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The Ranting Canadian: One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is…

One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is returning to Canada for the first time in about a decade. Stage Bottles, from Frankfurt, Germany, will be playing in Toronto on Friday, April 18 and in Montreal on Saturday, April 19.

For those not familiar with Stage Bottles, they perform . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is…

The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew, there sure are a lot of anti-Thatcher songs and videos out there, and I have only posted a fraction of them.

This song isn’t subtle at all. It gets straight to the point. It’s “Maggie” by the Edinburgh, Scotland punk band The Exploited . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

The Ranting Canadian: Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The…

Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The Oppressed, The Prowlers and other bands in Montreal on March 16, 2013. I’m not into hardcore so much, but I was impressed by the music and stage presence of this Boston band. They played good-time melodic hardcore without any dick-head attitude. . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The…

The Ranting Canadian: Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers

Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers:

The above link is to an interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the punk band Steeltown Spoilers.

Glen talks about his band of course, but he also discusses the economic decline and political destruction of the city he loves. The interview reveals some real . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers

The Ranting Canadian: March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of…

March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of anti-fascist/anti-racist Oi!, punk rock, hardcore, and a little bit of ska and reggae.

It’s a party, not a political rally, but there’s no mystery where the bands and most of the attendees stand on the issues. It will be at Katakombes, which . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of…

The Ranting Canadian: As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you,…

As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of us” column, here is the video for the song “Hate Us” by The Prowlers, an anti-fascist, anti-racist Oi! band from Montreal.

The song isn’t political, but it fits with the theme of my last post.