Arts and Culture

 Jason Setnyk

Interview with Silverstein – concert April 20th in Ottawa

Interview with Silverstein – concert April 20th in Ottawa

Ottawa Ontario – Canadian hardcore band Silverstein are heading out on tour and playing the Brass Monkey in Ottawa on April 20th, 2017. The band, which formed in 2000 and originates from Burlington Ontario, consists of Paul Koehler, Josh Bradford, Billy Hamilton, Shane Told, and Paul Marc Rousseau. Silverstein, who were formerly on Victory Records […]

 Jason Setnyk

Interview with CJ Ramone – American Beauty out March 17th

Interview with CJ Ramone – American Beauty out March 17th

Montreal Quebec – There are over seven billion people on this planet, but only 7 were ever in the Ramones. In 1976 the Ramones took the world by storm with their blitzkrieg of punk rock music. 41 years later bassist and vocalist CJ Ramone, aka Christopher Joseph Ward, is keeping that spirit alive by releasing […]

 Jason Setnyk

Interview with US punk band Western Addiction on Fat Wreck Chords

Interview with US punk band Western Addiction on Fat Wreck Chords

San Francisco, California – US punk band Western Addiction unveiled their new record “Tremulous” which comes out today on Fat Wreck Chords. Western Addiction features Dead to Me’s Ken Yamazaki (guitar), along with Jason Hall (vocals and guitar), Tony Teixeira (guitar) and Chad Williams (drums). The new album was produced by Joey Cape – a […]

 Jason Setnyk

Interview with The Real McKenzies who celebrate 25 years

Interview with The Real McKenzies who celebrate 25 years

Arnprior Ontario – Celtic punk band The Real McKenzies are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a tour and a new album co-released on Stomp and Fat Wreck Chords (Fat Mike of Nofx’s record label). “I’m awfully happy that we have survived a quarter century,” said vocalist and sole original member Paul McKenzie with a smile. […]

 Jason Setnyk

Interview with Ian Blurton of Public Animal playing CBC JunoFest

Interview with Ian Blurton of Public Animal playing CBC JunoFest

Ottawa Ontario – This is no April Fool’s joke, the eminent Ian Blurton will be in Ottawa on April 1st. Toronto garage rock band Public Animal have a gig at the famed punk rock watering hole the Dominion Tavern located in the heart of the Byward Market. The concert is a part of CBC’s JunoFest, […]