New Order released their fourth studio album ‘Brotherhood’ on September 29, 1986

New Order‘s fourth studio album ‘Brotherhood’ was a mixture of post-punk and electronic styles. The album includes “Bizarre Love Triangle“, the single that made the US stand up and take notice of the band.

The album cover was another Peter Saville work.

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Devin Cuddy, will lead the 13th Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop


Celebrated Canadian singer/songwriter Devin Cuddy, and veteran music industry journalist Larry LeBlanc, will together lead the 13th Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia ON L3V 6H1, 705-325-9511.

I’m delighted that Devin has agreed to perform and talk at our event,” says LeBlanc. “While his presence will be further recognition of the significance of the Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop series, it will be also be an acknowledgement of the rich lineage within Canada’s music community. Devin grew up with deep music roots being that his father is Jim Cuddy, co-founder of Blue Rodeo.

The Young Singer/Songwriters Workshops demonstrate the ongoing commitment of Mariposa Folk Foundation to Ontario singer/songwriters.  The Workshops are presented with the generous financial support of the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area.

To date, such leading Canadian singer/songwriters as Jim Cuddy, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Jesse F. Keeler, Bruce Good, Amelia Curran, Shirley Eikhard, Liam Titcomb, Jadea Kelly, Ariana Gillis, Jory Nash, and Dala have guested.

The workshop series, aimed at reaching singer/songwriters aged 12-25 throughout Ontario, provides participants with an opportunity to meet and interact with professional singer/songwriters and music industry figures, as well as build relationships with other young singer/songwriters.

The event is free, but it is restricted to participants and guardians. There is no public audience. Participants may perform their own songs. Lyric sheets are welcome.

For more information and to register, visit the Young Singer/Songwriters page of the Mariposa Folk Foundation website at

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That time Adam Ant was NOT welcomed by L.A. Punks back in 1981 [video]


During an interview in the early 1980’s Adam and the Ants had been described as a Punk band, well I guess Adam didn’t like that and went on some tirade attacking Punk Rock and particularly Punks in general. On April 11, 1981 Adam and The Ants showed up in L.A. at the Tower Records on Sunset for an autograph session and show in the parking lot, what they weren’t expecting was a group of punks called The Connected with cartons of eggs and stickers that read “Black Flag Kills Ants on Contact”….watch the video below.

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Toronto Punk group Abrasives on Super 8 film from the 1980’s [Video]

*This is a compilation of five (from many) different appearances by Toronto band Abrasives, 1985-1988. Originally shot on Super 8 film that has deteriorated – including sound, at points – over the past thirty years, three are at the historic Cabana Room (RIP), one at Larry’s Hideaway (likewise) and the last at the June 26, 1988 Lesbian & Gay Pride parade. Featured players include (respectively) Steve Mills, Steve West and Paul McNally on bass; Herb Ham and John Bucknam on drums; John Timmons on second guitar (last clip) and Bill Turner everywhere else.

Courtesy of YouTube member Phuck Allcops

*taken from the video’s description

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New Music: The Regrettes “Hot”



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