Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Age Restricted!

Earlier this year, I mentioned I'd learned how to use iMovie and had made a slideshow type video for the No No Zero song "Uschi" off Rough Stuff. Well, the video seems to be something of a success (relative to my modest standard, anyway) and has recently surpassed the 30,000 viewer mark.

That's more than all the other videos I've uploaded to Youtube put together and multiplied several times. Likely for two reasons, neither of which have to do with our song, but hey. In case you haven't seen it, here it is --

I was surprised to be informed today that Youtube has, "determined that the... video(s) contain content that may not be suitable for all viewers", and thus, they have age-restricted it. The video is composed of still photographs of actress/model Uschi Digard (there's a couple with Candy Samples in as well): we see a lot of cleavage, boobflesh if you will. It's certainly arousing.

Still, I made a real effort when editing the pics together to work within what I thought were Youtube's guidelines - playing the self-censor's game of imagining what others might imagine - and I didn't include any nipple or pubic hair whatsoever. I guess even that much Uschi is too much for some. Consider me schooled.

And while I'm (most likely) closing this calendar year out with some recycled YT video edit job, why not drop something a little newer on you? Here's an epic montage I put together a month or two back for the keiju-themed "Aquanax" by Namanax!

Happy New Year everybody!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Poster For Our Montreal Show!

The multi-talented John Milchem, ex of Starvin' Hungry, now playing drums in The O-Voids, brings us this beautiful B&W poster for our upcoming full moon Montreal massacre. Thank you John!

It's going to be No No Zero and Deutsche Banks in some kind of dysfunctional tag team, driving down the highway trying not to get arrested on our way to Casa del Popolo, there for to tangle with Montreal's own masters of ownage, Vomit Squad (their third show ever!).



Sunday, 13 November 2011

Evidence of Rocking!

We've played a couple of shows in the last few weeks and since then some live video has been posted online. First of all, Mr. Halpenny's footage of No No Zero playing "Amputate" at Ghost Hole III appeared on Vimeo; I was later able to put the entire four song block he'd shot up on Youtube. The photo above is from the same show and was also supplied by Mr. Halpenny. Here's another one he took the same night of The (sexy and splendifferous) Soupcans --

Big thanks to Xenia for having us out to play this very fun show - on what was almost certainly the coolest stage I've ever played on. You can't tell from the video exactly, but there was a massive metal dragon head sculpture above us and it actually breathed smoke while the bands were playing (during our set, I was able to control the smoke with a foot pedal). So cool! I enclose pictures of the awesome artwork at Ghost Hole III, taken from X Blog and The White House Studio Project --

Oddly enough, the same night we played Ghost Hole III, GaragePunkToronto posted video of us playing "Closet Case" at our Silver Dollar show last May. Thank you, GaragePunkToronto!

Our most recent show was last weekend at the Press Club. The night was a blast - but of course it was dark so I have no real photos of the evening unfortunately (other than the sign out front and one of Jordan behind the drums). Thanks to Planet Creature and Bruised Knees for super sets!

Next up, we are *finally* going to make up for our missed show in Montreal some years ago, December 10th at Casa del Popolo! Details on that to follow soon.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Playing Outdoors This Sunday for Halloween!

Last minute announcement that No No Zero are closing the three-day Ghost Hole III Festival, this Sunday behind El Gordo Fine Foods in Kensington Market; it's an evening set, we are the last band and should be on around 8:30pm.

The festival runs Sunday from noon to 9pm. There will be a Haunted House to explore, and live music starting at 7pm including: le fantastique Henri Fabergé, and the spectacular Soupcans!

OCT 30 2011

I think this'll be our first outdoor show ever!? I'm really looking forward to it.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Press Club November 5th!

A new Ryan Halpenny poster masterpiece here can mean only one thing - a new No No Zero show to announce! Facebook event link!

Coming up soon: November 5th at The Press Club in Toronto, with two of the city's finest - Bruised Knees and Planet Creature.

Bruised Knees have been described by none other than Lonely Vagabond himself as, "avant-garde trance-rock splashed with an electronic sheen, primal drumming, and haunting vocals. Hypnotic and raw."

Does this convey that they're good & noisy? I think that's important.

As always, the proof is in the pudding -

Planet Creature are a quintet with some beautiful harmonies (and flute!). Optical Sounds, who released last year's Pigeon EP, call them, "bubble-gum babes with pop-garage sensibilities."

Their own twitter feed (!) describes them thus: "5 girls. 1 part bubble gum 2 parts punk 3 parts pop 4 parts rock. shake, serve and repeat."

If you're still not sold, check out their very sweet video (shot in Kensington Market) for "Das Pirates" -

9PM $5

Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011