Archive for November 2015

The History of Punk Playlist #52 & Craig Martell Interview!


“The ethics that come from punk rock are so worthwhile”

Edmonton’s Wunderbar held its last show on Halloween, 2015. A few weeks later, the venue’s owner Craig Martell joined the History of Punk to chat about local music, venues, sustainability, and the ethics of punk rock.

Blake Racket from the Anatomy Cats led the interview with Craig, while Brittany Rudyck picked some tunes and I tried to run the board.

The show originally aired on CJSR from 10-11AM MST on Monday 16 November 2015. Here it is:

And here’s the playlist!

1. Betrayers (Edmonton) – “Love Rat”
2. Hooded Fang (Toronto) – “Clap”
3. Gender Poutine (Edmonton) – “Mourning”
4. B.A. Johnston (Hamilton) – “Hobo 4 Life”
5. Spazz (Redwood City) – “Gary’s Free Time (There’s Lots Of It)”


The History of Punk Playlist #51


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 9 November, when Corey Hamilton came on the show to talk about his new book, I’m NOT with the band. We chatted about the book, his participation in the Edmonton punk community, and the big release show happening Friday 13 November at DV8!

1. The Versions (Edmonton) – “Take 5, Brain”
2. Dream Whip (Calgary) – “Beach Dreams”
3. Ultra Gash (Calgary) – “Substitute (In My Tomb)”
4. SNFU (Edmonton) – “Misfortune”
5. Jr. Gone Wild (Edmonton) – “Fine Scotch”
6. The Evaporators (Vancouver) – “Where is the Butterknife?”
7. Ben Disaster (Edmonton) – “(Let’s) Make Plans for the Weekend”
8. No Problem (Edmonton) – “Eyes of ISIS”
9. Vibes (Edmonton) – “Another Way”
10. Abuse of Substance (Edmonton) – “Out After Dark”
11. PMMA (Calgary) – “Draw the Line”


The History of Punk Playlist #50


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 2 November! The show celebrated its first half-century by interviewing Mike and Dove from Jr. Gone Wild! You can support the film being made about the band here!

As for the playlist:

  1. The Deep Dark Woods (Saskatoon) – “Charlie’s (Is Coming Down)”
  2. Jr. Gone Wild Interview
  3. Jr. Gone Wild (Edmonton) – “It Never Changes”
  4. Still Life (Edmonton?) – “Safe as a Hospital”
  5. Mike McDonald (Edmonton) – “Where the Hell are You?”

AT April 1986 pp. 18-19

AT June 1990 p. 1

AT 100 September 1990

The History of Punk: Jr. Gone Wild Interview!


Jr. Gone Wild is currently making a documentary with NTT Films. Recently, Mike and Dove sat down for an interview with me in CJSR studios – listen below to hear insights on the history of the Edmonton punk scene, the band, and good advice for musicians just getting started!

And support the fundraising campaign for the film…here!