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Rock Power- wins pop rock award in electronica
Interview at CKWR by Mary Lou Schagena with Caliban Strange and Gus Gissing for Kwartslab show
Review by Indie-music
Album- The Solar Powered Rock featuring
The Psycho Voodoo Orchestra
Intro/general thoughts: The great thing about this job is that I'm introduced to bands and artist I would never normally find, or even think of listening to. As a result I find some real gems in bands that find their way into my CD player... Lead singer Caliban's strong almost menacing vocals( imagine Michael Stipe with a little more testosterone) only add to the band's dark feelings, and leave the listener turning on all the lights in the house and make sure nothings under the bed...
Fans: If you like Tom Waits, R.E.M., and jangly, blue emotions that indie band Big Lazy conjure up, you'll like Psycho Voodoo Orchestra.
Foes: People who expect their rock to be happy and peppy
Review by Ben Ohmart
Review by Kitchener Record http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/solar-powered-rock
Bravely stepping into The Dragon's
Entrepreneurs go on CBC show to seek funding for their ideas, ... but at the risk of public ridicule. Kitchener musician Roland Hofer pitched his idea for a novelty solar-powered rock during auditions in Waterloo in April. His idea made the cut.
An independent rock musician who has released a CD called Solar Powered Rock, Hofer's novelty item, dubbed Rock Power, was originally used to promote his music.
In the first Dragon's Den of the season, airing Monday at 8:00 p.m. on CBC, Hofer's idea is met with some skepticism, but one dragon liked its kitsch factor.
" My son would love this," crows Robert Herjavic during Hofer's pitch.