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Young Canadians

Young Canadians Genre SDR Band


In early 1979, Vancouver had a wonderfully creative, mostly undiscovered punk/new wave scene. The Young Canadians burst on to this scene and were soon heralded as one of the best bans alongside Pointed Sticks, Subhumans and D.O.A.

They were originally known as The K-Tels but after the giant corporation threatened them with a huge lawsuit, they became known as the Young Canadians.

Led by the then unknown but soon to become legendary guitarist/singer Art Bergmann and helped along by the incredibly adept rhythm section of drummer Barry Taylor and bassist Jim Bescott, the Young Canadians soon carved out a strong following up and down the west coast of United States and across Canada with their unique rock/pop/punk sound. From their first EP, the song "Hawaii" with its memorable ling "Let's go fuckin' Hawaii" became an underground hit.

Their second EP, "This Is Your Life" was produced by the legendary Bob Rock and seemed to propel the band a long way. However, the band broke up and Art went on to a wild and crazy solo career. Sadly, they never did do a full album, so Sudden Death Records has released a collection of work they accomplished in their three short years.

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D.O.A. Canadian Dates

Wednesday September 16th

Jimmy Jazz

Guelph, ON

Thursday September 17th

MANA Steel Plant

Hamilton, ON

Rally for United Steelworkers Local #1005

Thursday September 17th

This Ain’t Hollywood

Hamilton, ON

Friday September 18th

Roxy Theatre Side Room

Barrie, ON

Saturday September 19th

Main Stage Riot Fest

Downsview Park

Toronto, ON

2 PM set time

Saturday September 19th

Bovine Sex Club

Toronto, ON

Sunday September 20th

The Mustache

Oshawa, ON

Monday September 21st

Windsor Tavern

Van Kleek Hill, ON

Tuesday September 22nd


Montreal, QC

USA East Coast Dates

Wednesday September 23rd


Salem, MA

Thursday September 24th

Firehouse 13

Providence, RI

Friday September 25th

Kung Fu Necktie

Philadelphia, PA

Saturday September 26th

Bowery Electric

New York City, NY

Sunday September 27th

Amityville Music Hall

Amityville, NY

MATINEE: Doors 1:30 PM DOA on at 4 PM sharp

Canadian Dates

Tuesday September 29th

Joe Keithley Solo Acoustic Show

Cherry Cola's

Rock 'n' Rolla

Cabaret & Lounge

Toronto, ON

Tuesday October 6th

Spirit Bar

Nelson, BC

Wednesday October 7th

Byng Roadhouse

Cranbrook, BC

Thursday October 8th

The Vat

Red Deer, AB

Friday October 9th


Edmonton, AB

Saturday October 10th

Joe Keithley solo show 3 PM

Cask & Barrel

Edmonton, AB

Saturday October 10th

Nite Owl

Calgary, AB

Saturday November 7th

Rickshaw Theatre

Vancouver, BC

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