Summer is off to a great start, Toboggan Island fest was a great success and if you missed it, you missed a great opportunity to see a shit ton of great bands packed in to one night.A huge thanks first and foremost to all of the bands who played. And of course a huge thanks to all those who helped out, too many to name, but all the people who help with poster design and postering, those who worked doors, 11 Hooks and The Exchange for being great hosts, and those who came to the fundraiser to help out with making sure Toboggan Island was a success. And since this fest was within the theme of Sled Island, I know I speak for a lot of people in Regina who are thinking of those effected by the flooding that ultimately ended up cancelling Sled Island and causing a lot of damage to a city full of great people and great talent.
BUT, some things to look forward to as we come in to July and August:
I'm extremely excited to announce that Toronto punks SCHOOL JERKS will be making a stop in Regina on July 18. Grave Mistake had this to say about their latest LP:
"Rawer than Raw Punk. Harder than Hardcore. This is punk for 2012." After three killer 7" EPs, Toronto's SCHOOL JERKS finally deliver their first LP - thirteen songs at 45 RPM. For the unfortunate souls still needing an introduction to the sounds of the SCHOOL JERKS, what you can expect are thirteen blasts of primal hardcore punk, stripped down to the core leaving very little room for misinterpretation. We'll spare you the comparisons, but if you prefer your hardcore restrained in a straightjacket and locked in a rubber room, you need this LP."Show Details
July 18, 2013
@ The Mercury (2936 13th Ave)
Doors at 8:30, bands when we feel like it
I am also excited to announce that Newfoundland hardcore punks WEAK LINK will also being making a stop in Regina on July 21. Along with SCHOOL JERKS, this will be their first time in Regina and I'm definitely looking forward to having them.
If you have yet to grace your ears with the serenading sound of WEAK LINK, please check out their bandcamp and give their recordings a listen. I've already listened to the Drop the Dime 7" four times today...
Here's a video of a live set that I'm sure won't even do them justice when you actually get to come see them in Regina. Enjoy.
July 21, 2013
@ The Club (2431 8th Ave)
Doors at 8:00, bands when we feel like it
August will bring a couple more shows that I have yet to announce, as well as a distro update, so stay tuned.
If you want to stay up to date with GOD NOT GOD/upcoming shows, feel free to like the facebook page or add me to facebook to get invites. Don't forget that facebook is also really dumb.