Hey everyone, Tuesday May 14th is BC's Provincial Election. Please get out and exercise your democratic right. Many people have gone to jail and some have died so you would have the right to vote. I also urge you most strongly to vote strategically. The Green Party CANNOT win. I urge you to vote NDP so we can get rid of Christy Clark. Our environment, our people in need and our economy can't handle another four years of the BC Liberals.
Meet Joe Keithley and help the Coquitlam Food Bank
Wednesday February 13th, 5 PM - 7 PM
Please bring non-perishable food items to:
DIK's Market House, # 100 - 2918 Glen Drive, Coquitlam
Joe Keithley is hosting this food bank drive for the SHARE Society
Joe has been helping the underprivileged for the last 35 years.
Together we can help create a fair and equitable Canada.
A second Vancouver show has been added to D.O.A.'s Farewell Tour!
The Friday Jan. 18th show at The Rickshaw has been SOLD OUT, so a 2nd Show has been added on Saturday January 19th. This show will also be at The Rickshaw.
We hope to see you there!
D.O.A. / Sudden Death Records
Friday Jan. 18th - Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC w/ The Rebel Spell, Rampage and Fierce Creep
Thursday Jan. 24th - The Waverly, Cumberland, BC
Friday Jan. 25th - Lasqueti Hall, Lasqueti Island, BC
Saturday Jan. 26th - Artspring Theater, Saltspring Island, BC
Sunday Jan. 27th - 9one9, Victoria, BC
Thursday Jan. 31st - Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA
Friday Feb. 1st - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Saturday Feb. 2nd - Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Sunday Feb. 3rd - Weber's, Reseda, CA
Thursday Feb. 14th - Doc Willoughby's, Kelowna, BC
Friday Feb. 15th - Baily's Pub, Kamloops, BC
Wednesday Feb. 20th - Studio Nite Club, Lethbridge, AB
Thursday Feb. 21st - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday Feb. 22nd - Pawn Shop, Edmonton, AB
Saturday Feb. 23rd - The Republic, Calgary
Sunday Feb. 24th - Wild Bill's, Banff, AB
Final shows will be announced soon for Alberta, California and Vancouver Island throughout January and February, then that's it, my friends!
Hi friends, it's a battle of the bands sponsored by PAVI, the music school that I teach at.
It will be held at the Backstage Lounge in Vancouver. first place is 18 hours recording time at Blue Wave Studio, Vancouver, BC, 2nd place is a live music video that we will shoot at the studio. There are only six spots available of 15 minutes each, to enter please send MP3's of three original songs to:
Please make the files SMALL. We need all entries by December 12th.
OK good luck - Joe Keithley / sudden Death Records / D.O.A.
|D.O.A. - WE OCCUPY 7”single Limited Edition of 1000 - Available April 20th|
We Occupy is the first single from D.O.A.'s new studio album We Come In Peace. The godfathers of hardcore have teamed up with their pal JELLO BIAFRA, to produce an anthem for our age. We Occupy, perhaps surprisingly to the uninitiated, is an upbeat ska based tune, with plenty of D.O.A. rock guitar to power it along. But it's the lyrics that really make it shake. Punk pioneer JOE SHITHEAD KEITHLEY, a big backer of OCCUPY WALL STREET, tells it like it is, we're getting ripped off by the greedy and powerful. Joe asked his long time friend, the incomparable JELLO BIAFRA to sing on the song. JELLO, no stranger to taking on pompous asses and authority quickly agreed. The combo is powerful and timely.
The B side is Who The Hell Do You Think You Are, JOE wrote the music for this at the behest of playwright MICHAEL SCHOLAR, who's play Hardcore Logo: Live is an adaptation of MICHAEL TURNER'S underground classic book Hardcore Logo ( also a film by BRUCE MCDONALD). JOE took the lyrics in TURNER'S book about a fictional punk rock band and came up with a great song. Who The Hell Do You Think Are is an instant punk rock, beery, sing-a-long. This b side will not be included on We Come In Peace.
Jim Green, sadly, passed away on Tuesday 28th, 2012 of cancer. Jim was a friend to me and to many others and especially a friend to the homeless and dispossed on Vancouver's Eastside. Jim came and presented me with the City of Vancouver scroll for D.O.A. Day in Vancouver ( that's myself, my wife Laura and Jim in the photo) on December 21st, 2002 at the Railway Club. Jim started reading the long and laborious scroll, laughing I grabbed the scoll and said "Let's hurry this up, I have a show to do!", we all had a good chuckle. I first met Jim when he organized a benefit for the folks that had been kicked out of their homes to make way for Expo 86 tourists. Jim and D.E.R.A. set up a benefit show at Malkin Bowl with D.O.A. unplugged , Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie. It was incredible, 10,000 people came out and it raised a ton of dough for the evicted people.
Jim was many things: he was an American draft resistor against the Vietnam War, he helped saved The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, he spearheaded the reconstruction and revitalization of our famous Woodward's building ( which was a big thing for me as I have many memories traveling on the bus with my mother when I was 10 or 11 to do our big Saturday shopping) The list of Jim's accomplishments are almost endless. Jim it was an honor to be your friend, Vancouver will miss you. We will all miss you.
|Photos by Bev Davies|
Joe Shithead's new book "Talk-Action=0" an illustrated history of D.O.A. will be released on June 1st, 2011. Make sure to visit www.suddendeath.com to order the book along with the new re-issues of Hardcore '81 and Something Better Change starting in 3 weeks!
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D.O.A. - “Smash The State. The Raw Original D.O.A. 1978-81” DVD Review
DVDs tend to bore me shitless, but this release is a welcome change as it kept me interested. This is not some super-sleek Pink Floyd type film! Much of the footage is extremely raw as it is taken from numerous performances during a time when filming shows was not of today’s quality. Many of the songs have a bootleg type of feel, but this actually adds to the feeling as it is as though you are back in 1979. All your early D.O.A. hardcore favorites are here: “America The Beautiful”, “World War 3”, “New Age”, “Disco Sucks” as well as improvised tunes like “Strat Man”. There is a great bonus scene of the band miming in the studio to “World War 3” for some TV show, maybe it was not meant to be funny but it kinda turned out that way. Joe’s voice is as rough as ever and the songs are still relevant to this day. “Smash The State. The Raw Original D.O.A. 1978-81” DVD is an excellent reminder of how things were for these Canadian punk rockers. Amazingly they are one of the few bands that are as good today as they were when they started. Long live D.O.A. (www.suddendeath.com )
Reviewed by Billy Bad Breaks
Order the Smash The State DVD HERE .
SUDDEN DEATH RECORDS and MVD VISUAL are pleased to announce the release of D.O.A.’S THE MEN OF ACTION 30TH ANNIVERSARY DVD for worldwide distribution August 18, 2009.
D.O.A. Canada’s legendary punks and the originators of hardcore, have produced an extraordinary DVD that covers the band’s 30 year career. It’s an essential collection of songs and punk/activist stories.
The DVD consists of 26 songs, 10 that are band produced storyline videos and 16 that are live productions. There are two ways to view the DVD: the Chaos Program features the music videos straight up, while the Anarchy Program features JOE SHITHEAD KEITHLEY, Canada’s godfather of punk, telling the story of D.O.A. and punk activism in general as the videos play.
This anniversary package also includes as a bonus, D.O.A.’S critically acclaimed new album Northern Avenger, produced by the legendary BOB ROCK. The album has received rave reviews around the world. You also get a 12 page booklet that includes rare photos of D.O.A. On the DVD itself there are some hilarious hidden tracks.
See how The Men of Action influenced 3 generations of fans and musicians including GREEN DAY, NIRVANA, RANCID, RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, HENRY ROLLINS, JELLO BIAFRA, SOUND GARDEN, and SONIC YOUTH to name a few.
D.O.A. The Men of Action indeed.To order the dvd now, please click here.
The Playlist for the Planet is now up on iTunes and in stores, ready for David Suzuki’s 75th birthday this Thursday March 24th!
New D.O.A. track "We Won't Give In" from the album Talk - Action = 0 is featured on the new benefit album "Playlist For The Planet". Watch Joe's promo video here.
David Suzuki has been a tireless advocate for the environment for over 30 years, and D.O.A. is proud to be helping his foundation save what's left of this world.