Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Flyer - Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

TONIGHT - at the Toronto Public Reference Library, Beeton Hall, 6:00pm start a live podcast with the folks behind the book Tomorrow is Too Late. Will be part of a live podcast called "Kreative Kontrol".

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Radio - Sunday, July 21st, 2019

This week there was a big to do about the 50th anniversary of the moon landing so....we started with a live version of the Police hit. Download the show here.

THE POLICE - Walking on the Moon (Masquerad)

MAN OR ASTRO MAN? - F=GmM(moon)-R² (One Louder)
MARK MALIBU AND THE WASAGAS -Psychedelic Summer (Wasaga)
THE SCENICS - Face It Again (Self-Released)
FLESH RAG -In Another Dimension (Schizophrenic / Loose Lips)

DBOY – Dboy for President (Self-Released)
JACK SPADES – To the Left (Performance and Recreational Council / Dying Alone)
GEOFF PALMER – I Like Murder Too (Rum Bar)
THE CRETINS – Haven’t Got a Clue (Dirty Water)
CROMM FALLON - East Bay (Rum Bar)

KHIIS – Bezoar (La Vida Es Un Mus
IRREAL -Societat Verinosa (Self-Released
SKUMSTRIKE – Insubordination (Self-Released
ILLICIT - L'histoire se répète (Self-Released)
HEXX - Human Conditioning (Televised Suicide / Regurgitated Semen)

KILLROY A.D. – Zombie Love (Self-Released)
THE CASTOR TROYS – Blackout Love (Self-Released)
THE PEAWEES – Cause You Don’t Owe Me (Rum Bar)
THE MAKERS – Are you on the Inside or Outside of Your) Pants (Estrus)
THE BROOD – Why Don’t You call Me?

THE HUNDRED STEEPLES - Where Do I Fit In (Self-Released
THE MOOR - Just Another Lie (Self-Released
TOTAL MASSACRE - Fascists Stole My Haircut (Self-Released
FERIDA - Entre l'Obscuritat (Andalucia Uber Alles / Polze de la Mort / Fuck Empty Music)
BAD RELIGION - Old Regime (Epitaph)

THE BOSS MARTIANS – Rob Roy’s Revenge
THE SHIVVERS – When I Was Younger
BIG G – I Hate the Whole Human Race

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - Pleasure Forever (Self-Released)
CARNE - Romper Cosas (Andalucia Uber Alles)
DIRTY JUNK – 10,000 (Self-Released)
TELEKRIMEN - Ni Esperanza Ni Futuro  (Slovenly / Musica Para Locos)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Radio - Sunday, July 14th, 2019

On the nights when ICE raids are being carried out in major cities in the U.S. , it seemed fitting to play this new song by Good Riddance. Download the show here

GOOD RIDDANCE - No Safe Place (Fat Wreck Chords)

PASSAGE - Love Song (Object Music)
TV PERSONALITIES - Where's Bill Grundy Now? (Kings Road)
BABYLON DANCE BAND - Pulling Away (Noise Pollution)
HOMO ELECTRICA -Beat On (Violent Vinyl)
THE COMMITTED – Advertising (ACE)
THE RUDE KIDS - Punk Will Never Die (Polydor)

JACK OBLIVIAN AND THE DREAM KILLERS – Scarla (Black and Wyatt / Ghost Highway / Beluga)
KIRA JARI - Is It Noticeable (Dirt Cult)
NUEVA GENERACIÓN - Mira a tu alrededor (Tormenta de Ideas / Antitodo / Broca / Muerte a Tipo / Colilla / Distribuidora Sorell / In My Heart Empire / Malditos Vimilos / Andalucia Uber Alles / Tabano / The Safety Pin Generation)
EMERGENCY - Media Control (Self-Released)
TEN FOOT POLE - The Jackals (Thousand Islands / Disconnect Disconnect / Morning Wood / Pee)

PISSER - Breaking Chains (Self-Released)
DISAVOW - Won't Own Me (Self-Released)
NOSFERATU – Factory (False Form / La Vida Es un Mus / Pissed Off)
WILD SIDE - Past, Present, Future (Triple B)
GAZM - W.A.Y.G.S.A. (11 PM)
EXCESS - World Still Sick (Diseased Society pt.II) (Iron Stance)

GOBBLINZ - Love Me Too (Bacon)
FATAMORGANA – Until (La Vida Es Un Mus)
WLMRT – Stretching (Self-Released)
SIDE ACTION - Pink Dick (Self-Released)
TORPOR - Culture Sanglante (Self-Released)
SHROUD - Use of Force (Self-Released)
BLINDED HUMANITY - Surveillance State (D-Takt ja Rapunk / Televised Suicide)

This set was informed and inspired by a remote radio broadcast on the contemporary NY HC scene that Liana curated and is found on MRR Radio.

VAXINE – Anxiety (Self-Released)
FLOWER - Secular Facade (Self-Released)
GHULA - চোখের বালি (Constant Irritant) (Self-Released)
HIGH COST – Glut (Self-Released)

Top 10 - June 2019
10. RED MASS  - Fight-or-Flight (No Coast)
9. THE FREAKEES -Yummy Buggies / LAUNCHER -  Gene Simmons (No Front Teeth)
8. ROTTIES “End of You” - The Pretenders (Self-Released)
7. TOTAL DEFEAT Demo - Waste Away (Self-Released)
6. YDINTUHO - Split with Ydinaseeton Pohola - Atomic Grave (Nightstick Justice)
5. THE DUMPIES “Zola Budd” cassette - Zaragoza Pool (Self-Released)
4. Злурад - Во благо злу – Шизоид (Self-Released)
3. CURBSITTER “Flippin’ Bricks” cassette - Head Fulla Bricks (Self-Released)
2. SAGO “Food Island” – Squealer (Self-Released)
1. TRAGEDY “Fury” - Kick and Scream (Tragedy)

Tonight's demo feature is a peace punk band from Ottawa called Dogma. They have two recordings. This is their first demo "Peace Can't Combine" which you can find here.

DOGMA – Caged (Self-Released)
DOGMA – Repetition (Self-Released)
DOGMA – Peace can’t Combine (Self-Released)
DOGMA – Up and Coming (Self-Released)
DOGMA – Stigma (Self-Released)
DOGMA – Day to Day (Self-Released)

Radio - Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Tonight's show featured the return of DJ Waves and we played a variety of material. 

Check out the show here:

Here's the playlist:

RANDOM KILLING - Patios and Beer (Raw Energy)

WORDPLAY - Between You and Me (Self)
GREEN DAY -  Going to Pasalaqua (Lookout)
GARDEN VARIETY - Pretty Mouth (Gern Blandsten)
AVAIL - Simple Song (Lookout)
PEZZ - Never Enough (BYO)

NOMEANSNO - It's Catching Up (Alternative Tentacles)
THE BRONX - False Alarm (Ferret Music)
OFF! - Red, White and Black (Vice)
BLACK FLAG - Black Coffee (SST)
DEATH - RocknRoll Victim (Drag City)

SO TIRED - Forgiven (Self)
POW! - Free The Floor (Castle Face)
OCEANS OF THE MOON - Blowin' My Mind (Castle Face)
MODEL ZERO - Japanese Death Poem (Slovenly)
CHOICES MADE - Work Till You Die (Self)

NO WARNING - Hell Realm (Last Gang)
PUP - Back Against the Wall (SideOneDummy)
THE DIRTY NIL - Head On (Dine Alone)
ALEXISONFIRE - Familiar Drugs (Dine Alone)

CHAINBREAKER - Leatherized (Hells Headbangers)
HARD CHARGER - Fuck Your Bullshit (D7i, Doomsday Machine, Wasted Time)

ROMEO VOID - Never Say Never

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Flyer - Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Micro Edge goes on around 6:00pm.

Flyer - Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Top 10 - June 2019

1. TRAGEDY "Fury" (Self-Released)
2. SAGO "Food Island" (Self-Released)
3. CURBSITTER  "Flippin’ Bricks" cassette (Self-Released)
4.  Злурад  "Во благо злу" (Self-Released)
5. THE DUMPIES  "Zola Budd" cassette (Self-Released)
6. YDINTUHO / YDINASEETON POHOLA split (Ground Zero / Nightstick Justice)
7. TOTAL DEFEAT Demo (Self-Released)
8. THE ROTTIES "End of You" (Self-Released)
9.  FREAKEES / LAUNCHER Split (No Front Teeth)
10.  RED MASS "Kilrush Drive" (No Coast)

Злурад – https://zlurad.bandcamp.com/
NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE– http://www.nightstickjustice.com/
THE ROTTIES https://rotties.bandcamp.com/
NO FRONT TEETH  https://www.nofrontteeth.co.uk/

Radio - Sunday, June 30th, 2019

With Stephe off on vacation, tonight's show featured Rob and guest host DJ Waves. Since it was our Canada Day show, we played some CanCon and a few songs that were leftover from last week's Pride show. Waves also played an Alison Mosshart cover of a song by 70s Detroit band The Punks. Rob mentioned the Toronto-made documentary about the band "My Time's Coming" that is currently embroiled in legal issues. You can donate to the filmmakers' legal defense fund at: https://www.gofundme.com/help-bennett-and-lisa-with-legal-fees 
Doownload the show here.

EAT MY FEAR - Never Give Up (Self-Released)

ANTI-VIBES - Strange Strange Love (Self-Released)
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge (Total Negativity/ Nervous Nelly / Sabotage)
CLITERATI - Marked By God (Tankcrimes)

IRON REAGAN - Fuck the Neighbors (Relapse)
RAAVE TAPES - K Bye (Self-Released)
RADKEY - Le Song (Little Man / Strange Loop / Kobalt)
DESCENDENTS - Hope (New Alliance / SST)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - I Know (Interscope)

VCR - BDSM 2 (Self-Released)
CAUSA - Q.P.O.C. (Self-Released)
PROM NITE - Eternity of Man (Barf Bag)
HOMOSUPERIOR - Pistol Dick'd (Self-Released)
HETEROFOBIA - Falsos Aliados (Drunken Sailor)

THE CHATS - Smoko (Hot Wax)
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - Gacked on Anger (Rough Trade / ATO / Flightless)
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS - One Less Thing Before I Die (Suicide Squeeze)
TV FREAKS - Thirteen (Schizophrenic)
G.L.O.S.S. - Outcast Stomp (Self-Released)

UNITED SNAKES - Jericho (Little Rocket)
LES HELLCATS - Go-Go's Monsters Go! (Fans of Bad Productions)
TOMMY AND THE COMMIES - Throwaway Love (Slovenly)
POWERBOMB - Crucifix (Self-Released)
DISHRAGS - I Don't Love You (Jem)

WIRES ON FIRE - Million Dollar Maybes (Buddyhead)

L7 - Shove (Epitaph)
ALISON MOSSHART - My Time's Coming
WICKED LADY - Run The Night (Guersson)

SAGO - Throwaway (Self-Released)

SO TIRED - Yours/Mine (Self-Released)
GYM TONIC - Survivor of the Suicide Bridge (El Mon Cut C'est Du Tofu / Transistor 66)

THE DISTILLERS - Hall of Mirrors (Sire)

CROSS DOG - Vigilante (Self-Released)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Radio - Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Today is one of the biggest Pride events in North America, which is right here in Toronto. In the spirit of celebrating LGBTQ pride we asked James Vandervoort to guest host. James played guitar in Creative Zero and Sudden Impact when first getting into the scene and coming into his own identity and in a year that looks back at the origins of the Gay Pride movement James tells us about how punk and this movement intersected. If you want to put this on a device, download the show here.

THE DISHES - Summer Reaction (Crash and Burn) (Regular)

THE POLES - C.N. Tower (Nimbus 9)
THE GOVERNMENT - Hemingway Hated Disco (Self-Released)
BUNNY AND THE LAKERS - Cops on Parade (Self-Released)
FIFTH COLUMN - The Fairview Mall Story (Hide)
CRASH KILLS FIVE - What Do You Do? (Ugly Pop)

JAYNE COUNTY - Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl (Attic)
JOSIE COTTON - Johnny Are You Queer? (Elektra)
ELTON MOTELLO - Jet Boy /Jet Girl (Attic)

CREATIVE ZERO - This Ain’t Utopia (Unreleased)
SUDDEN IMPACT – Gonzo (Marquee)
HUSKER DU - Is Today the Day (Numero)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Moral Majority (Alternative Tentacles)
MDC - America’s So Straight (R Radical)
DICKS - Rich Daddy (Alternative Tentacles)
BIG BOYS - No Love (Touch and Go)

Second wave of feminism brought Riotgirl and Outpunk and here are some bands that came out of that era....

GO! - Holy Roller (Power is Boring, Inc.)
MUKILTEO FAIRIES - Four Letter Love (Kill Rock Stars)
TRIBE 8 - Kick (Alternative Tentacles)
TEAM DRESCH - Fake Fight (Chainsaw / Candy Ass)
SKINJOBS - Gender Bender (Self-Released)
PANSY DIVISION - 20 Years of Cock (Alternative Tentacles)
TOILET BOYS - Go to Hell (Devil Dolls)
THE RUNAWAYS - Cherry Bomb (Mercury)
LIMP WRIST - A Little Nervous (Lengua Armada / La Vida Es Un Mus)

Flyer - Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Radio - Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Here is the preliminary playlist for last night's show which was largely put together around bands coming to Toronto in the next couple of months. Mind you there is some Hamilton shows and Varning band airplay as well. See show listings on the right hand side and below. Download the show here.

TRAGEDY – Fury (Tragedy)

THE SPECIALS are playing what is being touted as an 40th encore tour at the Danforth Music Hall this Tuesday. Sounds like that means the original line up. Thought I would do a feature on the Specials starting with their first band the Coventry Automatics and going through some not other rare recordings of some of their classics and covers of original ska songs and then finishing with a cover of the Specials. Enjoy Yourself. 

THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS - Wake Up (Receiver / Free Range)
THE SPECIALS - Do The Dog (Two Tone) (Live at the Moonlight Club, London, 1979)
THE SPECIALS - Concrete Jungle (Strange Fruit)
THE SPECIALS - Little Bitch (Two Tone)
THE SPECIALS - Rudi, A Message To You (Two Tone)
THE SPECIALS - Why Part II (Two Tone
THE SPECIALS - Shanty Town 007 (Virgin / Kuff)
THE SPECIALS - Keep on Learning (MCA)
CITIZEN FISH - Nite Klub (Pork Pie)

Back to the regularly scheduled programming....

ABSOLUT - For Fuckin What (D-Takt ja Rapunk)
S.H.I.T. – Spectacle (La Vida Es Un Mus)
IRREAL – Impunitat (Sange Azul
MICRO EDGE - Take a Look Around (Self-Released)
THE VARUKERS - All Systems Fail (Riot City / Havoc)
RANDOM KILLING - We're Sick (Raw Energy / Black Mark)

SIMPLY SAUCER - Nazi Apocalypse (Mole Sound)
FLESH RAG - Bleed For Me (Schizophrenic / Loose Lips)
TV FREAKS - Pick My Brain (Deranged)
ARTIFICIAL DISSEMINATION - Walt Disney was a Nazi (Seminal)

CASUAL HEX - Headache Occupant (Water Wings)
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - Mole (Sniff Sniff) (Homeless / Damaged Goods)
EX-CESS – Monopol (Ill in the Head)
THE PEOPLES PUNK BAND - Shut Up and Shop (Self-Released

BAD YEAR - I Used To Be Cool (Self-Released
THE ANTIDONTS - A Cold Day in Heck (Self-Released
BIG BROTHER - The Future is Dead (Self-Released)
MDC - Don't Open the Door (Primordial)
THE ADICTS - Wanna Be (Nuclear Blast / )

MISSION OF CHRIST - Skies of Revelation (Supreme Echo)
NEGATIVE NIXON – Trumpf (Self-Released
HEADSPLITTERS - Rotten Hell (Self-Released)
SKUMSTRIKE - Enhanced Interrogation (Self-Released)
DEATH EXCLAMATIONS - Social Elite (Self-Released)

STATE FUNERAL – Squeeze (Static Shock)
THE MOOR - In The Name of War (Self-Released)
OPTION - Four More Years (Self-Released)

Tonight's demo feature is a new band from Toronto called Wasteland. You can find their demo on bandcamp

WASTELAND - The University (Self-Released)
WASTELAND - Choices (Self-Released)
WASTELAND - Hole in One (Self-Released)

WASTELAND - Do You Want to Neuter Me? (Self-Released)

WASTELAND - Suicide (Self-Released)

WASTELAND - Behind Closed Eyes (Self-Released)

TOTAL MASSACRE - Border Wall (Self-Released)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Radio - Sunday, June 9th, 2019

We start out with a cover of an Elton John song. Last week we heard lost about the bio pic "Rocketman" so I had to play it. Tonight`s show features a lot of new material based around the releases from May 2019 culminating in a top 10. To Download this show right click here.


BAD RELIGION - Age of Unreason (Epitaph)
JIMMY VAPID - Flame Hardened (Self-Released)
LUCY AND THE RATS - Stick to You (Stardumb / Surfin’ Ki)
BAD YEAR - Brains Working Overtime (Self-Released)
LES DEADZ - Triste indifference (Slam Disques)
TV COMA - I Don't Like Football (Self-Released)
CAROTTE - L'agro punk (Slam Disques)

PERRA VIDA - Acoso (En Tu Kara)
THE UNCOMMITTED - Dear Mr. Anaemic (Self-Released)
FUERZA BRUTA - Feos Por Naturaleza (Warthog Speak)
BODY BREAK – Red – Blue (Self-Released)
ZYMOTIC - Architects of Fear (Self-Released)

PRIORS – Swelter (Slovenly)
BAD SLEEP  – Reaction (Square of Opposition
POWERSOLO - Nedtur (Slovenly)
THE WOUND - Strange Feeling (Maple Death)
HOARDER - Green Necks (Self-Released)

THE FREAKEES – (Can’t Get No) Money (Archfiend)
DIAT - Foreign Policy (Iron Lung
COMBAT SHOCK  - Warmonger (War Is Hell) (Self-Released)
COP/OUT – Iron Leaves (Self-Released)
GAZ – Incomplete Human (Self-Released)

B.POLAR AND THE SPACEFUCKERS – Lost in the Black Hole (Self-Released)
CONCRETE LAWN  - Come Bury Me (Self-Released)
NEGATIVE GEARS – Identifier (Static Shock)
BEEP TEST  – Teacher’s Pet (Self-Released)
STATE DRUGS - Tool Library (Jigsaw)

BUTCHER - Done With This Life (Desolate / Farewell / Break the Records)
CHOICES MADE - Don't Settle For Them! (Self-Released)
SLAVEMAKER - King of the Void (Self-Released)
GUFF - Hold kjeft (Self-Released)
FULL CONTACT - Failed Bondage (Self-Released)
FRUSTRERAD - Protest and Survive (Self-Released)

Top 10 - My 2019
10. HEZ - Problemas (Self-Released)
9. OVERBITE - The Door (Self-Released)
8. ANTIBODIES – Suck Wank Freak (Self-Released)
7. LEXICON – Isolation (Iron Lung)
6. TIRED OF EVERYTHING – Missing Stair (Self-Released)
5. CANKRO Cabeça em um Poço (Self-Released)
4. PANDEMIX - Downward Trend (Boss Tuneage / Dirt Cult)
3. URAKEN - Just on Strike (Emergence / Don't Trust the Hype / Dirty Guys Rock)
2. FRIED EGG – Confidence (Feel It)
1. SLANT – The Trap (Iron Lung)

The Specks are from London Ontario and "Twopenny Hangover" is their second recording which can be downloaded at bandcamp.

SPECKS – Pathos Ethos (Self-Released)
SPECKS – Old Horses (Self-Released)
SPECKS – Fistful of Fifties (Self-Released)
SPECKS – Pick Up Your Teeth (Self-Released)
SPECKS – Oh Hell (Self-Released)
SPECKS – Low Score (Self-Released)

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Radio - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Part two of the Tomorrow is Too Late series is More Stupid Initials, more commonly known as M.S.I. This is a band that was very close to me and by that I mean they were a group of kids that I got to hang out with. They were group of friends in the scene, so they mean a lot to me. But they also played an important part of the Toronto Hardcore scene. They were Toronto's first straight edge band, but they didn't sound like a typical straight edge band. As a result they caught a lot of people off guard. So we try and get at the essence of this band decades later. Tim, Paul, Derek and Glen were in on the interview. John couldn't make it. And this interview was editted and produced by Rob Ferraz for radio. Photos by Kim Glaholm. If you listen to these on an MP3 player here is a download for an MP3 file of the show. 

MORE STUPID INITIALS - You (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Forced Beliefs (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Army Mentality (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Back in Control (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Choke / Fighting for Nothing (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Choice (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Generic Straightedge Song (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)

MORE STUPID INITIALS - Generic Straightedge Song (Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Addict (Bring Your Own Bands / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - Infection (Still Thinking / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS - The Border Song (Bucko-5 / Schizophrenic)
MORE STUPID INITIALS -Rear View Mirror (Bucko-5 / Schizophrenic)