The Fader's Anupa Mistry on a strange early clip of the Weeknd, new music you should pay attention to and why you should stop talking about the 6ix.
Anupa Mistry is the Canada editor at The Fader and she's written for outlets like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and CBC Music. She writes about music and pop culture.
We brought her in to talk about some of the stuff she's been into lately.
French duo The Blaze makes music and directs videos. Here's the video for "Territory."
Follow Anupa on Twitter: @_anupa
Kapwani Kiwanga sends a message to Saturn. SlowPitchSound goes to Wonderland. Rajni Perera launches the deities into space.
Kapwani Kiwanga is a multimedia artist born in Hamilton and based in Paris. She talks to Aliya about the Sun Ra Repatriation Project, her attempt to contact jazz musician Sun Ra on Saturn. Her first exhibition in Canada is going on right now at the Power Plant in Toronto.
Rajni Perera is a Toronto-based artist whose work contains elements of science fiction, mythology and sexuality.
Music on this episode:
An excerpt from WNDRLNDED by SlowPitchSound, who calls himself a "scifi-turntablist." His new album THK SKIN is released this Friday, March 10th.
The interview with Kapwani featured clips from "Looking Outward," "Outer Nothingness" and "Nebulae" by Sun Ra.
Katie Stelmanis, AKA Austra, talks about her awkward CBC dance party, her time in an ostracized riot grrrl band and owning her music.
Austra's new album is called "Future Politics." You can stream it on Bandcamp. Find more of her stuff at our website: canadalandshow.com/imp
Songs on this episode:
"Future Politics," "Utopia" and "43" from Future Politics.
"Painful Like" from Olympia.
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR / @Aliyapabani
Folk songs from a 19th-Century asylum for women, collected by the alter ego of Simone Schmidt.
Simone Schmidt performs as Fiver. Her new album, Audible Songs from Rockwood, is a collection of songs based on the mid-19th century archives of the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane, complete with contextual liner notes by her ethnomusicologist alter ego, Simone Carver. The album is out April 21st.
Songs on this episode, all by Fiver:
"Pile Your Silver"
"Worship the Sun (Not the Golden Boy)"
"Carry on Warm"
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Find links to some of this work at our website: canadalandshow.com/imp
Emily M. Keeler listens to one song seven times a day, goes on Instagram and ends up in the Twilight Zone, and looks for gopher holes in poetry.
Emily's Twitter: @emilymkeeler
Find links to these people's work on our website, canadalandshow.com/imp
Gif heritage with Sally McKay. Kiera Boult is the wizard of Canada's Brooklyn. The first movie star is from Hamilton.
Kiera Boult is a performance artist and retired stand-up comic.
Sally McKay is an artist, curator and assistant professor at McMaster University. She helped run the now-deceased art magazine Lola, which was famous for its "shotgun" art reviews by non-writers.
Florence Lawrence was a Hamilton-born silent actor who arguably became the first movie star. You can find some of her movies on Youtube.
Shirley Hughes is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Silent Film Festival.
The music on this show is by the band Zena.
This episode was recorded at Mills Hardware in Hamilton, Ontario.
Artwork goes missing. A film hits an impasse. An artist feels stuck. They turn to fortune teller Cindy Mochizuki for guidance.
In addition to being a go-to fortune teller for artists, Cindy Mochizuki is herself an artist based in Vancouver. Her work spans from animation to sculpture, incorporating themes of history and memory. Her short films have screened around the world.
Every artist on this episode makes incredible work that you should check out. We have links on our website, canadalandshow.com/imp
Abbas Akhavan works in installation, drawing, video and performance. That work of his in The Guggenheim is called "Study for a Monument."
Walter Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist and creator of the Wendy comic books. You can hear a full interview with him on The Imposter episode 10, "Happy Lucky Accident Stories."
Sojourner Truth Parsons is a painter who has exhibited work around the continent. There's a great profile of her in Canadian Art, where you can see a lot of her paintings.
Nadia Belerique makes installations and works with steel. Her website looks like a xeroxed zine.
Music on this episode:
That funky electronic track at the beginning of the show is "Sage" by Man Made Hill.
Additional music is by Carl Didur.
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on on Twitter @IMPSTR / @aliyapabani
Jess Salomon makes her comedy Great Again. Bruce McDonald goes to Washington. PJ Vogt lives inside a Weakerthans song. BJ Snowden loves Canada more than Canadians do.
Jess Salomon used to be a UN war crimes lawyer. Now, she's trying to get some regular comedy gigs in New York. She has videos of her stand-up on her website.
Bruce McDonald is a filmmaker whose movies include Hardcore Logo, Highway 61 and Roadkill. His newest movie, Weirdos, will be in select theatres across Canada this spring.
BJ Snowden is a songwriter living in Massachusetts. She writes songs about Canada, but also things like working as a school teacher and Judge Joe Brown.
Music on this episode:
"Sailin' On" by Haolin Munk.
"One Great City!" by The Weakerthans
"In Canada" by BJ Snowden.
The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Additional contributions on this episode from Katie Jensen and Chandler Levack. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR / @aliyapabani . Visit our webiste: canadalandshow.com
Whether he's talking about a book that changed his life or just his favourite brand of chips, author Pasha Malla approaches subjects with deep thought and insight. So we invited him on the show to talk about some of the stuff he's been into lately. Here are his picks:
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Performance artist Cassils talks about setting themselves on fire, having their image banned in Germany and making out with Lady Gaga. Find images and videos from their work at heathercassils.com.
Music on this episode:
"Move Like a Mystic" by A l l i e.
"Slipping Away" by Diana (Bad Channels remix).
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