Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cut UP!!!

Last night was the big DIRTY DONNY/MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS blowout at BABYLON.

There was a lot of lipstick on boys and man love and also they typical general mayhem that goes down at a lot of shows in this city especially when the MARXISTS are involved.

THE FUCKING MACHINES opened up the show and completely destroyed as usual. They are an under-appreciated band that shred some awesome 80's style hardcore. I find it weird that all the hardcore kids in this city don't flip out over this band. Get hip to them while they're still around. Who else in this city covers BAD BRAINS!? If you know of anyone, I'd like to know!

The MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS came out and did their thing and did it well. They always put on an entertaining show but I think that this might be their last. We'll see maybe they'll drag their carcasses out and shake them around once again to the delight of everyone.

Shit got pretty out of control. Apparently they covered BREED as an encore and people flipped out. I was out of commission by then which also explains the fact that I never mentioned DIRTY DONNY's art once.

PIERRE RICHARDSON took a bunch of amazing pictures that will let you know what went down last night if you weren't there or if you were there but can't remember everything. As you go through the pictures try to spot the two people who spent the whole day drinking together.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Girlfriends

(photo by Pierre Richardson)

I took a little trip down to THE GIRLFRIENDS myspace page to see if they had anything new up and lo and behold they did!

ROBIN HOOD is a 48 second blast of garage punk with a catchy little xylophone line in it. Short and to the point. I really like it. More short songs!!!!


I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeves. I haven't seen them in several months I'll have to check them out next time they play.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Art Punk?

So if you aren't familiar with artist DIRTY DONNY you should probably familiarize yourself. He's from Ottawa but now lives in California where he does art for many different people such as THE HELLACOPTERS, VANS and not to mention a little band called METALLICA who he has done a lot of work for. You've probably seen his art hanging on the walls as well as the huge Frankenstein at the bottom of the stairs of the Dominion Tavern.

He's coming back to Ottawa as part of his traveling art show and guess who's gonna be traveling around with him? The one and only MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS!

This is going to be a blast. Anyone who's seen the MARXISTS play knows they put on an amazing show and i'm sure this will be no exception. All for the paltry sum of 5 dollars!

Dirty Donny will have screen prints and other art for sale too.

It all goes down Saturday October 24th at BABYLON. See you there!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Things to look at and/or listen to..

I just got word that HUMAN EYE is performing live on WNYU 89.1 FM from 8 pm to 9 pm. Check it out if you're interested.


Here's another video of THE WHITE WIRES playing at GONERFEST 6 in Memphis!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


To start off, right click this link then click on "open in new tab" then press the play button and listen to the song. It will be the soundtrack to you reading this post. It's a new song from STEVE ADAMYK who you may know from MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS, SEDATIVES, URANIUM COMEBACK, HANDICAP 5, etc. What a catchy song!

There's a couple of cool shows this FRIDAY. I'm going to try to go to both.

First off,

(from Sweden! Ex Satanic Surfers. sounds like Regulations)


(from Montreal. Ex Ballast. New LP)

(old Halifax Death/Thrash Metal)

@ hullbastard house
264 des allumetieres in hull
7 pm
$6-8 donation (3 outta town bands fuck)

*if you plan on being really drunk or fucked up,dont come!

This house may be in Hull but it's really close. Just take the Alexandria Bridge and go straight on Boulevard Des Allumettieres and you're basically there.

There's also a free show at the Montgomery Legion Hall featuring:



Doors are at 8. Music at 9:30.


if you have a BLACK FLAG tattoo BARRED FOR LIFE is a book about people with BLACK FLAG tattoos and the stories behind them. They are currently touring across CANADA and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and will be heading to EUROPE very soon.

If you want your tattoo in the book or just want to hang out with a bunch of punk rockers, head down to END HITS at around 7 pm.

Here's the facebook event for it.

If you don't have a BLACK FLAG tattoo but want one in time, talk to B-RAD he can hopefully tattoo you in someone's kitchen this week.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


The show last night was insane. Tons of people were there who I've never really seen before which means the article that ran this week in the local rag got some peoples' attention so it was worthwhile. SONIC AVENUES were a last minute addition to the show and there couldn't have been a better band added to the line up. They mostly played songs from their new record which will be coming out very soon. These new songs are absolutely amazing. Great riffs and hooks in a modern power pop style without forgetting the energy and intensity of punk rock. Very impressive performance and I'm looking forward to them coming back when the record's out. URANIUM COMEBACK killed as I expected them to but was very surprised when they opened their set with a new song. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it but it's amazing/embarrassing that a band that isn't even a "real" band is better than most bands in this city. THE WHITE WIRES put on an amazing show and looked really comfortable on stage. They played a few songs from the lp as well as a lot of the new songs they recently recorded. These new songs are absolutely amazing and I can't wait for the rest of them to be released. The new "Pretty Girl" b/w "Goodbye Girl" will have to suffice for now.


This is funny.