Welcome To Channel Erk!

Welcome to Channel Erk Podcasts. Produced in Sydney, Australia, Channel Erk features a mix of podcasts including music podcasts primarily featuring indie/unsigned music. There are also talk podcasts based on interests that Erk has including talking, news, current events, travel, transport, TV, entertainment & more.

 

Erk (a train driver by “day job”) has been podcasting since May 2007 & started being a music podcaster in January 2009. Apart from his home studio in Sydney, Erk has podcasted around Australia, in New Zealand, North America, Europe, the UK and parts of Asia.

 

There are various music shows produced weekly which are released on specific days. Talk shows are produced as required & generally are released on days that music shows are not released (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday). All shows & all episodes are all free for you to listen to & enjoy.

 

The current podcasts making up Channel Erk are shown below.

 

EFMM 950 X 150 April 2013
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  • Release Day: Monday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: October 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Metal La La La by Nanowar (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Metal (in its various forms) from Australia & around the world
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Not available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk FM: Metal Monday information 

 

Erk FM INTL 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Wednesday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: December 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Music Is Life by Cyber Snake (Creative Commons)
  • Companion podcast to Erk FM: Australia
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around the world (except Australian artists)
  • Subscription to Erk FM: International now separate to subscription to Erk FM: Australia
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are odd numbered only (even numbers are Erk FM: Australia episodes)
  • Erk FM: International information

 

Erk FM OZ Banner 950 X 150 August 2012

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  • Release Day: Friday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • First episode: December 2011
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Music Is Life by Cyber Snake (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around Australia
  • Companion podcast to Erk FM: International
  • Subscription to Erk FM: Australia now longer includes subscription to Erk FM: International
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are even numbered only. Odd numbered episodes are Erk FM: International episodes
  • Erk FM: Australia information

 

 

Erk Pod website banner 950 x 150 September 2011

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: 2-3 times a week
  • First episode: May 2007
  • Last episode: current podcast
  • Theme Music: Erkenntnis by Guerillabeatz (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Travel, news, ambient noise, soundscapes & whatever else Erk feels like
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk Pod information

 

ETTDR 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: August 2012
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: TV Star by Predator (Creative Commons)
  • Expect to hear: Talk about TV, entertainment & more
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The Diary Room information

 

OTR With Erk 950 X 150 April 2013

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2013
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: November 85 by Red Yak (Creative Commons) with additional sound bytes
  • Expect to hear: Various facets of railway/railroad/rail transit operations & travel
  • Subscription available iTunes & RSS. Also available by searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • On The Rails With Erk information

 

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  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: New podcast
  • Theme Music: Battle Plane by Territory (Creative Commons) with additional sound byte.
  • Expect to hear: Travel tips, suggestions, features, guests. 
  • Subscriptions are available via iTunes & your podcatcher/app of your choice. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The White Courtesy Phone information

 

 

Erk Power Play 950 X 450 May 2014

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  • Release Day: Thursdays
  • Frequency: Weekly during Australian ice hockey season (April – September). Occasional during Australian off-season.
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: Current podcast
  • Theme Music: Away Game by The Zambonis.
  • Expect to hear: Discussion about the sport of ice hockey in Australia (AIHL) and North America (WHL, NHL)
  • Expect to read: Match previews, match reports, opinions. 
  • Now available on iTunes or your pod catcher/app of your choice. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The Penalty Box information

 

Recent Episodes Across Channel Erk

 

Erk FM: International 457 – Musical Upbringings

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 457. On this episode, Erk features more Americana & folk music, supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    The episode opens with Jess Klein who is exploring her youth, life, redemption & women's politics.

    Song list:

  • If There's A God
  • Surrender
  • Loving You
  • Wish
  • Dear God
  • Only The Blues
  • Open Road
  • Long Way Down
  • Learning Faith
   

The episode concludes with Ben & Ellen Harper. Another family combination, Ben & Ellen are son & mother. The family are musical and not surprisingly, Ben grew up around music. Ellen was working in the family music store which kept music front of mind within the family. Inspiration was never far away.

  Song list:

  • Born To Love You
  • Heavyhearted World
  • Farmer's Daughter
  • Memories Of Gold
  • Altar Of Love
  • Break Your Heart
  • Learn It All Again Tomorrow
  • How Could We Not Believe

Erk Pod 484 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – Erk’s Flying To Miami

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 484. After a short time but a good time in New York, Erk is heading to Miami. After a night at the Miami International Airport hotel, Erk will head across town to sail on 70000 Tons of Metal. That's the plan. Unlike the flight from Miami to New York, Erk needs to change planes in Atlanta. 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 141 – Random Metal Jams

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 141. On this week's episode, Erk decides to explore the Jamendo metal streaming service for a sampling of metal from around the world while he is .... around the world. It is an interesting exercise to see what bands come up after ticking the metal box on their profiles. 

    Music supplied by Jamendo.

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 456 – Discovering A Storm

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 456. While Erk is in Overseasland, here is more Australian music to remind him (and you) of home courtesy of AirPlay Direct. It could be described as Americana even though the bands are Australian.

  Song list (all times are approximate):

 

Erk Pod 483 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 26 – A New York Morning Minute

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 483. It is Erk's final day in New York City. It was not a part of Erk's original plan but he decided to come after all for a short visit prior to 70000 Tons of Metal. Waking earlier than normal, Erk decides not to stray too far from the hotel but explore the surrounding area. 

Erk FM: International 455 – Rocking To Sin

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 455. Regardless of where in the world Erk is, music is still life on Erk FM. On this episode, the music is a little more rockier than last week's episode. All music is supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    The episode starts with Californian punk band Kleen. Formed by an Australian & an American, the duo had an interesting range of influences across several genres & a large following in Los Angeles until they parted ways in 2003. The music though is described as timeless.

    Song list:

  • Goodtimes
  • Security
  • New Chune
  • Funny
  • Whisper
  • So Well
  • Swift
  • Channel
 

The episode's second artist is J'sin Lynch from Boston. Formerly a vocalist with Boston bands 48 Room & The Failted, J'sin is now a active solo artist. He is a rock singer & a multi-instrumentalist.   Song list:  
  • Til The Day I Die
  • Little Red Corvette
  • Blood Runs Cold
  • Time
  • Rain Will Fall
  • Saltonstall
  • Knock You Down
  • Conversations With Ghosts
  • Tidal Song
  • All We Have Is Now

Erk Pod 482 – Pacamerican Circle Day 25 – Snow Snow Snow In New York New York

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 482. Erk's adventure in New York continues with a forecast of snow, snow & more snow. Erk decides to head out to JFK International Airport for the afternoon, in part to keep out of the snow. When traveling with luggage, Erk just wants to get in and out of the airport - it isn't a good time to explore the airport. Without luggage and pressure to catch a flight, airport exploration is a lot easier.

Erk FM: Metal Monday 140 – Finnish The Black Metal

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 140. On this episode, Erk features black metal courtesy of Gleb Poro who is from Helsinki, Finland. On many occasions, 3, 4 or 5 people get together to form a band. However in the case of Gleb Poro, there's one person doing everything - not that you're supposed to notice that there's only one person! It does, though, allow for colloborations with other bands if desired. 

    Music supplied by the artist directly.

  Song list:

  • Divia
  • Carna
  • Liho
  • Nava
  • Vila
  • Zela
  • Hel
  • Sirin
  • Hovala
  • Morana
  • Maa on niin kaunis
  • Mustasurma
  • R136a1 (featuring vocals by Johan Liiva)

Erk Pod 481 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 25 – Good Morning, New York!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 481. Erk is in New York City, the city that never sleeps. Erk is in a new hotel but a similar area to last year's visit. It's a cold day but Erk feels warm as he re-explores the city. As you'd expect, there is a lot for Erk to see & do above & below the city. 

Erk FM: Australia 454 – Stringing Along The Neighbourly Love

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 454. Erk is preparing to head overseas to Overseasland but never fear, there is going to be a range of Australian music for you to enjoy each & every Friday on Erk FM: Australia. The episode starts with a musical neighbour of Erk & continues until the end.

    All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk Pod 480 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 24 – Erk V New York

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 480. Erk has now arrived in New York & it is one of Erk's favourite cities in the world. It was a tough decision to leave it off the original plan but Erk changed his mind. Thankfully, Erk did change his mind. It will only be a short visit, though. Compared to last year's visit, Erk is more used to the colder, snowier weather in New York this time.   Erk also found out why it is not a good idea to allow people to volunteer to take his photo. 

Erk FM: International 453 – Erk’s Going On A Mystery Train

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 453. Erk is preparing to head overseas again but the music continues here on Erk FM: International. All music on this episode supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    The episode starts with Molly Tuttle & John Mailander. Going to the same music college in Boston, they are much younger than many people who play Americana and bluegrass music. However as Erk has often said on Erk FM, if you are good enough, you are old enough.

  Song list:

  • Another Side/Tell Me
  • Morning Morgantown
  • Moonshiner
  • I'm Over You
  • Red Prairie Dawn.
 

The episode concludes with a Florida based bluegrass/acoustic roots band called Trinity River Band. They are a family based band who started playing together in churches before hitting the road & touring around America.

  Song list:

  • Better Than Blue
  • A Sinner's Prayer
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • My Heart Will Find Its Way To You
  • Willie & Mary
  • Barefoot Breakdown
  • Pure Poison
  • Faithless Heart
  • Daddy's Hands
  • Steel & Blood
  • I'll Love You Just The Same
  • Mystery Train

Erk Pod 479 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 23 – Flying Away To New York New York (MIA – NYC)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 479. Erk's original plan was to spend a few days in Miami prior to 70000 Tons of Metal. However he decided to change plans & used those days for a quick (daresay a flying visit!) visit to New York. Staying in the Miami International Airport hotel attached to the airport concourse was very handy. After a week of snowy, cold weather, Erk spent around 12 hours in warm Miami before heading back towards snowy, cold weather in New York.

State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts!

by Erk

Erk is pleased to announce the launch of 2 new talk podcasts on Channel Erk - in part to celebrate 7 years of podcasting. There will be preview episodes to set up the feeds and submission to iTunes. The relevant show pages will be updated when required.   Preview episodes for both new shows will feature on the feeds for both shows. This introduction and Channel Erk report features on all Channel Erk shows.   Non Channel Erk links mentioned:

   

Courtesy Phone 950 x 150 banner March 2014

  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: New podcast
  • Theme Music: Battle Plane by Territory (Creative Commons) with additional sound byte.
  • Expect to hear: Travel tips, suggestions, features, guests. 
  • Subscriptions are not available at this time. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The White Courtesy Phone information
 

Erk To The White Courtesy Phone is a travel based podcast where Erk shares travel stories, tips and news. The show will be released as episodes are recorded. The show was conceived during Erk's 2014 US trip. The name comes from a...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 139 – The Final Countdown

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 139. Erk is counting down for his next overseas trip shortly and this will be the last episode recorded in the studio. Erk will be away all of June but there will be episodes ready for you every Monday that he is away. On this episode, there are various songs that are listed as being in the Jamendo Top 10 chart for Metal. To constrast, Erk has a look at the Australian metal charts at the start of the episode (source: Reverbnation), only featuring artists he has featured on Erk FM: Metal Monday before.

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 452 – Standing By To Fly Away

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 452. Erk features some new releases from artists promoted by SGC Media as well as some tracks that have been played before. It is always interesting to Erk to see what bands he has featured (and interviewed) have been up to recently. This week's episode totally by chance seems to have an indigenous theme!

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk FM: International 451 – Random Jam Jam

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 451. On this episode, Erk decides to hand control over to a random stream ensuring a variety of tunes courtesy of Jamendo. The episode starts with some electronica, there's lounge music in the middle & then some rock to kick it home at the end - or least that is what the plan was!

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk Pod 478 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 22 – Erk’s Flying Away (PDX – ATL – MIA)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 478 of Erk Pod. On this episode, Erk is awake at o'dark thirty to head to the airport on a trans-continental flight from Portland to Miami via Atlanta. Truth be told though, Erk hasn't been to sleep that night at all. This day will be the longest domestic travel day in terms of distance travelled. Just remember that the white zone is for the immediate loading & unloading of passengers only!

Erk FM: Metal Monday 138 – Erk To The Penalty Box

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 138. On this episode, Erk is doing something a little different. If you have been following Erk on social media, you will know that he is now a huge ice hockey fan both in Australia (yes, there is an Australian league!) & North America. One of the teams he is supporting is looking for music to play during breaks of play for the crowd. As listeners to Erk FM know but the local hockey community doesn't, Erk knows a lot of unsigned bands who would love to have their music heard by an arena full of people.

    All music supplied by the artists.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 450 – Front & Centre

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 450. On this episode, Erk features some bands that he has seen live that have really made an impression on him as he celebrates another milestone. There are plenty of great Australian bands out there who are doing their best to have their music heard. Erk has seen all of these bands live and has various levels of involvement with the bands since meeting them. 

  All music supplied by the artists directly.

  Song list (all times are approximate)

Erk Pod 477 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 21 – Interview With The Voice Of The Portland Winterhawks

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 479. This extended episode features a conversation between Erk & the arena voice of the Portland Winterhawks hockey team, Sean "The Pipes" Norris. At the start of Erk's time in Portland, hockey was not on Erk's radar - he was at best a casual fan. However, that changed this weekend. With 3 home games across the road from the hotel, Erk happily went to these games and learnt more about the details of the game.

  During the conversation, we find out how Sean found his love of hockey, public announcing at the game, feeding off the reactions of the crowd and the game as well as more about the Winterhawks. Interestingly, the team are an American team in a Canadian hockey competition. Many of the Winterhawks players are in fact Canadian. Typically as like in wider Portland society, many of the players are imported to the area. 

Erk FM: International 449 – Random Jam

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 449. On this episode, Erk decides to hand control over to a random stream ensuring a variety of tunes courtesy of Jamendo. There's a tiny bit of world music to start, rock, pop, electro & a couple of bad jokes by Erk.

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk Pod 476 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 21 – Getting Into Serious Trouble In PDX

by Erk

                Welcome to Erk Pod episode 476, Erk’s last full day in Portland. By the end of this day, Erk got into serious Trouble. But it was fun! Portland is Erk’s type of town but the schedule means it is almost time to move on.   After a warmish start in Vegas & a little less warmer in San Francisco, Erk wanted snow & an American winter. For the first of many times during this trip, that’s exactly what happened!  Related posts: Erk Pod 475 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 20 – 20 Days Down But Many To Come Erk Pod 469 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 15 – Zooming To Trivia In PDX Erk Pod 453 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 2 – Wandering Around Vegas Erk Pod 471 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 17 – Discovering The Hawks Erk Pod 454 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 3 – Going Down Down Down To Vegastown Erk Pod 460 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 8 – Erk To The Vegas Courtesy Phone Erk Pod 468 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 15 – Ducking Out Of San Francisco Erk Pod 466 – Erk’s...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 137 – Mr Platinum Is Back From Perth & Still Has Whiplash

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 137 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk has just arrived back home from a quick weekend away in Perth & remembered the episode where he interviewed 2 Western Australian bands at the 2012 Whiplash festival. Originally recorded as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 62 (seems like so long ago!), Erk is on the road on his first metal tour as media. He has had a busy schedule of flights & long days/nights at gigs. If that's not enough, he also has a case of pink eye!

    This is the penultimate gig of the Whiplash Festival tour which was held at The Basement in Canberra. With 2 stages running, there was a lot of music blasting out with local Canberra bands joining the tourers.

  Interviews:

  • Devour The Matyr
  • Prescient
 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

Erk FM: Australia 448 – Feeling 300

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 448 of Erk FM: Australia. Due to some technical issues and poor song choice and limited time, Erk re-presents episode 300 of Erk FM: Australia. This is a celebration episode as it is a milestone episode. So to celebrate, Erk has a couple of guests - it is even better when said guests help with the playlist! Guests on this episode are Shawno & Jen from San Luis Obispo who are long term friends of Erk FM. Their previous podcasts include Hyper Nonsense and Gemini Dragon with their latest venture being a multimedia portal (including podcasts) called No Market.  For this special occasion, Shawno & Erk have worked on the playlist separately and there are videos below for most songs.  If you watch the videos in real time like Shawno & Jen did, you'll understand what we discuss when it comes to the videos.
Music supplied by SGC Media, Heapsaflash & the artists directly.
Song list (as selected by Erk):

Erk FM: International 447 – Easing In

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 447. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite but is back in the studio for a full podcast episode. Some of the music on this episode was also used on this week's episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday as Erk strayed a little from straight up metal. Erk is working through his never-ending list of submissions. There are also a couple of videos for you to watch on the shownotes for the episode.

  Music supplied by the artists directly.

    Song list (all times approximate):

   

Erk Pod 475 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 20 – 20 Days Down But Many To Come

by Erk

Welcome to episode 475 of Erk Pod, recorded in Portland. It has turned out to be a bigger sporting weekend than planned & a less social weekend than planned however winter in Portland often means that people don't feel like going out after dark. It can also mean illness. 

  But Erk kept himself occupied with 3 hockey matches, 1 roller derby evening & rediscovering the city. All good things must come to an end though and Erk's time in Portland is fast running out. 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 136 – Easing In

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 136. Erk is recovering from his unicorn bite (a little slower than expected) but has some hard rock, goth, punk & metal for you this episode from various parts of the world. It was enjoyable to come back even if there were some issues that you'll never know existed! 

    Music supplied by Ambicon Music Group, AF Music, Asher Media Relations & the artists directly.

    Song list:

Erk Pod 474 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 19 – Hawks Flying High

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 474 recorded in Portland. For his amusement, Erk decides to go for a morning walk before catching the light rail to PDX airport. That was Erk's original plan on his arrival however the shuttle was a lot easier, especially with luggage.

  After a night at the roller derby, Erk decided to return to the Veterans Memorial Centre for more hockey action. On this afternoon, he was in for a treat as he sat behind the goal - lucky for him, the Portland Winterhawks spent a lot of time shooting at the goal Erk was sitting behind.

Erk FM: Australia 446 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 446. Erk is still recovering from what he is calling a unicorn bite. This episode was originally recorded as Erk FM episode 35 in September 2009. For something different, Erk started what he called the 2009 Erk FM Musical United Nations Tour opening in Australia. It was a different way to present a series of episodes - it was made to sound like a concert rather than an episode of a music podcast.

  All music for the tour supplied by Jamendo. Theme music for this tour series is "Around the World" by Natalie Brown (extracts used with permission). You can hear the song in full on episode 34 of Erk FM. Ambient noise obtained from The Free Sound Project. Concert tickets from Concert Ticket Maker.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 473 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – PDX Roller Derby

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 473. On this episode, Erk goes across the road again to the Veterans Memorial Centre but this time for roller derby. During Erk's 2009 American trip, Erk was introduced to roller derby while in Boise. He has been to some roller derby action in Sydney back home. With a roller derby venue across the road from Erk's hotel, it was a perfect time to go to the roller derby.

  The amount of work at the Veterans Memorial Centre was amazing. On Friday night, the venue was home to the Portland Winterhawks (ice) hockey team. Saturday afternoon saw the roller derby at the same venue & back into hockey mode for Sunday afternoon.

Erk FM: International 445 – Still Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 445. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite so this is a replay of Erk FM: International episode 279. During the recording of episode 277, Erk was offered some new tracks of a band that he has played previously after being pinged on Twitter. This will lead to Erk giggling like a 13 year old boy (thank you, Randy!)  as well as more tracks from new (to Erk FM) music supplier Road King Entertainment. It's a real mixed bag on this episode with a bit of a southern Texas twang!

  Music supplied by Road King Entertainment & the artists directly.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 472 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 18 – Streetcar Saturday In PDX

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 472. It's Saturday again so Erk decides that it should again become Streetcar Saturday but this time in Portland. It's lucky for Erk that he is across the road from a Portland Streetcar stop, isn't it!

  But don't go too far, Erk! You have roller derby tonight! 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 135 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 135 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite but is recovering. One of his favourite episodes of  Erk FM: Metal Monday was episode 49 which was recorded on location at the Bald Faced Stag in inner western Sydney. This episode features interviews with at least 2 members of each band as well as parts of their sets recorded live by Erk.

  Tensions Arise were launching their latest CD, Stand In Defiance. They were recently back from the US recording the CD as well as playing a show in New York. At the time of recording episode 135, Tensions Arise are touring Japan. Will we see Tensions on Border Security any time soon?

  Not Another Sequel Just Another Prequel had recently launched their album with Tensions Arise for support and now NASJAP are returning the favour. Vocalist Acey is always ready for a chat - what dramas does Erk cause the band this time? Soon, they will also be touring Japan (separately from Tensions Arise). 

  Fresh from seeing them on Dead of Winter 2012 in Brisbane, Frankenbok have been continuing to play regional shows when they aren't playing in Melbourne....

Erk Pod 471 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 17 – Discovering The Hawks

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 471. On this episode, Erk discovers that a sporting complex is across the road from his hotel. Erk has discovered that the Portland Streetcar is a great way to get downtown. Later in the episode, Erk heads out to his first live (ice) hockey game - the Portland Winterhawks are playing Moose Jaw. Not surprisingly, Moose Jaw are a Canadian team - they spent around 17 hours in a bus to come to Portland to play hockey. 

Erk FM: Australia 444 – Severe Pain Makes Erk Something Something (repeat Erk FM episode 46)

by Shawn

Welcome to a Erk FM: Australia episode 444. Erk is in severe pain due to a leg infection so is not in a position to produce a full episode of Erk FM: Australia this week. You will hear what was originally Erk FM episode 46 from November 2009 where the episode was programmed by Will Alexander from Queensland promoters Heapsaflash

  Song list:

Erk Pod 470 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 16 – Rediscovering Portlandia

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 470. On this episode, Erk is re-discovering Portland. As it turns out, Erk's hotel has a bus stop at the front door downtown as well as a stop on the Portland Streetcar within sight of Erk's hotel.

Erk FM: International 443 – Severe Pain Makes Erk Something Something (repeat first Erk FM: International episode)

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 443 of Erk FM: International. Due to Erk being in severe pain due to a leg infection, Erk decided to bring you a repost of the very first episode of Erk FM: International, Erk FM: International episode 197. Erk FM started in January 2009 as a podcast featuring music from around the world every Friday. During Erk's Europe trip in 2011, he decided to separate Australian music to create Erk FM: Australia (even numbered episodes on Fridays) and then Erk FM: International (odd numbered episodes, Wednesdays).

  Music supplied by Ambicon RecordsAssociation Of Music PodcastingBoss Jam RecordsDeuce Management & Promotion & the artists directly.

  Song list:

Erk Pod 469 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 15 – Zooming To Trivia In PDX

by Erk

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 469. Moving from one of Erk's favourite cities in America (San Francisco) to another (Portland), it was a short flight up the Pacific coast to Portland. Straight off the plane & straight into a shuttle, Erk soon finds his hotel & then is off to a trivia night. As it turned out, the hotel had a bus stop outside the front door & there was a bus coming very shortly.

  While it was a rush from the airport, Erk made it to trivia - any time that Erk goes to trivia in Portland, it must be with Quizmaster Polly. The rush was worth it & as a bonus, he also got to see Dr Normal.

  WARNING - This episode features Erk drinking beer.

Erk FM: Metal Monday 134 – Severe Pain Make Erk Something Something (repeat episode 1)

by Shawn

Due to Erk being in severe pain & being unable to record an episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday this week, Erk replays Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 1 recording in October 2011. 

  This week's episode features music that Erk was exposed to during his 2011 European trip as well as music that Erk has used to promote the show prior to the launch of this episode. Music supplied by AirPlay Direct & also the artists directly (used with permission).

  The introductory voice at the start of the episode is Michael, vocalist for Sydney band Amodus.

  Song list:

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