Episode #78

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First block features new tracks by Noi!se (Tacoma, WA), 5MDR (Savona, Italy), Dog Company (Dallas, TX, USA), Bishops Green (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Despite Everything (Athens, Greece), The Shell Corporation (Berkeley, CA, USA) and Broilers (Düsseldorf, Germany).

And in the second part of the show I played a few tracks by awesome bands which are playing in Vancouver this weekend. There are so many awesome shows this weekend: 

Hanson Brothers, B-Lines @ The Cobalt

The Rebel Spell, Flagpolers @ LanaLous

NEEDLES//PINS, Tough Age @ The Astoria

Isotopes, The Flintettes @ Electric Owl

THE DREADNOUGHTS - Victory Square [Victory Square]
NOI!SE - Broken Bonds [Split EP w/ Street Dogs]
5MDR - In Pezzi [La Prospettiva del Conflitto]
DOG COMPANY - Elected Enemy [War Stories]
BISHOPS GREEN - Gross And Nett [Pressure]
DESPITE EVERYTHING - Pardon My Negativity [The Dawn Chorus]
THE SHELL CORPORATION - Trust Us [Mandrake]
BROILERS - Zurück In Schwarz [Noir]
HANSON BROTHERS - Everything I Wanted [My Game]
B-LINES - Social Retard [B-Lines 7”]
THE REBEL SPELL - Beautiful Future [It’s a Beautiful Future]
FLAGPOLERS - Retentioncon [Demo]
NEEDLES//PINS - Hale Bop [12:34]
TOUGH AGE - The Heart Of Juliet Jones [Tough Age]
ISOTOPES - Suicide Squeeze [Heatseeker 7”]
THE FLINTETTES - Open Your Eyes [Open Your Eyes 7”]
RISE AGAINST - Give It All [Siren Song Of The Counter Culture]

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Episode #77, Interview with Atom Willard (Against Me!, Rocket from the Crypt, The Offspring, Angels & Airwaves)

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This episode features my interview with Atom Willard who was and is drummer for Against Me!, Rocket From The Crypt, Angels & Airwaves, The Offspring, Social Distortion, theHELL, Danko Jones, The Special Goodness, Crankshaft and Custom Floor. We talked about his involvement “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”, new album by Against Me!; his drumming style, working with Matt Skiba and Pat Smear in theHELL and a few other projects.

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - On a Rope [Scream, Dracula, Scream!]
AGAINST ME! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
AGAINST ME! - True Trans Soul Rebel [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
AGAINST ME! - Drinking With The Jocks [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
Interview with Atom Willard (Against Me!), part 1
AGAINST ME! - Black Me Out [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
Interview with Atom Willard (Against Me!), part 2
ANGELS & AIRWAVES - Call To Arms [I-Empire]
Interview with Atom Willard (Against Me!), part 3
theHELL - Singles Night [Southern Medicine]
Interview with Atom Willard (Against Me!), part 4
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - Born in ‘69 [Scream, Dracula, Scream!]

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Episode #76

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This episode features a super worldwide radio premiere of a new track called “Dark Personality” by Canadian ska-punk legends The Planet Smashers. Smashers have a brand new album “Mixed Messages" which will be released on (obviously!) Stomp Records on April 8th. They are also coming to Vancouver soon!!!

Also, this episode features new songs by Banner Pilot, The Lawrence Arms, The Menzingers, The Flatliners, Bayside, Against Me!, Mustard Plug, The Bruce Lee Band, Ляпис Трубецкой, The Nefidovs and Neighborhood Brats! Not bad, eh?

PROPAGANDHI - Note to Self [Failed States]
BANNER PILOT - Dead Tracks [Souvenir]
THE LAWRENCE ARMS - Hickey Avenue [Metropole]
THE MENZINGERS - I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore [Rented World]
THE FLATLINERS - Birds Of England [Dead Language]
BAYSIDE - Hate Me [Cult]
AGAINST ME! - Black Me Out [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
THE PLANET SMASHERS - Dark Personality [Mixed Messages]
MUSTARD PLUG - Burn It Down [Can’t Contain It]
THE BRUCE LEE BAND - Dianna [Community Support Group]
ЛЯПИС ТРУБЕЦКОЙ - Телевизор [Матрёшка]
THE NEFIDOVS - Read, Write, Regurgitate [Better Wake Up!]
MARK SULTAN - Beautiful Girl [The Sultanic Versus]
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS - We Own The Night [No Sun No Tan]
THE DREADNOUGHTS - The West Country [Victory Square]

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Episode #75, Punk-O-Rama Mixtape

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I was away to Winnipeg last week, so I played this Punk-O-Rama mixtape. A couple of tracks from each volume! Hits only!!!

BAD RELIGION - Do What You Want [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 1]
THE OFFSPRING - Jennifer Lost the War [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 1]
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES - Only The Good Die Young [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 2]
SNFU - Don’t Have The Cow [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 2]
DWARVES - Everybodies Girl [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 3]
ALL - Worlds On Heroin [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 3]
MILLENCOLIN - Lozin’ Must [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 3]
PULLEY - Second Best [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 4]
THE BOUNCING SOULS - Hopeless Romantic [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 4]
REFUSED - Summerholiday vs. Punkroutine [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 4]
RANCID - Poison [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 5]
DEATH BY STEREO - Lookin’ Out for #1 [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 5]
GUTTERMOUTH - Can I Borrow Some Ambition? [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 6]
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS - Say Goodnight [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 6]
HOT WATER MUSIC - Wayfarer [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 7]
RANDY - Addicts Of Communication [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 7]
NOFX - The Idiots Are Taking Over [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 8]
PENNYWISE - Holiday In The Sun [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 8]
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK - Throw Down [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 9]
HORRORPOPS - Miss Take (Radio Edit) [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 9]
DROPKICK MURPHYS - The Warrior’s Code [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 10]
THE UNSEEN - Dead Weight Falls [Punk-O-Rama, Volume 10]

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Episode #74, Interview with Mark (Guttermouth)

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This episode was built around my interview with Mark of Guttermouth.

They played a show on the weekend in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We talked about their upcoming new album, how religion helped him to become a punk musician, unemployment in USA, real estate market in California and what’s special about Toto’s song Africa for Guttermouth. 

In the end of the show new track by The Binz, who played a release show for their new studio album!

THE DREADNOUGHTS - Cider Road [Polka’s Not Dead]
GUTTERMOUTH - Can I Borrow Some Ambition [Covered With Ants]
GUTTERMOUTH - She’s Got The Look [Covered With Ants]
Interview with Mark (Guttermouth), part 1
GUTTERMOUTH - I’m Destroying The World [Covered With Ants]
Interview with Mark (Guttermouth), part 2
THE SCREAMERS - The Beat Goes On [Demos 1977-78 LP]
RED CROSS - Clorex Girls [The Siren]
BLADES - Don’t Wanna Dance With You [Someone Got Their Head Kicked In!]
Interview with Mark (Guttermouth), part 3
GUTTERMOUTH - Secure Horizons [Covered With Ants]
THE BINZ - Trouble on the Horizon [How to Freak Out Responsibly About the Rise of the Robots]
REAL PROBLEMS - I’m Bad (Bad Bad) [Welcome to Scum City]
THE DREADNOUGHTS - Polka Never Dies [Polka’s Not Dead]

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Episode #73, FUNDRIVE

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Every year CiTR asks our listeners for their support. This year, we were aiming to raise $35,000 in pledges to support our quality programming and operations, and our move into the new Student Union Building on campus! And we raised $39,302 this year! Thanks to everyone who donated to Rocket From Russia and the station!

Every FUNDRIVE I do the only request show of the year. I play requests from the regular listeners to thank them for their support through out the year! Thanks guys!

THE EVAPORATORS - I Hate Being Late When I’m Early [Busy Doing Nothing]
(for Dexter) EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - What’s So Strange About Me? [Thrasher Skate Rock vol. 5 - Born to Skate]
(for Nikki) THE CLASH - Rudie Can’t Fail [London Calling]
(for Ryan) PUNKY ONE KEY - Automobile (NWA/Eazy-E cover) [Demo]
(for Yaroslav) OLD MAN MARKLEY - Blood On My Hands [Down Side Up]
(for Ashleigh) BANNER PILOT - Ever Fallen In Love [Pass The Poison]
(for whm) BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! - Can I Pay My Rent in Fun? [Scrambles]
(for Ian) D.O.A. - Takin` Care of Business [True, Strong & Free]
(for Sergey) GOODNIGHT NURSE - All Hail the Serpent Queen Prt.1 (Trilogy) [Always and Never]
Interview with Pat (BOIDS)
BOIDS - Paradise Wasted [We Stalk Each Other Like Animals]
THE REAL MCKENZIES - Bitch Off The Money [Loch’d & Loaded]

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Episode #72, Interviews with The Grave Life and The Greatest Sons

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That was a busy episode: new music, 2 interviews and 2 ticket give aways! ! !

First block of punk rock music includes brand new songs by fantastic bands such as The Lawrence Arms, Comeback Kid, Against Me!, The Menzingers, Run,Forever and together PANGEA.

And then I did a quick phone interviews with members of two awesome local bands: Dana of The Grave Life and Nathan of The Greatest Sons; and also played their brilliant songs (I also planned to talk to Rob of Jerk Store, but the fumes of broken technology disallowed us from making this happen). All three bands The Grave Life, Jerk Store and The Greatest Sons played an awesome show at the Cobalt last week.

And in the end I also did a ticket give away for a show which featured beautiful soul comrades The Ballantynes

ALKALINE TRIO - Private Eye [From Here to Infirmary]
THE LAWRENCE ARMS - Drunken Tweets [Metropole]
COMEBACK KID - Should Know Better [Die Knowing]
AGAINST ME! - Drinking With The Jocks [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
THE MENZINGERS - In Remission [Rented World]
RUN, FOREVER - Lost The Feeling [Split 7” with Adventures]
TOGETHER PANGEA - Offer [Badillac]
Interviews with Nathan (The Greatest Sons)
THE GREATEST SONS - 1982 (Western Canadian Disillusion Anthem) [We’ll Take The Road]
Interviews with Dana (The Grave Life)
THE GRAVE LIFE - Good Year [The First Four Years]
JERK STORE -Waiting Room [Jerk Store] 
THE BALLANTYNES
- Let It Rain [Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church]
RICHIE RAMONE - Criminal [Entitled]

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Episode #71

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This episode features whole bunch of new and awesome punk rock and turned out to be quite international, because it includes bands from Sweden, Belgium, UK, Japan, USA, Russia, Belarus, Italy and obviously Canada.

First block features great tracks by Tear Them Down (Sweden), F.O.D. (Belgium), BOIDS (Canada), Epic Problem (UK), Four Gets Me A Not (Japan) and The Shell Corporation (USA).

Second block features ska, reggae and horn influenced songs by The Bruce Lee Band (USA), !Танцы! (Russia), Ляпис Трубецкой (Belarus), The Offenders (Italy) and The Skinny (Canada).

And the final block features songs by local bands Shockload, Ellesmere, Remember Lite-Brite?, all those three bands are playing a show tomorrow at LanaLou’s

SNFU - Big Thumbs [The One Voted Most Likely To Succeed]
TEAR THEM DOWN - Modern Times [Their Fault, Our Problem]
F.O.D. - Needful Words [Something More]
BOIDS - Paradise Wasted [We Stalk Each Other Like Animals]
EPIC PROBLEM - Lines [Lines]
FOUR GETS ME A NOTS - Marigold [Authentic]
THE SHELL CORPORATION - Remember, Remember [Mandrake]
THE BRUCE LEE BAND - We’ve Got the Power, We’ve Got the Money [Community Support Group]
!ТАНЦЫ! - Хау мач из зе фиш [Симфония номер хуй]
ЛЯПИС ТРУБЕЦКОЙ - Lyapis Crew [Рабкор]
THE OFFENDERS - Rude Fans [Generation Nowhere]
THE SKINNY - Bangin’ [Presents The Skinny Pill]
SHOCKLOAD - The Disgrace [Attractive Distraction]
ELLESMERE - This Time We Ride [Bail City]
REMEMBER LITE-BRITE? - Sat Around [Demo]
THE LOVED ONES - Jane [Keep Your Heart]

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Episode #70, 100% Local Show

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This is a 100% Local Show featuring whole bunch of songs by fantastic bands from Vancouver, BC, Canada! 

DAGGERMOUTH - Abracadabra Holmes [Turf Wars]
THE GREATEST SONS - 1982 (Western Canadian Disillusion Anthem) [We’ll Take The Road]
ELLESMERE - Bail City [Bail City]
JERK STORE - Whiskey and Vermouth [Headaches]
CONTRA CODE - Boring Damn You [Sickrad]
OPEN LETTERS - I’m A Fucking Misogynist [1-6]
NINJASPY - Evolution of the Skid [Pi-Nature]
INVASIVES - More [Desk Job At Castle Dracula]
PORN FOR THE BLIND - Black Mountain Side [Medicine Cabinet]
NEEDLES//PINS - Outa This Place [Outa This Place & Date Night (You Bring the Napalm) 7″]
TRANZMITORS - Alone With You [Busy Singles]
THE BALLANTYNES - Night Gospel [Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church]
GREENBACK HIGH - Bombs Away [Bombs Away​ & All of Us or None 7”]
JESSE LEBOURDAIS - Little Mountain [Little Mountain]
LIVING WITH LIONS - A Bottle Of Charades [Make Your Mark]

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Episode #69, Interview with Chuck Robertson (Mad Caddies)

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This episode features my interview with Chuck Robertson of Mad Caddies. We talked about their upcoming new album, tribute to Tony Sly, German football and riding a train with NOFX in Russia. Mad Caddies are playing in Vancouver on the 12th of February at The Venue

And as always, a few song by local bands in the end of the show - Jesse LeBourdais, Contra Code and Ellesmere are playing at Pat’s Pub on February 7th

THE FLATLINERS - Caskets Full [Dead Language]
MAD CADDIES - Goleta [Quality Soft Core]
MAD CADDIES - No Hope [Duck And Cover]
MAD CADDIES - Mary Melody [Rock The Plank]
MAD CADDIES - Leavin [Just One More]
MAD CADDIES - Backyard [Keep It Going]
Interview with Chuck (Mad Caddies), part 1
MAD CADDIES - AM [The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute]
Interview with Chuck (Mad Caddies), part 2
ELLWOOD - Mag Girl [Lost in Transition]
CONTRA CODE - Slay Them All [Sickrad]
ELLESMERE - Man Horse [Bail City]
JESSE LEBOURDAIS - I Go By The Sound [I Go By The Sound]
D.O.A. - The Prisoner [Welcome To Chinatown]

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Episode #68, Interview with Calabrese

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This episode features my interview with brothers Jimmy and Bobby of a horrorpunk band Calabrese from Phoenix, AZ, USA! We talked about their new album Born With A Scorpion’s Touch, being booed off stage at the Hard Rock Cafe, Richard Laymon horror novels and legendary Peanut Butter Crunch!

I also played songs by Pentimento, Dads, Open Letters, Anchoress who played this show.

THE CREEPSHOW - Grave Diggers [Sell Your Soul]
CALABRESE - American Rebel Death Riders [Born With A Scorpion’s Touch]
CALABRESE - Ride with the Living Dead [Born With A Scorpion’s Touch]
Interview with Bobby and Jimmy (Calabrese), part 1
CALABRESE - Born with a Scorpion’s Touch [Born With A Scorpion’s Touch]
CALABRESE - There Is an Evil Inside [Born With A Scorpion’s Touch]
Interview with Bobby and Jimmy (Calabrese), part 2
CALABRESE - Ghostwolves [Dayglo Necros]
PENTIMENTO - Unless [Pentimento]
DADS - Get To the Beach [American Radass (This is Important)]
OPEN LETTERS - Loosey Noosey [1-6]
ANCHORESS - Coral Bones [Set Sail]
THE BRAINS - No Brains No Pain [No Brain No Pain]

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Episode #67

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First block features new songs by Epic Problem (UK), Brixton Cats (Paris, France), Tailgunner (Montreal, Canada), Disturbance (Netherlands) and Suede Razors (USA).

Then I did two ticket giveaways to Calabrese and Cosmonauts shows. And in the end a little bit of ska from bands playing The Toasters show. SUCCESS!

COCK SPARRER - Riot Squad [Shock Troops]
EPIC PROBLEM - Sink [Lines]
BRIXTON CATS - Pour Les Braves [Quartier Maudit]
TAILGUNNER - My City [Soundtrack Of Our Lives]
DISTURBANCE - For You [Never Released]
SUEDE RAZORS - Here She Comes [Here She Comes]
CALABRESE - They Call Us Death [They Call Us Death, Calabrese III]
SPREE KILLERS - Beerkakkee [Spree Killers]
COSMONAUTS - T.V. California [Cosmonauts]
NERVOUS TALK - Introductions [Introductions 7”]
SKINNY KIDS - Love Cult [Skinny Kids]
THE TOASTERS - Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down [Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down]
LOS FURIOS - Anchor [Tread Lightly]
BONE DADDIES - Sinister City [Sinister City]
NOFX - We March to the Beat of Indifferent Drum [Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing]

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Episode #66, Audio and VIDEO interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley)

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This is very exciting my friends! This is my first VIDEO interview!

I played just a few clips from the interview and a few songs by awesome Old Man Markley on air! But the full video interview with Annie and Katie could be found below and the audio version even belower! 

That was a super fun conversion! We talked about recipes, high school years, comics, ukulele nights and kickball! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!  

Part 1: http://youtu.be/7bHpWxVK8zM
Part 2: http://youtu.be/PHT97wKRwJg
Part 3: http://youtu.be/ayWny4u1t5E
Part 4: http://youtu.be/YB-s5fdTHm8

P.S. Thanks to Will Zukebox and my wonderful wife for videotaping and editing the video! Also thanks to Melanie Kaye for setting this up! 

OLD MAN MARKLEY - For Better for Worse [Guts n’ Teeth]
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Do Me Like You Do [Guts n’ Teeth]
OLD MAN MARKLEY - In a Circle Going Round [Guts n’ Teeth]
Interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley), part 1
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Party Shack [Party Shack 7”]
Interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley), part 2
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Come Around Here [Down Side Up]
Interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley), part 3
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Blindfold [Down Side Up]
Interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley), part 4
THE OOKS OF HAZZARD - Kids [The Ooks of Hazzard]
THE PUKES - Because You’re Young [Will I Learn?]
Interview with Annie and Katie (Old Man Markley), part 5
OLD MAN MARKLEY - We’re In! [Let Them Know The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO]
GREG REKUS - Suffer [Punkoustic]
JESSE LEBOURDAIS - Burnt Out Frame [Home]
DEVIL IN THE WOOD SHACK - Two Whores [Everybody Row]
JEFF ANDREW - What’s Going On In The Alleyway? [Hobo Postcards]
THE BRASS ACTION - Jack Kerouac [Making Waves]
SURFAJETS - These Boots Were Made For Walking [Demo]
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Struggling [Guts n’ Teeth]

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Episode #65: FILMAGE - The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL. Interviews with Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and Matt Riggle (producer of Filmage)

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This episode was fully focused on a documentary “FILMAGE, The story of Descendents and All”. The screening of that movie will happen in Vancouver on January 15th at The Biltmore Cabaret.

This episode features two interviews. The first one with Bill Stevenson, the drummer of Descendents, All and Only Crime. And the second one was with Matt Riggle who is the producer, director and writer of FILMAGE. Enjoy!

DESCENDENTS - Suburban Home [Milo Goes To College]
DESCENDENTS - I’m Not A Loser [Milo Goes To College]
DESCENDENTS - Silly Girl [I Don’t Want to Grow Up]
DESCENDENTS - Kids [Enjoy!]
DESCENDENTS - Coolidge [ALL]
DESCENDENTS - I’m the One [Everything Sucks]
DESCENDENTS - ‘Merican [Cool To Be You]
Interview with Bill Stevenson (Descendents, ALL, Only Crime)
Interview with Matt Riggle (Producer of FILMAGE), Part 1
ALL - World’s On Heroin [Mass Nerder]
Interview with Matt Riggle (Producer of FILMAGE), Part 2
DESCENDENTS - [Milo Goes To College] Hope

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Episode #64: First episode of the year

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Happy New 2014 Year!

I started off the show with a few songs from a few exciting releases which will be out in the very beginning of 2014 - Against Me!, The Lawrence Arms, Mustard Plug and The Bruce Lee Band.

Second block includes songs by the bands which played in Vancouver on January 8th at the Commodore Ballroom - Old Man Markley, Reverend Horton Heat and Nekromantix.

And in the end of the show, as usual, a few songs by awesome local bands - The Binz, Crystal Swells, Rad Disaster, B-Lines.  image

THE FLATLINERS - New Years Resolutions [Cavalcade]
AGAINST ME! - Black Me Out [Transgender Dysphoria Blues]
THE LAWRENCE ARMS - You Are Here [Metropole]
MUSTARD PLUG - White Noise[Can’t Contain It]
THE BRUCE LEE BAND - Ms. Me [Community Support Group]
REVEREND HORTON HEAT - Let Me Teach You How To Eat [Rev]
NEKTOMANTIX - Demonspeed [What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell]
OLD MAN MARKLEY - Blood On My Hands [Down Side Up]
THE BINZ - Hale-Bopp [The Binz]
CRYSTAL SWELLS - Harsh Flux [HarshSide/SludgeFreaks]
RAD DISASTER - On Loss [vs. Man]
B-LINES - Psychedelic High School [B-lines]
DESCENDENTS - ‘Merican [Cool To Be You]

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