Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last show.


Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

A special podcast where I played music that I heard at this year's edition of the New York Popfest.  This year had only heard of a few of the bands that played, but as always Maz brought together a great collection of music that made it well worth the trip.  During the podcast I talk mostly about the bands I saw, but also a little bit about the people I met and the other things I did in New York City that weekend.


Best song I heard since the last show - Popguns - Waiting For The Winter - See them perform it live at NYCPopfest 2014  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smXNCMumum4

See some other performances from NYCPopfest 2014:

See The Flatmates performing Shimmer at NYCPopfest 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEhNzxscP74

See Spearmint performing Sweeping The Nation at NYCPopfest 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIIM33PRlZI

See Colour Me Wednesday performing Bitter Boys at NYCPopfest 2014:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 20, 2014
TALK - Theme
Popguns - Waiting For The Winter
Colour Me Wednesday - Bitter Boys
The Haywains - Pull The Other One
The Spook School - Are You Who You Think You Are
Marine Life - The Young And The Free
TALK
Don't Cry Shopgirl - Bring Me Home
My Favourite - Absolute Zero
Lost Tapes - Poetry Dates
Spearmint - The Gleaners
Band A Part - Verano Azul, Invierno Nuclear
TALK
Bart and Friends - I Was
The Zebras - First and Last
Heathers - Teenage Clothes
The Besties - What Would Tim Armstrong Do
Martha - Sycamore
TALK
The Flatmates - You Held My Heart

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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