Friday, May 31, 2013

Flyer - Friday, May 31st, 2013 - Saturday June 8th, 2013

Flyer - Friday, May 31st, 2013


Top 10 - May 2013

  1. HARD SKIN “On the Balls / Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear” CD (JT Classics)
  2. HASSLER “Amorality” ep (Beach Impediment)
  3. PURITY CONTROL “Adjusting:” ep (Self-Released)
  4. AVON LADIES “Combat Sharman” ep (Fashionable Idiots)
  5. PRETTY LITTLE FLOWERS “Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter” 12” (Six Weeks)
  6. SABERTOOTH “Morning Breath” ep (Debt Offensive)
  7. CRACKS AND SCARS “Stick to your guns” LP (Steel Town)
  8. WEEKEND NACHOS “Watch you Suffer” ep (A389)
  9. GEHENNA “Covet thy Crown” ep (A389)
  10. KICKS “The Secret / The Return of Action Men” ep (540)

* JT CLASSICS – P.O. Box 357 / London, SE 19, England /
* BEACH IMPEDIMENT RECORDS – P.O. Box 8335 / Virginia Beach, VA / 23450 / USA /
* DEBT OFFENSIVE – 524 Markerville Road, NE / Calgary, AB / T2E 5X2 / Canada /
* A389 REORDS – P.O. Box 12058 / Baltimore, MD / 21281 / USA /
* 540 –

Flyer - Friday, May 31st, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Radio - Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Proxy were in town all weekend. We got to speak with them yesterday and so tonight's show is based around our interview and the bands that came up. Even the demo feature is based on a band that Proxy highly recommended, Thee Nodes. You can hear the show using the player or you can download the MP3 file.

FUGAZI - Repeater (Dischord)

PROXY - Police Car Goin' Home (Self-Released)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Lawless (Self-Released)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Shackled to a Corpse (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
INFA RIOT - Emergency (Captain Oi)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
SUBHUMANS - Firing Squad (Friends)
SUBHUMANS - Behind my smile (Alternative Tentacles)
SEX PISTOLS - Pretty Vacant (Virgin)
CHELSEA - Years Away (Captain Oi)
DOA -Taking care of business (Sudden Death)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Pox (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Skeleton's Eyes (Self-Released)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Instrumental (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Nuremburg Nightmare (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Land of Guns (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Insane (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Johnny's got his badge (Imminent Destruction/Inflammable Material)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
KREMLIN - No Hope for you (Bad Vibrations / Hardware / Beach Impediment)
PROXY - Interview (CIUT)
PROXY - Free Radicals (Self-Released)

ASILE - Systeme Violent (Rust and Machine)
S.H.I.T. - Feeding Time (Self-Released)
VALLEY BOYS - Feeding Time (Cut the Cord)
TV FREAKS - Only Child (Schizophrenic)
SCHOOL JERKS - Endless Mirrors (Bad Vibrations / Grave Mistake)

Thee Nodes demo can be downloaded at their bandcamp page.
THEE NODES - Future car (Self-Released)
THEE NODES - We are thee Nodes (Self-Released)
THEE NODES - Shut Up (Self-Released)
THEE NODES - My Mask (Self-Released)
THEE NODES - Living like a Corpse (Self-Released)
THEE NODES - Screen Addiction (Self-Released)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Radio - Sunday, May 19th, 2013

This is Equalizing-X-Distort the day before the Victoria Day holiday. Sadly no Queen or monarchy related sets. But you can hear the show using the player above or download an MP3 file of the show.

BAD BRAINS - Come Down (Megaforce)

HARD SKIN - That's Bollocks Mate (JT Classics)
NAPALM HEARTS - All this and more (Helta Skelta)
DEAD BOYS - Ain't Nothing to do (Sire)
B GIRLS - Angel Doesn't Shoot a Gun (Other Peoples Music)
X-RAY SPEX - I am a cliche (EMI)
THE BAYONETTES - Guilty Pleasure (Self-Released)

There are a number of great bands playing Toronto in the next little while and here are a few.
THE STRANGLERS - London Lady (United Artists)
THE ADOLESCENTS - Losing Battle (Weird System)
GENETIC CONTROL - the Vigilante (Unreleased)
THE NEW ENEMY - The Culling Season (Self-Released)
INTEGRITY - Hollow (Victory)
STAB - Stab Nation Rising (Self-Released)

AVON LADIES - Hy-Brasil (Distort / Fashionable Idiots)
PORKERIA - Perdidos (Disco Adelante)
RIFLE DIET - The Affected (Profane Existence)
NO STATIK - No Hospice (Prank)

RF7 - Fortunate Son (Smoke 7)
THE PATRIOTS - Cavity (Mystic)
THE LEWD - Suburban Prodigy (ICI Sanoblast)
NECROS - Bad Dream (Touch 'n Go)
NEW BRIGADE - Lost Cause (Self-Released)
THE OUTPATIENTS - G.D.D. (Toxic Shock)
WURM - I'm Dead (SST)
SUPER HEROINES - Embalmed Love
MIDDLE CLASS - Insurgence (Velvetone)

PROFAN RELIK - Enasm Kvar (Self-Released)
THE KNOTS - Action (Ideal)
ROSES ARE RED - I Can't Understand (Posthumous Petal)
THE ADVERTS - One Chord Wonders (Bitter fruit)
THE JAM - In the city (Polydor)
ZOUNDS - Can't Cheat Karma (CRASS)

The demo feature is a new band from Montreal featuring members of TRUNCHEONS and INEPSY. The vocals have that Lemmy feel to them but the guitar work reminds me of the ringing guitar work found in INFA RIOT and UNRULED. This demo was recorded last summer and you can download it at
PROXY - Police Car Goin Home (Self-Released)
PROXY - Lawless (Self-Released)
PROXY - Pox (Self-Released)
PROXY - Shackled to a Corpse (Self-Released)
PROXY - Skeleton's Eyes (Self-Released)
PROXY - Wasted Days (Self-Released)
PROXY - Finish Last (Self-Released)
PROXY - Where do we go (Self-Released)
PROXY - Downtown Drunk Tank (Self-Released)
PROXY - Outro (Self-Released)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Radio - Sunday, May 12th, 2013

The show starts out with a Justn Ludwig interview. Justin just released a feature length film on evangelist hardcore called "Christ Core". Justin was in Toronto last Saturday and we spoke to hm before his first screening where he was here in town doing a series of Q & As on his film. I was a little excited to talk to him about his film and wound up cutting him off a little to many times, but he was a good sport about trying to answer my recollections about his film. He is a super nice guy and you can read more about his film on Facebook. You can also download the show as an MP3 file.

KLEINS 96 - Eucharist (Rebel Time)
DRI - No Religion (Death)
MINOR THREAT - Filler (Dischord)
R.A.M.B.O. - No Circle Pits in Heaven (625 Thrash)
LIMP WRIST - This ain't no cross on my hand (Cheap Art / Lengua Armada)

RAD - Geekonimics / Sacramento is Rad / Corporate Drugs (SAC)
IN DEFENCE - Into the Sewer (Profane Existence)
QUATTRO STAGIONI - Hoffi Plus 3 (Regurgitated Semen Records)
WEEKEND NACHOS - Dubviolence (Deep Six)
DESPISE YOU - Cesar Chevaz (Pessimiser / Theologian)
WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE - Sentimental Homicide (Regurgitated Semen Records)
BGK - White Male Dumbinance (Vogelspin)
JUGGLING JUGULARS - Training for Decay (Kamaset Levyt)
ROYAL RED BRIGADE - A-Love Radio (Self-Released)

I was listening to "Democracy Now" on Saturday and they did a feature on the MOVE bombing that took place on Mother's Day in 1985. I was looking for songs based around the interview with Ramona Africa and the other interviews with Angela Davis and Mumia Abu-Jamal. The first song was a specch by Angela Davis at Convocation Hall the night the first Gulf War was launched. I wish I had Anti-Flag's "Mumia's Song" and I mis cued the Propagandhi song which used a COINTELPRO reference. But Aus Rotten's song is an understatement of Ramona Africa's assessment which was a campaign of extermination.

ONE BLOOD - Make the Links (Gern Blandsten)
PROPAGANDHI - Ordinary people do fucked up things when fucked up things become ordinary (G7 Welcoming Committee)
NAPALM HEARTS - Guilty by Association (Helta Skelta)
CRISIS OF FAITH - Land of the Free (Ragamuffin Soldier)
TOTAL CHAOS - Political Repression (Voltage)
THE SKUDS - Overstating the Obvious (Vex)
AUS ROTTEN - Capital Punishment (Rotten Propaganda)
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH - Terminated with Extreme Prejudice (Hardcore Holocaust)

JIMMY VAPID - Square Head - Round Hole / Something is wrong with you (Surfin' Ki)
TV FREAKS - Upper Hand (Schizophrenic)
RHUBARBS - Mountain (Wasted Wax)

In keeping with the Chris-Core feature the demo feature is Messiahlator from Edmonton. You can also download the "Brain Killer" demo from their bandcamp site. I had a power violence set to go with the demo feature but I ran out of time.

MESSIAHLATOR - Righteous Man (Self-Released)
MESSIAHLATOR - Canada Dry (Self-Released)
MESSIAHLATOR - Ride the Plague (Self-Released)
MESSIAHLATOR - Who won't wear the ribbon (Self-Released)
MESSIAHLATOR - Sky Burial (Self-Released)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Flyer - Monday, May 6th, 2013

Radio - Sunday May 5th, 2013

As mentioned in the introduction to the broadcast, this session was a long time in the planning stages. The original date was to coincide with reading week (Tuesday February 19th). For some reason we were not able to access the recording equipment that night, but we were able to do the first half of this interview, which was just under an hour. We covered the band's first three recordings, influences some of which we hear in their covers of Stars and Stripes and CCR and others that they talk about in the song "My Toronto", which is supposed to be an adoption of the F.U.'s "My America", except as applied to Etobicoke. If you want to download the songs individually go to the post on the Wastoid's Studio 3 session. Otherwise you can download the entire show as an MP3 file or use the player above.

WASTOIDS - Moon People (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - We are (the Wastoids Crew) (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Hoop Dreams (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Fuck you I'm here to Party (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - My Toronto (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Shaved for Battle (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - I'm a Prick (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Brown Sugar, Brown Liquor (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Fortunate Son (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Interview (CIUT)

The second half of the interview was recorded last Tuesday. The band had some new developments like the announcement of an ep on Deranged. They also have a show cming up with the Vaginers. And they have a new recording out called "Mixed Tape", which gets played at the end of the second half of this interview. You can download the new recording at the Wastoid's bandcamp page.

WASTOIDS - Interview, Part 2 (CIUT)
WASTOIDS - Fuck '82 (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - Today your love, Tomorrow the World (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - Too weak for punk (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - Wasted Crew (Part 2) (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - Outcast (Self-Released)

Dead Seeds are tonight's demo feature and they are from Oakland. The band feature Bill who used to put on shows in Waterloo and did some great artwork for my last band Countdown to Oblivion. You can find this demo at Dead Seeds bandcamp page. We were able to fit in three of the four songs on the demo.

DEAD SEEDS - Effigy (Self-Released)
DEAD SEEDS - Distance (Self-Released)
DEAD SEEDS - Teeth like Tombstones (Self-Released)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Flyer - Saturday, May 4th - Thursday, May 9th, 2013

SATURDAY MAY 4th @ Royal Cinema
7pm - with director Justin Ludwig
9:30pm - with director Justin Ludwig

SUNDAY MAY 5th @ Royal Cinema
4:30pm - with director Justin Ludwig
9:30pm - with director Justin Ludwig

TUESDAY MAY 7th @ Royal Cinema, 7pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 8th @ Royal Cinema, 7pm

THURSDAY MAY 9TH @ Royal Cinema, 9:15pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MRR Review - Violent Future "Street Prowler" ep

This is the new recording by Violent Future. Local label, Slasher Records, released this single. MRR reviews it for the May 2013 issue (#360).

MRR Review - Sabertooth "Mourning Breath" ep

Sabertooth are from Alberta. Debt Offensive just released a No Problem ep. Here is MRR's review in the latest issue (#360).

MRR Review - Purity Control "Adjusting" ep

MRR reviews the newest Purity Control ep which is self-released.

MRR Review - Pointed Sticks "What do you want me to do / Somebody`s Mom" ep

Ugly Pop re-releases this Pointed Sticks single. MRR reviewed it in the May 2013 issue (#360).

MRR Review - Left for Dead "Devoid of Everything" CD

The recent discography of Left for Dead's material has come out on a389 Records. What is different about this release it is on vinyl. This is a review found in May's issue of MRR (#360).

MRR Review - Despite Everything / Unfun split ep

As the review reads, Unfun are from Vancouver and put out this split with Despite Everything. The review appeared in May's issue of MRR (#360). 

MRR Review - The Bureaucrats "Feel the Pain / Grow Up Age" ep

Here is a review of the latest batch of re-releases on Ugly Pop. Sam Sutherland told me on our show that the Bureaucrats are his favourite band of the first wave groups out of Canada. This band was from Ottawa. You can read this interview in the May 2013 issue of MRR (#360).

MRR Review - Bricks demo

MRR Review - Think Twice demo

Think Twice gets reviewed in the latest issue of MRR.

MRR Review - Negative Circles demo

Negative Circles, from Dartmouth, get reviewed in the May 2013 issue of MRR.

MRR Review - Mean Streets demo

The straight edge band from Dartmouth gets their demo reviewed in the May issue of MRR.

MRR Review - Life Chain demo

Halifax's Life Chain, not to be confused with the band from Texas who have a flexi out, gets reviewed in May 2013's issue of MRR.

Proxy interview in MRR

Phil O'Grady interviews Proxy for MRR. Proxy are a hardcore band from Montreal and Jon from Hassler was recommended that we try and get them into Studio 3. Martin Sorrondeguy and Benoit Pepin took the photos for this interview. You can preview the interview here, but you really should pick up issue #360 of MRR (May 2013 issue) at MRR.

MRR Review - Hassler "Amorality" ep

This is Hassler's second ep and it is just as great as the first. Beach Impediment released this one. This was reviewed in the May issue of MRR (#360).

Flyer - Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Top 10 - April 2013

1. GAS RAG demo  (Self-Released)
2. HERATYS “Naen Punaista” ep (La Familia)
3. CHANNEL 3 “Land of the Free/Make it Home” ep (Hostage)
4. RAPTUROUS GRIEF “Juez Corrupto” ep (Self-Released)
5. CRYSTAL MESS “Unholy Neckbreaker” CD (Self-Released)
6. CAREERS IN SCIENCE “Foreverwerewolf” CD (Self-Released)
7. DAS KAPITAL “Ghost Bikes Ride” LP  (Johanns Face)
8. THE SHORTS “Hang ‘em, Flog ‘em” ep  (Suspect Device)
9. FLACCID demo (Self-Released)
10. SPY DEVICE “Miniaturized” LP  ()

* GAS RAG – 3053 s. Keeley Street, Apt. #2 / Chicago, IL / 60608 / USA
* LA FAMILIA RELEASES – P.O. Box 105824 / 28058 Bremen / Germany /
* HOSTAGE – P.O. Box 5401 / Huntington Beach, CA / 92615 / USA /
* CHRYSTAL MESS – c/o Colin Payne - 3004 Hiddenranch Way NW / Calgary, AB / T3A 5X6 / Canada

Wastoids studio 3 session

This was our second attempt at recording the Wastoids. This sesion has been at least six months in the planning stages and after the last botched effort I was beginning to believe that it wasn't going to happen. Julian, is back from his schooling at the Omega house in Montreal and our first attempt was trying to squeeze somethng in on reading week where we were able to get an interview together. This session saw us record the following songs:

1. Wastoid Cru
2. My Toronto
3. M.C.A.B.
4. Hoop Dreams
5. Moon People
6. Fortunate Son (Credence Clearwater Revival)
7. Fuck You, Give me a Beer, I'm here to Party
8. Red Meat
9. I'm a Prick
10. Brown Sugar, Brown Liquor
11. Shaved for Battle (Stars and Stripes)
12. Fuck '82

14. CIUT Ode to Dad Rock ID
15. EXD ID
16. Interview, part 1 - This was recorded on Tuesday February 19th when we couldn;t record the original studio 3 session

17. Interview, part 2 - This was recorded on Tuesday April 30th where we caught up on their new recording, their record coming out on Deranged and the show they have coming up with Australia's Vaginers.

To give you some background on the Wastoids, they are essentially from Etobicoke. Matt and Campbell play in Direct Approach. Conor played in Snakepit and plays currently in Spearhead. Wastoids is Julian's only band and he is very enthusiastic which comes across in the interview. The band has told me that the have re thought doing the Screwdriver cover which is great news. They did perform a cover of Choke's oi band Stars and Stripes and they also did an ode to "dad rock" doing a great version of CCR. I think they improved it. You can hear other recorded material at Wastoid's bandcamp site.

And you can see a medley of songs put together by Aldo Erdic of Punks and Rockers below.