Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top 10 - July 2014

1. GAS RAG "Beats Off" LP (Beach Impediment / Even Worse)
2. BLOOD PRESSURE Demo (Self-Released)
3. WARTHOG "Prison" ep (Iron Lung)
4. PROXY "Slow Suicide / Lawless" ep (Ugly Pop)
5. BITCHMOUTH Demo (Self-Released)
6. VALLEY BOYS "Drone Attack" ep (Ugly Pop)
7. NAUGHTY GIRLS Demo (Self-Released)
8. FUBAR Lead us to War LP (Give Praise /Power it up)
9. DETROIT / ROBOCOP Dead Language, Foreign Bodies split LP (Give Praise)
10. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Decomposition Fantasy (Rorschach)

* BEACH IMPEDIMENT – P.O. Box 8335 / Virginia Beach, VA / 23450 / USA / 
* EVEN WORSE RECORDS – Noel de Boer / Van Ostadestr 93-f / 1072 SR Amsterdam / Holland / 
* GIVE PRAISE - PO Box 494 / Barnstable, MA / 02630-0494 / USA / 
* POWER IT UP - Zum Holzfelde 12 / 31226 Peine / Germany /

Flyer - Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Radio - Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The Angelic Upstarts are one of my all time favourite punk bands. My brother had a copy of "Angel Dust" when we were kids that I listened to the grooves out of. When I found out they were coming to town I worked every angle I knew trying to get an interview. Even on the day of I still wasn't sure that the interview would happen. The Prowlers and AFA brought the upstarts here at the end of May this year and the promoter (Ewan) had told me when to show up to the club and wait around. he was a huge help in introducing us to Mensi and Mensi agreed to a sit down that was recorded. I was super nervous about meeting this singer that I have so much respect for and have held onto many of his lyrics so it was a dream to be able to ask him about songs that I had only ever wondered about. For the show I live mixed in songs from the Upstarts back catalogue that get asked about in the interview. Hope you enjoy this retrospective look at these fascist fighting oi boys from the north who dared to stand up to Thatcher and her tory vendetta to break the miners. 

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - I'm an Upstart (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - South Shields: Born and Bred (Insurgence)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - We gotta to get outta this place (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Kids in the Street (EMI)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Teenage Warning (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Liddle Towers (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Police Oppression (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Machine Gun Kelly (Picasso)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Never 'ad Nothin' (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Two Million Voices (EMI)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - King Coal (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Flames of Brixton (EMI)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Rude Boy (Picasso)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Joe Where are you know (Gas Music Limited)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Capital City (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Student Power (Warner Brothers)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Guns for the Afghan Rebels (EMI)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Blood on the Terraces (Chameleon)

We have already said our thanks to Ewan Exall for stickhandling things at the gig, but we also want to thank Sylvain from the Prowlers for booking the Upstarts in the first place. And if it wasn't for the technical work of Lenora Taylor and Mike Gorman we would have had a crappier audio file which you can download here

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Radio - Sunday, July 20th, 2014

In honour of Tommy Ramone's passing we started out the show with the Vapids song about him. 

THE VAPIDS - Tommy Ramone (Amp)

The Subhumans UK were in town on Saturday so we started out the show with them and a reggae inspired set of punk songs. 

SUBHUMANS UK - Human Error (Bluurg)
CULTURE SHOCK - Human Zoo (Bluurg)
THE CORPORATION - Last Call (Self-Released)
BIG BROTHER - What Dreams are made of (Self-Released)
DOA - War in the East (Fringe)
SPANNER - Always Antifascist (Rebel Time)

BUM - Don't come close to (Lance Rock)
ROCK AND ROLL BITCHES - Broad Daylight (Ugly Pop)
STEVE ADAMYK BAND - For you (Hold On) (Hosehead)
NERVOUS TALK - Hit the Town (Mmmoth Cve)
MYELIN SHEATHS - Operation (Hozac)

WARTHOG - Control (Iron Lung)
KREMLIN - Kremlin (Self-Released)
FARANG - Psychic Bruise (Self-Released)
GAS RAG - Annhilation (Beach Impediment Recrds / Even Worse)
VALLEY BOYS - Drone Attack (CIUT)

B-GIRLS - Fun at the Beach (Bomp)
POINTED STICKS - What do you want me to do (Ugly Pop)
WHITE WIRES - Pogo 'til I puke tonight (Ugly Pop)
TIJUANA BIBLES - Ringside Rosie (Isotonic)
RIOT'99 - Start a Riot (Riot)

THE GROGGIES - Into Hell (Self-Released)
CAREER SUICIDE - Hapless (Deranged)
CIRCLE JERKS - Red Tape (Frontier)
OFF - Borrow And Bomb
SCHOOL JERKS - Ugly Minds Ugly Faces (Bad Vibrations)

STRAWMEN - Jack Rabbit (Foul and Fair)
BLACK DONNELLYS - Freddie's Revenge (Audio Fellatio)
NUNFUCKERS - Snap (Self-Released)
MISSING LINK - The Cutting Edge (Self-Released)
BUREAUCRATS - Grown Up Age (No Exit)

PRIMITIVE PACT - Helpless (Self-Released)
SKUNX - Untitled (Unreleased)
PROXY - Lawless (Self-Released)
BLITZ - Vicious (Anagram)
HUSKER DU - First of the Last Calls (SST)

The Naughty Girls are form Montreal and the "Bad Habits" ep was released b the School Jerks on their label Bad Vibrations. Their newest recording which was done in 2012 was just reviewed in July's review section for MRR. You can download the recording from thier bandcamp page. 

NAUGHTY GIRLS - Poisoned Being (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Famous Man (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Sun Life (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Black Canvas Shoes (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Don't Wanna Die (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Toy Cop (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Italian Roses (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Cheated (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - City Councillors (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Go Wild (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - No Direction (Self-Released)
NAUGHTY GIRLS - Cheap Leather (Self-Released)

You can download an MP3 of the whole show here

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Radio - Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Tonight's show started out with the piecing together of the studio 3 session of Skunx. Skunx are a local oi trio that reminds me a lot of Blitz in terms of guitar sound. The singer sings in English, Portuguese as in the Dose Brutal cover and Spanish in their new song "Delincuente Adolescente", which is great to hear. Below is the how we heard the interview and session mixed together also including a couple of songs on their bandcamp page.

SKUNX - Destiny (CIUT)
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Dose Brutal (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - No Future (CIUT)
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Call Girl Tramp (Self-Released
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Terrorist Attack (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Law and Order (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Delincuente Adolescente (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Youth (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Chaos (CIUT) 
4-SKINS - Chaos (Captain Oi) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Public Disgrace (CIUT) 
SKUNX - Interview (CIUT)
SKUNX - Riot (Oi! the Nische) 

Gio, the singer from Skunx, is a fan of futebol and music from South America. Given that Argentina played in the final, the first two bands are from the country tha is the runner up in the tournament. But this set also has bands from the host country (Brazil) and some bands from other countries in the tournament (Uruguay) and Venezualan.

COMANDO SUICIDA - Y ya o ve (Pure Impact / Crowbar)
ALERTA ROJA - Situacion Limite (Pinhead)
DOSE BRUTAL - Vadia (Radykaos)
CARBONARIO - Operario Brasileiro
LOS INVASORES - Dr. Demetrio
OHLO SECO - Nada (ST2 Music)

The last two bands appear come from the audio for a documentary titled "Botinada - The origin of Punk in Brazil. Gio shared a link to an upload of the documentary with some English subtitles. 

We had a set for Germany, but we ran out of time but the recent Stage Bottles single represented the international spirit of the tournament. Urban Blight covered Upright Citizens in Studio 3 so here it is again. Beav was just in town this weekend.

STAGE BOTTLES - One World One Crew
URBAN BLIGHT - Bombs of Peace (CIUT)

Tonight's demo feature is a band from France that I read about in the June issue of MRR. In the Skunx interview Gio tolsd a story about the Hired Goons likening the Skunx sound to French oi. We just happened to read about a new french oi band so we thought it dovetailed the show nicely. Here is a review from the June issue of MRR. The demo can be downloaded at

SYNDROME 81 - Une Vie Pour Rien (Self-Released)
SYNDROME 81 - Brest la grise (Self-Released)
SYNDROME 81 - Recourance (Self-Released)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flyer - Friday July 11th, 2014

Zine - Art Through Intimidation: An Introduction to the flyers of Black Flag

This amazing zine was put together by someone locally and was inspired by their love for Raymond Pettibon artwork. In an interview we did with the author this love developed at an early age reading some of Pettibon’s early zines. As the author started collecting Pettibon flyers the author found that a lot of collectors didn’t share the same curiosity for meaning behind the artwork. All the artwork found in this zine has been collected by the author and purchased. He has made a special distinction between original flyers and copies, so only original pieces have been commented on. Anyway, the author has applied a sophisticated art analysis to Pettibon’s artwork with  a look at the evolution in stages compared through Black Flag’s history. He points out that Pettibon never drew artwork for Black Flag. It was used by Black Flag so his artwork should be looked at on it’s own. This is a book that the author wished was around when he was a kid and has been pulled together through correspondence with the Charles Dukowski and other sources listed inside. Here is a PDF download of Art Through Intimidation. 

Flyer - Friday, July 11th, 2014

Word is that this is a free show and that the Dogs will have their brand new 7" available which makes this a record release show.

Flyer - Friday July 11th, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Skunx studio 3 session

The last studio 3 session we had a tornado touch down. Today we had two crazy rain storms. Must be something about recording punk bands in our broadcast studio that brings out the worst in the weather. 

Skunx were scheduled for the end of July, but Ian and Aldo will be away and the Delinquents want to wait til their recording is ready for release. Bennett informed me that Gio was planning on moving back home and that the Skunx were probably going to disband and that this was going to happen next month so we really wanted to get them into the studio. They agreed to fill in at the last minute. 

Israel was the first one at Hart House. He is really into rockabilly and he told me about how he had a rockabilly band that Gio played in. In exchange Gio played bass in Skunx. It's a symbiotic relationship. 

The session started late because Bennett had to get everything from the rehearsal space to the station which is the basement of Israel's girlfriend's rockabilly clothing shop. It's a pretty rad shop. We checked it out after the interview. Our time was also eaten up by trying to sift through the equipment thrown into the room after the rush to get the remote broadcast equipment into the equipment studio. Ian was able to find some effects and compressors, which was what Gio was looking for to get an echo effect on his vocals. By the time we had the sound we had to rip through a set which included the following songs:

1. Dose Brutal (which is a cover by a band of the same name)
2. Destiny
3. Law and Order
4. Chaos
5. Public Disgrace
6. No Future 
7. Youth
8. Terrorist Attack
9. Delincuente Adolescente
10. Riot

I also got them to do some IDs

1. Riot ID
2. Youth ID 
3. No Future ID

We interviewed the band about their releases and shows and the songs recorded tonight. 

Aldo of Punks and Rockers filmed the session with a bum leg. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Radio - Sunday, July 7th, 2014

This week's show started off with a release of a band from the UK that had a double LP release in this month. I couldn't resist a song title of "Kanada" Kommondo". 

CRISIS - Kanada Kommando (La Vida Es Un Mus)

The opening song was inspired by looking at the reviews in MRR in June 2010. Here is a collection of top 10 recordings that we were able to gather for the past month.

HALDOL - Polish Hill (Self Released)
NEVER HUMAN - Not my views (Self Released)
DREAMBOAT - Streetfighter (Self Released)
CRUTCHES - Arbetarj‰vel (Phobia)
MULLTUTE - Nicht F¸r (Heart First)
ACCIDENTE - Policia No (Halo of Flies)
NUCLEAR AGE - Look Around (Self Released)
BACK TO BACK - Isolate (540)
RIPCORD - Lucky Ones (Boss Tuneage)

RESIST CONTROL - Full Human Experience (Peterwaulkee / Feral Kid)
PILLAGE - Their World (Regurgitated Semen)
RUINATION - Together (Regurgitated Semen)
BLITZ - Scream (Anagram)
CRIMINAL DAMAGE - Laid to Waste (Feral Ward)
HIRED GOONS - Way of Life (Self Released)
DOGS - Thunderballs (Rubber Factory)
BOMBSHELTER - Passing Days (Rubber Factory)
STAY CLEAN JOLENE - Old Songs (Eager Beaver)
HERO DISHONEST - Jumalan sel‰tys (Peterwaulkee)
NEW ENEMY - Benevolent One (Self Released)

BIG BROTHER - Labyrinth (Glass Master) (Self Released)
THE PROWLERS - Oi against racism (Insurgence)
RESTARTS - Clone Town (No Label)
URBAN SAVAGE - Minimum Wage, Maximum Slave (Self Released)
KOMPLOTT - Casa Lavaro Cimitero (Flophouse)
HAYMAKER - Cheque to Cheque (a389)

SCRAP IRON - Protest and Unnerve (Self Released)
HARM DONE - Hammer Stomp (Straight and Alert)
BRICKS - Wasted (Self Released)
KRUX - White Lines, White Lies (Self Released)

NIKO TEENS - Leader of the Rotten Corpse (Positive Destruction)
DAGO WOPS - Arbeitscheu (Self Released)
HALSHUG - Dodskontronal (D-beat and Raw Punk)
FAILURES - Trust Me (Youth Attack)
ANXIETY HAMMER - My Peace (Self Released)
BLEED THE PIGS - Supremacy (
PRETTY LITTLE FLOWER - Fiendish electrocation (Blastasfuk)
BREAKING WHEEL - Martyrs Mirror (Self Released)
TRAP THEM - Habitland (Prosthetic)
WEAK WRISTS - Cavalcade (Self Released)
SNEEZE - Vatieant (Midnight We Revisit)
POST TEENS - Mexican Painkillers (No Idea)
VALLEY BOYS - Killing Politicians (Deranged)
HOLY - Prisons (Adagio)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS - Bikini Diet (Deranged)
WHITE LUNG - Sycophant (Domino)
WHITE WARDS - Defeated (Iron Lung)
JIGA - I Love Me (Self Released)
BAD CHOICE - BDS (Self Released)
DICTADURA -Hartos de Todo (Self Released)
TOTO LOTTO - Toto Lotto (Self Released)

You can download an MP3 of the show here.

Saturday, July 5, 2014