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    • September 25, 2011 12:33 PM CDT
    • We're looking for a studio here in Toronto to cut 3-5 songs for possible release. We need better than demo quality. There are plenty of studios here in town but we need just the right person to get the sound we're looking for.

      We're a  3 piece (2 guitars/drums) sinister, primitive garage/punk/blues outfit in the vein of Gories/Oblivians with some of the psychotic energy of The Stooges, the soul of Detroit and Memphis, and the dark voodoo vibe of The Cramps and The Gun Club. Very high energy, very dark and primal. I sing through a harmonica mike and we're soaked in reverb, tremolo and fuzz.

      Preferably, we're looking for someone who loves this stuff as much as we do so nobody has to do any explaining and our heads are in the same place. Not looking for the "this shit is easy, yeah I can do it" slumming attitude. That's why we want somebody who gets what we're doing.

      If this is you or you know somebody who might fit the bill, get in touch!

    • August 28, 2011 3:47 PM CDT
    • my favorite garage comp is called WYLD Canada...5 volumes of Canadian rockers

      you can find it on the o canadarm! blog, I definitely recommend it

       

    • August 25, 2011 11:40 AM CDT
    • Tanx Blackcat69!!!

       

      There's lots more Canuck comps out there. Here's an amazing source for garage band comps:

       

      http://www.ugly-things.com/

      then go to 60's comp database, lots of modern garage stuff on there as well.

       

      enjoy!

    • August 24, 2011 5:39 PM CDT
    • Wow!  Thanks for the lists.  This should keep me busy for a while!   Dave I am aware of your show.  I attended UWO a long time back and follow your FB page.  Keep up the good work!  Cheers!

       

    • August 18, 2011 10:33 AM CDT
    • I know there is series called It Came From Canada.  I have never heard this.  Is it worth finding and also what else is a worthy comp w/ Canadian content?

    • August 24, 2011 7:43 PM CDT
    • Hey All,

       

      We're brand, spanking new to this site, but joined in the hopes of connecting with some cool people who live in other parts of Canada. Just thought I'd poke my head in and see if people were interested in sharing resources on venues and contact info. for movers and shakers (both bands and venues/promoters) in their respective scenes...we'd be willing to do our part here in Edmonton. Any takers?

       

      Rock On,

      Alex

       

    • August 8, 2011 9:53 PM CDT
    • ....The COMMODORE!  Cool! Springy!  I TRIED to simply walk across that dance floor once, with a drink in each hand....but of course - If You're on it - You're DANCING!  That was DOA!  I was dancing those drinks on EVERYBODY!

    • August 8, 2011 9:44 PM CDT
    • I saw The Rev about 3 years back with MOTORHEAD & NASHVILLE PUSSY.  Doesn't get much better!  Quite The Threesome!

    • August 8, 2011 9:12 PM CDT
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      Last time through the Reverend was with a Gospel troop...this time he's bringing the Devil troop!  Whose going?

    • August 6, 2011 11:49 AM CDT
    • I'm very glad that worked out so well for you!  I love The D.R.I. and knew that Queen W. was where you wanted to be.     

      Cheers!  - Pete

    • August 6, 2011 11:23 AM CDT
    • The Done Right was just like you said, good tunes - had some ale there and ended up at the Dakota bar for some local live music, it was aok. Rotate this had some good records but they were closing when we got there, before that I traded some rare vinyl at Neurotica down the street. very artsy neighborhood, reminds me of Wiliamsburg in Bklyn...

    • August 5, 2011 11:19 AM CDT
    • I'd say hop on a plane and jet to Vancouver... Catch a show at the Rickshaw then tilt back a few cold ones at the Railway Club but if your stuck in Hog town try the Caddilac Lounge for your juke joint maybe Shanghai Cowgirl for a bite, if only the Matador was still open... Good times till the wee morning hours. The Black Bull has aa decent patio to catch Queen street crawlers and they serve good ole Labatt 50!

    • August 4, 2011 9:32 PM CDT
    • Will be in Toronto tomorrow (Aug 5) and need to know  if there are any decent pubs n'clubs to kill an eve after going to  record shops all day. I looked at the online listings and it looks like a  blandscape of hip hop, country and specious indie folk - although there  are a lot of clubs I must say.

      I would settle for a halfway legit gin joint with a decent jukebox.

      Any GRGPNKers got the inside scoop?

      -jake from VGs (NY)

    • June 28, 2011 12:02 PM CDT
    • Dave:

      Get in touch with the Living Deadbeats, they are from Vancouver and in this group, at least bass player Pete is.

       

      And get in touch w/Mongrel Zine outta Van, Bob and Janelle are also on this group.

    • June 27, 2011 9:38 PM CDT
    • On second thought, I just put a couple new recordings on my profile page. Just recorded on a single mic in our living room, but it's what we use for local festival applications, so check it out.

      dave machine said:

      Hey Dave, i live in northern BC, our band Tree Bomb is somewhat garage (getting more so all the time). Recordings are not quite ready yet, but will come eventually.

      We're heading down to Vancouver in a couple of weeks - know of any bands we should be on the lookout for there? Anyone?

      Dave Machine

    • July 19, 2011 11:55 AM CDT
    • Fredericton, NB's ATOMIC MACHETES' "ROCK AND ROLL IS THE ONLY THING WE GOT" burned up the campus charts in 2004 and their 2005 Maritime Mutant Invasion Tour is now the thing of legends, but as quickly as it all began, it ended.

       

      In their short existence they shared the stage with the likes of Zeke, Tricky Woo, SNFU, Dayglo Abortions, the Illuminati, Bitchin Camaros, C'mon, Red Hot Lovers, Maximum RNR, Black Halos (those sorts of shows sure as shit haven't been coming around these parts in ages), laid waste to the Halifax Pop Explosion, and still lay claim to one of the most played albums in Maritime campus radio history.

       

      Now, for the first time in years "ROCK AND ROLL IS THE ONLY THING WE GOT" is available once again.

       

      ATOMIC MACHETES - "ROCK AND ROLL IS THE ONLY THING WE GOT"

    • July 13, 2011 6:03 PM CDT
    • MOTO is in London Ontario on Sat Aug 20th at Brennan's Beer Bistro....along with Light Bulb Alley (Montreal loser blues/garage punk), Cut Outs (reunion of London 90's garage combo) and The Oily Birds (70's punk to 80's garage)...

    • July 4, 2011 10:10 AM CDT
    • M.O.T.O. In Sherbrooke

      M.O.T.O. is coming back to Canada after a long wait of nearly 5 years !!!

      This time, he s coming alone and he means business

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      the tour will begin  in august on friday the 12th probably in Granby

      after that saturday the 13th in Sherbrooke with the great Skip Jensen and two other cool bands

      and after that all hell breaks loose

       

      there possibility in Montreal on the 14th,  Quebec, Sorel, Kingston, Sudbury ! Im pretty sure he ll be in ottawa on the 19th, London on the 20th and Toronto on the 21th.

      If you booked a show for MOTO for this tour, put it here, so that way the garagepunk forum will be the one stop for all MOTO related shows information !!!

       

      and if you can help with some shows, feel free to PM me, Ill tell you what date is left !!!

       

       

    • July 1, 2011 10:40 AM CDT
    • HEY!!! 

       

      If time is permitting, you guys should try and get on the bill at Call The Office on Tues July 26th....Biters from Atlanta and Jesse Malin....i have absolutely nothing to do with that show, except i'm going to see The Biters.

      talk to  Tony L.:
      phone: (519) 432-4433
      email:
      bookingsATcalltheofficeDOTcom

      email is the preferred method of communication

      Italk to Tony L.:
      phone: (519) 432-4433
      email: bookingsATcalltheofficeDOTcom

      email is the preferred method of communication

    • June 29, 2011 10:05 PM CDT
    • That's right folks, Melbourne horror country band Graveyard Train are heading to Canada and hell we're excited. At this point there's not a lot of shows but this is what we're up to.

      Vancouver Folk Music Festival (15th-17th July)
      Hillside Festival, Toronto (22nd – 24th July)
      Horseshoe Tavern Toronto (25th July)

      Here's a few quotes from reviews of their latest album "The Drink, The Devil and The Dance" to give you more of an idea:
      It’s a genius concept really: Graveyard Train have twisted folk, blues, roots, bluegrass and murder ballads into something quite original and immensely entertaining. Death and violence have never been so uproarious.
      René Schaefer, Mess + Noise

      Jump on board the Graveyard Train and see what has made them a hit from Tamworth to Edinburgh.
      Patrick Donovan, The Age

      And a bit more:
      A whole bunch of bearded maniacs are coming to get you this year - brace yourself for all the foot stomping, chain smashing, man-choir, bellowing singalong bluster of Graveyard Train. Vampires, werewolves, mummies and the general macabre are song topics of choice, while old timey instruments like banjo, dobro and washboard help set the scene. Their latest album The Drink The Devil and The Dance just received album of the week on both Beat Magazine and 3RRR and Album of the year from 3PBS FM. The boys are generally voted Australia’s number 1 Horror Country band which has seen them tour Australia extensively over the last 3 years. Come see what the fuss is about and bring your stomping boots!

      http://youtu.be/D9qoF9s7IoA www.graveyardtrain.com.au