Monday, October 31, 2011

Radio - Sunday, October 30, 2011

Click for download

Vera Bickle, Gerry Doyle, Mark Sanders, and Dan Hughes were interviewed on October 16th about a weekly event that they organized called Start Dancing. This was a unique all ages punk event that had DJs and bands playing. They took place in halls, curling clubs, church basements and other unlikely community spaces that they could find around the city. Four years of these events entrenched the spirit of an all ages scene in the early hardcore era. These events allowed for various levels of alternative scenes that include mods, skins, punks, new romantics and others. It was one of my first exposures to the local scene and in hindsight it had a big impact on my life.

L’ETRANGER - Barricades (Sensible Record Company)
Interview – Start Dancing
PURPLE HEARTS - What am I gonna do (Captain Mod)
Interview – Start Dancing
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH - Apathy (Fringe)
Interview – Start Dancing
SHAM 69 - If the kids are united (Captain Oi!)
Interview – Start Dancing
THE ENGLISH BEAT - Mirror in the bathroom (Sire)
Interview – Start Dancing
THE CLASH - White man in Hammersmith Palais (CBS)
Interview – Start Dancing
THE YOUNG LIONS - We wanna riot (Schizophenic)
Interview – Start Dancing
MARK MALIBU AND THE WASAGAS - Wasaga run (Self-released)
Interview – Start Dancing
COCKNEY REJECTS - East End (Captain Oi!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bunchofuckingoofs studio 3 session

This was a long night, but a satisfying night. The TTC made me late. The Lansdowne bus has got to be the worst I have ever rode in my life. The Goofs had taken shelter under an overhang and were good sports about me being late. There was a lot of equipment to load upstairs. It tooks us quite a few loads in the elavator. The set up was unusual with two bass players but we were able to mic everything and get recording. We didn`t get to record everything but we did get these twelve songs with one minor interruption from a security guard. It was pretty late buy the time we finished and the building was locked up so we had to lug everything down three flights of stairs. The amps are the most brutal. Regardless of all that I was riding a high of hanging out with the Goofs all night. They are awesome folks. Here is what we recorded:

1. Business Scum
2. Crack
3. Have you ever seen?
4. Thanks
5. Hogs / Dogs
6. Total Breakdown
7. Alcoholiday turned Alcoholocaust
8. Bike
9. Go Get Screwed
10. Coke
11. Destroy
12. Profit

Monday, October 24, 2011

Radio - Sunday October 23, 2011

Click for download

CREATIVE ZERO – Brain Dead (Self-Released)

CHRONIC SUBMISSION – Go 4 It / Cops Ain’t Tops (CIUT)
URBAN BLIGHT – Fake Attitudes (CIUT)

BFG - Alcoholiday turned Alcoholocaust (Back Alley)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS - Too Many Tattoos (Deranged)
SNAKEPIT - Hipsterectomy (Self-Released)

ZRO4 - Downtown Boy (unreleased)
ZRO4 - Poor Poor Girl (unreleased)
ZRO4 - 1040 (unreleased)

MSI - Choke / Infection (Still Thinking)
SNFU – Real Men Don’t Watch Quincy (Self-Released)

BLADSEST WOODS - (Self-Released)
HUNTING PARTY - Straight Shooter (Self-Released)
NEW BRIGADE - Lost Cause (Self-Released)

GIVE - I am Love (Self-Released)
NO POWER - Changing Grip (Self-Released)

HOODED - Ultimate Asshole theme song (Self-Released)
LAST CHAOS - Sex Priest (Self-Released)
JAZZUS - Ewan is the Bastard (Self-Released)

MATURE SITUATIONS - Yoga Predator (High Anxiety)
LARM - Nothing For Us

Demo Features
FOOT KLAN - I wish I was kidding (Self-Released)
FOOT KLAN - Liar (Self-Released)
FOOT KLAN - The Feed (Self-Released)
FOOT KLAN - Regret (Self-Released)

Flyer - Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flyer - Thursday October 20, 2011 - Saturday October 22, 2011

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20th @ the Poor Alex Theatre (772 Dundas Street W), 8:00pm, All Ages


FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st @ the Poor Alex Theatre (772 Dundas Street W), 7:00pm, All Ages

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st @ the Wrongbar
KING SIZED BRACES (one off reunion)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st @ the Horseshoe Tavern, 9:00pm

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st @ Soybomb HQ (156 Bathurst), $5

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd @ the Poor Alex Theatre, 11:00 am
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd @ the Garage, 73 Cecil Street, $10, 2:00pm

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd @ the Poor Alex Theatre (772 Dundas Street W), 7:00pm, All Ages
DROPDEAD - 12:15-12:45
SCAPEGOAT - 11:30-11:50
VEINS - 10:45-11:15
PICK YOUR SIDE - 10:00-10:30
HOAX - 9:15-9:40
COLUMN OF HEAVEN - 8:30-8:50
OWL EYES - 8:00-8:15

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd @ Hard Luck Bar (812 Dundas St W), 7:00pm, All Ages
DIRECT CONTROL - 12:45-1:20
OMEGAS - 11:45-12:15
RIVAL MOB - 11:00-11:30
SPECIAL GUEST - 10:25-10:55
CREEM - 9:40-10:00
CONFINES - 8:45-9:15
COMMANDO - 8:00-8:20

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd @ Silver Dollar, 9:00pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23rd @ Soybomb HQ, 156 Bathurst, 1:00am, All Ages, $5.00

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Radio - Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Click for download

MAYDAY - In it to Win It (Feral Kid)
ZOUNDS - What is it Worth (Overground)

DRI - I Don't Need Society (R Radical)
MDC - Business on Parade / Dead Cops (R Radical)
CONFLICT - An Ungovernable Force (Mortarhate)
DIRECT ACTION - Repression / Eat the Rich (Bitzcore)
DISCHARGE - Drunk with Power (Clay)
YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH - Greed (Fringe)

ANGRY SAMOANS - Right Side of my Mind (Triple X)
BLACK FLAG - Black Coffee (SST)
DEAD BOYS - Down in Flames (Sire)
THE SAINTS - Wild About You (Raven)
RADIO BIRDMAN - Non-stop Girls (Sub Pop)

PLATES – Marching (Feral Kid)
ORDER – 4th song (HG Fact)
ENDPROGRAM – Confidence Man (Self-Released)
DEATH TRAP – No Majority (Feral Kid / Warm Bath)
BROWN SUGAR – Valu Meal (Feral Kid)
GUNNAR HANSEN – My Crimes (Schizophrenic)
PICK YOUR SIDE – Gnarly Times (A389)
SUPER REPEATER – 0636 (Self-Released)
WEEKEND NACHOS – No Saints (A389)
WARHEAD – This World of Confusion (HG Fact)

LIQUOR STORE - Commando (Almost Ready)
KETAMINES - New Victims (Hozac)
PUFFY AREOLAS - Gentlemen's Grip (Hozac)
I.V. EYES - They Saved Teri's Tube (Rubber Vomit)
THE AVERSIONS - Scarlet Street (In Style)

ATTENTION - Tonight Will Be Like Any Other Night (Juicebox Dot Com)
ANTISCHISM - Greedy Bastard (Prank)

Demo Features
AVFART 33 - Packa och ak (Self-Released)
AVFART 33 - Dubbelmoral (Self-Released)
AVFART 33 - Latsaskontroll (Self-Released)
AVFART 33 - Pregnant with seitan (Self-Released)
AVFART 33 - Dra ditt vapen (Self-Released)
AVFART 33 - Punkhierarki (Self-Released)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Class Assassins "Treason" ep

Side A, “Treason” has this underlying reggae beat to the song that reminds me of VERBAL ASSAULT’s “Tiny Giants” partially for the same reggae back beat, but partially because the sound is beefy. Beefy rock reggae from punks. Makes sense coming from punks who are anti-racists. Reaches back to the roots rebel army origins of the band’s appreciation for bands like the RUTS and SLF. The B Side, “Start Again” is more like what I am used to hearing from the CLASS ASSASSINS. Having just recorded a version of this song for our radio show I appreciate the heavy vocal interplay that comes together as gang chants in this song that live somewhere between SHAM 69 and RANCID. The music is more along the lines of the SKIDS with the not so subtle celtic riffing that made BIG COUNTRY a phenomenon. “Start Again” is my favourite of the two numbers and should have been the A-Side, but both songs are great. And it kind of baffles me how this band doesn’t have more people talking about them especially given that the singer was in an early rendition of CHRONIC SUBMISSION and the bassist was in DIRECT ACTION. Thos are two heavyweights as far as Toronto hardcore is concerned and should take nothing away from the others who played in PROBLEM CHILDREN, HOCKEY TEETH, and BOMB SHELTER. All of these bands were great in their own right. And although bringing together that much talent can be risky as is the case with Brazil’s football team, the egos are in check with the CLASS ASSASSINS. In fact I would say that the egos are no existent. These guys just play stripped down back to basics punk with loads of melody and is an example where bringing together this much talent can blow you away. There are a few examples of this like LIMP WRIST and the SWARM and now streetpunk has a role model. (Rebel Time Records – 2-558 Upper Gage Avenue, Suite 162 / Hamilton, ON / L8V 4J6 / Canada /

Flyer - Saturday October 15, 2011

Flyer - Friday, October 14th, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Radio - Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Click for download

ARSON - Prime Time (CIUT)

PICK YOUR SIDE - Controlled by Fear (A389 Recordings)
RIDE AT DAWN - A Bloody Threat (Schizophrenic)
LEGION DCLXVI - The Final Days (Schizophrenic)
INTERNAL ROT - Pig Teeth (625 Productions)
BOMB BLAST MEN - Religious Shit (Vex Records)
WITCH LORD - Bones are Left (A389 Records)

WILD CHILD -Piss Down a Drain (Self-Released)
KREMLIN - Kremlin (Self-Released)
VACANT STATE - Nothing New (Deranged)
CIRCLE FLEX - My Choice, Your Choice (Crew for Life)
LOGIC PROBLEM - Sterile Anxiety (Abuse)
NIHIL BAXTER - Angry Youth (Spastic Fantastic)
DEATH TOKEN - All dreams are nightmares (Adult Crash)

THE BLUE DEMON - Dick (Self-Released)
PAMPERS - Eruptions (JKSHK)
STRANGE ATTRACTOR - Decapitate Me Baby (Red Lounge)
CONNOISSEURS OF PORN - Peasant Terror (Buzz Records)
THE TERRORISTS - 30 Minute Love (Self-Released)

BURNING KITCHEN - Missed the train (Alerta Antifascista)
FAILURES - Available: (Youth Attack)
ONE BY ONE - Nazi raus (Words of Warning)
TV FREAKS - Never finish what you started (Self-Released)
MOLESTED YOUTH - Recycled life (Deranged)
NABAT - Kill Police (Self-released)
POWER TRIP - Suffer no fool
VILLAIN - Debt nation
MASAKARI - IX tempt providence

AVFART 33 – Orattvisan (Halvfabrikat / Undislessed / Aborted Society)
LIEUTENANT – 1 out of 4 (Art of the Underground / Warm Bath / Peterwalkee)
SPASTIC PANTHERS – Panther Bomb (Handsome Dan)
WHOLE IN THE HEAD – Fight Prejudice (Warm Bath / Dogdown / Zandor / Tadpole / Active Rebellion / Opiate)
TEENAGE RAMPAGE – What’s the Rush (Handsome Dan)
UNLEARN – Used + Killed (Deranged)
INSIDIOUS PROCESS – Internal Wars (Halvfabrikat / Undislessed / Aborted Society)
NO PROBLEM – I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Deranged)
THE SHIRKS – On Time (Grave Mistake)
BLOOD RED BABY BLUE – What?! (No Profit / Peer Pressure)

DEADBEATS - Kill the Hippies (Dangerhouse)
e-150 - Azul (Self-Released)
STREET TRASH - What the shit? (Blacknoise)
CODE ORANGE KIDS - Walls (Mayfly)
ANTI-YOU - H Bomb (Six Weeks)

Demo Features
LIVING DEADBEATS - Theme Song (Self-released)
LIVING DEADBEATS - (Just to make) Rent (Self-released)
LIVING DEADBEATS - Lost (Self-released)
LIVING DEADBEATS - Stumble (Self-released)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ilegal “Error de Orden” ep

This is a band from Montreal released at least a year ago. It sounds unlike anything I have heard come from this scene in recent times. It is raw, fuzzed out and playing as fast as they can. There are bands like INEPSY drawing in some traditional influences like DISCHARGE and MOTORHEAD. But ILEGAL go for more obscure sounds that tap into the essence of hardcore sound that I first heard from regions in South America through the “Welcome to 1984” comp. It doesn’t hurt that the band is singing in Spanish. (Lengua Armada – 1355 Grove Street, Apt. B / San Francisco, CA / 94117 / USA) 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Zine - EXD, Volume 11, Issue 5

Zero and Dave appeared on the show back in 2008. Zro4 were a great punk band that formed in 1978 and brtoke up in 1986. ZRO4 was comprised of members from many early wave punk bands in the Toronto scene which included the UGLY, the VILETONES, TYRANNA, and BLUE PETER. Zero and Tony Brighton of the UGLY started up the band and they recruited Dave Joudrey on guitar and Mike Bambrick who would go on to play in the SHARKS and BLUE PETER on drums. Chris Hate of the VILETONES, Marc Gamage of the WADS / ARSON, Chick Parker and countless others would fill the ranks throughout the years. In an interview we did in 2008 with Zero and Dave we found out that ZRO4 had played almost every dive in Toronto that would give punk a chance. These places included the Turning “Learning” Point, the Pylon Theatre, The Rock (Oriental) Palace, the Horseshoe, Larry’s (a.k.a. the Head Space), the Issy, the Bev, the Cameron, the Masonic Temple, the El Mo, the Cabana Room, the DMZ and a bunch lesser known places like Scruffers, and pubs in Mattawa and Tottenham. In 1980, Chameleon Records released the song “Blood” on the “No Pedestrians” comp, but it wasn’t until the Punk History Canada comp where “Gimmie Attention” saw the light of day. This came from a number of unreleased recordings with so many great songs that Zero told us about. Photos by Anita Alksnis, Tony Brighton, Gail Bryck, Mark Leach, Wayne Maguire, Ted Russell, and Garry Vortex. Click the photo to download a copy of the zine.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Radio - Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Click for download

DOUBLE NEGATIVE - Beg to a Vile Nude (Sorry State)

MUKEKA DI RATO - Atletas de Fristo (Laja Records)
LEPTOSPIROSE - Aqua Mad Max (Laja REcords)
BORED STRAIGHT - Alienation, Part Three (Data Control)
RESIST CONTROL - Don't Want It (Feral Kid / Shock to the System)

THE CRAW - Is This what we really want (Live Fast Die Drunk)
AVON LADIES - Hang 'em High (SYG Records)
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - Cold Cold Rain (Doomtown Sounds)
BURIAL - Dissatisfight (Heart First)
ETAE - Mind Set (La Familia Releases)

HOAX - Dead Weight (Self-Released)
NO TOLERENCE - Pay The Cost (Painkiller)
URBAN BLIGHT - Leech (Slasher)
SCHOOL JERKS - Screamer (Cowabunga)
WASTE MANAGEMENT - Medicine (Painkiller)
BOSTON STRANGLER - The Truth (Self-Released)

SALVATION - The Internal (Youth Attack)
CREEM - Good Riddance (Katorga)
RAH - Keep Walking (Labeled)
OMEGAS - Excessive Force (Parts Unknown)
CONFINES - Downward Harmonization (Labour of Love)
RIVAL MOB - Tough Love (Six Feet)
DROPDEAD - Control (Ad Absurdum)
STICK TOGETHER - Stick Together (Self-Released)

SLUTS ON 45 - Hung up drunk (Cheap Slut Records)
THE LIVING DEADBEATS - Time (Self-Released)
SPOILED ROTTEN - I Want my Rock 'n Roll (Amp)
OS PEDRERO - Sua Bouca Gatiiama (Laja Records)

DISCHARGE - Realities of War (Clay)
DISSYSTEMA - Depression and Discontent (Despotic)
DISTRESS - Filthy Business (Total Punk)
DISFEAR - Det Sista Kriget (Self-Released)
DISPENSE - Detached (No Records)
DISGUST - War Crime (Nuclear Blast)
DISARM - Dagen Efter (Self-Released)
DISCLOSE - Battlefield of Hell (MCR Company)

PICK YOUR SIDE - Controlled by Fear (A389 Recordings)
RIDE AT DAWN - A Bloody Threat (Schizophrenic)
LEGION DCLXVI - The Final Days (Schizophrenic)
INTERNAL ROT - Pig Teeth (625 Productions)
BOMB BLAST MEN - Religious Shit (Vex Records)
WITCH LORD - Bones are Left (A389 Records)

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS - Kick out the Tories (Captain Oi!)
INSERVIBLES - Acedtalo Todo (Captcha)
CODE 13 - Darkness at noon (Havoc)
DEATHRITE - Locust Swarm (Self-Released)
WRITTEN OFF - Reiterator (IMC)
HATEWAVES - Pride (A389 Records)

Demo Features
SKINNED ALIVE - Skinned Alive (Self-Released)