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    • September 1, 2012 8:06 AM CDT
    • Here's a poor reproduction of the poster for the opening night's festivities.

      There will be a museum style book with many of the posters from that era reproduced and it will be available at the show.

      What Wave zine #24 will be released that night and it will be an all London issue with the family trees of bands from about 1977 to the early 90's. That era includes many of the garagepunk combos that we all love. With WW 24 will be a 90m cassette compilation of all London Ontario bands recorded between 1978 and 1990. Some of the highlights that you guys may dig; Legend Killers, Boy From Nowhere, UIC, Zellots, Uranus, 63 Monroe, Terminals and tons more!

      And we'll have What Wave tees for sale at the show as well....large and XL only.

    • September 1, 2012 7:57 AM CDT
    • Here's the poster for the graphic (posters, zines, epherma) show that will be at Forest City Gallery in London Ontario starting Oct 26th.

      Here's a link to the website which is still under construction:

      http://graphicundergroundlondon.ca/

    • June 25, 2012 1:12 PM CDT
    • Hotdog! A record show too, yowza! Can't wait.

    • June 23, 2012 12:21 PM CDT
    • It's gonna be a blast Matt!!! People are coming in from all over for this show as it ties so many things together in one shot!!

      Go Trains don't go to London....regular VIA does....and we get buses, airplanes and stagecoach!!

      There's a coupla record stores you gotta check out to...Grooves, Speed City, Village Idiot and a new one called Hot Dog....also record show in London the next day!! How's that for a weekend in sleepy London Ontario??



      Matt said:

      Wow, this looks great, can't wait! Have to find somebody with a car or maybe the GO train runs to London. Really looking forward to the WW 24 zine and the cassette. Plus the book documenting the art work. Absolutely fabulous!

    • June 23, 2012 11:24 AM CDT
    • Wow, this looks great, can't wait! Have to find somebody with a car or maybe the GO train runs to London. Really looking forward to the WW 24 zine and the cassette. Plus the book documenting the art work. Absolutely fabulous!

    • June 23, 2012 9:26 AM CDT
    • Sleepy London Ontario is going to awaken on Friday Oct 26th with the opening night festivities of the Underground Graphics London opening.

      At Forest City Gallery here in London, will be a visual display of the posters, zines, epherma, etc created in London Ontario during the years 1977 to 1990. Posters for bands shows (everything from punk to electronic to rock'n'roll), the zines of the time period and many other artifacts of the era will be on display. Many many artists will be represented by their works at this show, including at least a couple of garagepunk hideout members. The display at the gallery will be on for several weeks so everyone will get a chance to check it out.

      Here's a link to the beginnings of the web site for the event. There are MANY garagepunk combos represented in the posters, so check out the later years for them.

      http://graphicundergroundlondon.ca/

      And since this is an art show, there's got to be an opening night party. And that will be on Friday Oct 26th on the 3rd floor of local club APK. We've got 4 bands re-uniting from the early years, The Zellots, NFG, The Enemas and Uranus, all from London Ontario.

      The Zellots have been a fave of mine since first seeing them (1979?) and they played a tough mixture of girl group sounds meets mid 60's garage meets late 70's punk. You can read their full story in the latest edition of Mongrel Zine.

      NFG were exactly what you think the initials stand for. No Fucking Good and they proved it time and time again! 60's punk meets 70's punk done at a wreckless breakneck speed! They used to play tunes by everyone from The Troggs to The Animals to the Green Acres theme song and they mixed a bunch of tasty original tunes in between. They reformed as 63 Monroe and there's an LP on Rave Up Records from Italy that has some of their originals on it.

      The Enemas were more of an art/punk band who unfortunately didn't leave much of a recorded legacy. Saw them many times and had a ball everytime!!

      Uranus were possibly the only London Ontario band who had a top 10 hit on AM radio and they did it with a cover of a Buddy Holly song, 'You're So Square' in 1980. This is the band that opened a lot of doors for me...first band i ever heard cover Johnny Burnette and the Rock'n'Roll Trio and i couldn't believe it at the time! This was 1978, before The Stray Cats and the rockabilly revival and here was this local band doing Carl Perkins, Warren Smith, Gene Vincent,  Fats Domino, Elvis, Bobby Troup and a TON of other cool tunes that blew me away!

      And also on Oct 26th, opening night will be the release of What Wave zine #24, a history of the London Ontario bands between 1976 and the early 90's. And included with the issue will be a cassette of all London combos within this time period, AND all unreleased songs!! We've got a TON of cool stuff lined up for the cassette, some of which might just blow your mind!

      AND, since this is an art exhibit, there will be a book released documenting the artwork on display. This event is being curated by Brian Lambert of McIntosh Gallery at Western University in London Ontario.

      Here's a facebook event page for the show:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/187502921353967/

      And here's a poster to get you excited about the show....

      You can get all of the details about the show by listening to Radio What Wave, Thursdays 6PM EST on CHRW 94.9 FM as we are one of the sponsors/partners for this show.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/21164844915/

    • August 30, 2012 12:25 AM CDT
    • Thanks Dave & Astral, nice leads to check out. Much appreciated.

       

    • August 29, 2012 11:45 AM CDT
    • I should have responded to this earlier but:

      Beatnick (on St. Denis) has a good selection of 60's garage vinyl.

      Sonik (corner of Duluth and Berri) is also great for punk and other stuff.

      L'Esco and Rockette (on St. Denis near Metro Mont-Royal) are great bars. L'Esco is more of a live music venue but has some punk/garage DJ nights. Rockette is DJs but there is something good almost every night.



       

    • August 29, 2012 11:15 AM CDT
    • Check out Primitive Records and Le Pickup Records...lots of garagerock and cool stuff at both stores last time i was in Montreal (2 summers ago).

    • August 28, 2012 12:12 AM CDT
    • *bump*

      One last try. Anything out there?

       

    • July 18, 2012 3:20 PM CDT
    • Scott,

        Did you have any luck finding any good spots on your trip? I may be visiting Montreal myself in a month or so.

    • August 28, 2012 12:20 AM CDT
    • hi there hideout

      i'm dj-ing (laptop, not records, unfortunately) this friday in the basement of the crown & tiger bar near college & bathurst. upstairs will be full of frat bros fistpumping to their music BUT if you make your way down the stairs on the right i will be playing the sonics, the oblivians, nobunny, the gun club, the stooges...

      no cover. cheap drinks. my beautiful friend assunta working the bar. music 11pm-2:30am.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/491076570903951/

    • August 14, 2012 10:30 PM CDT
    • THE EVIL EYES are looking for a new drummer.

      We're moving in a new direction that is more garage, more primitive, loud and trashy. Think The Cramps, Gories, Oblivians, Thee Mighty Caesars/Headcoats, Link Wray, Bo Diddley with some BACK FROM THE GRAVE and GARAGE PUNK UNKNOWNS trash thrown in for good measure.

      We just released a 7" (recorded by Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit; you can check the EP out on our page) and had plans to go into the studio again soon. We scrapped the old material and are writing new stuff and would like someone who can jump in and contribute some ideas. The only songs we're keeping from the EP is HONEY PLEASE and PSYCHO DAISIES- the other songs are gone.

      Some simple backup shouting here and there would be great but not necessary.

      We have some gigs lined up for Montreal and New York and would like to be stage ready as soon as possible. Make sure you have a passport and can cross the border with no hassles.

      We don't care of you've been playing 20 years or a year. What we want more than anything is someone we can get along with and is into the same stuff we're into.

    • July 23, 2012 11:51 AM CDT
    • Thanks for having us on the bill...we had a blast! Nice to meet you guys as well - The LD's rocked it! Great show!

    • July 16, 2012 11:36 AM CDT
    • Monday July 23rd at Call The Office....

      Living Deadbeats (Vancouver), Alchollys (London girl punks, kinda like The Muffs), T.H.E. (young punks from London) and 44i (old punkers who played in bands back in the day)....

      https://www.facebook.com/events/132270266912859/

    • June 4, 2012 1:37 PM CDT
    • Right on, thanks! That was our first show with a new drummer - we're still working out the kinks but had a great time.

    • June 26, 2012 11:37 PM CDT
    • Hi there


      I play in The Odd Socks. We're from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and are looking to set up a tour to Toronto and back in the last two weeks of August. Here are the intended dates:

      August 18 – Moncton

      August 19-21 -  Montreal

      August 22 – Ottawa

      August 23 – Kingston or Oshawa

      August 24  – Toronto

      August 25 - Burlington or Hamilton

      August 26-27 – Burlington, Hamilton, or Toronto

      August 28 – Kingston or Oshawa

      August 29 – Montreal

      August 30 – Fredericton

      August 31 – Charlottetown or Sackville

      Sept 1 – Sackville (if Charlottetown on the 31st)


      Some of our songs are on my page, and more can be heard at oddsocks.bandcamp.com.

      If anyone would like to play with us or offer any information to help us with the tour, it will be much appreciated.

      We want to share our music with a wider audience and form connections with like-minded musicians. With that in mind, if anyone is interested in playing Halifax/Dartmouth we would love to help you out.


      Cheers,

      Nick

    • June 20, 2012 2:45 PM CDT
    • Very cool!!

      We could make it a big ol' shindig. Buncha bands, make it a party.

      Let us know what's up with either facebook or hideout inbox!

      Nick O'Leary said:

      Yeah for sure. I can set up a Saturday show at Jacob's.

      Weirdonia said:

      Hey Nick would there be any way you could help us out with a show on the 4th then? Gus' pub told us that that date wouldn't work out.

      Thanks for your suggestions!!


      Nick O'Leary said:

      Hi there,

      I live in Dartmouth (across the harbour from Halifax if you didn't know), and could probably set up a show.

      Gus' pub is a cool spot that would definitely fit your style. The date you have listed for Hali is a Sunday, so I can't imagine a show drawing a huge crowd.


      Alternatively, Shake It Dance Studio is an all ages venue that could be rented out, and a friend's band and my band host Friday night shows every Friday other than the first of the month at Jacob's Lounge in downtown Dartmouth, and we collectively rent a warehouse jam space that could possibly be used for a show. 


      Anyway, I hope your tour comes together. I dig your music.

    • June 20, 2012 1:43 PM CDT
    • Yeah for sure. I can set up a Saturday show at Jacob's.

      Weirdonia said:

      Hey Nick would there be any way you could help us out with a show on the 4th then? Gus' pub told us that that date wouldn't work out.

      Thanks for your suggestions!!


      Nick O'Leary said:

      Hi there,

      I live in Dartmouth (across the harbour from Halifax if you didn't know), and could probably set up a show.

      Gus' pub is a cool spot that would definitely fit your style. The date you have listed for Hali is a Sunday, so I can't imagine a show drawing a huge crowd.


      Alternatively, Shake It Dance Studio is an all ages venue that could be rented out, and a friend's band and my band host Friday night shows every Friday other than the first of the month at Jacob's Lounge in downtown Dartmouth, and we collectively rent a warehouse jam space that could possibly be used for a show. 


      Anyway, I hope your tour comes together. I dig your music.

    • June 19, 2012 2:55 PM CDT
    • Hey Nick would there be any way you could help us out with a show on the 4th then? Gus' pub told us that that date wouldn't work out.

      Thanks for your suggestions!!


      Nick O'Leary said:

      Hi there,

      I live in Dartmouth (across the harbour from Halifax if you didn't know), and could probably set up a show.

      Gus' pub is a cool spot that would definitely fit your style. The date you have listed for Hali is a Sunday, so I can't imagine a show drawing a huge crowd.


      Alternatively, Shake It Dance Studio is an all ages venue that could be rented out, and a friend's band and my band host Friday night shows every Friday other than the first of the month at Jacob's Lounge in downtown Dartmouth, and we collectively rent a warehouse jam space that could possibly be used for a show. 


      Anyway, I hope your tour comes together. I dig your music.

    • June 15, 2012 7:24 PM CDT
    • Hey man, we'll play with you guys again any time. I don't know much about getting shows to be honest. There's a reason we're not playing again until September. But I can find you other cool bands in the hammer, for sure.

    • June 11, 2012 12:41 AM CDT
    • Hi there,

      I live in Dartmouth (across the harbour from Halifax if you didn't know), and could probably set up a show.

      Gus' pub is a cool spot that would definitely fit your style. The date you have listed for Hali is a Sunday, so I can't imagine a show drawing a huge crowd.


      Alternatively, Shake It Dance Studio is an all ages venue that could be rented out, and a friend's band and my band host Friday night shows every Friday other than the first of the month at Jacob's Lounge in downtown Dartmouth, and we collectively rent a warehouse jam space that could possibly be used for a show. 


      Anyway, I hope your tour comes together. I dig your music.

    • June 20, 2012 11:15 AM CDT
    • Yeah! Groovy!

    • June 20, 2012 10:33 AM CDT
    • Hey music fans from the GTA and tri-city areas! Great show this Saturday night @ The Sister (1554 Queen St.) featuring Toronto's own: THE REPLY! THE PRIMORDIALS! & START!

      Come in from the heat for some cool tunes, drinks and goodtimes!