April 30th, 2007

Daggermouth Contest

Truthexplosion magazine and Smallman Records are having a contest to coincide with the Fistful of Dynamite Tour that starts on Wednesday in Ottawa. It features Set Your Goals and Daggermouth, along with Hostage Life and No Triger. Go to the link below to make all your dreams come true.

Category: Daggermouth

April 24th, 2007

Be A Part of Daggermouth’s Fistful of Dynamite Tour

Daggermouth sets out on the road with Set Your Goals, Hostage Life and No Trigger starting on May 2 as part of the Fistful of Dynamite Tour. Our friends at Yahoo! have designed a radio station and community webpage for the tour. So send your pix and videos of anything Dmouth/Set your Goals/Hostage Life/No Trigger to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .  You may even win big for your contribution.

Category: Daggermouth

April 23rd, 2007

Win Tix for The Reason in Toronto

Smallman Records, High Voltage Concerts and The Reason have 20 pairs of tickets to giveaway for tomorrow night’s show (Tuesday April 24) in Toronto with The Reason and Anberlin. All you have to do is send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of The Reason’s latest CD. Too tough? Here’s a hint: the title sounds a little like “Things Couldn’t Be Butter”.

Now don’t say we never do anything for you, you little scamps.

Category: The Reason

April 18th, 2007

Comeback Kid On Cover Of Chart Magazine for May!

Chart Magazine has chosen those lovely lads in Comeback Kid to Grace the cover of their May issue. By pre-ordering this issue through the link below, you’ve not only got a chance to take Andrew (C)BK to bed with you every night, you may even win and thus receive an autographed copy of the magazine. Not to crappy. But wait! There’s more! Well, no. But who needs more with an offer like that.

Category: Comeback Kid

April 17th, 2007

The Reason In Stores

The Reason will be doing a number of instores in the next little bit. These will be acoustic performances of material off of the new album. Be still your little hearts, if you live in any of Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Burlington or London.


April 21

Winnipeg, MB

Music Traders




April 25

Montreal, QC

Sound Central

4486 rue Coloniale




April 26

Ottawa, ON

End Hits

407 Dalhousie



April 27

London, ON

Sunrise Records

White Oaks Mall (1105 Wellington Rd)



April 28

Burlington, ON

Sunrise Records

Burlington Mall (777 Guelph Line)


Category: The Reason

April 17th, 2007

Comeback Kid Video For Broadcasting Featured on Myspace

CBK’s newest video for Broadcasting… (not the one that we’ve come to love and adore with “we’re racing, we’re sweden” or “tobias!” “regina!”) is finally done, and will be premiered on myspace on the music features page. This all begins on Wednesday April 18, and goes to Saturday April 21. Click the link below to go directly to the music page of myspace.

The video will also be available on MTV2, Fuse and MuchMusic and MTV Canada starting at the end of this week.

Category: Comeback Kid

April 5th, 2007

Daggermouth Interview on CFOX in Vancouver

If you’re in Vancouver listen to Kenny from Daggermouth on CFOX (93.3 FM)on April 12 at 11pm Vancouver time. They’re going to give away a few copies of the album and grill Kenny on his wrestling skills.

If you’re not in Vancouver, go to to listen live on the internet

Category: Daggermouth

April 5th, 2007

Free Downloads from the Reason

The Reason are featured this week on The songs that are up are “This is Just the Beginning”, “All I Ever Wanted”, “Unquestionable”, “Is it Just Me?”, and an EXCLUSIVE live acoustic version of “If My Tongue Could Talk”. Big shit, you say. Hell yes, cuz they’re all up for FREE DOWNLOAD! Go to FREEINDIE.COM to check it out, and to download, download, download.

Category: The Reason

April 5th, 2007

The Reason Interview with Razer TV

A few weeks ago, The Reason was featured on the RAZER channel. They did an interview with Cubby and Adam at the Opera House during the week that Things Couldn’t Be Better was released. They have put the interview up on the MUCHAXS website for you all to see. Go there to check it out!

Category: The Reason

April 5th, 2007

Adios Choke, Fare Thee Well…

So it’s official. Choke have decided to end their amazing career. This incredible band has been with us since 1996 and have played countless shows across North America. We have loved working with them, and love them and their music. It is a sad day for us, but only because we love to see them play. Perhaps over the next few days we’ll post some of the great stories ...although they may only be funny to us.

They’ll be doing one big tour of Canada to wind it down. See below for our official press release:


After thirteen years of blood, sweat, and forty-hour drives, Smallman Records stalwart, Choke, has announced their final tour.  Beginning May 2 Choke will be hitting the road for an extensive good-bye tour that will take them across Canada from Moncton, NB to Victoria, BC.  Joining them on this tour will be label-mates Ghosts of Modern Man for central and eastern dates and Daggermouth for the west.


Critics and fans alike have praised Choke for their incomparable, innovative, and experimental approach to post-hardcore and punk.  Intricately layered, complex and technical, Choke’s sound managed to remain distinct and original throughout their entire discography.


Originally forming in 1994, Choke released Lotion in 1995, followed a year later by Give’er.  Choke signed to Smallman in 1997 after sending a cassette that had been lodged under the seat of their car for what must have been months.  Crinkled, covered in mud and barely audible, that cassette was enough to seal the deal and Smallman released Needless to Say in 1998. Foreword followed in 1999, There’s A Story to this Moral in 2002, and Slow Fade OR: How I Learned To Question Infinity in 2005. 


Now, thirteen years later, this seminal force in Canadian punk has sadly come to an end.  Choke’s drummer Stefan Levasseur explains,


‘After a handful of videos, six full-length albums, and countless tours, stories, and new friends we have decided to officially announce the end of the band.


‘The Choke experience has been incredibly fulfilling.  Not only have we managed to skip out on working real jobs and growing up for a decade longer than what is socially acceptable but, in being given the opportunity to live out our dreams, we have experienced and enjoyed life to its fullest.  Through our travels, we have explored the continent on an intimate level and have subsequently met a wealth of people of whom many are now close friends.  We thank those of you who have shared unforgettable moments with us for the friendship and inspiration.


‘In the end, it seems that, as is too often the case, life is getting in the way of living.  It would be impossible for us to dedicate the time necessary to write another album we could be more proud of than Slow Fade: or How I Learned to Question Infinity and we feel that touring one last time across Canada and celebrating the last thirteen years with all of you is more befitting the end of this stage of our lives.”


Choke’s Final Tour

May 2 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Collective

May 4 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Kilroy’s

May 5 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Glow

May 6 - Barrie, ON @ The Foundation

May 7 - Hamilton, ON @ Underground

May 8 - London, ON @ Call The Office

May 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

May 11 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Hall

May 12 - Halifax, NS @ The Attic

May 13 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion

May 14 - Moncton, NB @ The Paramount

May 15 - Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Maquisart

May 16 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

May 17 - Montreal, QC @ TBA

June 1 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky’s

June 2 - Vancouver, BC @ The Waldorf

June 3 - Whistler, BC @ Garfinkel’s

June 7 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange

June 8 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City

June 9 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite

Category: Choke

April 3rd, 2007

Choke Side Project On Tour Now

Clay and Shawn from Choke have started a new side project called Passenger Action. They are presently on tour with Moneen and will be playing dates in western Canada.

April 3 - Banff, AB @ Wild Bills

April 4 - Lethbridge, AB @

April 5 - Regina, SK @ Distrikt

April 7 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Killroys

April 8 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Albert

Category: Choke