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Despite those plans to hang it up in 2013, D.O.A. are back on their grind, having just popped out a video for their We Come in Peace send-off "Who The Hell Do You Think You Are."

The vid has Joe Keithley and the rest of his crew cranking out the punk cut in front of a green screen scrolling by unflattering pics of Rob Ford (as seen above), Barack Obama, Richard Nixon and Miley Cyrus, among other targets. In song, Keithley gargles out his qualms about people using valet service, giving lip to their spouses and more.

You can peep D.O.A. sticking to all sorts of characters in the video at the link down below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSMw3jDMm4... Read More

In My Toronto, we ask musicians to discuss the local artists, institutions, and phenomena that have had a profound influence on them. In this edition, Priya Panda—the garter-belt-clad lead belter for hard-rock heavyweights Diemonds—shines a little light on the dungeons and dives that shaped her band’s tougher-than-leather sound.

R.I.P. 98 Carlaw: This was our jam space from the time we pretty much started Diemonds in 2006, until earlier this year when we hit the road for SXSW and were asked to leave for new tenants. Located in an industrial no-mans land, it’s sandwiched between Leslieville and the Lakeshore, but belongs to neither of those coveted neighbourhoods. The spot was most recently made famous for housing the new and improved Hells Angels Support Wear store and hangout. It’s undoubtedly where we were inspired to create our first record, In the Rough, in 2008. The dark, dingy, concrete bunker of a basement had two huge rooms, a rarity in this city. Ours was in the... Read More

Many bar owners, booking agents and promoters are bemoaning changes to the federal regulations surrounding foreign workers entering Canada which will see them hit with heavier financial burdens that could deal a crippling blow to live music at the club level.

The new rules, which quietly came into effect July 31, will double, triple or even quadruple the cost of bringing in international artists to perform in bars, restaurants or coffee shops, affecting such local venues for music lovers as The Palomino, Ironwood, Broken City, Blues Can, and the Ship & Anchor, and their counterparts across the country.

The regulations require that any venue with a primary business other than music but which also books bands or performers must now pay an application fee of $275 per musician and those travelling with the band (tour manager, sound person, guitar tech, etc.) when it applies for a Labour Market Opinion, or LMO, to allow those outside workers to perform and work in their... Read More


We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our good friend, Mark Gibson of the Almighty Trigger Happy.
Words cannot even say.

Our thoughts are with Helen, and all of his friends and family, and anyone who was touched by his presence. R.I.P..

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