D.O.A., MDC, Wasted Breath

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June 16, 2018 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Time: 9:00pm     Day: Saturday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $18
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The Godfathers of “Hardcore” - Mega Decibel Minstrels - The Last Real Punk band In The World?

D.O.A., Canada’s legendary punk pioneers are back with an impressive new album, Hard Rain Falling and a world tour that takes them from Canada to Europe to the USA and to China. The Men of Action are ready to knock ‘em down with a rough and ready line up led by the godfather of Hardcore, Joe Shithead Keithley on vocals and guitar. D.O.A's manic rhythm consists of Mike "Corkscrew" Maggot on bass (Circle The Wagons) and Paddy Duddy on drums (Rusty Nails). Their new album, titled Hard Rain Falling has gotten rave reviews, heralded as a return to D.O.A’s early roots. It’s fast, furious and political. The songs deal with racism, gang life, oil pipelines, warmongers and police shootings, in other words exactly what’s happening in our society. The band has shot three videos for Hard Rain: Pipeline Fever, Johnny Too Bad and Not Gonna Take Your Crap No More, which helps champion the movement for a $15 minimum/living wage. There is also a new single release about that billionaire phoney Donald Trump, the single is appropriately enough entitled Fucked up Donald. The video has received over three million views and counting. D.O.A. started out in a whirlwind of controversy and upheaval. In 1978 three suburban guys fresh out of high school from the backwaters of Canada heard about the punk rock revolution. In February 1978 the band formed and started playing shows, but they soon realized that there were no record deals coming any time soon, so Joe Keithley aka Joey Shithead, who was working towards being a civil rights lawyer before he found punk rock, concluded that the band had to take the Do It Yourself approach long before D.I.Y. became a common approach. So he formed a fledging record label called Sudden Death Records and the label released D.O.A.’s first snarling slab of vinyl, the Disco Sucks 7” EP. Disco Sucks soon became an underground hit and the band started touring from Vancouver to their newly adopted “home base” of California five to six times a year. In 1980 Joey Shithead coined the term “hardcore” The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81. The album became a hit, the hardcore movement took off and D.O.A. pushed that expression into our common vernacular. Over the last four decades D.O.A. have released 15 studio albums, sold over a million albums and played 3,000 shows on five different continents. The band’s albums, shows and attitude has won over three generations of fans and influenced the likes of Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Henry Rollins, David Grohl and the Red Hot Chilli peppers, to name a few. Joe has also found time to write two books: I Shithead: A Life in Punk and TALK - ACTION = 0. From day one, D.O.A. has helped organize and lead hundreds of benefit concerts and protests for good and just causes like environmental issues, women’s rights, food bank benefits, First Nations rights and they have organized and stood against war, racism and weapons proliferation. D.O.A’s leader has been called a cultural politician, trying to change the world from outside the system. Recently he ran for the Green Party and narrowly lost a provincial election in his native British Columbia. Joe and the band were also ardent supporters of the Occupy Movement, realizing this was a step towards equality in our world. Joe is always looking for a way to push “grassroots democracy” and like his idol Pete Seeger, he and the band won’t give up. So that in a few words is D.O.A. When they take their wild, unbridled show live show on the road, it’s a must see, because this is probably the last real punk rock band that still gets out there and kicks ass and still tells it like it is. It’s always an atmosphere of chaos, veering out of control, but somehow, at the last minute, D.O.A. manages to reign it all back in. After you witness the D.O.A. experience, in an indescribable way, you will never be quite the same. Joey Shithead coined the term “hardcore” The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81. The album became a hit, the hardcore movement took off and D.O.A. pushed that expression into our common vernacular. Over the last four decades D.O.A. have released 15 studio albums, sold over a million albums and played 3,000 shows on five different continents. The band’s albums, shows and attitude has won over three generations of fans and influenced the likes of Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Henry Rollins, David Grohl and the Red Hot Chilli peppers, to name a few. Joe has also found time to write two books: I Shithead: A Life in Punk and TALK - ACTION = 0. From day one, D.O.A. has helped organize and lead hundreds of benefit concerts and protests for good and just causes like environmental issues, women’s rights, food bank benefits, First Nations rights and they have organized and stood against war, racism and weapons proliferation. D.O.A’s leader has been called a cultural politician, trying to change the world from outside the system. Recently he ran for the Green Party and narrowly lost a provincial election in his native British Columbia. Joe and the band were also ardent supporters of the Occupy Movement, realizing this was a step towards equality in our world. Joe is always looking for a way to push “grassroots democracy” and like his idol Pete Seeger, he and the band won’t give up. So that in a few words is D.O.A. When they take their wild, unbridled show live show on the road, it’s a must see, because this is probably the last real punk rock band that still gets out there and kicks ass and still tells it like it is. It’s always an atmosphere of chaos, veering out of control, but somehow, at the last minute, D.O.A. manages to reign it all back in. After you witness the D.O.A. experience, in an If you have questions or tour/concert suggestions, contact Sudden Death, D.O.A. myspace.com/doapunk info@suddendeath.com www.suddendeath.com The Godfathers of “Hardcore” - Mega Decibel Minstrels - The Last Real Punk band In The World? Joey Shithead coined the term “hardcore” The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81. The album became a hit, the hardcore movement took off and D.O.A. pushed that expression into our common vernacular. Over the last four decades D.O.A. have released 15 studio albums, sold over a million albums and played 3,000 shows on five different continents. The band’s albums, shows and attitude has won over three generations of fans and influenced the likes of Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Henry Rollins, David Grohl and the Red Hot Chilli peppers, to name a few. Joe has also found time to write two books: I Shithead: A Life in Punk and TALK - ACTION = 0. From day one, D.O.A. has helped organize and lead hundreds of benefit concerts and protests for good and just causes like environmental issues, women’s rights, food bank benefits, First Nations rights and they have organized and stood against war, racism and weapons proliferation. D.O.A’s leader has been called a cultural politician, trying to change the world from outside the system. Recently he ran for the Green Party and narrowly lost a provincial election in his native British Columbia. Joe and the band were also ardent supporters of the Occupy Movement, realizing this was a step towards equality in our world. Joe is always looking for a way to push “grassroots democracy” and like his idol Pete Seeger, he and the band won’t give up. So that in a few words is D.O.A. When they take their wild, unbridled show live show on the road, it’s a must see, because this is probably the last real punk rock band that still gets out there and kicks ass and still tells it like it is. It’s always an atmosphere of chaos, veering out of control, but somehow, at the last minute, D.O.A. manages to reign it all back in. After you witness the D.O.A. experience, in an indescribable way, you will never be quite the same. Joey Shithead coined the term “hardcore” The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81. The album became a hit, the hardcore movement took off and D.O.A. pushed that expression into our common vernacular. Over the last four decades D.O.A. have released 15 studio albums, sold over a million albums and played 3,000 shows on five different continents. The band’s albums, shows and attitude has won over three generations of fans and influenced the likes of Green Day, Nirvana, Offspring, Henry Rollins, David Grohl and the Red Hot Chilli peppers, to name a few. Joe has also found time to write two books: I Shithead: A Life in Punk and TALK - ACTION = 0. From day one, D.O.A. has helped organize and lead hundreds of benefit concerts and protests for good and just causes like environmental issues, women’s rights, food bank benefits, First Nations rights and they have organized and stood against war, racism and weapons proliferation. D.O.A’s leader has been called a cultural politician, trying to change the world from outside the system. Recently he ran for the Green Party and narrowly lost a provincial election in his native British Columbia. Joe and the band were also ardent supporters of the Occupy Movement, realizing this was a step towards equality in our world. Joe is always looking for a way to push “grassroots democracy” and like his idol Pete Seeger, he and the band won’t give up. So that in a few words is D.O.A. When they take their wild, unbridled show live show on the road, it’s a must see, because this is probably the last real punk rock band that still gets out there and kicks ass and still tells it like it is. It’s always an atmosphere of chaos, veering out of control, but somehow, at the last minute, D.O.A. manages to reign it all back in. After you witness the D.O.A. experience, in an indescribable way, you will never be quite the same. 1980 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1993 1994 1996 1998 1998 2002 1982 2004 2008 2012 2013 1993 1994 2003 1978 1979 1980 1982 1983 1984 1986 2010 Legendary Punks 1978 Photo: Tom Weibe 2016 @DOAJoe facebook.com/DOAPUNK