CBC Radio 3 Extended Play: Interviews and Ideas
Summary: CBC Radio 3’s Extended Play is a bi-weekly podcast that explores current events happening in the world of Canadian independent music. Hosted by Lisa Christiansen, it is an ongoing conversation between artists and listeners about the issues having an impact on music culture today.
Season Finale: 20+ years after it faded into obscurity, vinyl is making a comeback. Host Lisa Christiansen examines the return of a fallen format, and ponders its future with Ben Blackwell of Jack White's Third Man Records.
Guest Host Ian "Pho" Swain from the Canadian duo Bonjay breaks down dance music genres from House, to Techno, Drum and Bass, Dancehall, and Dubstep. This is the connoisseurs guide to understanding dance music.
We present the first in a series of nature documentaries about modern musicians. Our field researcher, Dave Shumka, had the rare chance to observe the drummer in his natural environment: a recording studio deep in the jungles of East Vancouver.
Special Guest host Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club examines the pressure that musicians face to market themselves. Featuring Dan Mangan and Chad VanGaalen.
The audience is the life blood of any performer’s career. So, how much attention and control should a fan have? Host Lisa Christiansen talks to Ivan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats, Chris Murphy of Sloan, the Winnipeg duo Imaginary Cities, and Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers.
Rock used to be about rebellion. Now, parents and children go to shows together. In this episode, Dirty Beaches tells us about his musical tribute to his father, Luke Doucet talks about touring with family, and we meet "Band Mum" Bernie Phillips.
On this episode of Extended Play, I take my first stab at understanding the much-maligned dance genre. We'll tackle the genre stereotypes with DJ Jason Sulyma (My Gay Husband), producer Christian Andersen (XI), and Beatroute magazine's Paul Brooks.
Lisa Christiansen is joined by Dave Shumka to discuss comedy's role in music. Together they explore the issure with drummer/comedian Jon Wurster, Michael Buble's opener Tim Rykert, banter aficionado Jason Collett, and Trevor Anderson of The Wet Secrets.
As technology changes the way we consume music, the question of who owns that music becomes more difficult to answer. The rise of piracy suggests that some fans feel legal ownership is irrelevant. On this episode, we hear from three music industry experts, one rocker by the name of Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), and a crowd of wannabe musicians.
On this episode of Extended Play, we’re borrowing a page from reality television: a makeover episode! A musical makeover, to be specific. We’re giving Whistler, BC’s Animal Nation a day-long session with guidance from music producer Jon Siddal, publicist Kim Juneja, and stylist Steven Schelling.
Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a guppy in the ocean? We ask Daniel Kessler of NYC's Interpol, Katie Lee of Montreal-via-Calgary band Braids, music publicist Ken Beattie, and marine biologist Heather Deal.
On this Special Edition episode of Extended Play, host Lisa Christiansen goes one on one with actor/director Crispin Glover to tackle the question: What Is Alternative Culture?
A good viral video can help a band get attention. Do consumers value visuals more than the music? We ask video director Wendy Morgan, AUX TV music director Jeff Rogers, Hollerado lead singer Menno Versteeg, and directing team Salazar from Vancouver.
Arcade Fire have been nominated for a Grammy; Kanye West's latest takes #1 album honours from indie taste-makers Pitchfork. What does this mean for music? On this episode of Extended Play, we explore the current state of indie and ask, what's next? Our guests this week: Exclaim contributer and Radio 3 host Vish Khanna, musician and writer Maggie MacDonald, cultural commentator Ryan Bigge, and record producer Mark Ronson.
Should bands have a life span or should it be a continuing project that goes on indefinitely? On this episode of Extended Play, host Lisa Christiansen talks to bands and fans alike to see where they stand on the issue. Featuring interviews with F***ed Up, Jian Ghomeshi, and Quest for Fire.