First Entrance into Public Opinion

Open mics in Victoria are critical for new artists, to cut their teeth, but they can be a total nightmare for nervous new musicians. In this episode we explore the world of open mics in Victoria, and what makes a good one.

How Victoria Puts on a Festival

What makes a festival sustainable? How do organizers ensure their festival is relevant in a place where new festivals pop up every year? How does the difference between for-profit and not-for-profit factor in? In this episode, we ask experienced organizers these questions and give a behind the scenes glimpse into the process.

DIY Recording: Doing Whatever We Want

People think recording seems complicated because of all the technology, but that’s not the only hard part about recording music. On this episode, we look at the more social side of recording, and find out what kinds of barriers local musicians are facing, and how they find their own solutions to overcome them.

Electricity Making Art

What is that Noise? On this episode we look at the noise scene in Victoria, and try to understand what this art form actually is. Is it music? Anti music? A CD-ROM in a blender? We find out.

Natural Edgelord

Some of the venues in Victoria that cater to niche musical tastes or host experimental shows are relatively unknown. But these spaces exist because something was missing from the mainstream and commercial spaces in town, so these folks created new spots to fill that void. We talked to the people behind this city's most obscure venues to hear how they promote new music, meet different accessibility needs, and build community.

Old Italian People Singing

What comes to mind when you think of opera? For most people it's bugs bunny, old rich people, and foreign languages. On this episode we learned that opera is so much more than this outdated and stuffy perception. We dig deep into the Victoria opera scene to prove that opera is more contemporary and relevant than you might think.

The New Paradigm Shift

The music scene is Victoria is dominated by whiteness, despite their being a huge number of Indigenous and POC artists here. We talked to organizers, activists, and artists about how people are working to decentre whiteness, and go beyond an inclusion model to promote autonomy and leadership for Indigenous and POC folks in the music scene.

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13 Municipalities, No Jam Spaces

We have an affordable housing crisis in Victoria. It’s meant that people have been forced into tent cities, many low income folks face housing insecurity, and many other consequences that disproportionately affect people of colour and those experiencing poverty. On this episode, we’re looking at one of the impacts of the housing crisis, and how it affects local musicians. For people who play music, finding affordable housing where you're allowed to make noise is a constant struggle. We look into how local musicians are finding creative solutions to this problem, and we parse out the systemic factors that led us to this situation.

08 An Ode to Music

Campbell sits down with a handful of musicians, who profess their love for their songs, instruments, or musical expression.

This episode was produced by Campbell McClintock, Elyse Mathes and Max Collins. Music in this episode is performed by Elan Noon, Zuzu's Petals, and Teenage Wedding. All-Access is made possible by Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

07 Women in Victoria Music

Elyse sits down with two prominent women in Victoria's music scene.

Sophie Noelle explains feeling isolated as a female jazz musician.

Drummer Teresa Krottner recounts her experiences playing in a handful of Victoria bands. 

This episode was produced by Elyse Mathes and Max Collins. Music in this episode is performed by Big Thief, Grimes, Z!k, Teenage Wedding, and Pinner. All-Access is made possible by Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

06 Doing it DIY

CFUV Correspondent Phoenix explores two different aspects of Victoria's Do-It-Yourself music scene.

Stephen and Rob share their experience of opening up an all-ages venue and social hub.

Emily and Daniel explain how they began Chinatown Sessions, a series of live videos that feature Victoria bands.

In this episode of All-Access, Elyse and co-host Chloe speak with three Victoria singer-songwriters to find out how to write a song in three steps.

Indie rocker Kathryn Calder gives an intimate expose how lyric writing.

Suz Raudaschl, of Bridal Party fame, explains that her process doesn't have a distinct beginning or end.

Folk artist Vic Horvath contemplates whether they write songs, or their songs write themselves.

This episode was produced by Phoenix Bain, Elyse Mathes, and Max Collins. Music in this episode is performed by Six Brew Bantha, Open Relationship, and Kingdom Cloud. All-Access is made posible by Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

05 How to Write A Song

In this episode of All-Access, Elyse and co-host Chloe speak with three Victoria singer-songwriters to find out how to write a song in three steps.

Indie rocker Kathryn Calder gives an intimate expose how lyric writing.

Suz Raudaschl, of Bridal Party fame, explains that her process doesn't have a distinct beginning or end.

Folk artist Vic Horvath contemplates whether they write songs, or their songs write themselves.

This eisode was produced by Chloe Wiesenthal, Kavan Hammond, Elyse Mathes, and Max Collins. Music in this episode is performed by Sussy, Kathryn Calder, Vic Horvath The New Pornograhpers, and Bridal Party. All-Access is made posible by Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

04 Origin of the Alias

In this episode, Elyse and co-hosts Campbell and Joe explore the origin of a few musical aliases.

LaRo$a joins CFUV again to explain the meaning behind her chosen alias.

Tristan Thompson of Diamond Cafe explains why he isn't able to use his own name for his musical endeavours.

All-Access is made possible with the generous support of Cordova Bay Entertainment Group and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

03 Sound and Healing

This episode follows sound healing, and the ties between mental wellbeing and music.

Local hip-hop artist LaRo$a explains using vocal tones in her music.

CFUV correspondent Phoenix explains the ancient art of sound healing.

CFUV Correspondent Jyoti speaks to local music therapist Kim Brame.

All-Access is made possible with the generous support of Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

02 How to Start a Band

Elyse and CFUV correspondent Campbell examine how to start a band in four steps.

Members of local pop four-piece Peach Pyramid (who also each play in different musical projects) explain how they begin a new creative endeavour. 

All-Access is made possible with the generous support of Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

01 Music and Community

Elyse explores the links between music and community.

In this episode CFUV speaks with Victoria's Community Choir to learn more about creating community through song.

Wayne Lavallee explains the use of vocables in Indigenous music, and how music is used to keep Indigenous culture thriving.

All-Access is made possible from the generous support of Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

How to Start a Band - Teaser

In this episode, Elyse is joined with co-host Campbell to interview the members of Victoria band Peach Pyramind on how to start a band. Before they embark on their investigation, Elyse asks Campbell about his experiences as a musician. 

All-Access premieres Monday, March 5th. To hear more stories like these, subscribe to All-Access wherever you get your podcasts. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada.