Wax Poetic

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Tameem Barakat

Co-0p listeners will recognize this week's guest as one of the hosts of "No Apologies Necessary" - the show that follows right after Wax Poetic on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm.

Tameem Barakat
is also front man for indy cult group Threat From Outer Space, with fellow band members Dennis Chan, Ryan Cranston, Matt Creed, Kristian Naso).

Listen to the whole interview here.

Threat From Outer Space
is a Vancouver-based 5 piece which has evolved over 10 years into being one of Vancouver’s most hyped and unwavering live outfits, playing in every venue in its hometown, and crushing the Canadian hinterland with legendary nights to remember. Having criss-crossed the country more than Terry Fox, TFOS have got the grass roots infected like zombies. Their live show is a barn burning dance floor graveyard, the style mash up so groove-ridden, so Friday Night Lights, that there is actually no room for benchwarming. Its game time, baby, and those that sit, get hit. A decade deep, with music that has always straddled the genre divide, these boys bring the noise with a heavy blurring of hip hop, rock, jazz and funk. Its rock’n’roll with a melodic horn section, rugged breakbeats, razor lyrics and room shaking grooves. With a past body of work that has always pushed a consciousness and a message based approach, TFOS has refined its handiwork and brought forth their strongest songwriting to date.

Check out their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/threatfromouterspace

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