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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

Hidden Gem: Lucius "Madness"

How I discovered Lucius...

In early 2013 Mike from PledgeMusic emailed to say "got this amazing band Lucius to play at 6pm." Dude's got a fantastic ear so I dutifully located my pants and headed to Tequila Bookworm to check out their CMW industry set.

And my jaw dropped; wow indeed. Their voices, their harmonies, their style. I instantly signed on the bottom line...instantly converted into a fan.

Q: Why are they not bigger? Wildewoman their 2013 debut did well; still shoulda been bigger. They're back with new music and this should...Turn It Around for em!

Expect Good Grief on March 11.

Sadly that's not a Peanuts reference according to vocalist Jess Wolfe: “When we started writing for this record, we had been away from home for nearly two years. We had just returned from tour, having gone through such varied emotions—loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives…Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling, the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it—for the two of us, this usually came in song form.”

Vocalist Holly Laessig adds, “…When considering titles, we wanted to be sure to acknowledge any serious subject matter, while simultaneously allowing ourselves a comic sigh of relief from any personal turmoil. Ha! The yin and yang of the record naturally unveiled itself and, so, Good Grief.”

Ladies and gentlemen this is Madness:

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Ziggy Was Here January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

Rules of Engagement

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