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Scott Beadle | November 8, 2010 in
Originally fronted by a female singer, Insex's first show with Karl Shewman (AKA "Karlin Sex") was May 23-24 1980 at the Smilin' Buddha, opening for the Subhumans...
Scott Beadle | October 4, 2010 in
Tunnel Canary used cheap, customized electronic technology, employed bold fashion and gesture in their performance, and unleashed an extreme musical statement upon their audiences. Back in 1979, few people knew how to describe Tunnel Canary's free-flowing, largely improvised wall of noise, featuring cascading sheets of cathartic rage and abject fury interposed with feedback and drone-like passages...
| June 25, 2010 in
Punks On Parade by Les Wiseman, Vancouver Magazine, Sept. 1978... Link to PDF document scans via Les's blogsite.
Scott Beadle | May 10, 2010 in
Vancouver’s location as the northern terminus of a west coast punk touring circuit meant that there was an inevitable north-south cultural dialogue...
Scott Beadle | May 10, 2010 in
The Payolas were formed around the musical partnership of singer/guitarist Paul Hyde and lead guitarist Bob Rock...
Scott Beadle | May 7, 2010 in
On Canada Day, 1 July 1978, members of Vancouver’s punk subculture co-mingled with members of the radical hippie counterculture for a free punk concert in Stanley Park...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | May 4, 2010 in
The punk scene, from its inception, had ties to the gay disco scene, and this was as true for Vancouver as it was for the early days of punk in New York City and London...
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 30, 2010 in
Brad & Randy’s bands — Sergeant Nick Penis, the Sick Ones, .45’s, Ground Zero, etc.
Scott Beadle and Les Wiseman | April 26, 2010 in
The “fuck band” was one of the more notable and enjoyable features of the early Vancouver punk scene...
Scott Beadle | April 24, 2010 in
The majority of records produced in the Vancouver punk/indie scene were D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) productions. There were a couple local labels, however, that played a major role in the Vancouver music scene...