Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top 10 - January 2017

1. BRUTAL YOUTH “Sanguine” CD (Stomp)
2. MONGOLOID “Plays Rock and Roll” LP (Deranged)
3. ANCIENT FILTH “Earth Brains” flexi (Self-Released)
4. LIQUID “Hurt My Feelin’” ep (Yeah You!)
5. ORNITORRINCOS “Ladrones de Riffs” ep (Thrash Unreal)
6.  GOD’S AMERICA “Merge with the Infinite” LP (Deep Six / RSR)
7. SEX PRISONER “Tannhauser Gate” LP (Deep Six)
8. DENY THE CROSS “Alpha Ghoul” LP (Tankcrimes)
9. DECRANEO “Sacrilegio” ep (Crapoulet)
10. BAD NOIDS “It’s a Doggie Bag World” (Feel It)

* DERANGED www.derangedrecords.com
* ANCIENT FILTH www.ancientfilth.bandcamp.com
* DEEP SIXwww.deepsixrecords.com
* TANKCRIMES  www.tankcrimes.com
* CRAPOULETwww.crapoulet.fr

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Radio - Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore passed away this past week. Although she’s not a punk she did represent a modern independent woman in the work world. The show took place in Minneapolis and Husker Du covered the theme song on their “Makes No Sense At All” ep in the mid-80’s. The song was like an unofficial anthem for Minneapolis, which is why it was so appropriate for a band from them to cover the song. With all the tributes to Mary Tyler Moore this week I found myself thinking about this cover.

HUSKER DU - Love is All Around (SST)

This coming Sunday at the Garrison is a benefit for Freddie Pompeii, a guy we are trying to keep alive. Freddie has been diagnosed with cancer and we all know that medical bills are more expensive in the States. So a bunch of his friends who make up the first wave of the Toronto punk scene are getting together to play a show and we are going to start off with a few of them, starting off with Freddie’s first punk band the VILETONES. This is “Danger Boy”.

VILETONES - Danger Boy (Razor)
THE CURSE- Somethin' Ya Can't Tell Your Mother (Other Perople’s Music)
TYRANNA – Unfaithful (Rave Up)
ZRO4 - Downtown Boys (Unreleased)
THE 'B' GIRLS - 'B' Side (Bomp)
THE DIODES - Mercenary Flight (CBC)
BATTERED WIVES - Bad News (Bomb)
THE MODS - Troubled Times (Other Peoples Music)
THE SECRETS - Teenage Rampage (Bomb)
THE UGLY - Do You Wanna See Me (Other People’s Music)

Alex Kress is a photographer from Toronto by way of Edmonton who put out a great new photo book on the Toronto punk scene called “Feeding Time: Split Seconds in Toronto Punk – 2015-2016”. We spoke with Alex a few weeks back about the book. We start off with the namesake for the book.

S.H.I.T. - Feeding Time (Static Shock)
ALEX KRESS - Interview (CIUT)
STRANGLED – Leader (Crude City)

Check out Alex’s Instagram account at @snapsecondskin

Top 10 – January 2017
10. BAD NOIDS - My Friend Greg (Feel it)
9. DECRANEO - Siamesas (Crapoulet)
8. DENY THE CROSS - Blast Pound Strafe Stab Kill (Tank Crimes)
7. SEX PRISONER - Shoulders Straight (a389 / Deep Six)
6. GOD’S AMERICA - A Minced Oath (Deep Six / Regurgitated Semen)
5. ORNITORRINCOS - Igrejinha Über Alles (Thrash Unreal)
4. LIQUID - Going Down the Tubes (Yeah You)
3. ANCIENT FILTH - Crisis Cycle (Self-Released)
2. MONGOLOID - American Nomad (Deranged)
1. BRUTAL YOUTH - Todd Serious (Stomp)

BIB - P.M.F. (Deranged)
NADSAT - Esclavo del placer (Self-Released)
YOUTH AVOIDERS - Face Up To It (Destructure / Build Me a Bomb)
RAPTUS DI FOLLIA – Insomnia (Incredible Noise / Dirt Fi)
URBAN BANDITS – We Don’t Belong to the Stairs (Twisted Red Cross)

Tonight’s demo feature is a new band from Vancouver featuring members from a lot of other bands from there. You can download their demo from bandcamp.

POLICY OF TRUTH – Intro / Leech (Self-Released)
POLICY OF TRUTH – Authority Abuse (Self-Released)
POLICY OF TRUTH – Speakers Corner (Self-Released)
POLICY OF TRUTH – I.M.F.H. (Self-Released)

BEAMAN – Z’s Up (Failed Orbit)

You can download an MP3 of the show here

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Radio - Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Tonight's show was loosely based on Trump's inauguration. You can download an MP3 of the show here.

SEDATIVES - S.E.D.A.T.I.V.E.S. (Taken by Surprise)

BLACK FRIDAY - The Toupée of Terror (Self-Released)
ABRAXOS - Armchair Racism (Self-Released)
STREET SWEEPER - Long Board Short Bus (Self-Released)
BATALLON SUBTERRANEO - Batallón Subterranéo (Self-Released)
BEYOND PEACE – Repression (Self-Released)
BITTER TASTE - S.T.O.M.P. II (Self-Released)

DISCHARGE – Protest and Survive (Clay)
G.L.O.S.S. - Give Violence a Chance
DOA – Eve of Destruction (Sudden Death)
DEAD KENNEDYS – We've Got a Bigger Problem, Now (Alternative Tentacles)
THE JOLT – Watcha Gonna Do About It (Captain Mod)

ANARKYA - Manzanas (Self-Released)
MISTER X - Дзецюкі-пізьдзюкі (Lads-shitheads- Kolesie-zjeby) (No Pasaran)
HIRED GOONS - Way of Life (Self-Released)
APOSTOLOI - Conspiracy (Self-Released)
ARROTZKA - Esperando el final - Spain, 2016

MICK FARREN – Let Us Loot the Supermarket Like We Did Last Summer (Stiff)
THE CIGARETTES – They're Back Again, Here They Come (Company)
THE RUNAWAYS – Black Leather (Mercury)
MUJERCITOS – Violadore Internacional (Not Normal)
BIKINI KILL – Rebel Girl (Kill Rock Stars)

LET’S DANCE - Walk Home (Self-Released)
BATFOOT - Psycho (Self-Released)
AKRATA – Democracia (Self-Released)
FRANK LOVE - New New (Self-Released)
ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS - This Machine Kills Bullies (Viral Age)
ANIMALS REVENGE - Violentus Habitus (Self-Released)

S.H.I.T. - Information (Self-Released)
BORN WRONG – Highway of Heroes (Schizophrenic)
CONMAN – Catching Flies (Self-Released)
SABOTAGE – Watching TV (Self-Released)
TRIAGE – White Eyes (Larry Tony Produzioni)

ALTONA - The Devils Onslaught (Self-Released)
ACQUITTED - Dues Paid (Self-Released)
AMPUTAATIO - Mitä valta pelkää. (Self-Released)
ARM'S REACH - The American Dream (Self-Released)
BATO - Ignorant Faith, Richmond (Self-Released)
xDELOREANx – Plutonium (Bad Feeling)
BEAMAN - 711 (Cyco Miko get's his Pepsi) (Self-Released)

Tonight's demo feature is a new local Toronto hardcore band called JockStrap. You can find their demo on bandcamp.

JOCKSTRAP – Analogy (Self-Released)
JOCKSTRAP – JockStrap (Self-Released)
JOCKSTRAP – Fossils (Self-Released)
JOCKSTRAP – Vandalize (Self-Released)
JOCKSTRAP – Strength-Pain (Self-Released)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Radio - Sunday January 14th, 2017

Stephe is outta town tonight so Teenage Werewolf (aka Rob) took over and played some classic punk hits and obscurities. The demo feature was a new one from Toronto locals Caustic Lime. Dig it


THE STOOGES "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (Elektra)
MAXIMUM RnR "Switchblade" (October 32nd)
WEIRDOS "Life of Crime" (Bomp)
MEGA & THE NYRDZ "I Lurk" (Slovenly)
DEVO "Uncontrollable Urge (Warner Bros.)

ANGRY SAMOANS "Inside My Brain" (Bad Trip)
POISON 13 "One Step Closer" (Sub Pop)
THE MONKS "Nice Legs Shame About Her Face (Carrere Records)
WIRE "Mannequin" (Harvest)
THE MISFITS "Hollywood Babylon" (Caroline)

THE UNDERTONES "Teenage Kicks" (Sire)
AVERAGE TIMES "Summer Nights (Hosehead)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS "Barbed Wire Love" (Rough Trade)
THE REAL KIDS "All Kindsa Girls" (Rhino)
NIRVANA "Molly's Lips" (Geffen)

DEAD BOYS "Sonic Reducer" (Sire)
VILETONES "Screamin' Fist" (Other People's Music)
THE DAMNED "New Rose" (Stiff)
MOTORHEAD "Love Me Like A Reptile" (Mercury)
CAREER SUICIDE "Kill The Warden" (Deranged)

REIGNING SOUND "You Got Me Hummin'" (In The Red)
THE SAINTS "River Deep Mountain High" (Sire)
THE DICKIES "Give It Back" (A&M)
GERMS "Richie Dagger's Crime (Slash)

RAMONES "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" (Sire)
JAWBREAKER "Chesterfield King" (Tupelo, Communion)
THE DISTILLERS "City of Angels" (Hellcat)
JIM CARROLL BAND "People Who Died" (Atco)
D.O.A. "World War 3" (Sudden Death)

FEAR "I Love Livin' in the City" (Slash)
KING SIZE BRACES "Let's Get Pissed" (Steel Wool Pussy)
HUGH DILLON & SWAMP BABY "Something's Gonna Die Tonight" (Velvel)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS "Terrible Evenings" (P. Trash)

CAUSTIC LIME "Rotting in the Suburbs" (Self)
CAUSTIC LIME "The Watchtower" (Self)
CAUSTIC LIME "Constant" (Self)
CAUSTIC LIME "Faulty Wires" (Self)
CAUSTIC LIME "Milwaukee Cannibal" (Self)

You can download the show here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Radio - Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Hardcore punk deserves a 'Year in Review' and with so many lists we decided to have a part two for this show. Tonight we start off with Rob's Top 10 Canadian releases.

BIG BROTHER – Ignorance is Strength (Unknown / No Time)
FASHIONISM – Stop Drop and Rock 'n Roll (Dirt Cult)
ARTIFICIAL DISSEMINATION – I Liked You Better When You Were Dead (Seminal)
DUCHESS SAYS – Pink Coffin (Slovenly)
DOA – Fucked Up Donald (Sudden Death)
HARD CHARGER – Fed Up Nihilist Blues (Vleeksak)
THE MANTS – El Plunge-O (Dead Beat)
BISHOPS GREEN – Do Anything You Want to Do (Rebellion)
PSEUDO – Albatrosses (Self-Released)

Rob Ferraz's Top 10 for 2016
FRAMTID – Visions of Okando (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
OI POLLOI – Metal Detector (Ruin Nation / Mass Media)
COLOR TV – Total Strangers (Deranged)
BULLET PROOF LOVERS – Leave Me Alone (Rum Bar)
PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS – Dead Meat (Slovenly)
THE CAVEMAN – I Hope They Drop the Bomb on Me (Dirty Water)
PRIMETIME – Get a Grip (La Vida Es Un Mus)
G.L.O.S.S. - Fight (Nervous Nelly / Total Negativity)
PLATINUM BOYS - Already Gone (Windian)
TYRANNAMEN – I Can't Read Your Mind (Static Shock)

Ian Wilkinson's favourite studio 3 sessions from 2016
SAGO – Ignorant Shit (CIUT)
INACTIVIST – Pessimist / Feminist (CIUT)

Ian Wilkinson's favourite studio 3 sessions before 2016
DISDONUT – Old Fashion Pain (CIUT)
LIGHTMARES – Sweat of a Hero (CIUT)

Stephe’s Top 10 for 2016 minus G.L.O.S.S. which was my number one pick and played earlier in the show.
TORSO - Everyone Is Sick (Agipunk)
FIRING SQUAD - Endless Game (Agitate)
REPTILOIDS – Эшафоты Судьбы (Hardware)
WARTHOG - Tightrope (Beach Impediment)
IMPULSE - Walk Away (To Live a Lie)
CINDERBLOCK – United (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
PURE DISGUST - Potential Criminal (Katorga Works)
SCALPED - Burden (Self-Released)
LA URSS - Belleza de clase media (Sabotage / La Corporacion)

Download an MP3 of the show here.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Radio - Sunday, January 1st, 2017

THE YOBS - Auld Land Syne (Captain Oi!)

The Yobs with Auld Land Syne which is the song you may have heard last night signifing the New Year. And as we leave the old year and begin a new I want to say that I have heard enough “Year in Review” shows to slit my throat. So many of them lamenting people who have passed away and tonight's show is not immune from such a list (see Sarde's list of bands that broke up in 2016). 

So Stephe prepared his favourite Canadian punk releases from last year and here is what he liked best starting with Absolute, who were in his top 10 list from last year with “Hell’s Highest Power”. They came out with a split with PARANOID shortly after which is even more devastating and didn't find out about until 2016 even though technically it was released in 2015.

1. ABSOLUT - Mental Problem (D-Takt & Rapunk)
2. CHEAP APPEAL – Sensory Overload (Self-Released)
3. BORN WRONG – Disposable (Schizophrenic / Rebel Time)
4. FASHIONISM - Stop Drop and Rock n Roll (Dirt Cult)
5. FRAGMENT - Bad Minds (Self-Released)
6. KOSZMAR - Solidarność (Konton Crasher)
7. LAUGHING BOY - Not this Time (Slow Death)
8. ALIENATION - Complacent Fucks (Self-Released)
9. PURA MANIA “Cerebros Punk” - Cerebros Punk (Hysteria)
10. FACADE – Some Screen (Self-Released)

Chloe, from SHEXD, prepared two top lists. This first set is an abbreviated favourite list starting off with Warthog. This list is in no particular order.

WARTHOG - Culture? (Beach Impediment)
IMPALERS - Sucks (CRASS cover) (Self-Released)
TRIAGE - Power Beat (Larry Tony Produzioni)
ARMS RACE - Slander and Abuse (La Vida Es Un Mus)
BLAZING EYE - Ways to Die (Self-Released)

Sarde prepared a list of bands that broke up in 2016. An In Memorium set list, Rest In Power.

CCTV - Big Plan (Cristi California)
FUCK SS - Trend On (World Gone Mad)
DILETTANTES - Late to the Party (Self-Released)
VEXX - You Don’t Got It (M’lady’s / Upset the Rhythm)
JJ DOLL - No One (Katorga Works)
VCR - R.I.P. Sportsboy (Murder City Video / Barfbag)
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge (Sabotage / Total Negativity / Nervous Nelly)
INACTIVIST - Pessimist / Feminist (Self-Released)
ABSOLUTE - Peace System (Beach Impediment)
GAUCHO - Manos Atadas (Iron Lung)

Chloe’s second list is the best of new bands from 2016.

SIYAHKAL - Beshin Paiasho (Self-Released)
KRIMEWATCH - Machismo (Self-Released)
EXOTICA - Peseguida (Self-Released)
S-21 - Brass Gravel (Self-Released)
ANXIETY - Sewer in the Mind (La Vida Es Un Mus)
URANIUM CLUB - Who Made the Man? (Static Shock)
JANITOR SCUM - Downtown (Lumpy)
CC DUST - Never Going to Die (Perennial)

Greg Benedetto, of Stuck in the City fame, prepared a top ten list for MRR. This list contains some of those bands that haven’t been caught by other’s lists so far and a few additional extras.

PRIMETIME - Pervert (La Vida Es Un Mus)
MARBLED EYE - Primerose (Self-Released)
TV CRIME - Hooligans (Static Shock)
BELGRADO - Na Ten Czas (La Vida Es Un Mus)
HARAM - The Insane (Toxic State)

VANITY - You’ll Never MatterMuch to Them (Katorga Works)

Happy New Year and download an MP3 of the show and listen to it on a device that plays MP3's. 

MRR Review - Brutal Youth "Sanguine" CD

Brutal Youth have a new release reviewed in the January 2017 issue of MRR.

MRR Interview - Parasytes

Dave Quirk interviews Parasytes from Montreal in the latest issue of MRR.