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    • January 29, 2012 1:44 PM CST
    • I posted this in the Trading Post originally, but Dave mentioned that some of our fellow Canucks would be interested in this. We've got TONS of Canadian talent up in the webstore, with lots of stuff coming up this year. 

      Hey everyone, 

      Hosehead Records out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada have just released a couple new tapes from some local garage greats.

      White Wires - WWII (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

      - originally released on Dirtnap Records, rereleased on cassette for the first and last time ever. Only 100 copies made. 

      Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs (Toronto) / The Shakey Aches (Ottawa) - Banana Splits

      - Over 25 minutes of material from each band, these two are the newest and some of the best garage bands coming out north of the border. For fans of: Black Lips, Demon's Claws, Ramones, Elvis Costello, Carbonas, etc. Only 100 copies made. 

      We also just released our very first t-shirt design to go along with the White Wires tape. It's a rip off of the debut White Wires LP design. Only 5 shirts in each size available, a bunch of which have already been sold. 

      Thanks for looking, hosers!

      Upcoming releases: 

      Steve Adamyk Band - Singles tape

      Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs 7"

    • January 3, 2012 11:36 PM CST
    • Look forward to hearing The noble savages, Rufus!

    • November 1, 2011 11:43 AM CDT
    • Great!!! Hope you guys can get something happening real soon!!!


      BTW, Cynics were Total Killers last saturday nite!!! Best i've seen them in 20 years!!!

    • November 1, 2011 1:15 AM CDT
    • Cool! Thanks a lot for telling him about me. He's got some good ideas about music.

    • October 29, 2011 3:11 PM CDT
    • Rob Munro will be getting in touch with you....soon hopefully.

    • October 26, 2011 4:13 PM CDT
    • Anybody near Hamilton want to listen to music, get together for beers, or play lead guitar or bass in our band? Lemme know! I've been crazy about this stuff for the last 20+ years. If you've got a band, let me know that too. I'll come to your gigs.

    • January 2, 2012 8:35 PM CST
    • Great Idea!  I sent a link to this page to my friend who owns TWANG! Recordings out of Toronto.  I'm sure he'd be interested in some grassroots promotion. 

    • January 2, 2012 10:08 AM CST
    • Fuck yeah!!! Weirdonia is extremely interested in this, as we are just about finished out full length.

    • January 2, 2012 4:03 AM CST
    • If you are a band who is looking to put something out on cassette or you know someone who might be interested, please send us your demo! We are a independent label based in Chicago, looking for new talent wherever we can find it.

      Chicago Cassette Label Accepting Submissions

      Cold Slice Cassettes, an independent record label out of Logan Square / Humboldt Park, Chicago specializing in Garage Rock, Lo-fi, Surf, Punk & Rockabilly, is currently seeking submissions from artists, new and old. If you or someone you know is looking to be released on cassette, please contact us.

      How to send your demo, album, or submission:

      • Have your samples and project info available on a site such as bandcamp, myspace, soundcloud, facebook, reverb nation, etc.
      • Send us an email with your projects information including any relevant links.  Please do not send mp3s in an email as they will be overlooked. (We don’t want to download anything that may harm us so send those links!)
      • Important info: We are looking for full releases of any length, live recordings, or singles for release on our upcoming compilations. We are looking for things we can add to our release queue right away. We prefer to be able to get your release in a lossless format.

      Please send all submissions to:

      Cold Slice Cassettes 
      2502 N Ridgeway 
      Chicago, IL 60647 

      Find us on: 

    • December 10, 2011 9:09 PM CST
    • This thread is actually a fantastic idea, i'll contribute for Windsor

      Milk Coffee Bar - Pretty small, great staff, dim lit, small stage, makes for a good personal show

      Contact Owner Angelo with his facebook:

      The Phog Lounge - Smaller than milk, rated number one venue in canada or some shit
      Contact Tom Lucier, facebook:

      The Coach And Horses - Great underground venue, because it's literally underground! It's the basement to another venue called the FM Lounge, and on top of that i believe is The Loop, but that place is just for DJs and Hip Hop artists i think. The coach mostly does metal shows, played there before, you feel like you're in a medieval bar or some shit being here.

      Or check em out on facebook: 

      The Blind Dog - was once the "high point" of Windsor, was where all the so called "big names" played. Like the cancer bats, lights, protest the hero, napalm death, etcetera blah blah blah. Anyway, it's not functioning anymore, suspected arson. Well definite arson, what kind of random blaze starts in every corner of the venue? Dumbasses. They replaced it with the..
      Dominion House - Just started taking on shows, is filling the shoes of the blind dog, many of the touring acts have changed their stops from the smoldering shit ass blind dog to the DH!

      Facebook has any info you'd need: 

      Villains Beastro - The most badass place in Windsor, everything is based on famous villains. I'd imagine if you walked in dressed up as a famous villain they'd give you cheap drinks.


      You'd think with all of these venues that Windsor would be a bustling music city, lolnope.

      There's a very close-knit community of music lovers, and they're the musicians themselves. 

      Okay... I'm done

    • November 5, 2011 10:49 PM CDT

      Ottawa's rowdy rockabillies Sick Sick Sicks are gonna shake the cellar at the Clock Tower, along with Kingston garage punks The Lost Cause (members of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom, Owl Farm & Mississippi Grover) and capital city's Time Machine Millionaires (Cold Coffee + Salty Boots, Shanker + Romps, TBWNIAS)!!!


    • October 31, 2011 11:18 PM CDT
    • Mods & Rockers all night long...



    • October 30, 2011 4:58 PM CDT
    • Hey me and my band Weirdonia is looking for a studio that suits the same needs around Windsor Ontario. Any ideas as to who can work with Garage in the area?

    • September 26, 2011 6:47 PM CDT
    • My friend's name is Carl Petzelt.  He is a former member of a band called 'The Sinisters' and a long time Recording Engineer.  He and I both think he'll be perfect for the job!  Here is his fb profile and his email    I hope this works very well for you!  He would like you to send him some demo's, so he has an idea of what he'll be working with. 


      Cheers!  -Pete

    • October 26, 2011 12:09 PM CDT
      (please...we REALLY need your support!! We're not above a little bribery if necessary! GET THERE EARLY - WE'RE ON SECOND!!)

    • October 21, 2011 12:04 PM CDT
    • They were amazing as always here in London on the 7th....they'll be back again sometime next year. By that time, you should be old enough to see them.


      Here's an idea, if you have a good local record store (not a chain store) that is willing to have bands play in the store, you could always try  and arrange for cool bands who are in town, to play a short early eve or afternoon show (provided they are willing). Pack ad have played at Grooves Records here in London a couple of times and had fun...we had The Hook Up play live at Grooves a few weeks back, there'll be some youtube video on that one eventually...usually the bands sell merch to make it worthwhile... And we had Joe Shithead do a set at Grooves just the other day too!!

      I have audio recordings of some of these shows, haven't figured out how to put it up on the garagepunk hideout.

    • October 20, 2011 12:02 PM CDT
    • They were just at the phog in windsor last night, but due to the whole "law" thing that canada has going on, I couldn't see them because im only 18.

      I think they're awesome, but i would've loved to see them live, how are they?

    • October 17, 2011 5:48 PM CDT
    • LOL...that's funny Jeb! Hope they put on as good of a show in Ottawa as they did here in London a week or so ago.

    • October 16, 2011 7:01 PM CDT
    • I'm a fan!  Heading off shortly to see them here in Ottawa.  I must be a fan, cuz it's Sunday night, and it takes a lot to get me out on a Sunday.


    • October 16, 2011 6:00 PM CDT
    • The Pack AD (Vancouver 2 piece on Mint Records) are on tour again (do they ever stop?) and just played here (London ON) a week or so ago and put on another killer show!

      So are any of you hideout members fans of this band? Or are they too mainstream for you guys and gals? Just curious...

    • October 16, 2011 6:49 PM CDT
    • Sonic Avenues are so good! They just signed to Dirtnap Records. New record comes out in January 2012. 


      PS We have 10 copies of the cassette pressing of their first record on Going Gaga/Hosehead Records in our webstore:

    • October 10, 2011 8:47 AM CDT
    • So when are Sonic Avenues coming back to London Ontario???


      And what about the Beaten Hearts coming to London Ontario???

    • October 8, 2011 4:11 PM CDT
    • Montreal's Sonic Avenues, P. Trash/Going Gaga/et al Power Pop stars, will be playing Moncton, NB and Halifax, NS this month.  Support for both shows will be Moncton's Beaten Hearts and Halifax's Fat Stupids...


      Friday, October 28th at the Manhattan (Moncton)


      Beaten Hearts (Moncton -- Punk Pop New Bomb Turks?  Lazy Cowgirls with a Real Kids' fetish?  MRR and Razorcake HATE us!)

      Sonic Avenues 

      Fat Stupids (Halifax Pop Punk -- members of Tongan Death Grip)

      Virals (Miramichi, NB jailbait Ramonescore)


      Saturday, October 29th at Gus' Pub (Halifax)


      Sonic Avenues

      Beaten Hearts

      Fat Stupids

      Outta Controller (Halifax Garage Punk Pop on P. Trash) 

    • October 4, 2011 2:03 AM CDT
    • Dionysus Records released the Winnipeg Riot compilation, an all Winnipeg CD comp, put together by the amazing artist Darren Merinuk. This was released a few years back and is the coolest of the Winnipeg combos that were around at that time...Darren has GREAT taste in music and art!

      Yup, that's a solid comp, and Darren rules very hard. I suggest checking out his blog for updates on the goodness he cranks out:
      You may have noticed that he did the Noises From the Hideout comp cover!