Wednesday, 28 July 2010

August Shows Announced!

No No Zero continues to disrupt square brain patterns in the flesh with some newfound August gross-out gigs. To wit, on Thursday the 19th we shall be at The Shop under Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West), along with Toronto's own Sphinxs (mentioned here previously) and Milwaukee's dangerously degenerate Drugs Dragons.

[er, we're not playing The Shop anymore, sorry!]

The following week, on Friday the 27th, we are going to plunge a psychic steak knife into your mental process at Double Double Land (209 Augusta), celebrating the release of the final issue of Jesjit Gill's fantastic Free Drawings zine, along with Ghostlight, DJ Michael Comeau, and possibly others to come...

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Four Corners!

This show was a blast, the best thing in ages. I think it's fair to say most people at Steelworkers Hall last night had a great time. My ears are still ringing. Bands were fun, sound was great, even the lights were out of sight (each band had lighting colour-coded with the great poster design by Ryan Halpenny). We were green obscene.

Thanks are owed to Corey of The Ancestors for putting it on, and here's hoping this is just the start of the Four Corners phenomenon. Tons of great pictures at Ivy Lovell's blog (I particularly loved this one); here's some taken by this blog's roving reporter.

The finale of all four bands (Teenanger, Ancestors, No No Zero, Anagram) playing The Stooges' "Ann" was way trippy and I loved the venue too (lots of neat stuff on the walls). More noise please!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Images of Mammon (Part Two)

More personifications of he who sits upon the throne of this world.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Images of Mammon (Part One)

If we're living in a devil's world - if one demon shaped our reality more than any other - whose world would it be? Paimon? Vassago? Ose? One name comes to mind more than any other -- that of MAMMON, associated with money and (at least in the West) the evil of money, its crimes and sins* - namely greed, exploitation, avarice.

Once considered the gravest of sins, society is now rife with religious people arguing that perhaps all this talk of money as "the root of all evil" has been misunderstood; surely, such voices argue, it is no sin to be wealthy? Maybe Mammon just has a bad rep.

How has Mammon been depicted over the years? Corpulence is one modern defining feature but even that isn't constant; indeed, the range of artistic depictions through the centuries is something to behold...


*Avaritia being the sin of Wealth, Luxuria the sin of spending wealth on luxuries.