Presenting government identification is such a routine practice in our everyday lives that many of us begin to take it’s importance for granted. We often overlook what the procedure could mean for others who live and identify outside of the claustrophobic formality that is the twofold sex designation on all official government identification.
“The Oldest Women’s Self Defence Organization in Canada” is a status that not only speaks to the credibility and effectiveness of Wen-Do as a Women’s Self Defence form, but also to it’s relevancy and importance as a thriving source of empowerment for women in modern society.
The practice of Wen-Do is alive and well in Newfoundland & Labrador under the guidance of Renee Sharpe, a self-described “32 year old punker, welder, feminist and Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence instructor.”
There’s a signature thickness in Pet Vet’s tone and a certain fuzz that finds a comfortable place in a warm creaseless and rich rounded signal, with necessary blanket holes that expose the jagged treads of teething guitars that fight to cut through, but are kept tastefully bedded amongst the deep pocket rhythm.
Crossed Wires’ eponymous EP could easily take the cake as the best release to come out of Atlantic Canada this past summer season. This debut offering from the Wires is nothing less than infectious and impressive without even considering the fact that it’s the first release of a project that’s only straddling a mere six months of existence. Despite being their earliest effort, the EP carries an audible chemistry that could be mistaken for a band that’s already seen the process a few times over.
Check out Not Friends (St. John’s, NL) as they rip through the opening of their set at the Weak Link Records’ Hardcore Punk show – Friday September 12th, 2014 at The Rose & Thistle.
Dave Lahey (Guitar/Vocals) and Shaun McCabe (Drums/Vocals) do well to fill any potential emptiness left by their minimalist setup with a deceivingly large sound, memorable songwriting, and a streak of ambitious activity to compliment their debut release.
Residents of Brazil Street (St. John’s, NL) didn’t know what they had comin’ to them when the “Party On Da Amazon” Backyard BBQ Bash got underway last Sunday (August 24th, 2014).
The tightly squeezed hill of row houses rumbled with the sounds of seven very diverse acts ranging from Punk Rock and Noise to Psych Rock and Hip-Hop.
We’re pleased to bring you the first recorded piece of evidence of St. John’s fresh-faced surf punkers Jonny & the Cowabungas. Watch ’em blast through a few numbers from their set at Shed Island Night 2 at the Republic this passed Saturday (August 15th, 2014), and keep your ear to the ground for more rumbles from this brand spankin’ outfit.
Tonight, August 16th 2014, at Night #3 of the Shed Island festival, Surrogate Activity will reunite for a one-off gig with Surveillance (Halifax), Coach Longlegs, MOOCH and Inland Empire.
I wanted to ask Juls (vocals, guitar) a few reflective questions about Surrogate Activity to help bring perspective to tonight’s reunion set.