Sunday, September 29, 2019

Radio - Sunday, September 29th, 2019



Download the show here.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – At the Edge



NICK SMASH, one of Toronto's earliest documentarians on the punk scene,is back with a look at the Club called The Edge. 40 years earlier, The Edge started booking shows thanks to the Garys. Nick has put together an issue of Smash It Up to collect stories and unseen photos on the shows that took place there. Nick presented on the edge in recent appearance in his Library series and he agreed to come in and do a supplementary piece for his Alone and Gone series on EXD.  You can get a copy of Smash It Up #40 through Nick Smash on facebook for $10.00 ppd.  Here is the playlist that we used in the airing of this interview.

NICK SMASH – The Edge
MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS – Echo Beach (Dindisc)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
BB GABOR – Soviet Jewellery (Anthem)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
CHELSEA – Right to Work (Step Forward)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
PENETRATION – Don’t Dictate (Virgin)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
THE SLITS - Difficult Fun (CBS)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
ULTRAVOX – He’s a Liquid (Live in Philadelphia)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
THE MODS – Reactions (Ugly Pop)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
XTC - Life Begins At The Hop (Virgin)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
BLUE PETER – Do The Robot (Ready)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
KINETIC IDEALS - Life in Shadow (Mannequin)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
PROTEX - I Can't Cope (Polydor)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
THE GOVERNMENT - Flat Tire (The Modern World Incorporated)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
NASH THE SLASH–Dead Man's Curve (Cut Throat / Dindisc)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
BATTERED WIVES - Angry Young Man (Bomb)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
THE SPOONS – Nova Heart (Ready)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
DOA – Nazi Training Camp (Friends)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
999 - Feeling Alright with the Crew (PVC)
NICK SMASH – The Edge
TYRANNA - Back Off Baby (Rave Up)

Sunday, September, 29th, 2019


Friday, September 27, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Radio - Sunday, September 23rd, 2019



Last week as we went to air we were learning that Ric Ocasek had passed away. growing up listening to CFNY I heard the CARS probably more than any other new wave band. And then later in life I learned and still find it unbelievable that he had produced Bad Brains legendary album "Rick for Light". probably the most important hardcore record is produced by the guy behind the new wave hit machine. So we start off with a Cars medley and then finish up with the title track by the Bad Brains. That how the opening segment makes sense. Download the show here.

THE CARS – Good Times Roll (Elektra)
THE CARS – My Best Friend’s Girl (Elektra)
THE CARS – Just What I Needed (Elektra)
THE CARS – Let’s Go (Elektra)
THE CARS – Shake It Up (Elektra)
BAD BRAINS – Rock for Light (PVC / Abstract)


Jose brings us the details for this year's Varning fest. This year is Year 13. here are some bands for Thursday night. Check out their Facebook events page for Thursday

IGNORANTES - Vida Abburida (Byllepest)
FINAL - Autoridad (Byllepest)

OPTION - Four More Years (Self-Released
ARSEHOLES - Sound of Death (Self-Released
VAXINE - Selfish Rulers (Self-Released)
PAWNS - Herxing (Bat Cave

OLOR A MUERTE - Prision (Self-Released
ABSOLUT - Cause of Death (Self-Released)
SIGHTS OF WAR - Ignorant Mess (Ancient Temple / Wasted Time / Guilty Parade / Black Speed)

NAPALM RAID - Think You're Free / Religion and Conflict (Runstate / Rust and Machine / Rawmantic Disasters / Phobia)
SKUMSTRIKE - Re-Education (Self-Released)
SACCAGE - Souillure Spectrale (PRC Music)
FEROCIOUS X - Alla Dessa Javla Svinen (FX Tapes / Brain Solvent Propaganda)

DOGMA - A New World (Self-Released)
BLIX - Future Tense (Self-Released)
DICTATION - Destined for Death / Suicide (Self-Released)

ILLICIT - Ciudades Devastadas (Self-Released)
DEATH EXCLAMATIONS - Bootlicker (Self-Released)
ULTRARAT - D-Pression (War Cloud Lathe Cuts / Swollen City)

HEADSPLITTERS - Faces Change (Black Konflikt / DesolateRomantic Disasters)
APARA - Extincions
IRREAL - Fi Del Mon (La Vida Es Un Mus)

Here are some other shows coming up.

REAL SICKIES - Yeah You (Stomp)
PLEASURE LEFTISTS - In Dreams (Feel It)
ALPHA HOPPER  - Whatever Winter (Self-Released)
TELEKRIMEN - Richman Holocausto (Slovenly / Musica Para Locos)
TANDOORI KNIGHTS - Tandoori Dolly (Slovenly)
MARK MALIBU AND THE WASAGAS - Cutting the Edge (Self-Released)
DAS CLAMPS - Human Clam (Trash Wax)


Estorbo are from Montreal and playing Varning. Here is some of their brand new demo to round out this Varning feature. You can download the demo on bandcamp.

ESTORBO - La Cochina (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - Cada día (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - Estorbio (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - Botadero (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - Destrucción (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - Realidad (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - El corte (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - La salida (Self-Released)
ESTORBO - En el cruce (Self-Released)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Radio - Sunday, September 15th, 2019



Tonight's show features a top 10 for the month of August. There is a lot of new releases in the show. There is some bands from New Zealand  based on a remote radio broadcast that MRR featured. THere was some technical difficulties right at the start of the show so as they say on the TTC "Mind the Gap". Download the show here

THE FUNCTIONAL CITIZENS - Puppets (Self-Released)

DRY HEAVES - Factory Punishment (Rave Up)
DISCO ASSAULT - Beggar and the Ballot (Self-Released)
THE PLANET SMASHERS – Hookie (Stomp)
BIG BROTHER - Eye in the Sky (Self-Released)
GOOD RIDDANCE - Our Great Divide (Fat Wreck)
STRUNG OUT - Strange Notes (Fat Wreck)

HAIRCUT – Seeking (Beach Impediment)
THE ANTI QUEENS - Worse Than Death (Stomp)
TOMMY AND THE COMMIES - So Happy (Slovenly)
DARK TRIP - Animal (Self-Released)
JOHNNY TWO FINGERS AND THE DEFORMITIES - Built to Rock ’n Roll (Self-Released)
TEEN ARCHER - Jackie Cadillac (Self-Released)

CELDA – Mentira (Self-Released)
UNSANITARY NAPKIN – Trumphole (Self-Released)
CONTENDERS - Skate Assault (Self-Released)
WARSH - Greedy Hands (Self-Released)

SORE POINTS - Not Coming Back (Slovenly)
REDCOAT - Sweater Weather
GINO AND THE GOONS - Any Girl / Bad Stuff (Sunwray)

BAD BREEDING – Repossession (Iron Lung
LOOSE NUKES - My Life (Beach Impediment)
CAREER SUICIDE – Stay Right Here (Kangaroo / Deranged)
KRIEGSHOG - Paint it Black (La Vida Es Un Mus)
CANAL IRREAL - Si Somos (Self-Released)

Top 10 - August 2019
10. FRUSTRERAD - Shadow of Life (Self-Released)
9. CEMENT SHOES - How It Is (Feel It
8. IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO - Guerra Di Spettri (Static Shock)
7. THE SISSIES - Crisis Actor (Self-Released)
6. D7Y - Martraðaveröld (Iron Lung)
5. SENDO FOGO - Bombas nas ruas (Self-Released)
4. CYBERPLASM - Nervous Systems (Iron Lung)
3. RASHOMON -降伏 Surrender (Iron Lung)
2. SHIT COFFINS - Guilt Anger Fear (Iron Lung)
1. YLEISET SYYT - Toisten todellisuus (Open Up and Bleed)


Tonight's demo feature is a Toronto band that took a 20 year hiatus and this is their second release since then playing on Mad's "Spy vs Spy" theme with a releases called "Why vs. Why?". This is not the whole recording but you can find it on bandcamp.

A.S.O.P. - It’s Business Doing Pleasure with You (Self-Released)
A.S.O.P. - Lord P. Mad Nut (Self-Released)
A.S.O.P. - Population Control (Self-Released)
A.S.O.P. - Main Sewage Treatment Playground (Self-Released)
A.S.O.P. - Dixie (Self-Released)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Radio - Sunday, September 8th, 2019



This is a broadcast for Equalizing-X-Distort for Sunday September 8th, 2019. EXD is a weekly hardcore punk radio show broadcast on CIUT 895 FM. We played a set of older first wave punk to start the show off. That was contrasted with a set of new releases. Then we played a set of bands playing Toronto in the next two months. That was followed by a set of bands from Halifax, who had just endured Tropical Storm Dorian. The rest of the show was new material. Download the show here

SNUFF – Summer’s Over (Fat)

THE CARPETTES – Help I’m Trapped (Small Wonder)
DESPERATE LIVIN - Stilla Natt (Desperate)
RAKKETAX – Unifil (Self-Released)
THE EX – New Wars (Verrcord / En)
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Part Time Punks (Kings Road / Rough Trade / Overground)
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH – Louie Louie / Part Time Punks (Self-Released)

SUBHUMANS – Poison (Pirates Press)
UBIK - New Disease (Iron Lung)
THE KREUTZER SONATA - Degenerate Theory (Don't Panic / No Time)
SORE POINTS -On the Wire (Slovenly)
THE CONTROL FREAKS - Telephone City (Slovenly)
THE MUSLIMS - Ya Late (Don't Panic)
GINO AND THE GOONS - Watch Your Back (Slovenly / Sunwray / Black Gladiator)

URBAN VIETCONG – Attacco (Rebel Time
BIG BROTHER - Freedom is Slavery (Self-Released)
DISCO ASSAULT - Asshole Stare (Schizophrenic)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - I Am my Own God (Sharpie)
TOMMY AND THE COMMIES - Devices (Slovenly)
REAL SICKIES – It Came From Above (Stomp)
ALIEN BOYS - Shadow Puppets (Desolate)

Halifax set
WAX - Out of Line (Self-Released)
SCIENCE PROJECT - Sick in Halifax (Neck Chop)
BOOJJI BOYS - Piscine Perfect (Self-Released)
TALENTLESS HACKS - Control (School Jerks)
OUTCRY - The Cycle (Self-Released)
NAPALM RAID - Dead Cities (Rawmantic Disasters / Phobia)

LEATHER LICKERS – Nowhere (Self-Released)
ELECTRIC CHAIR - House of Abuse (Iron Lung)
GAME – Curse (Beach Impediment)
FUCK IT ... I QUIT - Carpe Noctem (Refuse)
WORSHIT - Seeing Red (Self-Released)
SECT - You Too Will Scatter (Southern Lord)
SWARM - Labyrinth of Amygdala (Raw Skull)
XCAUTERIZEX – Sunder (Self-Released)

DETROIT 422 - Out of Control (Self-Released)
BLOWBACK - Great-Again (Collateral Damage)
HAIBOKU - Power of Dusk (Planeta  Destrozado / Rock SVB Discos) 
SLUMP - (Do the) Sonic Sprawl (Feel It)
SHIT RAT - Full of Shit (Self-Released)

SMASH POTATER - Diners, Drive-Ins and Drive-Bys (Horror Pain Gore Death)
NO SANCTUARY - Curse of the Werewolf (Self-Released)
LETHAL MEANS - Total Silence (Not for the Weak)
RECKONING FORCE - Lashing Out (Not for the Weak)
CONDOR - Chacun Pour Soi (Beach Impediment)
FAUX DEPART - Pôle employ (Doomtown / Lose and the Caves)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Radio - Sunday, September 1st, 2019





Tonight's show is the third band in the Tomorrow is Too Late series, which is the radio interviews from the early Toronto hardcore bands that were conducted for the book by the same name. Tonight's band is Micro Edge, Toronto's first skate-core band. They shredded in a way that those early skate bands did (think JFA). They wrote one of the most memorable songs from the era called "(So You Think You're) Hardcore, eh", which is where we start this interview. The song appeared on the limited edition compilation that came with the first pressing of the book. But all of us wanted to see that song come out on vinyl. 

I had interviewed the band once before back when Sudden Impact did a reunion show at our old studio. The interview was lost and consequently never aired. It was one of my biggest regrets. So when they agreed to take a chance again and do this do over, I was super grateful. 


We get talking about how the band got into punk and skating and how the two things intertwined. Reminiscing about the early days of skateboarding reliving the spirit of skaters and that can do spirit, and developing their own culture with a zine that Dave put out called "Bong Out". "Bong Out" had interviews., show reviews, skate shots, and raditorials. I am going to put some pictures of the issues that Dave shared with us on the Facebook page under a Micro Edge photo album. They play with S.C.U.M. who were skaters. They skate with JFA. Reid's editorial and artwork, Dwayne skating shots, reviews of a lot of early shows in Toronto - it's a fantastic time capsule. 


In the interview we talk about some iconic shows in Toronto's hardcore history. We start out by talking about the Circle Jerks for shows in Toronto which included their gig at the Bev under the Spankin' Monkeys. The Dead Kennedys gigs at the Concert Hall were paradigm shifting in terms of the punk scene at the time. Their first gig at the Wexford Battle of the Bands with Boris sporting a mohawk (see right). They talk about Quarantine's all ages matinees. They opened for the F.U.'s from Boston which gets covered in Bong Out. DRI and JFA slept on Boris' kitchen floor. JFA skated the parking garages in Kensington Market. They got to play Start Dancing and saw some of the shows at the Desh Bhaget which is the hall that Start Dancing broke in.  

Micro Edge spend some talking about the scene back then. Getting to see Teenage Head at the Wexford school dance had an impression on Boris. They shared a practice space with YYY and NJF after losing Dave's dad's basement. Dave meets Brian Taylor by chance at the York Mills subway station and wind up being gifted a "Why Pay More" demo which becomes a fought over prized possession. Chronic Submission's association with the skinhead scene. The importance of the Record Peddler on finding out about music, finding out about shows, and meeting people. And the Young Lions who had the Garage, supported Rock Against Racism, and set the groundwork for this scene.


You can download the show here. Download the full interview here. Pick up their LP through Ugly Pop. The playlist looks like this:

MICRO EDGE - (So you think you're) Hardcore, eh? (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Attitudes, Feelings and Ideas (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - United We Skate (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Energy through Noise (Ugly Pop)
SUDDEN IMPACT - Bent OK (Marquee)
MICRO EDGE - School (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Livin' After Midnight (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Louie Louie (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Assholes (Ugly Pop)
MICRO EDGE - Untitled (Ugly Pop)