The way CTV Edmonton meteorologist and retired rapper Josh Classen hears it, KazMega & Baggylean's 2014 release Grillios has it all - social commentary, love songs and "straight up battle rap braggadocio". According to Classen, Grillios' fifth track captures a "certain feeling" felt by hip-hop fans in the early nineties, and it's his pick for the Capital City Records Song of the Week. Transport yourself back in time with "Never Outdated".
In this week's edition of the Capital City Records podcast, Michelle Langevin, scheduling manager at YEG Music, presents "Anchor Tattoo" by folk troubadour Rebecca Lappa. According to Langevin, Rebecca Lappa is "the definition of modern folk." Hear it for yourself, right now.
Local piano teacher and social advocate Sarah Chan chose "Bulgogi Pizza" to be her Capital City Records Song of the Week.
It's a legendary Edmonton treat with a special place in the hearts and stomachs of those whose late-night hunger pangs have driven them beyond the bright lights of Whyte Avenue's donair mile. It's Steel Wheels Rock 'n Roll Pizzeria's most famous slice, and it's the namesake inspiration for the fourth track on Doug Hoyer's 2013 LP To Be A River.
Hear Chan's take on the "bubbles", "lasers" and "cheeky-ness" of Hoyer's memorably named track in this edition of the Capital City Records Song of the Week.
Find out, in his own words, why Edmonton Folk Festival Producer Terry Wickham trusts Edmonton Reggae outfit Souljah Fyah to bring down the house at the Folk Fest's famous after-parties. They're a band "so popular they've been voted Canada's best reggae band. Twice."
The 2nd Capital City Records Song of the Week - "The Good Lord's Concrete Weighs" by I Am Machi, as chosen by Kris Harvey, operating partner at The Chvrch of John. Hear it in Kris' words how I Am Machi's sound defies their two-piece makeup and embodies what it means to be an Edmontonian.
This week on the Capital City Records Song of the Week podcast, Edmonton Journal music writer Sandra Sperounes recommends a tune by Edmonton's own Counterfeit Jeans. "For me the best songs leave you wanting more," says Sandra, "and this is definitely one of them".