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gaswitch

gaswitch

Rock / Punk / Hardcore orillia, ON, CA  CA

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  • 2015

    Sep 18

    Barrie, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    D.O.A. Canada’s Men of Action are back. It looked like they were about to ride into the sunset in 2012 as Canada’s lead- ing protest singer and cultural politician Joe “Shithead” Keithley entered into the world of formal politics, only to lose his primary/nomination by five votes. Not long after Joe had this to say “I may have lost, but I haven’t forgotten how to play my guitar, how to sing, how to write songs and how to kick ass when I’m up on stage!” sounds like D.O.A. is ready to take on the world again. 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 western Canada heard about the Punk Rock revolution. Well shit, that was it, D.O.A. formed, but after a handful of shows in their hometown of Vancouver, they came to the sad conclusion that “Everyone hates us, we’ll never get a record deal and we’re going nowhere”. Joe, who had attempted to become a civil rights lawyer at a local university, concluded that the band had to take the Do It Yourself approach long before D.I.Y. became a common expression. 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. It soon became an underground hit and the band started touring from Vancouver to California five to six times a year. In 1980 Joe Shithead came up with the term “Hardcore”. The band soon released their landmark album Hardcore 81, that was soon followed by a North American tour of the same name and that pushed that expression into our common vernacular. So now for the first time ever D.O.A. will play the Hardcore 81 album from start to finish on their 2015-16 world tour. So fans will get the three main things they love and have come to expect from D.O.A.: Lots of loud ripping guitar riffs and pounding drums, bucket loads of irreverent humor and a healthy heaping of street level politics. Plus they’ll get to hear one of punk’s most influential albums in its entirety. Recently Keithley said, “Wow! It will be cool to play Hardcore 81 from start to finish, I never knew that it would be such an influence, even change a generation. I said to Kevin Seconds one night that D.O.A. was hardcore and it spread along the grapevine from there. I took it to mean, never surrender and never give up hope. Damn. It went farther than that”. Canada’s Mega Decibel Minstrels are of course led by Canada’s godfather of punk Joe “Shithead” Keithley, who on stage mes- merizes the crowd, coming across like “The new man in black” (all respect to Johnny Cash) but he is pushed to greater heights by his infamous henchmen Paddy Duddy on drums (Rusty Nails) and Mike Hodsall on bass (Circle The Wagons). 19+ $15 Advance $20 Door POSTS (courtesy Sinkill Productions)

  • 2015

    Aug 26

    Barrie, ON, CA | 9:00pm
  • 2014

    Dec 20

    Barrie, ON, CA | 9:00pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/879853118705421/

  • 2014

    Feb 22

    Barrie, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/400881740048269/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

  • 2013

    Jul 26

    Barrie, ON, CA | 9:00pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/479164292158071/

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Label: Immaculate Deception

Bio: Who the fuck are they? Why it's Gaswitch of course, your lovable, hatefilled pals! A dirty filthy punk band from Orillia, Onttario. Consisting of such assholes as Sean Wyrcimaga, the dude that holds the mic and shit, Timmay "what chord this" Kehoe on guitar, also Mike Van Dyke and his magic bass,...See Full Bio

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