January 27th, 2009
A big ol’ HAPPY TUESDAY to the whole lot of you. Lets see whats new and exciting at Camp Smallman.
PROPAGANDHI have announced U.S. dates for March with Paint It Black, including a performance at the Harvest of Hope Festival, alongside bands like Against Me, Bad Brains and The Bouncing Souls. Taking place on March 7th, this event benefits Harvest of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides financial, educational, and service oriented aid to migrant farm workers all over the country. Visit http://www.harvestofhopefest.com for a full line up and more details. Be the first to hear new jams from Supporting Caste (out March 10/09) when you check out Propagandhi in America, as well as Australia and the UK this spring. For a full list of tour dates, visit http://www.myspace.com/propagandhi.
Oh, and for you Propagandhi fans in Winnipeg, you’re in luck. A second CD release show has been added for March 21st at The Garrick Centre.
March 20 (SOLD OUT) and March 21st @ The Garrick Theatre
Propagandhi w/ Putrescence, Kenmode, Kursk.
Tickets available at http://www.ticketworkshop.com, Into The Music and Music Trader
Tickets: $15 ADV/ $17 DOOR
Doors @ 7pm
All proceeds from March 21st will benefit The Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Committee and Sage House.
SICK CITY have just been announced as support for Senses Fail on their next stop in the longitudinal centre of North America – Winnipeg! Along with Port Amoral, Sick City will perform with Senses Fail at The Garrick Centre on Monday, April 13th. Get into it.
Edmonton’s PASSENGER ACTION are set to release their debut full-length on February 10th, 2009. That’s quick approaching, so head over to http://www.myspace.com/passengeractionrock to hear a new song before everyone falls in love with the album, so you can say you liked them before everyone else did. While you’re there, why not scope out PA’s upcoming tour dates with Molten Lava. From Edmonton to Moncton, and everywhere in between, you have no excuse not to go see Passenger Action this February.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS have announced a tour with The Holly Springs Disaster and A Textbook Tragedy. There will be nothing but good times on this tour, including a stop at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto on March 14th. For a full blueprint of debauchery, aka tour dates, visit http://www.myspace.com/sightsandsounds.
S&S has also been nominated for an F U Award. Get your vote on here: http://www.fuawards.com
Regina’s sweethearts SYLVIE are enjoying a pleasant stay at Chateau du CBC Radio 3 Charts. At #3 this week, Sylvie is seeing more spins than ever on CBC Radio 3. Maybe its because people are getting excited to see Sylvie with DD/MM/YY in February…
SYLVIE with DD/MM/YY
02/18/2009 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
02/20/2009 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
02/21/2009 – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
02/23/2009 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
CARPENTER has been added to a few shows with GOB and Burn Hollywood Burn, Feb, 26 in Nanaimo, BC and Feb. 27 in Victoria. The band will also perform at Whistler Snow Slam on February 7th in Whistler, BC.
In more touring news, Comeback Kid will be in Europe this April with Misery Signals, Bane, Outbreak and Architects. Broadway Calls is in Europe with Alkaline Trio for the next few weeks, and Grave Maker is poised to embark on a two month (!) stint in Europe, including the crazy places that I can’t even spell. Crazy.
That should keep you busy for a while.
January 16th, 2009
Oh lo and behold, the day of glory is finally upon us!
If you’ve been quivering with anticipation (I know I have… or maybe its just the winter chills?) over the new Passenger Action cd, we have good news! The band’s self-titled album will hit the streets on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. Write that down, mark your calenders, install the latest calender app on your iPhone, whatever you gotta do… FEBRUARY 10TH, 2009. Don’t forget!
PA will also be heading out on a Canadian tour with good friends/sweet dudes Molten Lava. Try this on for size!
PASSENGER ACTION CANADIAN TOUR
w/ Molten Lava
02.07.09 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
02.13.09 - Rimouski, QC @ Bar L’Apres-Match
02.14.09 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion
02.16.09 - Moncton, NB @ Paramount Lounge
02.18.09 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert
02.19.09 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavreicks
02.20.09 - Hamilton, ON @ Touche
02.21.09 - London, ON @ Call The Office
02.22.09 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
02.26.09 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
02.27.09 - Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons
02.28.09 - Calgary, AB @ The Stetson
Category: Passenger Action
January 14th, 2009
Our friends at Punkorama on The Edge in Toronto have been gracious enough to bestow the honor of an F U award nod to Sights & Sounds!
Sights & Sounds have been nominated in the Young Jedi Award at the Punkorama F U Awards! Check out a full list of nominees as well as more information on the awards show here: http://www.edge.ca/DJsandShows/Punkorama.aspx
Thanks to JD and Barry at Punkorama for all their awesome work!
Category: Sights and Sounds
January 13th, 2009
‘Supporting Caste’ is the fifth release from Winnipeg, MB’s legendary Propagandhi.
PROPAGANDHI – SUPPORTING CASTE
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 10TH 2009
Propagandhi are proud pleased delighted required to announce the release of their new album, Supporting Caste.
Recorded at the band’s own Illegal Combatant Studios and the world-renowned Blasting Room in Ft. Collins Colorado, Supporting Caste is the fifth full length release from Winnipeg’s Propagandhi.
Crafted in collaboration with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents, Zeke, 7 Seconds), this 12 song collection of boundless power and depth is a 50 000 watt forward-thinking tip-of-the-hat to the giants—Voivod, Rush, SNFU, Sacrifice, Razor, Guilt Parade – that have gone before them.
Legendary and unrepentant residents of humankind’s ideological peanut-gallery, Propagandhi does not disappoint with Supporting Caste, launching crude rockets into the heart of the prevailing order with meditations that range in focus from the humane slaughter and consumption of non-vegans in an elaborate 18-course banquet (with wine pairings) to the apparent confusion of turning on the TV to watch a simple hockey game and having to wonder whether or not the Nazi’s actually lost the war after all.
Supporting Caste: 12 new laments, reveries and extrapolations from 4 visibly-aging prairie skids who still cannot believe that of all the gin joints in all the galaxies in all the universes, they had to be born on this one.
Supporting Caste will be released on March 10th, 2009 on G7 Welcoming Committee/Smallman Records.
SUPPORTING CASTE TRACK LISTING
Tertium Non Datur
Dear Coach’s Corner
This is Your Life
Human(e) Meat (The Flensing of Sandor Katz)
Potemkin City Limits
The Funeral Procession
The Banger’s Embrace
Last Will and Testament
January 9th, 2009
Its hardly news that its nice to help out your friends, and isn’t music the closest friend you could ever have? Read on…
All right chiclets, listen up.
There are a multitude of grandiose things happening at Smallman Records this spring. We’ve got records coming out, dudes are touring, people are writing hits… The times, they are a’ bangin.
This is where you lovely people come in.
The Smallman Records Street Team is once again recruiting! What this means is:
We are looking for dedicated music lovers who want to help out bands that they enjoy. There are several different ways to do it - distributing posters and flyers at record stores and shows, posting banners and info about tours and releases online, getting people out to shows in your town… the possibilities are endless!
While this is not a paid position, we are pretty nice to our street team members. We like you and need to keep you happy. Thus, we do a lot of giveaways and little fun things among street team members. Intrigued? Well, you have to sign up first! And you can do that…. here:
Tell your friends! And we’ll be here all week. Tip your bartenders.
January 8th, 2009
Here is just a taste of whats going on at Camp Smallman this spring.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We at Smallman hope that you all had a safe and fun filled holiday. We sure did.
Propagandhi will be heading to Australia in February for two weeks. For you Aussie Propagandhi fans, get your tickets fast – some shows have already sold out! You can look for a new album from Propagandhi this spring. Get stoked.
Comeback Kid are also in Australia right now, sharing a bill with Carpathian, Verse and Against. In April, look out Europe! The Through The Noise Tour is crossing the Atlantic for ten dates in April. The tour features Comeback Kid, Misery Signals, Bane, Outbreak and Architects. Check out http://www.myspace.com/comebackkid for all the details.
Broadway Calls has announced a few more shows in the UK, which can be found at http://www.myspace.com/broadwaycalls. While the dates do not feature tour mates Alkaline Trio and The Audition, it will surely still be a good time. Get out to these shows and fall arse over elbow for Broadway Calls.
Regina, SK’s Sylvie will be playing a handful of shows in February as they continue to support their album Trees and Shade are Our Only Fences. TASAOOF made its way onto a number of year-end and top 10 lists for 2008, and had a strong overall standing on college radio charts. If you live in Saskatchewan, make sure to request ‘Breakout for Summer’ at C95, Rock 102 and Z99 – lets get Sylvie some more radio love!
February 18th – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
February 20th – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
February 21st – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
February 23rd – Winnipeg, MB @ The Albert
Carpenter’s Law Of The Land also saw its fair share of year end praise. Several sites, including Thought Grenade (http://thoughtgrenade.wordpress.com) and Absolute Punk (http://www.absolutepunk.net/) featured the album on their year end lists. If you don’t already know why, check out Carpenter at http://www.myspace.com/johncougarisgod.
The self-titled debut full length from Passenger Action is almost ready to be unleashed to the world! February 10th is the big day, but if you’re lucky enough to live in Edmonton (with the best hockey team in the NHL, just sayin’.), you can check out the Passenger Action CD release show on February 7th at The Pawn Shop. A full Canadian tour will be announced very very soon!
We’ve got a ton of cool stuff going on aside from all the fun I just mentioned. AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!... Keep your peepers on smallmanrecords.com to be kept up to date on radness.