Some Musical Things We Are Excited About Right Now

The last couple of years have been tough on a lot of us. I’ve been listening to a lot of music over this time and I’ve happily been discovering new things that I like. Added to this, I’ve happily watched as acts I’ve been tracking for a long time are getting back to touring and recording. Here’s a sampling of the things I’m excited about. The Wonder Stuff is (are?...

May 9, 2022 · 3 min · Olaf Alders

Vile Richard Never Stopped Loving You

Finding new music to enjoy can be a challenge. Often, when I start my day, I reach for the songs that I know and love. That gets me into a good mood. I also have a habit of listening to songs to the point that I can’t hear them anymore. To my great regret, I ruined a perfectly good Steve Earle album that way. To avoid burning out good material, I find it’s important to get some new music into the rotation....

February 11, 2022 · 3 min · Olaf Alders

Hear us on CBC Radio One's "Bandwidth" Today (Jan 26)

Vile Richard’s “Hockey Song” is on the playlist for CBC Radio One’s “Bandwidth” today (Jan 26, 2013). You can hear the show live on the radio if you’ve got the Ottawa feed for Radio One. You can also hear the stream online:

January 26, 2013 · 1 min · Vile Richard

"Vile Christmas" Now Available for Download

We’re happy to get the word out that Vile Christmas is now available for purchase and download at CDBaby. Over the years we haven’t just recorded songs for albums – we’ve also made recordings for our family and friends. Vile Christmas is a collection of some of these recordings. These songs were not recorded for radio play, but to amuse family and friends and to provide an interesting gift for the holidays....

December 23, 2011 · 1 min · Vile Richard

Download Club: Issue #6

Back before Vile Richard even existed as a band, Andrew and I went to school at McMaster University and we played in a band called Rice. It was folky stuff with lots of covers thrown in. We played weekly shows in Hamilton’s Hess Village and met a lot of interesting characters. I could probably write a book about my time in Rice and maybe I will one day… Around this time, Andrew came across an ad in the paper (at least I think that’s how it came about)....

June 1, 2010 · 3 min · Vile Richard