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    • May 5, 2012 3:43 PM CDT
    • Email us ASAP!

    • April 22, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
    • Another successful show thanx to virtual hangouts like The Garagepunk Hideout....there musta been at least half a dozen members of this group at the show last night!!!

    • April 21, 2012 12:22 PM CDT
    • TONITE!!!!

    • April 3, 2012 11:00 PM CDT
    • On behalf of the noble Savages, we're totally looking forward to this one! Digging the poster too.

    • April 3, 2012 7:51 PM CDT
    • Since Apr 21st is Record Store Day, we're putting on a bash that night, right next door to Grooves Records in a place called Brennan's Beer Bistro in London Ontario.

      We've got The Reply from Toronto, fairly new soul/garage/mod combo that'll blow your mind these guys are so tight! Think Spencer Davis Group 1966 and you'll get the picture!

      We've got Light Bulb Alley from Montreal, Ricochet Recording artists (same label as The Gruesomes) who play fast paced rock'n'roll meets garagepunk in an alley and no one escapes alive!

      We've got Weirdonia, 2 piece garagepunkers from Windsor who finally get to do a full show here in London. Last time the plug got pulled when our live to air with Weirdonia was blasting into a room full of university students trying to write an exam. Apparently there was a high failure rate on that exam!

      And finally, the debut of Hamiton Ontario's soon to be garagekings, The noble Savages who just might feature some veterans of long gone garage combos.

      The action starts at 9:30PM, the beer's cold and cheap and a measly $5 cover which goes to the bands.

      Here's the facebook event for the bash:


      And all of these bands can be found right here on the hideout!!

      Thanx to Mark Smith (RIP) of The Creatures for being our poster child for this bash

    • April 17, 2012 12:01 PM CDT
    • That's a wide open question as there are a fuckload of cool Canuck bands out there right now, many of which just happen to be on this board.

      Here's a few that i'm digging and apologies for the other TON that i've overlooked at the moment...

      The Tranzmitors....Vancouver power/pop outfit that's been around for a few years and pumped out a lot of REALLY cool singles...fave is Dancing In The Front infectious powerpop anthem that should be blasting out of car radios everywhere!

      The Pack AD...Vancouver 2 piece that are getting some airplay on the commercial stations. Don't judge them by their records, catch the live show as they are a million times wilder live!

      Meisha and The Spanks....Edmonton 3 piece that are way wilder live than on the half dozen records they've released. They tour constantly so check them out when they play the dive bar in your hometown.

      The Angry Dragons...Winnipeg 60's garage snotpunks!! Absolute killer live and on vinyl!

      catl...3 piece primal blues stomp outta Toronto. If you dig Bukka White, Charlie Patton, memphis Minnie and Hasil Adkins then you'll dig this combo!! 3 records so far, all 40's blues style.

      The Reply....Toronto soul/garage/mod combo that are Killer live!!

      The Hook Up...Montreal (soon to be moving to Sask) late 60's MC5 meets psych meets Jefferson Airplane 3 piece that have released a coupla CD's and been on a garagepunk hideout comp. Live they are a ton of fun as guitarist Dave wails on the floor, in the dirt or wherever he wants.

      Bad Bad Bad...2 piece outta Halifax that wail and scream and put on a really cool live show.

      Lots of others to mention....Light Bulb Alley (Montreal), Weirdonia (Windsor), Mystics and TV Freaks (Hamilton), Lonesome Ghost (London...may be gone now), The Fine Print (London  60's pop/psych), The Hypnotics (Windsor), The Ottawa scene (White Wires, Mothers Children and many others), Sonic Avenues (Montreal) and all of the others i've forgotten....

    • April 16, 2012 10:34 PM CDT
    • I just want to know, with so many places in to look in Canada, what's going on for you? What are your favourite Canadian rock'n'roll bands/ scenes or labels right now? With so much land, and so many bands, who're your favourites and where do you follow them? Personally I like to check out the Weird Canada ( blog, as well as this site to search for bands, especially bands from across the (publicity) dead-zone between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Who're you digging? Best live band you saw...favourite release...let's hear it!

    • April 10, 2012 9:36 AM CDT
    • Alright!!!!

    • April 10, 2012 9:36 AM CDT
    • Alright!!!!

    • March 7, 2012 4:16 PM CST
    • We are looking for a local Toronto band to share our bill at The Sister in Toronto on April 19th!


    • March 2, 2012 11:08 PM CST
    • Hey Steve,

       The band would interested in coming to oshawa ( I just gotta confirm it). Send me an email with the details about the show. My email is



    • March 2, 2012 12:16 PM CST
    • Hey zaid, Im going to be setting up a show or two in oshawa with my band Captain Higgins and my friends band Spacecraft 7 in april.

      If poison arrows are interested in playing out here then, let me know.

      I could also use a guitarist for my stuff, but you would need to make it out to Oshawa on a regular basis...


    • March 2, 2012 12:17 AM CST
    • Hey there, I've been playing guitar and singing in bands for several years now and Im looking to join or start  a garage punk or garage revival band similar to but not limited to bands like The Cynics, The Gruesomes, The Back Holllies, The Stomach Mouths, The Strollers, The Makers, 60s garage bands etc,. Heres a link to my current band's music ( just to give you a general idea ( Im the singer and play lead guitar). You can message me on here or email me at



    • February 22, 2012 8:59 PM CST
    • Those guys sound rad! I wish I could join ya Zaid...have a cold 50 for me will ya!  We need the band and some 50 to make it's way out to Vancouver!

    • February 22, 2012 1:20 AM CST
    • The show is this Friday. Anyone goin?

    • February 8, 2012 5:50 PM CST
    • Get ready for some hi-octane rock 'n' roll straight outta the garage with Montreal's The Hook Up, Kingston's own The Lost Cause and Charming Ruins from Peterborough!

      February 10th!!!!

      The Mansion

      506 Princess St, Kingston, ON

    • February 1, 2012 1:19 PM CST
    • 5 bucks !!!  be there

      FEB 10th 9pm

      4051 Rue Saint - Hubert  Montreal, QC H2L 4A8

    • January 29, 2012 3:39 PM CST
    • Anyone down for making obnoxious noise in Ottawa?