Punk

Wrong Hole @ Hard Luck

Wrong Hole began as a 2 piece band because the members wanted the option to take the bus to shows. I totally get that. However they realized it takes 3 to tango....I guess. Anyways they play pretty sweet ass garage rock. Their album "2012" starts off with the tune "What Is A Car?" and I couldn't answer that question. I got in right in to the full on dirty rock n roll though. The fuzzy guitars jive with the pissed off vocals perfectly. The album covers cleverly rips off Rush's "2112" cover which made me wonder if they asked Neil Peart to plays drums to replace their current drummer Drum Machine. I don't think it would work out with Neil. Wrong Hole for sure plays loud as shit live so if that's what your craving then go to Hard Luck Bar on Saturday for CMW where they are one of many bands opening for Agent Orange.- Kris"Big City"Gies

   

OL'CD @ Silver Dollar

OL'CD are a 4 piece dirty rock band originally from London, Ontario. I first saw them a few months ago at Homegrown Hamilton and liked their attitude. They just came to party. Their latest album called "Choco Moloko" was released in April of last year and I particularly like the 1st track from the album "Nows The Time". It makes me wanna get wasted. Theres always room for that kinda tune on a weekend. Get your weekend started early at The Silver Dollar Room tomorrow night for CMW. They'll be sharing the stage with Deli Fav's Pet Sun and Together Pangea from Los Angeles.-Kris"Big City"Gies

   

Horsehands' Tape Release Show Set for May 9 @ Lily Pad

Horsehands’ latest creation, Pissing Rain, runs the sound spectrum from straight-up punk to electro-infused jams--and that’s just in the first two minutes of the EP. The vocals are reminiscent of some bizarre Bowie/Krill collaboration, which, after thinking about it for awhile, would be one hell of an idea. “Yon” was definitely my favorite of the songs--hard, fast guitarwork, complete with some pop-punk palm mutes and a bridge that seems to take off into the stratosphere before abruptly grabbing you by the collar and yanking you back into the mosh pit. I also appreciated the strategic placement of the synths/keys in songs like “Dinner Time!”--they provide well-timed accents, elevating the sound of the songs without overpowering the rest of the music.

If you’re itchin’ to get a physical copy of Pissing Rain, the band will be celebrating their tape release show on May 9th at Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. For more info about the event, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

 

   

Brews Willis @ Lee's Palace

I've noticed the band name Brews Willis before and thought it was awesome. So of course I wasn't surprised when their tunes were pretty sweet too. "Party's Over" sounds like it came straight from the 90s. Props to the singer's mustache too. The next track was "Great Energy" from their previous release of the same name. "Great Energy" started with some cool reverby surf guitar and would morph into a full on punk rock song that has...yup...great energy. The ooh wee ooh's in the chorus added a nice touch. They're playing Lee's Palace on May 7th for Canadian Music Week. Killer gig for a deadly band. Go!-Kris “Big City” Gies

   

DUTCH @ The Cavern Bar

I found my way to a Soundcloud page for a band called Dutch. They're from Toronto and they have the most honest bio I've ever read. "We have an album and we play shows. Nobody buys albums or goes to shows." I was hooked. They'd have to be really bad for me not to like them. So I fired up their album Rotoscope Down. The opening track "Dry Your Tears" was pure party punk rock...but kinda slacker punk rock too. It made me want to party and do nothing all at the same time. I get some Dinosaur Jr. vibes from it too which is extra bonus points from me. Either way these guys have fun shows to attend. See them tonight 4/23 @ The Cavern Bar with Big Frasier. For now have a listen to the album...-Kris “Big City” Gies