Tag Archives: Punk Rock

Interview With Elder Abuse Frontman Alex Guidry

By Samuel Stevens

Photo by Hold Fast Photography

To end off 2020, Manitoba’s own Elder Abuse released a three-track teaser EP, Take It Easy, via Little Rocket Records. I had the fortunate pleasure of asking the band’s frontman Alex a handful of questions about the band’s collaboration with The Flatliners and Hot Water Music’s Chris Cresswell, the differences of their past releases to their new EP, and much more!

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Interview With UIC’s Murray Heywood

By Samuel Stevens

This past fall, Ontario DIY punk rockers UIC released their first full-length album, FM Hill, since their reformation in 2016. The band refuses to have the COVID-19 pandemic continually halting some of the momentum of their album release. Nevertheless, the band still hopes to perform a live-streamed concert in the middle of January -pending COVID restrictions- to perform their brand new album in its entirety, live from Toronto’s infamous Horseshoe Tavern. I got a chance to ask the band’s drummer Murray Heywood a series of questions about the band’s career, spanning from the beginning to all the way for what is yet to come.

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Bayside – Acoustic Volume Three

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 11, 2020

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Label: Hopeless Records

Originally, this year would’ve seen Bayside, the distinguished punk rock, pop-punk, and alternative rock band from Queens, New York, commemorate their twentieth anniversary of being a band. Alternatively, Bayside took to the recording studio earlier this year during their newfound time off in a way to keep their creative minds rolling. The band conjured up the third installment to their Acoustic series of releases. Their brand new EP, Acoustic Volume Three, features five songs. The first is a brand new track, while the remaining four tracks on the EP are acoustic reimagined versions of beloved fan favourites from their impressive, storied twenty years to date as a band.

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Elder Abuse – Take It Easy EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: November 27, 2020

Genre: Pop-Punk, Punk Rock

Label: Little Rocket Records

Winnipeg pop-punk/punk rock quintet Elder Abuse has returned with their newest collection of music since their highly acclaimed 2017 debut album, Burnt. The Winnipeg band is made up of vocalist Alex Guidry, guitarist Michael Fardoe, guitarist Brandan McLean, drummer Max Power, and bassist Sean Kaye, and are steadily rising with every one of their releases. Elder Abuse has continued to be a staple in the Manitoba punk/pop-punk scene since their first appearance on a stage in Winnipeg circa 2012. Since making their live debut in the city, Elder Abuse has gone on to perform a slew of shows and since went on to release their 2014 debut EP Born to Lose, a split EP with Anchorless in 2016, and their aforementioned debut album Burnt in 2017.

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Baby FuzZ – We’re All Gonna Die!!! (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: August 7, 2020

Genre: Alt. Rock, Pop

Label: Blanket Fort

The American singer-songwriter Baby FuzZ, the alter ego of the accomplished Sterling Fox is back with his latest single, “We’re All Gonna Die!!!” Just four years ago he was on his way to be one of the more successful songwriters within the pop music scene writing many hits with the likes of Britney Spears, Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Adam Lambert, Avicii, Adam Levine, Lindsey Sterling, and many other artists. However, shortly after the 2016 presidential election in the United States, he quit music abruptly and moved to Montreal, Quebec for approximately the next year. Fast forward to 2018, he reemerged under the new persona known as Baby FuzZ and began dropping singles off his 2019 debut album, Plastic Paradise. Now 2020 has pretty well rolled on by, and has seen Baby FuzZ readying his second release, Welcome To The Future, which is due out later this fall on his own record label Blanket Fort.

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