Spanner have arrived, and together with Sherbrooke Punk's Farler's Fury, will be kicking off a 16 gig tour throughout Quebec and Ontario. We will list the shows below*, however, if Facebook is your thing, you can follow this link and share it with your friends.
Spanner wrote a quick update about their experience's so far, we will also include it below**, though again, if you are using Facebook, be sure to "like" their page and keep up to date!
More soon, the first show is in Montreal with Jeunesse Apatride and the date is April 19th. Things couldn't be better! And, there are a few workshops on the tour as well, again, we will include it below(***)!
*Canadian Tour Dates
Rebel Time Records Presents:
Music for social justice, not profit!
Spanner & Farler's Fury
2013 Quebec / Ontario Tour
April 19 - Montreal, QC @ Hemisphere Gauche
April 20 - Quebec, QC @ Coop L'AgitÉe
April 21 - Sorel, QC @ Dany's Loft
April 22 - Montreal, QC @ Café Chaos
April 23 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
April 24 - Kingston, ON @ The Sleepless Goat
April 25 - OFF
April 26 - Sarnia, ON @ Trinity Lounge * No Spanner on this date
April 26 - Hamilton, ON @ REBEL FEST 3 (This Ain't Hollywood) *No Farler's Fury on this date
April 27 - Hamilton, ON @ REBEL FEST 3 (This Ain't Hollywood)
April 28 - Guelph, ON - Venue TBA
*Workshop* at 3pm @ OPIRG Guelph
April 29 - Windsor, ON @ FM Lounge
April 30 - London, ON @ Call The Office
May 1 - Kitchener, ON @ Cork Hall
*Workshop* at 6pm - @ Queen Street Commons
May 2 - Barrie, ON @ DIY Arts Collective
*Workshop* Prior to show, @ DIY Arts Collective
May 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Deckuf
May 4 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar le Magog
May 5 - Montreal, QC @ L'Esco
** From the Spanner Facebook Page!
After a nerve racking flight wondering if we would all get in, our jedi mind tricks did the job with the racist border guards, who had assembled with the tv crew filming for a show called "border security" to document our arrival. this is a prime example of cheerleading for the border regime and anti-immigration lobby. this tv program has been opposed for making light entertainment out of peoples misery. Their desperate situations should not be a spectacle for daytime tv. we saw how they singled out people of colour harassment - we had an overwhelming urge to confront them and scream "leave these people alone!".
macho racist cops greeting visitors to canada aint the best welcome, and we are sure tv shows like this encourage aggression and violence towards those unfortunate enough to not look "Canadian". we successfully evaded their scrutiny and invasive questioning but not everyone is as lucky as us. no borders no nations stop deportations.
*** Workshop info (Guelph - April 28) - (Kitchener - May 1) - (Barrie - May 2)
"Organising for autonomy: Experiences, principles, politics and history of social centre organising in the U.K."
This workshop will be presented by a long term participant of Kebele (http://www.kebelecoop.org/) anarchist social centre in Bristol, U.K. It will look at how such autonomous spaces are organised, the politics and principles we try to put into practice and the history of our social centre and the wider network of radical social centres in the U.K. and beyond.
Kebele community co-op is an autonomous social centre in Easton, Bristol. Since 1997 it has offered a range of services, activities and events for the local community. Kebele is collectively managed on anarchist principles and is part of an international network of social centres. It is a place where people can meet, share ideas and get involved in the struggle for a better world.
In a world dominated by competition and conflict we believe that co-operation and helping each other out builds strong communities and networks of friendship and solidarity. Kebele is a place where people can learn together, share skills and resources, socialise and support each other.
Rather than waiting for the council to sort our problems (Ha!), we know if we work together we can make changes here and now that will improve our lives, while undermining the power of authoritarian politicians and rulers. This is direct action and what we call the “everyday revolution”.
We are run entirely by volunteers organizing in collectives, without bosses and with equal say. Kebele welcomes everyone, whatever their age, race, gender, sex, social background, sexuality or (dis) ability, as long as they respect themselves, the people around them and the space itself.
There’s many different ways to get involved in the social centre, and we always encourage new ideas, input and volunteers. From cooking for the café or putting on a film, art exhibition or event to fixing bikes or helping with building maintenance and so much more (insert your idea here!)… The list of possibilities to keep Kebele alive and kicking is endless!
We don’t keep Kebele going just for the fun of it (although a good few laughs along the way definitely help it along!); we believe the world can be a much better place and as the present system cracks that need becomes ever more urgent. We have no doubt many people will seek alternatives to the current failure of capitalism, and to break free from dependency on a system which is bankrupt in every way. The capitalist crisis is our opportunity and we hope that spaces like Kebele can offer a good example of what is possible when we organize for ourselves and a glimpse of a different world free from control, authority and profit at all costs. It's not going to be easy, but we believe we make the road by walking it, collectively putting anarchist ideas into practice in our lives everyday.
Rebel Time Records is pleased as punch to announce the release of something new from one of our favourite punk rock outfits! We were stoked to be able to work with The Class Assassins on the band's "Treason" 7" back in 2011 and we are as equally stoked to be a part of this! Read on...
The Class Assassin’s latest offering, “The Addiction & The Solution” is a top-notch, 2-song, 1-theme, digital-only release that clocks in at a super-sized 13+ minutes.
It’s a “concept single,” says guitarist Cactus Vella, “the concept for the two songs came naturally, and together they tell a full story. It’s something unique and it’s different from anything else the band has put out. We’re known for writing 3-and-a-half minute anthems, so it’s nice to break the mould once in a while.”
On writing ‘The Addiction,” singer Chad Nugent says: “The lyrics came easily to me as I was fed up with how governments across the globe are in bed with the major corporations and are being bought and controlled by them all the while using us as their tools.” He adds: "I don’t want to get into a big political discussion about it; it’s all in the lyrics. I think that if you read them you’ll see exactly where we are coming from. They stand on their own laurels.”
When it came to penning the 9-minute “The Solution”, Chad states that “I looked at the words for The Addiction, then I looked at the Idle No More" movement and it all kind of fell into my lap. I have a deep respect for Indigenous peoples. Right now they are not only standing up for themselves but for the entire globe and that gave me the inspiration I needed. We’re the solution if we all stand together and fight for what’s right. Make your voice be heard!"
On putting together this punk rock piece de resistance, Cactus says that “We started writing The Solution” a year ago. We were excited about writing a song that was well over the 6 minute mark and liked the idea of potentially composing a 10 minute long song. But it wasn't as simple as just repeating your chorus 8 or 9 times, and a bunch of guitar leads. It was about creating a flow and a direction. Moving forward and upward, keeping the listeners attention, building the energy, until finally reaching the coda.”
Both Cactus and Chad are quick to point out the invaluable assistance of Producer Dave Baksh. “Working with Mr. Dave Baksh is a treat because it’s almost like having a sixth member. Our songs are never truly finished until he hears what we are doing. He really pushes us which brings out the best of us,” says Chad, while Cactus adds,”We were excited to work with Dave Baksh again. After he produced "The Treason 45" we knew we wanted to work with him again. He really gets our band and brings out the absolute best in us every time.”
"The Addiction & The Solution" is available NOW from Itunes and Bandcamp.
I know just what I want/ It’s a world of peace and a world of love/ But it’s so hard to believe in what this world has become/ Some of us will cope where others fail/While all the bankers get out, they get out on bail/ A soldier sets out to war/What’s he really fighting for?/Build the rockets, line the pockets/ For the next generation of the money whores/ Hang on to hope to no avail/ Hang on to everything because it’s all up for sale/ Well you know what’s right & you know what’s wrong/ So tell me what is going on?/Well you know what’s right and you know what’s wrong/So tell me what is going on/ It’s the addiction & it don’t belong/ So tell me what’s been going on/ Hold the power, harness the greed/ Wealth will come from growing the seed/ Build the rockets, line your pockets for the distribution of the chicken feed/ Hang on to hope to no avail/ Hang onto everything because it’s all up for sale/
Opinions matter at this event so we all listen to what we are against/Stand and deliver is the intent but it’s all in a colour code as we sit on the fence/What’s the solution? Were the solution/Built up with promise it’s all been sent/All an illusion so we we’ll fold the tents/We will rock you, heads will roll/We must shock you, this nations soul/This nations soul. Were the solution/Stand between the power and the greed. So goes the script we all need/You say you know just what I want/Set the rules, set the play/I flip my card and all I feel is rage/It all comes down to you and me but some of us are too blind to see/They took a turn but turned away as we stand here with something left to say/This attack is on a global stage. Tear it down/No one seems to wanna turn the page. Burn it down/All is lost if we don’t stand. Tear it down/Take back time and circumstance. Burn it down/In search of monsters to destroy/They’re in the mirror not the toy/Lies & bigotry has got no one to employ/No stock, no time, no living proof left in their voice/Now that the truth has been exposed/ It’s up to us how the story goes/ In the book of our nations soul/It’s time to take a stand/ Take back what is our land/Were the solution, their heads will roll/
Only a few more dates to go for The Rebel Spell on their latest tour down the West Coast of the U.S. If you missed our interview with their bass player Elliot, you can still download the podcast here. We're not exactly sure when or where their next tour will be, just that more tours will happen in the not too distance future. That's good reason enough to get excited.
Well, I'm stuck in Ontario, as The Rebel Spell do their sound check in San Francisco right about now. They are playing at the Knockout tonight and will travel to Reno, Boise and Cashmere before heading back to Vancouver after the 9 date tour. You can see venue details at the band's website.
Rebel Time Records est fière de vous annoncer le line-up pour Rebel Fest 3! Cette année, 15 groupes prendront la scène pendant les 2 jours du festival: le vendredi 26 avril et samedi le 27 avril. Comme les années précédentes, le festival aura lieu au club This Ain’t Hollywood, à Hamilton, Ontario, et sera ouvert au public de tout âge.
Vendredi 26 avril: The Class Assassins (Toronto), Broadcast Zero (Kitchener), Spanner (Bristol. Royaume-Uni), The Fallout (Toronto), Beat Noir (Kitchener), et plus.
Samedi 27 avril: Brutal Youth (Toronto), Hold a Grudge (Montréal), Spanner (Bristol, Royaume-Uni), Farler’s Fury (Sherbrooke), Action Sédition (Montréal), Mayday (Montréal), The Nefidovs (Windsor), At What Cost (Hamilton), Matt Damon (Guelph).
Rebel Fest vise à supporter et mettre en vedette des groupes qui ont un message à partager, et cette année nous sommes ravis de pouvoir vous présenter un mélange excellent (et aussi un peu éclectique) de groupes punk, hardcore, oi! et de ska-punk. Malgré le fait que nous sommes un label de punk rock, ceci est notre chance de travailler et de lutter avec des scènes dont l’énergie et le travail nous inspirent.
Comme à chaque année nous allons partager l’espace en fournissant des tables aux organisations, collectifs et distros qui nous inspirent et avec lesquels nous travaillons. Rebel Time Records a toujours chercher à promouvoir plus que la musique, et nous et Rebel Fest est pour nous une opportunité de promouvoir les causes qui nous tiennent à cœur. Assurez-vous de consultez les tables et le matériel de ces organisations.
Rebel Fest servira aussi de levée-de-fonds. En 2011, nous nous sommes servis d’une portion des prix d’entrés pour appuyer un accusé du G20. En 2012, nous avons faites une contribution au Hamilton Copwatch. L’organisme recevant l’appui du Rebel Fest 2013 sera annoncé sous peu.
Nous apprécierions de l’appui avec la publicité. Si vous animez une émission de radio, ou si vous l’auteur d’un zine ou blogue, n’hésitez pas de communiquer avec nous. Si non, n’hésitez pas de partager notre bannière ou notre
Afin de s’assurer que Rebel Fest reste un événement accessible et sécuritaire, nous demandons à tous de faire leur part pour faire en sorte que Rebel Fest reste un événement respectueux pour tous! Respectez le bar, ses employéEs et le public du Fest!
Nous aimerions aussi remercier tous ceux et celles qui ont assistéEs au Rebel Fest, que ce soit sur la scène ou dans le pit, ainsi que ceux et celles qui nous ont donnéEs un coup de main dans l’organisation de nos concerts. Sans vous, le Rebel Fest n’aurais jamais été possible.
En espérant de vous voir cette année au Rebel Fest!
Have your laugh and have your say; this one is action packed! 12 great tunes featured as we discuss the upcoming events; Rebel Fest and The Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair & After-Party. Tune in, find out what we think about PETA, Propagandhi's new album, and other ramblings.
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