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.

Canadian, Hardcore, News/Tours, Punk

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

No Comments 09 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
And…….the twelfth band is:

SINGLE MOTHERS (London, Ont)
single-mothers

There is something to be said for in-your-face, unbridled, feral punk. That’s what Single Mothers dish up in style. A while back there they put out a couple of EP’s and then seemed set to disappear. But, no, here they are with their debut full-length record about to come out. That’s good news for all of us. Bring it on.

Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] LIFE IN VACUUM – PASSENGER MR. FUNSTASH

No Comments 08 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
vacuum

Some post-whatever from Waterloo’s Life in Vacuum. “Passenger Mr. Funstash” is from their album ‘5’ (which I’m guessing is their fifth album).

Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, News/Tours, Punk

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

No Comments 07 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
And the ninth band is:

COWARDS (Vancouver)
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Probably my most “out there” pick. Cowards are a kind of post-punk noise rock band, with a bit of goth and a whole pile of artsy weirdness. They are notorious for putting on an outrageous live show, and that’s what it’s all about, right?

Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Music, News/Tours, Pop, Punk

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

No Comments 03 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

riff
Victoria’s celebration of indie music kicks off in 8 days. To get you stoked I am going to post a “must see” act once every 12 hours until the festival starts. So that’s (hang on, I’m doing the math…) 16, yes, 16 acts at Rifflandia that you simply should not miss.

Sooo, to get things started: JPNSGRLS (Vancouver)

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JPNSGRLS (pronounced ‘Japanese Girls’) is a relatively new band on the Vancouver scene, with their full-length debut ‘Circulation” dropping just earlier this year. Their brand of power grunge/punk is as intriguing as it is invigorating. Get ready to be blown away when they hit the stage (Victoria Event Centre) at 11:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 12th.

Canadian, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] STEGOSAURUS – VALEDICTORIANS

No Comments 02 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
stego

Some post-punk strangeness for a Weird Tuesday. “Valedictorians” by Stegosaurus out of Saint John. Wait… that’s in New Brunswick. New Brunswick? Again?

Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Metal, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] THE CREEPSHOW – SEE YOU IN HELL

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
creepshow2

“See You in Hell” is from the latest album by psychobilly maestros The Creepshow, and it features their new lead singer, Kenda Legaspi.

See You In Hell by The Creepshow on Grooveshark

Canadian, Garage, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Punk

[LISTEN] PYPY – PAGAN DAY

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pypy

PyPy is a “supergroup” formed by members of CPC Gangbangs, Red Mass and Duchess Says. Their 7-track album ‘Pagan Day’ is a non-stop blistering psych-punk freakout. The pace ranges from driving hardcore through dance punk to slowcore grind, but at all times it is both sinister and enticing. A great record.

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