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    • July 12, 2014 8:30 AM CDT
    • John:

      Thanx for the headsup on Lava Sutra, never heard of them prior to this....checked them out and really like them!!!

      I'll be talking to James Bond tomorrow and will ask him about playing Chicago. And ya, it would be at least 20 years ago, probably longer.

      seeya

      dave

       

    • July 10, 2014 7:39 PM CDT
    • Whatwave dave , Very sorry to hear about that. The Frankenstein Five played one gig in Chicago , about (aboot.)  20 years ago (Yes , I know. I'm going to Hell for that.). A member of the band called me ( I think it was Paul Hogan. They had a Paul Hogan and a James Bond , as you know. ), as he knew of my writing , at the time , with Bad Trip. They were looking for a show , here , and , as I was sometimes the senseless middleman (Still am.), I was able to hook them up with the shoulda - been legendary Lava Sutra . IT WAS A GREAT GIG , The Frankenstein Five guys were blown away by Lava Sutra's hard - edged Bubblegum Garage (Or "Stroft Rock ", as they called it.), and Lava Sutra were equally inpressed with The Five's execution of "Pebbles" - era faves. They were nice guys , and they did'nt whine. They just got on with it.    Condolences to Rob's friends and family.

    • July 10, 2014 8:44 AM CDT
    • Long time garagepunk fan Rob Munro passed away earlier this week.

      Rob was in such bands as The Frankenstein Five, The Mood, Groove Things, Scratching Post, The Noble Savages and his latest combo, The Mogs.

       

      We'll be doing a tribute to Rob on today's Radio What Wave from sleepy London Ontario Canada....here's some details:

       

      Radio What Wave takes over the airwaves of CHRW 94.9 FM at 6 PM EST today (Thursday July 10th) as we're doing a memorial for Rob Munro who left us earlier this week. Rob was in such stellar outfits as; The Mood, The Groove Things, Scratching Post, Frankenstein Five and The Mogs. He was also a regular listener, sometime phone caller and even appeared live on Radio What Wave many years ago. And he was a good buddy whom we regularly saw when attending some of the coolest shows at This Ain't Hollywood in Hamilton Ontario.

      You can listen live at:

      http://chrwradio.ca/

    • June 24, 2014 11:58 PM CDT
    • Hey, thanks for letting everyone know - I didn't realize they were backing off on the new fees announced last year. This is great news for us northerners thirsting for some new sounds. Welcome to Canada all you rocking bands!

    • June 24, 2014 10:56 AM CDT
    • Via Sean Law:

      Are you in a band? Does your band reside outside of Canada (USA, Europe, Japan, etc.)? Has your band avoided crossing the Canadian border to play gigs due to having to pay Government fees that generally cost more than you or the promoter could possibly make at your proposed show? GOOD NEWS: said fees have now been quashed! These were always a major-league stumbling block for myself and many other underground promoters for many years, and really helped in killing off the Live Music scene here in Vancouver. Will be interesting to see how this works out. Seems to me that someone down at the Canadian side of Peace Arch Crossing had a particular Hate-On for Rock'n'Roll. Man, are they gonna be pissed!

      Read:

      http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2014/ob580.asp

    • May 21, 2014 11:02 AM CDT
    • I'm throwing another edition of the monthly Mojo Workout parties at the Yukon in Toronto, 1592 Queen Street West, Parkdale. I'll be joined by guest DJ's Sian Lulu Teuse (ex-lead singer with Sphinxs and The Bang Bangs) and Classy Craig (The Leather Uppers, New Horizzons, Tijuana Bibles and more). We'll be playing Garage, Soul, early R&B and rock n roll, bubblegum, and more. There's no cover and there are always drink specials. 

      Here's the FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/300940993397871

    • April 18, 2014 7:38 AM CDT
    • Date of show changed to Saturday May 24th

    • April 4, 2014 1:10 PM CDT
    • Cool! I look forward to hearing Fear Agent.

    • April 2, 2014 9:44 AM CDT
    • Tyler said:
      May 23rd in Moncton New Brunswick, above Calactus
       
      TV FREAKS from Hamilton, Ontario. One of Canadas best current Garage Punk groups.

      DIRTY KILLS-Slime pop originally from Halifax, moved to Ontario.

      Feral Trash-Frantic melody driven punk from Moncton. Can be seen at this years Ottawa Pop Explosion

      Nerve Button - Former members of Bad Luck #13, the Robins & The Beaten Hearts). Forgotten Rebels meets Sweet. Glam Punk with zero fashion sense.

      Fear Agent- New Moncton Hardcore band with blistering riffs.

       

      Great lineup - TV Freaks and Feral Trash were both killer at last year's OXW and really like what I've heard from Fear Agent (bass player used to live in Ottawa as well).

       

    • April 1, 2014 9:59 PM CDT
    • May 23rd in Moncton New Brunswick, above Calactus
       
      TV FREAKS from Hamilton, Ontario. One of Canadas best current Garage Punk groups.

      DIRTY KILLS-Slime pop originally from Halifax, moved to Ontario.

      Feral Trash-Frantic melody driven punk from Moncton. Can be seen at this years Ottawa Pop Explosion

      Nerve Button - Former members of Bad Luck #13, the Robins & The Beaten Hearts). Forgotten Rebels meets Sweet. Glam Punk with zero fashion sense.

      Fear Agent- New Moncton Hardcore band with blistering riffs.

       

    • March 21, 2014 2:07 PM CDT
    • April 4th, London, ON/ April 5th Hamilton, ON @ tba

      FLQ's (Toronto Punk) http://flqs.bandcamp.com
      and
      Make No Gains (Halifax Punk) http://makenogains.bandcamp.com
      [URL=http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Mattkillings/media/10003928_634566896598882_697271886_n_zps789bdc07.jpg.html][IMG]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h264/Mattkillings/10003928_634566896598882_697271886_n_zps789bdc07.jpg[/IMG][/URL]z

    • March 21, 2014 2:05 PM CDT
    • [URL=http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Mattkillings/media/10003928_634566896598882_697271886_n_zps789bdc07.jpg.html][IMG]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h264/Mattkillings/10003928_634566896598882_697271886_n_zps789bdc07.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    • March 7, 2014 8:03 AM CST
    • Hi Dave, Thanks! I'm not sure on the venue, the singer in my band set this up. I will try and find out soon and post it on here. 

    • March 7, 2014 7:46 AM CST
    • Great band name Matt!!!! What venue are you playing?

    • March 6, 2014 4:08 PM CST
    • My new band FLQ's are playing London April 4th

      http://flqs.bandcamp.com

    • October 10, 2013 1:36 AM CDT
    • Nobunny is coming!!

    • September 26, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
    • The Boy From Nowhere (London On 80's garage rock combo) are doing a reunion gig on saturday Oct 5th, Town and Country Tavern in London Ontario...

       

      I'll be DJ'ing between sets....

    • September 5, 2013 11:39 AM CDT
    • Love that poster!!!!

    • February 17, 2014 5:33 PM CST
    • My better half and her friend have started a new monthly deejay night in Toronto - Motorhome, noisy and never parked in the same place. Glam, Soul, R&B, Punk, Bubblegum...etc. This month's is on February 27th at the Embassy 

       

       

      Here is their band page: https://www.facebook.com/motorhomeparty

      and

      Here is their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/712845385406297/

    • November 23, 2013 3:59 PM CST
    • Hi,

       

      We've just released a new 7" 4 track EP and are looking for some shops / distributors / mail-orderers to stock it. If anyone is interested or has any suggestions please get in touch and I'll email some tracks and info through.

       

      http://www.themobbs.co.uk

       

      Thanks!

       

      Cheadle

    • October 11, 2013 6:41 AM CDT
    • Hello there !

       

      i recently join a postpunk/wave band as the bass player.

      We 're planning to tour canada/us between 20april to 4may.

      does anyone can help me find some contacts of promoters and/or name of festivals i could transfer to our booking agent??

      It would be really nice !

      The band is called Frustration, there's 2 LP on Born bad records and some EPs... 

      thanks

       

      Pat 

    • September 21, 2013 12:54 AM CDT
    • Hey guys, I wanted to use this as an introduction too, I love this website and everything in it, there are some hidden garage gems that I had no idea existed and I'm glad I signed up! 

      Now, if you ever have the time, check out my bandcamp and tell me what you think, these are Garage/Surf/Punk Rock tracks that I record in my bedroom in Canada. If you like it, share it with your friends, it would be really gnarly!

      Have an awesome day

      www.surfinmutantspizzaparty.bandcamp.com 

    • September 6, 2013 10:21 AM CDT
    • Thanks for the tips, guys!

    • September 5, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
    • Check out Tough Age, Sex Church, Jay Arner, Needles//Pins and The Ballantynes!