Sunday, November 19, 2017

Radio - Sunday November 19, 2017

This is our fall fundraising show and as usual we started out with name that tune with Mr. Brown from the Prophesy from which for the first time since we have been doing this he guessed correctly. I played some more Specials related things because James was a ska DJ before getting into jungle. You can download the show here. You can pledge on line at

ANTI- NOWHERE LEAGUE – Long shot Kick de Bucket by the Pioneers (Cleopatra)
SPECIALS – Long Shot Kick de Bucket (Live)

Many times on the shows we are doing tributes to punks who have passed away, but tonight we are going to play some hasher rock for Malcolm Young who passed away yesterday from dementia. There is no disputing that AC DC were a rock band, but they rocked like punks, so this is “Whole Lotta Rosie” because the only punk band that I ever saw do an AC DC cover was No SYSTEM from Boston and this is the song they covered.

AC DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (Albert)
NO SYSTEM - Coming Back (No Way)
CREATIVE ZERO - Rest in Peace (Unreleased)

Here are some songs about the love for radio

THE CLASH – This is Radio Clash (CBS)
B-SIDES – Underground Radio Stars (Radioactive)
BULLET PROOF LOVERS – I am my Radio (Ghost Highway)

The live recordings remain a staple on Equalizing-X-Distort. Tuesday nights we load in at the broadcast studio. Record as much as we can in about an hour and a half. Load out and then come back and do an interview, which all gets mixed and then mixed live on Sunday night as a feature of a local band usually. A lot of work goes into those sessions from all involved from the bands, to the volunteers to the broadcast. Rob, from Pure Pressure / the Protruders, who was in over the last six months talks about what it was like to come in and what it means for bands. We also recorded sessions with OUTCRY from Halifax, ALIEN BOYS from Vancouver, SICK OF SHIT from Hamilton, BLANK STARES, and DRAGGED IN from here

PROTRUDERS - Principal John (CIUT)

Alex from SAGO / Sofistifucks and Chad also from Sago came in to answer phones. Alex has had a big influence on the show in terms of turning us on to programming ideas from live bands to interviews to checking out CIUT programs. Chad talks about recording here and about doing a show a Brock. They let us play a new song by SAGO

SAGO – Los Ojos (Unreleased)
PATTI SMITH GROUP – So You Wanna Be (A Rock n Roll Star)
THE MONSIEURS – Suburban Girls (Slovenly)

GUTARA KYO – Romantic (Slovenly)
JEAN DADDY – Let’s Ride Boys (Self-Released)
THE RIPTIDES – Goodbye Hawaii (Self-Released)

Every month we pick a Top 10 of latest releases and here are some of my favourite releases in the last six months.

LONG KNIFE- - Bastards of Bedlam (Beach Impediment)
PISSING MATCH – November Brain (Feral Kid)
RAT CAGE – No Consolation (La Vida Es Un Mus)
ESCORT – Fuck Me Hard (Self-Released)
FIRING SQUAD – Waiting For Death (Agitate)

Equalizing-X-Distort features a demo every week, which is an early recording and usually a band’s most exciting recording. In the last six months we featured demos by RASHOMON (DC), PLASTIC HEADS (Toronto), PROM NITE (Toronto),
NINOS RATA (Montreal), BOOTLICKER (Kamloops), QUE LASTIMA (Toronto), CHARGED SS (Mexico), IRON EYE (PEI), and LION’s SHARE (St. John’s). 

Tonight we are featuring a new band called KORYDOR featuring members of SIYAHKAL, FAKE PALMS, Alex Kress, the photographer behind “Feeding Time: Split Seconds in Toronto Punk. You can download the demo from their bandcamp page.

KORYDOR - Intro (Descent)
KORYDOR - Lie to Her (Self-Released)
KORYDOR - Impulse (Self-Released)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Radio - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tonight's show features an interview with Sect, a demo feature with Rashomon, some music and a reference to Remembrance Day to start out with. You can download an MP3 here.

CRASS – Bomb (Bitter Fruit)

REVOLUTION BUMMER - Greatest Weapon (Self-Released)
ED WARNER - After the bomb (Crapoulet)
MACHINE GUN - Murder (Even Worse)
APPARITION - Record Low (Self-Released)
CRUEL FACE - Our Hate For Racists (Self-Released)

We interviewed Sect on Friday October 13th. They had just come in to town to play Not Dead Yet the next day. They spent the evening practicing so it was good of them to come in after jamming all night and eating on the way to CIUT, but I feel like the interview got into things that I haven’t read elsewhere regarding how they got together, what they sound like, what they sing about, and how this band works. Here it is…..

SECT - Total Void (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - All or Nothing (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Curfew / Rendition (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Death Dealer (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Scourge of Empire (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Interference (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Fend (Self-Released)
SECT - Interview (CIUT)
SECT - Seventh Extinction (Self-Released)

PINEN - Emancipación (Self-Released)
BROMURE - Catacombes (Une Vie Pour Rien?)
DEAD HERO - Nunca te daras por vencido (Self-Released)
OI POLLOI - Soil Yourself (Beluga Music)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from DC that sings in Japanese. We learned about them from Miriam's set in the last SHEXD show and you can hear the demo at bandcamp. Great band. 

RASHOMON – Intro (Self-Released)
RASHOMON – Develop and Genocide (Self-Released)
RASHOMON – Corpse Syndrome (Self-Released)
RASHOMON – New Horizon (Self-Released)

Flyer - Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Radio - Sunday, November 5th, 2017

In a week when we have been thinking of the B-Girls, a flexi showed up in my mailbox for this all girl punk band from Vancouver from 1978. You can download the show here.

ZELLOTS – Vampire (Supreme Echo)

DEMENZIA KOLEKTIVA - Amargos sueños (Santa Diabla)
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES - The Times They Are a-Changin' (Fat)
INNER CONFLICT - No Anthem (Antikorper Produkt / Break the Silence)

THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS – Sick On You (Cherry Red)
JEAN DADDY – Bloody Mary (Self-Released)
NIGHT PEOPLE – Two Heavens (Deranged)
SORE POINTS – Algomania (Hosehead)
CORNER BOYS – Just Don’t Care (Drunken Sailor)

SWEET REAPER – Roller Snake (Self-Released)
RADIO STAR – Nervous Wreck (Chiswick)
NEEDLES//PINS – Miracle (Dirt Cult)
THE A’ s – Parasites (Arista)
CONTROL FREAKS – Sweet Dreams (Slovenly)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE – Metamorfosi (La Vida Es Un Mus)
KORYDOR – Severing (Self-Released)
ISS - I Hate People My Age (State Laughter)
MORBID OPERA - Female Trouble (Vinyl Rites)
MOTORSAV - Hjerneflimmer (Elektriske Plader / Rusted Teeth)
FRIED E.M. - Pleasure OD (Lumpy)
DUDS - Pro Tem (Castle Face)
BOOJI BOYS - Sweet Boy (Cruel Noise)

WAR/PLAGUE- Tyrants and Demons (MCR Company)
SISTEMAS DE ANIQULACION - Condenados a la Miseria (Logica Clega / Imminent Destruction)
LUNGLUST - Slave to Faith
ABORTTI 13 – Myrkyttäjä (Self-Released)
BULLSHIT HARDCORE BAND - Beasts of Burden (Self-Released)
SUBVERSIVE RITE - Idols for Sale (Bloody Master)

CEREBRO – Baile (Self-Released)
MENTIRA - Condenados y Atrapados (Self-Released)
COMBAT KNIFE - Militant Song (Warthog Speak)
DREAM PROBE – Colonización (Self-Released)
CLOACA - Das Krapital (I.R.R.H.)
HOTHEADS – Hothead (Self-Released)
NEKRA - Sisters of the Yam (La Vida Es Un Mus)
PINEN - Vida
PESADILLA – Pesadilla (Self-Released)

SURF RABBITS - Alien Sex Monster Lunatic
PERMISSION - Holding Pattern
JOINT D≠ - Accelerant

Tonight's demo feature is of a new band featuring members of Hassler, School Damage, Vapids, and Flesh Rags. You can download the demo on their bandcamp page.

PLASTIC HEADS - The End is Near (Self-Released)
PLASTIC HEADS - Danger Zone (Self-Released)
PLASTIC HEADS - Trouble (Self-Released)
PLASTIC HEADS - Human Pig (Self-Released)
PLASTIC HEADS - Manikins (Self-Released)

Saturday, November 4, 2017