himself July 20th, the day before the American leg of the tour was supposed to begin. 


(The Associated Press)