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

2015/11/24

“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)”

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The History of Punk, Class #21

2014/03/07

The History of Punk
Monday 10 March 7:00PM
Location: Humanities Centre 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages & All-Welcome

“Characteristics” 

In this class, we will be looking at the characteristics of punk communities. This includes the elements that shape scenes, such as geographical location,  to the local institutions that exist, such as venues. We will also examine the factors involved in  a community’s development, such as marketability and innovation.

From New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Prague, Vancouver, to Edmonton, we will discuss the ebb and flow involved in a scene’s existence, and why communities eventually hit a crescendo.

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The History of Punk, Class #11

2012/10/13

The Edmonton Free School
Sunday October 14 1:30PM
Location: Humanities 1-14, The University of Alberta (enter Humanities through south door)
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“The Edmonton Punk Scene”

Music scenes in Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver get lots of attention. But as everyone in Edmonton knows, there’s lots going on here too. We’ll trace the connections bands like SNFU had with the wider punk network in the 1980s. We’ll look at contemporary bands too, as well as venues, radio shows, and other musical institutions.

Also, local punk rocker David Gault will be presenting a video he made about a song written by Ben Sir from Worst Days Down. After that, we’ll plan out our first punk homework assignment, where everyone picks an Edmonton punk band to do a short presentation on for next class. Don’t worrk, everybody already got an A.

Playlist:
SNFU – “Cannibal Cafe”
The Smalls – “Dan Diddle A Na”
Ben Disaster – “Where the Night Goes Darkest”
Zero Cool – “We’re Not Fugazi”