Music News Monday: Stolen gear slowly recovered, hip-hop for Glenn Gould, and Calgary mourns.


Credit: Niels Rameckers, sxc.hu.
 
$20,000 worth of band equipment owned by Vancouver bands the Vicious Cycles, Les Spelles, Greenback High, and Piggy, was stolen Thursday night from their shared practice space.
 
The equipment was taken after a successful break-in. Vicious Cycle band member Bronco Jones shared a post via Facebook the following morning asking for help to spread the news and find the stolen equipment.
 
The theft included “around 17 guitars and 2 or 3 amps.”
 
Jones later posted an update saying some of the equipment had been found, and further encouraged anyone to scour pawnshops and Craigslist.
 

Two Toronto producers have merged the genius of Glenn Gould with modern-day rap and hip-hop.
 

Glenn Gould. Credit: Don Hunstein, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
 
At it since 2012, the duo of Billy Iannaci and Andrew Testa are the Uninvited Guests—a name they got from Gould’s published essay, “The Prospects of Recording” which, according to the Toronto Star, explores the scenario of an uninvited guest attending an elitist art banquet.
 

The Uninvited Guests – Pledge Music Campaign promo video.

With the consent of the Gould estate, the Uninvited Guests have taken the recordings from Glenn Gould on Television: The Complete CBC Broadcasts and remixed them into impressive, modern hip-hop tracks. Some tracks contain dialogue from television interviews, as heard in “Work It”; a mash-up of Daft Punk and a CBC television interview.

Their most recent work with Gould’s recordings now available on SoundCloud.

 
With heavy hearts, the city of Calgary remains in mourning since the loss of promising local musicians Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter of Zackariah and The Prophets. Rathwell and Hunter were killed last week along with three other students during Calgary’s worst mass murder in history.
 
Scholarship funds have been established in memory of two of the victims. The Kaiti Perras Love of Dance Scholarship Fund and the Zackariah James Rathwell Trust Fund, both scholarships are meant to help students involved in the arts. 
 
A tribute blog post to the band from NMC Exhibition Manager and musician, Tyler Stewart, is available here.
 
 
-Leyland Bradley
 
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Leyland Bradley

Born in Halifax and raised in small town Alberta, Leyland is happily enjoying the big city life. When she's not writing for NMC, Leyland is either watching German movies or dreaming about running through forests.

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