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Kingston 2019 Summer Music Festivals Preview

There’s so many great summer music festivals in Kingston that it’s nearly impossible to take them all in. So, we’ve created a special edition of the Kingston Live podcast as your audible guide to as many of Kingston’s 2019 summer music festivals as we could jam into one episode! Hosts John and Riley talk to the organizers behind Kingston’s hottest summer music festivals, who share all the exciting details on the plans and performances for the 2019 season, including a sneak preview of the...


Oakridge Ave., Lowest of the Low, and Velours Sessions

Fresh from the recording studio, rising indie rock stars, Oakridge Ave., hit the couch to chat with John and Riley about their forthcoming record and new single, and what it's like working with legendary producer, Ian Blurton. Riley catches up with Ron Hawkins from Lowest of the Low about the band's new album and why they keep coming back to play Kingston. Then, Tanya and Céline from Velours Sessions – a content creation firm exclusively for musicians – share their secrets and stories...


Bon Evans, Record Store Day Roundup

The Vinyl Episode! In celebration of April's annual Record Store Day, John and Riley round up Kingston's most reputable record pedlars for a roundtable talk on all things vinyl. They also pay a visit to Brian's Record Option and talk to renowned owner, Brian Lipsin, about the disastrous flood that forced his store's closure, and the much anticipated reopening of his beloved shop in Kingston's live music hub. Fresh from his tour to and from western Canada by train, the genre-defying...


Lost Cousins, FEiST-y host Claire Bouvier

Back in town for the launch of their new album, In Scenery, Thomas and Cam from Lost Cousins share how the band's genesis in Kingston has shaped both their sound and their live shows. John and Riley have a spirited chat with the multi-dimensional Claire Bouvier, who talks about her musical past as one of Kingston's finest fiddlers, and the future as host of her new TV show, Feisty-Y. Hosts: Johnny San Riley Jabour Links: Lost Cousins:...


Nick Babcock, Bif Naked, and KPP Concerts' Marc Garniss

Johnny and Riley share their top winter hotspots for live music in Kingston with Nick Babcock (ex-Kasador), who tells us all about his new role on season two of CTV's The Launch, and growing up in the city's west end. Canada's Queen of Punk, Bif Naked, fills us in on her two upcoming sold-out Kingston shows, and her book, "I, Bificus." Local promoter and Kingston Canadian Film Fest director, Marc Garniss, stops by the studio to talk about his passions; live music and movies. Hosts: Johnny...


The Wilderness, Live in Kingston director Jay Middaugh

In our first episode, Johnny and Riley chat with our executive producer, Rob Howard, on the impetus behind the Kingston Live podcast, and with filmmaker Jay Middaugh, whose 2017 movie, Live in Kingston, inspired this here podcast. They also talk to bandmates Jonas Lewis-Anthony and Karl Tombak from The Wilderness, following their sold-out release show for their new EP, Seminary Road. This episode features their track, Dancing in the Dive Bars, from the aforementioned EP. Hosts: Johnny San...