Notes on a Rainy Monday



So coming up this Wednesday, we’ve got BRICK, SCARRED LOVE and HOMESICK in town to play a gig with FORTUNE TELLER and DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER. Unfortunately, EATING GLASS has had to drop off the bill due to other commitments but that’s not gonna stop this one. BRICK has a song on the MERCY FOR NONE (Reaper Records) comp as well as a new 7″ out and if you’re into short and to the point heavy hardcore, they are not to be missed. FORTUNE TELLER has recently added a 2nd guitar player as well, so they will definitely be heavier than the last time you saw them. Doors are going to be at 6pm now, with bands starting promptly at 630pm.


I finally had the opportunity to catch the Who’s Emma documentary, “Remember Who’s Emma” and I left the theatre more than satisfied. If you are at all interested in the history of Toronto’s punk and hardcore community or ideas that made up a large contingent of 90s hardcore, it is definitely worth checking out. I’ve spoken with Lyndall about hopefully setting up an additional screening of the doc. As soon as any info is available in that regard, I’ll be sure to post about it.


On a similar note, I feel like I haven’t spoken enough about the RADIO SILENCE WEEKEND. On July 16th, the event begins with a FUCKED UP show at the Phoenix, July 17th is the Photo Show, brought to you in part by SITC crew, July 18th is NEGATIVE APPROACH, SUPERTOUCH & THE WRONG SIDE, followed by a very special screening of THE LAST POGO, NOT DEAD YET and STILL BLEEDS, and on July 19th is a big screening at the Royal of CHIP ON MY SHOULDER, the documentary on SLAPSHOT.

If you can make it out, I highly recommend checking out the Photo Show and the events on Saturday especially. The evening screening should be pretty fucking cool on top of all of the other stuff. For a little background, THE LAST POGO documents the infamous show promoted at the Horseshoe Tavern by the Garys, the venue’s resident punk promoters in the 70s, that ended in what was basically a riot. It happened in a time long before Queen St. West was a fucking shitty outdoor mall. NOT DEAD YET documents Toronto Hardcore circa the early 1980s, featuring such bands as CHRONIC SUBMISSION and YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH. STILL BLEEDS is a recent documentary about NO WARNING and their career as it pertains to ILL BLOOD and this will be the first time ever that it will be shown. Don’t miss this stuff.


So these tickets are now available. You can snag them at both HITS AND MISSES and ROTATE THIS. Please, if you are at all able, get out to those shops and pick them up. We’re proud to support this city’s independent retailers and hopefully you folks will be too. Get out, buy a ticket and buy some records. It’s never hurt anyone who’s interested in live music to check out a record store. If you are outside the GTA, you can reserve some tickets at the door by emailing us HERE.

That’s all for now. More tomorrow!


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