Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Mark Inside's Chris Levoir (1981-2013) & Show # 459

I first met Chris Levoir when he was at Phog Lounge in Windsor, Ontario playing with his band The Mark Inside in 2009. I interviewed the band for my radio show Revolution Rock (on CJAM FM) at that show and then whenever The Mark Inside played Windsor, I would go to see them play live. I rarely missed a show by them when they were in town, I even saw them several times before 2009. When in town Chris would talk to the people that came to the show, prior to and following an intense live performance. Their shows were griping as Chris would captivate audiences by walking out in the crowd, walking on tables, or even sometimes playing on top of the bar at Phog as the rest of the band contained the intensity behind him. This past weekend, Chris Levoir passed away, the news came as a shock to many in the Indie scene in Toronto, but also in Windsor and other communities as well. In addition to being a musician Chris was also a respected soundman in Toronto, recently working at The Great Hall. The Mark Inside were gearing up to release their next full length album Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Heat that was set to be released this July. Chris Levoir will be sorely missed.

Here is the interview I did with Chris and Geoff from The Mark Inside and members of Hamilton's Young Rival. The interview took place during a game of Jenga at Phog Lounge in November 2009.

Download this interview here

This Week's Play List:

1. The Small Faces – All Or Nothing
2. Terrorways – She’s A Mod
3. The Stance – Yellow Fever
4. 20/20 – Under The Freeway
5. The Last – Every Summer Night
6. Tim Ray & A.V – Quarter To Eight
7. Spizzenergi – Where’s Captain Kirk?
8. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet – Rover & Rusty
9. The Bell Peppers – About A Girl
10. The Seeds – Try To Understand
11. Dead Ghosts – That Old Feeling
12. The Ketamines – You Can’t Serve Two Masters
13. The Syndicats – Crawdaddy Simone
14. Peter Case – I Shook His Hand
15. The Mark Inside – Carousel
16. The Mark Inside – Life On The Atlas
17. The Mark Inside – Circling The Drain
18. The Mark Inside – The Sky Is Falling Down
19. The Rip Offs – Can’t Stop
20. Ultravox! – Fear In The Western World
21. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Going Going Gone
22. Nirvana – Mexican Seafood
23. Nirvana - Beeswax

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for June 4. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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