SUBCULTURE BEATROUTE OCT 2011

WELL I HAVENT REALLY BEEN IN PRINT SINCE I WAS SEXTERVIEWED IN ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND A COUPLA MONTHS AGO….SO WHEN BEATROUTE APPROACHED ME TO WRITE I BOOZILY AGREED TO BABBLE ON FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT…

I  ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE AN OPINION OR PEEVE ABOUT SOMETHING GOING ON…SO HERE GOES…

IN THE PUNK DEPARTMENT…. IM LOOKING FORWARD TO FINALLY HEARING BRYCE (EX THOUGHT CRIME) SCREAM INTO A MIC AGAIN! CHECK OUT ‘CAR 87’ ON SAT OCT 8TH AT THRASHERS 37 WEST HASTINGS WITH SOME TOURING PUNK…

WANNA CHECK OUT A FRESH NEW METAL BAND….I GIVE YOU ‘GLIMPSE OF MUTINY’….http://www.facebook.com/GlimpseOfMutiny …. THIS 4 PIECE DESCRIBES THEMSELVES AS PROGRESSIVE DEATHCORE BUT I DON’T REALLY GO ALONG WITH THAT AS THEY DON’T REALLY SUBSCRIBE TO THE IRRITATING ‘CLEAN VOCALS’ ELEMENT THAT’S USUALLY ATTACHED TO THE OFTEN MISLEADING ‘CORE’ CATEGORY… (THRASHERS …FRI OCT 14)

ON THAT NOTE…WHATS WITH THE 6000 NEW GENRES THAT HAVE UNSIMPLIFIED THE CULTURAL FAVORITE TERMS SUCH AS ‘PUNK’ ‘HARDCORE’ OR ‘METAL’…SHEESH..  THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS….”YEAH WERE A “SPEEDSCREAMINGBANSHEEDOOMWARMONGERINGWEAPON WIELDINGCRUSTTHRASHCOFFEEGRINDER” BAND… KEEP IT SIMPLE…A COUPLA ADJECTIVES TOO MANY IN MOST CASES….

AS YOU LIKELY KNOW I DO THE BOOKINGS AT THRASHERS AKA FUNKY WINKERBEANS…WHO WOULD CALL A BAR THAT! WHICH IS WHY I NICKNAMED IT THRASHERS…THUS ALLUDING TO THE FACT WE HAVE A GENERAL HEADBANGING ATMOSPHERE LIKE THE COBES USED TO HAVE…. I NEED A SECOND BAR JUST TO PUT ALL THE REQUESTS I GET FOR EVERY OTHER GENRE THAT WANTS A SHOW UNLIKE WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON….MY GOAL IN PIGEONHOLING OUR SUBCULTURE IS SO WE HAVE A CONSISTENT ALWAYS PUNK OR METAL CLUB… SO YOU THE MUSIC FAN KNOWS WHEN YOU SHOW UP ITLL BE A REASONABLE FACSIMILE OF MUSIC YOU DIG…

JUST ONE FINAL STEP TO OPTIMIZING JOHNS SOUND SYSTEM IN THERE IS TO HANG THE FRONT OF HOUSE SPEAKERS…SOON I HOPE SO IT FREES UP THE STAGE SOME MORE…ITS BEEN A SLOW TRANSFORMATION BUT THE BAR GOT DARKER COURTESY OF THE EFFORTS OF CARIBOO BREWING… IM A HUGE FAN OF BLACK PAINT…. AND WICKED SOUND!

BELIEVE ME I STILL HOLD OUT HOPE FOR A HELLHOLE SOMEDAY…I STILL HAVE THE MONIES WE RAISED FROM THE BENEFITS….WHAT IS UP WITH THIS CITY?…. I MEAN YOU FIND A WICKED SPACE …BROACH AN ADDRESS AND IT’S SEEMS IT’S  WRONG ZONING IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA? WHO WOULD HEAR US?  THERE REALLY IS NO ROOM FOR THE DIY WILDCHILD CONCEPT BEING TOLERATED OR PERMITTED IN PURITANIC BRITISH COLUMBIA….THE ARCHAIC LIQUOR LAWS ARE ONE THING….AND THE INFESTATION OF SHEEPLE ORIENTED YUPPSTER DANCE CLUBS IS ANOTHER… ALL THE SHITHOLES THAT HAVE BEEN THE PLACES WHERE OUR SUBCULTURE THRIVES HAVE EITHER BEEN GENTRIFIED OR TAKEN OVER BY THE GOVERNMENT …POVERTY PIMPS OR CHURCH GROUPS AND THE BAR THAT EXISTED IS GONE FOREVER…

THE CITYS MESSAGE IS BASICALLY….HAVE MONEY … DECORATE IT LIKE A CORPORATE RUFIE SWANKHOLE OR FUCK OFF… AND BY THE WAY NO AMPLIFIED BANDS DRINK ON THE STAGE  BUT THUMPING UMPH UMPH UMPH IS ALLOWED …PFFTT…
HAHAHAHAHA….( THOUGHTS DRIFT TO THIS DUDE OUTSIDE THRASHERS  DESCRIBING GRANVILLE MUSIC AS ‘DOUCHE DOUCHE DOUCHE’…. REPLACING MY PC UMPH UMPH UMPH…)….. BUT I DIGRESS…

I WANT TO THANK DAVID DUPREY FOR TRYING TO CHANGE THE LEGAL LIVE MUSIC VENUE DEATH PLAGUE FOR EVERYONE… IM PISSED THAT THE ALL AGES/BOOZE WITH ID WORKING CONCEPT THE RICKSHAW HAD UNDER CONTROL HAD TO BE BEHEADED BY THE ‘MAN’… SAD…. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO JOIN THE REST OF CANADA VANCOUVER?…

I HOPE THE CITY ALLOWS THE RIO THEATRE TO GENERATE BUSINESS WITH  LIQUOR PERMISSION…. ANOTHER GREAT MULTIPURPOSE ROOM… IT’S ABOUT SURVIVAL OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OH GREAT POWERS THAT BE!

I SEND MY POSITIVE BEST WISHES AND CONDOLENCES OUT TO ALL THE ARTISTS/MUSICIANS AT THE RED GATE ART COLLECTIVE THAT WAS RECENTLY BEATEN INTO SUBMISSION AND VANQUISHED BY SOME NIMBYS AND GREEDLORDS IN MY BEST GUESSTIMATE….SWALLOWED BY THE SAME SHINY PENNY SLIME AS PUB 340 IN THAT HOOD… THRASHERS IS A BLOCK AWAY….I CAN FEEL IT COMING AGAIN…CONDOS BEHIND… CONDOS ACROSS ….CONDOS BESIDE ….SOUND FAMILIAR? …

IS THERE JUST NO ROOM FOR US IN THE NEW DOWNTOWN/DTES PLAN? I REALIZE THE UNDERGROUND SCENE IS FAR FROM NORMAL BUT WAIT A MINUTE! IT WAS OUR TENACITY THAT TURNED ALL YOUR NOW FANCY DIGS AROUND… AND MADE THOSE AREAS ACCEPTABLE SHEEPLE PASTURES…. *SIGH*

Author: wendythirteen

WRITER OF A COLUMN ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE CALLED 'SUBCULTURE' APPEARED IN BEATROUTE B.C. FROM OCT 2011 - OCT 2016 NOW WRITING FOR ABSOLUTE UNDERGROUND FROM DEC 2016 ON ----> BOOKING LIVE HEAVY BANDS IN VANCOUVER B.C. CANADA NO BOLLOCKS EVENTS

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