Monthly Archives: February 2014

new shows in Iqaluit and Yellowknife in March

We’ll be hosting a couple of open mic jams in Iqaluit and Yellowknife in March. We’ve got a bunch of new tunes that we can’t wait to play. See you there!

Kickin Caribou Open Mic hosted by Scary Bear Soundtrack
March 12, 9PM ET
at the Kickin Caribou Public House, 923 Federal Road, Iqaluit, Nunavut
Facebook Event

Javaroma Music Jam hosted by Scary Bear Soundtrack
March 15, 7PM MT
at Javaroma, 5201 50 Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Facebook Event

Thanks CamBay!

We had a great time this afternoon hosting the Wolverines’ coffeehouse, raising funds for  the local youth basketball teams.  It was heart-warming to see so many people in the community participating, from all the ladies that donated baked goods, to all the basketball players who worked hard with the set up, sales, and take down, to fellow act Muskox Rodeo. We hope to do it again soon!

A big thanks to everyone who came by and supported us!.

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babies. we love babies. babies love us.

A thank you note for Lenny

lenny and meLenny and me: from Lenny’s awesome Polaroid camera

Now that Lenny Wu’s WildWorks radio show on CKCU FM is coming to an end, I just wanted to extend a big thank you to host Lenny for all of his support for musicians over the years.

It’s college station deejays like Lenny that help indie musicians get their start, while also exposing the public to a whole new world of underground music. When I was in high school, Napster was still a new thing and Youtube wasn’t around, so the main way a young teenage girl in the suburbs could be exposed to non-mainstream music was by listening to college radio. As teens, my friends and I used to stay up late, listening to 93.1 CKCU FM. (Side note: Lenny and I went to the same high school – but I was a shy ninth grader while he and his brother Ming were mature seniors too cool to hang out with me!)

On a more personal note, Lenny’s Wildworks show was one of the first radio shows to play our songs over the radio; it was also my first on-air music interview experience, which helped me become more comfortable (and sound less stupid) on air.  He’s even let me co-host some of his shows as a guest, which was very generous of him.

I especially appreciated his Asian Heritage Month shows in May, where every year he showcased indie bands with musicians of Asian descent.  Asian musicians still have to fight for their place in the Canadian indie scene, as we are still an under-represented minority that too many people aren’t used to seeing on stage.  Lenny’s attempts to connect these Asian-Canadian musicians to create a sort of sense of community pride was always touching.  I also always got a kick out of the way he would play the Darcys, immediately followed by Cantopop.  It takes guts – and a certain sense of “I don’t care what you think is cool” – to do that, which is exactly the same reason why I started listening to college radio in the first place.

We’ll be sad to see you go off the air, Lenny.  But we’ll be looking forward to your podcast. You’ll have at least one listener in Nunavut.

Lenny and me (and my awful bangs!)

new cover

We’ve got a new cover up! Check out the video:

We’ll be performing this at the coffeehouse fundraiser that we’re helping out with this Saturday to raise money for the local youth basketball teams. See you there!