Monday, October 31, 2016

Top 10 - October 2016

1. G.L.O.S.S.  “Trans Day of Revenge” ep (Nervous Nelly / Total Negativity)
2. CHARGED CBH ep (4490 Records)
3. INSTINTO “Dimontis” (Grito o Muere / Guerilla Vinyl)
4. GASMASK TERROR “Chape de  Plomb” (SPHC)
5. AKAKBUTO 赤カブト” demo (Self-Released)
6. VIDEO FILTH “Media Games “ ep (Nightrider)
7. BORN WRONG “Nailed” LP (Schizophrenic)
8. TV FREAKS “D.Y.O.T. / The Pits” ep (Schizophrenic)
9. XYLITOL Demo (Self-Released)
10. ENAMEL Demo (Self-Released)

*4490 RECORDS –
* SPHC –


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Radio - Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Tonight we feature an interview with Oi Polloi from Edinburgh. Oi Polloi were in town two and a half weeks back and I asked them into the station to give us an interview before their show. But this isn't the first time I have been able to speak to the band, back in 1990 my first band opened for Oi Polloi and they stayed at my place for a week and I got to know the band really well. They have had a huge impact on me over the years and I wasn't able to see them the last time they were here, so this time I made extra effort to make sure we got back in touch. We cover the band's early history, Scottish independence in the face of BREXIT, the use of Scottish Gaelic and other languages in Oi Polloi's material, and catch up with their latest release "Saorsa" with the song "Dirty Protest". It was so great to catch up with what to me has been a groundbreaking band in the hardcore scene. You can download the interview here. the playlist for tonight's show is:

OI POLLOI – Pigs for Slaughter (Self-Released)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
THE EXPLOITED – Exploited Barmy Army (Secret)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
THE SKIDS - Of One Skin (Windsong)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI - Don't You Want Me Baby (Self-Released)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI – Punx ‘n Skinz (Self-Released)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI - Hands Off Nicaragua (Endangered Musik)
OI POLLOI – Americans Out (Oi)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI – When Two Men Kiss (Words of Warning
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI - Systeemin Onja (Profane Existence)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI – Contra El Sistema (Artcore)
OI POLLOI – Interview (CIUT)
OI POLLOI – Dirty Protest (Ruination / Mass Productions)
VCR – Scream Again (Murder City Video / Barfbag)

Tonight’s demo feature is a band from Calgary. This is their first demo. They have a new titled “Stephen’s world” which is also on their bandcamp page.

GAWKER - Adult Acne (Self-Released)
GAWKER - Peeping Tommy Boy (Fat Man Looking Through a Tiny Window) (Self-Released)
GAWKER - Toe-Ring (Self-Released)
GAWKER - Spoiled Rotten (Self-Released)
GAWKER - Chongo (Self-Released)

GAWKER - My Only Pants (Self-Released)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Radio - Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Rob starts out tonight's show with a band he saw last night from L.A. Here is tonight's show and playlist and you can download the show here.

THE CRAZY SQUEEZE – Crazy Squeeze (Self-Released)

THE RICHMOND SLUTS – City Girls (Disaster)
TEENAGE HEAD – Let's Shake (Attic)
THE COUNT BISHOPS – Teenage Letter (Mojo)
THE 101'ers – Keys to your Heart (EMI)

PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS – Death Threat (Slovenly)
THE METROS – I Gotta Go (Dirtnap)
THE ERGS – 180 Degree Emotional Ollie (Don Giovanni)
MARK SULTAN – I Wanna Be the Only One (Sounds of Subterania)
PINK WINE – If I Forgave (We are Busybodies)

AKAKABUTO - Människohatt (Self-Released)
RED DEATH - Empty Shell (Lockin' Out)
CRIMEN - Bien Chafa (Discos Enfermos)
ULTRA – Rojo (La Vida Es Un Mus)
B.E.T.O.E. – No Votes (Cintas Cachicammo)

VIOLENT REACTION - No Pride (Revelation)
PAGANS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - Bombs Away (Self-Released)
OI POLLOI - Let’s Go (Mass Productions)
ODIO - Strictly Criminal (Nightrider)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Streets of St Pauli (Boss Tuneage)

UGLY SHADOW – Kids of Tomorrow (Dark Liquid)
TROIKA – Etiquetas (Self-Released) – from Madrid
XLITOL - Femme Shoulder Devil
YOUTH SUCKS - Nincs Semmid (Budapest)
WOLF LUV - Suffocation Vacation

H.H.H. – Vota
POSITIVE NOISE - Positive Noise
PONCHO NEGRO – Conducion Miserable (Self-Released)
SNAKE CHARMER - #2 (Schizophrenic)
FRAGMENT – Slow Death (Self-Released)
SLOW DEATH – Cop Out (Unknown Coast)

SOCKS FOR COCKS - Sorry Dude Interlude (Self-Released)
ALDERKNOT - You're Everywhere (Self-Released)
CROOKED JACKS - Anti-Social Networking (Self-Released)
EAST END RADICALS – Nation's Secret Shame (Stomp)
BIG BROTHER – Straight Outta Ontario(No Time)
JON CREEDEN - Take That Steve Perry (My Fingers! My Brains!)
THE MERTON PARKAS – Face in the Crowd (Beggars Banquet)

Demo Feature 
WATCHDOG from Kamloops, BC remind me a lot of bands like BROTHERHOOD who were aping that SSD sound, but they have some SPAZZ like power violence nods as well. You can download their demo on bandcamp.

WATCHDOG – Boil My Blood (Self-Released)
WATCHDOG – More Rules (Self-Released)
WATCHDOG – Keep In Step (Self-Released)
WATCHDOG – Watchdog (Self-Released)
WATCHDOG – Spoiled Youth (Self-Released)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sabotage studio 3 session

Sabotage first came not my radar through the promoter of the Curasbun Oi show. Curasbun are from Santiago, Chile and I think would be the first punk band from Chile to play Toronto. Sabotage are a band from Toronto featuring mostly kids of Colombian descent and they were opening up the show. They had a five song ep on their bandcamp page and so to help promote the show we featured the band in a demo feature. I was excited to learn of another band in Toronto that sang in Spanish. And as I met the band I learned that the singer, Irene, is from Colombia and has first hand knowledge of the punk scene there. I also learned that Andrew, the guitarist, and Alex, the drummer, are brothers who are from here but who's parents are Colombian and meeting Irene has got them wanting to get more in touch with their roots. I also learned that Andrew is a sound engineer and works with our sound Engineer, Ian, during the day. So they knew each other and the session flowed really well as a result. Cab is the bassist and has the most experience with being in bands. Together this band works really well together. Throughout the night we recorded the following songs:

1. Watching TV
2. It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
3. Que Mierdero
4. Bang Bang Bang
5. STI
6. Mujeras

We also made a few IDs

7. Bang Bang Bang CIUT ID
9. Mujeras CIUT ID

The session was video taped by Aldo Erdic of Punks and Rockers.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Radio - Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Vatican City is getting a Mickey D's. In this show we feature the studio 3 session with Gaucho. Listen above or download the show here.

MDC - Corporate Deathburger (R Radical)

THE VAPIDS – Picture My face (Double Hell)
NECK – Pull the Rug (Uncle D)
SCHOOL DAMAGE – Frig Off, Bud (Brain Candy)
OUTTACONTROLLER – Curse of the 13th Floor (P Trash)
BRAT KINGS – Good Drugs (Hosehead)

THE SPACESHITS – Cassie (Teenage Lust)
DODGE MAIN – City Slang (Alive)
LORD HIGH FIXERS – Slow Boat to China (Estrus)
VAN BUREN WHEELS – C'mon and Be Mine (Slovenly)
DICTATORS – 16 Forever (Norton)

Studio 3 session
Recorded on Tuesday August 30th in the hallway on the 3rd floor at CIUT this is a live off the floor session.

GAUCHO - El Dia Final (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Corrupcion (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Sistema de Mierda (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Cuerpos Mutilados (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Gritos de Guerra (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Brutalidad Policia (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Demonois (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Cerebros Podrido (CIUT)
GAUCHO - Interview (CIUT)
GAUCHO - New song (CIUT)

GIPSY SS - Zsibbad az agy. (Self-Released)

Flyer - Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Flyer - Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Flyer - Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Radio - Sunday, October 9th, 2016

This is the annual preview for Not Dead Yet fest hosted by festival organizers Greg Bennedetto, Sarde Lynn and Chloe Ringe. Sarde and Chloe are regulars on the show with SHEXD. Together they programmed music that went in chronological order with the fest's line up. There was details about the art exhibition titled "Collective Delusion / Mass Hysteria" opening Wednesday night at Faith/Void. The line up has changed a bit so there were updates to those line ups and a few other unannounced events that you can learn about by listening to the show on the player above or download an MP3 file here. Here is a flyer for the fest and you can get tickets at Ticket Fly.

Here is the playlist from the show. 

WARTHOG – Culture? (Beach Impediment)

SIYAHKAL – Beeshin Paasho (Self-Released)
EXOTICA – Leech (Self-Released)
GENEX – Squalor (Self-Released)
MUJERCITOS – Violada Internacional (Not Normal Tapes)

MOLLOT – Watch Your Back (Self- Released)
Q – Terror (Self-Released)
WILD AT HEART – Blank Disguise (Self-released)
RED DEATH – Deterence (Lockin' Out)
PROTESTOR – One at a Time (Triple B)
VIOLENT REACTION – Violent Reaction (Painkiller)

PEDESTRIAN -Pedsetrian (Self-Released)
PRIVATE ROOM – Gourmet Pez (Iron Lung)
THE LOWEST FORM – Interplanetary Bad Boy (Iron Lung)
PISS – Stuck in the Gutter (Self-Released)
BARCELONA – Bompa (La Vida Es Un Mus)

HARAM – The Insane (Self-Released)
UROCHROMES – Ugly People (Lumpy)
AJAX – Lapdog (Self-Released)
TRIAGE – Dystopic Scene (Larry Toni Produzioni)

CORRECTIVE MEASURE – Think Before You Speak (Self-Released)
RABID MINDS – GAPM (Layin' Waste)
ALIENATION - Boring Bands (Warthog Speaks)
S-21 - Prisoner (Self-Released)
CONMAN – Tracking (Self-Released)

THE BRAIN – Brain Waves (Self-Released)
EXIT ORDER – Dog (Self-Released)
LA MISMA -Raspados (La Vida Es Un Mus)

STRAIGHT TRUTH – Cracked over the Head (Self-Released)
PURE DISGUST – Normalized Death (Katorga Works)
ARMS RACE – UK 15 (La Vida Es Un Mus)
WASTE MANAGEMENT – Solitude (Painkiller)

GAZM – Easy 2 See (Byllepest)
STUCK PIG – Religious Homicide (Self-Released)
FIREWALKER – Darken My Door (Self-Released)
TURNSTILE – Drop (Reaper)
G.L.O.S.S. - Fight (Sabotage)

THE BOYS - Anti-Punk (Self-Released)
KRIMEWATCH – Coward (Self-Released)
VCR – Society, Apathy, etc (Can't Stop the Rock) (Self-Released)
DARK THOUGHTS – Ain't No Love (Stupid Bag)
ANXIETY – The Worst (La Vida Es Un Mus)

ANASAZI – Hex Da System (Toxic State)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Radio - Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Listen to the show on the player above or download the MP3 here

GAUNT – Spine (Datapanik)

DISASTERBATORS – Searchin' (Shake!)
THE FALL-OUTS – About You (Super Electro Sound)
THE CARBONAS – Journey to the End (Goner)
THE RIP OFFS – Hooked on Phonics (Pure Filth)
MIRACLE WORKERS – Already Gone (Voxx)

DEMICS – I Wanna Know (Ready)
GRAVEDIGGERS V – Spooky (Voxx)
GANG OF FOUR – I Found that Essence Rare (EMI)
PERE UBU – Final Solution (Hearthan)

Zoom were super important for the Toronto punk scene. Self-Releasing one of the first punk singles in Toronto called “Sweet Desperation” and opening the doors for punk bands to play the Colonial Underground which is where the first wave of punk bands cut their teeth, Zoom paved the way. Forty years later an LP of unreleased material has just been released by Ugly Pop and Chris Haight and John Hamilton have reformed the band to play a record release show. They came in yesterday to tell us about Zoom, their gigs, their songs, their recordings and stories from around that time.

ZOOM – Sweet Desperation (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – Massacre at Central High (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – Hollywood Babylon (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – Where Have All the Good Times Gone (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – Nowheresville (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
BB GABOR – Nyet Nyet Soviet (Anthem)
ZOOM – Young and Alive (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – Schoolgirl Hitchhker (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – My Baby’s Got No Brains (Ugly Pop)
ZOOM – Interview (CIUT)
ZOOM – I Hate You (Ugly Pop)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

MRR Interview - Lia Lepre

Lia Lepre is a visual and musical artist that makes up Toronto's hardcore scene. Her artwork graces many flyers and some of them have been re-ported throughout this blog site. She also draws record cover artwork which includes a release by Warthog and one of her own bands, Triage. And when she isn't singing in Triage she can be found jamming with  VCR, or playing bass in Conman. MRR profiled her in their October 2016 issue so you can read more about how awesome she is. 

MRR Review - TV Freaks "D.Y.O.T." ep

New TV Freaks single reviewed in the October issue of MRR (#401)

MRR Review - Flesh Rag "Stay Away" ep

In the October issue of MRR (#401).

MRR Review - Born Wrong "Nailed" LP

From Hamilton, the band's first full length. Reviewed in the October issue of MRR (#401).