Sunday, March 31, 2019

Radio - Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Tomorrow is April 1st, but this is no joke. Pot will be legal and Discarded have a song about it. Download the show here.

THE DISCARDED - I Like To Get High (Rock Bottom)

Generation Annhilation reported the passing of Bill “Zippy Pinhead” Chobator on March 13th. He played drums in the STIFFS and VICTORIAN PORK who were the Vancouver band that wrote and recorded “Fuck You” later known as a SUBHUMANS and DOA song. They also wrote “Oh Canaduh”. Both songs can be heard on their post humous release on Supreme Echo.

THE STIFFS – Homesick (Supreme Echo)
VICTORIAN PORK - I Don't Give A Shit
NOMEANSNO – Victoria (Wrong)
RUBY KARINTO - Fox's Wedding (Self-Released)

On Tuesday Rankin’ Roger passed away/ the English Beat were my favourite of the ska revival bands. Saw them every chance i could. There was no one like them and in recent years Roger had gotten the band back together and they just released their second album called “Public Confidential” which is a real return to form but sadly Roger’s swan song. Here are some songs to remember him by.

THE ENGLISH BEAT – Jackpot (Go Feet)
THE ENGLISH BEAT – Rankin’ Full Stop (Go Feet)
THE ENGLISH BEAT – Spar Wid Me(Go Feet)
THE ENGLISH BEAT –Twist and Crawl (Go Feet)
THE ENGLISH BEAT – Rough Rider (Go Feet)

Check out the feature on last week’s Bassment Sessions for some other not released material.

CYBERPLASM - United in Terror (Fuckers Will Pay)
PISSE - Heiratsschwindler (Phantom)
ALIEN BOYS - A Minute of your Time (Desolate)
LOW EBB - I Hate Cake (Kids of the Lunghole)
SCRAP BRAIN – Machine War (Self-Released)

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET – Stupid Song (Fat Wreck Chords)
SUICIDE GENERATION – Trash Talk (Dirty Water)
WIREHEAD - Lower Your Gaze (Slow Death)
SPANNER – Impossible (Maloka / Rebel Time / Blind Destruction / La France Pue / Mass Productions)
LES FRAPPES - En France (Self-Released)

PROTEIN - Give it up (Refuse
PAIN STRIKES - Blizzard of '06 (Safe Inside)
KIND! – Kind! (Wide Eyed Noise)
SLAPSHOT - Edge Break Your Face (Bridge Nine)
PRESSURE PACT - No Hope (Humanimal / Barnyard Boogie)

SNAKE TONGUE – Derailed (Self-Released)
MINORITY THREAT - Old Glory (The Fah-Q Catalogue)
DEADWITCH – Void (Lost State)
WASTE - Last One Standing (Moral Panic)
YURI - Wonder #9 (Adomo)

DIRTY WOMBS - Accursed to Overcome (SPHC)
SINISTER PURPOSE - Fire in the Hole (Vinyl Conflict)
THE COMPLICATORS - Big Problems (Pirates Press)
EMPIRE DOWN - Always Down, Never Out (Pirates Press)
BAD RELIGION - The Kids are Alt-Right (Epitaph)

LOESCHEN – Knecht (Rinderherz / Abfall)
PERSONALITY CULT – Motivation (Drunken Sailor)
DEATH LOTTERY - Wolf's Bud (Freetime Boyz Entertainment Worldwide)
STREET DOGS - We All Fall Apart (Pirates Press)
TERRITORIES - Numb Somehow (Pirates Press)

Tonight`s demo feature was a tour tape that Cell released last year. you can find this on their bandcamp page. 

CELL – Limit (Self-Released)
CELL – Crawl (Self-Released)
CELL – Disgust (Self-Released)

Flyer - Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Radio - Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Pandemix are from Boston and will be playing here in April so we started off with them. Tonight's show is a return to form for the show in that thee is very little by way of themes except for a Top 10 for February and a compilation set. We also have a demo feature with a band from Ottawa called No Borders. Download the show here

PANDEMIX - Second Opinion (Dirt Cult)

PIPER MARU - MPDG (Sam) (Self-Released)
DAVE SMALLEY AND THE BANDOLEROS - Join the Outsiders (Little Rocket)
SUEDEHEAD - New Traditions (Mad Butcher)
FASHIONISM - Nun of That (Dirt Cult / Drunken Sailor)

THE COLA HEADS – Coffee Shopzzz (Self-Released)
BLACK MARKET BABY – Potential Suicide (Limp / Y and T / Dr. Strange)
PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – Losers of the Year (Lookout)
PUP – D.V.P. (SideOneDummy / Royal Mountain)
SCHOOL DAMAGE – Stranger Fruit (Self-Released)

BRING THE WAR HOME - People's War (Self-Released)
CHRONIC SUBMISSION  – World of Change (Schizophrenic)
THE GRINNING BARRETTS - Riot Crew (Self-Released)
NO-HEADS – Battle Plan (Six Feet Under / Refuse)

SO TIRED – Chemistry (Self-Released)
BOOTS FOR DANCING – Boots for Dancing (Cherry Red)
THE WASPS – Teenage Treats (Cherry Red)
ENGLISH DOGS – Psycho Killer (Cherry Red)
THE VECTORS – Hey Kirby (Cherry Red)

Top 10 - February 2019
10. KAKAFONI “Kralar I Stfotet” - Krälar I Stoftet (Phobia)
9. BOOZE AND GLORY “Chapter IV” LP – Simple (Pirate Press)
8. BYSTANDER “Bystander” ep - How Far Have We Come (Goodwill / Safe Inside / World's Appreciated Kitsch / Ugly and Proud)
7. VANILLA POPPERS “I Like Your Band” ep - Get Away From Me (Feel It)
6. U-NIX “Nuke Portland” LP – Landlord (Feel It)

5. RUIN IT “Locked Up Dead” - The Bar (Armageddon Label)
4. DESTRIPADOS “Gutless” - Planeta Karcel (Black Water)
3. BOOTLICKER “6 Track ep”- Partisan (Slow Death)
2. CHEAP APPEAL “You Lose” ep - Spite (Neon Taste)
1. MAKABERT FYND “Systemkollaps”- Fienden Ibland Oss (Phobia / Anomie / Romantic Disasters / Dark Elk / Mangel Wax / Up the Punx)

LIE - Ethics
ANTITODO - Romper España
BOOJI BOYS - New Personnel
SINISTER PURPOSE - Fire in the Hole
FLESH RAG - Nighthawk (Schizophrenic)

Tonight's demo feature is a cassette called “The Walls They Build ... The Walls We Break” from this band from Ottawa. You can download the recording from here

NO BORDERS – We Rise (Self-Released)
NO BORDERS – No Human is illegal
NO BORDERS – Juvenile Crime (Self-Released)
NO BORDERS – Thick as Thieves (Self-Released)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Radio - Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. It is a day to celebrate everything Irish. The first half of the show will be on the origins of the Irish punk scene. The second half will look at the development of Celtic Punk also referred to as folk punk. But we get things started with the POGUES as they inspired this Irish sound and identity within the scene. Download the show here.

THE POGUIES - Waxie's Dargle (Stiff)

Shane McGowan the singer form the POGUES started out in a band called the NIPPLE ERECTORS who formed in London in 1976. They were also known as the NIPs and they released a single in 1978 called “King of the Bop”. It had a slight rockabilly feel to it. We are going to start out the show with the B-Side.

THE BOOMTOWN RATS - Lookin after Number One (Ensign)
THE DUGGIE BRIGGS BAND - Punk-Rockin' Granny! (IT Record Co)
RUDI - Yummy Yummy Yummy (Last Year’s Youth)

In 1977 a band from Dun Laoghaire released a single called “Lookin’ After No. 1”. The BOOMTOWN RATS was a slang for Belfast  with bombs going off during the troubles and the punks in Belfast didn’t appreciate them using that name.

RUDI often credited as being SLF’s major influence had this awesome Archies cover on this compilation called “Made in Ulster”.

SHOCK TREATMENT - (This Weeks) Manchester (Spit)
BIG SELF - Snakes and Ladders (Good Vibrations)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - State of Emergency (Bitter Fruit)
NO SWEAT- You Should Be So Lucky (Rip Off)
PROTEX - Look Out Johnny (Sing Sing)

ACME - Beer Hall in Munich (Spit)
THE SKIDS - The Saints are Coming (Bitter Fruit)
THE DOUBT - Contrast Disorder (Solo / Incognito / Spit)
THE STARJETS - Watch Out (Captain Oi)
THE UNDERTONES - Emergency Cases (Good Vibrations)

RUEFREX - Capital Letters (Kabuki)
THE ANDROIDS - Nine to Five (Spit Radio Raheem / Punkarama)
THE OUTCASTS - The Cops are Coming (Good Vibrations / Captain Oi!
NO SWEAT - You Should Be So Lucky (Rip Off)

Such a small island with so many great punk bands. But a genre that I feel was spawned out of the POGUES is Celtic Punk. Many Irish spread across the world and in places that had concentrations like Boston we start to see bands like the DROPKICK MURPHYS start up. One of the first was in Kingston with the MAHONES which is where we get started. 

THE MAHONES - Take Me Back (EMG / True North)
DROPKICK MURPHYS - Curse of a Fallen Soul (TKO / Hellcat / Knock Out
FLOGGING MOLLY - The Seven Deadly Sins (Side One Dummy)
SAINT BUSHMILL's CHOIR - Molly Maguires (Profane Existence
THE KILLIGANS - Santy Anno (Self-Released

BLOOD OR WHISKEY - Poxy Pub (Punkcore)
VEGA'S LOFT - Irish Rover (Self-Released
MICKEY RICKSHAW - Raining Again (Self-Released)
ARSE CRAIC - Earlie In The Mornin' (Self-Released
MATILDA'S SCOUNDRELS - Folk Shit Up! (Self-Released

All these bands are from Spain, which seems like a stretch for this sound. But the jig is based on similar time structures as some Spanish music making it a fit. 

13 KRAUS - Little Timmy (Self-Released)
SIGELPA – Necroguateke (Self-Released)
SKONTRA - Sal a la cai (Self-Released)
X-FANEKAES - Corbella en mà (Self-Released)

HOLD FAST - My Girl is a Singer in a Punk Rock Band (Self-Released
IRISH MOUTARDE - The Bear and the Maiden Fair (Self-Released)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Radio - Sunday, March 10th, 2019

I saw a women on the bus yesterday with a sign reading "Women's Rights are Human Rights", which reminded me how inclusive women are with societal evolution. It warmed my heart to see. In honour of all the women who make up the scene, we pay tribute by playing bands with women in them for the first hour and a half. The last half hour is Black Dots 4: 2005 - 2019. IWD meets BHM. Sadly we were unable to play a lot of material we had programmed for tonight. 

Download the show here

International Women’s Day 2019

ALIEN BOYS - Lady Day vs. the State (Self-Released)

FUTURA - Spit on the Flag (En Tu Kara)
HAIRCUT - Boys Club (Feel It)
TROIKA – Batallas (Muerte A Tipo / La Agonia de Vivir / No Thanks / Pumpkin / Grita O Muere / Distribuidor Sorell / Victim / Tranzophobia / El Fary Es Dios / Candao / La Negra / Pifia / Tirano Intergaláctico)
KRIMEWATCH – Machismo (Lockin' Out / Break the Records)
ANTIFACES - Casa de Aranas (Self-Released)

FUCKED AND BOUND - Creeps on the Street (Atomic Action / Void Assault)
NAUSEA – Electrodes (Vermiform / Black Noise) 
TIED DOWN - What Would Audre Lorde Do (Self-Released)
CUNTROACHES – Fraud (Self-Released)
HOARDER - Generation Nothing (Self-Released)

RAZORBUMPS - Don't Say Nothin' (Sarcophagus Club)
PROM NITE - I Don't Want To Talk To Pigs (Self-Released)
ACCELA – Consciousness (Not Normal Tapes)
CYBER PINK – Right (Self-Released)
SIAL – Taqlid (Self-Released)
HETZE - Routine Abuse (Loner Cult / Emergence / Up the Punx / !ZAS! Autoproduzioni / Fucking Kill)
SYRINGE – Fake Freedom (Self-Released)

COHERENCE – Eyes (Get Better / A-F / Conditions)
BITE MARKS – Hounds (Self-Released)
MOLAR – Sylvia (Everything Sucks Music)
JUDY AND THE JERKS – Dog (Self-Released)
WHIP - Weak Flesh (Self-Released)
OUTCRY – Chatter (Self-Released)

SPECIAL INTEREST - Black Silk Stalking (Self-Released)
RUBY KARINTO – Mangetsu (Self-Released)
SPELL BREAKER - Wild Night Out (Self-Released)
FEA – Fea (Self-Released)
BLEEDERS - I Hate Men (Self-Released)
GUMMING - Dirt Nap (Self-Released)

MISS DESTINY - Double Headed Snake (R.I.P. Society)
WLMRT - Dark Dollars (Self-Released)
EXOTICA – Control (La Vida Es Un Mus)
GENERACION SUICIDA - Reflejos (Symphony of Destruction / Doomtown / Secret)

HETEROFOBIA - Falsos Aliados (Self-Released)
NO LOVE - Open Mouth (Sorry State)
CRUZ DE NAVAJAS - Suna (Self-Released)
CASUAL HEX - Fool's Paradise (Water Wing)

JABBER - Only You (Self-Released)
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS - Nina's Ghost (Dirt Cult)
PERRA VIDA- Heroína (Self-Released)

Black Dots 4: 2005 - 2019

MATERIAL SUPPORT – Know Your Rights (Self-Released)
PMS - Harassment (Self-Released)
BIG JOANIE – Down Down (The Daydream Library System)
SUB SPACE - Serpiente Maldito
NAMATAY SA INGAY - alma Konsensya
MASS ARREST – White Validation
MINORITY THREAT - Children of the Light
WORD ON THE STREET - Freedom of Choice
JOE BIDEN - No Justice
MAAFA - Not Your Exotic

FASHIONISM – Breaking Out

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Radio - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

The first half of the show is a feature on Black Punks in the pink scene between 1995 and 2004 with some exceptions carried over for the feature on Chris Murdoch, which makes up part three of our series Black Dots. Tonight's show will look at the years 1995 through to 2004, looking at DC, Detroit, and Halifax.

The second part of this show looks at a lot of new punk with some focuses on new Belgian punk, some powerviolence / crossover and some post punk.

We finish up by playing the rest of the songs from the new Subverter demo as our demo feature.

You can download the show here.

Black Dots 3: 1995 - 2004

BAD BRAINS - Black Dots (Caroline)

In 1994, DELTA 72 started out as an alternative rock band from in Washington DC, which sounded like it was coming up in a scene that grew out of the Revolution Summer and wanted to have some fun in the way that NATION OF ULYSSES did. DELTA 72 had a decidedly soul influence and would invoke this in many of their record titles and album artwork. We are going to start off with a song called “It’s Alright” from “The Soul of a New Machine”.

DELTA 72 – It’s Alright (Touch ‘n Go)
THE GORIES - Detroit Breakdown (New Rose)

In 1996, SWEATBELLY FREAKDOWN started out with last line up from SWIZ re-grouping to start a new band. This happened in 1996 and continued until 1999. We heard a track from the ep, which came out first and has the SWIZ feel to it.

Mick Collins is a guitarist and singer for many bands in Detroit, starting out with a Blues / garage band in 1986 called the GORIES and "Detroit Breakdown" is off “I Know you Fine But how You Doin” LP put out on New Rose in 1990. Mick Collins would go on to play in many bands and here is a sampling of some of them. 

BLACKTOPS - Blazing Streets (Au Go Go)
KING SOUND QUARTET - Annihilate this Week
THE DIRTBOMBS - Armageddon Double Feature (Lovesick Blues #4)
THE SCREWS - Strange Things
VOLTAIRE BROTHERS - Trouble Man Everyday (Fall of Rome)

The BLACKTOPS were around between and were a much heavier and darker garage band.  Blazing Streets" is off a full length “Up All Night” released in 1994 on Au Go Go.

KING SOUND QUARTET was around next between 1996 – 1997. They released a single on Estrus, which "Annhilate this week" comes from and  “The Getdown imperative” which came out on In the Red Records in 1997.

THE DIRTBOMBS started out in 1996 and were around for a decade. They were probably the best known of Mick Collins projects hand originally started out as a singles band. "Armageddon Double Feature (Lovesick Blues #4).

THE SCREWS were a side project formed through a RED AUNTS visit to Detroit were they recruited Mick Collins. "Strange Things" appeared on "Shake Your Monkey  which was the band's second release coming out in 2001 also on In The Red. 

And the VOLTAIRE BROTHERS are a two piece side project that plays strictly funk. They are pretty great and and this song comes from their only release "I Sing The Booty Electric". 

A lot of this material was found on a blog called "Nothin' Set Somethin'" in a post called "Mick's Music" that if you enjoyed I would advice checking out further. 

Moving on from Detroit and the one man force of nature, we venture into screamo, a new style of emo that took what the Revolution Summer sound had developed and added spastic mathcore bits with hardcore energy. YAPHET KOTTO was one of those bands who formed in 1996 in Santa Cruz, California and released records on Ebullition Records, a label known for this fledgling new genre. Mag Delena played guitar in this band. 

YAPHET KOTTO - Torn Pictures (Ebullition)
AMALGAMATION - As I Slip into Roles (Rice Control)
PAY THE PRICE - Moving of the Second Hand (Self-Released)

Forbes Graham played in AMALGAMATION from DC between 1999 and 2003 and then PAY THE PRICE afterwards.

In 1997, a band from Southern California started up calling RUIDO.  The band featured  a guy named Lamin. The song "Destino Fatal" came off a split with FUCK ON THE BEACH out of Japan which came out in 2000.

RUIDO – Destino Fatal (Know)
CLOSE CALL - Crooked Cops (Sanitation Station)
ENVISION – Belong (I Drink Milk)
NEGATIVE RAGE - Don't Wanna Talk (Self-Released)
OUTTACONTROLLER - It's True (P. Trash)

Also in 1997 was a band from Boston called CLOSE CALL who were Straight edge band. Rasheed Hale was in the band and this collection of demos can be found up on their bandcamp page.

Meanwhile in Halifax Chris Murdoch was starting out with his first of many bands called ENVISION. Also a straight edge band Chris “Murda’ Murdoch would go on to sing in NEGATIVE RAGE between 2011 - 2015, and OUTTACONTROLLER between 2012 - 2017.  We played a song from each of these bands. Once again Chris' "Black Dots" presentation was one of the main inspirations behind this and Chris also sang in a band called WORD ON THE STREET, which we will play next week. 

A significant amount of this list comes from Afro Punk which we haven't mentioned until now and some bands that we tried to find material on but were unable include the following:
1) Danny Chavez who was in THE VELDT, APOLLO HEIGHTS, and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES (although I don't know what records)
2) THE 90 DAY MEN were a math core band featuring Robert Low from 1996
4) Jeff Jaworski from RED TAPE who were a punk band from Sacramento that formed in 1998
5) Temesgen Wubeuh who was in SUPER CHINCHILLA RESCUE MISSION around from 2001 - 2002 in Baltimore / DC area. 
7) Mitch “Damage” – ANGRY RED
8) Gary Sullivan – CRO MAGS, B-52s
10) Kevin Kennebrew – WHITE HOUSE, SWANS
11) Ryan Bland – HOME 33, BUSHMON
12) Nicole – SYSTEMIC INFECTION (2001)
13) Zambia Greene – TEENBEATTERS, OURS
14) Jonathon Wilson – ANASARCA
15) Rodg Little – SANS SOBRIETY (“Cooter Liquor” - 1995), DATA, THE KALI
16) Scottie – STRYDER
17) Harry Wilson – THE PEGANS, FUCK EMO’s
18) Shannon – ACTIVATOR
Without the great work of the film Afro Punk this list would not have been possible and the backbone for this series either. 
Here is some new stuff I have ben trying to play for weeks now:

ANTIBODIES - Suck Wank Freak (Self-Released
HOLY GRINDER - I.S.D. (Self-Released)
CELL - Rules of the Game (Self-Released)
WALL BREAKER - Lucky Assholes (Refuse)
SICK OF IT ALL – Self Important Shithead (Century Media)
TOTAL REALITY - The Final Letdown (Hardware)
MAN AGAINST MAN - Back From The Dead (Self-Released)

PLAN NINE - I Ain't No Robot (Supreme Echo)
DEAD CELLS - Stave My Name (Self-Released)
WHIP - Weak Flesh (Neck Chop)
WLMRT - C.U.T.V. (Self-Released)
VICIOS - No Tengas Miedo (Self-Released)
SOGA – Encerrada (Self-Released)

This next set feature new bands from Belgium as found out about in a recent scene report on Belgium published in MRR.

HAEMERS – War (Self-Released
PERMANENT DEBT – Food Chain (Self-Released
VOGUE – Caffeine Addict (Hardware)
HETZE – Distress (Self-Released
THE BLUDGEONING – The Line (Self-Released)
CLCKWS - Blow Up the Boiler Room (Self-Released)

A set of Crossover and Powerviolence bands

OVERVIOLENCE - The World To Be (Psychocontrol / Nerve Altar / Mono Canibal)
LOADED FOR BEAR - Masada Disraeli Masada (The Race War Finish Line) (Give Praise / Dead Heroes)
THE HIRS COLLECTIVE – It's Ok To Be Sick (SRA / Get Better)
PRETTY LITTLE FLOWER – Odious Demagoguery (Regurgitated Semen / Six Weeks)
NAZI KILLER – Outta My Head (Kids of the Lughole / At War with False Noise / Samizdat / SuperFi / Gronk! / Nuclear Mind / Repulsive Minds)

Some post-punk and electornic bands to round things out

SCIENCE MAN - Love Potent (Self-Released)
MORNINGSTAR RISING - Let Them Eat Wall (Self-Released)
RIK AND THE PIGS – Keyhole (Total Punk)

Tonight’s demo is a band we played last week from Surrey BC called SUBVERTER. Fantastic four song demo, so we will play the other three tracks tonight. You can find this demo on bandcamp.

SUBVERTER – Manic Depressive (Self-Released)
SUBVERTER – Pick up Your Fence (Self-Released)
SUBVERTER – Sticks and Stones (Self-Released)