Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 10 - April 2015

Top 10 - April 2015
GAS RAG “On the Beach” ep (Lengua Armada)
AJAX “Drag Down” ep (Katorga Works)
BAD JESUS EXPERIENCE “III” 10” (Nunchakupunk / Popo’s Bistro)
CONCRETE ASYLUM “11 song” ep (Self-Released)
DEFORMITY “Fracture” ep (Katorga Works / Toxic State)
WASTOIDS “Dangerous Species” ep (High Anxiety)
DRUGS OF FAITH “Architectural Failures” 12” (Malokai)
MALOKIO demo (Self-Released)
IDNS “Mental Torpor” ep (Self-Released)
KELLERASSELN “Mittelmeerromantik" ep (Sengaja / Treammer Pogo)

* MALOKAI - BP 536, 21014 Dijon Cedex, France,
* IDNS -

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Radio - Sunday, April 26th, 2015

This show features the third installment of Notes from Behind the Iron Curtain with a focus on Croatia. Beri Sabolic, who grew up as a punk in Croatia, hosted this hour and a half feature beginning with Paraf. Beri's credentials include hosting a punk radio show in Croatia called "Ispod zemlje" which means "Under the Ground". Beri also did a zine and record label called "Ill in the Head" which goes without saying that Beri is also a big record collector. When Beri moved to Canada he moved to Montreal and did two radio shows at Concordia (CJLO), one called "Foreign Accent" and the other called "Night Porter". 

PARAF - T Kao Krava (RTV Ljubljana)

PARAF - Narodna Pjesma (Založba kaset in plošc RTV Ljubljana)
PROBLEMI - Sranje / Grad Izoilja

KAOS - Kaos (NE!)
TERMITI - Vjeran Pas (Založba kaset in plošc RTV Ljubljana)

KUD IDIJOTI - O Bella Ciao
GOLA JAJA - Pjesna Rada (NE!)

SEXA - Jeane! Jones! (FV Založba / Idle Valley)

BUKA - Ja Bi Jebo (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Disco HC (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Rupa (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - (Pts. 1,2,3) (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Stavljaju Mrtvu Decu U Bureke (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Tigar (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Nije Nego (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Najduza Stvac (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Paraziti (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Pasta-Suta (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Osjeti Se (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)
BUKA - Ona Pobriguse (Falšanja Kol'ko'š)

MAJKE - Zrunjen, Ojamuren (Slušaj Najglasnije!)

MOTUS - Vikend Ratnici
SATAN PANONSKI - Iza Zida (Slušaj Najglasnije!)

OVERFLOW - Isolation (Slušaj Najglasnije!)
HLADNO PIVO - Fur Immer Punk

We filled out the show with some new Canadian hardcore releases.

THE PROWLERS - My Vote (Aggrobeat) 
ANIMAL CRIMES - Fear (Self-Released) 
FLESH RAG - You Fucked Me Up, You Put Me Down (Self-Released)
PURA MANIA - La estafa musical (Self-Released) 
FASHIONISM - Breaking Out (Self-Released) 
GOMS - Goms Squad  (Self-Released) 

CONCRETE ASYLUM - Memories Trapped (Self-Released) 
BEGGIN FOR OXYS - Humiliation (Self-Released) 
LOWEST POINT - Bad at Hugs (Self-Released) 
BLOCKHEAD - Intro / Blockhead  (Self-Released) 
NANETTE - Esprit de Corps (Self-Released) 

Tonight's demo feature is the newest recording by St. John's Weak Link. I read about this review in MRR from this review and knew we had to get it on air. 

WEAK LINK - Bend then Break (Self-Released)
WEAK LINK - Hold Out (Self-Released)
WEAK LINK - No Mind (Self-Released)

You can download the show here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Radio - Sunday, April 19th, 2015

This week's show starts out with an unreleased FYPM song specifically for the reference to "Idiots at Happy Hour" played by Sarde last week.

FUCK YOU PLAY ME - Douche Chills (Tank Crimes)
OAF - Sweat (Self-Released)

New oi inspired punk set

TRENCHES - Fighting Dogs (Self-Released)
BAD SKIN - We're Dogs (Self-Released)
HARD LEFT - Yesterday’s Hero (Future Perfect)
NO SIR I WON’T - Broadcast Tower (Drunken Sailor)
SLUMS OF THE FUTURE - Pig without a badge (Compressed Thought)

Show review by Rob fro m the night before. Check our Facebook page for photos of TV Freaks posted by Rob.

TV FREAKS - Pusher (Schizophrenic)
MICK FUTURES - In Case We Learn (Self-Released)
SAINTS - I'm Stranded (Raven)
LEE PARADISE - Paradise (Pleasence)
DEVO - Jocko Homo (Warner Bros)

Semi theme of bands singing in mother tongues other then what seems traditional.

KRIGSKADE - Der Er Intet Alternativ (Kontortide)
IMPALERS - Herpes (Can 'O Bees)
GAS RAG - Fucking System (Even Worse)
AMERICAN HATE - Social Exposure (not Normal)
PORKERIA - Guerra en tu Cabeza (Adelante Discos)

The original noise rock

BUTTHOLE SURFERS - Butthole Surfer theme song (CD Presents)
KILLDOZER - Sweet Home Alabama (Touch 'n Go)
FLIPPER - Survivors of the Plague (Subterranean)
BOSS HOG - Fix Me (Amphetamie Reptile)

Melodic punk mostly from Canada

BIG DICK - On And On (Self-Released)
CAPITALIST KIDS - What Have You Got To Hide (Toxic Pop)
BRUTAL YOUTH - X Piss and wine X (Get Party)
VICTIM PARTY - Weekend at Kyle’s (Ugly Pop)
VALLEY BOYS - Fired (Cut the Cord)

CRIMEN - Dia Soleado (Discos Enformes)
NO MORE ART - The walled city (Rockstar)
BARRICADED SUSPECTS - 56 Wants (Self-Released)
WASTOIDS - No Sides-Trash (High Anxiety)
NEW GODS - Where Do I Go From Here (Self-Released)

BAJA BLITZ - In It, Over It (Self-Released)
HERD OF WASTERS - Hammer Time (Self-Released)
SLURS - Delusions (Self-Released)
FACE THE RAIL - No More Tears (Katorga Works)

Finland versus Belgrade with some anomalies

PERIKATO - Katastrofin Uhalla (Full Contact)
CANCERCULT - Tysla Ihminen (Slode)
KATASTROFIALUE - Tuomioistuin (Ecocentric)
KONKURSSI - Ei Vapautta (Crusterror)
VIIMEINEN KOLONNA - Puhdas (Roku, Gasmask, Psychedelica)
TOTAL DESTRUCTION - Letting You Know (Bojkot Tapes)
D.I.H. - Chemical Warfare (Bojkot Tapes)
N.B.G. - Concrete Block (Bojkot Tapes)
FORWARD TO THE PAST - Look (Bojkot Tapes)
LIFE LOCK - Indiscrimatelky Ill (Full Force Hardcore Destruction)
KYLMA SOTA - Media Paskaa (Svart)
THRASHAGAIN - Communism is Fashion (Bojkot Tapes)
KRISTYS - Kohdusta Hautaan (Self-Released)

TUHKAUS - Totaalista Sotaa (Self-Released)
YDINTUHO - Nuclear War & Mass Desctruction (Svart)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Radio - Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Every six months we host an on-air fundraising drive. In our training, the Station Manager thought a pass off between EXD and the Prophesy was impossible so I tried to prove him wrong with out little game of name that tune which gets played every week between us off air. But this week it was my turn because the Prophesy aren't as well versed in the finer areas of punk. So I tried with covers of Kool and the Gang and the Specials at the begining of the show to disasterous effect. Listen on....

BIG BOYS - Hollywood Swingin’ (Touch 'n Go)

SNUFF – Do Nothing (Workers Playtime)
SCREECHING WEASEL – I can see clearly (Lookout)
THE VAPIDS – You’re tearin’ me apart (Double Hell)

Every couple of weeks we record bands in our broadcast studio (known as studio 3). Candy has really been involved in the video side of recording these bands and so much work goes into those that I wanted her to come on air and tell you some of what she gets up to with these sessions. I also had her program some material from these sessions.....

TEENAGE HEAD – Disgusteen (CIUT)
VCR - Pizza Party (CIUT)

Sarde is one of the women behind the women takeover of the show and also runs out of time to play material in her sets. She came in to make up for that and tell us about some magic moments of the takeover.

SLURS – Cartoon People (Self-Released)
SOA – I Hate the Kids (Dischord)
THE FREEZE – Idiots at Happy Hour (Modern Method)
COMA – Coda (ADK)

This is the first of Rob's radio appreciation sets.

MISFITS – Static Age (Caroline)
FLESHEATERS – Radio dies screaming (Atavistic)
PROBLEM CHILDREN – On the Air (Problem Children Wreckords)
THE BANANAS – Radio Action (Recess)

Davis Brown was a co-host on the show for a few years, but has since moved back to Truro. He runs a label called Sewercide and offered out his last three releases as a prize package so we played a song from each with exception for the last release which comes from a demo.

DYSCONTROL – Lies (Sewercide)
ABJECT PAX – Abject Pax (Sewercide)
WORD ON THE STREET – H.R.M. Mayhem (Self-Released)

More appreciation for the medium from punk.

WAND – Floating Head (In the Red)
THE WIMPS – Hamburger radio (Sniff)
KILL-A-WATTS – Radio Suicide (Rip Off)
TEENGENERATE – radio 55 (Crypt)

Alex from the Sofistifucks came in to answer phones but I wanted to get his unique perspective of what it was like to have played studio 3.Fathers was supposed to come in and talk about their session but they left us hanging high and dry. I still played a song from their demo and will play their session on Sunday's show.

FATHERS – I Gotta Piss (Self-Released)
MDC – No Place to Piss (R Radical)
SCHOOL JERKS – Slums of the Future (Bad Vibrations)

More radio love

ELVIS COSTELLO – Radio Radio (Columbia)
BOW WOW WOW – Radio G String (EMI)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fathers studio 3 session

Fathers are a new band from Toronto started up by Jada (singer) and Arina (bassist), but it was only recently when they got Josh on drums and Cale on guitar that the band became the version that recorded the recent six song demo "Gain". I came across the "Gain" demo from a link found on the Facebook event page for the Ajax show which was the first show Fathers played. But I met Jada at the IWD takeover of EXD and she was interested in having the band come in and record a session. In my interactions with Jada she talks like a rapper and espouses a big appreciation for Drake, so that is an influence on her. I wonder if the Beastie Boys might be a similar trajectory given she has a foot in each world. Even some of the vocal delivery shares the influences. Arina used to play in Cunt Punt, which was an all women band that I wanted to get into the station but learned that they have broken up.

The music is rudimentary in terms of punk. The band would often jump into loungey jazz improvs in between songs. They also have a lo fi sound. All of this reminds me of early Minutemen. But lyrically the subject matter focuses on sexuality the same way the Submissives did. 

We recorded the same songs from the "Gain" recording. you can download these new versions here which include:

1. Boy Pussy
2. Lover Boy
3. I Gotta Piss 
4. Bath Bomb
5. Silver Dick
6. New Phone Who Dis

The band also did IDs based on their songs:

Fathers CIUT ID
Fathers EXD ID

The session was mastered by Ian Wilkinson and videotaped by Aldo Erdic for Punks and Rockers.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Radio - Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Vassil Mester, who has been on the show twice (once with City Sweethearts and once with Absolut), passed away on Wednesday April 1st. His band mate, Travis, from Terminal Licks programmed the first hour of bands with Vassil and bands he liked. We mixed in some interview clips with Vassil talking about bands he was in and his influences. Exclaim has a memorial write up on him and there is a memorial fund you can contribute to.

RIOT99 - Destroy the City (Riot)

ABSOLUT - Tiring Planet (Electric Assault)
THE RIFFS - Kamikaze (TKO)
DISCHARGE - Why (Clay)
THE KIDS - Do you love the Nazis (Phillips)
RAMONES - Commando (Sire)
CITY SWEETHEARTS - Boys with guitars (P-Trash)
THE BRIEFS - Ephedrine Blues (BYO)
THE CARBONAS - Telephone Booth (Goner)

THE EXPLODING HEARTS - Making Teenage Faces (Dirtnap)
PROTEX - Look out Johnny (Sing Sing)
THE ZEROS - Beat your heart out (Bomp)
THE BOYS - Classified Suzie (Vinyl Japan)
THE UNDERTONES - Teenage Kicks (Sire)
TERMINAL LICKS - Not Today (It's Trash)
STIV BATORS - Not that way anymore (Bomp)
SCIENTISTS - Last Night (White Rider)

Teenage Head are playing their 40th anniversary show as a band on Saturday at the Phoenix. We pulled together a set of the artists making up this bill which will be backed by Sid`s Kids. We played a song from Teenage Head's performance at Heatwave becuase I was just reading a book about John Brower's experience with organizing Canada's first punk festival.

TEENAGE HEAD - Everybody's Growing Old (Live)
ARSON - Satori (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Shoeshine Boy (CIUT)
SID'S KIDS - Last Pogo (Screwed)

This week Canada has declared war on ISIS and will begin air strikes in Syria. Day 6 debated the declaration that this a moral war. The Sunday Edition breaks down the bigger picture of the politics of fear behind the war. These were some os the opinions I was hearing this week that lead me to program a set about war and Harper`s culture of fear. 

REALLY RED - Teaching you the fear (C.I.A.)
SOLUNSKI FRONT - Hirosima (No Profit)
WAR EMBLEM - Hard to Swallow (Narshardaa)
GOMS - Mad World (Slow Death)
IDNS - Unconscionable (CIUT)
VIOLENT END - Public Fear (Beach Impediment)
AJAX - Gunman (Katroga Works)
BLOTTER - No Country For Old Kids(Katroga Works)

This weekend is one of the holiest on the calendar with passover and easter lining up on the same weekend. Here are some contemporary critiques of religion ending with Cursed's "Guilt Parade" which is an ode to the big Good Friday parade that takes place in Little Italy. 

NOXIOUS - Sunday Fools (Rock Against Records)
IN SCHOOL - Acid Burn (Self-Released)
CONCRETE ASYLUM - Holy Tears (Self-Released)
PISS TEST - Necrophilia (It's Halal) (Johnnycat)
GROSS - There Is So Much Celebration (Self-Released)
CURSED - Guilt Parade (Deathwish)

This week's demo feature is a new band from, Newfoundland called Animal Crimes. Their recent review in MRR caught my eye enough to have me searching for this recording which has a Vacant State feel in that SSD meets DYS sort of way. We ran out of time so the last song got cut but this should give you an idea of what you are missing. 

ANIMAL CRIMES - Criminal Realm
ANIMAL CRIMES - Dearnged Mental State
ANIMAL CRIMES - Lords of the Land

Friday, April 3, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MRR Review - Malokio demo

This new band from Montreal that sings in Spanish has just been reviewed by MRR (April 2015, Issue #383). You can download the demo at their bandcamp page.

MRR Review - Concrete Asylum "11 Song" ep

This is the latest recording from Concrete Asylum, who are out of Halifax. You can download this ep at This review is from MRR's April 2015 issue #383.

MRR Review - Animal Crimes demo

This new band from Newfoundland reviewed in the latest issue of MRR.

MRR Review - V/A "The Marshmellow Generation" LP

This great new compilation released by the London label, It's Trash, features bands from across the province. The review if from MRR in the April 2015 edition (Issue #383).

MRR Review - Wastoids "Dangerous Spaces" ep

The second Wastoids ep is just out. Campbell talked about this in the interview with Brauer. This review was published by MRR in the April 2015 edition (Issue #383).

MRR Review - Red Mass "White Nights / Animal"

Red Mass are from Montreal. You can read more about the band at
This latest ep was reviewed in the April 2015 edition of MRR (issue #383). 

MRR Review - IDNS "Mental Torpor" ep

IDNS have a new ep out called "Mental Torpor" at Bandcamp. Here is a review from the April issue of MRR (#383).

MRR Review - Big Dick "Disappointment" LP

Here is another new band, this time from Ottawa and judging by their bandcamp page they have more than this release. Judging by their name they have listened to Nomeansno's "Wrong". This review comes from the April 2015 edition of MRR (issue #383). 

MRR Review - Adaptive Reaction "Carjack my heart" ep

Here is a review of Adaptive Reaction's latest recording. They are from Toronto, but this is the first I am learning of them and they have a bunch of releases on their bandcamp page. Review is from MRR, April 2015, issue #383.