Plain A.I.R (July 2016): Rad Jams with Nick Faye
The July edition of Plain A.I.R. is Rad Jams, a celebration of summertime Saskatchewan music festivals. Host Nick Faye of Nick Faye and The Deputies will guide us through the month with his own unique take on each festival’s plans for the summer, with excellent musical selections and guests.
Plain A.I.R is an artists-in-residence radio program, a live radio “space”, which encourages creative expression and experimentation. Each month Plain A.I.R features a new local artist, DJ, musician, band or community member as a guest host who programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows. The program airs Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm on 91.3FM in Regina, on-line at cjtr.ca, via our free mobile app and on channels 700 on Access and 806 on Sasktel.
About Nick Faye & The Deputies: are influenced by classic bands of punk, garage and rock lore, as well as by the innovative, genre-defying spirit of contemporary incarnations like the Bronx, The Murder City Devils, and the Hives. Their musical catalogue: Out of the Trenches (2010), Give into the Violence (2012), and Seasides (2014), demonstrates a variety of dynamic, dark sonic atmospheres. From frantic to frightening, the band’s recorded works exhibit depth and diversity, anchored by the band’s truly unified and distinct sound. Equally energetic on stage, Royal Red Brigade also have extensive touring and live show experience, having embarked on multiple national and international tours, and with appearances at festivals such as Montreal’s Pouzza Fest in 2013, and a headlining spot at Saskatoon’s Omfest in 2014. They have also supported many notable acts at home, including DOA, The Flatliners, SNFU, Cobra Skulls, and many more. The band truly values authenticity, both in the creative expression of song, and in the communities that cultivate subversive art forms. Backed only by independent label support and a vicious DIY drive, Royal Red Brigade are ready to enact their plans for world domination. Destroy!!! Nick Faye & The Deputies are a band from the deepest depths of the Canadian Prairies (Regina, SK). They make music that sticks to your ribs, like a big plate of perogies and sour cream. The band is unapologetic in their mission to craft honest and simple pop-rock-folk songs. They are unreserved in their quest to perform enjoyable music and deliver awkward stage banter at their live shows. Nick Faye & The Deputies know their role in the Canadian music scene, and they play it well.
“Lambswool EP” is the latest offering by Nick Faye & The Deputies that was released in March 2016. The EP explores the social consequences of mental and physical fatigue that touring musicians frequently experience while on tour. The band has shared the stage with a mix of notable artists such as Shad, Arkells, Rah Rah, July Talk, Elliot Brood, Andy Shauf, Northcote, Close Talker, and Good For Grapes. They have performed at Folk Alliance International, CMW, NXNE, and JunoFest. In 2015, the band was awarded $10,000 to record their next full length album through Rawlco’s 10K20 program and they were selected as a CBC Searchlight “First Round Standout” by Grant Lawrence. In 2016, the band will perform at the Regina Folk Festival and Long Days Night music festival. https://nickfaye.bandcamp.com/
About Plain A.I.R.
Plain A.I.R dramatically increases community access to CJTR’s airwaves among local artists, musicians and community members. Plain A.I.R. also provides CJTR listeners with an opportunity to hear unique live performances, radio plays, conversations and to garner information about local culture from those who make it.
How to apply to be part of the Plain A.I.R. artist residency:
· Purchase a membership to CJTR
· Fill out a program application form and include the month you’d like to host the program for
· Please include a short bio and photo or image that can be used for promotional purposes
Applications can be sent to Amber Goodwyn, Operations and Production Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in person during business hours at this address: 1102 8th Avenue #301 (3rd floor of the GMC building, corner of Winnipeg Street).
About 91.3FM CJTR
Radius Communications operates a 91.3FM CJTR Regina’s community radio gives, which gives voice to our community through diverse and unique programming created and delivered by volunteers. CJTR is Regina’s only community radio station and will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary in 2016.
In striving to achieve our mission, the policies and day-to-day operations of Radius Communications are governed by the following core values:
- We emphasize choice, distinctiveness and uniqueness.
- We are open-minded and supportive of creativity in our community.
- We involve the community in radio programming.
- We strive for balance, working to serve a broad segment of the community.
- We strive to produce consistently high-quality community radio programming.