The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 991: The History of the 2010s, part 4

It’s an established fact that music comes in many different types of cycles. A sound and style will be big for a while, reach a peak with the public, and then slowly fade out. But once established, it’s unusual for a sound to completely disappear, never to be heard from again.

The only genre I can think of is—maybe alt-rock-style rockabilly? It was big in the very early 80s with bands like The Stray Cats. But then it just kinda went away. There’s never been a rockabilly revival—at least in the sense and style and scope of what we heard way back then when it was huge for about 18 months.

Instead, after enjoying a time at the forefront of music, many of the cycle-prone rock sounds recede into the shadows, never really going away. They lie in wait until someone comes along—often a generation or two later—to rediscover and reactivate it.

When that happens, it’s usually given a sonic update and if the timing is right, the sound enjoys a new period in the sun before the cycle repeats yet again.

The longer you live and the more music you become familiar with, the more you begin to see these cycles play themselves out, sometimes over and over again. We see it every decade.

The 2010s were no different. We saw a series of revivals, rediscoveries, and comebacks, all based on the musical DNA of what had come before. Let’s examine that. This is the history of the 2010s, part 4.

Songs heard on this show:

    • Tool, Fear Inoculum
    • Tame Impala, Elephant
    • Besnard Lakes, People of the Sticks
    • The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die
    • Radiohead, Burn the Witch
    • The Struts, Body Talks
    • PUP, Kids
    • DC Fontaines, Boys in the Better Land
    • The Interrupters, She’s Kerosene

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New Music Friday: 9 releases you should hear as September ends (29 Sept 2023)

Next to spring, fall is the most interesting time for new releases. Not only is this New Music Friday material out now but some of it also sets up the kind of material we’re going to get this winter.


1. AWOLNATION, Candy Pop (Eleven Seven Label Group)

Okay, so I missed this one last week so I need to make good. AWOLNATION has released this new single (and its accompanying short film) as the third part of a trilogy. Frontman Aaron Bruno describes everything as “a story about escaping from never-ending technological advancements and constant connectivity and scrutiny…The adventure of a lifetime can come from ‘tuning out.” An EP with the trilogy and more will be available on November 10,

2. Black Pumas, Mrs. Postman (ATO Records/Cadence Music Group)

Black Pumas have already been nominated for seven Grammy awards, so the anticipation for this sophomore record is pretty intense. With Chronicles of a Diamond due on October 27, Eric Burton and Andrian Quesada (along with keyboards JaRon Marshall) want to take their view of rock and soul a little further. The first advance single, More Than a Love Song, already managed some chart success, so let’s see where this piano-based song takes them.

3. Sum 41, Landmines (Rise Records)

When I spoke to Deryck Whibley earlier this year, he told me that the new Sum 41 album could very well be a double record and that all he had to do was finish the vocals. The first single from that record is now here. Deryck is still recovering from a bout of pneumonia that landed him in the hospital, but the band is still scheduled to play the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas on October 21 and 22.

4. Depeche Mode, My Favourite Stranger (Columbia)

Depeche Mode will tour the Memento Mori album deep into the fall. This is now the fourth single form the album and was co-written with Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs. It comes with another enigmatic video shot by Anton Corbijn. Who’s the guy in the hat? And what does he want?


1. Art Bergman, ShadowWalk (weewerk)

Art Bergman, one of Canada’s most beloved indie cult artists, has dedicated this album to Sherri, his late wife of 31 years. The album “capture the darkness, grief and desolation that comes from such a soul-crushing loss, while also offering genuine hope that life will go on.” It might make for gut-wrenching listening.

2. Bakar, Halo (Black Butter)

All right, all right. I missed this one, too. British singer Bakar is just about ready with a highly-anticipated (and inevitably difficult) second album entitled Halo. He describes it as a song “fit for the indie sleaze generation.” Maybe this has something to do about most of the record being recorded in AirBnB’s and hotels between London and LA while he was in tour.

3. Black Stone Cherry, Screamin’ at the Sky (Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group)

This Kentucky band has been enjoying some decent success with the first single from this album (Out of Pocket was released in January) and now finally have a full album for fans. The video for Nervous was shot in an old piano factory that had been turned into a production studio filled with old TV and movie sets.

4. Taproot, SC/SSRS (THC Music/Amplified Distribution)

If you remember the nu-metal era of the late 90s, Taproot was a band from Michigan that was always hanging in the shadows of Limp Bizkit and Korn. Just when it seemed that they were going to break through, the whole scene seemed to evaporate in a puff of testosterone. Taproot stayed together, however, but haven’t released an album since 2012. Is nu-metal back? We’ll see.

5. Wilco, Cousin (dBpm Records/Sony Music)

This is the thirteenth album over the Jeff Tweedy and company have been in business and early reviews point out that there’s a slight change in attitude and approach, although it has to be said that this is still very definitely a Wilco record. The record is slower than most with little that can be described as being anything more than mid-tempo. It’s helped along by Welsh producer Cate Le Bon who has a reputation of being someone experimental.



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Ongoing History Daily: Pearl Jam bootleg overload

Back when Pearl Jam was at their height, they had the clout to do anything they wanted. Anything.

On September 26, 2000, the band released 25 double CD live albums—what they referred to as “official bootlegs”—featuring performances from virtually every show they played on European tour in support of their Binaural album. Of those 25, five immediately made the top 200 album chart. This was the first time any act ever saw more than two new albums show up on the chart in the same week.

Two other sets just missed the cut. Had they made the charts that week, Pearl Jam would have joined The Beatles, The Monkees, and U2 as the only acts to that point with seven albums on the charts at the same time.

This was decades before Taylor Swift came along.

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'We’ve got to take care business:' Game against depleted Argos still big for Bombers

Adam Bighill is hoping Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans get at least one thing they want on Friday — a victory.

Winnipeg’s home game against the CFL-leading Toronto Argonauts (12-1) is the club’s third straight sellout at IG Field, but it’s not the marquee matchup 32,343 fans were expecting to watch.

The Argonauts, who beat Winnipeg 24-23 in last year’s Grey Cup, are resting some players after clinching the East Division title two weeks ago.

“The way the schedule worked out this year and the way that records played out, this is the unfortunate situation that fans aren’t going to get to see what they want,” Bighill, the team’s star middle linebacker who lives in Winnipeg year-round, said after Thursday’s walk-through.

“But from a playing standpoint, we’ve still got to come out here and play and understand they’re bringing their best (effort) to beat us. We can’t overlook the fact that we’ve got to take care business. A win is critical no matter who you’re playing, but we’re at home and we expect to take care of business in our house for our fans.”

The Bombers enter the game tied with the B.C. Lions for top spot in the West Division at 10-4. The Lions host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.

Winnipeg is coming off their second bye week of the season and a 29-23 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats two weeks ago.

Since Toronto secured first place, Argonauts head coach Ryan Dinwiddie has been game planning the remainder of the regular season to give players some rest and avoid injury. Toronto doesn’t have another bye week before the playoffs.

“I’m not bothered at all,” Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros said. “Obviously, they’ve earned the right to make these decisions, first and foremost. And, secondly, from watching tape all week long, the guys they’re leaving home on the defensive side are unbelievable football players, but they have a lot of really great football players still playing.”

Starting Toronto defensive lineman Shawn Oakman and linebacker Wynton McManis are getting some rest, while defensive back Jamal Peters and receiver Cam Phillips are dealing with groin injuries.

Dinwiddie announced after Wednesday’s practice that rookie backup quarterback Cameron Dukes will get his first CFL start, while third-stringer Bryan Scott will see game action in the second half and starter Chad Kelly might also get a turn.

“You can see them practise all you want, but until you see live in a game you don’t know what you’ve got,” Dinwiddie said of the decision with his backups.

He said he told Dukes, who goes in for short-yardage situations, to “just relax” and that he doesn’t have to make every play, just not bad ones.

Dukes went to Lindsey Wilson College in his home state of Kentucky. He replaced an injured Kelly in an August loss to the Calgary Stampeders and completed eight of 15 pass attempts for 63 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He’s also rushed 15 times for 31 yards and four TDs.

“The circumstances that it comes in is obviously great for the team,” Dukes told reporters after he learned he’d be starting. “I’ve got great guys around me. I’ve just got to get the ball in play-makers’ hands and stay efficient, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Bighill has watched film on Dukes and knows some of his tendencies.

“In college he’s got quite a lot of running highlights and in the Calgary game he had some good scrambles,” Bighill said. “He looks like he likes doing it and he gets out and runs pretty well … We’ve got to be aware of being able to control the quarterback in the pocket. You’ve got to squeeze the pressure on and not let him out and not let him through.”

Friday, IG Field
ADDING TO ATTACK: Bombers defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat is back from a hip injury in time to put pressure on Toronto’s quarterbacks. Global DE Thiadric Hansen will also make his Winnipeg season debut. The German product tore his Achilles tendon in last year’s Labour Day Classic.

MILESTONE WATCH: Winnipeg pass catcher Nic Demski needs 69 yards to reach 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his eight-year career. He’s riding a 50-game consecutive streak with at least one reception. Fellow Winnipegger Brady Oliveira has 1,190 yards rushing. No team has ever had two Canadians reach 1,000-yard rushing and receiving in the same season.

NO FAREWELL GAME: Former Bombers star running back Andrew Harris is on Toronto’s six-game injured list but is making the trip to watch from the sidelines. The Winnipeg-born fan favourite signed with Toronto in 2022, but the Argonauts didn’t play in Winnipeg last year. Harris has said he’s retiring after this season.

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Bichette hits fourth for first time this season

TORONTO – All-star shortstop Bo Bichette will bat fourth for the Toronto Blue Jays tonight against the New York Yankees.

Bichette’s .301 batting average leads the Blue Jays this year.

He has hit second in the order all season but Toronto manager John Schneider says he wants Bichette to be in a position to drive in runs.

The Blue Jays have been shut out by the Yankees in the first two games of their three-game set at Rogers Centre.

Toronto holds the second wild-card spot in the American League with four games left in the regular season and a win over New York would help the club clinch a playoff berth.

The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners are chasing the Blue Jays in the playoff hunt.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2023.

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Sask. woman transported 600 kilometres from home when she is refused care in Manitoba hospital

“I’m praying I will be home by Christmas, but at the rate we are going, I’m not sure.”

Saskatchewan woman Maureen McBratney from Denare Beach is currently 600 kilometres from home. After her kidneys began to fail in June she was rushed to Flin Flon General Hospital — a 20-minute drive from her home — but was refused care in the dialysis unit because she does not have a Manitoba health card.

She was flown 600 kilometres away to Saskatoon to receive emergency dialysis treatment. She still hasn’t been able to leave the city.

“It’s not the same as being there with your support system,” McBratney said. “We can talk on the phone and we can video call but it’s not the same as having your daughter give you a hug in person or your grandson wrapping his little arms around your neck.”

McBratney’s daughter Paige Baschuk, has been helping push Saskatchewan and Manitoba to create an agreement between the provinces so those with Saskatchewan residency can access the border town’s dialysis location.

Baschuk said the response to her letter was positive and the family met with the Northern Regional Health Authority shortly after in mid-August.

“The right people responded, we felt like this was on track, we kind of let it go a little bit,” Baschuk said.

They left feeling positive and reassured that the issue would be fixed and McBratney would soon be receiving care closer to her family.

Two weeks later, the family received bad news on a phone call, saying McBratney would have to stay in Saskatoon.

In the meantime, the McBratneys have been staying in a friend’s vacant home while they are away.

“Not only is this an emotionally charged situation, but this is also financially charged for us,” McBratney noted. “It costs money to live here, in the city. We can’t stay here for free.”

She said they also continue to pay their bills in Denare Beach.

“We still have a hydro bill, we still have to pay taxes and everything else on our home that everybody else does. We were hoping to be home so we didn’t shut anything off.”

Baschuk said that last they heard, different levels of government will be meeting throughout the month of October to address the policies and McBratney’s situation.

“The goals that they are working towards now is that mom can come home for a week here and a week there so that she can be home for Christmas.”

When Global News asked Manitoba Shared Health about McBratney’s situation, they confirmed that they are working towards a solution.

“We understand the desire for patients to access the care they need at a site that is closest to their home. Current regulations, including professional licensing restrictions for physicians and staff, govern how and when provincial health care can be delivered to patients living in another province,” read a statement from Shared Health.

“While current regulations do not allow for Creighton residents to access ongoing dialysis care in Flin Flon, efforts are underway to explore future opportunities for collaboration with our Saskatchewan counterparts.”

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said they are included in the collaboration efforts as well.

“Each province may use its discretion when accepting the ongoing care of out-of-province patients who require hemodialysis services. Saskatchewan and Manitoba have a separate agreement in place for patient access to the Flin Flon Hospital once Manitoba admits them to the program,” read a statement from SHA.

They said they are currently working with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Manitoba Northern Regional Health Authority and Manitoba’s Renal Program to discuss a special arrangement for hemodialysis care.

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Brantford Bulldogs ship goaltender Tristan Malboeuf to Kitchener Rangers

The Brantford Bulldogs shipped goaltender Tristan Malboeuf to the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for a pair of conditional picks on Thursday.

The Bulldogs will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2026 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2027 from Kitchener as part of the deal.

Malboeuf appeared in 33 games for the Bulldogs since being drafted in the 15th round of the 2020 draft. The Oakville native posted a 0.849 SAV% and 3.98 goals against average over the course of two seasons with the club.

His first appearance with Bulldogs, which were in Hamilton up until this season, was during the club’s run to the OHL title in 2021.

“He has experience in the league and will solidify our goaltending position by having two very strong options,” Rangers General Manager Mike McKenzie stated. “It’s such an important position and having both Tristan and Jackson will give us a chance to win in all 68 games this season.”

Malboeuf  is expected to be in the lineup when the Rangers host the Saginaw Spirit at the Aud to open the season.

The Rangers do have two other goaltenders, rookies Luca Defelice and Owen Edwards, on their roster so it appears likely at least one will be playing somewhere else to start the season.

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Man arrested after indecent act at a school in Glenlawn area: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police say a 21-year-old man has been charged after an indecent act near a school in the Glenlawn neighbourhood on Tuesday.

Police say they received a call from École Varennes Elementary School at around 9 a.m. in the morning.

The staff indicated that they saw a man outside of a school exit door area committing an ‘indecent act’.

Police had released on the incident earlier in the week stating they were looking for the suspect involved as he had fled by the time they arrived.

On Thursday, police say they arrested a man in connection and he is facing an indecent act charge.

Police say an update has been provided to the school and there were no reported assaults or injuries to the students or staff.

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Hamilton man arrested, 2nd wanted in connection to August homicide in Kitchener

Waterloo Regional Police say they have arrested one man from Hamilton and are searching for another in connection to a fatal shooting which occurred in downtown Kitchener last month.

Police say a 19-year-old man from Hamilton was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the case.

They are also looking for 20-year-old Habitat Solomon, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and facing a second-degree murder charge.

He is described as being five-foot-eight-inches tall, 130 pounds, with a thin build, black hair, and brown eyes.

Police say Solomon “is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, please do not approach him but call 9-1-1 immediately.”

They are also expecting to make additional arrests and lay additional charges in connection to the case.

Police say an 18-year-old man was gunned down in front of a business near Queen and Charles streets on Aug. 13, shortly after 10 p.m.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have said that they believe 10 people directly witnessed the shooting.

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B.C.'s COVID and influenza vaccine timeline announced

The B.C. government has announced its fall vaccine rollout plan for COVID and influenza.

At a press conference Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said vaccines will start to arrive in B.C. in early October.

Once they have arrived, Henry said, priority populations will be invited to book vaccine appointments.

This includes people most at risk of severe illness and complications, such as seniors 65 and older, residents in long-term care facilities, Indigenous peoples, pregnant people and those with chronic health conditions (e.g., cancer, HIV, hepatitis C, diabetes), as well as health-care workers, the government outlined in a release.

Following that stage, invitations for appointments for everyone else will begin on Oct. 10.

People will be able to receive COVID and influenza vaccines at the same time if they wish, Henry said.

The vaccines will be available at pharmacies, health authority clinics and some primary care providers’ offices throughout B.C.

“We are starting to see increasing respiratory virus infections in B.C., including COVID-19, and now is the time to remember the healthy habits we can all do to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities,” Henry said.

“That includes covering your cough, cleaning your hands regularly, staying away from others if you have a cough or a fever, wearing masks if you have lingering symptoms or need extra protection and getting the updated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. By getting immunized for both COVID-19 and influenza, we are not only protecting ourselves, but also those around us.”

B.C. will also be re-introducing its mask mandate in health-care settings starting Monday, Oct. 3.

Health Canada has already approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty Omicron XBB.1.5. COVID-19 vaccines and the Moderna Spikevax vaccine.

Henry said both will be available in B.C. soon and they target the XBB.1.5 subvariant for people six months of age and older.

The updated Novavax vaccine is expected to be approved shortly and will also be available in B.C.

“An increase in hospital visits with the fall respiratory illness season requires measures to ensure our acute care is effective and our health-care system is strong, and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said in a statement.

“We all know that getting immunized is the best way for us to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the B.C. health-care workers we rely on. We all know that to keep ourselves healthy and our health-care system strong, we all need to do our part. And by getting our free and readily available COVID-19 and influenza vaccines at the same time, we’re all doing precisely what’s needed.”

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