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    • January 10, 2013 8:04 AM CST
    • Hey Rufus,

        Thanks for thinking about us, but we're not gonna be able to make it to this one. We're open to doing it on another date. I'll keep you posted on our future travel plans and we'll make it down there soon!

      Thanks guys
       
      Rufus F. said:

      Yeah, that might work. We've got four bands and a raffle going already, so you might have to go on pretty early. But it might be possible anyway.

    • January 8, 2013 11:48 AM CST
    • I like your thinking Rufus....

    • January 8, 2013 10:56 AM CST
    • Yeah, that might work. We've got four bands and a raffle going already, so you might have to go on pretty early. But it might be possible anyway.

    • January 4, 2013 5:01 PM CST
    • See the discussion directly below this one....ie Hamilton garage night Jan 25th.

    • January 4, 2013 3:43 PM CST
    • Hey all, we're looking for a show on Friday, January 25th somewhere in southern Ontario. We're from Ottawa and we're playing in Peterborough on the 26th. If anybody's looking for an opening band on the 25th, we'd love to fill in. We can repay you with a show here in Ottawa!

      Thanks

      GmR

    • December 11, 2012 4:53 PM CST
    • TORONTO!!!! HERE WE GO!!!! Check out the event for our upcoming show DEC 29th! CHECK OUT THE DETAILS HERE   

      also.  were looking for shows in and around southern ontario for the new year.  let us know if youve got any sweet gigs for us :)

    • December 11, 2012 1:33 PM CST
    • we would love to play!!!! 

    • December 11, 2012 11:48 AM CST
    • CAN'T WAIT!!!

    • December 11, 2012 10:46 AM CST
    • As this flier suggests, starting in January, 2013, there will be a monthly garage show at This Ain't Hollywood in Hamilton. Booking local acts for now and planning to have DJs, games, other silly stuff. If yer in town, stop by on the last Friday of some month!

    • December 11, 2012 11:51 AM CST
    • Since we started this thing, we'd never been able to find right mix of ingredients to get the sound we had echoing around our mangled medullas. We knew what we wanted The Evil Eyes to sound like, but we just couldn't get there.

      Until now.

      After 5 drummers (the first one unfortunately being me), The Evil Eyes have finally found the missing element! Derek Smith is the new purveyor of percussion for The Evil Eyes! (he's also in Hamilton's Noble Savages, who recently recorded one of my fave new songs; that thing's a BEAST, an unrelenting gobsmack of rock n roll!).

      With a new drummer and new songs, the juggernaut of snot, snarl, bile, and venom is unleashed again upon the world.

      THIS MACHINE EATS HIPSTERS!!!

    • November 29, 2012 5:11 PM CST
    • We are setting up a short tour of Boston, Burlington VT, and Montreal and I'm trying to find out the best garage clubs for out of town acts? I have heard L'Esco is great and Cabaret at Mile End is cool as well.

      Are there any better clubs for some english-speaking out-of-towners?

      Thanks!

    • October 29, 2012 11:54 AM CDT
    • The show was a TOTAL success!!!  Over 300 people came to the art opening on a cold and rainy night and many of the artists were in attendance. The art display is on until Dec 14th and the gallery is only open Wed to Sat 12 to 5PM, 258 Richmond St, London Ontario.

      And the party at Call the Office was a SMASHING success!!! Venue was packed, all the bands were just amazing and it was great seeing people we haven't seen in years! Sold tons of the new issue of What Wave as well as tons of band merch! And the venue sold out of Labatt's 50 so you know we all had fun!!

      Here's the wall of posters (all between 77 and 1990) as a small part of the art exhibit...and some jerk in the way of the picture.

    • October 26, 2012 10:04 AM CDT
    • Opening night is tonite at Forest City Gallery in London Ontario...above is a partial setup of the wall. There's lots more to see at the show as well.

      Then Saturday night at Call The Office, Graphic Underground:London 1977-1990 opening party with; Uranus, The Zellots, NFG and The Enemas.

      And available at both shows will be What Wave #24, 104 pages of London Ontario band trees and info. Plus a 90m cassette of almost all unreleased material from the era. This is the first WW in 16 years!

    • October 13, 2012 7:52 PM CDT
    • Yet another change to the above....APK venue has closed.

      We've moved the opening night party to Call The Office in downtown London on Saturday Oct 27th...

      Here's the new facebook event for the opening night party:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/251050401684917/

    • October 6, 2012 12:12 PM CDT
    • Slight change in the Graphics Underground London 1977 1990 Event.

      Opening night for the art show (zines,posters etc) is still on Friday Oct 26th. The exhibit will be open until mid December.

      Opening night party has been moved to Saturday Oct 27th, still at the APK and still with the same 4 bands playing...ie Uranus, The Zellots, NFG and The Enemas.

      AND...there's a record show on Sunday Oct 28th at Centennial Hall here in London. It starts at 11 AM, so you can fight me the next morn for all the cool records at the show!!

      Here's a link to the Graphics Underground Show:

      http://graphicundergroundlondon.ca/

      And here's a link to the record show:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/360784837340973/?ref=ts&fref=ts

    • September 28, 2012 10:36 AM CDT
    • A tiny snippet of what you might see at the Graphic Underground show...these are the display cases outside CHRW, where Radio What Wave blasts out from.

    • October 25, 2012 3:56 PM CDT
    • What else are you gonna do on a friggin Wednesday night?! Come rock and get sloppy!

      @ Clinton's Tavern: 693 Bloor St. West, 9:00, Oct. 31st

      The Noble Savages (Hamilton garage punk)

      The Blue Demons (wrestling surf rock greats)

      Wood Butcher (Toronto punk)

      Darren Eedens (bluegrass, banjo)

      Seven bucks at the door, or six bucks if you're in costume. Yes, there will be a costume contest! 

    • October 8, 2012 8:35 AM CDT
    • Here's a shitty  pic of part of the zines portion of the display

    • September 17, 2012 11:51 AM CDT
    • As i get older, i find i'm spending more time in art galleries and starting to appreciate some art....but i still live by Lux's view of art...'I don't know about art, but I know what I like. I'll be surfing on the swamp on a saturday night" . And i imagine that many of you garagepunkers here on the hideout might share Lux's view.

      But here's some art and an exhibit that you might appreciate. It's right here in sleepy London Ontario, about 200 cornfields west of Toronto. It's an exhibit by Raymond Pettibon, brother of Gregg Ginn of Black Flag. Raymond is the guy behind the scenes who created the iconic Black Flag logo that has been 'borrowed' by many. It's the 4 vertical black bars...you've all seen it. Raymond also did TONS of punk posters, LP covers, fliers etc back in the day.

      The exhibit is here in sleepy London Ontario at the McIntosh Gallery: September 27 – November 3.

      The McIntosh Gallery is located inconveniently on the Western University campus at the north end of town. If you're coming from out of town for this one, it would be best to come on the weekend when there are fewer students on campus.

      Opening night gala happens Thursday Sept 27th, right as Radio What Wave ends for the evening (7:30 PM EST) and we blast from the Western University campus...someone musta planned that just for me!!!! Fuck, might even have a TV Party that night!! Or better yet a 6 Pack!!!

      Here's some details for ya:

      http://graphicundergroundlondon.ca/events/raymond-pettibon

      And even more details and pics for your enjoyment:

      http://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/raymond_pettibon_the_punk_years_1978-86

    • September 16, 2012 9:55 AM CDT
    • Here's a show not to be missed if you are in the Toronto/Hamilton/sleepy London Ontario area:

       

      Guitar legend Chris Masuak heads to the Toronto area for three gigs:
      Toronto...The Sister (formerly Mitzi's) Sept. 27...
      with guests The Ultimatemost High

      London...Call The Office Sept. 28...
      with guests The Oily Birds

      Hamilton...This Ain't Hollywood Sept. 29...
      with guests The Orphans & The Steve Foster Band (Steve was in Simply Saucer)

      Chris is well known for his time spent with Australia's Radio Birdman, Screaming Tribesmen & Hitmen among others. The music of these bands are featured in the set along with songs from Chris' two solo albums "The Straight Path" & "Workhorse".

      Joining Chris in the war against the jive will be Cleave Anderson (drums) Brian Young (bass) Rob Sweeney (guitar).

       

      And here's the facebook event link:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/339507619463713/?ref=ts