Published Feb 10, 2012As always, Exclaim! has been hard at work rounding up a variety of talented musicians to feature on Exclaim! TV. This week includes everything from acoustic solo performances to a live DJ set. So be sure to catch the following highlights below and keep an eye on Exclaim! TV for new video sessions.
First off, Weakerthans frontman John K. Samson (pictured) has long been heralded as a great Canadian songwriter. Now, with the release of Provincial, the Winnipeg native gets to shine as a solo artist. Check out two performances in the Exclaim! office featuring Samson and his acoustic guitar. He delivers beautiful renditions of "Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San" and "When I Write My Master's Thesis," both of which appear on Provincial.
Afie Jurvanen has worked with numerous Canadian artists like Feist and Jason Collett, but returns his focus to Bahamas with the recently released Barchords, the second record under that moniker. Jurvanen dropped by Exclaim! headquarters with a couple back-up singers in tow, delivering stripped-down versions of Barchords' "Caught Me Thinkin'" and "Lost in the Light."
The Bidiniband also recorded a live session with Exclaim! TV, though this one was shot on location at the Dakota Tavern. Under the twinkly lights and country-western decor, Dave Bidini (former member of the Rheostatics) and the gang played a couple new tracks from their new LP, In the Rock Hall. Watch the band run through "I Wanna Go to Yemen" and "Big Men Go Fast on the Water."
Will Whitwham of the Wilderness of Manitoba dropped by the office to treat us to a couple tunes from his solo project Lake Forest. The album Silver Skies is out on February 14, but you can check out live takes of "Whispers" and "Escape the Moon" now on Exclaim! TV.
Finally, London, UK dubstep visionary and co-founder of the DMZ label, Mala, dropped a live DJ set at Aruba Bar & Lounge in Toronto a while back. Check out a segment of his set right here .
For these videos and more, head over to Exclaim! TV and keep checking back for upcoming videos from Montreal's Igloofest, Cursed Arrows, Shotgun Jimmie, Cancer Bats and Sneaky Dee's Destroyer Challenge.