Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Moncton Gig Alert: Wednesday February 20, 2019

Who: Excuses Excuses (Ontario), The Soundchecks, Make Believe Friends (debut show)
What: mid week rock show
When: February 20, 2019  9PM
Where: Plan B Lounge
Cost: $5
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1272521652885857/

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Moncton Gig Alert: Sunday February 17, 2019

Who: Little You Little Me (Saint John), Outtacontroller (Halifax), Designosaur (Halifax NS), Nicotine Heart Throb
What: Sunday night rock show. Early start (apparently)
When: Sunday February 17, 2019  8:30PM
Where: The Caveau
Cost: $10 PWYC
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038209219714679/

Friday, February 1, 2019

Moncton Gig Alert: Friday February 1, 2019

Who: Bruce, Leather Jackal, Parlour Tricks, Nerve Button, Moneky Ballz
What: punk rock cassette release party
When: Friday February 1, 20/19  10PM
Where: The Caveau
Cost: $10
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/343420866490306/

Who: Sound Drown (Saint-John), The Follow Ups, Death X Disco
What: pop punk
When: Friday February 1, 2019  10PM
Where: Plan B Lounge
Cost: $6
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/525294767965715/

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Ale Knight Gazette 2018 Year End Review

2018 was an incredible year for the region's underground rock and roll scene. The first thing that should be mentioned is the slew of vinyl releases that came out of Moncton. Not all of them fall into the rock and roll category, but we feel they should be included in this list nonetheless. Shall we enumerate? Yes, we shall:

January: Nerve Button / Barbed Wire Braces split 10"
January: Warsick - Surrounded By Death  LP
February: Chiller - s/t  LP
July: Which Witch Is Which - s/t  LP
September: Les Hotesses D'Hilaire - Viens avec moi  2LP
September: Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
October: Simon Daniel - Nightcrawler  LP
November: The Gregories - The Offal Truth! LP

An incredible amount of international touring acts paid us a visit.  It was a thrill to see legends, unknowns and new upstarts kick out the jams in this little city. I personally got to see the following acts perform in basements, theaters, hockey arenas, night clubs and bars: Massacre 68 (Mexico), Fatum (Russia), Radiation Risks (Buffalo USA), Muro (Colombia), Stiff Little Fingers (Northern Ireland), Oi Polloi (Scotland), Albert Frost (South Africa), Apara (Mexico), Joe Jackson (UK) and Jack White (Michigan USA)
Colombian punks Muro completely destroying Claude's House

A few new bands made their debut (Klackers, Grosse Bouche, Whoregasms), a few played their final shows (Slow Fight, Bit Lip, Disasterbaters, Small Package, City Bus Hand Jobs) and sadly, we lost Claude's House, the most important all-ages D.I.Y. venue we've ever had. Many thanks to Scout, Sonny, Alf, Josué, Todi, Colton, Dan, Marc and whoever else made this little gem of a place possible. It will be missed more than words can accurately express. We expect that the annual NoFunswick Fest will be negatively affected. Fingers crossed that it isn't.


The Virals and The Nuclear have started gigging again while Nerve Button have had a lot of down time due to cancer treatments and multiple surgeries (result of a near fatal motorcycle accident). 

And finally, 2019 should see new records by the Phone Jerks, Zaum and Chiller as well as a new full length local punk compilation. Stay tuned...
 
Claude's House R.I.P.
2019 TOP TEN LISTS


Ray 13 (beer drinker, street walker)
in alphabetical order
Chiller - s/t  LP
The Damned - Evil Spirits  LP
Walter Lure and The Waldos - Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo  LP
The Mandates - Dead In The Face  LP
Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
Pink Fairies - Resident Reptiles  LP
The Ramones - Live In Glasgow December 19, 1977  LP
Marc Ribot - Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (2LP)
Tommy and The Commies - Here Come  LP
Voivod - The Wake  2LP

Top Ten Shows in chronological order...
Beverly Glenn-Copeland @ Thunder and Lightning, Sackville NB (May 6, 2018)
War On Drugs / Alvvays @ Halifax Jazz Festival (July 11, 2018)
Joe Jackson @ Capitol Theatre, Moncton NB (July 15, 2018)
The Sadies / Tooth and Fang @ the Tide and Boar (July 27, 2018)
Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs / Christine Melanson @ Verger Belliveau (Aug 12, 2018)
Radiation Risks /  Slow Fight / Klackers / Loud Buttface Grunge @ Claude's House (Sep 5, 2018)
Fatum / Warsick / Neighbourhood Watch @ Claude's House (Oct 13, 2018)
Muro / Warsick @ Claude's House (Oct 23, 2018)
Stiff Little Fingers / The Mahones @ the Tide and Boar (Nov 14,  2018)
Oi Polloi / Hard Charger / Warsick @ The Caveau (Nov 21, 2018)

Daryl Buote (Saint-John correspondent, not seen in weeks)
 1a  Chiller - s/t  LP
 1b Arctic Flowers - Straight To The Hunter  LP
 2  Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
 3  Sharp/Shock - Youth Club  LP
 4  Mental Fix - Bricolage  CD
 5  Booji  Boys - Weekend Rocker  LP
 6  Massacre 68 - El Muro  LP
 7  Various Artists - This Is Pop  LP
 8  The Damned - Evil Spirits  LP
 9  Desperate Times - Demo 2018  cassette
10  Which Witch Is Witch - s/t  LP

Bill Battershill  (rock and roll fan)
 1  Which Witch Is Which - s/t  LP
 2  Flesh Rag - Inside Your Head  LP
 3  Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers  LP
 4  Chiller - s/t  LP 
 5  Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
 6  Tommy and The Commies - Here Come  LP
 7  Immortal - Northern Chaos  Gods  LP
 8  Judas Priest - Firepower  LP
 9  Jonesy - s/t  LP
10  Warsick - Surrounded By Death  LP

Grant Forsythe (singer at Neighbourhood Watch)
 1  Fireburn - Shine/Controller  7"
 2  Mad Parade/Riot Gun - Dirty Old Punx split  7"
 3  Charge 69 - 25 Ans/Debut De Millenaire  CD single)
 4  Warsick - Surrounded By Death  LP /Iron Fist lathe cut  5" (Rotting Head)
 5  Bootlicker - 6 Track EP  7"
 6  Nerve Button/Barbed Wire Braces split 10"
 7  Riot Gun/Guttersnipe Rebellion  split 7"
 8  Which Witch Is Which - s/t  LP
 9  Crusade - Stay Free  LP
10  Shit Liver - Hitting The Fan  LP

Mat O'Blenis (singer at Warsick) 
 1  Devil Master - Manifestations  LP
 2  Paranoid - Heavy Mental Fuck Up  LP
 3  Rubble - We Will All Pay The Price For Their Insanity  LP
 4  Blood Pressure - Surrounded  LP
 5  Morne - To The Night Unknown  LP
 6  Fetish - s/t  7"
 7  Dodsrit - Spirit Crusher  LP
 8  Physique - Punk Life Is Shit  LP
 9  Forward - Future Troops  LP
10  The Dark - Demons  7"

Gavin MacNeil (rabble rouser, apiarist, pedal maker) 
top ten live shows  
 1  Stiff Little Fingers / The Mahones @ The Tide and Boar, Moncton NB, Nov 14
 2  Muro / Warsick / Schoondog Saints @ Claude's House, Moncton NB, Oct 23
 3  Pharmakon / Vile Creature  @ Seahorse Tavern, Halifax NS, May 26
 4  Which Witch Is Which / Phone Jerks / Weekend Dads @ The Caveau, Moncton NB, July 28
 5  Three O' Clock Train @ Cafe C'est La Vie, Moncton NB, September 7
 6  US Girls @ Sappyfest Main Stage, Sackville NB, August 2
 7  Joe Jackson @ Capitol Theatre, Moncton NB, July 15 
 8  Chiller / Bit Lip / Allumette @ The Caveau, Moncton NB, February 23
 9  Oi Polloi / Hardcharger / Warsick @ The Caveau, Moncton NB, November 21
10  Beverly Glenn-Copeland @ Thunder and Lightning, Sackville NB, May 6

Beverly Glenn-Copeland's stunning performance back in May at Thunder and Lightning (Sackville NB)

 Remi LeClair (head hunter at Comic Hunter)
 1  Carpet - About Rooms and Elephants  LP
 2  The Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic  LP
 3  Huntsmen - American Scrap  LP
 4  ASG - Survive Sunrise  LP
 5  Weedpecker - III  LP
 6  The Atlas Moth - Coma Noir  LP
 7  JIRM - Surge Ex Monumentis  LP
 8  Boss Keloid -  Melted On The Inch  LP
 9  Crypt Trip - Root Stock  LP
10  Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions  LP

Craig Pinhey (epicure of beer, wine and spirits)
 1  Elvis Costello - Look Now  CD
 2  Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer  CD
 3  The English Beat - Here We Go, Love  CD
 4  Sloan - 12  CD  
 5  They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun   CD
 6  Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis - Wild! Wild! Wild!  CD
 7  Neko Case - Hell On  CD 
 8  John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions  CD 
 9  Mike Viola - The American Egypt  CD
10  Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers  CD 

Mark Eveleigh (father, mailorder specialist)
1  Banana Vacuum -Never Mind The Minions cassette 
2  Which Witch Is Which - s/t  LP
3  Bruce - Wobbly H In The Basement  (digital)
4  Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
5  Starcrawler - s/t  CD
6  Rick White - Tomorrw  (digital single)
7  Elevator - Vague Demos 1998  (digital ) 
8  Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance  CD
9  Chiller - s/t  LP
10  Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions  CD

Top Shows of 2018 
03/12 -03/20 SXSW in Austin, TX at various venues. Highlights included Superchunk, Bully, Partner, Thunderpussy, Idles, Andrew W.K., Starcrawler, Metz and Dwarves 
07/01 Stephen Page, Odds, the Monoxides @riverfront park 
07/27 the Sadies @ tide and boar 
07/28 Which Witch Is Which, Phone Jerks, Bruce @ caveau 
08/12 the Skeats, Trend @ plan b
 
Kyle McDons (bassist at Zaum)
 1  Sleep - The Sciences  LP / Leagues Beneath  12"
 2  Cauldron - New Gods  LP
 3  The Black Queen - Infinite Games  LP
 4  Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough  LP
 5  Le Matos - Summer of '84  LP
 6  Kilchhofer - The Book Room  LP
 7  Northumbria - Vinland  LP
 8  Bruce - Wobbly H In The Basement of Death  cassette
 9  Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth  LP
10  Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch  LP

Mark Gaudet (drummer at Parlour Tricks)
 1  The Damned - Evil Spirits  LP
 2  The Diodes - Rarities  LP
 3  Voivod - The Wake  2LP
 4  An Acoustic Sin - Here Comes The Sin  CD
 5  Sloan - 12  LP
 6  Gruesome - Twisted Prayers  CD
 7  The Doors - Live At The Isle of Wight  DVD
 8  The Ramones - Sun Dragon Sessions  LP
 9  Moody Blues - Days of Future Past (50th Anniversary Edition)  CD
10  Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive  DVD

Eric French (shouter at Chiller inc.)
in no particular order...
Rotten Mind - Fading Into Oblivion  LP
The Soft Moon - Criminal  LP
Tommy and The Commies - Here Comes  LP
Boyhood - Bad Mantras  LP
Phone Jerks - s/t  LP
Hurula - Oss Ar Allt  LP
Bad Sports - Constant Stimulation  LP
Rata Negra - Justicia Cosmica  LP
Vacation - Sounds #2699  LP
Iggy Pop and Underground - Teatime Dub Encounters  LP

Mark McGrath (creature of habit)
1   Donovan Woods - Both Ways  CD
2   Beach House - 7  CD
3   Laura Viers - The Lookout  CD
4   YOB - Our Raw Heart  CD
5   Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On  CD
6   Buffalo Tom - Quiet and Peace  CD
7   High on Fire - Electric Messiah  CD
8   Voivod - The Wake  CD/LP
9   Hammock - Universalis  CD
10 Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour  CD

Steve Hickox (singer at The Monoxides) 
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown  (digital)
The Damned - Evil Spirits  (digital)
Judas Priest - Firepower  (digital)
Sloan - 12  (digital)
Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light  LP
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino  (digital)
Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth  (digital)
Magpie Salute - High Water 1  LP
Jim Lauderdale - Time Flies  (digital)
Brant Bjork - Mankind Woman  (digital)

Peter Leger (Dorchester / Sackville correspondent)
Durutti Columnm - M24J (Anthology)  2CD
2  Mudhoney - Digital Garbage  CD
3  John Lennon - Imagine  2CD [deluxe edition] 
4  The Beatles - White Album  3CD [deluxe edition] 
5  Dave Davies - Decade  CD
6  Alexis Korner - Every Day I Have The Blues: The Sixties Anthology   3CD set
7  The Action:  Shadows and Reflections: Complete Recordings 1964-1968  4CD set
8  Marianne Faithful - Negative Capability  CD
9  Marc Bolan - The Home Demos  5CD set
10 Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks  CD

Sonia Noel (seldom seen scenester)
1  Metric - Art of Doubt  CD 
2  Sloan - 12  LP 
3  Dusted - Black Out Summer  LP 
4  U.S. Girls -  In a Poem Unlimited  LP
5  Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death  LP 
6  Brian Jonestown Massacre - Something Else  CD
7  Eamon McGrath - Tantramar  LP
8  Nap Eyes - I’m Bad Now  CD
9  Soundtrack - A Star is Born Soundtrack  CD
10  Michael Feuerstack - Natural Weather (digital) 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Moncton Gig Alert: Friday January 18, 2019

Who: Wicked Vices (Fredericton NB), Stone House (New Glasgow NS), Schoondog Saints, Grosse Bouche
What: Out of town rock meets local punk
When: Friday January 18, 2019  10PM
Where: The Hub
Cost: ??
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/315920612354933/?active_tab=discussion

Friday, January 11, 2019

Moncton Gig Alert: Saturday January 12, 2019

Who: BA Johnston (Hamilton ON), Which Witch Is Which, Phone Jerks
What: slapstick rock / rock punk / garage punk
When: Saturday January 12, 2019  10PM
Where: The Caveau
Cost: $10
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/562571270819655/?active_tab=about

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Moncton Gig Alert: Friday December 28, 2018

Who: Klackers, Privacy Bag (Halifax), Grosse Bouche
What: punk and alternative rock / cassette release show for Klackers
When: Friday December 28, 2018  10PM
Where: The Caveau
Cost: $8
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824548424309378/