Capital City Records Podcast

Capital City Records' Song of the Week podcast brings you a new track from an Edmonton artist each week, as selected by taste-makers here at home and abroad. The podcast is produced by CKUA Radio in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library.
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The Capital City Records podcast delivers a new song by an Edmonton artists, as selected by taste-makers here at home and abroad. The podcast is produced by CKUA, with help from the Edmonton Public Library.

Jun 29, 2017

Two weeks ago on the Capital City Records Podcast Lindsey Walker talked about Jesse and Dandelions and this week we turn things around as Jesse Northey, from Jesse and Dandelions, talks about the Consilience song “Walking Through a Dead Night”, a song which he recorded twice.

Consilience’s lead Tusy Hudson and the bands live off the floor version gives us a rawer feel to “Walking Through a Dead Night”. When Jesse Northey and Aidan Lucas-Buckland took over the rhythm section of Consilience in 2014 the band was able to create a different musical landscape.  

Jesse Northy is deep into the music scene in Edmonton and is working for Alberta Music. He takes us behinds the curtain of the production of both versions of “Walking Through a Dead Night”. Jee

Jun 22, 2017

This week’s episode looks at some straight up honest rock n’ roll as Dave Sawchuk weaves some kind words about Stepmothers’ song “Leave Your Light On”

Leave Your Light On 7" was recorded in one day in August 2012 by Devin Fortier, mixed by Devin Fortier and mastered by Stu Mckillop. Stepmothers have released four albums since 2012 with the latest being “Oh Here/We Are” in 2015.

Dave Sawchuk has been in radio for 18 years, having worked in Grande Prairie, Victoria and Edmonton. He loves straight up rock n’ roll, so have a listen to this week’s episode to find what legendary acts he connects to the local group Stepmothers.

Jun 15, 2017

This week’s podcast features two Capital City Records artists, Lindsey Walker, who has her album “Our Glory” is on Lindsey talks about Jesse and the Dandelions and how she loves driving and listening to “Looking at the Sun” along with the whole record “A Mutual Understanding”.


Jesse and the Dandelions is a 4 piece art/space pop band based in Edmonton Alberta, led by Jesse Northey. With Jesse and the Dandelions’ production value through the roof, their new album True Blue (2016) has classic synth and guitar textures that pay respect to the past. You can hear bits and pieces of the 2013 record in the new release.


Since 2011 Lindsey has toured extensively as a solo artist in Canada with half her heart in Alberta, and the other in her hometown of Winnipeg. Lindsey fell in love the band before meeting and getting know Jesse. The Edmonton music scene, which can feel like a big city, is really a small and loving community that has allowed Lindsey to know and love both the band and its leader.

Jun 8, 2017

This week’s podcast features a group that has been saving ska since '97. Ethnomusicology doctorate candidate, Kathleen Danser talks about how ska has been part of her most recent life journey how the Mad Bombers Society capture that extra rhythm of the genre.

Having toured Western Canada and playing locally at legendary venues like the Side Track Café, Mad Bomber Society has been playing ska for over 20 years. Their debut album A-tom-ic A-Go-Go was self-released in 2001. In the late-2000's they took a break and regrouped in 2011 for Whitehorse's Sunstroke Festival. The sophomore album Butchers, Stompers & Amp; Cheat was released in early-2012.

Kat Danser’s primary goal is “to use music as a space for personal exploration and as a method to strengthen communities”. She also holds a Masters in Musicology from the University of Alberta and has completed her PhD coursework toward a full doctorate in Musicology specializing in blues and roots music in the American South.

Jun 1, 2017

This week’s podcast features the baroque-pop duo F&M. Rebecca and Ryan Anderson, who together have chosen the song “Place to Hide” by Concealer.


Concealer combines musical traditions to create melodic and hypnotic Heavy Wave. Vue Weekly describes Concealer as “one of the stranger musical partnerships to have ever risen from the Edmonton music scene”.


F&M mix their individual talents to create an amalgam of folk, rock, classical and pop that’s intermingled with influences stemming from multiple cross-continent tours, and smattering of European adventures.


Concealer’s debut album fêted:fetid was released September 4, 2015 by Mark Davis’ Weatherbelle and experimental indie artist Rae Spoon’s Coax labels.