This Friday night, standout Toronto label ‘Pleasence Records’ (along with PPOP) presents the Wrong Hole ’2012′ release show (available along with the entire Pleasence catalogue at Sonic Boom). This marks the debut from this local-synth-punk-super-group featuring Jon Schouten (Teenanger), Andrew Gunn (Deadly Snakes, Comet Control) and Nick Flanagan (Brutal Knights). Also on this superb (potentially best of the summer) bill, two of our absolute favourite emerging acts: trance inducing (but keep your head up) kraut punks Surinam and the manic and possessed New Fries. Click here for further info.
Also, this Wednesday, Sonic Boom Wednesdays at Handlebar showcases (another PPOP event) the Motor City’s Jamaican Queens alongside (Gay’s) Tom Avis’ solo project Farragoes and a hodge podge of locos calling themselves curiously Bodybutter (one wonders, could Gay’s Neil Rankin be involved?). Most importantly, perhaps, to us Evan Lewis of local rockers Grounders and our own Sohnik Buh’whom Vinyl Desk is on the 1s and 2s. The Wheels of Steel if you will. When last we spoke to our Aussie mate Evan aka ‘Lewi Lewi’ he was hunting for No Wave/Early 80s NYC LPs, so expect some skronk and mutation of the disco. More info on this PWYC show here.
Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)
We’re pleased to announce a copy of the decorated avant garde/thriller/drama ‘Possession’ limited box set has arrived. Have a sneak peak at this beautiful set here, and then come by to see it in person (along with our ever expanding DVD/Blu-Ray section featuring tons of marked down and newly stocked titles). For more information, because that picture above screams you need to know, can be found below:
Sonic Boom highly recommends a rare live appearance from Toronto to England’s Zacht Automaat (featuring our semi-own, adopted own Carl Didur) this Friday at Double Double Land. This follows their fantastic ‘lock groove’ performance from our NXNE co-promotion with PPOP at the inaugural Indie label fair, and their wonderful trip to the Island for rouge non-NXNE outlaw show ‘Unaffliated’. It’s a PWYC affair celebrating the discovery of the fifth moon of the planetoid Pluto. The event will also feature the release of Carl Didur’s new solo cassette ‘Nothing is the Secret to Anything’. More info can be found on the Facebook Event.
‘Bags Inside Bags’ (2012)
Sonic Boom highly recommends the ‘Who is William Onyeabor?’ reissue from Luaka Bop (available on CD and LP). Familiarize yourself with the crucial work of this Nigerian legend via this Noisey/Vice short documentary entitled ‘Fantastic Man’.
‘Heaven and Hell’
‘Body and Soul’
Have you heard the news? Sonic Boom is on the move! We’re excited to announce we’ll be merging our two locations in the Fall at 215 Spadina!
For further details click here.