Mark Kuligowski is a Canadian Music Lover.  Is he from Canada?  No.  Should he be an honorary Canadian?  Well, that’s his on-going debate, as he’s always showcasing Canadian artists from all ends of Canada in all kinds of genres, as he continues to explain the respectability they have in producing and nurturing their artists.  He considers it one of the best countries for music.

From the well known, hardly known, completely unknown, should’ve been known…Beyond Your Radio newest show invites the panelists to bring one (1) Canadian album per show to talk about it.  There’s always the chance of a great new connection with the stories of these albums, so join us every other Thursday!

Albums from “the Leaf” [YouTube Shows]:

Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 1
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 2
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 3
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 4
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 5
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 6
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 7
Albums from “the Leaf” Episode 8
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 01
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 02
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 03
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 04
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 05
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 06
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 07
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 08
Albums from “the Leaf” 2024 Episode 09

We allow two of our panelist(s) [become a member to be eligible] to go “head to head” in an album listening assignment. We set up a schedule of two (2) listeners, they are sent an album that they are not familiar with, and then they are asked to critique it live in our session. The challenge is to get the highest rating likeable for the show out of a possible 5 stars.

Example: Creator, Mark Kuligowski, is given an album from the Grateful Dead from panelist,  Jeff Johnson. Mark Kuligowski gives Jeff Johnson an album from Ritual Earth. Mark would have not heard or ever listened to the Grateful Dead record, as is the same for Jeff Johnson. They each critique the album given to them, and then rate it. The one that gives the highest rating is the winner of the show.

We really know the winner of the show is getting a positive review of the record, but we also all know that music tastes can very—and when we push people out of their comfort zones it’s possible to get a bad review.

ALBUM LISTEN CHALLENGE SHOWS ON YOUTUBE:

Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 1:  “Raising Sands” vs “Reunion”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 2:  “Quah” vs The Philosopher Kings”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 3:  “Kingfish” vs “The Murder Wall”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 4:  “Brain Salad Surgery” vs “Crack the Sky”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 5:  “Stuff” vs “Trauma”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 6:  “Soul Station Vol 1” vs “Are We Gonna Be Alright?”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 7:  “Persistence of Time” vs “The Seldom Seen Kid”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 8:  “Moon Cabin vs Empire”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Sleep Token’s “Take Me Back To Eden”
Album Listen Challenge 2023 Episode 9:  “Best of Canned Heat” vs “Barton Hollow”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Gord Downie & Bob Rock’s “Lustre Parfait”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Cowboy Junkies “Such Ferocious Beauty”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Rhiannon Giddens “You’re the One”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard “PetroDragonic Apocalypse…”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Noah Gundersen “If This Is the End”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Steven Wilson “The Harmony Codex”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Ren “Sick Boi”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Albums YOU Should Check Out
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Ayron Jones “Chronicles of the Kid”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Great Late Entries
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: Hail the Void “Memento Mori”
Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023 Special Episode: John Mellencamp “Orpheus Descending”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 01:  “Hypnagogia” vs “Another Door”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 02:  “Breakfast In America” vs “Excitable Boy”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 03:  “The Last Waltz” vs “Delta Kream”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 04:  “Letter To Self vs Carolina Confessions”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 05:  “Morning Report” vs “Eagles”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Special Episode – 3 VS 1
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 06:  “Reboot” vs “Medusa”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 Episode 07:  “Like A House On Fire” vs “Reconstruction Site”
Album Listen Challenge 2024 08:  “Older But Not Wiser” vs “Haughty Melodic”

We love to listen to the newest albums across all kinds of genres, and we obviously go beyond the brand new standard releases into the unknown, trying to find some that might have been missed by the usual lists.

Don’t despair, we don’t go into philosophy, but just a general type, flow and delivery of the album, and give the types of listeners that might really get into them.

Album Review Saturdays [YouTube Shows]:

Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 10
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 11
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 15
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 16
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 18
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 19
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 20
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 22
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 23
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 24
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 25
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 26
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 28
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 29
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 30
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 31
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 32
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 34
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 35
[inside Album Listen Challenge Best of 2023: Albums You Should Check Out]

Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 36
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 37
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 38
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 39
Album Review Saturdays 2023 Episode 40
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 01
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 02
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 03 [Part I]
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 03 [Part II]
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 04
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 05
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 06
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 07
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 08
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 09
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 10
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 11
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 12
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 13
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 14
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 15
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 16
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 17
Album Review Saturdays 2024 Episode 18

This show allows our panelist(s) to give us their “favorites” on the category for the evening. No one is wrong (except Alex) when it come to these.  It’s not about the critical aspect or whether it falls on some greatest of all times list.  This is about how our panelist enjoy, remember or connect with category. Should be loads of fun, and it should create some “wows” and “awes” among the panelists as well as our viewers!  Remember, we want to know your favorites — without your comments, how can we explore what you’re listening to Beyond Your Radio?

Show Listing Below [Links to YouTube Channel]

Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Female Solo Albums” – Part I
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Male Solo Albums” – Part I
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Female Solo Albums” – Part II
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Male Solo Albums” – Part II
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 10 Songs of All Time”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Soundtracks of All Time Part I”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 1970”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 1980”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 1990”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 2000”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 2010”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite Albums of 2020”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Albums We’re Thankful For”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Albums You’d Be Surprised We Love”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “5 Songs We Can’t Live Without”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 5 Christmas Songs”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 5 Albums of 2023”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Covers Better Than the Original”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Romantic Albums”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Pianist/Organists [No Keboards/Synth]”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 5 Live Performances”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 5 Drinking Songs”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Favorite 5 Country Albums”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Albums from 1974 [50 years old]”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “One Album Wonders”
Panelists Favorites Show:  “Albums from 1999 [25 years old]”

Oh, we love to review complete catalogs of bands, and this is the perfect type of show for that. Not only will we traverse the albums of the band in chronological order, we open with a brief history from one of our panelist(s), then we set up our own personal rankings, sharing also some personal insight into our experience in listening to said artist or band over the year(s), as well as live performances.

One of the things about this show you have to remember, is the when and where. Everyone comes into their discovery of the band or artist at very different times. It’s always an interesting listen from a variety of points of view, but nothing can take away the “catalog,” but the final question for the panelist(s) will be the stage in which they land on at the end of the show, for final ranking.

  • LEGENDARY: Entire catalog is near perfection, reliable, inventive, sincere, and influential.
  • ICONIC: Very memorable, very influential to the listener and industry, trend setting, generational.
  • RELEVANT: The albums have been getting much better as they move forward, maybe even hitting stride and truly on their way to potential greatness.
  • CLUB LEVEL: They have some good albums, songs, but not as reliable, nor are they as inventive.
  • OPENING ACT: There is something special, album or song(s), and they have some more to prove, or potentially they are comfortable where they are perhaps?
  • FADED MEMORY: The band is merely a shadow of themselves. Little relevance accept in the past. It’s a catalog you listen to less often, one of the albums and leave the rest.

LIST & LINK TO CATALOG REVIEW SHOWS

The Tragically Hip
Led Zeppelin
The Eagles
INXS
Catherine Wheel (The)
Melissa Etheridge
The Police

Welcome to a venture, every Sunday, (except during the holidays), where we delve into some band, or artist, or genre, or concept or experience that does not have that popularity or has been overlooked in the great music multiverse. In some cases, “unknown” can be mean a lot of things, and we often take some liberties on the topic.

This VIDEO ONLY version will begin with BRAND NEW in 2024 (non-archive) MATERIAL featuring something new each and every Sunday in the Beyond Your Radio style, hosted by Mark Kuligowski.  The written versions of the show will be posted as well with additional links and tidbits to the ‘unknown’ material discussed.  Hopefully, we will be able to play some of the music, talk to the actual artist(s), band(s), musician(s) or have guest panelists, too!

Want us to do an “unknown” Sunday on a band that you think is worthy?  You can always reach out to us to investigate that possibility. It’s a vast multiverse of music out there, and we certainly don’t find things from a vacuum.  We utilize a lot of outside music communities to develop our music listening habits.

ATOMSHIP ON UNKNOWN SUNDAYS – 010724
GUY GARVEY ON UNKNOWN SUNDAYS – 01/14/24
THE DEVLINS ON UNKNOWN SUNDAYS – 01/21/24
JOEY EPPARD AND “3” ON UNKNOWN SUNDAYS – 01/28/24
THE SCREAMIN’ CHEETAH WHEELIES – 02/04/24
DEXTER GORDON – 02/11/24
GOD LIVES UNDERWATER – 02/18/24
BAD ENGLISH – 02/25/24
LOVE IN REVERSE – 03/03/24
KNIFE PARTY – 03/10/24
THEA GILMORE – 03/17/24
HERMANOS GUTIERREZ – 03/24/24
COPELAND – 04/07/24
SKRAPE – 04/14/24
IAN BROWN – 04/21/24
TERRY REID – 04/28/24
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA – 05/05/24
KITCHEN WITCH – 05/12/24

This once a month show gives us the ability to address any, carefully selected and entertaining topic to discuss amongst the panelists.  The topics can come from the ideas of the panelists or even from our viewers out there in the music-multiverse.  Whether it is a serious topic, or one of just a more fun nature (example:  The Super Bowl Halftime Show, which is our ‘kickoff’ show), it is always about the music world!  After all, it’s the background of our lives — a connection made in time, and always ever-changing — much to our chagrin or betterment, depending on our points of view.  The show will be published on Wednesday(s) closest to the end of each month, depending on how the weeks of that particular month fall.

2024 – THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW [Jan 31, 2024]

A unique live show review from Beyond Your Radio, called “Beyond Live.”  There’s no question that the live experience of music changes our awareness, can heighten our experience, or begin a deeper connection/appreciation for artists and bands throughout time and the  music multiverse.  As examples, Rush, there’s the album but seeing them live, hearing those songs done in that framework took millions and millions by storm!  Think of the Grateful Dead, where one might say the live experience is the experience, where the albums are merely markers in time.  Or, a band like the Tragically Hip, where it’s so unique in addition to the catalog you dare not miss a show?!  In other words, a live show is pretty much the most quintessential part of a band’s livelihood in the industry, and even more glorious for us — the appreciators, enthusiasts and dedicated music officiantos.
One or more of our panelists have gone to see a live show, and they’re going to talk about the show and the band, but other panelists are welcomed to join us to talk about the history of the band, their catalog and other bands that might fall into the same wheelhouse of music, and how all these experiences rolled into one have affected their appreciation for the band or artist.

LINKS TO RECENT SHOWS ON YOUTUBE BELOW:

Beyond Live 2023: Seven Nations
Beyond Live 2023:  Clutch & the Art of the Opening Act
Beyond Live 2023:  The Righteous Brothers
Beyond Live 2023:  The Arkells – Double Show Extravaganza
Beyond Live 2023:  Stephen Inglis – Cut the Dead Some ‘Slack’
Beyond Live 2023:  Stephen Inglis Part 2 – Stephen Inglis Project

This is an easy concept, and opened to as many panelist(s) [become a member to be eligible].  We will each pick two or three band names that we feel are completely beyond reason, sell-ability, common sense, strange, weird, telling, and give some background and insight into each. We might even say whether we like it or not, but all in all, it’s going to be fun exercise.

This show came to concept because of one of the most ridiculous names in Canadian Music History, The Rainbow Butt Monkeys, who released their first album “Letter From Chutney” back in the early 1990’s. The record company signed them in the United States, and then told them – “you have to change the band name.” It worked out severely in their favor, as they went on to a bit of music fame as Finger Eleven, still around today. Yes, that’s the band that sings “One Thing.” And, we can safely assume they were not going have a radio hit as the Rainbow Butt Monkeys. Although, The Butthole Surfers managed to let their rear-ended name have some hits…

That’s Your Band Name Current Episodes Listing/Links:

That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 1
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 2
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 3
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 4
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 5
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 6
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 7
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 8
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 9
That’s Your Band Name?! 2023 Episode 10

This is show is a simple music sharing, open to panelist(s) [become a member to be eligible].  Some might choose to showcase a particular “holy grail” they’ve recently purchased in their collection.  Others could be returning to a long last record.  Still others might have discovered a band that they’ve never heard of that’s suddenly come across their music multiverse. The quantity shared will vary depending on the number of panelists at the time of airing.

NEW SHOWS LISTED BELOW:

“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 1: 05-04-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Epidode 2: 05-11-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 3: 05-25-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 4: 06-08-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 5: 06-22-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 6: 07-06-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 7: 07-20-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 8: 08-03-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 9: 08-17-2023
“What’s In Your Ear?” Episode 10: 08-31-2023

There are all kinds of song titles, and some of those are absolutely identical. Yet, how different are they!? There’s band names with the same name — what?! Believe us there are. How different are they? There’s even album titles that are identical, and those are certainly vastly different.

So what do we do with this? We pick a title of some sort, and we pick identical artists, bands, and what-not, review them and put them in order of what we think are the best – sometimes, it’s not even the famous one that is the best!

This is open to panelist(s) [become a member to be eligible], however, please be aware that the titles are picked and sent by creator Mark Kuligowski, two weeks prior to each show. You have to be sure you can attend, as well as get to the tracks or albums or bands assigned.

Every time we think of this, we play the music from Doctor Who. We don’t, for obvious copyright infringement reasons, but it’s like being on that journey that you really don’t know where you’re headed, but you know where you last left yourself.

Still puzzled? Here’s the concept:

1. We start with an album, band or artist we all might know.
2. Then, somehow – someway, we move to one of the following or a combination thereof;

  • Follow a bandmate.
  • Follow a suggestion from a “streaming service.”
  • Follow a producer.
  • Follow a musician from that band that says “check this out.”
  • Could even be the cover art that brings us to another selection.

3. Then we listen to that band, album(s).
4. Then we might branch off again.

From there we talk about the journey, put you on it, so you get a clearer concept of the music-multiverse, and rate the journey. Want to send us down your own Rabbit Hole? It’s possible. Suggestions are always welcome in the comments.