Saturday, June 4, 2011


The second band I'm profiling from this years fest is...NEEDLES//PINS...

These guys came over and played the TALK'S CHEAP x-mas party a few months ago, and blew me away. They have a 7 incher out on their own label and a couple sold out cassettes, and a track on the Bloodstains across BC 7"...decent, catchy stuff in recorded form...but the songs played live, with a shitload of energy, are great! One of my fave Vancouver bands going right now...and I can't wait to see 'em again. They have a blog here...and Myspace here. They will be closing the first night of music at the EARTHQUAKE SHAKE...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So...we're going to profile one band that's playing the EARTHQUAKE SHAKE everyday until the fest...first up, THE MANDATES!

THE MANDATES are a relatively new, 4 piece band outa Calgary featuring members of bands like THE THROWAWAYS, KNUCKLEHEAD, SIDS and THE TENSION SLIPS. They cite bands like the NEW YORK DOLLS and THE BOYS as you no where they're coming from. Pop-edged punk-rockthat brings the hooks without sacrificing the balls. I haven't seen 'em yet, but knowing these guys from their other bands, we're guranteed a energetic and catchy set. Check 'em out on Myspace! THE MANDATES will be opening the first night of the SHAKE on Friday, June 10th.


The Second Annual EARTHQUAKE SHAKE festival is happening in Victoria this year on June 10th and 11th. 2 nights of killer out of town, punk bands at LOGAN'S PUB...the opening of "Fat, Drunk and Stupid" a show of the artwork of "King" Darren Merinuk ( )...and the first anniversary of the TALK'S CHEAP store!

Here is a list of most the bands that will be playing the SHAKE:
Friday J...une 10th:
- Mandates (Calgary)
- Timecopz (Vancouver)
- Topless Mongos (Calgary)
- Spastic Panthers (Calgary)
- Needles//Pins (Vancouver)

Saturday June 11th:- Juvenile Hall (Vancouver)
- Sheglank'd Shoulders (Calgary)
- Moby Dicks (Lethbridge)
- Defektors (Vancouver)
- B-Lines (Vancouver)

Single day tickets $15 or both days for $28.

Show Line-ups, ticket info, etc up at: Buy tickets online, or pick 'em up in Victoria at TALK'S CHEAP (556 B Pandora) NOW!