Thursday, August 31, 2017

Top 10 - August 2017

1. LONG KNIFE "Sewers of Babylon" ep (Beach Impediment)
2. BURNOUT ep (To Live A Lie)
3. AUSENCIA "Cuantas Vidas" (Discos MMM)
4. SOCIAL DIVORCE "New York State Politics" (Bankrupt Studios)
5. FRIED EGG "Back and Forth" (Beach Impediment)
6. FIT FOR ABUSE "Too Little Too Late" (Painkiller / Warthog Speaks)
7. ABOLITIONIST "The Pinnacle" (1859 / Different Kitchen)
8. THISCLOSE "What Glory?" (SPHC / Byllepest)
9. EXHAUSTION "Surrounded by the Depths" (Destructure / Distro Y)
10. PROM NITE Demo II (Self-Released)


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Radio - Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Shequalizing-X-Distort's 11th takeover of the airwaves, Girls of Summer 2017 edition of the show. Tonight's instigators were long time stalwarts Zoe and Sarde and first time co-hosts Mariam, Karla, and Christina who has been on before. Sarde started out with ESG and some apologies for the band not being punk enough, but it sounded great. A download of this show is available here.

ESG – It’s Alright

Sarde started off with a dedication to Marjie and also talked about Not Dead Yet which is coming up soon and how the festival will be different without Soybomb. She also mentioned a great meme that Rosie from Outcry started for this year's fest.

HAGAR THE WOMB – Idolization
BOOJI BOYS – Plaza Too Perfect (Self-Released)
1-900’s – Trained Dog
PLAYBOY – The Weather

Zoe was teased for being such a media darling this past few weeks with her street health work that has spearheaded some IDU sites including a pop up site and has led to some funding finally. In fact she is being interviewed again in the morning and is a real trooper coming out tonight. But Zoe also speaks about applying your punk ethics in a real life way. 

GAZM - Fuck You (Self-Released)
OUTCRY - It's a Joke (Self-Released)
DAME - Glitch
CIRCUIT 7 - Video Boys

Mariam is somewhat new to the city but used to be the zine coordinator at MRR and did a punk radio show in Chicago where she is originally from. Mariam has also sung in five punk bands the most recent being Permanent Ruin and pulled together a set of little known bands that reflect a number of things. 

UNSUB – Trapped
INDIREKT – Groten Ult Holland
DRUJ – War Hymns
QUE LASTIMA – Paradise

Karla plays in Pure Pressure and is moving back to Victoria after NDY 2017. Karla is organizing a screening about a film that explores the moral dilemma between veganism and First Nation's hunting and trapping rights. 

TOMAR CONTROL – Haz le Diferencia
PURA MANIA – Grandes Esperanzas
MALA RACHA – Land of the Free

Christina sings in the Vanilla Poppers and runs Blowback Records. She is moving back to Australia after NDY 2017 and pulled together an all Canadian set as a way of saying goodbye. But we have invited Christina back to guest host a show before she goes and delight us with an exploration of Aussie punk. 

PROM NITE – No Motivation (Self-Released)
SIYAHKAL – Pari Bolandeh
THE BOYS – Big Boy, Big Attitude

Everyone ran out of time with material and so the last set was a combined set between Zoe and Sarde.

SECT – Masters and Slaves
FLESH WORLD – Just to Tear Me Down
DEAD FLOWERS – First Track demo
CITIZEN’S ARREST – Light in the Darkness

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Alien Boys studio 3 session

Alien Boys are a great new band from Vancouver and released a 7 song recording called "Self-Critical Theory".

I found their recording through the MRR review on their bandcamp page. Then Erin wrote me about them coming on tour and I knew her from the Rebel Spell and hadn't realized she was in the band so it was a happy coincidence. Alien Boys worked this session into their schedule and we worked on a few new songs, a few songs from this recording and some improvised IDs. 

So the band also features Sarah on vocals, Erin and Alex on guitar, Megan on bass, and Lindsay on drums. The members came to talk about how they came to join Alien Boys. We get them to talk about their songs in depth, their influences, their name, their scene, Vancouver and a myriad of other topics. You can hear the two parts of the interview here. 

Part 1
Part 2

The songs recorded include:

Self-Critical Theory
Just Another Piece of Acid


This session was recorded by Ian Wilkinson in the CIUT Hallway. More photos can be found on our facebook page.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Radio - Sunday, August 20, 2017

In all the coverage of Charlottesville one chant at the protests that I keep hearing is the intro to MDC's "Born to Die" which is the phrase "No War, No KKK, No Fascist USA". It is one of my all time favourite hardcore songs and it makes me proud to hear a song like that being yelled in the streets in opposition to things happening in the States. So we started off the show with MDC and a rant about what has been happening in Charlottesville. Here is an MP3 file of the show.

MDC - Born to Die (R Radical)

So to set the tone for the week it has been here are some songs to reflect things that have happened in Charlottesville starting with a band from Columbia, South Carolina who first wrote about these representations of history in a song called “Southern Swastikas”. In an unrelated coincidence the song came out on an album called “The Nutty Anti-Christ: which featured Jerry Lewis on the cover dressed up as the devil. Jerry Lewis passed away yesterday.

IN/HUMANITY - Southern Swatiskas (Prank)
THE PINKERTON THUGS – Propaganda by the Dead (Insurgence)
DEADSTOOLPIDGEON – Statue (Crucial Response)
MARILYN’S VITAMINS – Ernst Zundel, Voltaire and Me (Raw Energy)
THE OPPRESSED – Antifa Hooligans (Mad Butcher / Redstar '73)

If you have been listening to “Democracy Now” this week you have been hearing interviews with Cornell West who has talked about how the white nationalists locked the group in a church while they carried torches and threaten to burn it down, while the police stood back and let the white nationalists engage in this terrorism Antifa stepped into save the people in the church. they would be dead. Democracy Now interviewed Mark Bray, who wrote a book called "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook".

In Baltimore two statues were removed. In Memphis crowds linked arms and called for the removal of Jefferson Davis. The movement is growing.

FASHIONISM were in town this week. Here is a set inspired by that show.

FLESH RAG – It Ain't Me (Self-Released)
FIRST BASE – No Surprise (HoZac)
FASHIONISM – We've Got It Wrong (Zaxxon)
TRANZMITORS – Some Girls (La Ti Da)
TV FREAKS – Coworker Blues (Schizophrenic)

FUTURE IS BLACK - Burn your Passport (Self-Released)
INNOCENT - Carceral State (Self-Released) – Boston
GUTTER – Harassment 24-7 (Self-Released) - France
DURS COEURS - L'eau et Le Feu (Imminent Destruction / MMM Discos)
DIE TOTEN HOSEN - Gott Vergibt (Jocvehens Kleine Plattenfirma)
88 FINGERS LOUIE - The Violence of Denial. (Bird Attack)

THE RIPTIDES - Someone Just Like You (Something To Do Records)
BLAHA - The Day We Were Born (Slovenly)
SIEVEHEAD - Invocation (Static Shock)
GLUE - Testimony (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
GET THE SHOT - Evil Rites (New Damage)

VICTORY - Midwest Unrest (Oi! The Boat)
THE WARRIORS - Unite and Fight
ROYAL OI! - Battle Ready
UNITED BOTTLES - Working Class Victims
VONBASTARD - Music Is Dead!

AUTHORITY ZERO - Destiny and Demise
LINEOUT - Marcallo is Shit!
LASTKAJ 14 - Fast, du är fast
TRASTORNO - Pasa el Tiempo (Self-Released)
BAJO CUSTODIA – Sube el Efecto (Self-Released)
GOLDBLOOM - Hanging Weird (Self-Released)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from Toronto/Montreal that came across our digging. You can download the demo from their bandcamp.

TOTAL BLISS – Code White (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – B.I.T.C.H. (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – Flesh Prison, Part 1 (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – Mutations (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – 12:00 (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – Costant Nausea (Self-Released)
TOTAL BLISS – Flesh Prison, Part 2 (Self-Released)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Radio - Sunday, August 13th, 2017

We started off tonight's show with a band playing in Toronto next Thursday, which is Casual Burn. Tonight's show is effected by a number of current affairs which include the dog incident on the TTC, the US stand off against North Korea, the Parkdale Rent Strike, the white nationalist riots in Charlottesville, and upcoming punks shows in Toronto. See the playlist below to figure out which songs apply to which current  events. You can download an MP3 file of the show here.

CASUAL BURN - Normopathy (Self-Released)

XYLITOL - Get Your Woofin' Dog Off Me(Self-Released)
TESTA DURA - Realtà Sbagliata (Even Worse)
PISSING MATCH - Cryptic Tongues / Inflated Balloons (Feral Kid)
NEGATIV - 3 Minutes to Midnight (Byllepest)
KATASTROF - Sista Dagen (Beach Impediment)

BOBOS A GO GO - Jose Culo (Self-Released)
REVERSO - Bien (Self-Released)
D’PUROS - Canilla de albañI (Self-Released)
IDEAS NEUROTICAS - Mis Ideas (Self-Released)
NO USE FOR A NAME - 1945 (Fat)

NIGHTWATCHERS - Deposition (Self-Released)
BERNAYS PROPAGANDA - Leb I Igri (Ill in the Head)
DAME - Glitch (Charm School)
S.H.I.T. - Generation Shit (Lengua Armada)
IMPALERS - Nazi Burning Man (Can 'o Bees)
PRIMITIVE BLAST - No Youth - No Use (Last Ride)
PERDIDOS - Déjà vu (Self-Released)
HEX - P.O.P. (Milk Run)
ALIEN BOYS - Silencer (Self-Released)
INNOCENT - Existence (Side Two)

CIVILIZED - Stagnate (Youth Attack)
CULTURE SHOCK - You're Next (Youth Attack)
AGGRESSION PACT - Ruptured Thoughts (Painkiller)
GLUE - Hammered Down (La Vida Es Un Mus)
FIREWALKER - Something in the Air (Self-Released)
SAFE STATE - Your Way (Straight and Alert)
CONDENA – Hasta El Final (Self-Released)
KEEP OUT – Kidistraction (Luigi)

FLOWERS OF EVIL – Introvert (Deranged)
GUTTER - Under Surveillance (Self-Released)
YOUNG IDEAS - Shield or Sword (Crowd Control Media)
THE DECLINE - Outsiders (Kicking Records, Guerilla Asso, Rural Muzik, Zone Onze Records, Abracadaboum, General Strike)
SOCIETY’S ILLS – Rebels Sing (Self-Released)
RIPCORDZ - Youth War (En Guard)

SLUMS OF THE FUTURE – Mechanism (Compressed Thought)
HARDWARE – Invader (Atomic Action)
FILTHPACT - King of Shit (At War with False Noise)
NO FAITH - No Police (Rest In Power Mike Brown) (Iron Lung)
THROAT BREACH – Vacancy (Self-Released)
GEIGER COUNTER - Killing a Bigot (Desolate / Phobia)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from Montreal which shares some past history with Malokiio. Marjie from SHEXD originally played Odd on one of the episodes of SHEXD and because SHEXD will be doing their summer edition program on Sunday August 27th I wanted to re-visit this chestnut of a demo. You can find the demo at their bandcamp page. 

ODD – Control (Self-Released)
ODD – Witches of the State (Self-Released)
ODD – Euthanasia (Self-Released)
ODD – Dementia (Self-Released)
ODD – Society’s Fools (Self-Released)
ODD – Denial (Self-Released)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Radio - Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tonight's show was pre-empted for the first hour and featured a special guest. James V James from the Toronto band Lobot joined Rob to play a set of noisy material. Download an MP3 of the show here.

We started out with a classic:

NEW YORK DOLLS - Looking for a Kiss (Mercury)

BRAD POT - Air Strike (Slovenly)
THE ACTION - TV's On The Blink (Montreco)
RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS - Blue Ghosts (Xtra Mile)
HUMPERS - Dummy Got A Hunch (Epitaph)

And then James made some noise:

AVSKUM - Freedom Of Speech (Distortion)
BRAIN BOMBS - Who Can You Trust (Blackjack)
RASPBERRY BULBS - Cracked Flesh (Blackest Ever Black)
PRIVATE ROOM - Shining Moment (Iron Lung)
PRIVATE ROOM - Good Behavior (Iron Lung)
BLANK VEINS - Till It Subsides (UNC)
CULT RITUAL - Last Time (Youth Attack)

GROOVIE GHOULIES - A New England (Lookout)
B-SIDES - Spy vs. Spy (Friends)

THE CHEAP CASSETTES - My Little Twin (Rum Bar)