Saturday, August 31, 2013

Top 10 - August 2013

Top 10 - August 2013
1. NIGHTFALL "Fear" LP (Shogun)
2. IRON LUNG "White Glove Test" Dbl LP(Prank)
4. DISSENSION "Damascus / Population Control"
5. STRONG AS TEN ep (Shogun)
6. BILL BONDSMEN "Peasant Under Glass / Dead" (Self-Released)
7. BIG EYES "Almost Famous" LP (Grave Mistake)
8. AMOUR "Live in Now" CD (MCR Company)
9. METHODIST CENTRE "Thumb in Bum and Mind in Neutral" ep

* SHOGUN RECORDINGS – 3 rue du Lavoir / 51140 Bouvancourt / France /
* PRANK – P.O. Box 410892 / San Francisco, CA / 94141-0892 /
* ACOUSMA – Calvin Monaghan – 47 Trafalgar Street / Charlottetown, PEI / C1A 3Z4 / Canada /
* BAD IDEA MUSIC – P.O. Box 6052 / Huntington Beach, CA / 92615 / USA /
* GRAVE MISTAKE – P.O. Box 12482 / Richmond, VA / 23241 / USA /
* MCR COMPANY – 157 Kamiagu / Maizuru Kyoto, 624-0913 / Japan /

Friday, August 30, 2013


FRIDAY AUGUST 30th @ Hard Luck Bar, $10
1:10 - ???? Submachine (Pittsburg)
12:30- 1:00 Gag Order ( Brantford)
11:50 -12:20 The Line Drawn (Windsor)
11:10- 11:40 Raid (Windsor)
10:30-11:00 Bumpin’ Tacos (Peterborough)
9:50 - 10:20 Outbred Inlaws (Toronto)
9:10 - 9:40 Make No Gains (Toronto)
8:30 - 9:00 LIPP (Toronto)
SATURDAY AUGUST 31st @ Hard Luck Bar, $10
1:20- ???? Bishops Green ( Vancouver)
12: 40 -1:10 Hold a Grudge (Montreal)
12:00-12:30 Out of Order (Montreal)
11:20 -11:50 Brutal Youth (Toronto)
10:40 -11:10 At What Cost (Toronto)
10:00-10:30 Overpower (Montreal /Toronto)
9:20 - 9:50 The Guzzlers (Toronto)
8:40 - 9:10 Shot Callers (Montreal)

8:00- 8:30 Goat face Killa (Toronto)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Radio - Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Daragh Hayes guest hosted tonight's show with sets from around the world. There was a specific emphasis on bands from Japan. The show started out with bands that sing in Spanish. We had an international set with bands from Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, and China. And there was a set of new demos that had some connection to our local scene. You can hear using the player above or download the show as an MP3 file. Here is the playlist...

DESPERAT - Demokrati? (Beach Impediment Records)

Spanish-speaking bands
CRIATURAS – Espiritu De Libertad (Hardware Records)
GENERACION SUICIDA - Recuerdos (Kill for Christ tapes)
SUDOR - Hardcore Es Punk Radical (Todo Destruido Records)
TERCER MUNDO - Puto Dinero (Cintas Pepe Records)
TROPIEZO - Se milla esteril (la misma historia) (Punks Before Profits Records)
INSOMNIO - Insomnio (No Way Records)
MARIA T-TA Y EL EMPUJON BRUTAL - No Te Hagas Paltas (Sin Temores Records)

International Bands
SI DOU LE - Motor Youth (Depraved & Devilish Records)
NO NAME NATION - Auntie Jane (Tian An Men 89 Records)
DIR YASSIN - Last Impression (Tofu Guerrilla Records)
SOUND OF RUBY - E.D.B.T.Z. (Tian An Men 89 Records)

Japanese Bands
FRAMTID - Ashes to Ashes (Crust War / La Vida Es Un Mus / Black Water records)
ACUTE - M-Siren (SMRT Records)
AKUTARE - Kagayaki (No Master Records)
LIFE - Violence, Peace, and Peace Research (Punk Bastard Records)
SUPER FRISKY - No (Burai-Core Records)
EIEFITS - Flash Back (Mangrove Label)

Japanese Bands, Part 2
(WAR PAINTED) CITY INDIAN - One Way Eager (AA Records / Time Bomb Records)
TETSU ARREY - ??????????????? 7” (HG Fact Records)
YOSHIHIRO HIRAOKA & HUMAN ARTS - ??????? (Slice Records)
VEKTOR - City Slicker (Freedom Fighter Records)
ELEKIDZ - Anaekaasfa (HG Fact)
SLOW MOTIONS - Operation Anagram (540 Records / HG Fact)

Tapes and Skins
COMRADRE omradre - Cold Rain (Stay Punk Tapes)
THIS MESS - What Type (Self-Released)
STREET EATERS - Dead Parts (Stay Punk Tapes)
COOL TO SNOG - Satisfaction Week (Only Death is Fatal zine & tape)
HIRED GOONS - Lost Cause (Self-Released)
STRAIGHT TRUTH - Glow in the Dark (Self-Released)
SEMPER EADEM - Righteous Violence (Nobody Cult Tapes)

Japanese Bands, Part 3
CONTRAST ATTITUDE - No Line (Insane Society Records)
STRANGE FACTORY - Town of Death (Hardcore Survives)
THINK AGAIN – Track 5 (Break the Records)
SHINDAHOGAMASHI - Kurayami No Zanzou (Silhouette of darkness)
SNOT - Daily Life (Office Drunk Radio Records)
PROLETARIART - Mad company. Murder! Fuck! Toyota Mortor! (Bluured Records)
AMALA - Ai (Larva Records)
DROPEND - Dagen Efter Massakern (D-Takt & R├ąpunk Records / Rawmantic Disasters)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flyer - Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Flyer - Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Once BFG finishes in the East Coast the band wil flip to the Dayglos and they will make their way west. Tour dates include:

- Friday August 23rd @ Michaels Bar and Grill (Halifax)
- Saturday August 24th @ CBTG's (St. John's)
- Monday August 26th @ Capital Complex (Fredericton)
- Tuesday August 27th @ The Caveau (Halifax)
- Wednesday August 28th @ Le Trash (Ste Hyacinthe)
- Thursday August 29th @ TBA (Ottawa)
- Friday August 30th @ Emerging Music Festival (Rouyn) 
- Saturday August 31st @ cafe Chaos (Montreal)
- Sunday September 1st @ Ragefest (Mont Laurier)
- Monday September 2nd @ Red Dog (Peterborough)
- Tuesday September 3rd @ Chainsaw (Kitchener)
- Wednesday September 4th @ DIY Arts Collective (Barrie)
- Thursday September 5th @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton)
- Friday September 6th @ Attria (Oshawa)
- Saturday September 7th @ Rock Pile (Toronto)
- Sunday September 8th @ ANAF (Guelph)
- Monday Setember 9th @ The Rosie (Sault Se. Marie)
- Tuesday September 10th @ Black Pirate (Thunder Bay)
- Thursday September 12th @ Zoo (Winnipeg)
- Friday September 13th @ Regina
- Saturday September 14th @ Vern's (Calgary)
- Sunday September 15th @ Legion (Medicine Hat)
- Monday September 16th @ Moose Hall (Lethbridge)
- Tuesday September 17th @ The Vat (Red Deer)
- Wednesday September 18th @ Funky Winkerbeans (Vancouver)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Smooth Brain studio 3 session

Smooth Brain are a new band from Cleveland with a more garage influence to their sound. The band has just released their second ep called “One of Them” so much of that was recorded in this session, but it was a year ago in August when their first ep came out which was called “Fleas”. Both eps can be downloaded from the band’s bandcamp (‎) page.

This was the first out of town band to play in studio 3 since we have moved into the Tower Road studio and that has more to do with the limitations on the use of the studio. The old St. George house gave us the flexibility of 24 hour access. And this band warned me ahead of time that they were going to be running late which had me nervous the whole time. And with the construction going on Tower Road I paced back and forth trying to find the band for an hour. But finally they pulled in on Hoskins, I spotted the Ohio licence plate and knocked on the window to introduce myself. I hurried them along as we were already behind the gun on time. Fortunately, Jon Hawkes had set up mics and the space so we were ready to go.

The band knocked out a set of material which involved the following list of songs:

1. One of Them
2. Dum
3. The Freezer
4. Mean Chimp
5. Living Room Cop
6. When I’m With You
7. Pointing At Me / Freaker Party
8. Bone 2 Pick
9. Ramones cover
10. EXD ID

During the set I noticed that the band reminded me a lot of the Vapids. Then I realized that they shared a bass player lead singer format, but this is more coincidental. Nathan is also the band’s principle artist, and by that I mean, he draws a lot of the band’s artwork. He has a Robert Crumb influenced style and is responsible for both ep covers. But you can check out his artwork at Nathan’s brother, Jim plays guitar with their friend Mike. And the drummer is Kev who informed me that he used to play guitar in 9 Shocks Terror. That floored me. 9 Shocks is a band I love. The fact that he is playing a different instrument in this band is equally puzzling.

This session was videotaped by Aldo from Punks and Rockers. Below is an edit of some of the songs mentioned above.

We spoke about the band afterwards in an interview.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Radio - Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Ancient Heads are featured in tonight's show with an interview and a live studio 3 session recorded this past Tuesday. During the interview the band talked about their favourite straight edge bands so a set of some of their favorites followed the interview. We also featured a set of new releases by straight edge inspired bands. And to keep in the theme tonight's demo feature was a straight edge band from Sweden called Correction described in June's MRR as bare bones with hollow and hateful lyrics, which you can download at bandcamp. You can hear the show above or download the show as an MP3 file to listen on an I-Pod or some other MP3 listening device. We were rushed on tonight's show and didn't get to announce what we played at the end so here is the playlist.

ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for Another Way (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for Outrage (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro  for Waste of Life (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Waste of Life (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for Identity Shift (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Identity Shift (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for Take Control (CIUT)
SIDE BY SIDE - Time is Now (Revelation)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for For My Brothers (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - For My Brothers (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for No time for you (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - No time for you / Fight Back (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Intro for Old Dogs (CIUT)
ANCIENT HEADS - Old Dogs / Moving On (CIUT)

YOUTH OF TODAY - Standing Hard (Wishing Well)
CHAIN OF STRENGTH - True til Death (Revelation)
SSD - Get it Away (Taang)
TURNING POINT - Turn it Around (New Age)
JUDGE - Like You (Bootleg)
DEFEAT - All that's left undone (Regurgitated Semen)
INFEST - Days turn black (Draw Blank)
SPIKNYKTER - Kaatastrofen (Refuse)
CAGED ANIMAL - Intro / C.A. Crew (Warthogs Speak)
BLOOD RED - Who needs a jinx (Voice of a Generation)

Demo Feature
CORRECTION - Resist Stance (Flophouse Tapes)
CORRECTION - Shamed or Honoured (Flophouse Tapes)
CORRECTION - Condemned Evasion (Flophouse Tapes)
CORRECTION - Stop the Bleed (Flophouse Tapes)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tonight on the radio show

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Flyer - Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Flyer - Saturday August 10, 2013


Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ancient Heads Studio 3 session

I first heard about Ancient Heads when Demolition were in to record a session. Singer, Nathan Simpson, came in for the session and did some covers with

Demolition. Afterwards he told me about this well kept secret that took their name from a Beyond song. I was stunned that someone knew who Beyond was. At the time the band featured Matt La Forge on guitar and Jason O'Young on drums. I knew Jason from sessions with the Kill Decibel and Urban Blight, but his reputation proceeds him and he is a great guy to boot. Jason had already recorded a demo tape for the band called "Demo 2012, Volume 1" which is a three song recording of some old school sounding straight edge. Since then Emmett Morris from Demolition was recruited to play bass. After much tooing and froing with schedules and a prevously cancelled session this recording finally came together. The band was practised and Nate had even worked out introductions for each song. That was a first. Jon Hawkes recorded the session and the songs recorded include:

2. Old Dogs / Movng On
3. Intro for Another Way
4. Another Way
5. Intro for Outrage
6. Outrage
7. Intro / Waste of Life
8. Waste of Life
9. Intro for Identity Shift
10. Identity Shift
11. Intro for Take Control
12. Take Control
13. Intro for No time for you
14. No time for you / Fight Back
15. Intro for For My Brothers
16. For My Brothers
17. Hip Hop ID
18. One Take EXD ID
19. Another Way ID
20. Ancient Heads ID 4

Aldo from Punks and Rockers also captured the session in video format, which will be uploaded soon.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Flyer - Monday, August 5th, 2013

Radio - Sunday, August 4th, 2013

This week's show was a reaction to the execution of Sammy Yatim on the TTC at the hands of the police. We programmed a two hour show which explores the relationship between punks and cops. There are some classics like MDC's "I Remember", some covers like Government Flu's cover of the Necros "Police Brutality" and some new bands like Criminal Intent's "Crooked Cops". Here is a list of songs played on the show.

CRANKSHAFT - License to kill (Mystic)

AMERICA'S HARDCORE - Cops are Criminals (Mystic)
CONFLICT - The Arrest (Mortarhate)
MDC - I Remember (R Radical)
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH - Fire in the Rain (Fringe)
PICK YOUR SIDE - More Cops More Crime (a389)
S.V.D.B. - Your Friendly Local Police (Mystic)

RUINATION - Hero-Suspect (Deranged)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Obnoxious(elf-Released)
CRUCIFUCKS - Cops for Fertilizer (Alternative Tentacles)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Police Truck (Alternative Tentacles)
BORN AGAINST - Mount the Pavement (Vermiform)

DICKS - Hate the Police (Delta Pop)
POISON IDEA - The Badge (American Leather)
BLACK FLAG - Police Story (SST)
S.C.U.M. - So Much Hate (Psyche)
FINAL CONFLICT - Abolish Police (Pusmort)
CITIZENS ARREST - Serve and Protect (DeadAlive)

PARTISANS - Bastards in Blue (Captain Oi!)
4-SKINS - A.C.A.B. (Captain Oi!)
THE BUSINESS - Blind Justice (Captain Oi!)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Police Oppression (Captain Oi!)
COCKNEY REJECTS - Police Car (Captain Oi!)

WHITE FLAG - Shattered Badge (Mystic)
CLASH - Police on my Back (Epic)
YOUTH BRIGADE - Men in Blue, Part 1 (BYO)
PROXY - Police Car (Self-Released)
REGULATIONS - Police Car (Havoc)

DS-13 - Fuck the Cops (Busted Heads)
JEAN MILLS SOCIETY TORCH - I hate police (Firestarter)
LAUTISH - Attack (Torture garden Picture Company)
G.F.O. - Police Raid
FATAL EXISTENCE - Oppressive Police State
CRUEL FACE - Police, who needs them (Sin Fronteras)

GOVERNMENT FLU - Police Brutality (Nikt Nic Nie wie)
DIRECT CONTROL - Police Threat (No Way)
MK ULTRA - Police Story (Youth Attack)
EPILEPTIC TERROR ATTACK - Otto hates the Police (Deranged)
DIDJITS - Goodbye Mr.Policeman (Touch 'n Go)
N.A.B.A.T.- Kill Police (Xcentric Noise)
N.O.T.A. - Police Front (Rabid Cat)
AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY - Policeman (Hopeless)

HOLDING ON - Fuck the Minneapolice (Havoc)
CUT THE SHIT - Boston Cops (Gloom)
THE BURNT - Midland Park Police
CULT RITUAL - Eat the Police (Self-Released)
GAME OVER - No Justice No Peace Fuck the Police (Self-Released)
HELLSISTER - Victims of Police Brutality (Self-Released)
RIOT SQUAD - Police Power (Rot)
REGULATIONS - Police Sirem (Kick 'n Punch)
DE-MOB - Anti-Police (Round Ear)
JESUS AND THE GOSPELFUCKERS - Kill the Police (Kagaroo)
BASTARD - Dear Cops (Bastard)
BORED - We Hate Cops (Self-Released)
CRIMINAL INTENT - Crooked Cops (Sewercide)
CYCOTIC YOUTH - Fuck the Cops (Punk)

HAYMAKER - A million more dead cops (Deranged)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Flyer - Friday August 2nd - Sunday August 4th, 2013

Flyer - Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Flyer - Friday, August 2nd, 2013

After their supposed break up in 2011, which just merely seemed to be a Winter hiatus the Goofs embark on a Cross country Canadian tour which starts out in Victoria and ends up in St. John's. The band features Cazy Steve on vocals, Murray Acton and Willy Jak from the Dayglos on guitar, and Katie from the Fucknuckles on bass. The dates are:
- Friday, August 2nd @ Logan's (Victoria)
- Saturday August 3rd @ Funky Winkerbeans (Vancouver)
- Monday August 5th @ Moose Hall (Lethbridge)
- Tuesday August 6th @ Palomino (Calgary)
- Wednesday August 7th @ DV8 (Edmonton)
- Friday August 9th @ Club 2431 (Regina)
- Saturday August 10th @ Ozzy's (Winnipeg)
- Sunday August 11th @ Black Pirate (Thunder Bay)
- Monday August 12th @ Algonquin (Sault Ste. Marie)
- Tuesday August 13th @ ANAF (Guelph)
- Wednesday August 14th @ Cage (Toronto)
- Thursday August 15th @ DIY Arts Collective (Barrie)
- Friday August 16th @ Atria (Oshawa)
- Saturday August 17th @ Cafe de Cufe (Ottawa)
- Sunday August 18th @ (Sherbrooke)
- Monday August 19th @ Cafe Chaos (Montreal)
- Tuesday August 20th @ TBA (Ottawa)
- Wednesday August 21st @ La Thrash (St. Hyacinthe)
- Saturday August 24th @ St. John's
Go to the Dayglo Abortions facebook page for more updates.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

MRR Review - Acousma demo

Acousma played in Toronto this summer. MRR reviews the demo in the August issue of MRR (#363). You can find the demo on the band's bandcamp page.