Saturday, January 8, 2011


2011 is shaping up to be one great, busy year for the Sonic Avenues wankers.

Euro-Tour with Steve Adamyk Band:

21.03 - Mannheim, Germany - Juz

22.03 - Kassel, Germany - TBA

23.03 - Berlin, Germany - Koma F

24.03 - Leipzig, Germany - Zoro

25.03 - Prague, Czech - 007

26.03 - Graz, Austria - Musichouse

27.03 - Munich, Germany - Kafe Kult

28.03 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Alte Hackerei

29.03 - Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom

30.03 - Paris, France - Bouillon Belge

31.03 - Kortrijk, Belgium - The Pits

01.04 - Meppen, Germany - J@M Center

02.04 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Occii

Weasel Weekend (Screeching Weasel 25th Anniversary) - 2nd night:

28.05 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's (wt Riverdales, Chixdiggit, Visitors, etc)

The Steve Adamyk Band and the Visitors are also on the bill so it's almost garanteed that this is gonna be a "son-when-i-was-your-age, i-was-ripping-my-pants-off-and throwing-sausages-in-the-fan-at-the-Weasel-Weekend-party."

Hopefully, will hit the westcoast again at the end of the summer.. if we're still alive after all this...

In the meantime, we will be focusing on new recordings (new LP - scheduled for later in 2011 - and upcoming 7"'s. New shirts are on the way too.

One last thing, Jay Reatard died a year ago today.. Have a minute of unsilence in his honor; blast a Zaxxon 7" or something.

alrite, alrite, i think it's enough for now.
Stay tuned and have a rad 2011!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fall blows...

It's been a while since we updated the blog.. First, we're proud to announce that the repress of our LP is out now on two awesome German labels: Sabotage and Taken By Surprise Records! If you don't have one already, get one now!

So it's been a busy last couple of weeks.. lots of song writing and recording for the new album and for a split 7" with Steve Adamyk.. and lots of doing fuck all; november sucks here in canada -> rain, winds, movember, depressed people everywhere. Anyways, the split's gonna come out on P.Trash at some point in the next couple of weeks/months to promote our tour in Europe in the Spring. So we're looking fwd to this.

As far as local shows are concerned, the next one we have on our agenda is a steamin' rager on december 28th at Katacombes in Montreal with the White Wires, Mother's Children, City Sweethearts, Bators. See you there!

One last thing... if anyone owns a Tascam 388 and wants to get rid of it, i want it! message me at

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New stuff....

Here's an ultra rough 4-track take of a song that's gonna be on the new album... which we start recording in 2 weeks! bedroom take. no drums, no overdubs, no bass. RAW!



Bored With Love

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Power Pop Weekend + SOLD OUT album on Going Gaga Records!

Holy macaroni, last weekend was in-sa-ne. We had the chance to play 2 gigs with Paul Collin's Beat along with Mother's Children and the Walnut Kids. Sounds fun? You bet! It was just like when you were 15, drinking peach schnapps and eating a stack of pizza pockets with the new Playboy of the month in hand while your parents were out of town... maybe even better than that?

The Friday show was at Babylon in Ottawa. What a great city with the coolest, rock'n'rollest, nicest dudes ever. We always have a good time there... The Walnuts Kids were killer. Get their 7" on Going Gaga Records if it hasn't completely sold out yet. Mother's Children were absolutely jaw droppingly tight and fun. They also played a bunch of new songs, which highlighted their high productivity and consistency in coming up with solid tunes. Their new S/T album on Deranged is greaatttt stuff btw! Once the opening bands were done heating up the room (literally), it was Paul Collin's turn! Wow, the man is a pop machine. It was hit after hit just like Rocky vs Apollo. People were jumping, crowd surfing and rocking with their fists way high during the hour-or-so-long set. What a treat that night was!

Luckily, the hangover knob wasn't too high the next morning; maybe a 6.5/10, except for Jamie who scored a big 9. Good work! Before we headed back home, we went for a swim at a really cool river in Wakefield with all the bands and the Ottawa crew. Scene: a nice bunch of "ripped" "athletes" drinking beers and smoking cigarettes slipping off flat rocks into the lake with jeans as bathing suits. Very classy... Anyways. The show that night was in Montreal at a newish venue, The Pound, which is a byob loft (which = awesome). The show was very much the same as the one the previous night: good attendance, killer bands, crowd surfing, beer-towers, Paul, Juancho, Tim and Chris rocking and power popping hard! Definitely a weekend to remember with one of our heroes, Paul Collins! Thanks to Oliver and Matthew who organized that party... and I guess most of the Canadian leg of the PCB's North Am tour.

Now... On different subject, our album on Going Gaga Records is now completely SOLD OUT!!! We're proud to announce that it is going to be repressed and released in Europe this fall by both Taken By Surprise and Sabotage Records in Germany. We're really stoked!

Also we're gonna be touring Europe this fall with our friends in the Steve Adamyk Band. Check them out, they have released a bunch of 7" on a few german labels (P.Trash, Red Lounge, Taken By Surprise and more)! Touring dates will be up soon!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


So we have t-shirts for sale.. We have a few girl smalls and mediums and a bunch of men mediums.

12$ + shipping!

EDIT: Now available ONLINE at!

Here's the shirt showcased by Canadian surfing star Nico Manos!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SA vs G20

We played two shows last weekend.. The two last ones until the Paul Collins gig in August. The one on Friday was at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal with Steve Adamyk Band. They sounded really fucking great. Everyone should buy their Speed It Up 7". There might be a copy left at Sonik (on Duluth) but I'm not 100% sure. Anyways, get on it! It's one of those records that'll get you off the couch so many times to flip it from side to side it's gonna make you feel okay about the bacon poutine you're eating.

We played another one with Steve Adamyk the next day in Toronto, along with First Base and the Nymphets. It's no secret to most smart people that the Nymphets are a very awesome band but if you do not know First Base, they absolutely rule as well. Very, very catchy bubble-gum pop punk stuff. It's what I've been listening to the most in the last couple of days. Anyways, the show was alright... The G20 took a big hit on the turn-out though, paralyzing most of the downtown area (burning cop cars, riots, rubber bullets fired in crowds, etc: casual shit, you know)... so the show was a little under-attended but it's all good. It was fun regardless. The venue's sweet too (Parts & Labour).

Here's a few pics our friend Gord Ball took last Friday...

- max

Monday, June 28, 2010


So we played at the GAGA Weekend on June 12th and I gotta say, it was the best show of the year for us so far!! WOW!

So many people showed up, so many great bands playing: Cold Warps (go download their first tape for free on their myspace - it's powerpop/punk genius shit), Mother's Children, Year Zero, Steve Adamyk, Statues, White Wires, Visitors, Suppositories, Emmanuel Sayer's new project whose name I can't remember (sorry dude.. can't wait for the 7"), Walnut kids, Davey with his 7 or 8 different projects, etc, etc, etc, etc!

Anyways, it took me days to recover physically and emotionally from it all and I will probably die a week sooner now. Such a great party. Ian Manhire (the Gagaman himself) and his crew of helpers did a VERY impressive job organizing this 3-day event. Montreal scene people, let's take notes of the all the cool shit that takes place in Ottawa. We have a lot to learn!