CTV presents the latest in hard-hitting, behind-the-scenes music journalism with LIVE AT RIVER & SKY! Watch as Shotgun Jimmie, Julie Doiron, Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Status/Non-Status and Julianna Riolino descend/ascend at River & Sky Festival (in Field, ON) to new states of musical excellence, friendship, summer-fun, and practical magic: How to pitch a tent, soundcheck, those aren’t hotdogs those are sausages, just a few dabs of relish, flutes, foghorns, and snare drums. And get exclusive info on YC’s newest signing! Be the first to know. Be the last to leave. Clean up after yourself. Lend a hand.

As witnessed by Colin “The Eye” Medley in the heart of the summer.



June 16, 2023 | Posted in: Daniel Romano, Steven Lambke 0

Warmongers run the newspapers, the daily podcasts, the social media feeds. Capital creates and harvests our despair. Cultural heroes are as money-mad as bankers, standing on corpses, wearing diamonds. The songs of this age are hopeless. In this world of lies, Spider Bite celebrate truth: raw, ragged, and full of brave energy, bravely dreaming of possible futures in the immediate and active now, in this exact and ever active present: after the flood, in the ruins of love.

Spider Bite is the sound of Daniel Romano (The Outfit, Ancient Shapes, Attack In Black), Ian Romano (Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Career Suicide) and Steven Lambke (Constantines) returning to their roots in the thriving pit of DIY punk with a perspective, skill, and energy that can only be gained from long experience in music, art, and stubborn cultural creation. Spider Bite began in the depths of the first COVID-19 lockdown, a world poised between protests and rebellions, when a fearful silence held its breath, twitching the curtains, and strange imaginations ran unleashed through dark streets. Long-time collaborators Daniel Romano and Steven Lambke, who together established the artist run record label You’ve Changed Records in 2009, and monster drummer Ian Romano chose this moment to indulge their shared love of energetic street punk, releasing the self-titled debut as a Bandcamp-only release in May 2020. The album was enthusiastically embraced and even cracked the best of lists on some of the more adventurous independent music blogs.

But still. Time passes. More wars. More storms. More ruin caused by greed. Spider Bite reconvened in the spring of 2022, recording The Rainbow and The Dove, an album that assembles the wisdom teachings of punk elders into a passionate rejection of settler-colonialism, environmental racism, and the general exploitation of the world by monarchs and resource extraction companies. Every moment is historical. Spider Bite celebrate a continuity of protest and refusal, and the communal joy of loud energy. Animated by a surprising humor and immense instrumental power, Spider Bite create a vibrant portrait of living in violent times.

This is our music.

Spider Bite – The Rainbow And The Dove



March 21, 2023 | Posted in: Daniel Romano, Julianna Riolino 0

YCTV PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE ROCK MUSIC SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM: “THE OUTFIT: DO SXSW”. Streaming now at the end of the red-carpet link below, the film is a tell-all, show-all, well-tuned celebration of honour and friendship, tacos, gumbo, autograph signing, hotel conditioner, and not super talkative donkeys.

This is the real scene. The truth the industry scorns. The summation of goodness in music. Featuring Daniel Romano, Julianna Riolino, Julie Doiron, Carson McHone, Roddy Rossetti, Ian Romano, and Kenneth Roy Meehan. Shot and edited by Colin “THE EYE” Medley. Tune your browsers to reality.

LIVE VIDEO: Julianna Riolino at the “All Blue” album release show! Tour Announcement!

LIVE VIDEO: Julianna Riolino at the “All Blue” album release show! Tour Announcement!

March 8, 2023 | Posted in: Julianna Riolino 0

LET’S GET LIVE!!! Julianna Riolino has just announced a whole bunch of tour dates this spring and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with this ultra-special live video filmed at the All Blue album release show in Toronto (December 7, 2022), featuring a rip-roaring, set-opening, mind-expanding, call-to-arms cover of the Fairport Convention classic Come All Ye and a passionate rendition of All Blue’s Hark! This YCTV exclusive was filmed by @wolfmanhann and @colin.medley; live and recorded sound engineered by @keenthroymeehan, and features the all-star on-stage line up of Aaron Goldstein, Thomas Hammerton, Carson Mchone, Daniel Romano, Ian Romano, Roddy Rossetti.

“Making music feels so good, and I like to think of this captured energy as a marker of growth. This life is dedicated to the winding journey of art and creation, the perseverance of thought, and our duty to destiny. I can’t wait to see where I grow. “ – Julianna Riolino

Come all ye rolling minstrels and together we will ride:

March 14 – SXSW – Swan Dive
March 16 – SXSW – Waterloo Records
March 18 – SXSW – Soco Stomp

Apr 19 – Washington, DC – The Runaway ~
Apr 20 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle ~
Apr 21 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ~
Apr 22 – Atlanta, GA – EARL (appearing on stage with the Sadies, not her own set) ~
Apr 24 – Houston, TX – Big Top Lounge ~
Apr 26 – Austin, TX – 3TEN @ ACL LIVE ~
May 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe ~
May 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom ~
May 6 – Rochester, NY – Skylark Lounge ~
~ opening for The Sadies

May 18 – Sydney, NS – St Patrick’s Church Museum #
May 19 – Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom #
# opening for Daniel Romano’s Outfit

May 25 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern ^
May 26 – Trout Lake, WA – Trout Lake Lounge ^
May 27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^
May 30 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post ^
June 1 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer ^
June 2 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s ^
June 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon ^
June 5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar ^
June 7 – Atascadero, CA – Bristols Cider House ^
June 8 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley ^
June 9 – Mariposa, CA – The Grove House ^
June 10 – San Francisco, CA – Amado’s ^
^ opening for Kassi Valazza

“All Blue” is available now from You’ve Changed Records

New Music: Status/Non-Status return with the January 3rd EP

New Music: Status/Non-Status return with the January 3rd EP

January 3, 2023 | Posted in: WHOOP-Szo 0

Welcome to the New Year with NEW MUSIC from Status/Non-Status!

The January 3rd EP offers 3 beautiful reflections on the search for home, those left behind when we leave, and those lost far too early, highlighted by a title track calling to a more natural way of existing but trapped within the busy people, streets and lights of a broken city. January 3rd follows up the critically acclaimed Surely Travel LP with a selection of additional material drawn from the same fruitful sessions. Collected together these songs document a sentimental journey that sounds just right on the cold winds of winter.

Stream Status/Non-Status – January 3rd now!

Notes on the songs from Adam Sturgeon:
“January 3rd is a song of reflection; a call to a more natural way of existing but trapped within the busy people, streets and lights of a broken city. I wrote this while living in Flint, Michigan and it was the first song we recorded for Surely Travel, where in a song we are all just trying to be free.

Johnny’s Song could be about any kid, anywhere. In this case a specific kid – Johnny, who was trying his best to persevere despite a harsh reality at home, each day bringing a new challenge but finding hope within the cold terrain of the Arctic tundra and being on the land.

Glide is a dedication to our dear mother, mentor and friend who slipped into the ice and never came home. Emotions got the better of me through tracking so I walked away from the song and left it unfinished. Still can’t listen to it to this day.”

Photo by Steven Lourenco

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