Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Top 10 - September 2015

Top 10 - September 2015

1. Vaaska “Todos Contra Todos” 12” (Beach Impediment Records)
2. Vertigo “Bajo La Sombra” ep (Tadpole Records)
3. Short Leash demo (Self-Released)
4. Sexface “Village Life” ep (Distort Reality)
5. YDI “A Place in the Sun / Black Dust” 2 x LP (Southern Lord)
6. McRad “Pure Lion” 2 x LP (Not Like You Records)
7. Blitzkrieg “Apel” ep  (NE! Records)
8. Don Gatto “Sawbotage” CD (Self-Released)
9. The Bug “What’s Bugging’ You?” 
10. Butanna demo (Self-Released)

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Radio - Sunday, September 27th, 2015

There was a technical problem at the beginning of this show and so there is some dead air at the beginning. Keep listening or fast forward a few minutes in and the show will start. You can download an MP3 of the show here.

OBNIII - Trashheap (12 XU)
SODA FRAISE - Ca Baigne Dans L'Huile (Sing Sing)
FASHIONISM - Quit Looking at the Time (Zaxxon)
TRAINSPOTTERS - High Rise (Arista)
NERVOUS TALK - Introductions (Mammoth Cave)

DEAD MOUTH - Basement Dweller (Self)
AGNOSTIC FRONT - Victim in Pain (Combat Core)
POISON IDEA - Cop An Attitude (Taang)
CRO-MAGS - Malfunction (Cro-Mag)
NEGATIVE APPROACH - Ready To Fight (Touch and Go)

OUTTA CONTROLLER - Everybody's Telling Me (P-Trash)
THE SCIENTISTS - High Noon (Agitated)
THE MODERNS - Ready For The 80s (1977)
CENTURY PALM - White Light (Symbolic Capital Industries)
PALE LIPS - Candy Song (No Front Teeth)

DIRT BOMBS - Underdog (In The Red)
GUN CLUB - Sex Beat (Ruby)
THE WANDERERS - Ready To Snap (Polydor)
ZODIAC KILLERS - Goin' Down (Rip Off)
THE MAD - Fried Egg (Disgusting)

THE HI FI'S - Look What You've Done (Mean Beam)
MOTHER'S CHILDREN - No Rules (Taken By Surprise)
THE NUMBER ONES - Heart Smash (Deranged)
NO SWEAT - Start All Over Again (Rip Off)

DOA - Warmonger (Sudden Death)
MOVING TARGETS - Selfish (Radiobeat)
GANG GREEN - Let's Drink Some Beer (Modern Method)
LOST KIDS - Skrid (Kong Pære)
SLIM - Fuck The Queen (Kong Pære)

THE WALNUT KIDS - Can't Stand 'Em (Going Gaga)
BUREACRATS - Feel The Pain (Ugly Pop)
YOUNG CANADIANS - Hawaii (Quintessence)
GAMES - Little Elise (Hozac)
ANA LUCIA - Take Me Down (Ramo Records/Base Records)

BRUTE FORCE - Black and Blue (Self)
VICIOUS CYCLE - In Tranquility (Deranged)

Flyer - Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Radio - Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Adictox are the first band to play Toronto who come from Cuba. They come from the center of Cuba in a place called Santa Clara. Solidarity Rock has been working hard at bringing them here and their first show was tonight at Coalition T.O. We had a chance to speak with the band through an interpreter earlier this afternoon. Here is that interview.

ADICTOX - Adictox (Self-Released)
ADICTOX - Interview (CIUT)
ADICTOX - Peligro (Self-Released)
ADICTOX - Interview (CIUT)
ADICTOX - Solo (Self-Released)
ADICTOX - Interview (CIUT)
ADICTOX - Ansiedad (Self-Released)
ADICTOX - Interview (CIUT)
ADICTOX - Matalo (Self-Released)

During this interview the band talked about their connection to a band called Eskoria. You can find a download Eskoria's here. Punks in Cuba took to duo-infecting themselves with HIV as a way escaping persecution from the police. Check out this documentary done by Vice on the scene in Cuba for what drove the Frikis to self-infect. Thanks to Ian Wilkinson for bring this to our attention.

Tonight's demo feature is a new band from Toronto called Stray Sheep. You can download this demo at their bandcamp page.

STRAY SHEEP – Wasting Life (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Hate Your Face (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Reject (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Nothing For Me (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Unknown Anxiety (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Marina (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – Tacos (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – That's Life (Self-Released)
STRAY SHEEP – What You Do (Self-Released)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Strike studio 3 session

The Strike are an oi band, originally from Cannich, which is the Highlands of Scotland some 30 clicks outside of Inverness. Significant to the punk scene they wrote some of the greatest punk anthems which were brought to life on a series of oi compilations. They are particularly known for "Gang Warfare" and "Skinhead" which appeared on the "Strength Through Oi" comp. Garry Bushell first encouraged the band by listing one of their demoes in his top 10 oi list for Sounds Magazine and then by getting the, on this compilation. Fergus Macleod, the lead singer and bass player, goes into this story in the interview. 

Fergus broke the Strike up in 1983 over musical differences. He moved to Toronto and then to Vancouver where he would form Emergency with Nick and Mike from the Subway Thugs. There is a great write up on Emergency found at Ghetto Rock which gives the background on the band and their recording history all while reviewing the full length that was released at the time "1234". Since then Longshot Music released two of the songs from an earlier demo as an ep. The band was able to record one of the Emergency's songs "What You Gonna Do". 

More recently, Fergus re-located to Ontario and lives in Midland. He got in touch with Peter Lambert over some record trading. Peter started out drumming for NFG when they first started out and left around the glam phase of 63 Monroe. Peter moved to London England and played with many bands including the Angelic Upstarts. Peter recorded on their "Reason Why?" LP in 1983 and you can see his credits at this discogs page. Peter asked if Fergus was ever interested in starting up the band again and he was. Peter then sought out Chris Crash. 

Chris Crash has his own interesting stories, but some of his history starts as far back as playing in Slander, which is one of Hamilton's first recorded punk bands. Chris would go on to play in the Hammer Boys, an all skin hardcore band. He runs a punk store called Crash Landing now, but was very familiar with the Strike's material. When Peter approached Chris about playing in the Strike, Chris couldn't believe it and started playing "Skinhead" on guitar to verify that it was the same band they were talking about. Peter knew he had the right guy for guitar. 

Randy from Rebel Time Records put us in touch with this new version of the Strike and after weeks of figuring out scheduling we were able to record this session. The Strike have played a show at This Ain't Hollywood. Tonight they recorded the following songs :

1.  Hungry Man
8. Alien
11. Mania

13. EXD ID

We did an interview that was recorded in two parts (Part 1) and (Part 2).

Thanks to Ian Wilkinson for recording and mixing everything. Thanks to Aldo and Candy for video taping the session. 

Flyer - Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Radio - Sunday, September 13th, 2015

You can listen to tonight's show on the player above or download an MP3 to listen a on your own time and device.

THE STRIKE - When the War is Over (Captain Oi!)

DIGITS – Winubee (Self-Released)
ORESUS - Mannen I Badekaret (Uncle Remus)
PVC2 - Deranged Demented & Free (Zoom)
DIRTY WORK - Never Give an Inch (Dove)
FUN-4 - Singing in the Showers (NMC)
JOE 9T + THE THUNDERBIRDS - Joe 9T Theme (Gemme)
LIVING INTENTS - Said it's So (Powerful Pierre Productions)

L.O.T.I.O.N. – System Error (Toxic State)
DIZZY AND THE ROMILARS - Push Button Drive (Medical)
USELESS EATERS - The Moves (Jolly Dream)
TRIEBTÄTER- Saufen – (Dead Armadillo)
MANN KACKT SICH IN DIE HOSE - Wer ist hier der Idiot (Self-Released)
DETERGENTS - No Salvation (Nuclear Attack) (Quality Control HQ)

DAME – Zersetzung (Self-Released)
LIE - Seams
MERCURY GIRLS - In Your Hands (Self-Released)
STEEL CHAINS - Standing In The Light (Self-Released)
TORSO - Eating Scraps

Top 10 - August 2015
9. ABNORMI - Yritän
8. INDICO - Kαθρέφτης ονείρων - Athens
6. …IS DODELUK - Did You Understand.
5. FATIGUE - Exodus
4. NO - Reverse
3. PURE DISGUST - Chained
2. SAVAGEHEADS – Extremists
1. RED DEATH - Palace Of Unending Pain

Bands inspired by the Varning line up

PARASYTES – Blinded (Self-Released)
MOTORDAMN – Over the Top
PAA KII - Paskahousun Paluu
DEAD HERO - Seguimos en pie (Self-Released)
GENERACION SUICIDA – Juvatud (Self-Released)
WARFUKKER – Death Machine (Self-Released)
SKULLNBONE – Keep the Wheel Spinning (Self-Released)
PMMA – Insecticide (Self-Released)
SYNDICATE – Dust (Self-Released)
RHYTHM OF CRUELTY – Day In, Day Out (Self-Released)
FLOWERS AND FIRE – Fire (Self-Released)
DEAD FUTURE - Iron Lung (Self-Released)
CHLOROFORM - Stiff Blue Eyes (Self-Released)
AVBE – De Guerre Lasse (Self-Released)
BLACK BARON - The Cold Flourescent Light of Blinding Shame (Self-Released)
DRIP – Death Dealers

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Radio - Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Tonight's show features some theme sets, an interview with Ralph Alfonso about the upcoming Diodes gig, and a demo feature by Chokehold. You can listen to the show on the player above or take it with you as an MP3.

BRUTE FORCE – WMC (Self-Released)

THE JIM TABLOWSKI EXPERIENCE - Bill Murray Would Be Pissed (Crapoulet)
PIERRE AND BASTIEN – Cancer (Pouet! Schallplatten)
XAXAXA - 2 milioni trkalački kamenja (Moonlee)
OPEN LETTERS - Bad Poise For Life (Kingfisher Bluez / Gipper Tore)
UNFUN – Arson (Dead Broke)

MALOKIO – Formiche (Self-Released)
UNCLE RAY – Poison (Self-Released)
THE AVENGERS – I Believe in Me (Dangerhouse)
THE SLITS – I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Island)
VICE SQUAD – Propaganda (Riot City)

Ralph Alfonso – Interview (Live)
THE DIODES - Time Damage (CBS)
TEENAGE HEAD – Let It Show (Attic)
THE SECRETS - All The Girls (Bomb)
THE UGLY – Screw the System – (Ugly Pop)
JOHN COOPER CLARKE – Innocents (Rabid)

THE STRANGLERS – All Day and All of the Night
45 GRAVE – Party Time (Enigma)
THE GERMS – Lion's Share
HUGH DILLON AND SWAMP BABY - Someone's Gonna Die Tonight (Velvel)
CIRCLE JERKS – Shit Hits the Fan (San Andreas)

I came across this old Chokehold demo that I didn't know existed and it is great. It is called “The Whole World is an Addiction”. Here is some of it....

CHOKEHOLD – Insecurity (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – Bottom Line (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – We Stand Alone (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – Born to Die (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – Sign of Hate (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – Time to Say (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – For the Child (Self-Released)
CHOKEHOLD – Everybody (Self-Released)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Interview - Hired Goons

Hired Goons from London are interviewed in the recent issue of MRR. 

Flyer - Tuesday, September 1st, 2015