Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vicious Cycle "Pale Blue Dot" CD

This was Vicious Cycle's only full length and it came out on Deranged Records. The band was inspired by Carl Sagan hence the name of the CD, the song "For Carl", and the stars on the cover. The band went into a big studio and as a result the production values are bigger sounding. Some think this is a good thing. I felt it killed some of the energy heard on previous releases. The songs on here are:

1. No Escape
2. Blur
3. The Waiting
4. Black Dot
5. In Tranquility
6. Death
7. Vertigo
8. Gamma Ray
9. Heaven or Hell
10. For Carl
11. Pale Blue Dot
12. Rebirth
13. Farewell

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday December 27, 2009


BUNNY SKULLS - Nuke Portland / 83 Again (Punks Before Profit$)

Stephe's Top 10 - Newbie 7"s
ASPIRIN - Buchiyabure (Schizophrenic)
RATIONAL ANIMALS - Tasting Blood (Feral Kid)
PAHAA VERTA - Myo Ollaan Huoria (Roku)
OMAISUUS VAHINKO - Arvet (Ratbite / Roku)
CIVIL VICTIM - Problem (Loud Blaring Punk)
MAD WORLD - Persona (Even Worse / Kangaroo)
SPG - Rhetoric (American Waste / Give Praise)
DISCO ASSAULT - Work to Survive (Schizophrenic)
BORED STRAIGHT - Drink Beer L.L.C. (Data Control)
HARDA TIDER - Fuck Snuten (Not Enough)

Rob's Top 10 Acquisitions for 2009
DEVO - Turn Around (Warner)
SMITH WESTERNS - Tonight (Huzac)
NO BUNNY - Chuck Berry Holiday (Bubbledumb)
KING KHAN AND BBQ SHOW - Animal Party (In The Red)
REIGNING SOUND - Stick Up for Me (In The Red)
JAY REATARD - I'm Watching You (Matador)
ATTENTION - Stop or My Job Will Shoot (Self-Released)
YOUNG LIONS - Things Are Gonna Change (Schizophrenic)
KOWLOON WALLED CITY - Bone Loss (Perpetual Motion Machine)
NIRVANA - School (Sub Pop)

Ed's Top 10
BLACKLISTED - I Am Extraordinary (Deathwish)
RAH - It Won't Last (Labelled)
SOUL CONTROL - Pursuing Ghosts (Bridge 9)
I REFUSE - Your Sight Today is Piercing (FWYS)
ROMAN LINE - Jimmy (Merman / Monster Zero)
TITLE FIGHT - Loud and Clear (Run for Cover)
TRAPPED UNDER ICE - Against the Wall (Reaper)
REIGN SUPREME - And Come What May (Deathwish)
HOSTAGE LIFE - Con Man's Guide to Quantum Mechanics (Juice Box)
PROPAGANDHI - Last Will and Testament (G7 Welcoming Committee)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Treat Me Like Dirt

Liz Worth interviewed as many first wave Toronto punks as she could find. She organized their story telling into chapters based around event and ways to describe the scene. The result is an anecdotal story telling by the characters that made up that scene. It is brilliant because punk is an oral history and Liz uses their quotes to retell their stories. She doesn't re-write or paraphrase or even use rock journalism techniques. Instead she gathers quotes by the folks involved in the incidents and has them tell the story. There is always more than one story teller so they go back and forth and you get a perspective on the folk lore and legends of Toronto. Gary Topp, Colin Brunton, Steve Leckie, members of Teenage Head, members of the Diodes, members of the Ugly, and loads of other unsung bands that made up the scene. She hads done an incredible job here of bringing the stories back to life. And Gary Pig Gold of the Pig Paper assists in the editting and Ralph Alfonso publishes this on Bongo Beat Records so this has more than gone through the first wave filter of fact checking. You can be assured that the stories in here are accurate.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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STOMPIN’ TOM – Merry Christmas Everybody (Dominion)

SIZE 14 – Mrs. Claus (Drive-Thru)
LE BISTHAN JAKE – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Drive-Thru)
THE DARYLS – I Want More for Christmas This Year (Bruce Monkey)
THE SHITBIRDS – Christmas is Coming (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
THE JIMMIES – Santa Please bring My baby back to me (Bruce Monkey)

TRIGGER HAPPY – Seasonal Excuse (Essential Noise)
POISON IDEA – Santa Claus is Back in Town (Tim Kerr)
BLOOD SAUSAGE – Fuck Christmas, Fuck Santa, Fuck You (Essential Noise)
FLAPS DOWN – Hey Santa (Rhino)

THE DICKIES – Silent Night (Rhino)
THE YOBS – Oy Santa (Captain Oi!)
JOEY RAMONE – Christmas (Sanctuary)
BILLY IDOL – Yellin’ at the Christmas Tree (Arista)

SLOPPY SECONDS – Lonely Christmas (Taang)
VANDALS – Hang Myself by the Christmas Tree (Kung Fu)
MUFFS – nothing for Christmas (S.F.T.R.I.)
SPECTRUM – Santa Claus (S.F.T.R.I.)

4-SKINS – Merry Christmas Everybody (Dojo)
THE GREEDIES – Merry Jingle (Rhino)
DENNIS LEARY – Merry Fuckin’ Christmas (Comedy Central)
SHANE MACGOWAN – Christmas Lullabye (ZTT)

NAKED AND THE DEAD – Ornament (En Guard)
CLIT COPS – Fast X-Mess (Intensive)
NATIONAL SPEEDBALL LEAGUE – Money in the Manger (Nepone)
THE HALFLINGS – A Kiss for Christmas (Second Thought)
THE CREEPSHOW - Merry Christmas, I Don’t Wanna Fight (Stereo Dynamic)

FUCKED UP – Do They Know it’s Christmas Time (Self-Released)
CRUCIAL YULE – X-mas Time for the SkinsFEAR – Fuck Christmas (Slash)
MR. T EXPERIENCE – Merry Fucking Christmas (Munster)
GREAT WHITE LYIN’ SNAKE - Last Christmas (Highly Collectible)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN – Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman (Tario)

CRASS – Merry Crassmas (Crass)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flyer - Monday, December 14th, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

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THE VIBRATORS - Oil (Captain Oi)

SLICK 46 – City Bye Night (Longshot)
RIOT99 – Destroy the City (Longshot)
THE LURKERS – Come and Reminesce (Captain Oi!)
GERM ATTAK - Burn the City (MCR Company)

DEMICS – New York City (Ready)
NIRVANA – Molly’s Lips (Geffen)
POISON IDEA – Punish Me (Taang)
JOY DIVISION – Transmission (Rhino / WEA)
GERMS – Richie Dagger’s Crime (Rhino / WEA)
HICKEY – Treadle of the Loom (123 Go)
HUGH DILLON AND SWAMP BABY – Who the Hell Do You Think You Are? (Velvel)

HOUSE OF COMMONS - Live for Today (Artcore)
IMPEDERS OF PROGRESS - What Will Define U (Self-Released)
DARGE - Meu Desepero (MCR Company)
LEGION666 - Witchcraft (Yellowdog)

FUGAZI – Stacks (Dischord)
YOUTH OF TODAY – Wake Up and Live (Revelation)
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH – Sinkin’ Ship (Lengua Armada)
DISOBEY – Twenty two (Spastic Fantastic)
ZEROPTION – Reign of Terror

ATTENTION – fries with Spice and a Coffee please (Self-Released)
KING KHAN AND THE BBQ SHOW – Invisible Girl (In The Red)
NEGATIVE GAIN – Situation All Fucked Up (Self-Released)
VILETONES – I Don’t Care (Other Peoples Music)
MSI – Back in Control (B.Y.O.B.)

ZLODZIEJE ROWEROW – Kazay inny wszscy rowni (Refuse)
DEAD STOOL PIDGEON - Adrift (Crucial Response)
SPES EREPTA – Horizonty prachu na cestach strachu (Refuse)
THESE HANDS ARE FISTS – Better Die on Your Feet (Refuse)
MAINSTRIKE - It Won't Last (Crucial Response)

Demo Feature
THE LOVE BELOW - Nothing is Private (Self-Released)
THE LOVE BELOW - Video Nasty (Self-Released)
THE LOVE BELOW - All's well that Ends Well (Self-Released)
THE LOVE BELOW - It's Not a Tumor (Self-Released)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Flyer - Saturday December 12, 2010

School Jerks tour flyer

Death Sentence CD

In 2009 this label named Lazy B digitized “Not a Pretty Sight” and “Stop Killing Me” into a CD format. This is the Vancouver band and not the Australian name doppelganger. The band always had a DOA likeness to their sound, but those comparisons were largely because the singer, Pete Cleaver, sounded so much like Joey Shithead. It is uncanny. DEATH SENTENCE had a little heavier particularly on “Stop Killing Me”, but that material came out two years later after the band worked at getting bigger production.. As a result that material sounds like shit. But “Not a Pretty Sight” is incredible. We heard that record because Fringe licensed it in Toronto and as a result there were lots of copies around. As a result of this release I learned that it had originally come out on the band’s own label Undergrowth, which was the name of the band’s first demo. The opening track “Live to Die” reminds me of the BLACK DONNELLYS with the unrelenting build ups that just keep driving the song. And if I were to compare DEATH SENTENCE to anybody it would be DOA from the vocals, BLACK DONNELLYS from the pace and maybe some BAD BRAINS or GBH from a musical standpoint. One of Canada’s lesser known gems. Up there with bands like YYY and DIRECT ACTION. (Lazy B Records - #1, 650 West 6th Avenue / Vancouver B.C. / V5Z 1A5 / Canada)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Flyer - Friday December 11, 2009

Zine - EXD, Volume 9, Issue 5

Issue 5 features an interview with Haz Was from Mississauga. Mad skaters that play hardcore like back in the day. There is an old interview I did with Nomind back in 1987. And there are a couple of photos of Youth Youth Youth from their reunion show.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We spoke with Andrew Cash, the guitarist and lead singer from L'Etranger. He spoke to us about their beginnings in Scarborough, namely through Neil McNeil school. He spoke to us about how the Mods and the Young Lions were local influences and bands like the Clash who were hugely important, which I think is obvious when you watch videos of Andrew play his guitar. He embodies Mick Jones and L'Etranger embody the sound and call to action through the bands lyrics and practises. We tried to fill in a history of the band through shows and releases and talked briefly about lyrics, tours, and how they funded "Innocent Hands". It was so great to hear someone begin to tell the story of L'Etranger, a band that I so admire. You can download an MP3 file of the show and below is a track listing for what was played during the show.

L'ETRANGER - Trail of Tears (Ground Zero)
Interview with Andrew Cash from L’Etranger
the CLASH - White Man in Hammersmith Palais (CBS )
Interview with Andrew Cash from L’Etranger
THE YOUNG LIONS - Things are Gonna Change (Schizophrenic)
Interview with Andrew Cash from L’Etranger
L'ETRANGER - Barricades (Ground Zero)
Interview with Andrew Cash from L’Etranger
L'ETRANGER – Today’s Papers (Ground Zero)
Interview with Andrew Cash from L’Etranger
L'ETRANGER - Wrestling with the nice stuff (Ground Zero)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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DEFECT DEFECT – I Fucking Mean It (Clarence Thomas)

DEVO – Mongoloid (Warner Brothers)
REIGNING SOUND – Stormy Weather (In The Red)
SONS OF HERCULES – Rock of Gibralter (Saustex)

RIVERDALES – Fun Tonight (Lookout)
GORILLA ANGREB – Soldat til Lete (Kick ‘n Punch)
TALK IS POISON – Declassified (Prank)
NIX – Tweakers (Self-Released)
DEATHREAT – Q: Heroes? A: Fools (Prank)

MENACE – GLC (Small Wonder)
REPROBATES – Rat Maze (No Way)
THE QUEERS – Never Ever Ever (Lookout)
SCREECHING WEASEL – Punkhouse (Selfless)

HOSTAGE LIFE – Bonfires (Juice Box)
DILINGER FOUR – Americaspremierefaithbasedinitiative (Fat Wreck Chords)
GREEN DAY – 80 (Lookout)
MARILYN’S VITAMINS – Funeral for a Living Friend (Raw Energy)
THE CLASH – Drug Stabbin Time (Epic)
THE LITTLE MILLIONAIRES – A Little Twist of Piracy (Juice Box)

PROUD SCUM – Suicide 2 (Flying Nun)
VIOLENT ARREST – Government Lies (Grave Mistake)
JOAN JETT – Bad Reputation (Epic)
SOME GIRLS – The Raing (31G)
MINOR THREAT – No Reason (Dischord)
TERROR WAYS – Short Haired Rock ‘n Roll (Flying Nun)
SUBURBAN REPTILES – Saturday Night (Flying Nun)

Demo Feature
ATTENTION – Hindsight is 20/20, Foresight is 50/50 (Juice Box)
ATTENTION – Tonight will be Like Every Other Night (Juice Box)
ATTENTION – Look what you did, you little Jerk (Juice Box)
ATTENTION – Stop or My Job will Shoot (Juice Box)
ATTENTION – Fries with Spice and a Coffee Please (Juice Box)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shock and Awe 4

My friend, Dion Conflict, hosts these Dusk til Dawn events down at the Fox Theatre showing grindhouse films. The next one is this Saturday starting at 11:30pm and going til whenever. The films being shown are:

- THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (1979) - Beyond the earth! Beyond the moon! Beyond your wildest imagination! Jack Palance disco dances with toy robots in Canada’s cosmic “Star Wars” knock off.
- SUPERGIRLS DO THE NAVY (1984) - Ron Jeremy, Taija Rai, and Paul Thomas take "serving your country" to a whole new level! The supergirls and the naughty navy team up in a submarine of sin! This sub is equipped with a cockpit!
- SATANIK (1968) - An old bag sips a "youth potion" and turns from drab to fab, but was the potion created by Satan himself?
- BAMBOO GODS AND IRON MEN (1974) - In this Philippino Blaxploitation film, a soul brother on his Hong Kong honeymoon must battle some bad crackers who want to put his Honeymoon action in traction.
- THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) - The classic hits the screen again after a long-overdue absence when a vanload of hippies cross paths with leatherface, his chainsaw and a carnivorous cannibalistic family. Nothing cuts like the original!

Tickets on sale Monday November 9th. Only $25 in advance and $30 at the door. GET YOURS NOW!!SHOCK AND AWE tickets can be purchased at the Fox Cinema box office and also at Suspect Video (605 Markham St., near Bathurst and Bloor) and Eyesore Cinema (801 Queen St. West above Rotate This). Tickets are cash only at these locations and a $1 service charge may apply. Wristbands will also be given to patrons for "in out privleges" or "to get some air" for the marathon film screening, the first of it's kind in Toronto.Marketed as much of an event as a film screening, SHOCK AND AWE will also have tables of merchandise offering obscure explotation collectables including Super 8 films, B-movie DVD's, and small press publication from other GTA area film publications. Intermissions will also feature themed snack bar offerings at the FOX including breakfast items, film tie-in themed treats, and local area business restauranteurs. Curator and host Dion Conflict will also showcase some lost music videos, surprise celebrities, world premier short films by local directors, and trailers of other obscure grindhouse offerings from his archive (one of Canada's most eclectic private archives).

If you haven’t been to a SHOCK AND AWE before, it’s not just a film screening, but a film event. The FOX STAFF will have the party going with endless goodies including piping hot pizza, breakfast nutrition, and bottomless pop. Plus, you’ll be able to pick up all those rare film goodies for your Christmas list while you kick back and enjoy some fine film fare.
GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW, and be sure to forward this on to other friends you know that expect more from Cinema! ONE NIGHT ONLY! DON’T MISS IT!

Radio - Sunday, November 22, 2009

THE GEARS – The Last Chord (Hepcat)

YOUNG LIONS – One Brick at a Time (Schizophrenic)
THE CLASH – Pressure Drop
63 MONROE – All Fukked Up (Speed City)
DOA – Donnybrook (Sudden Death)

SURF NAZIS MUST DIE – I Am Angry (Self-Released)
CURSED – Dead Air at the Pulpit
BAD CHOICE – Lash Out (Self-Released)
BORED STIFF – Shut Up (Self-Released)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS – My Life, My Fault (Deranged)
BURNING LOVE – Alien vs. Creditor (Self-Released)
CAREER SUICIDE – Your Body, Not Your Soul (Sewercide)

STRONGBOW – My Street (Longshot)
INFA RIOT – Emergency (Captain Oi!)
DIRECT ACTION – Fire in the Sky (Bitz-core)
ON THE BRINK – M.E.M.P.H.I.S. (Longshot)
KNUCKLEHEAD – Heart’s on Fire (Longshot)

VILLAINS – Godammit Girl (Self-Released)
OUR WAR – 50 Years (Deranged)
GO IT ALONE – Turn It Off (Rivalry)
HAZARDOUS WASTE – Destroy (Self-Released)
LEFT FOR DEAD – Second Guess (No Idea)
LIMP WRIST – The Ode (Lengua Armada)
LIVING DARKNESS – Human Scum (High Anxiety)

SPORTSWEAR – Power to Change (Super Soul)
FIRED UP – Looking In (Youngblood)
BLUE MONDAY – A Moving Train (Bridge 9)
GET THE MOST – Apart From You (Crucial Response)
COME CLEAN – Murder of Crows for a pack of Doubts (Self-Released)

CHOKE HOLD – Existence (Conquer the World)
TRUE COLOURS – Focus on the Light (Powered)
REGIMENT – Autumn Rhythm (Self-Released)

Demo Feature
THE NEW ENEMY- Tim Horton Hears a Hoo (Self-Released)
THE NEW ENEMY- Crawdaddy (Self-Released)
THE NEW ENEMY- The Pony Collector (Self-Released)
THE NEW ENEMY- Level 2 Scapegoat (Self-Released)
THE NEW ENEMY- the Skull Rule (Self-Released)
THE NEW ENEMY- Shelf Life (Self-Released)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flyer - Saturday November 15, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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POINTED STICKS – Start Something New (Northern Electric)

RANDOM CUTS – Make Damage (Nominal)
INSUBORDINATES – 1968 (Feral Kid)
THE ACTION - Waiting for the Man (Sudden Death)
B-LINES – Busy Man (Nominal)
TWIN KILLING – Best of Us (Akashic)
DUN2DEF – 1979 (Self-Released)
BEAR PROOF SUIT – Beast Ice Army (Urban Pirate)
BROKEN NEEDLE – Time for Liars (Schizophrenic)
CAUSTIC DEFIANCE – Who Are You (Akashic)

CONVERGE – Dead Beat (Epitaph)
INSIDE OUT – No Spiritual Surrender (Revelation)
RIGHTEOUS JAMS – Scream and Shout (Kung Fu)
DANGERLOVES – Easy (Deranged)
EATING GLASS – Beating Myself Up (High Anxiety)

SCREECHING WEASEL – Radio Blast (Underdog)
GREEN DAY – Only of You (Lookout)
DEAD FUCKING LAST – Pizza Man (Grand Royal)
MARILYN’S VITAMINS – Squeegee Girl (Raw Energy / Duct Tape)

ANOTHER BREATH – Off with your Head (Rivalry)
PROPAGANDHI –This is Your Life (G7)
THE ROMAN LINE – Oskar Lusis (Self-Released)
SAINTE CATHERINES – You Shall Rise from your Ashes (Dare to Care)
HORSES – 14 Years (Out of Touch)
ATTENTION! – Stop or my job (Juice Box)

DSB – Social Vibration (Vex)
IRON LUNG – Politics of Science (Prank)
FORCE FED – All the Same (Painkiller)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS – Katie Wants Cock (Deranged)
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH – Fire in the Rain (Fringe)

CEREMONY – Bite Down (Bridge 9)
N/N – Panico (Lengua Armada)
AC4 – Fuck the Pigs (Self-Released)
NAZI DUST – Value without Purpose (Self-Released)
FLOORPUNCH – True Colours (Equal Vision)
LOS CRUDOS – Illegal y que? (Lengua Armada)
TEENAGE DEPRESSION – Caught in a bind (Self-Released)
FEAR – I Love Livin’ in the City (Slash)

FEVER OUT ! – Tear It Wide Open (Unreleased)

Demo Feature
FORTUNE TELLER – Tell Tales (Self-Released)
FORTUNE TELLER – Gut Check (Self-Released)
FORTUNE TELLER – Death is Certain (Self-Released)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Thank you to everyone who pledged and became "Friends of 89.5". It was close but we made it. Here is the playlist from last night's show.

TIME TO ESCAPE – Cost of Living (Grave Mistake)

DESTINO FINAL – Que Vas a Hacer (La Vida Es Un Mus)
HARDA TIDER – Amradet (Not Enough)
BITE DOWN – Sinking Ships (Crucial Response)

KREIGSHOG – Trapped (Heart First)
ASPIRIN – Buchiyabure (Schizophrenic)

FAIR WARNING – You are the Scene (Sonik’s chicken Shrimp)
BAD CHOICE – BDS (Self-Released)
KEEP IT CLEAR – Way It Is (Self-Released)
EATING GLASS – …to the Vultures (High Anxiety)

YOUNG LIONS – National Security (Schizophrenic)
THE ACTION – TVs on the Blink (Sudden Death)
DOA – Taking Care of Business (Sudden Death0

SICK ERROR – Lonely Hell (Self-Released)
BURNING LOVE – Internet Exploder (CIUT)
EVERYTHING FALLS APART – First Time (Self-Released)

NITAD - Brun utan sol (CIUT)
TYRANNA – Test Tube Babies (CIUT)
THE UGLY – Cruel Ones (CIUT)

BEAT NOIR – Postponed (Self-Released)
SCOTIA WIDOWS – Amish Sluts (Self-Released)

SONICS – Psycho (Norton)
RIP OFFS – My baby Yeah (Rip Off)
LEATHER UPPERS – She Digs Death (Famous)

FORTUNE TELLER – Tell Tales (Self-Released)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Flyer - Wednesday November 4, 2009

CIUT Fundraising

Hey Punk! Can you spare some change ?

On Sunday November 8th, Equalizing-X-Distort will be involved in CIUT’s semi-annual fundraising drive. Starting at 10:00pm, we will be asking you to support the radio station by becoming or renewing your membership with CIUT as a “Friend of 89.5 FM”. A $25.00 donation will allow CIUT to continue bringing punk and underground hardcore to the airwaves.

Equalizing-X-Distort is a two hour hardcore show that airs every Sunday night from 10:00 pm til midnight. We have been very lucky to be able to continue bringing you hardcore from emerging international scenes, which has always been a big part of the show.
CIUT, the radio station that we program EQUALIZING-X-DISTORT on, is in a situation where we have to fundraise, in order to be able to make up the difference in our operating expenses. Equalizing-X-Distort was unable to make our donor goals and the show has been red-lined by the station. In order to make our on-air pledge goals we need to hear from you or else the show may not be on the air in the future.

I am getting in touch, to see if you would make a pledge donation to become a “Friend of 89.5” on behalf of EQUALIZING-X-DISTORT, to help the station meet our operating expenses.

Aside from keeping the one hardcore show in this area on-air, you would be making a difference to keep media that is independent on-air.
EQUALIZING-X-DISTORT has remained committed to :

1. Programming as much international hardcore as we can get our hands on like HUL from Denmark, KRIEGSHOG from Japan, N/N from California, and HARDA TIDER from Sweden.
2. Supporting independent labels
3. Paying homage to demo formats with the weekly demo features like SICK JUMP, LOW VISION from Japan, GAS CHAMBER, GAY MARRIAGE, CO-WORKER, FORCE FED from Boston, POINT BLANK, RAH, GORDON IVY AND THE JAYBIRDS, EXECUTION OF TERROR from the Philippines, KILL RATIO, CHEAP TRAGEDIES from Cleveland, FRATRICIDE from Vancouver, DEAD CAT LOUNGE from Florida, RAKOSI from Hungary, and SISTER BASTARD from the Philippines.
4. Analyzing emerging scenes and sounds with a monthly Top 10 for hardcore releases like the CRAWLERS, TIME TO ESCAPE, BITE DOWN, DESTINO FINAL from Barcelona, DEEP SLEEP, and BROKEN NEEDLE.
5. Playing loads of good new Canadian hardcore like the WAR HERO from Squamish, GERM ATTAK from Ottawa, SUPERSTITIONS, RUMOURS from Newfoundland, BAD CHOICE, OVERDOSE from Newmarket, KEEP IT CLEAR from Vancouver, STEF AND THE STUDS from Hamilton, SPASTIC PANTHERS from Calgary, OMEGAS from Montreal, WADGE from Newcastle, SHUT EYES from Barrie, and BURNING LOVE.
6. Interviewing folks like Greg Benedetto of Stuck in the City, SICK ERROR, the CORPORATION, and Daragh Hayes who brought us an update on the Japanese scene
8. Keeping everyone up to date on shows in the surrounding areas with our weekly show listings and postings;
9. Our continued commitment to live broadcasts with new local bands like McBAIN, DEATH IS EASY from Albany, TYRANNA, the re-united UGLY, CITY SWEETHEARTS, DISCO ASSAULT from Detroit, IN TIME, RUMOURS from Newfoundland, NITAD from Sweden, and METALIAN from Montreal.

The station would also like to thank you for your gift. For folks who donate a certain amount we have a unique station gift for you. For a gift of:
__ $25.00 - $59.00: Year long subscription to Friends of 89.5 newsletter
__ $60.00 - $99.00: Year long subscription to Friends of 89.5 newsletter, one entry into the Grand Prize Draw & your choice of one gift
__ $100.00 - $149.00: Year long subscription to Friends of 89.5 newsletter, one entry into the Grand Prize Draw & your choice of two gifts
__ $150.00 + Year long subscription to Friends of 89.5 newsletter, one entry into the Grand Prize Draw & all three gifts
Note: A gift is either a CIUT toque, a CIUT rechargeable flashlight, and / or a CIUT Tote Bag. And sizes can be specified on the attached form.

Those who join Friends of 89.5 or renew their membership by November 9th will qualify for the grand prize draw. The grand prizes to be given away include a Black Volare e-bike, season passes to the Blue Mountain Ski Resort, and an Arts and Culture prize package.

Ways you can make a donation include :
· to go to the CIUT website and make a pledge on line at OR fill out a PDF form at I have attached a form to save you the effort. These forms can be e-mailed back to or
· to mail the attached form with payment to CIUT 89.5FM at 89.5 Tower Road, 7 Hart House Circle / Toronto, ON / M5S 0A2 / Canada
· to phone on Sunday November 8th at (416) 946-7800 or 1-888-204-8976 between 10:00 pm and midnight.

All of these programming elements have been building Equalizing-X-Distort into a world class punk radio show. But we can’t continue to do this without your support. We need to pay for our move to Hart House. We need to finish wiring in studio equipment. All this costs money. Our day-to-day expenses of the transmitter rental space, station personnel, and broadcast equipment keep us on the brink of bankruptcy. Your generous donation will enable us to remain an independent voice that doesn’t feel the pressure of advertising or government grants. For just fourteen cents a day, a donation of $25.00 will help keep CIUT afloat through the next fiscal year. And this will guarantee that you continue to receive our monthly mailer. Help us reach our goal and keep CIUT on the air or on-line at or by mail at CIUT 89.5FM at 89.5 Tower Road, 7 Hart House Circle / Toronto, ON / M5S 0A2 / Canada.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Young Lions "1982-84: From the Vaults" LP

The YOUNG LIONS were the first hardcore band in Toronto. They made the transition between the punk and hardcore scene. So they were considered part of the first wave that was actually trying to be a punk. Speed and convictions were added to the mix along with a sleuth of punk inspiration by then to make for a unique blend of hardcore. It’s the early hardcore that we all crave. In 1986 a local label by the name of Yodel Gems releases a full length by the YOUNG LIONS titled “Welcome to the Freak Show”. It was not the YOUNG LIONS that most people from Toronto remembered. By then the YOUNG LIONS were inspired by the REPLACEMENTS and a rock sound that was coming out of Minneapolis. For a lot of folks from here that left them yearning for the old demos. I can’t count how many times people from the local scene referred me to these old demos over the album. And for a long time this release was championed by Brian Tailor of YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH. In fact I understand that he was a huge help in mastering a bunch of the songs on here. This is the first of a Toronto hardcore series and I have to say I am pretty blown away with how it turned out. There are 14 tracks on here of varying degrees of sound quality but it is all way better than the shitty second and third generation tapes I have in my collection. There are a lot of songs on here that I have never heard or heard of before. There is a great liner sheet that has a piece from Mike Graham of the SUBHUMANS and an interview that Jill Heath did with the band back in the day. The discography notes are the most complete I have ever seen for the YOUNG LIONS. The cover looks a lot like the first FORGOTTEN REBELS LP. Songs like “Things are Gonna Change” remind me of the early CLASH. Songs like “One Brick at a Time” sound like early STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, which are a reflection of the band’s commitment to the Rock Against Racism cause. Songs like “Guns and Children” remind me of the GO-GO’s, which demonstrates that they were part of a period in time. The band has a strong lyrics that were clearly action oriented in songs like “United” which is a song about trying to break people of their apathy. This is a band to remember and a release that remembers them in the way that folks from here have been trying to do for over 25 years. This LP does them justice. The songs on here are:
1. United
2. Young Amerikkka
3. National Security
4. We Wanna Riot
5. Shithole
6. Rich kid
7. Guns and Children
8. Things are Gonna Change
9. One Brick at a time
10. Goodnight Belfast
11. Bloodless
12. Defy the State
13. Made in England
14. Royal Killers
There is also a bonus single with Pray for Julie.
(Schizophrenic Records – 17 West 4th Street / Hamilton, ON / L9C 3M2 / Canada / - SP

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH – Sinistre (Fringe)

TRAPPED UNDER ICE – Skeleton Hands (Reaper)
OUTBREAK – Brain Dead Scum (Bridge 9)
NERVE AGENTS – War Against (Hellcat)
QUICKSAND – Lie and Wait (Polygram)
BURIED ALIVE – Kill Their Past (Victory)

DEAD END – The System (It’s got you) (Self-Released)
OVER MY DEAD BODY – Maggie and Ronnie (Indecision)
DEAD HEARTS – Adult Crash (Reflections)
DEATH FOR EVERY SIN – The Black Path (Sounds of Revolution)
DIRECT ACTION – Living Dead (Bitz-core)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Hallowe’en (Alternative Tentacles)

ILL REPUTE - Monster Mash (Grand Theft Audio)
THE ACCUSED - the Hearse (Combat)
MELVINS – Annum (Boner)
NEGATIVE GAIN – Back from the Dead (Pusmort)
THE SWARM – Bleeding to Death / November 1st (No Idea)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Hallowe’en Party (Sell Out Activities)
RED KROSS – Linda Blair (Frontier)
THE CRAMPS – Surfin’ Dead (Big Beat)
DISKONTO - Happy Happy Hallowe’en (C.A.F.)
MISFITS – Night of the Living Dead (Caroline)
SAMHAIN – let the Day begin (Evilive)

AT THE DRIVE-IN – Enfilade (Feraless)
DISCHARGE – The Final Bloodbath (Captain Oi!)
MURDER CITY DEVILS – Midnight Service at the Mutter Museum (Sub Pop)
COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN – Disembowelment at Room Temperature (No Idea)
CITY OF CATERPILLAR – When was the Last Time we painted our Blood on the Walls (Level plan)
NEGATIVE STANDARDS – Untitled 4 (Self-Released)

BRUTAL KNIGHTS – I Wanna Die (Deranged)
LIVING DARKNESS – Streets of Bodies (Self-Released)

Demo Feature
SISTER BASTARD – Homemade Shotgun (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Our Lady of Bastard Hate (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Spoonful of Sand (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – You-Nited (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Hypocrite (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Rising Brutality Against Authority (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Shutdown (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – Crutch (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)
SISTER BASTARD – A Whale’s Vagina (Nuclear Alcoholocaust)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

DOA "Kings of Punk, Hockey and Beer" CD

This is a new-ish release by DOA about hockey and beer, mostly. they do a version of "Dead Men Tell No Tales". In Chris Walters' book "Creatures for Awhile", Personality Crisis tell us of the DOA raids on local breweries as the Beer Liberation Army which is a song on here. And DOA have a bunch of re-makes on here like the cover of BTO's "Taking Care of Business" or Stompin' Tom's "The Hockey Song". The songs on here are:
1. Donnybrook
2. Dead Men Tell No Tales
3. The Hockey Song
4. Devil's Speedway
5. Beer Liberation Army
6. Beat 'Em, Bust 'Em
7. Pencil Neck Geek
8. If I were a Redneck
9. Logjam
10. When Power Came to Canada
11. Overtime
12. Cocktail Time in Hell
13. Taking Care of Business

The Action "Complete Punk Recordings 1977-1978" CD

The Action were a punk band in 1977 from Ottawa. They released an ep back in 1977 which had "TVs on the Blink" that has made it onto a couple of KBD like comps. It's the song that the band is known for. The ep also contained a Lou Reed cover on it. Sudden Death collects an unreleased ep and some live material by the band to fill out a CD's worth of stuff. The tracks on here are:
1. TVs on the Blink
2. Down Town Boy
3. Waiting for the Man
4. Do the Strangle
5. Success Without College
6. Seafood Mama
7. Pressed Pig
8. Zona Rosa
9. Let You Down (All the Way)
10. Arena
11. Midnight Rambler
12. Darts
13. Mr. T
14. Zona Rosa
15. Seafood mama
16. Mr. Holmes
17. No Applause / Aryan Love

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Youth Youth Youth

From the reunion show on Saturday Night. This is just after the hilarious intro the Brian Tailor gave where he excuses himself from not wearing the Leafs jersey or the short shorts, which is a reference to the "Not Dead Yet" footage. Then they break into "Philosophy". They fuckin' raged and I am so glad I got to see them at least once in my life.

Flyer - Saturday October 31, 12009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 film

I have been waiting to see this documentary for sometime. I have been holding out hopes for this to be the film that American Hardcore could have been. But it comes to the same conclusions. So if you are to view this movie for the historical content it is excellent. Joe Losurdo and Christina Tillman trace back Chicago’s punk history to La Mere Vampere. La Mere Vampere was a gay disco in Chicago that allowed a punk DJ night on Sunday at the request of Mike Rivers and John Molini who ran a record store called Sounds Good. They were aware of the new scene starting out in England as was Terry Nelson, a DJ at WZRD. They tell of a dance party that harkens back to the Roxy in the UK and the stories that Don Letts and the RUTS tell. It is legend that finds familiarity in a lot of the cities with early punk scenes. La Mere perished to a suspicious fire. Sounds like Club Davids. But what was to follow was the emergence of a music scene developed and created by local musicians that forced them to break out of the mold. There seems to be some consensus that TUTU AND THE PIRATES were Chicago’s first punk band. And there is some great footage of them performing “I want to be a Janitor” and “I Got Zits”. There is a great story of how they played in a Battle of the bands against STYX and the followers of each band took the battle more literally. SILVER ABUSE were the next band to start up in 1977 and they played a benefit show for the Gabba Gabba Gazette with TUTU AND THE PIRATES. They performed a parody of the American Nazi Party that was often misunderstood. Santiago would leave the band to start NAKED RAYGUN. At the same time a new wave scene was starting up in Chicago. People lured in by the record industry starting bands referred to by folks from the punk scene as the skinny tie bands. Bands like FILL IN THE BLANKS and BOHEMIA. This period was referred to as a lull but I think it allowed people in the scene to find each other and recruit new folks to the scene to start getting their shit together. The first Chicago punk record was about to get released in 1979 by MENTALLY ILL and it was called “Gacy’s Place”. The band self-released it and they snuck copies into the record bins of local stores. They also sent copies to the white house and to John Wayne Gacy in prison. Terry Nelson also feed the scene with his radio show “Sunday Morning Nightmare”. He would interview the likes of the UNDERTONES, the JAM, the DAMNED, the CRAMPS, the CLASH, BLACK FLAG. Anyone touring the states wound up on his show. He was like the Rodney Roq of Chicago. One of the next developments to take place was Wax Trax, which was a record store that put the punk records upfront. Wax Trax was not just an arbiter of punk, but they became a meeting place for the scene and later on a label for punk bands. STRIKE UNDER become the label’s first release and DIVINE the second. The cross dressing performance artist makes sense for a Chicago release given how closely tied the punk scene was to the gay underground. O’Banion’s becomes the second punk bar of notoriety in Chicago. O’Banion’s was a leather bar that opened it’s doors to the punk scene. It got closed down but the owner would not be dissuaded and opened up Oz. Oz recorded live sets and a compilation came out documenting the scene at the time. In fact the last recording was done on the day that the cops shut down Oz for good. The owner talks of a steady battle with the cops during this period. This is the period where STRIKE UNDER really comes to the fore. The EFFIGIES played their first show at Oz. The SUBVERTS also grew out of Oz and their material on the “Busted at Oz” comp is pretty inspired. I think it had something to do with the impending police bust that these punks played under. The Mayor of Chicago had taken some advice from the Mayor of Huntington Beach at the time. Don’t let the punk scene get a foothold in your city. So she went after the punks and in particular the punk club owners. Oz was the major casualty. But like every good underdog, the Chicago punk scene rose to the adversity. And Chicago punks added fuel to the fire by wearing the Illinois patch on their leather jackets to make them emulate cop jackets. This just infuriated the cops more. It gave them a reason to go after the punks. But the groundwork had been layed. Together with the SUBVERTS and STRIKE UNDER and NAKED RAYGUN they would have the basis for a scene to go forward. It is here that STRIKE UNDER’s “Immediate Action” 12” would come out. Then the EFFIGIES “Haunted Town” 12” came out. These first few releases by Chicago bands were 12”s, which were unique to Chicago’s punk scene. Other scenes in the States had first release in the traditional 7” format. Not Chicago. Around this time Donaghue did a show on punk. He was based in Chicago and so the kids in the Chicago punk scene were set up as the objects of ridicule. At the time every media outlet did a show on punk and all of them were so misinformed. But the show galvanized the kids in the scene even more. So did the underground. The examples of the DC scene started to have an effect on Chicago. Vic Bondi was from DC and on a trip back home he saw the BAD BRAINS. This inspired him to get ARTICLES OF FAITH to develop their own sound which started with speed. The first goal was to be Chicago’s fastest bands. They weren’t the only band. SAVAGE BELIEF had a bass player who was in one of the original GOVERNMENT ISSUE line ups. These bands started befriending kids from the suburbs. They started doing all ages shows and the scene started mushrooming. The Centro American Social Club was an all ages space. Promoters got bands to do two sets, for the all ages kids and one for the drinking scene. There was a lot more energy in the all ages scene and pretty soon you got to see bands from the suburbs cropping up. RIGHTS OF THE ACUSED, NEGATIVE ELEMENT, and END RESULT. These kids reacted to the all ages politically motivated scene with a sense of humour. And from here the scene would continue to morph. Great bands have come from succeeding generations of the hardcore scene. Chicago has given us bands like LIFE SENTENCE, SCREECHING WEASEL, LOS CRUDOS, MK ULTRA, CHARLES BRONSON, DEARBORN SS, and the list goes on. Chicago has had one of the best hardcore fests in modern times. Chicago has had great labels from Wax Trax to Lengua Armada. All these are testaments to how great of a scene the original Chicago punks had set in place. So it baffles me how original punkers have come to bash their own scene. Like “American Hardcore” the talking heads of the scenes past go on to criticize today’s scene. Especially because the story that they just finished laying out in front of you suggests the exact opposite. SILVER ABUSE picked up the ball from TUTU AND THE PIRATES. NAKED RAYGUN picked up the ball from SILVER ABUSE. STRIKE UNDER picked up the ball from NAKED RAYGUN. And the SUBVERTS lead to the EFFIGIES which lead to ARTICLES OF FAITH which lead to SAVAGE BELIEFS which lead to RIGHTS OF THE ACUSED which lead to NEGATIVE ELEMENT and so on. This is a story of passing the torch to keep independent thought and culture alive. And the pioneers of this scene have lost faith on the current torch bearers. It’s sad really because maybe they are too far removed. This may be a flaw in the format. How many years are the original punks expected to be punks? I mean I know when we are in it we are committed for life. And these punks do a great job of telling the story maybe one generation later. But they become too far removed after that. They lose sight in the urgency and importance in this vital counter culture. The movie comes off like a fuck you to the current kids in the Chicago scene which too me is misguided. The current scene are the people that treasure your legacy, and so it baffles me as to why would you piss on them? To a current day hardcore kid these heroes come off as jaded old farts who sound like their parents or traditional authority figures. This is exactly how American Hardcore ends. It saddens me to see these folks come to the same conclusion. It saddens me partially because I grew up being pen pals with Joe Losurdo. I would get inspired by his tales of LIFE SENTENCE and that era of the Chicago punk scene. Deep down I don’t think he believes in that tale of the city’s scene. But as a documentarian you have to shoot what the subject matter says. And as a way of bringing an end to the story you ask about summing thoughts. It is inevitable that the subject matter recognize this period as a special time that doesn’t exist anymore. It may not exist in the subject matter’s life, but that same scene building and urgency does live in today’s scene. It hurts to hear these pioneers trash what has become of their legacy. My advice is to watch this for the historical part and ignore the summation at the end. The Windy City has never been seen like this before.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DISCO ASSAULT – Asshole Stare (Schizophrenic)

FACE VALUE – Up To Us (Smog Veil)
UNIFORM CHOICE – Scream to Say (Wishing Well)
MINOR THREAT – Little Friend (Dischord)
DAG NASTY – Justification (Dischord)
DEMON SYSTEM 13 – Steppin’ Stone (Deranged)

KRUM BUMS – Sons of Nothing (TKO)
MARILYN’S VITAMINS - Kids Need Guns (Underground Operations)
KNUCKLEHEAD – Big City Lights (Whiskey Voice)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES – We Will Not Be Pushed Aside (Longshot)
THE RESTARTS – Got Away With It (No Label)

MAX AND THE MAKEUPS – Poland (Puke n Vomit)
REJESTRACJA – Nowa Generacja (Supreme Echo)
BLACK DONNELLYS – Poor People of Poland (Audio Fellatio)
DEZERTER – Burdel (Supreme Echo)

LET’S DANCE – Out on Top (Meaty Beaty)
THE STRANGLERS – Nuclear Device (IRS)
TRANZMITORS – Beating Up My Heart (Deranged)
DEVO – Girl U Want (Warner Brothers)
ELVIS COSTELLO – Lipstick Vogue (Columbia)

FUCKED UP – Black albino Bones (Matador)
FUCKED UP – Police (Deranged)
MOLESTED YOUTH – Winter (Self-Released)
MOLESTED YOUTH – Going Nowhere (Self-Released)
BURNING LOVE – Lives of the Saints (Self-Released)
RAH – Keep Walking (Labelled)
CAREER SUICIDE – Attempted Suicide (Deranged)
CAREER SUICIDE – Recipe for Disaster (Deranged)
OMEGAS – False Worship (Self-Released)
OMEGAS – Gimme Oblivion (Self-Released)
URBAN BLIGHT – Fake Attitudes (Slasher)
VICIOUS CYCLE – Heaven or Hell (Deranged)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS – You’re Fired, I Quit (Deranged)

Demo Feature
RAKOSI - Dodo (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Hid (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Kalman (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Tinana (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Jaszjunsag (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Pipo (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Egri Joska (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Kabai (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Vallas (Combat Action Tapes)
RAKOSI - Mupina (Combat Action Tapes)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flyer - Monday October 26, 2009

MONDAY OCTOBER 26th @ the Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
LOWERS (from the UK)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th @ Sneaky Dee’s

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th @ Kathedral

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th @ Sneaky Dee’s
PRIMITIVE HANDS (from Montreal)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th @ Rancho Relaxo, 1:00 am

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st @ Sneaky Dee’s
IRON LUNG (Nevada)
DSB (Japan)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st @ Rancho Relaxo, 1:00 am

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

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THE DISHES - Summer Reaction (Regular)

RANDOM CUTS - Sleep (Nominal)
B LINES - Social Retard (Nominal)
LET’S DANCE - X-Ray Eyes (Meaty Beaty)
FUCK ME DEAD - Circling Ahead (Clarence Thomas)
THE CRAWLERS - Political Evangelist (Blind Spot)

PERDITION - Freedom in Death (Mountains of Madness)
ATTAKE - Avalanche / Age of War (Mountains of Madness)
MAD WORLD - the World Owes You Nothing (Even Worse/Kangaroo)
MUTINY - Death to the System / War Profiteer (Black Banana)
INFANTICIDE - Disbelief (625 Productions)
WAR HERO - Gore (Black Banana)
MUDLARK - A.D.H.D. / Napalm (Schizophrenic)

OUR WAR - Fifty Years (Deranged)
RIGHT BRIGADE - Wasted breathe (Revelation)
BETRAYED - Understand (Bridge 9)
RIGHTEOUS JAMS - Thought Vacation (Lockin’ Out)
BONDS - Not a Phase (Tuned)
ALLEGIANCE - My pledge (Rivalry)
THE FIRST STEP - Pursuit of happiness (Rivalry)
GO IT ALONE - Faith and Fiction (Rivalry)
MIND SET - Self-Respect is My Anti-Drug (Counterpoint)
H20 - Still Here (Bridge 9)

ARMAGEDDON CLOCK - The War Just Begun (Tuska ja Ahdistus)
TWO BEATS OFF - BLU 82 (Kissankusi / Poison Idea)
LIBYANS - Empty Morning (Chamber of Commerce)
RAKKAUS - Tulta (Tuska ja Ahdistus)
ABSURD SYSTEM - Christ War (Mountains of Madness)

EMPTY VESSEL - Half Full (Blind Spot)
CAREER SUICIDE -Hapless (Kangaroo)
THE D.I.’s - People Like Me (Hep Cat)
INSUBORDINATES - 1968 (Feral Kid)
OKARA - Red Tide (Squeeky)
RHYTHM PIGS - Arkansas (Mordam)
FEEDERZ - Fire (Broken Rekids)
THE FUTURES - Hallowe’en (Skinny Dip)
HICKOIDS - Corntaminated (Saustex)

WITCH HUNT - A Slow Decay (Alternative Tentacles)
THE BRAT ATTACK - Okay Lets Entertain the Idea that Your God is Dead (Rebel Time)
REVILERS - On the outside (Patac)
SPASTIC PANTHERS - Victim (Handsome Dan)

Demo Feature
DEAD CAT LOUNGE - Bandwagon (Self-Released)
DEAD CAT LOUNGE - Barbara’s Bush (Self-Released)
DEAD CAT LOUNGE - Maniliation (Self-Released)
DEAD CAT LOUNGE - Time Warp (Self-Released)
DEAD CAT LOUNGE - Even Steven (Self-Released)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Location

Here they are destroying the old building. It was sad to see the mural in pieces. There was two cranes working on it at once. I guess the Rotman Business schoolo couldn't wait to get their hands on the property to put up a multi-levelled building.
This was the side we used to enter from. You can still see one of the doorways in this shot. 91 St. George Street is quickly being reduced into a pile of bricks. Sticks and bricks.

Here is the location of the new studio. Notice the sign directing people to the Map Room. That studio is for the fancy day time programs. The ghetto hour shows, like ours, are up on the third floor. Kind of reminds me of stowing the prisoners away in the tower. Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair. Lots of ivy and bikes and stuffy traditional types who won't let us play live punk rock music in their hallways. Don't want to upset anybody.

Flyer - Friday October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flyer - Thursday October 15, 2009

Legion666 bring Hellcaust here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flyer - Sunday October 11, 2009

Radio - Sunday, October 11, 2009

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METALIAN - Instrumental (CIUT)
METALIAN - Conquest (CIUT)
METALIAN - Edge of the Knife (CIUT)
METALIAN - Immigrant Song (CIUT)
METALIAN - Sonic Attack (CIUT)
METALIAN - Wasteland (CIUT)
METALIAN - Green Menalish (CIUT)
METALIAN - Shredded Beef (CIUT)
METALIAN - Interview (CIUT)

SYSTEM SHIT – Brutality Squad (Self-Released)
GOLERS – 5 in Line (VPAF)
WADGE – Never Double Cross a Samoan (Regurgitated Semen)
GERIATRIC UNIT – Can’t Sleep (Network of Friends)
BURN ALL FLAGS – Look in the Mirror (625 Productions)
SISTA SEKUNDEN – ven Fan Ar Arg? (Instigate)
INEPSY – Street City (Feral Ward)
CRO MAGS – Face the Facts (Bootleg)

Demo Feature
FRATRICIDE – Going Under (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Grave (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Final Solution (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Rip Wide the Sky (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Blood Red Dreams (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Beaten Senseless (Self-Released)
FRATRICIDE – Blind Faith (Self-Released)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Volume 9, Issue 04

This issue features an interview with School Jerks. There is an interview with Disco Assault from Detroit. And there is an interview with Greg Bennedetto of Stuck in the City about the blog, the shows, and now the label.

UPDATE - October 9, 2009

I started a new section on releases. This is along the lines of Frank Manley's book "Smash the State" with some anecdotes of added trivia. I have only put up a couple of things so far with a focus on the early Toronto Hardcore scene. Up so far are cassette releases by Dead End, and LPs by Youth Youth Youth, Direct Action, Tyranna, and Sudden Impact.

Also I was able to put up
Issue 4 of Full Contact Magazine which has an interview with the Cro-Mags in it and seeing as they are coming to town in October I thought it might be appropriate.

There has been a significant amount of additions to the
flyer section.

And last week's playlist is up.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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MDC – Maryjane for President (No Label)

RESTARTS – Pied Piper of Punk Rock (No Label)
THE BRISTLES – Malmo 26 (Union Bashing State) (MCR Company)
LET’S DANCE – Calling All Cars (Meaty Beaty)
REVILERS – Tried and True (Patac)
GEARS – Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo (Hep Cat)
SLEKS HULLUT – Seksihullu (Roku)
GERM ATTAK – Domination (MCR Company)
ANTIBODIES – Penis Intravenous (Patac)

BURNING LOVE – Lives of the Saints (High Anxiety)
OBTRUISIVE – Their System Fails (Die Ende)
I WALK THE LINE – Trouble Seeker (Combat Rock)
RUMOURS – The Chain (Self-Released)
SPASTIX – Terror Uber Wertburg (Matula)

BLACK FLAG – Spray Paint (SST)
BEAR PROOF SUIT – Digging a Ditch (Urban Pirate)
DEEP SLEEP – Face Down Dead (Grave Mistake)
BLANK STARE – Burdened (Refuse)
HAYMAKER – Can’t Believe (Deranged)
TAIPAN – Wolves (Gato (Fucking) Loco)

KAPUTS KRAUTS – DUDE, What the Fuck? (Self-Released)
RAH – Not Now, Not Ever (Labelled)
TARTOUT TOILET – Nichts (Self-Released)
CAREER SUICIDE – Double Life (Sewercide)
LIES FEED THE MACHINE – Burnt Offerings (Self-Released)

SCHOOL JERKS – Sixties (Cowabunga)
NEOS – Opposed to all Violence except Self-Defense (Rat Cage)
BEASTIE BOYS – Transit Cop (Rat Cage)
BRAIN CAR – No More (myspace)
OMEGAS – False Worship (Self-Released)

WILD THING – You’re a Punk (Clown College)
YAHMOS – Bobby Harly (Moolah)
BORED TO DEATH – Vomit (Recess)
OUT WITH A BANG – Going Home (Criminal I.Q.)
PSYCHED TO DIE – 5 Year Plan (Grave Mistake)
THE DICKS – Lifetime of problems (Bootleg)

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE – Franjo una Pester (Self-Released)
SISTA SEKUNDEN – Tattoos R Punx (Instigate)
THE VADERS – R.U.H.? (Horror Business)
THE FILAMENTS – Hiroshima (Household Name)
ORPHAN CHOIR – Everything in Past Tense (Tragic Comedy)
TYVEK – Give It Up (What’s your Rupture)
TRUE COLOURS – Up To Us (Powered)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Flyer - Saturday October 3, 2009

This was a record release show for Forfeit.

Flyer - Saturday October 3, 2009

Tyvek plays here again.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Update - October 2, 2009

I started to put up scans of old Toronto punk flyers. The inspiration came from collecting Tyranna flyers from Johnny Bubblegum for an MRR. these can searched under the -FLYER ARCHIVE section or TYRANNA. We also collected a bunch of flyers for the Colin Brunton interview for MRR so I put some fo those up, but they can also be found at the Last Pogo website. Colin has way more flyers up at his site and he gives context to the shows.

I was also able to put up an interview I did with Max Ward about What Happens Next? that was done a long time ago in Full Contact Magazine. I am going to work on putting up some of the other pieces I submitted to Rod for Full Contact. It is just a matter of getting them out of storage. But Christmas is coming and I have to go get the tree so that could be in the next couple of months. I am hoping to find a bunch of other Toronto hardcore magazines.
There is a new playlist up this week but no download. CIUT moved this week and it has proved difficult to get the MP3 file. It's unfortunate because we aired the Sick Error interview this week. This coming Sunday we broadcast from the new location which is up a Bell Tower at Hart House on the University of Toronto campus.

A top seven was posted for September.