Punk

Songs For the Underclass

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Artwork by: David Cran Good protest songs - the ones that endure - never preach to the choir. They don't rally the converted. They never tell you ...

Toronto's First Punk Band, The Viletone's - Final Performance December 13, 2013

Susan Ponting | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada
Susan Ponting

A Personal Perspective | Music Review -- The Viletones - Friday December 13, 2013 @The Phoenix Concert Theatre It was Friday the 13th and 13 below ...

Sloan Putting Out A Punk Record

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Hardcore fans of Sloan will enjoy news the band's releasing a limited edition 7" vinyl single "Hardcore Package" that also includes a covers album of ...

Punk Icon And Bush-Era Activist Gives Up On Getting Young People To Vote

Huffington Post Canada | Lonny Knapp | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Music

In the days leading up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election, which pitted incumbent George W. Bush against Democratic hopeful John Kerry, NOFX front...

METZ Bring Hope to the Music Biz

Danko Jones | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Outlasting your own scene can make you feel both lonely and invincible with a dash of bitterness. I'm managing to keep the bitterness at bay, although you'd have to ask my eye-rolling bandmates if I'm succeeding. If METZ is the beginning of things to come, perhaps the pendulum will swing back to a time before monikers like "hipster" were divisively implemented.

How Canadian Punk Changed the Musical (and National) Landscape

Sam Sutherland | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Music
Sam Sutherland

Canada's punk history is worth remembering and worth celebrating. It forms the foundation of a proud alternative underground that has grown and thrived. Punk was the antidote to a staid dominant culture. If the bands on the radio are garbage, start your own. If the bar down the street won't let you play, start your own bar in a basement. And if your city is boring, it's up to you to find a way to make it vibrant and exciting. Punk wasn't theorizing and complaining. Punk was action.

Worshipping the Monks With a Cover Album

Thomas D'Arcy | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Music
Thomas D'Arcy

The Monks are a band that I have loved for a very long time in a lot of different ways. Bad Habits -- their first record -- has always been a failsafe for van listening on long drives for various tours for various bands: It's a record that has never let me down, that sounds good wherever you listen to it, no matter what you're doing. That's why we're releasing a cover album.