Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 10 - December 2016

1. MIND TRAP “Life Among Liars and Thieves” LP (Refuse)
2. FASHIONISM “Subculture Suicide” ep (Dirt Cult)
3. SEX DWARF “Non Stop Erotic Noise Cabaret” (D-Takt ja Rapunk)
4. PANDEMIX “Pathological Culture” demo (Self-Released)
5. BUSTED OUTLOOK “Not Defined by Violence” LP (Refuse)
6. SEA OF SHIT “Servitude” ep (Nerve Altar)
7. DAUDYFLIN “Drepa Drepa” ep (Erste Theke Tontrager)
8. X45 Demo (Self-Released)
9. WOUND MAN “Rolled” ep (Iron Lung)
10. WHIPWORM Demo (Self-Released)

* X45 -

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Radio - Sunday, December 25th,2016

There is a tradition on EXD started with Pete Genest from Hits and Misses. When Pete left the city Dave Stevenson stepped up with his love for punk Christmas songs. Dave works throughout the year finding new songs and pairing songs in sets and giving everything thorough listens.I come across Christmas songs and send them to Dave but Dave curates and programs and ingests these songs.  This year is no exception to the no duplicates code we live by and there are a lot of great unheard of punk songs to show listeners. But the explanations behind the songs like Electric Umbrella. You need to listen to the show on the player above or download the show here.


16 PIECE BUCKET - No Presents for Christmas (On-Line Cinccinati comp)
ELECTRIC UMBRELLA - Christmas as a Punk (Self-Released)
ROUGH KIDS - Rough Christmas (Self-Released)
VICE SQUAD AND BEKI BONDAGE - A Dog is for Life (and not just for Christmas) (Last Rockers)
THE RIPTIDES - I Can't have a Merry Christmas (Self-Released)

BEST PRACTICES - Reindeer Games (Tiny Engines)
J CHURCH - Winter Comes Again (Damaged Goods)
JON COUGAR CONCENTRATION CAMP - Reason for the Season (Better Youth Organization)
KATASTROPHY WIFE - Busiest Shopping Day of the Year (Integrity)
RADIO DEAD ONES - Boxing Days (Squoodge / Drunk 'n Roll)

HENRY ROLLINS AND STEPHEN COLBERT - A Very Rollins Christmas (Late Show)
BULLET BELT BASTARDS - Shit Holiday (More Noize)
SORE THROAT - The Snowman (AreaDeath)
Y - Merry Christmas (Flowerviolence / Thought Crime)
THE S.C.U.M. - Black X-Mas

SCUM DE LA NORVEGE - Bjelkelang (Laffen)
STRIP MIND - Jingle My Bells (Reprise)
THE MONSTERS - Jingle Bells (Dionysus)
SQUIRTGUN - Jingle Bell Rock (Interpunk)
RIFLE SPORT - Little Drummer Boy (Big Money Inc)

THE DONNAS - Up on a Housetop
BLOODSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTERSPACE - Bloody Unholy Christmas (Schailter / Shiltzer-Pepi)
THE AQUABATS - Holiday Road (Self-Released)
NE LUUPOJAT SURF - Hauska Joulua (Poko)
STEPHEN EGERTON - She’s Got Everything (Paper + Plastick)

THE FIGGS - Merry Christmas, Girl (Chunk)
THE SHADES - Snowy Day (Ray Gun)
BATTERED ELVES - We’re Gonna Kill Santa Clause (CBS / Epic)
THE NOT QUITE - Satan’s Elves (Bacchus Archives)

BUNCHOFUCKINGOOFS - Alcoholiday Turned Alcoholocaust (Back Alley)
ANGRY SNOWMANS - Festive (Stiff Hombre)
HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED - War on Christmas (Rebel Sound)
THE EMERSONS - Merry Christmas, Baby (Ramone to the Bone)

THE HARDKNOCKS - This One’s For Us (Rebel Sound)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Radio - Sunday, December 18th, 2016

VCR broke up this week so we started off the show with them. The first set is made up of local bands that have been playing out in the last little bit. You can download the show here.

VCR - VCR (Kills A Cop)

THE FALLOUT - A Shot Rings Out (Insurgence) 
MAKE NO GAINS – Noose (Self-Released)
THE VAPIDS - Second Time Around (Surfing’ Ki)
CAREER SUICIDE - Kill the Warden (Self-Released)
CONMAN - Straight Shot (Self-Released)

FUCKHAWK – I Hate the Kids (Self-Released)
LEGAL WEAPON – Death of Innocence (Arsenal)
PSEUDO – Albatross (Self-Released)
COLOR TV – Meat Wagon (Deranged)
FUN THINGS – Lipstick (Shock/ Savage Beat)

Best Re-Issues of December 2016
VICIOUS CIRCLE “Circle of the Doomed” ep - Police Brutality (Not Like You)
DEZERTER “Ku Przyszlosci” ep - Wojna Glupcow (Antena Krcyku)
THE VARUKERS “Led to the Slaughter” - The End is Nigh (Havoc)
LAST RITES “Fascism Means War” ep - The Dreams of Many – Glasgow (Loud Punk)
EXTERNAL MENACE “The Process of Elimination” - Standin' on the U.K. (Loud Punk)
EMILS “Demo ’87” ep – Gerechtigkeit (Power It Up)
POISON GIRLS “Where’s the Pleasure” LP - Lovers Are They Worth It (Water Wing)

BLAHA! - It's Christmas Time (and I have nothikng left to lose) (Slovenly)
THE DARTS – Revolution (Dirty Water)
THE CONNECTION – Bad to Worse (Rumbar)
BIG BROTHER – Scrap City (Self-Released)
SPECTRES – 16 Years (Deranged)

Top 10 – December 2016
10. WHIPWORM – Anxiety (Self-Released)
9. WOUND MAN “Rolled” ep – CB100 (Iron Lung)
8. X45 Demo - Untitled (Self-Released)
7. DAUDYFLIN “Drepa Drepa” ep – Rusi (Erste Theke Tontr臠er)
6. SEA OF SHIT “Servitude” ep – Reversion (Nerve Altar)
5. BUSTED OUTLOOK “Not Defined by Violence” LP – Self-Surrender (Refuse)
4. PANDEMIX - Never Believed / Conceptual Fuck (Self-Released)
3. SEX DWARF “Non Stop Erotic Noise Cabaret” - Krigslust (D-Takt ja Rapunk)
2. FASHIONISM “Subculture Suicide” ep - Nun of That (Dirt Cult)
1. MIND TRAP “Life Among Liars and Thieves” - Tunnel Vision (Brain Abuse)

X – White Girl (Slash)
THE DIRTBOMBS - 21st Century Fox (In The Red)
THE BOOMTOWN RATS – She's So Modern (Ensign)

Remwar played Faith/Void opening for Vile Intent. They were also from Montreal and I thought I would feature them in tonight's demo feature. They demo is found on their bandcamp page. 

REMWAR - Secret Police (Self-Released)
REMWAR – Raid (Self-Released)
REMWAR – Funeral Dream (Self-Released)
REMWAR – Hit That (Self-Released)
REMWAR – Please (Self-Released)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Radio - Sunday, December 12th, 2016

Last night, I watched Toronto FC lose to the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup Final. Toronto played better and came closest to winning but the game was decided by penalty kicks, however a significant contributor to the lose was a past Toronto FC player by the name of Stefan Frei. Frei was a starting keeper and in the end he was treated terribly by MLSE. Frei made the save of the game that kept Toronto FC from winning and I wish I could say this is the first time that a former Toronto FC player has lead to this team's undoing but it is more often the norm. People in Toronto who follow pro sports teams from this city refer to a curse on the city's team. However we thought this team we could beat the curse. In our lose, I kept singing the line "This is as good as it ever gets", a line from Problem Children's "On the Air". So we started tonight's show with that very song. I participated in a podcast for Red Nation On-line called East Side Stand up where you can hear a more through analysis of the lose. Listen to tonight's radio show on the player below of download an MP3 file here.

PROBLEM CHILDREN – On the Air (Problem Children Wrekords)

B-GIRLS – Fun at the Beach (Bomp)
NOBUNNY – I am a Girlfriend (Mooster)
PATSY'S RATS – Rock and Roll Friend (La Ti Da)
BIZNAGA – Mediocridad y Confort (Slovenly)
THE BARRACUDAS – I Can't Pretend (Bomp)

Interestingly, Trump is voted "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine. In the cover of the piece the sub title is "President of the Divided States of America" which makes the Mood of Defiance song appropo. There is a good article on the cover by Haaretz.

SUBURBAN LAWNS – Gidget Goes to Hell (Suburban Industrial)
MOOD OF DEFIANCE – The Divided States of America (New Underground)
U.X.A. - Social Circle (Dangerhouse)
45 GRAVE – Consumers (Restless)

This studio 3 session was recorded back in mid-October with Sabotage. They are organizing and playing a benefit show this coming Friday and we wanted to get this on before their show. 

SABOTAGE – Bang Bang Bang (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Interview (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Interview (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Que Mierdero (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Interview (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Mucjeras (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Interview (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – It doesn’t have to be this way (CIUT)
SABOTAGE – Interview (CIUT)

Tonight's demo feature is a new band from Boston called Pandemix. Their demo was reviewed in December's issue of MRR. You can download their demo at bandcamp

PANDEMIX – Second Opinion (Self-Released)
PANDEMIX – Total Immersion (Self-Released)
PANDEMIX – Faultless (Self-Released)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Radio - Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Shequalizing-X-Distort for the 9th episode takeover.  Another amazing show which runs the gamut from raging hardcore to outlier post-punk. There was some brand new and unreleased local tracks, digging in the crates archival material, show reviews of Cock Sparrer and the upcoming Impalers show AND an early Christmas present. Listen to the show on the player above or download an MP3 file here

VEX – I Wanna be Where the Boys are

S-21 – Mass Gave (Self-Released)
ADS – Waiting for the War (BZ)
OUTCRY – Reality (Self-Released)
PEDESTRIAN – Paradise (Self-Released)

ANXIETY – The Worst (La Vida Es Un Mus)
TASHME  - Demons (Self-Released)
GOOD THROB – Tube Disaster (Outsider)
CAREER SUICIDE – Machine Response (Career Suicide)
CRUX – Keep on Running (No Future)

THE PRATS – Disco Pope (Rough Trade)
FLQ – Repent (Unreleased)
HARD PRESSED – Crook in Disguise (Self-Released)
COCK SPARRER – Runnin’ Riot (Decca)

GAZM – Easy 2 See (Self-Released)
MIRROR – Boot Licker
RIK AND THE PIGS – Vile Order (Feel It)
S.L.I.P. – There’s No Hope in the USA (Sorry State)
LYSOL – Clean Living (Deranged)
THE IMPALERS – Human Kindness (S.H.I.T. cover)

FAMILY FOODER – Savoir Faire (Fresh)
CRASS – Darling (CRASS)
THE EXPELLED –Dreaming (Riot City)
CONMAN – Steam (Self-Released)

THE BUSINESS – Bollocks to X-mas (Secret)
THE GREEDIES – A Merry Jingle  (Vertigo)
HYGIENE – Christmas Do (Statik Shock)
SHONEN KNIFE – Space Christmas (Seminal Twang)
THE KINKS – Father Christmas (Arista)
THE DAMNED – There Ain’t No Sanity Clause (Chiswick)

SPECTRES – Vertigo (Deranged)
ALIENATION – Always the Same (Warthog Speaks)
WILD AT HEART – Haunted (Self-Released)

DEVO – Swelling Itching Brain (Warner Brothers)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Top 10 - November 2016

1. WARTHOG “Culture?” ep (Beach Impediment)
2. PURE DISGUST LP (Katorga Works)
3. SUNSHINE WARD “Order” (Feral Ward)
4. FRAGMENT Demo (Self-Released)
5. MAD EXISTENCE Ignorance is Bliss” ep (Self-Released)
6. LAUGHING STOCK “Inside Joke “ ep (Nightrider)
7. MILD SHAG “Rat Race” ep (Imminent Destruction)
8. BOMBARDEO / DHK “La Vida Es Un Infierno” split (Espiral DIYscos)
9. S-21 Demo (Self-Released)
10. ARMS RACE “New Wave of British Hardcore” LP (La VidaEs Un Mus)

* S-21–


Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Radio - Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Fidel Castro passed away and in honour of his passing we played Cuba's first and best known band Eskoria.

ESKORIA - Chispetren (Self-Released)

Cock Sparrer are playing in Toronto tonight. On tonigh's show we are playing a top 10 for November and this set has some re-issues and runners up from this month's releases.

COCK SPARRER - Don't Stop (Captain Oi)
TOXIC EPHEX - What A Waste of Money (Mad Butcher)
AHEADS - Not Last Night (Blurrg)
MACHO BOYS - Victim to Blame (Self-Released)
TOXIC WOMB - Sucker (Self-Released)
JUVEBTUD PODRIDA - Criando Cuervos (Logica Ciega)
MYTERI – Utbränd (Halvfabrikat)

It's my birthday tonight so Rob played the Beatles song and some pop punk, which I am not a fan of to celebrate my birthday.

BEATLES – Birthday (Apple)
PSEUDO – Outlaws (Self-Released)
SAMIAM – Full On (Burning Heart)
FIFTEEN – Middle (Cool Guy)
CHIXDIGGIT – Going to the Peelers (Honest Don's)

Here is my top 10 for November 2016 in reverse order.

10. ARMS RACE – UK15 (La Vida Es Un Mus)
9. S-21 - Mass Grave (Self-Released)
8. BOMBARDEO - Guerra = Muerte / DHK - Lxs Punk's no mueren! (Espiral DIYscos)
7. MILD SHAG - Fight On (Imminent Destruction)
6. LAUGHING STOCK - On and On (Self-Released)
5. MAD EXISTENCE - My Richmond (Self-Released)
4. FRAGMENT - Abandoned, Surrounded (Self-Released)
3. SUNSHINE WARD - Order (Feral Ward)
2. PURE DISGUST - White Silence (Katorga Works)
1. WARTHOG - Functioning World (Beach Impediment)

THE CAVEMEN – Speed of Death (Dirty Water)
JONESY – (I Wanna) Bang Bang You (No Front Teeth)
PLATINUM BOYS – Candy (Dusty Medical Records)
TYRANNA MEN – I Can't Read Your Mind (Static Shock)
BULLET PROOF LOVERS – Master of my Destiny (Rum Bar)

CIUT has a trip for two to Iceland as a Grand Prize draw for our fundraising campaign.  The off air has been extended until January 14th and so if you make a donation to CIUT for $25 or more you can get an entry into that draw. Donate at In honour of the trip to Iceland here is a set of early punk from there which includes Bjork's second band, Tappi Tikarras.

VONBRIGOI – O Rejkajavik (Mauerstadtmusik)
TAPPI TIKARRAS – London (Spor)
UTANGANOSMENN – Poppstjarnan (Steinar)
FRAEBBBLAMIR – Gotta Go (Hugrenningur)
PURRKURR PILLNIKK – Floqhahbid (Gramm)
Q4U – Toys (Skaf)
EGO – Sieg Hell (Steinar)
VONBRIGOI – Guafraea (Red River)

THE SAINTE CATHERINES – Look at the Moon (Yo Yo)
ERIC'S TRIP – Sunlight (Sub Pop)
COLD WARPSE – Endless Bummer (Noyes)
KID DYNAMITE – Never Met the Gooch (Jade Tree)

You can download the show here.

Flyer - Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Radio - Sunday November, 20th, 2016

Tonight is our fundraising show and we always play name that tune with our hosts on the Prophesy. This year James St. Bass (Creative Zero / Sudden Impact fame) was on deck and he guessed that the opening song was an Elvis Costello tune a song about radio.

SMALLTOWN - Radio Radio (Pirates Press)

Interviews and band profiles
Last week we aired an interview with ALIENATION who are a hardcore band from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We interviewed them when they were here for Not Dead Yet. Interviews and band profiles are something we do quite often on the show. In the last few months we aired interviews with the legendary Oi Polloi from Scotland, Zoom and the Scenics who are considered by some to be the first punk bands from Toronto, DS-13 from Umea Sweden, Fuck You Pay Me from Cleveland, and Geoff Pevere who wrote Gods of the Hammer. And when INACTIVIST came in Evan talked about doing an interview on Equalizing-X-Distort was like one of these bucket list items. Matt Black from Die Brucke said the same thing. I have heard this a couple of times from bands so we know this is valued by bands. In fact I don’t hear other punk radio shows do this. Band interviews are something unique to EXD abd CIUT and as a result we profile a lot of local and Canadian bands to get their story out.

In these interviews we often get into other things that members of bands are up to. These people are champions of the scene because they put in their time trying to build up the scene in various ways and it is not uncommon. Last week when we were talking to Dave Brown, Alienation’s newest member, he was telling us about Sewercide Records and his latest offshoot label Unknown Coast, which is responsible for the release of the Slow Death demo. Slow Death were a hardcore band from Summerside, PEI – who represented a lot of firsts. Dave used to be a host on the show and he knows how important the drive is to keeping our doors open, so he offered us a Sewercide package which includes a Word on the Street ep, Abject Pax ep, Dyscontrol ep, and the Slow Death ep.

ALIENATION – Dad Body (Self-Released)
GAUCHO – New song about cannibalism (CIUT)

Studio 3 session
GAUCHO and SABOTAGE were both in to record Studio 3 sessions recently. But over the last six months we aired sessions with :

- SAGO on April 24th and then you recommended we do a session with
- KATATONIX which aired on May 29th
- MOTHERFUCKERS from Calgary which we aired on June 26th
- INACTIVIST on July 17th, which was recorded just before the Irish members left the city. Leo what is happening with Inactivist?
- PROM NITE on August 28th
- FLQ on September 4th, and
- GAUCHO on October 16th

We have the members of some of these bands in tonight. So first off I want to re-introduce Leo who was in twice, first with Inactivist and when you were hear I was telling you how much trouble I was having getting Gaucho in and you made that happen because you sing and play bass in that band as well. And Andrew and Alex, who are brothers playing in Sabotage. They talked about their experiences recording at the station and what that means for their bands.

SABOTAGE - It Doesn't Have to be this Way (CIUT)

Studio 3 sessions continued
Alex from SAGO joins in on the conversation and we talk about the development of those personalized station IDs. We also talk about the band photos. And then we talk about community access to the station using Alex as an example of being someone who has suggested these programming pieces that we acted on which include:

- At the SOFISTIFUCKS session he told us about SAGO so we had you come in.
- He helped set up the UNCLE RAY recording who are a band from Windsor
- At the SAGO session he told us about KATATONIX and we arranged to have them in.
- At the KATATONIX session he told us about DS-13 and even arranged for us to get in so we can get an interview.
- I also want to thank you for turning me onto Democracy Now. You mentioned it on the last drive that you were in and I started listening where I heard about the altercation at Standing Rock

Anyway I wonder how common this is to be able to suggest programming and watch it come together. We talk about CIUT being a community station but all these points above demonstrate to me the two way involvement that the station has with our listeners.

SAGO – Fukk the Cops (CIUT)

CIUT has done quite a few co-sponsorships in the last little while. What is a co-sponsorship? It is an event that gets promoted by the station and in return the event promotes the station. It is another expression of community influence and impact. In the last little bit we have helped promote:

The Secrets show
The Son of Dave show
Not Dead Yet fest
The Zoom show
Johnny and the G-Rays show
And the upcoming James Chance show

Here is the title track from the brand new James Chance album titled “The Flesh is Weak”.

JAMES CHANCE - The Flesh is Weak (True Groove)
ZOOM - Porno Town (CIUT)
VCR - How Low Can A Punk Get (Murder City Video / Barfbag)

In appreciation for radio here are some songs about radio.

RAMONES – We Want the Airwaves (Sire)
THE MANTS – 250 Volt (Dead Beat)
THE SPIES – My Radio (Giant Radio)

Special Features
EXD is known for doing Top 10 features at the end of the month.

We do a punk Christmas show with host Dave Stevenson and this year’s show happens on Christmas day.

SHEXD is alive and well and planning their next broadcast on December 4th so tune in for that.

Dini Lazlow was in to do a contemporary look at the Hungarian punk scene.

We feature a demo every week on the show.

We have talked about co-sponsorships that we participate in with local promoters.

We talked about the interviews we do with bands that come through.

We talked about studio 3 sessions we organize with local bands.

All this happens on a voluntary basis but without money to keep the day to day operations going we cannot continue to broadcast.

Craig Wattie, a co-host on Aggressive Rock tells us about CKLN and how that fragile a campus community station is. CHRY also had their station taken from them with outside owners adopting a commercial format for their newly rebranded VIBE. We play some more songs about radio….

GASOLINE - Radio Flic (Egg)
SKULLIANS - Over The Edge (STP)
RAMONES – Do You Remember Rock’nRoll Radio (Sire)

TEENGENERATE – Radio 55 (Crypt)
CUB – Who the Hell do you think you are (BMG)

You can donate to CIUT until December 31st on-line at There is a trip for two to Iceland and the draw will be held on January 15th. Thanks to those who have donated so far.