Archive for the ‘ The Show ’ Category

Some Laughing, Some Just Comeback Forms

On the September 8, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we peered as distantly into the past as our cloudy memories would allow, gazed as far into the future as permitted by our failing eyesight, and slightly overused the royal ‘we.’

Old 97’s  –  Melt Show

the Sugarcubes  –  Birthday

the Mouthbreathers  –  Birthdays

the Future of the Left  –  Back When I Was Brilliant

Gateway Drugs  –  Faith Healer

Hot Panda  –  Same House

Brandi Disterheft  –  Crippling Thrill

Drakkar Sauna  –  Lessons to Teach a Child

Miniature Tigers  –  Last Night’s Fake Blood

Veda Hille  –  Teenage Wildlife

Corinthian  –  New History

the Skydiggers  –  8 Miles High

Hüsker Dü  –  8 Miles High

Moldy Peaches  –  Jorge Regula

the I Don’t Cares  –  Born for Me

the Maytags  –  Call Me

Free Judges  –  Number Memory Alpha

Shirantha Beddage  –  Angle of Incidence

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin  –  Lament for Buckles

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  We Don’t Call

Miranda July  –  ???

Superchunk  –  Martinis On the Roof

Roosevelt  –  Night Moves





Remember The Comeback We Share Today

We wait a long time every year for this day to finally arrive and we were half-convinced that 2016 would try to do something to fuck it up, but we also know that Rocktember is bigger and better than any one shitty year. SO – on the September 1, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we considered context in terms of how funny a singer’s voice sounds, celebregretted the disappearance of the man who so thoroughly ruined Labour Day weekend TV watching for all time, offered notes to new bands for naming songs, and for just minute, we thought about how awesome it would be if we were David Stone.

Earth, Wind and Fire  –  September

the Frogs  –  Where’s Jerry Lewis?

Greg MacPherson  –  Numbers

Ruby Karinto  –  Ai is a Pencil

Refused  –  Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine

Hot Panda  –  Other Spooky Is

Prefuse 73  –  End of Biters International

All-In Music Vol. 1  –  Follow Your Dreams

Frazey Ford  –  September Fields

the Submissives  –  Maybe Someday

Whitney  –  The Falls

Old Cabin  –  !?!

Pernice Brothers  –  Flaming Wreck

Fawnn  –  Master Blaster

Belle & Sebastian  –  A Summer Wasting

G.L.O.S.S.  –  Give Violence a Chance

Gavin Froome  –  Don’t Come Home

Jim and Lynna Woolsey  –  Lights of Home

Heaven for Real  –  Subliminal

the Wine Soaked Preachers  –  Dead Man’s Flats

Snake River  –  I Was Very Drunk, Jeanie

Lucid 44  –  Truss

Kevin Roy  –  Hard to Make a Living

Stone Witch  –  Blood Feast





That’s Fine For Now, But What Comes Back After

The August 25, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special saw us express a lot of concern for the wellbeing of the magpies in this town. It was our last show before school starts, but Gabe couldn’t deliver the Summertime Fun Wrap-Up Report, so Sadie sent a representative. There was absolutely no swearing*.

*except for a teeny-tiny bit of swearing

Be Your Own Pet  –  Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle

Dolly Parton  –  Something Fishy

Jpnsgrls  –  Oh My God

Counterfeit Jeans  –  Fairy Ring

Marlaena Moore  –  Future Love

the Free Design/Peanut Butter Wolf  –  Umbrellas

AJJ  –  No More Shame, No More Fear, No More Dread

Yma Sumac  –  Taki Rari

the Pack A.D.  –  So What

Superchunk  –  Skip Steps 1&3

Hot Panda  –  Linda Ronstadt

Weird Lines  –  One Fell Swoop

Mulligrub  –  Canadian Classic

Forbidden Dimension  –  The Lucifer Brain

Arab Strap  –  Cherubs

Anion  –  The Widower

Harold López-Nussa  –  Me Voy Pa’ Cuba

Bummer Club  –  Winter Song

Shag  –  Break My Heart

Tamara Sandor  –  Magpie

Stella  –  Friends

Woe Fat  –  Of Smoke and Fog





I Could Comeback And Make The Whole Room Laugh, But I Don’t Bother

On the August 18, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we celebrated a significant milestone with a man named ‘?’, we said a little prayer for a man named Gord, we never trusted anyone under 30, and we probably only said ‘like’ every fourth word.

Neko Case  –  The Next Time You Say Forever

? and the Mysterians  –  96 Tears

the Dinner is Ruined-  Bobby Orr

the Archaics  –  Not For Nothing

Dionne Warwick  –  I Say a Little Prayer

Good Downie  –  The Never Ending Present

Diane Coffee  –  Get Me

Messiahlator  –  Killam Allberta

Firewater  –  Dropping Like Flies

Fury Things  –  Whatever

Fantastic Negrito  –  Lost in a Crowd

Nico Yaryan  –  Dreamers

the Fall  –  Early Days of Channel Fuhrer

Pissed Jeans  –  False Jesii part 2

the Pack A.D.  –  Is It So

Dwight Yoakam  –  Guitars, Cadillacs

Mogwai  –  Kids Will Be Skeletons

Highest Order  –  Hardball

Veda Hille  –  Lover/Hater

Field Day  –  Enough for Two

Mavis Staples  –  Fight

Titanium Tunnels  –  Bugs

the Flaming Lips  –  Dark Star





In The Blackest Pit, There Was A Comeback For Me

On the August 11, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, Jom Comyn demonstrated how to destroy the universe in three songs or less, Jerry Jerry didn’t call but Ben Disaster did, and for the 524th consecutive show, we cried to keep from laughing, for maximum comedic effect.

Revocation  –  Theatre of Horror

the Honey Cowboy  –  Beer Wagon

Jom Comyn  –  Wish Upon a Storm

Jom Comyn  –  Black Pits

Jom Comyn  –  Dream Deep

BadBadNotGood  –  Speak Gently

Champion  –  Boing Boing

Caity Fisher  –  Let’s Get Wasted

Wares  –  Beach Date

Jerry Jerry  –  How Can People Be So Wrong?

MSTRKRFT  –  Little Red Hen

the Burning Hell  –  Men Without Hats

Guided by Voices  –  Auditorium

Coffin Break  –  Kill the President

Richard Buckner  –  Once

Veda Hille  –  Love Waves

Eric Copeland  –  Honorable Mentions

Drive Like Jehu  –  Atom Jack

Eyvind Kang  –  Giving Up Completely

Universal Order of Armageddon  –  The Switch is Down

Joe Rabbit  –  Wasn’t Me

Lab Coast  –  Helen Bach

Jay Arner  –  Crystal Ball

BHZ  –  Silent Endeavors





You And Me ‘Til The Wheels Comeback

The August 4, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, what with its talk of vegan food that isn’t good for you, the potential for video game music to heal the world, and former NHL goalies who have yet to have songs written about them, was equal parts no slouch and nothing to sneeze at. Anyone who says otherwise can expect to hear from our lawyers.

Islamic Diggers  –  William Burroughs Don’t Play Guitar

L7  –  ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off

Twin Fangs  –  More Can Go Wrong

Titanium Tunnels  –  5noise

Ruby Karinto  –  JugeMu

Quincy Jones  –  Baby Elephant Walk

Lauren Mann  –  Show Me the Way

the Halo Benders  –  Don’t Touch My Bikini

EL VY  –  I’m the Man to Be

Elbow  –  Grounds for Divorce

Jay Arner  –  Like a Dracula

Charlie Haden  –  Circus ’68 ’69

MSTRKRFT  –  Playing With Itself

Counterfeit Jeans  –  Black Light

Aphex Twin  –  Cheetah2

Elvis Costello  –  Strict Time

the Archaics  –  Sweet Cocoon

Dinosaur Jr.  –  Be a Part

Del Barber & the No Regretzkys  –  Sawchuk

Seratones  –  Sun

Heart Attack Kids  –  Blow Up Dolls

Consilience  –  Home Soon

Sleep  –  Holy Mountain





Like A Flattering Comeback Whispered In My Ear

The tally has been completed, and sure enough, the July 28, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special contained the highest number of oblique references for any two-hour block of time in Edmonton’s history! Even as I write this tiny little introductory paragraph, I’m actually thinking about something else entirely!!!

Gang of Four  –  Anthrax

Radio Free Vestibule  –  How Many Times Has This Happened to You?

Counterfeit Jeans  –  Breeder

Bad Bad Not Good  –  Structure No.3

Pavement  –  Two States

Red Red Meat  –  Chain Chain Chain

George Lewis  –  Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jellyroll

Weird Lines  –  Bother to be Bothered

Deepakalypse  –  Floating On a Sphere

Kurt Vile & the Violators  –  Box of Rain

Chelsea & the Cityscape  –  What I Do

Pkew Pkew Pkew  –  Mid-20s Skateboarder

Vallens  –  Still I Need Dreams

Vic Chesnutt  –  Little Vacation

Young Rival  –  Oh Nancy

Steve Buscemi/Elliott Sharp  –  The Right Spells

DJ Shadow  –  Bergschrund

Al Tuck  –  Daddy It’s Dark

Band of Horses  –  Hag

Red Fang  –  Flies

Lutra Lutra  –  Miser Remedy

Deerhoof  –  Life is Suffering

Sleep  –  From Beyond




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