Hardcore Punk All Weekend at Coalition: T.O. (July 14-15, 2017)

You like hardcore punk? Coalition is the place to be this weekend!

HARDCORE PUNK AT COALITION: T.O.

hardcore punk july14 coalition

FRIDAY JULY 14th 2017

On Friday night, PANTYCHRIST headline a full on assault of a hardcore punk-metal garage-rock crossover.

PANTYCHRIST is the finest in local hardcore punk. The band formed in Hamilton in 2003.  As opposed to other local bands in the genre, Pantychrist have a growing catalogue of recorded output. For more info, check out their bandcamp: https://pantychrist.bandcamp.com/

Recently, Pantychrist have been playing select shows and are presently working on a new album. The 2017 touring lineup consists of vocalist Danyell DeVille, guitarist Emma-O, bassist Lexxi La Roux, and drummer Emma Sunstrum.

Here is a little taste of some new music:

More Info on PANTYCHRIST here.

Other bands on the bill on Friday:

BLACK DONNELLYS (Punk)
http://www.blackdonnellys.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/BLACK-DONNELLYS-22175629512/

THE NUDE DOGS (garage-punk)
http://www.facebook.com/thenuudedogs/
http://www.thenudedogs.bandcamp.com/

KEELIE (Hardcore/Rock/Punk)
http://www.facebook.com/KeelieTO/
http://www.keelie.bandcamp.com/

Facebook Event here.

SATURDAY JULY 15th 2017

On Saturday, we got one of my personal favourites, BEAVER SLAP, to close off the night. These ladies stormed onto the scene back in 2012 and I have been a fan ever since. They are based out of Barrie, Ontario and have gnawed their way into countless hearts across their home province.  I had the pleasure of having them on my CD release show a couple years back and I recently played a show in Niagara Falls with their new line-up.

Below is a sneak peak of their new line-up, but seeing is believing. Come out on Saturday!

For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BeaverSlaps/

Other bands on the bill:

Artificial Dissemination (punk)
http://www.artificial-dissemination.com/
Caustic Lime (thrash punk)
https://causticlime.bandcamp.com/releases
The Residuos (punk)
https://www.facebook.com/theresiduos/
Bacon (punk)
https://www.facebook.com/BaconPunk/

See Saturday’s Facebook event here.

Now, admittedly I was going to write a post on RIOT GRRRLs or All-female Hardcore punk bands at Coalition this weekend, but let’s be real. These headlining bands are arguably some of the best hardcore punk bands coming out of the local scene right now and gender has nothing to do with it! Don’t believe me? GO SEE THEM LIVE. I’ll be there, but my mohawk will be down so you probably won’t recognize me ;).

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Punk Rock Poster

poster tutorial

 

Need a poster for a gig?

Never fear, a D.I.Y. poster tutorial is here! Having a captivating image can help people notice your show. You can share it online. Adding a visual element to social shares is proven to attract more attention than social media posts with no images. The old school method of printing off posters to hang in the bar or in a record store still works! Every gig you do should have some sort of poster. Here is how you can do it yourself!

Poster Tutorial

Here is a simple poster tutorial! In this video I show you how to make a quick and easy punk rock poster in Adobe Photoshop. I also used Adobe Illustrator to copy and paste in a feature image, but you could skip this step by just using File–Place in Photoshop. This is a simple technique that can be applied in various ways.

 

 

 

Below are the websites used and a step-by-step guide.

Websites used in Tutorial:

https://www.vecteezy.com/
http://www.dafont.com/
https://www.google.ca/

 

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Make a new file 8.5″ x 11″ (In Photoshop)
Step 2: Get Background Image (I search the keyword “Grunge”)
Step 3: Get Fonts (From http://www.dafont.com)
Step 4: Install Fonts (My computer– C: drive — windows — fonts. Drag new fonts into Font folder)
Step 5: Get Feature Image (From https://www.vecteezy.com/ or use a band photo, etc.)
Step 6: Paste or Place into Photoshop, change blending mode to Multiply
Step 7: Put in Info using the your fonts
Step 8: Center Image and Text (using align tool)
Step 9: Save!

 

Don’t Have Photoshop?

You could always go the old school approach. Drawing a poster with a marker, or literally cutting and pasting print letters and photos can give you a D.I.Y. punk look with no technical skills needed. All you need to do is bring your flyer to a local print centre and make black and white copies. See this blog post for some examples:
http://www.cvltnation.com/diy-dadaism-when-80s-punk-posters-and-flyers-ruled/