Aux Weekly

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Aux Weekly
Genre Music
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 94
Production
Executive producer(s) Cullen Fairfield
Producer(s) Jordan Delic
Location(s) National
Distributor Aux TV
Release
Original network

Rogers Cable: 107

Shaw Cable: 138
External links
[[1] Website]

Aux Weekly was a Canadian television series that focused on the latest headlines in music and entertainment news. Viewers were given an in depth look into the headlines that matter in the world of music. Hosted by Andrew Alba, Melissa Hetu and Barry Taylor, the show explored musical trends and events from indie rockers to the latest chart toppers. Aux Weekly aired on Aux. During its run, Aux Weekly was the only music-magazine program airing in Canada and became a staple for artist interviews and performances.

Location[edit]

The first season of the show was shot on location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During the shows second season, locations expanded to cities across Canada, The United States and overseas.

History[edit]

Aux Weekly was launched in October 2009 on AUX TV the channel. The show began as a one-hour, host-centered, music-magazine program, produced by Mel Francombe. The show originally contained host segments, music videos, interview packages, 420 Snack, in-studio performances and a recap of the week's music news. These segments became staples of the show in one form or another for the series’ run, but the show quickly was changed to a thirty-minute format as music videos were dropped.

By episode 16 of the first season, Jordan Delic took over as producer, and the show slowly streamlined its content. Host segments were reduced, a new intro and graphics were created, and segments were changed. The focus on the show modified to concentrate more on artist and band interviews and performances, as opposed to extended host segments.

For the second season the show was given a facelift, with new graphics and theme song by The Arkells in “Pullin' Punches.” Host segments were dropped entirely, and replaced with more interview and performance segments. The shows weekly news segments was enlarged to quickly round up of the week's biggest music stories. Shows generally featured six packages, five interviews and one performance, which would take place in a different, unexpected location.

Aux Weekly Hosts/Contributors[edit]

Andrew Alba[edit]

Andrew Alba began working for the channel in June 2008. In just a year, Andrew's love of music quickly upped this self-proclaimed music junkie from intern to music coordinator to co-host of AUX Weekly. Andrew attended Ryerson University for sound engineering.[1][2]

Melissa Hetu[edit]

Melissa Hetu is no stranger to the music industry. Melissa has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Concordia University and hosted "We.Are.Canadian" on PunkRadioCast and CJLO for 2 years. Before her duties as co-host, she was in the field of tour managing. Melissa recently relocated from Montreal to Toronto. [3]

Barry Taylor[edit]

Barry Taylor is a former Toronto radio DJ acknowledged for his role in breaking some of Canada's top indie acts including City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Bedouin Soundclash, and Ill Scarlett. From internationally renowned artists to the latest up and comers, Taylor has a track record for supporting music that matters. Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Kings of Leon, and Silversun Pickups are just a handful of artists that Taylor has interviewed over the years.[2][4]

Some Bands and Artists’ featured[edit]

The Wooden Sky, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Lioness, Zeus, K'naan, Fucked Up, Metric, Caribou, Gentlemen Husbands, The Darcys, The Lovely Feathers, Rubik, The Flatliners, Ohbijou, The Hidden Cameras, Silversun Pickups, The Raveonettes, Gloryhound, Florence and the Machine, Gravity Wave, You Say Party, Brand New, Peaches, 100 Monkeys, Alexisonfire, DJ Champion, Vampire Weekend, Woodhands, The Constantines, Whale Tooth, Peter Bjorn and John, Anvil, My Chemical Romance, Against Me!, Kidstreet, Glasvegas, Lykke Li, Shad

Some of the Album Music Featured[edit]

Whale Tooth – Whale Tooth EP, You Say Party! We Say Die – XXXX, Son of Dave - 03, Still Life Still – Girls Come Too, The Most Serene Republic – ...And the Ever Expanding Universe, The Secretaries – The Secretaries Featuring The Brassholes, Yukon Blonde – Yukon Blonde, Dan Black – Un, Justin Townes Earle – Midnight at the Movie.

Festivals Covered[edit]

2009 Polaris Music Prize, 2009 NXNE, 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, 2009 Indie Week, 2009 Vans Warped Tour, 2010 Hillside Inside, 2010 Canadian Music Week, 2010 SXSW, 2010 NXNE, 2010 Polaris, S.C.E.N.E. Fest, 2010 Vans Warped Tour, 2010 Calgary FolkFest, 2010 Hillside Outside, 2010 Great Canadian T-Shirt Battle, 2010 Black History Month, 2010 WAMIs, 2010 Australia’s Fuse Music Festival, 2010 Budokan 2010. 2011 Vans Warped Tour, 2011 Edmonton Folk Festival, 2011 Calgary Folk Festival

Behind The Scenes/On Set[edit]

Alexisonfire, Ill Scarlett, You Say Party, Sweet Thing, Jesse Labelle, Roger Mooking, Our Lady Peace, Cuff the Duke.

Live Performances[edit]

Wilderness of Manitoba, Hannah Georgas, Justin Rutledge, Taken by Trees, Diamond Rings, Dan Black, Hawksley Workman, Hollerado, Martha and the Muffins, Whale Tooth, Zeus, Dinosaur Bones.

Aux Shows Promoted[edit]

Cypher, HARD, alt.sessions, Master Tracks, AUX movies, Band Foto, AUX Docs, AUX Plugged In, Volume, Exclam! Garageland, Later with Jools Holland, Camera Music, Something New, Explore Music, Spookey Ruben's Playground, Kayvon TV, Classic Albums.

Videos Premiered[edit]

Woodhands – CP24, Zeus – Marching Through Your Head, Spookey Ruben’s – The Adventures of Spaghetti Cowboy.

References[edit]