Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 - December 2014

December Top 10 2014
1. LOW THREAT PROFILE "Product #3" ep (Deep Six / Draw Blanks)
2. GILLOOLY Demo 2014 (More Power Tapes)
3. GOVERNMENT FLU "Tension" (Refuse)
4. DAMAGED HEAD “Tunnel Vision” LP (Adult Crash)
5. CIRCLE FLEX “The city spreads under your legs” CD (Weekend Stand)
6. AJAX "Bleach for Breakfast" ep (Even Worse)
7. DIE “Vexed” ep (Sonic Terror Discs)
9. KOWARD “Desperate” ep (Side Two)
10. PISS Demo

* Deep Six - / Draw Blank -
* More Power Tapes - P.O. Box 467 / Buffalo, NY / 14226 / USA /
* Refuse - P.O. Box 7 / 02-792, Warszawa 78 / Poland /
* Adult Crash -
* Weekend Stand - 1-12-5-201, Houmenkami / Masuyama, Ehime 790-0041 / Japan
* Even Worse -
* Sonic terror Discs -
* Side Two - 6 Wadleigh Place / Boston, MA / 02127 / USA
* Piss -

Flyer - Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Radio - Sunday, December 28, 2014

This is the last Sunday of the year so we put together a year in review show. We started off with something that just fell outside of the top 10 Canadian releases. But you can listen to the show above or download an MP3 here.

SNOB - Exploit Me (Hardware)

Stephe's Top Canadian releases in 2014
10. KOSZMAR - Zycie W Grobie (Charged Distorted / Rust and Machine)
9. VALLEY BOYS - Copscker (Ugly Pop)
8. ABSOLUT - Tiring Planet (Trabuc)
7. BORN WRONG - Catholic Stare (Schizophrenic)
6. HASSLER - Snowbound (Deranged)
5.5. PICK YOUR SIDE - Your Elected leaders (Deep Six)
5. HAYMAKER - Shit Magnet (a389)
4. ACOUSMA - Civilized Cycle (High Fashion Industries)
3. THE REBEL SPELL - All This Costs (Rebel Time)
2. NO PROBLEM - After the Crash (Deranged)
1. S.H.I.T. - Masochism (Iron Lung)

Rob's Top 10 for 2014
10. Crime Wave - Liberace's Pearls (Agrowax)
9. Gas Rag - Annihilation (Way Back When / Even Worse)
8. Stiff Little Fingers - My Dark Places (Rigid Digits)
7. X - Batman (Ugly Pop)
6. Neo Punkz - Green Devil (Lveum Discos)
5. Real Kids - Shake Outta Control (Ugly Pop)
4. Johnny Thunders - Can't Keep My Eyes On You
3. Jawbreaker - Jinx Removing (Blackball)
2. Legendary Wings - Fatuous (Dirtnap)
1. The Number Ones - Sharon Shouldn't (Static Shock)

Stephe's Top New Bands of 2014
10. SUICIDAS - Contra el suelo de hormigon (No Nostalgia)
9. MERCY KILLINGS - False Control (Beach Impediment)
8. KOMPLOTT - Logiche Del Potere (Complotto Autoproduzioni)
7. ACCIDENTE - Juntos ellos y ellas (Halo of Flies)
6. WARTHOG - Rites (Katorga Works)
5. OBLITERATION - Cover Up (Beach Impediment Records)
4. DEMANDS - No Lifeboats (Self-Released)
3. DAMAGED HEAD - Tunnel Vision (Man in Decline / Adult Crash)
2. RUZ "Drug Cult" flexi ep - Think (Lampy)
1. GAS RAG - Chernobyl (Even Worse)

Rob's Top 10 Canadian releases for 2014
10. S.H.I.T. - Nobody Knows Anything (Iron Lung)
9. Strange Attractor - I Need To Kill My Neighbours (Mammoth Cave)
8. Teenanger - Sky Saxon (Telephone Explosion)
7. Feral Trash - P.A.R.A.N.O.I.D. (Dirt Cult/Mammoth Cave)
6. Steve Adamyk Band - Crash Course in Therapy (Dirtnap)
5. Hassler - Never Gonna Stop (Deranged)
4. Needles // Pins - What's His Face (Dirt Cult/Erste Theke Tonträger)
3. Average Times - Summer Nights (Hosehead)
2. Proxy - Slow Suicide (Ugly Pop)
1. TV Freaks - Leeches (Hosehead)

Stephe's Top 10 demos for 2014
10. STERILE MIND - N.B.T. (Self-Released)
9. PISS PISS PISS - Pissless // No Piss (Sacred Plague)
8. FAILED STATES - Domestic Terror (Self-Released)
7. NUCLEAR AGE - Look Around (Self-Released)
6. GILLOOLY - Lingering Debris (No More Tapes)
5. RASH - Rain Dogs (Self-Released)
4. NERVVRAK - Pa-ra-ra-ra-noid (Self-Released)
3. FEEL NOTHING - No Faith (Self-Released)
2. CHAIN RANK - Point and Accuse (Self-Released)
1. DEATH INJECTION Demo - Carry The Torch (Self-Released)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from New York that has a Phillipino background. They are called Namatay sa Ingan and were reviewed in the December issue of MRR. I was able to find their demo up on bandcamp at

NAMATAY SA INGAN - The Few (Self-Released)
NAMATAY SA INGAN - Kaibigan (Self-Released)
NAMATAY SA INGAN - From rags to riches to rags (Self-Released)
NAMATAY SA INGAN - Sound of the Slums (Self-Released)
NAMATAY SA INGAN - Dismemory (Self-Released)
NAMATAY SA INGAN - Madaring sabihin, mhirap gawin (Self-Released)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Disdonut studio 3 session

Two days before x-mas and we were able to schedule a band in at the station on the caveat that we start an hour earlier. As we got going we realized Aaron (guitarist) had to work back in St. Thomas so that hour allowed us to get out of there sooner.  But in all the bands (Oxbaker and Poison Spur) that Mike (Woody) has played in, this has been the only one that has come in to play. It's weird given the kitsch nature a project that started out as a one man band doing songs that combined the dis nature of a D-Beat band with the subject of donuts. So in honour of the night I brought in a dozen not realizing that Woody despises maple flavoured donuts. 

But Mike was the brainchild behind Disdonut. And he tells us the story about how he was inspired by a set of Steve's other band Disrape that he came up with the concept. It was more a personal dare that a Dis band could be written about anything. So in an effort to stretch the Dis format to ridiculous new lengths he started writing songs.

1. Fritter Obliteration
2. Honey Glazed Holocaust 
3. Old fashion Pain
4. Nuclear Dutchie
5. Jelly Full of Napalm
6. Coconut Cream Genocide
7. Maple Dip Massacre
8. Walnut Crunch Warfare
9. Death's Doorstep Double Chocolate
10. Crueller knows only cruelty

As these songs developed Woody put together a tape with Aaron's help on guitar and a drum machine. Aaron had played with Woody in Poison Spur. As people started to hear the tape Woody got pressure to play out. Steve approached Woody about playing bass and didn't mind making the commute from Kitchener. Dave played in Oxbaker with Woody and so that is roughly how the pieces came to fit together. The band has only played the one show with Sete Sept Star from Japan, but they will be playing more in the future. And as out interview demonstrates this donut theme has a lot more gold to mine. We had some fun recording some IDs afterwards:

11. Pass the Nuclear Dutchie CIUT ID
12. Endless Blockade ID
13. Old Fashion Pain EXD ID

The session was recorded by Ian Wilkinson. The video was filmed by Aldo and Candy of Punks and Rockers. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Radio - Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Pete from Hits and Misses has a love for the novelty of punk christmas songs. Some of this novelty wore off on Dave from Dirty BS. This is the second year in a row that Dave has hosted the christmas special on EXD bringing songs that haven't aired before or in a while. He also played a Bishops Green song that Pete requested last year, which is sort of a haunting from the ghost of x-mss show's in the past. There was lots of back story to the songs chosen in the spirit of story telling that comes with this part of the year. The Angry Snowmans do a tribute to the Subhumans. N.O.E. that does a German version of the Pointed Sticks "Out of Luck" in a Christmas carol. Here is the entire playlist for the show. You can download an MP3 version of the show here.

Playlist - Sunday, December 21st, 2014


SOMALI PIRATES - Intelligent Creation (Nardcore)
NEEDLES / PINS - Armenian Christmas (Mental Blast)
ANGRY SNOWMANS - Slave to Saint Nick (Stiff Hombre)
PARANOID VISIONS - Pennys from Hell (Self-Released)
MOTHERFUCKER 666 - High for Christmas (Get Hip)

COLT TURKEY - stick to your guns (Crucial Response)
HATEX9 - No Presence (R.U. Dead)
POINT OF FEW - Holiday Spirit (Goat Head)
OUTCASTS - Santa Claus (Wild Rags)
TANKARD - Fuck Christmas (Noise Internation)

ILL REPUTE - Silver Bells (Nardcore)
PURPLE GEEZUS  - The Chipmunk Song (Vital Music)
RATOS DE PORAO - Papai Noel (Roadrunner)
THE F.U.'s - father Christmas (Blackhole)
WHITE FLAG - Mr. Grinch (LSR)

DIE SCHLAKT - Weihnacten '84 (Uberschall)
N.O.E. - Hrntod Unterm Lichterbaum (Nasty Vinyl)
SLIME - Greensleeves (Aggressive Rockproduktion)
SOCKEYE - Dear God I Hate Christmas (Xenomorph)

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED - Re-Gifted / Frozen corpse stuffed with holiday cheer (Decibel)
BENUMB - Christmasmorning in the house of ... (Thorp)
CRIPPLE BASTARDS - Christmas Violence (Selfmadegod)
DOOM - Clinton's Christmas Present (Fight)

CANTOOTS - Friday's Bloody Christmas (Middle Finger)
PARIAH CAREY - All I want for Christmas (Blackhole)
LA URSS - Los ninos de Chernobyl le desean (Hillside Strangler)
THE PANIC BEATS - Silent NIght, Deadly Night (Ramones to the Bone)
THE RENFIELDS - Black Christmas (Ramones to the Bone)

PANTYCHRIST - I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas (Unreleased)
REST IN PIECES - Toys R Us (One Step Ahead)
SEUSS OF TODAY - Chapter II: A wonderful Awful (Self-Released)
SLUMLORDS - I hate holidays (Lookin' out)
BISHOPS GREEN - Christmas in New York (Blackhole)

SLEDGE HAMMER - Merry Jingle (Vulture Rock)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Farang studio 3 session

Farang is Matt's project. Or that is how Leah started explaining the band to me. Matt wrote some songs and started working them out with Ivan. Once they had the basic structure he approached Payson about playing guitar. And then they brought in Leah. 

But how I know three of these folks is through their other bands. I knew Matt through former host Dave Brown who played with him in Capital Death which was a band from Truro that Matt and Payson both played in. More recently Matt (the Endless Blockade) and Payson (Purity Control) sang in bands from here, but Farang sees these guys returning to the instruments that they played in Capital Death. 

I know Ivan from his bands Terminal State and School Jerks and more recently Kremlin. Ivan also co-hosted the show for a few months so I feel like he is part of the EXD family. Ivan e-mailed me about getting Farang to play on the show when Matt came back from New York City at the end of the summer. I had to re-schedule this session at least once but eventually we were able to set this up. 

Ivan described the sound like starting with a Mob 47 riff and working on not repeating any rhythm in a creative inventive post punk way. Ivan continues by explaining that it took a long time for Farang to develop their sound and in part because the member's were getting familiar with each other. They never had any conversations on influences with regards to bands or sounds. 

People have compared Farang to Devo and Dead Kennedys, 

"Ear of the Bull" reminds me of Black Flag's "My War" given the prominent bass structure and the crazy guitar pieces. There is a lot of early Minutemen in there which has more to do with the jazz like structure. I wonder if this is an SST mash up but the band denies anything that directed. Bob Mould even creeps in there with some of the speed at which Payson plays. 

But despite all of these I have to say I have never heard of anything like Farang having them defy description.Regardless I couldn't help myself trying to keep pace with the songs in a way that just sucked me in. 

We were able to record songs from the band's past two releases. They were:

1. Constrictor
2. Woggle
3. Ear of the Bull / If you're not now you never were
4. If you're not now you never were
5. Jampacking
6. Gumboots / Maximum Taxiderm / Let's Kill
7. Psychic Bruise

Then I bugged the band to do some IDs

8. Psychic Bruise EXD ID
9. Farang on CIUT ID

We also spoke with the band afterwards in the hallway. The production studio was broken so Ian set up some mics.

This session was recorded and produced by Ian Wilkinson. The video was filmed by Aldo and Candy.  Candy did the editing on this clip.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Radio - Sunday, December 14th, 2014

We started off with a tribute to Brian Goble of the Subhumans who passed away last Friday. 

DISHRAGS - Death In The Family

SUBHUMANS - Fuck You (Quintessence)
SUBHUMANS - Out of Line (Friends)
SUBHUMANS - Behind the Smile (Live)
SUBHUMANS - Canada's Favourite Sport (SST)
DOA - America the Beautiful (Fringe)
SUBHUMANS - Dead at Birth (Alternative Tentacles)
SUBHUMANS - Blood Sweat and Beers (G7 Welcoming Committee)

THE SKULLS - Victims? (What)
THE CONTROLLERS - Neutron Bomb (What)
NEOS - Where did you go wrong (Alandhiscar)
YOUTH KORPS - Cop Song (Self-Released)
THE FREEZE - Pig Hunt (Modern Method)

LEGENDARY WINGS - Conversations (Dirtnap)
SLOW SCIENCE - Lifetime Guarantee (Bombed Out)
SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS - Hold Me Close (Southpaw)
PURE MANIA - Mentiras (CV)

PURE HELL - Hard Action (Welfare)
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS - Lust to Love (Dirtnap)
DOUBLE NEGATIVE - Saturation Tank (Sorry State)
AJAX - Oppress Me (Self-Described)
SPAZZ - Gas X (Reservoir)

The November issue of MRR featured a scene report on Australia so we put together an audio version of  most of the scene written about in that scene report starting off with Adelaide.

VAGINORS - Total Nonsense (No Patience / Video Disease)
ANIMAL TRAPS - Return Policy (Self-Described)
STARVATION - Mouth (Lethal Dose)
THE WEIGHT - Suffer My Perfection (Self-Described)

HEROIN SS - Short Sharp Shit (Self-Described)
LAST CHAOS - Kill Dick Control (Hardcore Victim)
MANHUNT - Rot (Life Lair Regret)
TEARGAS - Dark Half (No Anarquia Rebelde Musica Discos)

R.I.P. FUCKER - The dawn (Self-Described)
SCAB EATER - Wasteland (Blow Blood / Hardcore Victim)
SLAVEDRIVER - Copperheads (Life Lair Regret)
PISSBOLT - Razorback Attack (Broke Me)
SPLIT TEETH - Hook Lights (Tenzenmen)
PUTKAH - Homophobic State (Lethal Dose)

FLESH POLICE - Severance (Self-Described)
WARTHREAT - Consume (Self-Described)
UNKNOWN TO GOD - You are involved in the war (Hardcore Victim)
EYE-GOUGE! - Smoke & Mirrors (K.F.C.)
GLORY HOLE - Glory Hole (Self-Described)
OILY BOYS - Cosmic Paralysis (Disinfect)
TV COLOURS - The Kids Are All Grown Up (Dream Damage)

Tonight's demo feature is Generation Hexed from Barrie featuring Rob from Flecks of Drool, Ditch Dog of Sons of Ishmael and Scott from Phallocracy. 

GENERATION HEXED - Parts Unknown (Self-Described)
GENERATION HEXED - Destined for Death (Self-Described)
GENERATION HEXED - Tongue in Cheek (Self-Described)

You can download an MP3 file of the show here

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Radio - Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Every few months a womens punk collective takes over the show. This time they gave it a clever Girl School theme and started off the show with a song by the same band. Sadly Chloe moved to Costa Rica right after the show. And by right after we mean she was at the airport two hours later. So the show turned into a soft roast of Chloe. Here is the playlist and some photos from the night.

GIRL SCHOOL - C'mon Let's Go (Bronze)

CHAOTIC DISCHORD - Anarchy in Woolworths (Riot City)
MOCOSO - Confusa Realidad (Self-Released)
DESTADOS - Destados (Self-Released)
GLITTER - Spinning Ballerina (Self-Released)

BELT FIGHT - Belt Fight does it again (Self-Released)
POISON IDEA - Just to get away (Taang)
ARCHAIC - Inside my mind (La vida es un mus)
YOUR FUNERAL - I want to be you (Sacred Bones)
HURULA - 22 (Deranged)
NANA BONNARD - Tete de mort
EDITH NYLON - Edith Nylon
KOMINTERN SECT - Les Seigneurs de la guerre
OBERKAMPF - Tout ce fric
GUILTY RAZORS - I don't wanna be a rich

MALOKIO - Home (Self-Released)
MOBS - Dead people having sex
G-SCHMIDT - Belladonna (___Syndicate)
INSTIGATORS - The Church Says (Bluurg)
LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT - Green (Beri Beri)

THE UV RACE - Nuclear Family (In the Red)
WIRE - Brazil (Harvest)
THE NIVE - Boring City (Polly Maggo)

IVY - Arch-Foe (Self-Released)
SHEER MAG - What you want (Self-Released)
ANTI VIBES - Alien City (Self-Released)
DIE - Pressure (Sorry State)
PURA MANIA - Sosphechoso (Cu)
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS - Do anything you wanna do (Island)
THE POINTED STICKS - Part of the muse (Self-Released)
THE STRANGLERS - Strange Little Girl
CLOROFORM - (I can't say) that I would say you're right (Unreleased)

You can download the show as an MP3 here

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Radio - Sunday, November 30th, 2014

We recorded and interviewed the Rebel Spell about their latest release on Remembrance Day. We hadn't heard back from the band so we didn't air any of the live recordings except for I am a Rifle at the end of this piece. Everything else was played from their latest release.

THE REBEL SPELL - Last Run (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Fight for the Sun (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - I heard you singing (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Hopeless (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Let’s Roll a Storm (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Breathe (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Pride and Prejudice (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Grass Rat (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - All this Costs (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - 10,000 Years  (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - Not a Prayer  (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)
THE REBEL SPELL - The Tsilhqot'n War (Rebel Time / HKR / Not Yer Buddy)

We hadn't spent a lot of time with new releases so here are some of my top 10 picks for the month of November.

CHEAP RIOT - Man of That Kind (Craque Macadam)
B-LINES - I Vibrate (Hockey Dad / Nominal)
BRING THE DRONES - Wrong Side Of The Body Bag (Headnoise / Phobia)
AJAX - Security (Even Worse)
CARDIAC ARREST - Mutual Hate (Way Back When / Even Worse)
PILLAGE - Alone (Regurgitated Semen)
GLUE - Disgrace (Katorga Works / Video Disease)
THE ERGS! - August 19th (Dan Giovanni)

Tonight's demo feture is Desperfecto from Chile. We were only able to squeeze in five songs but the other three can be heard at their bandcamp page.

DESPERFECTO - Hazlo Tu Mismo (Self-Released)
DESPERFECTO - Ciclovias (Self-Released)
DESPERFECTO - Rehusar (Self-Released)
DESPERFECTO - Fracaso (Self-Released)
DESPERFECTO - Olivde (Self-Released)

You can download the whole show here.

Top 10 - November 2014

Top 10 - November 2014

1. THE ERGS! “Dorkrockcorkrod” ep
2. GLUE “Enemy” ep
3. PILLAGE “Demo 2013” ep
4. CARDIAC ARREST "In the mouth of madness" LP
5. AJAX "Bleach for Breakfast" ep
6. BRING THE DRONES "Bordello Hospital" ep
7. B-LINES "Opening Band" LP
8. CHEAP RIOT ""Part Time Vacancy / Man of that kind" 

* Dan Giovanni - P.O. Box 628 / Kingston, NJ / 08528 / USA /
* Katorga Works - / Video Disease -
* Regurgitated Semen -
* Way Back When - Taskinlaan 9 / 2361XM Warmond / The Netherlands / // Even Worse - Van Ostadestr 93-f / 1072 SR Amsterdam / Holland /
* Headnoise - // Phobia -
* Hockey Dad - #2-823 Victoria Drive / Vancouver, B.C. / V5L 4E8 / Canada / // Nominal -
* Craque Macadam - /
* Seminal - 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Flyer - Friday, November 28th, 2014

Here is a clip that Punks and Rockers put together for the event.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Radio - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

We started out tonight's show with a brand new studio 3 session recorded this past Tuesday. The band is called Pub Night and they are a new oi inspired band. You can read up more about them under the post about the session.

PUB NIGHT - Another Round (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Interview (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - The Bottle (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Interview (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Goin' down the bar (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Interview (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Skins 'n Law (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Interview (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Interview (CIUT)
PUB NIGHT - Last Call (CIUT)

JERRY'S KIDS - I don't belong (Taang)
WARSONG - Restitution (No Nostalgium)
NAKED RAYGUN - Treason (Caroline)
VALLEY BOYS - Eyes of Fire (Cut the Cord)
LIFE'S BLOOD - You're X'd (Self-Released)

THE ROUSTERS - Rock 'n Roll or run (Aroila)
THE WIMPS - Caroline (Sniff)
THE MONKS - Nice legs shame about the face (Carrere)
THE NADS - Fashion Girl (Self-released)
JOHNNY THUNDERS - You can't put your arms around a memory (Sire)

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS - I remember you (Razor)
EATER - Typewriter babies (Anagram)
RED ALERT - I tore up your picture (Captain Oi!)
MONO MEN - No Way Back (Estrus)
MIRACLE WORKERS - One step closer to you (Voxx)

A set inspired by the number of first wave events coming up in the next week.
SID'S KIDS - Poor Poor girl (CIUT)
THE UGLY - Cruel Ones (Other Peoples Music)
ROUGH TRADE - Bodies in Collision (True North)

Here is an abbreviated set based on what was a more elaborate set of bands that made up this Death Side family tree. 

DEATH SIDE - Act For Self (Nuclear/R)
SYSTEMATIC DEATH - Born In Japan (Way Back When/Even Worse)
FORWARD - Sacrifice (Hardcore Victim)

Tonight's demo feature is form Chicago and features a band called Safety Word. You can download the band's demo at band camp. We played the songs out of order but we did fit it all in.

SAFETY WORD - Decisions (Self-Released)
SAFETY WORD - Fun Punishment (Self-Released)
SAFETY WORD - I want out (Self-Released)
SAFETY WORD - Public Humiliation (Self-Released)
SAFETY WORD - Trust Issues (Self-Released)

You can download the MP3 of the show here.

Flyer - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23rd @ Parts & Labour, 2:00pm, All Ages

For more details on the fest go to Not Dead Yet 2014.

Flyer - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23rd @ Sneaky Dee's (391 College), 8:00pm, All Ages

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Flyer - Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd @ Hard Luck, 7:00PM
FORWARD (from Japan)

Flyer - Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd @ United Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil Street), 1:00pm, All Ages

For more details on the fest go to Not Dead Yet.

Flyer - Saturday November 22nd, 2014

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd @ Wrongbar, 5:00pm

For more details on the fest go to Not Dead Yet 2014.

Flyer - Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Flyer - Friday, November 21st, 2014

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21st @ The Garrison

Flyer - Friday, November 21st, 2014

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21st @ Hard Luck

Flyer - Friday November 21st, 2014

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21st @ the Garrison (1197 Dundas St W)

For more details at Not Dead Yet.

Flyer - Friday, November 21st, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Flyer - Thursday, November 20th, 2014

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20th @ Sneaky Dee's

this show might be followed by a Karaoke after party

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Flyer - Wednesday November 19th, 2014

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19th @ S.H.I.G.B.G’s (225 Geary Avenue), 9:00pm

For more details go to Not Dead Yet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pub Night studio 3 session

It was our first blast at winter. It snowed yesterday for the first of the season and it is supposed to snow again tomorrow, but today we get a little reprieve from precipitation. To be honest I can't get the  Asta Kask "Med Is I Magen" cover out of my head. If only the snow were to stick around. But it is too early in the season for accumulation. Anyway loading in during the cold is never pleasant and makes you asks those questions why am I still doing this until you realize that some of these guys are your best friends and you never get to see them anymore. I have known Paul the longest. He played drums in the first real band that I ever got to play in. We were housemates for many years and he let me participate in a zine he did called Drastic Solutions. But Paul  is more currently known as the guitarist in Legion666 where he got to explore his kang side. he is back to playing drums in Pub Night.

Pat, played bass in the Blundermen, which was a band that was SLF inspired and I put out a 10" of theirs on my label Ragamuffin Soldier Records. Paul played in a band with Pat before that called Kops for Christ that Gusher Records released. More recently Pat is in an oi inspired band called Overpower that have never gotten to see because half of them are from Montreal and so making that band work has its challenges. We have talked about having them play on the show but scheduling became a nightmare that neither of us broached. But I do think that Overpower was an inspiration for this new band in remaining the front man.These are the gruffest vocals I have ever heard Pat do. And this is the first time I have heard him play guitar.

I know Ian from further back than his Blowhard days but Blowhard is what I remember him in being in. The interview reveals more band's that Ian has played in and some with some combination of these people.

I saw Pub Night in the spring opening for the Angelic Upstarts. I spoke to them that night about coming on the radio show. Six months later it is happening.

I was surprised to learn that Joel had joined the band. Not only did I not realize they had added a member since their first show, but I would have never guessed it would have been Joel because I have never pictured Joel as being into early 80's oi music. But why not Joel. He had played in Rammer as a lick master. He plays in Absolut currently. I knew he liked straight edge music, so it shouldn't be a shock that he would like and master this too. But Joel has just joined so he is working out where he fits in. So this is one of those rare early recordings by a band. Ian Wilkinson recorded tonight's session. The songs recorded include:

1. The Bottle
2. Another Round
3. Skins in Law
4. Panic
5. Last Call
6. Going down the bar (Wretched Ones cover)

Then we did a bunch of station IDs:

7. It's Pub Night on CIUT
8. It's Pub Night on CIUT in Espanol
9.  Equalizing Distort ID

And there were a lot of camera angles for this session by Candy and Aldo. I believe this is Candy's first attempt at editing the session. And Candy also shot photos while holding two videocameras which was insane to watch. She is a juggler.

Flyer - Tuesday, November 18th - Saturday November 22nd, 2014

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18th - Saturday November 22nd @ S.H.I.B.G.B.'s
The Not Dead Yet: Art Show will be showing the work of artists involved with the contemporary punk & hardcore scene.
Featuring artwork by:
Alexander Heir
Jennifer Calandra
Jaybo Gardner
Ascetic House
Laura Pallmall
Emma Kohlmann
Sam Ryser
Matthew Bellosi
Max Pope
Chelsea Watt
Youth & Rust
Julie Mackinnon

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Radio - Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Tonight's show was guest hosted by Greg Benedetto, the promoter behind Not Dead Yet. Not Dead Yet is an annual punk fest organized in Toronto over the better part of a week and this is the fourth year if you don't take into consideration the Fucked Up Hallowe'en weekends. Because the line up has been fluid and in order to get a flavour for the line up Greg came in to play music from bands at this year's fest. Not Dead Yet unofficially starts this Tuesday with an art show at S.H.I.B.G.B.'S (See the show listings on the side) but for the full details of the fest go to

FORWARD - What is the Meaning of Love

FARANG - You tore your shirt off / Gumboots (Bad Vibrations)
ANASAZI - Bone Collector (Toxic State)
COLUMN OF HEAVEN - Holy things are for the holy (Iron Lung)
GLUE - Enemy / Backward Society (Video Disease)
IRON LUNG - Shovel (Iron Lung)

S.H.I.T. - Feeding Time (Static Shock)
WARCRY - White flag (Feral Ward)
LIFE CHAIN - Recipe for Disaster (Imminent Destruction)
TERCER MUNDO - Intro / Depression / No Importan (Cintas Pepe)
PLEASURE LEFTISTS - Elephant Man (Ktorga Works)
INSTITUTE - Giddy Boys (Katorga Works)

ANCIENT HEADS - Intro / Waste of Life / Identity Shift (Climbin' Aboard)
VACANT STATE - Dying World (Deranged)
COKE BUST - Iron Spiral (Grve Mistake)
HASSLER - Amoral / Trinwreck (Beach Impediment)
MINDSET - Be the Spark (React!)
COLD WORLD - Cold World (Wank all night)

EARTH GIRLS - We've Never Met (Grave Mistake)
DIE - Ready to Rot (Sonic terror Discs)
CAREER SUICIDE - Ply the Part (Deranged)
HOAX - Down (Youth Attack)
VCR - Fake Freaks (Barfbag)
LA MISMA - Guerras Slenciosas (Toxic State)
PROXY - Police Car (Discos MM)

DEMOLITION - Big John's Mosh (Triple B)
POWER TRIP - Crossbreaker (Southern Lord)
MINUS - Shackled (Closed Casket Activities)
SOUL SEARCH - Damaged to be (Closed Casket Activities)
TENEMENT - Freak cast in iron (Cowabunga)
MARKED MEN - Fix my brain (Dirtnap)

Tercer Mundo from Mexico City will be playing the fest. They represent the first band from Mexico to play here. Some of the members have another band called Muerte so we featured them in our demo feature. You can download the demo at bandcamp.

MUERTE - Tortura (Self-Released)
MUERTE - Me Urge (Self-Released)
MUERTE - Guera sante (Self-Released)
MUERTE - A la Verga (Self-Released)
MUERTE - Nada (Self-Released)

You can download an MP3 file of this show here.