RAIN’S WORLD #7 – CHAINS OF LOVE

Rebecca and Nathalia of Chains of Love graduated from charm school with top honours.

The lovely, well-mannered ladies of Chains of Love stopped by the apartment during Canadian Music Week to play a very civilized game of “Marry, Fuck, Kill” – which, for the uninitiated, is basically what it sounds like: you get three options (in this case, dudes), and you decided which one you would marry… which one you would have sexual relations with… and which one you would dispatch from this mortal coil. Also included: a hot girl burping on command.

Be warned: this is NSFW because of highly salty language. (Honestly, the word “Fuck” is in the name of the game… so if you don’t like it… don’t watch. Or turn down the volume and imagine that it’s the Care Bears theme playing over top instead.)

If you’re a fan of fuzzy, sexy, beachy, babe-y rock, you can download and stream Chains of Love’s album Strange Grey Days HERE, as well as check out their 7″ releases.

Follow them on Twitter at @ChainsofLuv, and find their Tumblr (the RIGHT one), HERE.

And as always, you can follow me at @RahRahRaina and LIKE me on Facebook!

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CBC Radio 3 Interview

The dashing AND charming Graham Wright was kind enough to invite me onto his CBC Radio 3 show, RADIOGRAHAM, this past weekend to chat about Rain’s World. 

We talked about the challenges of creating an interesting interview, the joy of touring with a band and SO! MUCH! MORE! 

Listen to it here, in all of its auditory glory.

BIG thanks to Graham and CBC Radio 3!

RAIN’S WORLD #6 – TOPANGA

Remember POGS? Of course you do. Do you still play them? Probably not.

Well, Topanga does- and they even made their own! They brought some by the apartment and re-taught me how to play. (Hint: It’s harder than I thought.)


You can catch Topanga play live on May 11th at the Horseshoe Tavern. They’ll be hitting the stage with WildlifePkew Pkew Pkew and Reversing FallsClick HERE for details!

In the meantime, here’s a little more Topanga to tide you over. If MY video didn’t convince you that they’re awesome, this one will:

San Fran-SUCKS-o!

The last time we caught up with Hollerado, we were in Reno, heading to San Francisco for the Noise Pop festival — the reason for the whole trip down south. 

We left Reno after hanging around playing penny slots in the morning so someone would give us free bloody marys. (IT WORKED!) Then, we hit the road to California.

First stop in California: IN N OUT BURGER! I’d never been, so it was a pretty exciting occasion. We were in heaven. A heaven filled with burgers.

The Happiest Boys In The World

cheeseburger and animal-style fries

And in the In N Out parking lot, I saw my first palm tree of the trip!

We continued on to San Francisco. The drive in was stunning. The sun was setting as we drove across the bridge, and I tried to take a million pictures that didn’t do it justice at all… but here are a couple.

Just look at that traffic! It takes us a while to get into the city… we’re a little late, but we’re almost at the venue… and THEN… 

It sucked. But we make it to the venue just in time. The boys play a great show. We survive San Francisco without any earthquakes.

To celebrate, we head to L.A., and then to my favourite place: Palm Springs! Stay tuned for the next entry, when you’ll see more of Hollerado than you ever could have dreamed… or possibly, wanted.