Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Skinny Kids – Skinny Kids (EP)

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
skinny

The self-titled EP by Vancouver’s Skinny Kids is garage rock perfection. Into the mix they throw glitter rock (“All Gold” and “Cool Fetish Girls”), surf guitar (“Love Cult”), psychedelia (“Sandal and Peppermint”) and even a touch of goth (“Greek Women”).

The Good: “Sandal and Peppermint”. Garage rock with a punk snarl. Think The Kingsmen with dog collars.
The Bad: Part of their charm is their DIY, lo-fi approach, so can it last?
The Skinny: Give these guys a full album and they’ll give the likes of Shimmering Stars and Monomyth a run for their money.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GEYSER – COPPER WISH

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

copper wish

Geyser are a garage rock band from Sudbury. “Copper Wish” is a lo-fi charmer with an early ’70’s vibe, both proto-punk and glitter rock.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] TEENANGER – HOT RODS AT THE LOSER CONVENTION

No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
teen22

“Hot Rods at the Loser Convention” is from Teenanger’s latest album ‘EPLP’, which is either an EP or an LP, or it’s neither. Don’t ask me — even they can’t decide.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[Listen] Reality at Risk – Curve To Me

No Comments 25 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
reality

There’s a lot of mellowness at Ride the Tempo today, so I thought I should throw in a curve. Here’s some good, old fashioned, basement punk. Straight, simple and angry, but with real melody.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Punk

[Watch] PUP- Mabu

No Comments 24 September 2014

PUP plays tribute to their precious “Mabu” in their latest video. What an epic way to let a car go.

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] ANCHORESS – TORRENTIAL

No Comments 21 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
compass

Anchoress puts out some hard-driving post-punk. “Torrential” is no exception, although it starts off with some twangy bass and a spoken word passage, followed by an instrumental interlude, before it finally just kicks you in the nuts and has done with it.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] NEEDLES//PINS – ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
needles:pins

There seems to be a whole new genre of songs about only calling when you’re drunk (or stoned). This bit of punk-pop by Needles//Pins joins the club. Yes, this is definitely from the same city that brought you the Pointed Sticks, DOA and Gob.

Canadian, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] Fountain – GRAHAM STREET LANDMARK

No Comments 17 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
Fountain

Some post-punk from Victoria’s Fountain. “Graham Street Landmark” is a DIY stutter funk/punk number from their self titled album.

Canadian, Garage, Industrial, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] RHYTHM of CRUELTY – CREATURES OF HABIT

No Comments 16 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cruelty

Edmonton, again. Yes, it’s a weird town, and here’s something else to prove it. Or maybe you’d call “Creatures of Habit” just another dystopian goth punk sing-along?

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Animal Faces- Half Asleep

No Comments 13 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
animalfaces
Half Asleep is the latest EP from Toronto post-hardcore band Animal Faces. If you’d like your face smashed even more, they play the Smiling Buddah tonight in Toronto.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] DANGER CAT – BASEMENT

No Comments 12 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
danger cat

Winnipeg’s party pop punksters Danger Cat give us “Basement” just ahead of the full release of new album ‘To The Moon’. Call this one a case of an F-carpet-bomb.

Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GREYS – NOISE OF CARPET

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
greys

The noisy Greys do a noisy version of “Noise of Carpet”, originally by Stereolab.

Alternative, Grunge, News/Tours, Pop, Punk

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: FOURTEENTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
Getting close to the end (and Rifflandia starts tomorrow). Fourteenth is:

SMASH BOOM POW (Vancouver)
smash boom pow

Smash Boom Pow is a relatively new act on the Vancouver scene. They refer themselves as a loud three-piece rock band. That’s quite true, but it glosses over the fact that front man Ulysses has a great voice and sings very tuneful melodies. Noise pop, alternative power pop, melodic loud rock — call it what you will, but just don’t miss their high octane show.

Alternative, Canadian, Punk, Watch

[WATCH] MOBINA GALORE – BAD LOVE SONG

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A video by Mobina Galore, a female alt punk duo out of Winnipeg.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] THE LONELY PARADE – MY MOM GOT HIT ON AT A PUNK SHOW

No Comments 09 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sheer luxury

OK, the title alone qualifies for Weird Tuesday. Throw in that wacky album cover and you got a doozy.

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