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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Rebel Spell studio 3 session

This is the third time I have spoken with the Rebel Spell, but the second studio 3 session we have recorded with them. Last time they were here "Beautiful Future" had come out and we could only do an interview which was in the hallway with a zoom recorder. And someone had to bring the zoom recorder into the station. That interview was with the same line up which features Todd on vocals, Erin on guitar, Elliot on bass, and Travis on guitar.

The first time was at the old station in 2006. But this session was set up by Rebel Time Records who were involved with this latest release. Randy sent the CD to me when it first came out and I had been listening to it constantly in preparation for the interview. Not just listening to it, loving it. It was like a kindred spirit with regards to the lyrics. In fact, I apologized after the interview for getting so in depth with the lyrics and Todd said I should just pick up the phone and call him in a joking manner. But I let him know that I was grateful that he wrote about the subject matter that he did regarding the environment and the First Nations and about oppressive parts of the system. 

The Rebel Spell had been on your for a while and when watching them and just how perfect they were playing I observed that this was a band firing on all cylinders. They give it their all for every song which required playing full out and simultaneously singing complicated vocal arrangements in unison. 

The band recorded songs from the new release and past releases. Here is what was recorded.

1. Hopeless
2. Can't Fool Me
3. Hacksaw
4. Not a Prayer
5. All We Want
6. Mover of Movers
7. Breathe
8. Can't Be Just Me
9. See Through
10. Is It Enough?
11. I am a Rifle
12. Pride and Prejudice

Then we had them record some IDs:

13. Rebel Spell CIUT ID
14. EXD ID

This session was recorded by Ian Wilkinson. The session was videotaped by Aldo Erdic and Candy Nichols for Punks and Rockers. This clip only captures "All We Want", "I See Through", and "I am a Rifle", but you will get how on this band is.  

Afterwards we went to the band's school bus which was fuelled on recycled vegetable oil and smelled like french fries. Walking the walk. That school bus is amazing.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Radio - Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Tonight's show starts out with a themed set on war to ponder Remembrance Day by. Listen to the show on the player above or download the MP3 file here

CRASS - Don't tell me that you care (CRASS)

DOA - War (Fringe)
CONFLICT - Force or Service (Mortarhate)
FINAL CONFLICT - The Last Sunrise (Pusmort)
CRUCIFIX - Annhilation (CRASS)
YYY - Domination (Fringe)
7 SECONDS - What if theres war in America (Positive Youth)

Re-issues set
NEO PUNKZ - Green Devil (Lveum Discos)
SUSPENSE - Murder with the Axe (Lveum Discos)
PIGZ - Stooges (Ugly Pop)
PIZZOAR - Veckopressen (Re-Ken)
PF COMMANDO - Rough Sound (Ugly Pop)

Top 10 runner up set
THRASHINGTON DC - Too Fat For This Shit (Crapoulet)
BUSTED OUTLOOK - Caring For A Friend (Self-Released)
RED DEATH - Unholy Agony (Self-Released)
CORRECTION - Designed to Subjugate (Self-Released)
RAZORHEADS - Embrace Impact (Self-Released)
NAPALM RAID - Soon The End (Imminent Destruction / Rust and Machine)

THE CHEMICALS - Run and Hide (Mean Bean)
THE WIPERS - Bowery Boy (Mean Bean)
X - TV Cabaret Roll (Ugly Pop)
VICTIM PARTY - Adam Cook, Extinguished Gentleman (Ugly Pop)

Top 10 Runner up set 2
CATHOLIC GUILT - Wholesale Execution (Cut the Cord / Doomtown)
SORROWS - Must Thrive (Self-Released)
CRYSTAL SWELLS - The Bear Scare (Alaran / Trbl Fckr)
CUM RAG - Rich scum (Self-Released)
HOT TIP - Weird Meat (Self-Released)
RHYTHM OF CRUELTY - Secrets (Crude City)

In reverse order a top 10 for October 2014
STERILE MIND - Vacant Creature (Self-Released)
PISS PISS PISS - Never Herd of Amebix (Self-Released)
FEEL NOTHING - Feel Nothing (Self-Released)
TERCER MUNDO - Nada (Cintes Pepe)
NO SIR, I WON'T - Occpy (dead Broke / Dirt Cult)
HERO DISHONEST - Nälkälakko (Peterwalkee)
BORN WRONG - Two Faces (Schizophrenic)
RESIST CONTROL - Stockpile (Peterwalkee)
BLOOD PRESSURE - The Facts (Beach Impediment)
RATOS DE PORAO - Seculo Sinistro (Alternative Tentacles)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from Deep Cove, North Vancouver called Active Glands. The singer was from Surrey but lets not split hairs here. The band released a raging demo in 1983 which you can download at They appeared on a tape comp called "Undergrowth '85 and were described as "Intense. Great stop and go thrash. Reminds one of Christ on Parade. The recording we played tonight happened four years later and remained unreleased. There is a little bit about them on the Old Fast and Loud blog, but the thing I keep re-reading is that it was a shame they never released vinyl.

ACTIVE GLANDS - I'm Alone (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - 10 Times Better (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Criminals (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Technology (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Perfect World (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Assholes (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Death Resistance (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Carcasses (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Tourists (Unreleased)
ACTIVE GLANDS - Tomorrow is today (Unreleased)

There is three more songs that didn't get played so go to the link that Old Fast and Loud created at

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Radio - November 2nd, 2014

This is the first broadcast after the fall back part of Daylight's Savings and the women takeover for the program with hosts Chloe, Zoe, Sarde, and Marjie. There was some technical glitches that hampered the broadcast at the beginning but once the bugs got worked out the programming was in depth and fun and the banter spanned serious to motivational in on and off air forums. And given that Not Dead yet is right around the corner there was a phone interview with Nay and Lauren from La Misma. You can hear the show on the above player or download it here. Here is a list of what got played....

PARALISIS PERMANENTE - Adictos De La Lujuria (Vinilisssimo)

DOWNTOWN BOYS - Maldito (Sister Polygon)
LIVIN' SACRIFICE - Fuck Off (Rosa Honung)
PURA MANIA - La Estafa Musical (CVrecs)
THEE NODES - Breaking Glass (Swollen City)
ELECTRIC DEADS - Anti Sex (Electro Static)

SUZI QUATRO - Warm Leatherette (Cherry Red)
GOOD THROB - You’re Shit (Superfi)
LAMA - Nimeton (Svart)
GREEN BERET - Bloody Summer (Side Two)

IMPALERS - Mower (540)
FARANG - Woggle / Maximum Taxiderm / Constrictor (Bad Vibrations)

RHYTHM OF CRUELTY - Nothing’s Left (self released)
PROCESS - Give Thanks (Urgent Warning)
BOMBANFALL - Halsning Fran Helvetet (Two Moon’s Rising)
THE NURSE - Japanese Title (Incest)
PART 1 - Incest (Pusmort)
LA MISMA - Saudade (Toxic State/No Restrictions)

JO SQUILLO ELETRIX - Orbita (20th Secret)
BUGS - Bloody Mess (self released)
THE SOUND - Hothouse (Renascent)
GARY NUMAN - M.E. (Beggars Banquet)

SACRILEGE - A Violation of Something (Children of the Revolution)
ARMS RACE - Bastard (Quality of Control HQ)
IVY GREEN - I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It (Pogo)
FOREIGN BODIES - Cotton Balls (self released)

LIFE CHAIN - No Laughter (Konton Crasher/Imminent Destruction)
LEBENDEN TOTEN - Near Dark (Feral Ward)
CADAVER EM TRANSE - Mascara (Nada Nada Discos)
BLAZING EYE - No Outside (self released)

MODERNETTES - Teen City (Quintessence)
WASTED LIVES - Divorce (Spoken)
CONFLICT - I’ve Had Enough (Crass)
RED KROSS - Standing In Front Of Poseur (Posh Boy)
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS - Neuva Numancia (La Vida es un Mus)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

MRR Feature - Supreme Echo Records

This is a feature article on my good friend Jason Flower. I know Jason as the singer from Mexican Power Authority which is a band from Victoria that I released a collection of their first three releases on. The travels that Jason talks about in this article took place after MPA went on hiatus and Third World Planet had broken up. Think of Jason as Canada's answer to Luk Haas. Jason came back and released the "Victim of a Safety Pin" compilation, the Jerk Ward 12", the "All Your Ears Can Hear" compilation and a few other releases mentioned herein and it sounds like he has a few things still in the cooker. You can read more about this piece in the November issue of MRR.

MRR Review - The Wipers "Nome Noma / Bowery Boys"

MRR reviews a re-issue of this ep that came out in 1980 and has been reissued by Meanbean. 

MRR Review - Weak Link "Original Position" ep

The ep is self-titled, but MRR used the first name is the title. This is from the November issue of MRR (#378), The ep can be downloaded at their bandcamp page. 

MRR Review - B-Lines "Opening Band" 12"

From Vancouver, this is the band's third release which can be downloaded at their bandcamp page. This review comes from the November issue of MRR (#378), but their bandcamp page says this came out in the summer. 

MRR Review - Asile "Les Enfants Batards d'un Pays Maudit" LP

Asile's latest release reviewed in the November issue of MRR (#378). You can get a copy of this through Rust and Machine Records. 

MRR Review - Artificial Dissemination "The Glare" ep

This review appeared in the November issue of MRR (#378). You can download this from the Artificial Disseimantion's bandcamp page. 

MRR Review - Action Sedition / Spanner split ep

This split is reviewed in the November 2014 issue of MRR (#378). You can download the ep from Rebel Time's bandcamp page.