Rancid Toronto – July 29/17, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys & AFTER PARTY

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Rancid Toronto – Rancid hits Toronto on July 29th, 2017 as part of their co-headlining tour, From Boston to Berkeley, with The Dropkick Murphys.

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Rancid Toronto

If you don’t already have tickets. Well, I guess you are shit out of luck, unless you want to pay scalper prices. The From Boston to Berkeley Toronto tour stop at Echo Beach is sold out. The last time Rancid was in Toronto was for Riot Fest 2015 – which was the last time the festival was held in Toronto. Dropkick Murphys were here last September as part of TURF – Toronto Urban Roots festival. Also on the bill are The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns  (best known as the front-man for Stiff Little Fingers). This co-headlining bill was something Canadian punk lovers couldn’t miss out on. Other sold out dates on the tour include Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Asbury Park NJ and Sacramento CA.

Rancid Toronto After Party

Remember when Rancho Relexo used to have punk shows upstairs? Well, that space has now been officially turned into a new underground music venue called Stop, Drop & Roll. If you couldn’t get tickets, or if you want something to do after the Rancid show. There is an after party show going on at Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St. Pink door above Rancho Relaxo.
Keep your Rancid/Dropkick Murphys Ticket stub, this will grant you free entry into the after party.
If you don’t have tickets to Rancid/Dropkick Murphys you can buy $5 adv. tickets at http://www.laurenspike.com/tickets

The after party show will feature many local punk favourites including The Liquor Pigs, Cadillac Blood, Censor and Punkabilly act Lauren Spike.
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From Echo Beach to Stop, Drop & Roll

Stop, Drop & Roll is one streetcar ride from Echo Beach. Just take the 511 Bathurst streetcar from Exhibition Loop and get off at College St. Walk east, toward Spadina past Augusta Ave. It is the Pink door above Rancho Relaxo.

From Union Station to Stop, Drop & Roll

If you are coming to/from Union station, it is also one streetcar ride. Just take the 510 Spadina streetcar to College and then walk west. The Spadina streetcar is kinda tricky to find if you are new to the city. You go to the TTC at union station and down to the subway platform where the Subway runs. There you will see signs directing you to the “streetcars”.

You could always just take the subway from Union station and walk from Queen’s park or take the 506 streetcar west on College. But personally I’d take the Spadina streetcar.

Driving

Just type in 300 College St. into Google and away you go!

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Facebook event here.

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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.

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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 ;).