Friday, 27 February 2015

It's Go Time! podcast - February 26, 2015

victoria/vancouver, bc '90s hardcore edition

render useless - "3 am tuesday"
ex-dead teenager - "kill the tv screens"
mblanket - "wet meat"
facepuller - "snakes in the grass"
brandnewunit - "what about u?"
soy - "context is everything"
gus - "cattle prod romeo"
goatboy - "war against oppression"
strain - "here and now"
sparkmarker - "kansas"
render useless - "becoming anti-human"
benchwarmer - "bigot"
daddy's hands - "phasers on stun"
daddy's hands - "strangled planet"
hudson mack - "wake up" let's put the x in sex - "filler" (minor threat cover)
republic of freedom fighters - "this father's father"
the measure - "little earthquake"
line traps - "static shock"
six brew bantha - "fisgard block party"
balance - "highschool (b)romance"

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Marrón - Capital (2014)

Monday, 10 November 2014


It’s probably safe to say that every major city in the world had its own unifying punk/hardcore band in the 90’s. Washington, DC had Fugazi. Richmond, VA had Avail. Olympia, WA had Bikini Kill. Gainseville, FL had (and still has) Hot Water Music. It goes on and on. And for Vancouver, BC, during the early- to mid-‘90s, that unifying band was Sparkmarker. Products and Accessories, the band’s first full-length album (with 7” and compilation tracks tacked on for good measure), was more than just a cleverly packaged, gatefold-style compact disc; it brought the Vancouver punk scene together and gave birth to the idea that your friends could become your heroes[...]

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Ritual Mess - Formal Apology (2014)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

DIY YYJ: A Look at Victoria, British Columbia’s Weirdo Underground Punk Scene

DIY YYJ: A Look at Victoria, British Columbia’s Weirdo Underground Punk Scene

By Jason Schreurs

Six Brew Bantha playing in a loft

There's something fucked up about Victoria, British Columbia’s underground punk scene. And we're not talking fucked up, like broken, but fucked up, like weird, and cool, and different. It could be the isolated location of Vancouver Island (you have to take a ferry or plane to get there), and the fact that Victoria musicians just have a bit more freedom to be weirdos, but the do-it-yourself punk scene in British Columbia’s capital is, how shall we say, fucked up? And it’s always been that way [...]

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