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    • June 29, 2011 10:05 PM CDT
    • That's right folks, Melbourne horror country band Graveyard Train are heading to Canada and hell we're excited. At this point there's not a lot of shows but this is what we're up to.

      Vancouver Folk Music Festival (15th-17th July)
      Hillside Festival, Toronto (22nd – 24th July)
      Horseshoe Tavern Toronto (25th July)

      Here's a few quotes from reviews of their latest album "The Drink, The Devil and The Dance" to give you more of an idea:
      It’s a genius concept really: Graveyard Train have twisted folk, blues, roots, bluegrass and murder ballads into something quite original and immensely entertaining. Death and violence have never been so uproarious.
      René Schaefer, Mess + Noise

      Jump on board the Graveyard Train and see what has made them a hit from Tamworth to Edinburgh.
      Patrick Donovan, The Age

      And a bit more:
      A whole bunch of bearded maniacs are coming to get you this year - brace yourself for all the foot stomping, chain smashing, man-choir, bellowing singalong bluster of Graveyard Train. Vampires, werewolves, mummies and the general macabre are song topics of choice, while old timey instruments like banjo, dobro and washboard help set the scene. Their latest album The Drink The Devil and The Dance just received album of the week on both Beat Magazine and 3RRR and Album of the year from 3PBS FM. The boys are generally voted Australia’s number 1 Horror Country band which has seen them tour Australia extensively over the last 3 years. Come see what the fuss is about and bring your stomping boots!

    • June 28, 2011 12:02 PM CDT
    • Dave:

      Get in touch with the Living Deadbeats, they are from Vancouver and in this group, at least bass player Pete is.


      And get in touch w/Mongrel Zine outta Van, Bob and Janelle are also on this group.

    • June 27, 2011 9:38 PM CDT
    • On second thought, I just put a couple new recordings on my profile page. Just recorded on a single mic in our living room, but it's what we use for local festival applications, so check it out.

      dave machine said:

      Hey Dave, i live in northern BC, our band Tree Bomb is somewhat garage (getting more so all the time). Recordings are not quite ready yet, but will come eventually.

      We're heading down to Vancouver in a couple of weeks - know of any bands we should be on the lookout for there? Anyone?

      Dave Machine

    • June 27, 2011 9:18 PM CDT
    • Hey Dave, i live in northern BC, our band Tree Bomb is somewhat garage (getting more so all the time). Recordings are not quite ready yet, but will come eventually.

      We're heading down to Vancouver in a couple of weeks - know of any bands we should be on the lookout for there? Anyone?

      Dave Machine

    • May 28, 2011 10:50 AM CDT
    • @ Hook Up...too late, but it turned out to be Ontario only. Someone else was supposed to do the Quebec scene but that didn't Bananas is now out with the article.

    • May 28, 2011 10:19 AM CDT
    • Hey Dave, don't forget us!!!!

    • May 21, 2011 3:44 PM CDT
    • What happened was, i started doing Ontario. The amount of garage and cool bands was overwhelming!! So many small and cool regional scenes that rarely interact due to geographical distances.

      So the article is finished and published in the latest editon of Bananas zine out of NYC. It's a 3 pager, almost 3000 words and there's lots of pictures as well....the disappointing thing is, i missed some cool bands!!

      Bananas is on facebook and you can mailorder issue 3 from's a really cool zine. If you live in Toronto, you can get it at Frantic City, in London On it's at Grooves Records...also free at cool stores in the NYC area. And it's a really cool zine or did i say that already.

    • May 20, 2011 11:40 AM CDT
    • Have you finished your list yet Dave ?

    • June 18, 2011 8:38 AM CDT
    • It's that time of year again, and Peterborough is bracing itself for the second annual FUZZ FEST!!! Like before this entails an entire day of grimy rock n' roll. So spread the word and come on down for a day of friends, drinks, and most importantly, hours and hours of live music. Tunes kick off at 4 and continues all damn day.

      Bands and times are as follows:

      5:40: Them Blades
      6:30: The Charming Ruins
      7:20: The MaGee's
      8:10: Torture
      9: The Bone Devil
      9:50: Cuddle Somethin'
      10:40: Meteor Empire
      11.30: Pyramid Screams
      12:20: THÖRAX
      1:15: The Venisons

      But wait! A second party stage featuring!

      Double Dragon
      No Pussyfooting

      And how much for all this ridiculousness? Just $5. Be there!!!

    • June 5, 2011 6:12 PM CDT
    • We've just added an extra show in London Ontario....4PM Friday June 10th in store at Grooves Records, downtown London. It's free and then you can stock up on some cool records and zines after the show.

      The evening show is still on at The Black Shire Pub...

    • May 6, 2011 6:42 PM CDT
    • Have fun!

      Congrats on the new album, what I've heard so far has been fantastic! AND awesome job opening for The Pack AD on short notice @ The Gateway, bravo.

      Safe travels 

    • May 2, 2011 12:04 PM CDT
      Upcoming Tourdates... 

      Miesha & The Spanks are hitting the trans-canada eastbound in support of their new record GODS OF LOVE. Released February 14th, the new release has been charting steadily on campus/community stations, sitting nationally at #16 for March, and #20 for April! Joining portions of this tour is a slew of danger-cats and sexy rock n rollers- This Hisses (MB), Miss Fortune (QC), Blue Thunder Kuno (NB), Audrey & The Agents (NS), Eliza & The Strange (NS), Pelt (ON), and Sphynxs (ON)! 

      Check out GODS OF LOVE on CBC Radio 3 @

      thursday may 26 @ o’hanlons regina sk
      friday may 27 @ the royal albert winnipeg mb w/ this hisses
      saturday may 28 @ the cornerstone kenora on
      tuesday may 31 @ l’escogriffe montreal qc w/ miss fortune, the hook-ups
      thursday june 2 @ baba’s lounge charlottetown pei w/ blue thunder kuno, audrey &the agents
      friday june 3 @ house show sackville nb w/ blue thunder kuno, audrey & the agents
      saturday june 4 @ gus’ pub halifax ns w/ blue thunder kuno, audrey & the agents
      sunday june 5 @ plan b moncton nb w/ blue thunder kuno, audrey & the agents
      monday june 6 @ the barfly montreal qc
      wednesday june 8 @ zaphod beeblerox ottawa on w/ pelt, the sphynxs
      thursday june 9 @ the mansion kingston on w/ pelt, the sphynxs
      friday june 10 @ black shire pub london on w/ pelt, the sphynxs
      saturday june 11 @ 751 queen toronto on w/ pelt, the sphynxs
      tuesday june 14 @ phog lounge windsor on

    • May 31, 2011 2:35 PM CDT
    • Hello to everyone !

      I'm the (a) guitarist for PHOTOROMAN, a new french primitive rock n roll band from Sherbrooke, Qc in the great country of Canada.

      We're doing rock n roll in the style of early cramps or gories. 2 guitars, 3 vox and our drummer play standing up, with only a snare and a tom floor !

      We just recorded some songs and we would love it if it was played on the podcasts of the garagepunk family !! Hope you dont mind playing some french speaking rock n roller !!!

      so, feel free to take them !! !!!!

      if the link below doesnt work search in musicalley for PHOTOROMAN in garagepunk

      and here's some other link for ya !



    • May 29, 2011 1:29 PM CDT
    • We're there!

    • May 23, 2011 10:04 AM CDT
    • Wow!  Hope they're playing Toronto too!

    • May 23, 2011 9:15 AM CDT
    • Here's some info on a show we're doing at The Black Shire Pub on Saturday May always, come on out and have some fun!!!!
      CHRW's Radio What Wave Presents:

      Jeremy Gluck and The Young Barracudas.....aka The Barracudas Redux.
      The Barreracudas and
      Johnny Terrien and The Bad Lieutenants
      This will be the first time ever for the Legendary Barracudas to make an appearance in London Ontario. The Barracudas were a UK band formed in the late 1970s, notable for their 1980 hit single "Summer Fun" which reached number 37 in the UK singles chart. Originally perceived as a novelty surf act due to their early material, subsequent recordings showed them to be a fierce garage rock'n'roll band in the mold of the 13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, The Standells and with the pop sensibilities of the Sire-era Flamin' Groovies, the Byrds, and Beau Brummels. The band also notably featured Chris Wilson of the aforementioned Flamin Groovies, and Australia's Jim Dickson (Passengers, New Christs, Radio Birdman).

      Jeremy Gluck (born in Ottawa, but moved to the UK for the punk movement), lead singer and pop mastermind of The Barracudas, takes you back to the "other eighties," with an all-star ensemble of supreme young power-pop phenoms playing all your favorites from the first two classic Barracudas LPs! These Young Barracudas currently play in such killer combos as Mother's Children, Million Dollar Marxists, Zebrassieres and others and not coincidentally Ottawa based.
      (with the chorus of 'London city, here we come' )

      The Barreracudas....Not a typo, but an homage to the Barracudas in name only, this is the killer powerpop band out of Georgia, featuring none other than Gentleman Jessie and have recorded on such labels as Douchemaster, Bachelor Records and many other fine labels.

      Johnny Terrien and The Bad Lieutenants....London Ontario's Mightiest punk combo make a rare and well deserved live appearance. Check out their Speed City Records 7" for some really cool sounds!

      This is part of a short North American tour (one of only 4 stops in Canada) and London Ontario is lucky to get this Killer show on Saturday May 28th at The Black Shire Pub....Come on out and have some Summer Fun!!

      Only $8 at the door!!!
      Here's the facebook event page:
      And we've got another show coming up Friday June 10th at The Black Shire Pub, Miesha and The Spanks, Pelt and The Sphinxs, an evening of all women led combos. More info on that one soon.

    • April 29, 2011 2:27 PM CDT
    • well im new in Montreal and seeks alikes to drink and chat amd play with.I am currently forming an all-girl band.We still need a bass player.Anyone around(and into the same type of act) who`d like to hook up for a beer is welcome!

    • April 19, 2011 10:26 AM CDT
    • Excellent! 

    • April 13, 2011 10:57 PM CDT
    • wish we could tour this fall, but we are good for the next couple months and then its a hiatus.

    • April 13, 2011 7:40 AM CDT
    • The Soupcans are the only ones doing anything I can think of. Summer hiatus while one dude travels, but fall they should be doing stuff again.

    • April 13, 2011 12:29 AM CDT
    • We're in the process of setting up shows for a fall tour and we're wondering where are all the active Toronto bands are at?  If you're out there and would be interested in doing some shows, hit us up at  Please and Thanks!

    • March 16, 2011 2:56 AM CDT
    • Weve got songs up on my garagepunk page you can check out. A second album is coming within two weeks or so.