Lineup so far: 
Mean Jeans (headlining), Toxic Shock, Fights And Fires, Your Highness, The Windowsill, The Priceduifkes, The Bat Bites, Muncie Girls, Ill Wills, High Hats, Citizens Patrol, Dr.Schnabel, Direct Effect, This Routine Is Hell, The Real Danger, Sons Of Buddha, Not Scientists, HEARSERIDER, Clean Shirts, Cheap Drugs, Apologies, I Have None, Sunpower and Fever.

Stream the latest Caddywhompus album!

King Tuff announces new 2015 tour dates in support of Black Moon Spell

King Tuff has expanded his 2014/2015 tour schedule in support of Black Moon Spell, his critically acclaimed new album. His European trek is currently underway, with a show tonight, November 26th in Hamburg, DE at Hafenklang and ends on December 7th in London, UK at Coronet Theatre.  King Tuff will resume touring with late winter/early spring North American run, which spans January 7th in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory through April 8th in Omaha, NE at Waiting Room. Along the way, he’ll play shows with J Mascis (December 5th), Ex Hex (January 12th-24th), and Father John Misty (March 25th-April 8th).

Gerry Hannah's New Release "Coming Home"

Many people may know of Gerry Hannah through his 25 year on again/off again involvement with the seminal Vancouver punk rock band the Subhumans. As one of the founding members of that group, he played bass guitar, sang background vocals and penned, arguably, some of the most memorable punk anthems written in North America.

The Dirty Nil December Canadian Tour Dates

The latest release by THE DIRTY NIL is a 7" out on Fat Wreck Chords. Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices are two songs layering feral garage rock with uneasy pop hooks, all assembled and reassembled to make your mind melt into fractured pieces of chaos.

New album from Harbour!

The Sidekicks have a new album coming out Jan 20th! Check out the first single..

Check out Terrorista's new track "Darren vs. Bag"

Social Distortion's Mike Ness – An Insider's Look Into The Man Behind The Music

MOST PEOPLE // DELTA WILL // HUSH PUP // THE CORNER > Fri.Nov.7 @ Silver Dollar

The Bad Years - "Common Mistake"

FAV NEW BAND: Tinkerbelles

Stream Rancid's new album in full!

New Ariel Pink

Fire/Works new track "Elephants"

Lagwagon and Swingin' Utters on the Hang Tour together across Canada !

With Lagwagon’s epic new record Hang coming out on October 28th, we knew that you’d want to see the band play the new songs live as much as we do. The Lagwagon Hang Canadian Tour will commence on November 13th in Vancouver. To top it off, Swingin’ Utters will be supporting Lagwagon on the entire tour! With a new record in tow themselves— Fistful of Hollow, out November 11th—this tour is obviously mandatory! Don't miss your chance to see two great Fat Wreck Chords bands on tour together across Canada.

Holy Sons & Elisa Ambrogio - Nov 10 @ Smiling Buddha

Monday November 10, 2014
Smiling Buddha
961 College St., Toronto, ON - Doors 8PM – 19+
$8 advance tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes & Ticketfly
Direct link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/699519

Chronologic Halloween - Oct 31 @ Lee's Palace

For the 10th year in a row, the Goin' Steady DJs will return to Lee's Palace for their biggest show of the year: The Monster Mash. This is a costume party of the highest order in celebration of all that goes bump in the night!


Batter sizzles, beer foams, and bare flesh is slathered in paint as gawkers look on. Indie musicians and DJs thunder sound waves off the canvas­lined, graffiti­strewn walls. Revelers stuff their faces with endless pancakes.

Medicine - "Move Along - Down The Road"

ODESZA Canadian Dates!

Canadian dates: 
Oct. 5 - Montreal - Le Belmont
Oct. 6 - Toronto - Mod Club
Oct. 21 / 22 - Vancouver - Venue



Texas King is a band from London, Ontario known for their fierce live shows packed with serious energy. Despite forming in only September of 2012, the band has already earned themselves supporting slots for bands like The Trews, Mother Mother, USS, X Ambassadors and Paper Lions. In 2014 they won London’s Jack Richardson Music Award for “Best Rock Group”. Now the band is about to embark on a fall tour taking them throughout Ontario, Quebec and the east coast before entering the studio to begin work on their long awaited follow up release. Texas King is a band you will definitely want to keep on your radar going into 2015.

(Another) Interview with The Dirty Nil!


sweet new song from The Holy Gasp - "The Last Generation of Love"

New King Tuff!

Institute - "Salt"

Black Rain - "Protoplasm"

Slow Down Molasses - "Summer Sun"

Homeshake - "Making A Fool Of You"

TOMBOY - "Moths"

J Fernandez - "Cosmic Was"

The Stone Foxes - "Locomotion"

Cult of Youth - "Empty Faction" (New)

The Barr Brothers - "Love Ain't Enough"

new track from God Damn - "Horus"

New track from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Featured in the new Nick Cave film "20,000 Days on Earth" & recorded during the "Push The Sky Away" sessions.

New track from The June Brides - "Being There"

Red City Radio Announces Fall Tour Playing w/ New Found Glory, Direct Hit!, more Plus Riot Fest Chicago & Denver!

Red City Radio are pleased to announce today a slew of new tour dates in the fall. Just announced is an October run with Direct Hit! that will see the bands traverse the South and snake their way up the East Coast.

Check out the wicked new DREAMERS track - "My Little Match"

Biblical confirmed for DFA 1979's U.S. Tour

Psychedelic journeymen, Biblical have been announced as direct support for Death From Above 1979 (also referred to as DFA 1979) on their forthcoming U.S. Tour. This will be the Toronto based quartet’s first extended run in support of their debut full-length, Monsoon Season.


Just as the city prepares to enter into its annual film-fest frenzy, there’s one immersive, intergalactic event that stands galaxies apart from the rest.
On Friday, September 12th, Toronto-based music marketing agency Young Lions Music Club will turn Toronto’s premiere event venue into an interactive music & art party themed after Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi opus 2001: A Space Odyssey.

New track from The Rural Alberta Advantage + Tour Dates

New King Tuff + Tour Dates + Video

New track from Jennifer Castle - "Sailing Away" + Tour Dates

Elliott BROOD set to release new album Work And Love on October 21st + TOUR DATES

On October 21st, Toronto trio Elliott BROOD will release their new album, Work and Love (Paper Bag Records), the follow-up to Days Into Years, which won a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For Work and Love, Elliott BROOD withdrew to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario where they recorded nine songs in two weeks with producer Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Millan)- their first time working with an outside producer. The result is their most personal and urgent album to date, with rock influences that nod as much to Neil Young & Crazy Horse, as much as Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown.
Listen to new song “Jigsaw Heart” here!

Introducing: Revelator - "The Boy From The Crowd"

UTG premiere's the new Get Stoked's new EP !!

Check out Dirty Dishes - "Thank You Come Again"

Pharmakon - "Body Betrays Itself"

New track from Caribou - "Our Love"

The Dirty Nil -7". Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices on Fat Wreck Chords

Out August 19th! Fat Wreck are thrilled to release the new DIRTY NIL 7". Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices containing two songs layering feral garage rock with uneasy pop hooks, all assembled and reassembled to make your mind melt into fractured pieces of chaos.

Introducing my new favourite local(ish) band - FAMILIAR FIENDS!

Mac DeMarco at The Danforth Music Hall in November!

It's been an exciting year for Mac DeMarco. At the ripe old age of 24, he has released three albums to date. His most recent release Salad Days debuted at #29 on the Billboard 100 Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Vinyl Chart, and is one of the top 10 vinyl sellers so far this year over all genres/catalogs (including the Beatles) - and now secured him a spot on the Polaris short list.

King Tuff - "Eyes Of The Muse"

Every Time I Die on tour in Canada

Supporting their new Epitaph album, From Parts Unknown, the Buffalo-based metalcore quintet announce 17 date Canadian tour.

Graveyard Club - "The Night Is Mine"

New Astronomique - "Shaded Gray"

Pissed Jeans to reissue Shallow, their debut album, worldwide via Sub Pop

Shallow is now available for preorder via the Sub Pop Mega Mart. Fans who pre-order the LP version ofShallow via megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on colored vinyl (while supplies last), the “Throbbing Organ” 7” and an immediate download of the entire album.  The remastered album is available for purchase digitally now from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes and Amazon.

New Goodnight, Sunrise song! + tour dates

Metz cover "I'm A Bug" + tour dates

The ever-mighty METZ have dropped a blistering cover of “I’m A Bug,” originally recorded by Southern California punk band the Urinals.

new track from GOAT + tour dates

Swedish rock collective GOAT will release their highly-anticipated second album, Commune on CD/LP/DL September 23rd via Sub Pop Records in North America, September 24th via Stranded Rekords in Scandinavia, and September 22nd via Rocket Recordings for the rest of the world.

The Box Tiger on tour


Shimmering Stars Hit the Road This Summer In Support of New Album, Bedrooms of the Nation out August 13th

Shimmering Stars are ready to take their forthcoming album, Bedrooms of the Nation on the road this summer with a fresh batch of Canadian dates (see below). Drawing from the band’s exploration into the breakdown of community, the latest LP ‘is indeed disarmingly bleak, but leaves room for optimism; particularly in closing number “I Found Love.”

Octoberman tour + new single

Octoberman is excited to present the second single, "Dogwalk", from the forthcoming album, What More What More, out August 19th via the band's own imprint, Ishmalia Records. In addition, the band will be touring Eastern Canada in July / August in support of the new release.

Dama/Libra (former Silkworm, Sunn O))) members) announce tour dates

T. Nile new live song + tour dates

T. Nile’s new album Tingle & Spark will be released on August 5th, 2014.
Check out a live version of "Running" off the album, and see upcoming tour dates below.

Simian Mobile Disco Tour + Vans Mini-Doc

After confirming the 9th September release date of their new LP ‘Whorl’ last week and wowing Barcelona’s Sonar Festival with the ‘Whorl’ live show, Simian Mobile Disco have announced a string of North American performances around Decibel Festival in Seattle and a special intimate London gig at Union Chapel at which they will perform ‘Whorl’ in its entirety.

New PS I Love You track

Average Times - Pinball Sessions!!

Average Times are one of my favourite bands of the right meow, they're a weird ass snazzy garage/punk/whatever band from Ottawa and I just can't get enough of them. Pinball Sessions just hooked up with them to record a few unreleased tracks which makes for a very happy Sarah.

White Fence shares "Like That," the first single from new Drag City LP

Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown (Full Album Stream)

Hear Joyce Manor's Wistful Pop-Punk Beauty 'Schley'

California quartet's 'Never Hungover Again' LP is out July 22 via Epitaph.


Listen to "Family" featuring Tim Armstrong:


Acclaimed singer and songwriter SEAN ROWE will release his new album Madman on September 9th.  You can check out his new video right HERE


After releasing 2012's A Ghost History (Sonic Unyon) and solidifying the band lineup, Halifax, Nova Scotia trio Kestrels (guitarist/vocalist Chad Peck, bassist Devin Peck, and drummer Paul Brown) decided to head into the studio to create a new release of fuzz pop gems. In 2013, the band entered Toronto's Dream House Studios and The Moon is Shining Our Way EP is the result of this journey, a reinvigoration aided by a new partnership with producer Alex Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles).

New song from The Proper Ornaments

New album Wooden Head will be released on June 9th. Recorded on a reel-to-reel four track, the material has a gritty, raw feel which is matched to the group's melodic flair.

SUNDOWNER -Little Elephant Sessions-Out Now in Fat Wreck Chords !

The Little Elephant Sessions, contains four tracks total; one from each of the three SUNDOWNER full-lengths and one Lawrence Arms classic. All four songs are done in the stripped-down intimate style that has endeared so many fans to SUNDOWNER, just Chris, his guitar and artistically-crafted, unforgettable songs.

The Holy Gasp - "How I Get Down"


J Mascis Tour Dates

Tour Dates
Jul.   26 - Carnation, WA - Timber! Outdoor Festival
Sep. 24 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Sep. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Sep. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sep. 27 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Sep. 28 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle

Goodnight, Texas Release "A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme" off Uncle John Farquhar Out Aug. 5

Goodnight, Texas is excited to release the first song "A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme " off their forthcoming sophomore album Uncle John Farquhar due out on August 5 on Tallest Man Records.  "A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme” is the mantra of being bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and in love in America; it’s the battle cry of those taught to seek fortune and excitement from a young age. The song also hints at some of the pitfalls of worshipping the dollar sign, and what the love of money and chase of the American dream will drive some people to do. 


Southern California punk legends Pennywise will release their eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, on July 15 via Epitaph Records. Jim Lindberg is back as the front man, and Yesterdaysincludes songs written by deceased bassist, Jason Thirsk. Pennywise will play two album release shows; July 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA and July 18 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, Pennywise will be on the Summer Nationals tour with The Offspring and Bad Religion July 29 – August 31 with a festival appearance at Aftershock on September 14.

Pinball Sessions Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary With Shows In Toronto, Guelph, Ottawa & Winnipeg

Pinball Sessions launched May 31st 2013 with a slew of established, upcoming and unknown Canadian and international artists. We have continued to curate interesting, quality sessions spanning manifold genres and grow our community of music lovers. We’ve recorded 140 sessions with the likes of Mount Erie, Diana, Pokey Lafarge, Jef Barbara, Cousins, Simone Schmidt (As Fiver and in The Highest Order), Daniel Romano, Shotgun Jimmie, Kopecky Family Band, Odonis Odonis, Gangstagrass and PUP.

Pinball Sessions has, and continues, to work with a variety of festivals, art organizations, promotion companies and record labels including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sled Island, Hillside Music Festival, Wavelength, Kazoo! Fest, Silence Sounds, Weird Canada, People Put Out Productions and more. We believe collaboration is the lifeblood of any music scene and continue to work closely to help create and maintain healthy spaces for music to be enjoyed and delivered. We’re happy to be collaborating with Exclaim!, Weird Canada, People Put Out Productions and Wellington Brewery on our four release shows May 31st in Ottawa (Exclaim!/Weird Canada), Winnipeg (Exclaim!/Bonzer Records), Guelph (Exclaim!/Weird Canada/Wellington Brewery), Toronto (Exclaim!/People Put Out Productions).
"Our mandate is to bring quality recordings and intimate sessions to engage a wide variety of music afficions. We believe that the most important part of music (after the art) is the community it breeds and the connections musicians, patrons, organizations and the media can all create by working together. Our studio is housed in an old convenience store turned recording studio and pinball playhouse. The studio houses 10-14 pinball machines at any one time, which are rotated in and out almost weekly and curated by our engineer & producer, Dan Beeson."
Pop Crimes/Conduct/Tunic
@ The Handsome Daughter
10$ Door

Street Meat (CD Release)/Dead Wrestler/Parks At Night
@ House Of Targ
5$ Door

@ Silence
10$ Door

Eamon McGrath / Blastronaut / Badminton Racquet
@ Handlebar
10$ Door

Interview with Lightmares from Sudbury!


The Hunters NEW ALBUM + TOUR !

The Hunters are set to release their 2nd full-length Art Electric on Tuesday, May 13th. This new album features 12 tracks that sees the band leaning more towards the rock genre than the punk edge of their previous 2012 release Promises. The band wanted to drive home a more direct raw sound that reflected their maturing tastes. This effort was aided in no small part by the production mastery of Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, The Menzingers) who recorded Art Electric this past fall in Chicago.

MusicSheVlogged Pouzza Fest special!

MusicSheBlogged sat down with Hockey Teeth, Black Cat Attack, The Valveenus, The Hunters and Hugo Mudie on Friday, April 25 at the Bovine in Toronto before mini-Pouzza to talk about the real deal Pouzza in May, past years, new albums, tours, blah blah blah!


I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Profane Anything Band

Ok, let's add Austin to that 'where the best bands come from' list I have going, along with Hamilton ON.
Profane Anything Band is the second band from there that I've fallen madly in love with after reviewing in the last week.

Check out Pogo Party Records guys!

Pogo Party Records is an independent punk label out of Brantford, ON. Right now, we are strictly 
doing cassette releases of some of our favourite pop punk/hardcore albums. Party!

Listen to The Chewers if you like weird shit!

And I mean 'weird shit' in a good way.
It's almost not even music, but more entertainment.
Something to replace morning cartoons with as you're frying your bacon!

Serafia - Touching My So..mething Something ;)

I got an email from Serafia thanking me for 'all I do for the world of music' and almost cried it was so sweet. She sent me this video and I, simply based on how nice and not dirty she was in the email, was sooo surprised when I noticed how fucking sexual the song AND the video are! Holy shit. I love it.
Let me just say... girls (plural) in a shower. 
Hey baybayyys! 
Cum on now, watch tit. 

FREELERT! Darko - "Seaward"

The Cruelty Party - "Ball & Chain"

Check this out! Me likey.
And 'like' them on the ol' Facebook HERE.

Interview with Bella Clava



Boston hardcore mainstays Converge have released the video for "Precipice" and the title track from their excellent 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind. The intense clip was directed by filmmaker/animator Craig Murray, and utilizes stop-motion and hand-drawn animation techniques to convey the tragic tale of a doomed wanderer.

THE VICTIM PARTY - Getting To Know The Victim Party (TEASER!!!)

The Victim Party have been extremely busy since their very successful Indiegogo campaign ended!
They will be releasing their new album, Getting To Know The Victim Party, very soon - May 2nd in Toronto at Sneaky Dee's and May 3rd in London at Call The Office - and they've just sent me a (not-so-)super secret sneak preview of it, featured below!
Wait, did I mention there's a comic book involved? Cause yeah, there is.

Stuck Out Here vs. Pouzza Fest

Tight Nuns vs Pouzza Fest!

The year that Tight Nuns played Pouzza I made the classic mistake of having an amazing time riding around old Montreal in a horse-carriage with my sister and girlfriend until about an hour before our performance at Club Absynthe... Fucking Montreal...  Brutal Youth, who were absolutely killing it, were on before us and I recognized that my blood-sugar was getting really fucked up - to the point that I was going to pass out soon if untreated. Luckily one of the perks of playing pouzza was having access to a green room with snacks and drinks (a rare luxury in the punk rock world) - so I went off desperately to find it. Once inside my blood sugar was so low I would have appeared super drunk, gaunt and sweaty. I just ran to the corner with all the sandwiches and started guzzling 2 open bottles of coke. After realizing that there was a whole room of people staring at me going HAM at the tray table I recognized Fred Jacques was amongst them. Fred is someone I hold in a very high esteem musically, and I was pretty excited to get to chill with him backstage somewhere.  Unfortunately hypoglycemia slowed my brain down enough that the first thing I said to him, after noticing that he was smoking an Ecigarette, was "Every time I see someone smoke one of those in Toronto, I think they're an asshole."
The combined power of embarrassment and vegan sandwiches led to one of the best Tight Nuns performances in Quebec of that year during that exact weekend.

- Jordan 

Squieti - Impronte Nella Cenere

I have no idea what these guys are singing about, but hell it's good so I really don't care!! Unless they're like, singing horrible rude things, in which case, at least the music is still good? Check them out!


Check out Morakoza from Mississauga!


Philly punk band The Menzingers will embark on a US tour this summer in support of their new album Rented World, out April 22 on Epitaph. Tickets go on sale on Friday 3/14 at 12 PM EST at www.TheMenzingers.com. Stay tuned for more information and special guests to be announced.

A Pretty?!?!?!? Cover of "Skulls" by Misfits..

THE LILLINGTONS etc Added To Pouzza!

It's been a while since we announced anything Pouzzers, well, here it is. The 3rd announcement for this years amazing edition of POUZZA FEST. It's probably our favorite announcement ever. A little bit of everything. All the different styles of bands that we love here at Pouzza. Be ready, we are. 1st, THE HOLD STEADY! This amazing band from New York will release a new album at the end of March, Teeth Dreams. We are super happy to have them since it's been a long time since their last visit in 2010. 

Andrew W.K. announces Canadian tour dates!


Odonis Odonis announces new album, shares single+video "New Obsession"

April 15th, 2014 will see the release of Odonis Odonis' Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, the follow-up to the band's critically praised debut, Hollandaze. Today the band shares the album track "New Obsession." Watch the video for the song HERE and stream the audio below. The track is available for download on Bandcamp.


The Dirty Nil's new EP Smite is out Febrüary 18th on cassette and 10” white vinyl!

Check out a song from it below...
"Yü need to listen at a motherfücking loüd volume! It’s the only way." - The Dirty Nil

Brand new track from Nior

Check out this wicked Beatles remix!

Like it? Good, you can download it for FREE and listen to it over and over and over..

You're welcome.

Islands Announce Canadian Tour in Support of Critically Acclaimed, Latest Album, Ski Mask

Stream the Track “Death Drive” Here

“With Ski Mask, Islands’ fifth album, Thorburn continues to anchor his sound in witty banter and explosive harmonies… the record is an undeniably fun listen.”  - Paste

Check out Painted Faces!

Check out Gypsy Ghosts !