THE NIGHTMARES - rock n roll from Toronto, Canada

The Nightmares are an explosive, high energy 4-piece rock band formed in Toronto, Canada during the early months of 2009. The band infuses their unique, intense style of garage rock with punk, classic rock, pop and other influences from rock n roll around the world.They're live show will knock you off your feet, and their music translates great to recordings.

The Nightmares brand new independently released EP is available on myspace at

For more information or to get your hands on a copy of the new EP contact the band at stay tuned for itunes distribution details

The Famous Monsters start St Patty's Day weekend right!!!

MARCH 13, 2008

Black Collar Thursdays & The Bovine Sex Club Presents:

DJ Stu Dead of Playdead Cult spinning rock n' roll

Featuring Live music from The Famous Monsters

9pm $5 19+

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Spades High Presents...

Live at the Embassy Hotel in London, Ontario

The Famous Monsters (Toronto Monsters Rock n Roll)

Dead City Citizens (Brantford, ON)

Die Standing (Hamilton, ON)

one more band tba

only $5, doors at 8pm ALL AGES

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I am like sooo sick of ppl that say their punk and their like the total *opposite* of what pu nk is.. ok so basically punk is about being free and stuff and just doing whatever u want no matter wat otha ppl say which is what me and my bf do all the time, like when parents & teachers and stuff are acting like fucktards u can basically ignore them and go out anyway or do whatever.. Anyway there's this dumb bitch at my skool that soo *thinks* she's punk and she completely isnt! i mean like, she doesnt know *ANY* of the real punk bands, like she hadn't even heard of all the punk bands u hear like every DAY on the radio, i mean how lame would u have to be to not even know who they are???? and i can't rememba wat bands she said she liked but they sere *seriously* unheard of so im like "are they even punk??" and yeah anyway whats also annoying is if ur gonna say ur punk u should at least put some effort into dressing punk i mean god.... this girl is so gross like she wears shirts and stuff with HOLES in it - like i've doen that if it was *made* with holes in it, but for her its like she's neva bought new clothes in her life which is kind of disgusting and she neva brushes her hair and then SHE HAS THE NERVE TO CALL HERSELF PUNK!!!! Thats majorly bad for reputation and it's really fucken annoying me.. Anyway I'd just about had enough of her and she was acting like a moron, like trying to hang out with us and stuff, and i was like "if you're actually punk then u need to get a clue ok u don't even know anything about punk," and she actually LAUGHED at me and was like making fun of me so im like, wtf? cause no1 would do that to me seriously, so i was getitng real fucking annoyed cause i h8 posers like that so i ended up pushing her and she just stared at me and im like "What - if you're so punk then bring it on u fuckhead.." and i pushed her again and like then she was like "Yeah, well I don't believe in using violence." I mean COME ON!!! What a fucking hippy moron, that is NOT punk - punk is about standing up for urself and not taking shit from any1 and there's nothing wrong with using force if its the only way to get ur msg across, if ur punk then u shouldn't take crap from any1 and then she just like walked away and i mean what a completely loser, anyway i cant stand ppl t hat r really like 5 yr old hippies pretending to be punk god they need a fucken clue, has any1 come across people as moronic as this and what can u do to teach them a lesson????

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Hey everyone.

Well, since no one's really online, or anything, I'm going to go on of a bit of a rant here.

Now, I don't know what the hardcore scene is like wherever you guys are, but here around Atlanta, and even in Lawrenceville, it's really good, and picking up pace. A ton of kids into all different types of music just come out and have fun. It's really awesome.

Well, anyway, a couple Saturdays ago, there was a show at this church, Central Christian Church. Over the past few months, we've had like, maybe two shows a month there. It's really awesome. It always seems like there's a show going on there.
The big bands in the local scene right now are Overdose, Above the Influence (or, now, Built Ford Tough), xThe Effortx, and others. You should look them up on Myspace if you get a chance.

Anyway, back to what I was saying. This show had Overdose, Lions of Judah, Signs of Hope, Choked Out, and a few other bands. Now, since this is a church, most of the bands playing are both Christian and Straight Edge, and when they play their sets, they explain to the crowd that they aren't there to shove what they beleive down anyone's throat, and that they respect you no matter what, etc.

Well, Choked Out is pretty much the exact opposite of that (atheist, not straight edge, "ATL hate crew", etc.). Well, when they got up to play, they really downed Christianity and Straight Edge. Not to mention the fact that a lot of the kids who came to see them play wrote stuff like "Jesus is a homosexual" all over the bathroom walls.

Something similar has happened like this before there, and it was shut down for a while. But, the people at the church were nice enough to let kids open it back up and use it as a venue again. This time though, it's been shut down for good, all because these kids and this band have no respect, and only care about keeping their "tough guy" image and bashing other peoples morals. This also gives the people at the church the worst impressions of any kid who goes to hardcore or punk shows, and just ups the stereotype of a "misled youth who listens to that devil music" or whatever.

Now, to me, hardcore seems to have always been a place to share what you believe and what you think, and present your morals in an environment where you don't have to worry about people being critical of you for it. Whether it be straight edge, vegetarianism/veganism, religion, DIY ethics, biking and environmentalism, living positive, or whatever else you hold close to your heart. No one is ever coerced into thinking something that they don't want to beleive, and respect is usually at the top of most kids lists.

This to me just seems like the exact opposite of that. These kids are destroying their own scene. By coming to a show at a church, they knew that a Christ centered, Straight Edge message would be presented by some of the bands. Instead of being respecful of them, they attack their morals, and end up getting an all ages venue with great sound, plenty of space, and close by shut down for good.
The only local venue left is the Treehouse, which will be back open in a few weeks, and The Loaf, which doesn't even put on that great of shows anymore.

I know most of you in this community are probably not into hardcore, but I guess I felt like sharing this with you to see if any of you have had any similar experiences with your scene.