From the vault we bring you an early 2014 conversation from Evan Mumford with Sackville, NB’s heart and soul of punk n’ roll – the Great Kappa Chow.
THROAT HASH is a power violence trio hailing from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Musically they’re focused on sounding “vile” and “angry” — but their sense of humour is undeniable. Through tears of laughter and technical difficulties I managed to get through an interview with original THROAT HASH members Steve Earle, Keith Burden, and newest member Josh Pelley to get the scoop on the revival of the band, their new releases and plans for the future.
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.
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.
Though Thursday at Bar None was already a weekend’s worth of partying, dancing and musical intake – our bodies are capable of second and third winds for a reason.
The reason this weekend is Shed Island.
Chris’ uncle came to our show and we stayed at his insane house in some insane Edmonton suburb. Chris’ uncle, a self-proclaimed “grungy motherfucker”, was a big Coach Longlegs supporter who also claims that his Fort Mac work-crew love our song “Give a shit” and often quote the chorus.
At 10:00PM on Thursday, August 14th, 2014, Bar None [164 Water Street, St. John’s, NL] plays host to the opening night of the Shed Island festival, and the first of three jam-packed days of music. For those without a festival pass, a measly ten dollars for the night guarantees a musical bang for your buck.
3) Quitting a job.
These three pop punk tropes are examples of why pop punk can be the greatest genre or the absolute worse. Tropes #1 and #3 aren’t so much troublesome as they are tired; it’s #2 that is the problem child. This is where pop punk straddles the line of being charming & romantic and creepy & sexist. You show me Jawbreaker’s “Want” and I’ll flash Screeching Weasel’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Friends.”