Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chicken & Cheese 2

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For their new album titled Anti-Magic, Foot Village gave us the honor to cover the closing track, as part of a long medley involving about a couple dozen bands. Since Foot Village is all drums and screams, well, we had to come up with something for the guitars to give it some AW flavor to it. Here it is in all its no-fi grandeur:

Chicken & Cheese 2 by Aids Wolf

Recorded January 2009 at the 100 Sided Die on our GE mono cassette boombox.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dustin' Off The Sphynx

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It's out now!
on Skin Graft Records

Dustin'Off The Sphynx e.p., 4 songs 7" (including a free password for downloading a new remastered version by Weasel Walter of the entire 'Pas Rapport' cassette), the cd version includes both the 4 tracks from D.O.T.S. and the 7 tracks from 'Pas Rapport'.

Dustin' Off The Sphynx:

A1) Old Fashioned Values
A2) Pressing Graphite
B3) Abortifacient
B4) Dustin’ Off The Sphinx

Produced by Weasel Walter. Recorded by Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording, Oakland, California, November 2007. Assistant engineer: Aaron Burnham.

Pas Rapport:

5) Police de la quéquette
6) P'tit débile
7) Elle est si cochonne
8) Débande
9) Hot dog élégant
10) Polie la poilue
11) Flaque de vomi/restitu

Recorded at the 100-Sided Die, February 2009. Remastered by Weasel Walter.
Design by Seripop.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tonight

hope you will come tonight to see our very last show as a 4 piece band.

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TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS
DUCHESS SAYS
AIDS WOLF

@ Le National (1220 Ste Catherine Est)

8-11 pm

WE ARE ON A 8:30 SHARP --- IF YOU PLAN ON GETTING IN WITH A WRIST BAND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY SHOW UP EARLY.





Hanging out at this today , playing a special improv set with Erin Ward from Shearing Pinx playing guitar.

It's gonna be super fun. We're on at 230 pm.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

November Tour ==== CANCELED

Hi friends,

Some bad news here. Our November tour is canceled due to the festival that was paying for our flights losing their funding.It's a huge bummer for us and we hope everyone understands.

As you can probably imagine not very easy to manage expenses while playing marginal music.


Our plans are to bunker down , work at our job-jobs to get outta dept , write and self record a million tapes / 7"s and 12"s at the 100 sided die over the next few months.

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In happier news , we'll be playing a THIRD show during Pop Montreal and VIA rail has some special Pop coupon , so get here for the best weekend of your year.

::: SECOND IN THE SERIES OF TWO DAYTIME SHOWS DURING POP MONTREAL, BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BLUE SKIES TURN BLACK, PIRATES OF THE LACHINE CANAL and CAMPAIGN FOR INFINITY :::

-BANDS WILL BE RUNNING FROM 12PM TO 8PM SO PEOPLE CAN SEE EVERYTHING!! GET HERE EARLY!!

-THERE WILL BE A BBQ, OH AND COFFEE FOR EARLY BIRDS!!

:::Saturday, October 3rd :::
/// DAYTIME SHOW ///

AIDS WOLF - http://www.myspace.com/aidswolf
TEEN ANGER (toronto) - http://www.myspace.com/teenangerrr
HOLY COBRAS (ottawa - TAPE RELEASE!) - http://www.myspace.com/holycobras
MAGIC CHEEZIES (toronto) -http://www.myspace.com/magiccheezies
GRAND TRINE - http://www.myspace.com/grandtrinemtl
HELL SHOVEL - http://www.myspace.com/hellshovel
ULTRATHIN - http://www.myspace.com/ultrathinmtl
FUTENSIL - http://www.myspace.com/futensil

+++ MORE TBA!!

DJS: BLAMDERSON AND BWAGG

NOON - PWYC ($5-10 suggested, no one will be turned away)
@ Friendship Cove (215A Murray St)

DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING!!!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144238477092&ref=nf
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We're on around 2:30-3:00 (that's PM , fools) , all the bands are stellar though and it's gonna be a killer party to hit before going to see Diamanada Galas and Thee Oh Sees.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I Forgot My iPod

When I went to the gym today. Lucky for me this played while I was lifting weights.



Dark in the city, night is a wire
Steam in the subway, earth is a fire
Do-do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do
Woman you want me, give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do-do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do

In touch with the ground
Im on the hunt Im after you
Smell like I sound, Im lost in a crowd
And Im hungry like the wolf
Straddle the line, in discord and rhyme
Im on the hunt Im after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And Im hungry like the wolf

Stalked in the forest, too close to hide
Ill be upon you by the moonlight side
Do-do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do
High blood drumming ony our skin its so tight
You feel my heart, Im just a moment behind
Do-do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do

In touch with the ground
Im on the hunt Im after you
Scent and a sound, Im lost and Im found
And Im hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, its discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine Im after you
Mouth is alive all running inside
And Im hungry like the wolf

-

(hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf)

Burning the ground I break from the crowd
Im on the hunt Im after you
I smell like I sound, Im lost and Im found
And Im hungry like the wolf
Strut on a line, its discord and rhyme
Im on the hunt Im after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And Im hungry like the wolf

Burning the ground I break from the crowd
Im on the hunt Im after you
Scent and a sound, Im lost and Im found
And Im hungry like the wolf

Strut on a line, its discord and rhyme
I howl and I whine Im after you
Mouth is alive all running inside
And Im hungry like the wolf...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Big News!

We've mentioned this on our myspace but not here yet: AIDS Wolf is soon to be a trio.

Our guitarist Myles fell in L-U-V and moved to England.

He will be flying in to do 2 final shows with us during Pop Montreal. These will be the last ever chances to see us as a 2 guitar band in north America.

We're playing Thursday October 1st @ Sala Rossa w/ The Intelligence , Red Mass and TV Ghost .

On Friday October 2nd we'll be playing @ Le National w/ Teenage Jesus and The Jerks and Duchess Says.

Advance tickets for both shows are available on the Pop website and at various music stores around Montreal. These shows WILL sell out so advance tix are a must if you wanna attend.

For those traveling from out of town for the fest , there is A TON of amazing stuff going on, you will have plenty to do.


After Pop , we'll be doing a short euro tour with our buddy and label-mate Isaac Rotto from Gay Beast filling in on guitar.


Dates:

3.11.2009 B, Diksmuide, 4AD w/ Oxbow
14.11.2009 D, Bremen, Friese
15.11.2009 D, Koeln, Kulturbunker
16.11.2009 F, Paris, Glazart w/ Foot Village
17.11.2009 F, Poitiers, Confort Moderne
18.11.2009 F, Bordeaux, Le Saint Ex
19.11.2009 F, Lyon, Grrrnd Zero w/ Foot Village
20.11.2009 IT, Milano, La Casa 139
21.11.2009 TBA
23.11.2009 D, Nuernberg, K4
24.11.2009 A, Vienna, Fluc
25.11.2009 CZ, Prague, Klub 007
26.11.2009 D, Berlin, White Trash
27.11.2009 NL, Amsterdam, OCCII
28.11.2009 NL, Utrecht, Le Guess Who Festival


The new AIDS Wolf line up (trio with myself , Yannick andd Alex) will play our first show in Montreal in December. We will have an entire new set.


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We joined Twitter a few months ago , just getting the hang of it now. Follow us for up-to-date gossip and info.

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I also have a personal account so if you wanna know about my weird dreams , cats and Seripop stuff you can follow me too.


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Goodnight , sleep tight. See you in October or November.
xo,
Chloe

Saturday, June 27, 2009

today

As part of a special weekend of shows organized by Blue Skies Turn Black and the Pirates of the Lachine Canal for the Suoni Per il Popolo Festival, we will be holding a special afternoon show @ Lab Synthese on Saturday, June 27th. Doors will be at 5 PM (immediately following the NoMeansNo matinee show @ divan). The lineup will feature TALK NORMAL, an incredible tribal psych-no-wave duo from Brooklyn, along with new Montreal resident and kraut no-fi artist THE PINK NOISE and BLUE LIONS (feat. Myles Broscoe of AIDS Wolf, Les Angles Morts, ...). Finally, opening the show are JEREMY & FRIEND (featuring Susil Sharma of RED MASS). Doors are at 5 PM and show starts at 6. Here are the details :::

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Saturday, June 27th (AFTERNOON SHOW - 5 PM) :::

TALK NORMAL (NYC)
THE PINK NOISE (Toronto/mtl - Sacred Bones)
BLUE LIONS (Mtl - mem. AIDS Wolf)
JEREMY & FRIEND (Mtl - mem. RED MASS)

$8
5 PM (EARLY!)
@ Lab Synthese (435 Beaubien Ouest, #200)

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for more info visit :::

http://www.blueskiesturnblack.com
http://www.myspace.com/talknormaltalknormal
http://www.myspace.com/thepinknoise2
http://www.myspace.com/milobrosco

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Set times ::::::

MISS LADY SWAMP PUSSY 9:30

NERVOUS SYSTEM 10:15

GAY BEAST 11:00

AIDS WOLF : MIDNIGHT

Wednesday June 10th

@@@ Friendship Cove 10$ -- ALL AGES


Be there early and party with us longer . Respect the space y'all!



Check out this cool GAY BEAST interview.


Gay Beast just 2 weeks ago ::


Nervous System ::



Miss Lady Swamp Pussy::

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pas Rapport - the download version

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Here is the downloadable version of our 2009 Spring Tour tape, Pas Rapport --- these are straight from the Master files! Perfect sound! This is the real shit! No crappy pirate tape dub! One generation down from us playing the tunes.

Download it here: AIDS Wolf Pas Rapport

For all the info and track listing, go here

For the complete artwork, go here and scroll down.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Slow Burn

We're playing aloft party in Montreal June 10th with our good friends and one of my favorite bands around , Gay Beast. They are our newest labelmates on Skingraft and the their album is the bomb.

Apart from that we're bee playing Toronto on the 19th w/ Mika Miko and The Homosexuals for the Panache showcase at NXNE, then it'll be a longggggg break till the next one.

Tour came and went and I haven't really been able to talk about it much as we stared death in the face a lil' too often. So many close calls on the road , I'm still feeling shaken 2 months latter .


AIDS Wolf



Us @ The Smell , we melted one of the monoblocks , good thing with tour with 2!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Totally

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Touring with the Shearing Pinx was amazing. I find always awe inducing seeing bands that are able to navigate through their corpus of songs and take the whole show thing very casually--- seems almost like the most relaxing time of their live happens on stage. Although that did not stop them from playing extremely dynamic stuff. The interaction between the two guitar players, Erin and Nick, is unique. While Erin jumps and bumps around, creates sounds from these crispy passages to these non-sensical atonal riffs, Nick often holds ground with his growling low-end ---- and then they completely destroy that and do the most surprising compositions, or bring in brutally effective ideas. During all that Jeremy drums are super steady (he never fails!). It feels like he floats over the skins while playing, watching him is quite a learning experience.

Anyway Hamborghinni is playing tonight with Jeremy's side project Totally Ripped at the Frienship cove, in Montreal. I'm pretty excited to see these guys since their very good 12" split with To Live and Shave in L.A. on Isolated Now Waves has been a repeat player on our turntable since our come back from tour. Also from Vancouver will be at the show the Sex Negatives, which is pure sound nihilism--- one can understand knowing that Justin, previously in Mutators, is involved at the drums.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pas Rapport

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This was our limited edition (80 pieces) 14 minutes Spring tour tape. Sorry if we sold out by the time we reached Regina. It's a bunch of instant compositions, in one stream on both sides, unedited (you can even ear some magical quirks within the 'silence' in between the tracks). Although we overdubbed an extra track of vocals on side B. Sounds pretty crusty. Our first official release with Alex in the band! Recorded at the 100-sided Die, February 2009.

The edition tapes were a bit too short, so each side misses about 3 or four seconds off the original master recording... whatever, does the job.

Here's the track listing:

A) Police de la quéquette
P'tit débile
Elle est si cochonne

B) Débande
Hot dog élégant
Polie la poilue
Flaque de vomi/restitu

Download it here: AIDS Wolf Pas Rapport

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For the full artwork, go see this link, and scroll to the bottom.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hiroshima Thunder

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I got asked to do a solo performance on drums in late January this year. Despite my excitement to perform and the fact that i have been thinking and putting together in my head since a while already how the performance would be delivered, I managed to put very little time into the actual physical preparation for the show. I guess I just thought about it so much that once getting to do the technical aspects of it ended up working somehow, but I still feel that for repeating such a show I will have to work my act out a bit--- especially since there are specific sounds ant things I actually want to achieve with this.

The generic idea is this: each piece of the accoustic kit is caught by a microphone, and then brought through a bass synth/envelope filter to isolate a specific note, then sent through a specific line of effects for each piece, mixed and amplified. I want to basically turn the kit into some music making machine, or a one man band, but still keep the vivual performance of the drummer going and have the impression that there is this accoustic quality to the performance via the kit--- something you can't get with an electronic kit for instance. also, using mics, the room quirks and the feedback would creat 'hopefully' happy accidents that will either push my improv in a new direction or just texture the auto-composition already going on.

Getting the stuff amplified really loud so the sound from our home-made p.a. matches the kit's natural volumes wasn't really a problem, the main thing that I had to constantly focus on and control was the feedback from the mics. Anyway, I guess working on the project a bit would help me figuring these things out a bit... maybe i should switch some mics for contact mics or triggers or something.

But it was loud and chaotic, and at least it created most of the impression I wanted to create within 15 minutes.

AIDS Wolf

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

fan mail:::

Andrea from Alabama* writes :::


Music - or lack thereof

I just want to let you know that I unfortunately happened upon one of your..."musical" videos on the internet and I don't think I have ever heard such a fucked up, garbled mess of shit. Your "band" is the musical equivalent of someone jabbing sharp rocks into my ears. It's like a vomit enema. You're Canadian, right? That explains it. I didn't even know that people like you existed until a few minutes ago, and what has been seen cannot be unseen. The horrors that lie within this atrocious webpage have scarred me for life, and I can honestly say that the three minutes I spent watching your video were the most regretable of my life. WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with your singer? Does she have epilepsy? Last time I checked, shoving the microphone in your mouth and purposely gagging into it isn't singing, you washed up bunch of fucking basement geeks. Do you even know what you stand for? Because wearing black and white checkered framed glasses and performing fellatio on a microphone are not typically associated with socially functional human beings. I pray that laryngitis finds you all. Forever. Please don't ever have children. Please. If I had to choose one way of describing your "music", it would be by sending an actual piece of shit as an email attachment. Good day to you, sir.

Friday, March 6, 2009

TOUR UPDATE GIANT YAY

06 March MONTREAL w/ U.S Girls + Grand Trine , ULTRATHIN @ Il Motore
07 March TORONTO w/ U.S Girls , THRASHED GENES , HEAVEN @ Sneaky Dee’s
08 March BUFFALO W/ U.S Girls @ SOUNDLAB
09 March PROVIDENCE w/ U.S Girls , CHROME JACKSON , TINSEL TEETH
@ AS220
10 March ALLSTON W/ U.S Girls , CAN'T@ Gay Gardens
11 March BROOKLYN w/ SIGHTINGS, U.S Girls , FIASCO , TALK NORMAL @ Death By Audio
12 March ANNANDALE ON HUDSON w/ U.S Girls @ Bard College
13 March CLEVELAND w/ U.S Girls , PUFFY AREOLAS , MISHAPS , GUILE @ Now That’s Class #
14 March CHICAGO W/ U.S Girls , CACAW , MAYOR DALEY
@ Co-Prosperity Sphere
15 March IOWA CITY w/ U.S Girls , TALK NORMAL , WET HAIR @ Public Space One #
16 March LAFAYETTE W/ U.S Girls , FIASCO , T.V GHOST @ Scagnoli’s Cajun and BBQ
17 March HOT SPRINGS W/ U.S Girls , FIASCO ,MONOTONIX @ Valley of the Vapours Festival
18 March SAN ANTONIO W/ GUARDS , THE SPARK @ The Warhol
19 March AUSTIN w/ MAYYORS , EAT SKULL , SNACK TRUCK , MAGIC JEWELS and more @ "Black Fontanelle presents A Compound Fracture" - 5615 Jim Hogg Avenue
(we play at 2:30 pm)
19 March AUSTIN w/ PRE , VIVIAN GIRLS , PONYTAIL , CRYSTAL STILTS + MORE @ Club 1808 --Videothing Party ( we play at 5:30 pm)
19 March AUSTIN w/ MONOTONIX , FINALLY PUNK , JAPANTHER +++ @ The Ballet -- KVRX Party (we play at 12:30 pm)
20 March AUSTIN W/ PRE , LOS LLAMARADA , NITE JEWEL , DUCKTAILS , MAE SHI ++ @ Quack's Bakery-- We Shot JR / Gorilla vs Bear party (we play at 5 pm)
20 March AUSTIN w/ TALK NORMAL , CLIPD BEAKS , CROCODILES, CHURCH OF THE SNAKE (we play @ 730 pm)
21 March AUSTIN W/ U.S Girls , FIASCO ++ ?? @ Mrs Bea's -- Todd P party ( we play at 4 pm)
21 March AUSTIN w/ PRE , HEALTH, MIKA MIKO , CLIPD BEAKS, MONOTONIX +++ @ Mohawk - Panache/Lovepump showcase ( WE PLAY ON THE MAIN STAGE @ 9PM)
22 March AUSTIN W/ PAST LIVES , PRE , MAE SHI , MIKA MIKO +++ @ Beerland - Panache daytime party (we play @ 230 on the stage)
22 March HOUSTON w/ FIASCO , PAST LIVES @ Numbers #
23 March ODESSA w/ PAST LIVES , MIKA MIKO @ Red Scare #
24 March SANTA FE w/ PAST LIVES @ Warehouse 21 #
25 March TUCSON w/ PAST LIVES @ Club Congress (WXWU Festival) #
26 March LONG BEACH @ Alex’s Bar #
27 March SAN DIEGO W/ ALL LEATHER , VAGINALS , WHITE MICE @ Che Cafe
28 March LA w/ BIPOLAR BEAR , WHITE MICE @ The Smell
29 SAN JOSE W/ TERA MELOS @ Nickel City Arcade
30 March SAN FRANCISCO w/ DEATH SENTENCE : PANDA! , PREYERS ,WHITE MICE @ Knockout
31 March OAKLAND W/ HAWNAY TROOF
, BOYS IV MEN , NO BABIES @ House of Nostromos
01 April DAY OFF
02 April PORTLAND W/ METH TEETH , WORMS , WHITE FANG@ The Artistry
03 April SEATTLE w/ LOVE TAN , WAH WAH EXIT WOUND , ARE YOU A CAT @ The Josephine
04 April VANCOUVER w/ SHEARING PINX , TWIN CRYSTALS @ Biltmore Cabaret (18+)
05 April CALGARY w/ SHEARING PINX , THE FAMINES @ Broken City
06 April EDMONTON w/ SHEARING PINX , THE FAMINES @ The Pawn Shop
07 April REGINA w/ SHEARING PINX @ The Exchange
08 April WINNIPEG w/ SHEARING PINX @ The Royal Albert (18+)
09 April MINNEAPOLIS w/ GAY BEAST , BRUTEHEART , UNICORN BASEMENT @ Big V’s
10 April MILWAUKEE @ TBA
11 April LANSING w/ DEAD MACHINES, CHILD BITE @ Mac’s Bar #
12 April Waterloo w/ THRASHED JEANS @ Commotion House

Monday, March 2, 2009

AIDS Wolf Present A Distinguishing Historiography of The Badass Genesis-2009

At the farthest reaches of modernity, we still somehow pine for an aesthetic that borders on sociopathy. The badass has long brought this aesthetic principle forward, barely managing to deliver it to us here at our moment in the 21st century. Now the badass, though common in the vernacular, hyperbolically applied wherever, has sadly, like many of the towering concepts that were refined through the centuries only to really came of age in the 20th, gone the way of the fucking chucking spear. Clearly a distinction is necessary to distinguish real badassery from its overuse in language if there is any hope of salvaging this treasured relic of our cultural past.
The original event in the trajectory of this concept is portrayed in the film The History of World Part 1 in which a cave man discovers music by accidently dropping a huge rock on his friend’s foot, making him scream. Enriching the world around him by tuning the dischordancies of his fellow caveman’s screams by way of precise rock dropping, channeling the eternal human urge to savage his colleague, the original badass composed using the suffering of another for the sake of a poignant art. Meanwhile, the film itself takes on what history won’t. History streamlines and smudges out the idiosyncrasies, the weirdo’s and the dumb, blind luck, the colloquial, the jerks and flukes.
Not that man invented the concept, of course. Preternaturally, badassery of course began with God himself, apologies to the spiritually declined. The original creation bore all the signs and qualities. If lightning bolts, lighting up the edges of the black sky are God’s most decidedly badass aesthetic creation, wars are his most destructive, nihilistic and purging. In the case of war, plenty afoot as we speak, God takes on all of the typical behaviors of the badass gone over the edge: He ceases to even believe in himself, so much so as to defy his own basic principles. His conscience so astute and stolid most of the time is so completely out to fucking lunch the rest of the time. But still, geographically the world over, say, in this case Montana, we find mountain ranges, great sweeps of badlands so obviously displaying full color spectrums, scenes so geometrically concise, relationships with the sky so formally obvious. His aims seem to be complete beauty and precision, adulterated with constant, chiding, never ending danger.

The great poem The Odyssey involves a whole slew of early badasses. Homer, its author, setting off every possible plot arch to come through his flowing narrative, based on fact, colored by personality. The streamlined hoplite military regalia, decidedly fucking badass, provides the aesthetic and historical backdrop. Its protagonist, Odysseus, a flawed individual, albeit one who did things with heroic gusto...he who rolled back up on the spot and found his wife in the grip of suiters, as we all should well know, killed the bunch pretty much immediately. His journey itself is a typical badass journey up a river or equivalent body of water. The Return can only happen once a mental line is crossed and is ligatured with a mass of killing(1).
The original American badasses, of course, slung guns. Take Annie Oakley, sharpshooter. She, without much thought, and really slowing her breathing down to a nearly motionless flow of air in order to take aim, shot a cigarette out of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s princely Prussian lips. In fact, Oakley would take her sharp shooting on tour, with Wild Bill’s Touring Western Review. Every night a different gig, sleeping on floors, selling merch (Oakley posters all the rage) and of course, every day getting up on stage and sniping beer steins off people’s heads, splitting playing cards and so on. An aesthetic and entertainment principal based around high precision and felt danger: a few pre-gig sodas too many and the ensuing accidental burp, and that beer stein remains full while long, red strings of blood come out the back of your participating audience-volunteer’s head, if it doesn’t explode entirely. Especially a problem if the volunteer for a particular gig is a Prussian prince.
Throbbing Gristle, mixing true, worrisome mental illness, with a propensity to wish harm upon an audience, using a combination of 70’s art ritual and a keen interest in Burroughsian sonic weaponry(2). What TG lost in precision, their claims to being non-musicians never really borne out; their music actually very musical(3), they made up for in pure danger: getting into onstage fights with the membership of the local hipster class, nearly committing suicide on stage, ect. Oh and yes, the absolute highest form of late 20th century, unadulterated badassery is found in the TG press photo where the gang, nonchalantly lazes about the weaponry, a pile of Roland ampli and homemade electronics. Hanging in the background is the band’s logo, the aforementioned badass lightning bolt, the whole scene looking like some grim Victorian sci-fi abattoir/den. “Sleazy” looking, well, sleazy, Gen in tight leather trousers, ‘natch, Cosy looking the English northern bird part perfectly. There is real death in the air, but everybody stays cool.
And what of Lou Reed’s Take No Prisoners Lp? Yes, indeed badass, if only for the fact that it is ahead of its time, presaging new humor trends with an entirely eventless comedy lp. The jokes are perhaps so invisible, that flying past you in rapid fire succession, you are not aware of their presence. Lou’s mug in the gatefold helps. But the punch line to the whole thing is actually where you expect it least. Not after some pregnant silence following a long rap but on the record’s cover: cod piece wearing, yet still somehow sexless, a future Lower East Side alien from the planet Zorox standing in an pile of trash, stylish but not really, sorta well drawn, but not really. It is admittedly, pretty fucking badass. Sadly for poor Lou’s posterity, the joke as ghost paradigm never really caught on.
Perhaps, more badass still is the pranksterish John Cale, who during the mixing of White Light/White Heat suggested that Lou go take a smoke break while he tried a few vocal mixes on Lady Godiva’s Operation. Lou, feeling like some air, actually, complied and Cale quickly took to the mixing console. He immediately set himself to the task of making Lou sound like a wastrel, boosting Lou’s line “SWEETLY” in total disproportion to everything else. Sounds like a madhouse escapee here to add color commentary to the “operation”. Lou luckily decided to take a two smoke break, because Cale had time to dump the track down and order the studio engineer to sneak the tapes out the back door, hop in a cab and run them up to the Verve mastering facility, adding “We’ll leave the rest of the record unmixed.”
It should also be noted that while Lou’s dalliance with Vaclav Havel is a fairly refined form of badassery, his aimless improvisations with Laurie Anderson at the Stone are not.
And while we are on the topic of heads of state worthy of the term lets not forget Pierre Elliot Trudeau, on a wee vacay in New York City, wife Maggy obviously loosing a few bolts and in need of some “relaxation.” He could swing his ass around with the best of them, no Canadian reticence here, the pretty party boys at 54 all in their disco rigs, looking through disgusting, heavy, 5 am club air, as PET aka Fart Waterhole comes sweeping by doing the Disco Bolero to a Silver Convention cut.
“Who is THAT!?”
“Ohhhhhhh, Its the Canadian Prime Minister. My My!”
Yeah and you ain’t even met William Lyon Mackenzie King yet, led our nation through WWII, seanced with the dead, a practicing wiccan, deeply in love with his dog to a weird point where bestiality simply cannot be ruled out as a possibility.
Or Maurice Richard, learned to play hockey by beating frozen dung piles around an Alley with a curved tree branch. Had eyes so fucking steely they bore right through you, looking into a distance of pure hockey geometry. Plus, during one game against a struggling Detroit Red Wings, a rather flamboyant on-ice official gave the Rocket a two minute penalty simply for looking so good(4). And, add to this, the fact that someone set off a bomb in the Forum when Richard was suspended for clocking a referee(5).
To adumbrate further through elimination, we can rule certain 20th century aesthetic-psychopaths out of the category. For example, Charles Manson, a seriously devoted musician and fan of the Beatles , did seem to know of the existence of a weird thinline form based on the danger/aesthetic dichotomy, and furthermore knew of its desirability. But he lacked any sense of badass in his practice. His tipping over the line into the sorrowful category of murderer could have been cool were he somehow enforcing real justice, based on real Kantian imperative principles. Sadly, he was just another deluded sick fuck. And his record, even though it was released on ESP-Disk(6), perhaps the coolest record label in the history of record labels, was a tuneless pile of simpy-ass, hippy shit. Not Volk in its truest German sense, but Folk in the lame marketing sense.
Sadly, badassery cannot be separated from its roots in death, the overriding theme , aesthetically, politically, of the 20th century. From the vantage point of our Hyper modernity, we should begin to take more seriously the distinction. Badass, a real desert and badlands concept, which so tightropes along a fine long separating those who know the ledge, and those who so easily fall over it. But badass simply cannot describe goofball sneakers, a kid in a Michael Jackson video, scroungy hobo jammers living in an abandoned water tank and so forth. Because badassery, like Annie Oakley’s nightly routine, requires a delicate precision predicated on getting the danger on.
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(1) See Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and the subsequent Saturday Morning film version by Coppola, preferable the still unreleased 8 hour version, for equally cool variations on this theme...)
(2) There is, it should be noted, a line in one of the Bush era US Military budgets for a very cost overrun project simply called High Pitch Frequency
(3) Self-proclaimed non-musicians are typically the biggest bullshitters: Brian Eno, Captain Beefheart, Jad Fair’s claims to NO CHOPS never really pass the non-musicality test, they all end up being exceedingly musical people but, such claims are necessary to ensure a abandonment of the established order of process which so bores/strains/corrupts. The NO CHOPS CHOPS school is badass. Sun Ra had the opposite problem. He had a penchant for obsessive musical technicality and precision, but with clodhopper hands, his errant piano notes gave his pieces a bizarre NO CHOPS vibe... of course, he had REAL CHOPS!
(4) This was during the 1944-1945 season, which happened also to be the season in which Maurice, the first ever to do so, scored 50 goals.)
(5) Leading to the first of what is now simply referred to in Montreal as a Hockey Riot. There have been many, often involving the smashing of windows on St. Catherine’s street and overturning cop cars. The Richard Riot was in 1955. The most recent Hockey Riot was in Spring 08. To say nothing of the GNR/Metallica Banger Riot of ’92 or the ’03 Exploited Riot.
(6) The Manson jawn is part of the ESP-DIsk 2000 series, check out the Cromangon LP on ESP-DISK (ESP2001) for a sense of what you wished the Manson lp would sound like. The artists themselves, naturally, decide what goes on their ESP-DISK and why should be any other way.

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AIDS Wolf are the preeminent Formalist/Unknown Wave quartet, formed in Montreal, 2003. They have released two full-length records on SKiN GRAFT Records and Lovepump United as well as numerous collaborations, splits and seven inches. The membership is Chloe "Deluxxx" Skum on flamejob scream, Yannick "NoNo" Desranleau on Total Downward Thunder, Myles "BOP" Broscoe on Electric Mountain Range and Alex "Kozz" Moskos on Split-Skreen Desert Guitar. The band works and lives in Montreal, where they are presently composing material for concept record on Canadian Prime Ministers and French Military Strategy circa 1759, working on a Throbbing Gristle cover and eating well.  Please direct all media inquiries to Maria Catamero  at soulkitten (at) blueghostpublicity (dot) com and booking inquiries to Michelle Cable at panachebooking (at) gmail (dot) com For all other inquires please contact Mark McLean at gogogogonononono (at) gmail (dot) com .



Text by Alexander Moskos.
Photo by Myles Broscoe , New Mexico November 08.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dirty 30

Kzzz turns 30 today , leaving Broscoe behind as the only AIDS Wolf member still a 20-something.

Check out his solo project , Drainolith , and give the boy , I mean man , some love.

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Us In Hot Springs , AK. Fun fun.



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Friday, February 6, 2009

Getting Them Priorities Straight......

A few days ago I was forwarded an article about the "Montreal scene" that name dropped AIDS Wolf . One of the musicians interviewed (who I incidentally don't know , nor have I ever heard of his band) is quoted saying something along the lines of "I never met anyone in a band who didn't dream of making a living playing music."

Really? REALLY?

I find it sad that it seems the gold standard people measure the worth of doing something to be earning a living from it.

I don't see making music as a means to an end but an end in itself. And the enjoyment to be had making music without having a though about commercial returns is liberating.
Most of my musical heroes have day jobs, so cheers to the fulltime hobby and cheers to being a hobbyist.

Me and Mclean and a pile of awesome and wonderfully talented friends (who are in other bands you probably love , wether you know it yet or not) are doing this Thee Outernet, it's a music blog about stuff we love. Some old stuff , some bands that don't even have records out yet. I'd be stoked if you checked it out.

love,
Chloe

Thursday, January 29, 2009

C.Y.M.















i just made a myspace account and uploaded a song from the recording C.Y.M. did in july of 2007....this and 3 more songs will be a 12" ep in a few months.

http://www.myspace.com/cymcymcym

---mclean

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

AIDS WOLF Spring '09 Tour : What We've Got So Far


Us doing "Cities of Glass" last Saturday in Montreal and then fucking around cause Yannick broke his bass drum pedal. They never last him much longer than a year , nevermind his ability to chew through cymbals. And sticks, I think we spend 50$ a week on sticks!


The show was a blast , both Red Mass and Fucked Up ( Fucked Up are probably one of the catchiest bands around , they have more hooks than a fisherman) played killer sets , and were held our own too. Sold out Sala's a lil' nerve wracking cause with all the bodies you can't ever locate your friends/bandmates.

At one point Damien jumped on and destroyed his own merch table , kinda scary as I was sitting inches away and didn't want a 300llb man or broken table chunks on my head.

Mclean spent a few days here and our band wrote 3 new songs! We have a 12" coming out soon and at least 2 7"s worth of material to be mixed.

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Here's how the tour's looking so far , hopefully I'll have updates on the line-ups soon. # = first visit to that city.
I'm sooooooooooooooo excited to finally see Death Sentence : PANDA! !!!!!!! I can't believe we're playing with them!



06 March MONTREAL w/ U.S Girls + Grand Trine @ Il Motore
07 March TORONTO w/ U.S Girls , THRASHED GENES @ Sneaky Dee’s
08 March BUFFALO W/ U.S Girls @ SOUNDLAB
09 March PROVIDENCE w/ U.S Girls , CHROME JACKSON @ AS220
10 March ALLSTON W/ U.S Girls @ Gay Gardens
11 March BROOKLYN w/ SIGHTINGS, U.S Girls , FIASCO @ Death By Audio
12 March ANNANDALE ON HUDSON w/ U.S Girls @ Bard College
13 March CLEVELAND w/ U.S Girls @ Now That’s Class #
12 March TBA
14 March CHICAGO W/ U.S Girls , CACAW @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
15 March IOWA CITY w/ U.S Girls @ Public Space One #
16 March TBA
17 March HOT SPRINGS W/ U.S Girls , FIASCO ,MONOTONIX @ Valley of the Vapours Festival
18 March DAY OFF!
19 March AUSTIN @ SXSW
20 March AUSTIN @ SXSW
21 March @ AUSTIN SXSW
22 March HOUSTON w/ TYVEK, FIASCO , PAST LIVES @ Numbers #
23 March ODESSA w/ PAST LIVES @ The Roadhouse #
24 March SANTA FE w/ PAST LIVES @ Warehouse 21 #
25 March TUCSON @ Club Congress (WXWU Festival) #
26 March LONG BEACH @ Alex’s Bar #
27 March SAN DIEGO @ Che Cafe
28 March LA w/ BIPOLAR BEAR @ The Smell
30 March SAN FRANCISCO w/ DEATH SENTENCE : PANDA! @ Knockout
31 March OAKLAND @ House of Nostromos
01 April DAY OFF
02 April PORTLAND @ The Artistry
03 April SEATTLE @ The Josephine
04 April VANCOUVER w/ SHEARING PINX @ Biltmore Cabaret (18+)
05 April CALGARY w/ SHEARING PINX , THE FAMINES @ Broken City
06 April EDMONTON w/ SHEARING PINX , THE FAMINES @ The Pawn Shop
07 April REGINA w/ SHEARING PINX @ The Exchange
08 April WINNIPEG w/ SHEARING PINX @ The Royal Albert (18+)
09 April MINNEAPOLIS w/ GAY BEAST @ Big V’s
10 April TBA
11 April LANSING w/ DEAD MACHINES @ Mac’s Bar #
12 April TBA

100th blog post....how awesome!

the pix from our little adventure playing shows last week will be up in a day or two....had to relearn basic html for pix (i suck) and then i went to montreal for the weekend and was too busy having fun to waste my time on the internet.

here's the hi-lites from this weekend.....

-seeing aids wolf and fucked up at casa (scary hxc dudes loved AW, whoa)

-watching aids wolf give a women's car battery a boost (what swell guys)

-hearing so much awesome new music with chloe and yannick (a.h. krakin=the shit)

-writing 3 new songs for my untitled band with chloe and yannick

-making and eating amazing vegan food back at the house

-learning the truth about "bad-ass" from alex

-chloe getting my band, thrashed genes, on the AW toronto show (thx chloe!)

-creating "THEE OUTERNET" with chloe (shit's gonna rule)

...and much more cool stuff. like i said before, i will post the pix i mentioned before soon, as well as hot new ones from this weekend. i also dug thru my laptop with chloe and yannick and found some older gems, such as pix from when i was in montreal with chloe and yannick in july 2007 making our first EP together (finally coming out soonish), pix and video's from the last canadian show with "muscle-man" on guitar, old aids wolf practice videos, etc.

judging by all this rambling, i think it's time to take a nap. fuck greyhound buses!!

---mclean

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Montreal's ALL

Support your local scene.

I know right away what you're gonna say , "But Chloe , my local scene sux." I understand and trust me , have been there all I can say is that right now it's a great time to move to Montreal.

Shit's happening in this icy 'burg and things are pretty exciting. We've got a huge amount of excellent venues , promoters busting their asses to get great touring bands to town on a daily basis and a few locals that make my heart explode with pride.

Here's my list of ESSENTIAL Montreal bands , so that you can fit in when you move here.

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Black Feelings
Psych-goth? It's dark , trippy and catchy. Ex-members of Les Angles Morts + Who's The Ghost? who aren't afraid to play in the rain.


Dead Wife
Bratty lowest-fi girl-punk. Ultra trashy and funner than a black eye.


Dreamcatcher
Musical mud-ghosts haunting you while you walk through quicksand.



Grand Trine
Un-Greatful , Un-Dead . Ex-Be Bad.

Monday Morning Erection
Playful abstractions , turntables + whirlygigs + lockjaw grooves.




Panopticon Eyelids
Hawkwind in a wind tunnel .




Red Mass
Choyce from CPC Gangbangs , Sexareenos ect leading this insane noise-garage-gospel collective through dark rites.


Triceratreetops
Jefferson Hovercraft , meet H.P Lustcraft.


Ultrathin
Everyone wants to fuck the guitarist-ist-ist-ist-ist-ist-ist , reverb motherfuckers.



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In other news , Skin Graft are having a massive sale.


Grab stuff from us , PRE , Made In Mexico , Ruins , Lake of Dracula ect for cheaper than usual.

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Some of our tour dates are now posted -- http://www.myspace.com/aidswolf , more to come. Anyone know the score in Iowa?

xoChloe

Rewind::::::::

Got a slightly perplexing review in Now

Shows that rocked Toronto last week
Thu, Jan 8

critic's pick AIDS WOLF at the Boat Rating: NNNN

In the post-Avril Lavigne era, it’s hard to imagine punk rock evoking any trace of the transgressive and revolutionary ideas that once fuelled the movement. This sanitization of the genre is what makes the barely listenable, eardrum-grating cacophony of bands like Montreal’s AIDS Wolf important and worthy of the masochism needed to appreciate them.

Philly noise terrorists Satanized set up the headliners well with a barrage of angular discordant rock, often sounding like a thrash metal band playing free jazz. The club was already full, and the sloppy mosh pit was eager to bounce around to their chugging skronk rock.


AIDS Wolf also tread some weird middle ground between experimental improv and punk rock, but sound even less connected to anything musical. It’s like they took everything that normally makes a song pleasant to the ear and deliberately did the opposite. Repetition and rhythm are the only elements you can recognize as music.

On paper this sounds awful, and it’s even worse in person at deafening levels (which is kind of the point, I suppose). But there’s something inexplicably hypnotic and engrossing about this train wreck of a band.

They may look like wimpy art school kids, but their noise could have squeegee-wielding gutter punks covering their ears and running for the exits, terrify the most hardcore metal heads and make Green Day sound as threatening as Tom Jones. This is exactly what a modern punk rock band should be doing. 

---Benjamin Boles
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And here's an older on from our show in Danbury last fall that was just sent to me:: Women who run with wolves.

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"Noise cannot be imagined as a synonym for dissonance , even if the judgement of noise by the then-surprised publics is imposed on modernist dissonance.. Dissonance works through it's rethinking of consonance , and composers using it tended to think of their work as reinvigorating the western tradition of music."
-Paul Hegarty:: Noise/Music: A History

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2 Days!

Till Mclean gets to Mtl for massive jams (anyone wanna put out a 7" of our band? , we don't have a name but we have tons of songs recorded + ready to go!) , 3 days till our show @ Sala.




title or description

Poster by Lisa Czech

Saturday Jan 17th @ Sala Rosa

Fucked Up


AIDS Wolf

RED MASS

12$ adv or 15$ at the door . Buy tix here


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Here's the entire set for our Toronto show last weekend. Rowdy.











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I JUST SAW THIS list of bands playing SXSW '09 , and REALLY wanna see Factums and Naked on the Vague . Not sure how I'll manage that with us playing 7-8 shows in the 3 days we're in Austin but .......

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Approaching Ashton (re: NO CHOPS!)

Just a quick note about the passing of Ron Asheton. There is no denying this man’s influences on everyone, including the Wolf. The first song the young Myles Broscoe, aged 9, learned on his guitar was I Wanna Be Your Dog. Upon Arrival in the Greek town of Sarigakis, family vacay ’95, my cousin Stavros, a real card, pulled his Baz off the wall and fired up an uproariously feral version of TV Eye. Whether because there was a north american audience present or the copious amounts of ouzo and greek coffee running through his veins, he doubled, maybe quadrupled the length of the solo, turning the whole thing fully bonks, screaming in Greek, likely not the real lyrics.
They say everyone owns a fuzz and wah because of Asheton, which is likely not true. Jimi Hendrix used the fuzz and the wah to create an electric, multi-hued abstraction of the blues...which has of course come to be the dominant and played-out form and praxis of popular music. But at the time the gesture was huge.
Asheton, not long after and using the same raw materials, reduced everything to a purr. Did he even know what he was doing? Surely not. But there you go, he was the funkiest, the heaviest, and the sparsest. And the music, at times more violent than contemporaries like the Velvets or the MC5, was so amazingly streamlined. Real autoplant shit.
Of course, Asheton, dies the sad fate into an emptiness. His band is still not in the Hall of Fame, erasing any illusions about the venerability of that hacky sack institution. His final years, sadly, found him playing in a Stooges cover band, with the former bass player from Firehose, their equipment heisted from under their noses.
Whatever, in the cruel and thankless profession that is rock and roll, 60 is ancient. I’m sure when Death passed his little cart passed Eddie Hazel’s house, perhaps Ashton’s truest contemporary, nobody cared.
But, please, let us now put Asheton and his playing behind us. This long trend line, crawling out of the 20th century into our own, should be put to rest. The current bumper crop of underground bands are still stuck in Ashton’s style, if only because it remains the sexiest one to cop. Many of these bands I like, but now, more than ever, would be a good time, for some serious radical re-approaches. Which is what Asheton did, in the first place. His playing was Radical in the purest sense, modified “from the roots”.
There is always Brian Sullivan from Mouthus or the ladies in Mayor Daley both with different variations on the Insanely Non-approach Approach. Although I’m sure they’d disagree fervently , I’d argue there is no Ashton there. Or if there is, its in trace amounts, at the edges and perhaps simply guiding by way of no approach.

Something OLD

No , not us silly.

We've been doing Chinese Roulette as an encore. Here we are in Ottawa.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Community Service...DONE!!!

so i recently completed my community service sentance by spending about 36 hours with aids wolf last week. i also took some pictures that really get into the "AxWx BRAINSTATE" of how they live when they are not on stage, such as eating C grade chinese food while watching CNN in london, on.....those and many others will be up in a day or two. ---mclean

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jus' Like Them Olde Dayssssss....

Micro tour of So.Ontario with Mclean on board , brings my mind backkk , way back. To Misassuaga house shows w/ Athletic Automaton and woodland chillin' w/ Uasisamonster.

However , them Funtario times are best enjoyed in summer or fall , to get the crazy legs a bit of action. January touring in Canada is precarious , snow , ice , slush all conspire against your life or at very least comfort , nevermind sound checks.

Thus we arrived late for our house show in Waterloo. Soggy , hungy (thanks to Foot Village this is now a constant in our lexicon , second only to imitating Lou Reed). Bleh bleh. We have no idea who lives at the house but quickly get comfy eating our shitty take out(touring in Canada would be 1000 x better if there were something equal to wholefoods with a hot buffet of healthy food for takeout) and chilling with Uncle Mark and the boys of DD/MM/YYYY. Rustle up some tea in the kitchen with help from the friendly hippie and start feeling "normal" again. Go down to watch the 2nd band but crowdedness = panik attack so head back upstairs . Watch DD/MM/YYYY perched on top of the washing machine , behind the band where no one can get me and the air won't run out.
They are excellent that night , the newer songs are esp. hectic and I'm feelin' PSYCHED.

We get out there , the basement is crowed but kids are kinda uptight . A few are even sitting on the the floor ( are we being mistaken for a postrock band just 'cause we're from Montreal?) , thankfully Tomas is there to bring the rowdy and after a song or 2 a few dudes join in but mostly the kids look paralysed . Mclean latter suggests they were scared. I hope so cause that's better than bored. Of course it wouldn't be an AIDS Wolf tour without a technical meltdown and Alex's Traynor (that we JUST got repaired days before) died in the first song so our sound = off.

Shit ends early and we don't know ANYONE in town , DD/MM/YYYY split for Toronto and capt. Hippie Poncho gets freaky in the living room with his crew. Uncle Mark , being a smart cookie , has brought a pile of DVDS and puts on The Jesus Lizard one so we can all chillax . Within minutes the room is cleared. It feels slightly awkward that no one wants to hang and slightly strange that we're the only Jesus Lizard fans in the house but whatcha gonna do?

Kids today! They just don't get that this is one of the best bands of the past 40 years and that David Yow is not only the best front man but is also the sexiest person alive.

But I digress . Eventually our party of 5 unrolled the sleeping bags and lay in the dark for a while until quiet came and brought sleep.

The next day we drove around desperately looking for food (the one vegan spot in town turned out to be a store , not restaurant) and waiting for the amp to be fixed. Nothing too exciting. Everyone is broke so no crate digging.

It snowed all the way to London , Kinda scary cause the new van desperately needs new tires and , again mapquest failed us.
WEe arrived an hour late but neither the promoter nor the soundman were there. And once the soundman got there we were told by the irate waitress that we couldn't soundcheck 'cause folks were eating downstairs. Thank goodness for the 5 pm load in!

I give a call to Evan to meet the Satanized boys for dinner but he tells me that cause of the weather , they are a good 5 hours away. They end up arriving around midnight , about 15 minutes after we get off the stage , and I think I must have called him a half dozen times.
Our set went well , there wasn't a ton of people but those there were ROWDY. And really , what more could ya want want. Lots of posi comments from the kids , Mclean latter said "You guys are a big band to them" flattering for sure , but rather absurd.


London pics


The Traynor DID however survive and once the Philly crew arrived we were treated to 2 most excellent sets , too bad most of the locals had split.
Right now I'd say that SATANIZED are one of my favorite bands and probably one of the best tour discoveries. They make technical , aggressive music that is sexy , catchy and fun. And very dark but with a sense of humor . I can't wait to hear their new record , that Andrew tells me is a concept album about anal sex.

BEST CONCEPT EVER. How can anyone not love this band?

Had some brief but sweet hangs with and men and after pushing the van out of the parking lot , did the late night drive to Toronto. Got to Mclean's around 4 , slept till well past noon and spent most of the day shopping for for and cooking that night's feast.

The feast (balsamic veggies + tofu over rotini with pesto + a hearty salad) was just the start to a near perfect night.
All the bands were great and from DIGUISES (one of the better bands coming out of the very fertile Toronto scene) on , there was the MOSH. So much mosh in fact , that I got a lil' scared. Mclean , as usual was a kick ass bouncer , keeping the rough at bay. I was glad kids went so wild over Satanized , seeing as it's their first Toronto show.


I love seeing quality recognized.


The night was fun , mostly. But right before our set some ugly jerk-assed douche got in my face. Dunno if he was just trying to bait me or was just your typical drunken aging hipster who doesn't do anything creative but thinks for some reason his opinion matters , either way it would have been a waste of energy to clean his clock. I need that adrenaline on stage , not off. It didn't really matter 'cause everyone who counted was hyped.

I gotta say , I love playing Toronto. It's a city filled with rad bands and the crowds are always good looking + ready for action. Never boring or apathetic .

Toronto picccccsss
AIDS Wolf's first feature in a Toronto weekly


Back to bed after watching the Can DVD and admiring Damo's package in red velvet .

Got up , ate , left for Ottawa. I'm feeling sicker by the minute. Most of the night's a blur for me , of feverish delirium and chugging hot tea. I had heard great things about the second band but the face pain made hearing difficult. The swollen glands made standing near impossible. I only noticed that the front man , shirtless , was kinda hot , although static. Of course it turns out that he's 19 and dating my friend. He could use a copy of that Jesus Lizard DVD.

We played , I had no energy or range . The men however , were on fire .
Fuck it , drove home listening to Kraftwerk and Wolf Eyes all the way home. BED.

Saw a few blasts from the past but in general I felt too shitty to really hang. I always feel weird playing the home town , it's like consorting with ghosts.


Pierre's photos





____________________\\Upcoming Show:::
Saturday Jan 17th
@ Sala

Fucked Up + RED MASS

12$ adv or 15$ at the door , Advance tix STRONGLY recommended.
We're on 2nd.


facebook event
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Buy tix online


Anyone out there wanna videotape us?
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Dates for March/April USA/CANADA fuckfest soon, kiddos.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Week Of Wishes

We've been back from the fall tour only a month and I barely remember what happened. I mean , I remember our collision in Philly , wet hair at the basement show and cooking a giant brunch with Megan . I remember getting the door welded shut in Baltimore and eating sauerkraut an Tarantula Hill . I remember being pulled over by the cops for no reason in Alabama , having to play our cd for them on the side of the highway while the drug dogs did their thing. Hiking in Chattanooga and crunching bits of fall under our shoes. I remember sticking my hand in the hot spring in ak and it being bright pink several days latter and I remember staying up till the morning in Oakland chatting with WW and doing in again then night night with 1/2 of A.H Kraken. I remember a billion and one burritos and new friends and crushes. Being a zombie in Portland and stopping at the co-op on the way. Laughing hysterically about Lou Reed and Arrington's imitations and stuffing myself with Erin's cookies in Vancouver. Singing with Gay Beast in MNPLS and having Isaack jam with us. Feasts with Anna and Pat in Chicago and candy all night , records all day in Toledo


But those thing don't make for stories do they?
Series of mundane but generally sweet events , with friends , strangers and those in between. Everything gets covered in a patina of excitement cause hangout times are short and rare and every once of "fun" gets crammed in. You feel so close to people you hardly know by playing together and sleeping on each others floors , that "knowing" becomes overrated and dull.
I like my music friends because they are brilliant and sexy but also a mystery and novelty.


We played with soooooooooo many good bands. Almost every night was an inspiration.

It's weird because I have some old friends I'm still touch with , from back in the day. They are all more or less the same age as me. Early 30-something. But instead they live in the past , shrouded with nostalgia for scenes long dead. You'd think their lives peaked at 19 and it's been downhill since. I can't understand this , esp with the present is so full of exciting challenging music + potential.


Doing it all again in March , dragging U.S Girls into the van for the first chunk , punk.


But , but but

till then we have LOVE:::::::
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WATERLOO:::

TUESDAY JANUARY 6TH 2009 @ 207 ERB West
4-7$ sliding scale
7:30pm


AIDS Wolf - bummer core comin to town


DD/MM/YYYY - you know'm. party rock for the year 2000.



LIFE IN A VACCUM - Bucketeers from the fifth dimension
http://www.myspace.com/lifeinvacuum

BreadCat - sleaze-wave pust-ponx
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LONDON::::

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7TH 2009 at The Blackshire Pub
511 Talbot St

AIDS Wolf

SATANIZED @ The Blackshire Pub




10$
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TORONTO::
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH 2009 at The Boat (158 Augusta Ave.), 9pm


AIDS Wolf
Montreal noise-punk band returns with more heavy hitting static-y guitar jabs & whining/screeching vocals. Distorted out of control, yet precise punk classics crafted/destroyed before your ears. Hectic as all hell.


SATANIZED
Philly thrash/noise-punk devil worshipers fueled by Atari games & the blood of virgins hit in Toronto for the first time. A not to be missed spectacles of angular guitars swirls, bouncing bass and the dark lord!!!!



DIGUISES
Still rolling hard with the release of their first LP "Post-Mortem Depression" Toronto's all star noise crew play it punk in an improv/free psych world. They re create the sounds of a thousand year old body functioning for the first time in centuries.




THE DEAD ARE THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

Toronto local lone gunman plays the guitar like it's water in a pan. Frequency blasts from all over the map, he creates jarring guitar noise soundscapes. Music for the future when we'll really need to communicate with robots or die.



JEFF BROWN DUPLEX
Best pals Jeff Brown & Brian McOmber tread through heavy stoner rock psych territory. They prod through the jams like a slow large mammal. On tour from Philly & on first, come early & wake up.


$8 adv at Rotate This & Soundscapes


FACEBOOK EVENT THING


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OTTAWA:::

Mocking Music Presents:
FRIDAY JANUARY 9 2009 — Babylon Nightclub — $8.00 advance (available on ticketweb.ca) — 19+/Licensed


AIDS Wolf (Montreal, Skin Graft Records—Touring in support of their brand-new album Cities Of Glass)

with special guests



HOLY COBRAS (Ottawa, Telephone Explosion, the best thing to happen to this city in, like, ever)

and


SAVAGE CRIMES(Ottawa, also incredibly awesome)




Facebook event thing
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Hope to see beauty .

Welcome the new year! Dress warm , eat healthful.

xochloe