Monday, December 31, 2012

Radio - Sunday December 30th, 2012

We continue with the Year in Review for 2012. Stephe starts out with his favourite new bands from 2012. Rob plays his favourite Canadian punk releases from last year. D'Arcy plays his top 18 from last year. Then Stephe highlights comilations from last year. Tonight's demo feature is Flaccid from Calgary. The show is more exciting than this playlist so download the MP3 here.

UNHOLY THOUGHTS - Hell is other people (Even Worse)

Stephe's Top new bands of 2012
BRAIN TUMOURS - Improper Execute (Fashionable Idiots / Pass Judgement)
BAD JESUS EXPERIENCE - Veikki Seivastaja (Kamaset Levtt)
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE - Lined and Shot (Grave Mistake)
ANCIENT FILTH - Pushed to the limit (Shock to the system)
HAUTE COUTURE - Act your age (Shogun)
SICKOIDS - Human Steps (Hardware)
URBAN UNREST / PARENTAL SHOCK - Anxiety Attack (United Shoebrothers / Rabbit's Foot)
URSUT - Sten som sten (La Familia)
SHIPWRECKED - It's Grim Up North (Crucial Response)
BRAIN KILLER - Trying to remember (Vinyl Rites)

Rob's Top 10 Canadian punk releases
METZ - Knife in the Water (Sub Pop)
PUSSYPOPS - I don't wanna (Self-Released)
WHITE LUNG - Bunny (Deranged)
RISING CRUST - Sad Clown (Self-Released)
BURNING LOVE - Hateful Comforts (Southern Lord)
WHITE WIRES - Down on my own (Dirtnap)
PROPAGANDHI - Lotus Gait (Epitaph)
SCHOOL JERKS - Ugly Minds, Ugly Faces (Grave Mistake)
TV FREAKS - Co-Worker Blues (Schizophrenic)

D'Arcy's Top 18 for 2012
CRASH - Life to Live (Post Present Medium)
RAH - Give Up (Climbin' Aboard)
DIRECT APPROACH - What did we do? (Self-Released)
EAT A BRICK - Rotten teeth (Disinfect)
CONFINES - Mediocrity Rules (Side two)
INFERNOH - Infernoh (Dtaht Rapunk)
SQUARE THE CIRCLE - Soap opera (Crew for Life)
SEA OF SHIT - Episodes (Disease Audio)
BORN WRONG - Burn a Debt (Self-Released)
WEBCAM TEENS - Self Destruct (Self-Released)
TV FREAKS - Freelancer (Schizophrenic)
KREMLIN - Esprit de Corps (Self-Released)
WATER TORTURE - Synthetc Waste (Disease Audio)
ZYANOSE - Pride (Nose Noise)
KOSZMAR - Zycie W Grobie (Self-Released)
SCHOOL JERKS -Endless Mirrors (Grave Mistake / Bad Vibrations)
GOVERNMENT FLU - Walcz oSiebie (Yama Dori)

Stephe's favourite comps of 2012
PONX ATTACK - Ponx Vacation (Profane Existence)
THE BABOON SHOW - What it Takes (Turist I Tillvaron)
DHK - Y Si No Estas Preparadx? (Artcore)
MAYPOLE - Why Duck (Warsaw HC Punk Attack)
SNAKECHARMER - Corrosive Tension (Schizophrenic)
END OF ALL - Folkhemmet (Halvfabrikat)

Demo Feature
FLACCID - The Aether (Self-Released)
FLACCID - No Safe Word (Self-Released)
FLACCID - Flaccid (Self-Released)
FLACCID - Shallow Thought (Self-Released)
FLACCID - Trash (Self-Released)
FLACCID - Black Sun (Self-Released)
FLACCID - Untitled (Self-Released)

THE YOBS - Auld Lang Syne (Captain Oi!)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Radio - Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

This is the
MP3 sound file for Equalizing-X-Distort on Sunday December 23rd, 2012. The show starts out with a Christmas song by the Pointed Sticks and the rest of the show is Top 10s as a gift to the listeners. The best of re-issues, new Canadian punk and hardcore, and some demo releases specific to 2012.

POINTED STICKS - Power Pop Santa (La Ti Da)

IMPALERS demo - Turn Me Loose (Beach Impediment / No Way)
DREAM DATES - Surfer Joe (Ugly Pop)
THE RETROS - All Talk, No Action (BDR Records)
ABADDON - Wet za Wet (Warsaw Pact)
WARRIOR KIDS - Marseille Tombe (Katorga Works)
UNRULED - Time is Running Out (Schizophrenic)
THE GUNS - Locked Inside (Smog Veil)
URBAN WASTE - Ignorant (Even Worse / Way Back When)
FRONT LINE - Front Line (Beach Impediment Records)
DESPERAT - Demokrati? (Beach Impediment Records)

HOT NASTIES - Invasion of the tribbles (Ugly Pop)
ARSON - Coho! Coho? (Ugly Pop)
HARD ONS - Something about you (Citadel)
DREAM DATES - Tallahassee Lassie (Ugly Pop)
MASTERS APPRENTICES - Undecided (Ugly Pop)
GERMS - Lexicon devil (Real gone)
VELVET UNDERGROUND - European Son (Polydor)
AVENGERS - the American in me (4 Men with beards)
JAWBREAKER - Chesterfield king (Blackball)
HICKEY - Everyone is a Whore (1-2-3-4 Go)

HERD OF WASTERS - Turbo (Self-Released)
THE FORUM - Trading an empty bottle for a grave (Harsh Crust)
ILEGAL - Inutil (Lengua Armada)
WEAK LINK - Can't let it go (Self-Released)
NAPALM RAID - To Serve and Arrest (Rust and Machine)
TV FREAKS - Street Rat (Schizophrenic)
PICK YOUR SIDE - Dark Future (a389)
SCHOOL JERKS - On Every Corner (Bad Vibrations / Grave Mistake)
HASSLER ep - Innocent (Schizophrenic)
KREMLIN - Anti-Septic (Hardware)

SECRET PROSTITUTES - Gimme Money (Self-Released)
F.I.S.T. - Be Yourself (Self-Released)
MINEFIELD - (Self-Released)
PRIMITIVE RITES - the Kids (Self-Released)
ASSUMPTIONS - Control (Self-Released)
NATION ON FIRE - No god or man (Self-Released)
SYSTEMATIK - Your Disease (Self-Released)
COPS - Angel (Self-Released)
IRON REAGAN - Running out of time (Self-Released)
CONVERGE - Sparrows fall (Self-Released)
THRASHERS - Kaaos (Self-Released)
NO STATIK - Pompus words and pictures of King (Self-Released)
CONTRAST ATTITUDE - Resistance after the gig (MCR Co)
BURNING LOVE - Karla (High Anxiety)
BRAZEN HELL - Disinterest (Self-Released)

KOSZMAR - Zgnilizna I Rozpad (Self-Released)
TOTAL WAR - They Lead We Follow (Self-Released)
REPLICA - You Can't Stop The Weather (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Ripped off (Self-Released)
AUTUUS - Apaattinen Runkkari (Self-Released)
TRUNCHEONS - Blow It All To Hell (Self-Released)

WORD ON THE STREET - H.R.M. Mayhem (Self-Released)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Radio - Sunday, December 16th, 2012

If you have Flash you can use the player above. Otherwise to listen to last night's show you can right click and save as the MPs file from here.

THE GROGGIES - Pull the Trigger (CIUT)

SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS - All to myself (Hosehead)
BARRERACUDAS - Don't get me wrong (Douchemaster)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Too Drunk to fuck (Alternative Tentacles)
B GIRLS - B Side (Bomp)
CHORDS - This is what they want (Polydor)

PRISON SHAKE - Ron kinda world (Estrus)
NO BUNNY - Your mouth (Douche master0
MR. T EXPERIENCE - So Long Sucker (Lookout)
NEW TOWN ANIMALS - Baby you're the reason (Zaxxon Virile)
NEW BOMB TURKS - Polyester thinking cap (Empty)

THE INSTIGATION - Misery Guts (Self-Released)
KIELTOLAKI - Misantropia (Moo Cow)
DEBT'D - Out of Luck (Self-Released)
HASSLER - Enlightened (Schizophrenic)
PROTESTANT - Salad Days (Chaos Rurale)

DETONATORS - Day to Day (Emergency Broadcast Systems Records)
ARCHERS OF LOAF - Bathroom (Alias)
THE GIRLS - Lord Avcah (Hozac)
SWARVES - Detention Girl (Sub Pop)
DAMNED - Smash it up (Bg Beat)

Studio 3 session
The Groggies, from Barrie / Orillia, recorded a session this past Tuesday which had a song called "Pull the Trigger" foretelling the incident that happened in New Town, Connecticut. Don't read more into the song other then punk bands seem to know more about the crummier side of life.

THE GROGGIES - Be Young, Have Fun, Bend Over (CIUT)
THE GROGGIES - Handful of Nails (CIUT)
THE GROGGIES - Where are we now (CIUT)
THE GROGGIES - By the Black (CIUT)
THE GROGGIES - Controlling Interest (CIUT)

Demo Feature
The Kidz were a punk band around between 1979 ad 1980 in the Campbelford / Peterborough area. They would play a few shows in the area mostly at a place called the Playpen. Sabastion Bach from Skid Row was from Peterborough and would go to shows there. The Kidz could probably be considered the first punk band from the area writing originals. This is a basement recording re-created last year by Joel Wasson and the guitar player re-creating it. So although this doesn't represent an original recording it gives us an idea of the punk material from the time. This is the band that would develop into Creative Zero.

KIDZ - UK Thump (Self-Released)
KIDZ - Teenage Madonna (Self-Released)
KIDZ - Dying Emotions (Self-Released)
KIDZ - From Now On (Self-Released)
KIDZ - Social Group (Self-Released)
KIDZ - Highschool Girls (Self-Released)
KIDZ - No Time to Lose (Self-Released)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CBC interviews Kathlen Hanna

Jian Ghomesi of Q interviews Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer of Bikini Kill reflecting back on those tthe inspiration that inspired the riot grrrl scene. Kathleen shares how trying the times were, why she started a band, and that the first ep is about to be re-released.

The Groggies studio 3 session

I rode down to the studio. It was a cold night.

As I get to Tower Road I notice a truck with some gear in it. That must be the Groggies truck. I see the Shular brothers putting some money in a parking meter and I warn them not to. This is something I would regret in only a few minutes. We took some gear upstairs and picked up a trolley so we can wheel up the bigger gear. As we come back downstairs there is a campus police ticketing their car. Eric tried to reason with the guy but he had his standard set of answers which just infuriated all of us even more. This university is nothing but a business. It astounds me with how greedy they are for revenue. This university has a poor way of treating out of town guests.

2. Controlling Interest
3. Retort
4. Into Hell
5. Be Young,Have Fun, Bend Over (Phallocracy)
6. Mechanic
7. Handfulof Nails
8. Excuse
9. Pull theTrigger
10. Loser
11. Nameless
12. Whereare we now
14. EXD ID

Glenn’s beard has been trimmed since I last saw him at the Sons of Ishmael reunion. It still has a ZZ Top quality to it but not as bad as Tim Freeborn or Brian Taylor.  Glenn used to play bass in BSL back in the late 80's and in Phallocracy in the 90's.

Ian used to sing in a band called the Abrasers. Ian stands very straight and looks disinterested but when prompted has a lot of well thought through opinions. He doesn’t show much by way of emotion. His voice is very throaty and reminds me of early BLITZ. This is odd because when I listened to recorded material his vocals reminded me of the CIRCLE JERKS. Then they played a song called “Loser” and there is a spoken word part that reminded me of Mike Muir when he sings “Institutionalized”.

Keith was wearing a sweet Iron Maiden shirt. Eric is his brother and plays drums that start “Controlling Interest” sound like rapid machine gun fire.

This session was recorded and mastered by Jon Hawkes. Aldo Edric videotaped the band for Punks and Rockers. Here is a clip.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Radio - Sunday December 9th, 2012

Ivan Roberts-Davies guest hosted the show. He brought in quite a lot of great new material that I have been looking forward to hearing like Flipshit and Deformity and mixed them up with some classics like Big Boys and Red Kross. There was some new mexican releases like Morbo and Rayos X.

THE STATICS - the Story (Ugly Pop / Squelchtone)

THE CHIEFS - Knocked Out (Dr. Strange)
MORBO - Que Soddo no Serie Original (Cintas pepe)
VAURIO - Jaahyvaiset Mailmalle (Propoganda)
SICK THINGS - Sleeping with the dead (Chaos)
BIG BOYS - Assault (Gern Blandsten)
RED KROSS - Everyday there's someone new (Bootleg)

THE NARCS - R.O.T. Blood (Cowabunga)
FLIPSHIT - Watch your mom (Reel Time)
DEFORMITY - Drench (Always Restrictions)
HARHAA - Exploit to the Fullest (Self-Released)
INSERVICIBLES - El Miedo te Dessparra (SPHC)
RATAS DEL VATICANO - Botrachalias Vagabundo (Cintas pepe)
FRUMPIES - Tommy Slitch
RAYOS X - Auxilio (Mata-la-Musica)
PAINTED SHIP - Frustration (BFD)

The Statics were a punk band that started up in the summer of 1979. They were from Port Credit and played a place called the New Port Hotel. In 2001 Squelchtone and Ugly Pop teamed up to release a single of long forgotten recordings. Over the past few months, the drummer Ross Johnson has been in touch with us and Dean Stilles of the band and the agreed to do an interview. This was recorded a couple of weeks back for tonight's program. Most of the songs have been recovered from original recordings spanning 1979 through to 1981.

THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Bomb the Boats (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Holiday in the Sun (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Little Boxes (Live at the New Port Hotel)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE RENTS - Rebel Like Me (Unreleased)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Bonerack (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Rebel Like Me (Ugly Pop / Squelchtone)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Mr. Bill (Ugly Pop / Squelchtone)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Governmental Boredom (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Nazi Storm Trooper (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Suzie Can`t Dance (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Mephastofolous (Live)
THE STATICS - Interview (CIUT)
THE STATICS - Something Else (Live)

The demo feature is Concrete Asylum from Halifax and their demo "City Sick" which you can get from bandcamp. The band features a member from Word on the Street, but Concrete Asylum take influences from the noisey speed merchants of the Mid-80's UK scene in bands like Ripcord or the Electro Hippies. This is great stuff.

CONCRETE ASYLUM - Parasites (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Lost in the Crisis (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Thought War (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Ripped Off (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Concrete Asylum (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Always gotta hassle me (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - You're spit to me (Self-Released)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Valley Boys demo

The VALLEY BOYS are a new local hardcore band inspired by KBD punk, oi, garage punk, the ANGRY SAMOANS, rock n roll, old American hardcore and old punk.  The band is made up of Jimmy Vapid (the VAPIDS) and Jon (BRUTAL KNIGHTS) fame. Jon grew up with the drummer Kalle who is from Cornwall. And the missing link is Matt Hitch who is on guitar and vocals and used to be in the SCHOOL JERKS. The band has just learned that Cut the cord that...
Records (, out of Munster Germany,  will be releasing the demo as a 12”. Cut the Cord that...  has released material by NEON PISS, FOREIGN OBJECTS, and VACCINE among others so the VALLEY BOYS are in good company. Look out for P-Trash doing a 7” after that. You can download the demo at (e-mail -

Radio - Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Sid's Kids are a new punk band from Toronto made up from Cleave Anderson of the Screwed, and Marcel LaFleur and John Sutton of Arson. They have been playing this punk / new wave night at the Painted Lady and galvanizing members of the early Toronto punk scene in the process through their fun theme nights. We got a chance to speak and record the group with some of their collaborators. This group included Zero from Zro4, Mickey Skin from the Curse, Fergus Hambledon of the Basics and a Passing Fancy, Barrie Farrel of the Existers, and Chris Haight of Zoom and the Viletones.

We also played No Mistake in our demo feature. No Mistake are a new hardcore band from San Jose featuroing Mikey Bullshit of Go! on guitar and some other members of In Disgust and Permanent Ruin. There is a great review in the demo section November's issue of MRR with complete contact information or you can check out the bandcamp download at

Have a listen to the show.

SID'S KIDS - Born to Kill (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with ZERO - Poor Poor Girl (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Mickey Skin - Shoeshine Boy (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Chris Haight - Sweet Desperation (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Chris Haight - Does She Jump (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Fergus Hambledon - I'm Losing Tonight (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Fergus Hambledon - I Can't Help (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS with Barrie Farrell - Never Think Big (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Interview
SID'S KIDS - (This) Perfect Day (CIUT)

DEATH CRISIS - Can`t Die Young
HASSLER - Asphyxiate (Schizophrenic)
ABADDON - Koniec Swiata (Warsaw Pact)
THE DAGGER DAYS - Raygun (P Trash)
KNOTS - Heartbreaker (Last Laugh)
THE SUICIDE DATES - Heart Attack Rhythm (CIUT)

Demo Feature
NO MISTAKE - Rich`s song (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Crossed Words (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - We stole HawaiƬ (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Respect (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Expiration Date (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Boiling Point (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - We Are Enemies (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Unlucky You (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - FBLA (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Whatever I Do (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - What a Bargain! (Self-Released)
NO MISTAKE - Running (Self-Released)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Flyer - Saturday, December 1st, 2012

MRR Review - White Wires "Crazy/I Need Your Love"

This Ottawa area powerpop band gets reviewed in the December 2012 issue (#355) of MRR.

MRR Review - Vilipend "Inamorata" LP

This hardcore band gets reviewed in the December 2012 issue (#355) of MRR. This was re-released by A389 Recordings.

MRR Review - School Jerks LP

The School Jerks are a punk band from Toronto. This is their first full length and it is co-released on their own label, Bad Vibrations, and on Grave Mistake Records. This was reviewed in the December 2012 (#355) issue of MRR.

MRR Review - No Problem "Living in the Void" ep

This hardcore band from Edmonton gets reviewed in the December 2012 issue (#355) of MRR.

MRR Review - Ilegal "El aire libre fuera de los dientes del monstro tirano y canibal" LP

This Spanish speaking band from releases a full length which gets reviewed in the December 2012 issue (#355) of MRR.

MRR Review - Bent Wind "Sacred Cows / Castles made of Man" ep

This garage era band gets reviewed in the December 2012 issue (#355) of MRR. This was re-released by Ugly Pop vinyl.