Archive for March 2016

The History of Punk Radio Show 61: The Corey Hamilton Show!


Punk stalwart Corey Hamilton joined the show and brought all kinds of music on cassettes, vinyl, and CDs! Unfortunately, there were no 8 tracks, but the selection of local music, scientists and theologians agree, was unparalleled!


Show 61 of the History of Punk originally aired on CJSR 88.5FM from 10-11AM MST on Monday 18 January 2016.

Here’s the playlist!

  1. Jr. Gone Wild (Edmonton) – “Tin Can”
  2. Malibu Kens (Edmonton) – “421-1111”
  3. Cadillac of Worms (Edmonton) – “Nite of the Living Dead”
  4. The Loved One (Edmonton) – “Vatican 550”
  5. Bullyproof (Edmonton) – “Public Relations Baby”
  6. Greater Than Less Than (Edmonton) – “‘S’ on the Chest”
  7. The Wheat Chiefs (Edmonton) – “Twist this Around”
  8. SNFU (Edmonton) – “Poor Pitiful Me”
  9. The Imagineers (Edmonton) – “High Octane Babe”
  10. Color Me Psycho (Calgary) – “13 is my Lucky Number”


And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Radio Show 60: David Bowie


Late in the evening on January 10th, word starting getting out that David Bowie had passed away. The next day, we aired a tribute to the artist, playing music and relaying words from friends, musicians, journalists, and academics on the impact Bowie had.


Show 60 of the History of Punk originally aired on CJSR 88.5FM from 10-11AM MST on Monday 11 January 2016.

Here’s the playlist!

  1. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Rebel Rebel”
  2. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Young Americans”
  3. David Bowie (Brixton) – “This is Not America”
  4. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Look Back in Anger”
  5. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Heroes”
  6. Arcade Fire (Montreal) – “Wake Up”
  7. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Ziggy Stardust”
  8. David Bowie (Brixton) – “Suffragette City”

And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Radio Show 59: The Mike Martin Show!


We kicked off 2016 right with guest host Mike Martin (Rhubarbs, Kroovy Ro0kers) playing contemporary punk from all over Canada!


Show 59 of the History of Punk originally aired on CJSR 88.5FM from 10-11AM MST on Monday 4 January 2016.

Here’s the playlist!

  1. Royal Red Brigade (Regina) – “Broken Swallow” from Seasides 10” (2014)
  2. Brass (Vancouver) – “Reading Faces” from No Soap Radio LP (2015)
  3. Xembryos (Saskatoon) – “Sarcan Celebrity” from Xembryos (2015)
  4. The Electric Revival (Calgary) – My Molly My” from Freaks (2015)
  5. Rhubarbs (Edmonton) – “Piss into the Abyss” from Take Me Down EP (2015)
  6. The Lindbergh Babies (Ottawa) – “Walk Away” from Ransom Notes (2015)
  7. The Nasties (Guelph) – “Education” from Discipline (2015)
  8.  Rebuild/Repair (Edmonton) – “Cheap Entertainment For Mature Audiences” from Damage Stories (2014)
  9.  River Jacks (Calgary) – “Of Friendships and Alcohol” from River Jacks LP (2014)
  10. Single Mothers (London) – “Winter Coats” from S/T EP (2011)
  11. Pseudo (Toronto) – “Why?” from Liuna EP (2015)
  12. The Jump Off (Regina) – “Too Many Widows” from The Jump Off (2013)
  13. Ripcordz (Montreal) – “Disarm All The Cops” from Made In Montreal (2014)
  14. Harrington Saints (Alameda/Bay Area) – “Let’s Go Rob A Bank” from Upright Citizen (2014)
  15. Kroovy Rookers (Edmonton) – “Jerk At Work” from Unreleased Demo (2015)
  16.  Real Sickies (Edmonton) – “Psycho Hop” from Real Sickies Cassette (2015)

And here’s the show!




The History of Punk Playlist 58: 2015 Year End Show!



It’s the History of Punk’s review of 2015! Listen as we cover all the hard-hitting issues of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Show 58 of the History of Punk originally aired on CJSR 88.5FM from 10-11AM MST on Monday 28 December 2015.

Here’s the Playlist:

1. Big Boys (Austin) – “Apolitical”
2. Reagan Youth (Queens) – “Jesus was a Communist”
3. The Anatomy Cats (Edmonton) – “Aftermath of Apathy”
4. Strangled (Edmonton) – “Third Eye”
5. Viet Cong (Calgary) – “Continental Shelf”
6. Turnstile (Baltimore) – “Pushing me Away”
7. Tyler Butler and his Handsome Friends (Edmonton) – “Bury me in the Garden (Live at CJSR)”
8. F&M (Edmonton) – “Scoundrel’s Christmas”
9. Jr. Gone Wild (Edmonton) – “Why I Hate the 60s”
10. DOA (Vancouver) – “Communication Breakdown”
11. Snake Legs (Edmonton) – “Desperate Times”
12. Old Towns (Edmonton) – “Strathcona”
13. Vibes (Edmonton) – “Another Way”
14. Franklins (Edmonton) – “Skate Crimes”

And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Playlist 57: Winter Solstice Local Show!


The Winter Solstice was a very special one in 2015, with Brittany Rudyck and guest host Cassia Hardy (Wares, Power Buddies) playing some of the best local songs of the year!


Show 57 of the History of Punk originally aired on CJSR 88.5FM from 10-11AM MST on Monday 21 December 2015.

Here’s the playlist:

  1. Faith Healer (Edmonton) – “Infinite Return”
  2. Blu Shorts (Calgary) – “TV Avenue”
  3. I Hate Sex (Edmonton) – “January 24th”
  4. Birdstriking (Beijing) – “TV at 7PM”
  5. Hagface (Calgary) – “The Big Thaw”
  6. Jom Comyn (Edmonton) – “Stay Inside”
  7. Marlaena Moore (Edmonton) – “Sidekick (Live at the Wunderbar)”
  8. Diamond Mind (Edmonton) – “This Street Goes Straight Forever”
  9. Johnny de Courcy (New Westminister) –  “Creepside”
  10. PMMA (Calgary) – “Losing Touch”
  11. Fist City (Lethbridge) – “Let’s Rip”
  12. Counterfeit Jeans (Edmonton) – “Filthy”

…and here’s the show!

The History of Punk! Volume III, Side A, Track I


The History of Punk
Wednesday 30 March 6:30PM
Location: Humanities 2-42, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome


We are ripping it up and starting again! We will be re-examining the topic of the first ever History of Punk class that took place way back in 2012. The original readings and playlist are below, so feel free to suggest additions!

“What is Punk?”

In this seminar we will trace the origins of punk and see if we can pinpoint its beginning. We will examine the basic tenet of punk, the Do-It-Yourself Ethic, and look at a foundation of the punk community: the fanzine. Ultimately, we’ll wrestle with two important questions – can punk be defined, and does punk have a history?

We Got the Neutron Bomb, pp. 1-5.
A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, pp. 26-27, 169-170, 234-238.
Please Kill Me, pp. 163-173.
When did Punk start? Who Cares?
The Philosophy of Punk, pp. 21-41.

Los Saicos – “Demolicion”
The Sonics – “Strychnine”
MC5 – “Kick out the Jams”
Death – “Politicians in my Eyes”
Rocket from the Tombs – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – “Blank Generation”
The Velvet Underground – “I Can’t Stand It”
The Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner”
The Ramones – “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” CBGB 1974
Patti Smith – “Gloria” 
Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer” Live at CBGB, 1975
Blondie with Fred Smith – “I Love Playing With Fire – May 4, 1977”
The Saints – “I’m Stranded”

The Slits – “Vindictive (Peel Session 1977)”

The History of Punk Playlist 55 & 56: Addiction, Trauma, & Mental Wellness


On 3 December 2015, Scott Weiland passed away. A talented musician who lived with addiction, Weiland’s tragic story was unfortunately all too similar to many others.

The show (#55 & #56) originally aired on CJSR from 10-11AM MST on Monday 7 December and Monday 14 December 2015.

It tells the story of both popular and obscure musicians who struggled with addiction, trauma, and mental wellness issues.

Here’s the playlist:

  1. Stone Temple Pilots (San Diego) – “Interstate Love Song”
  2. Neil Young (Winnipeg) – “Tonight’s the Night”
  3. The Velvet Underground (NYC) – “Heroin (live)”
  4. The Ramones (NYC) – “Too Tough to Die”
  5. The Sex Pistols (London) – “Submission”
  6. The Germs (LA) – “We Must Bleed”
  7. The Insaints (Modesto) – “Carry On”
  8. Mother Love Bone (Seattle) – “Come Bite the Apple”
  9. Sublime (Long Beach) – “Badfish”
  10. GG Allin (Concord) – “Bite it you Scum”
  11. Nirvana (Seattle) – “Jesus Don’t want me for a Sunbeam”
  12. Blind Melon (LA) – “Galaxie”
  13. Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys (Fillmore East) – “Machine Gun”
  14. Ray Charles (Seattle) – “What I’d Say”
  15. Janis Joplin (Port Arthur) – “Try”
  16. Reagan Youth (Queens) – “Anytown”
  17. Pennywise (Hermosa Beach) – “Bro Hymn Tribute”
  18. Nirvana (Seattle) – “All Apologies”
  19. Amy Winehouse (London) – “Back to Black”
  20. SNFU (Edmonton) – “Hole in Your Soul”

And here’s the show:

Edmonton’s Hour of the 2016 Homelessness Marathon


Every year, stations in cities across Canada take turns sharing local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM broadcast the entire marathon on February 23rd and 24th 2016, and our local stories ran from 11:30PM-1AM MST.

Listen here for CJSR’s contribution with hosts Daniel Johnson, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, and Rylan Kafara. First they introduce the interview with Marlene Orr, who shares how the McCauley community’s Ambrose Place is having a positive impact through supportive housing, harm reduction, and Indigenous cultural practices. The second interview is with Sam Leibel, who started the amazing Society for Safe Accommodations For Queer Edmonton Youth. The final interview is with actors appearing in Boyle Street’s short film City Embers, a fictional movie about what life is like for homeless youth in Edmonton. The actors discuss the process of making the film, and the themes that resonate through the inner-city and the rest of Canada.