Victoria


(On the southern tip of the island, it is actually closer to Seattle than Vancouver when you look on a map. The ferry from Tswassessen takes you 2 hours west of Vancouver into Victoria. Victoria is one of the most beautiful places Iíve ever been to. Check it out.)

The UNDERGROUND VOICE is a good place to start for Victoria news. It's
a phone line with show listings, announcements for band releases, 'zines,
etc. Call any time 250-592-9625 (not toll-free), email them -
uvoice@coastnet.com, or check out their web page -
http://www.coastnet.com/~uvoice.

ShowBookers/Venues

AFRODESIAC PRODUCTIONS
(250-475-1532)
Looking for bands to play the "Back Porch" at the Oak Bay Recreation
Center.

Paul Block
(250-479-3938)
3933 Winton St./Victoria/BC/V8P 3L4
Paul plays in Render Useless and can help book shows or point you in
the right direction. Call him for details. Honest, reliable, and totally DIY.

CHRONIC KNOT
(Malcolm - 250-920-7725)
Has put on some good shows in Victoria, mostly benefit shows with bands
like Render Useless, Submission Hold and touring bands like Assuck,
Seein Red, Bread & Circuits and Detestation.

KATRINA
(250-881-1510, email - Jay@PacificCoast.net)
Books the Fernwood Hall at 1923 Fernwood Rd. All-ages, cheap door (as
low as $3), 100 capacity. She helps bands as best as she can by doing
the show herself or referring you to other people. Very good to work with.

Greg Pratt
(250-480-7048)
Box 8183/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R8
Can probably book a show in Victoria. Low-door, all-ages, DIY.

JEREMY
(250-477-9370)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
(Jym - 250-389-0063, or 250-385-7266)
1049 Vista Heights/Victoria/BC/V8T 2H1
All punk, all-ages, all the time!

Bands

AK-47
(Tony - 250-995-1762)
Box 1034/1720 Douglas St./Victoria/BC/V8W 2G7
Ex-Nothing To Lose, Never Too Late folk who sound a lot like both of
those bands. But, that's just my opinion... Tape avaiiable.

BLACK MARKET FRUITS
Box 8386/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R9
More of an old school street punk sound here.

CRINGE
(Jeremy - 250-477-9370, email - bloveday@direct.ca)
4001 Hollydene Pl./Victoria/BC/V8N 3Z8
An anarcho-punk band who writes hardcore songs with topics ranging from
Anarchy to anti-censorship, anti-racism, anti-gang, and about ending
fascism. Cringe is always looking to be on more compilations and other
ways to help worthy causes.

GOATBOY
Box 8386/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R9
Ultra fast political hardcore with enough poppiness to keep the kids
smilin' and thinkin'.

Hermit
(Eric)
Box 8183/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R8
Extreme electronic noise destruction. The death of music. Many
cassettes and 7"s on Garbage Society Communications. We play live too.

HUDSON MACK
(Dave - 250-920-0306)
c/o Slow To Burn - Box 8386/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R9
They have a couple of split CDs with Goatboy and play a similar style
of political melodic punk/hardcore. Lots of vocal interplay.

EMBRACE THE KINGDOM
(cam - 250-592(5?)-3288)
90's hardcore.

Mossy ZINC
(email - ut420@victoria.tc.ca)
We're young and we like to rock.

PERUKE
(Doug-250-360-0136)
Ex-members of Soy. Need I say more?

Render Useless
(Paul Block - 250-479-3938, Ben Cherry - 604-609-9921)
Box 8386/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R9
7"s out on Mountain Records (NY) and Slow To Burn Records with a CD in
the works, have toured across N.A., any and all help always
appreciated. DIY assured.

Rot:IronSmile
(Greg Pratt - 250-480-7048, Neil - 250-592-2615)
Box 8183/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R8
Loser emo not quite hip enough to sound like we're from the U.S.

SPECIALOLYMPICS
(Jym - 250-389-0063, or 250-385-7266)
1049 Vista Heights/Victoria/BC/V8T 2H1
Punk band on the poppier side of things? Just an educated guess.

THE STUPES
(250-382-8347)
#404-2626 Cook St./Victoria/BC/V8T 3S1
Not sure if they together still but they have a new 7" of fuzzy garage
horror-rock.

SWINDLE
(Steve - 250-595-6805)
Poppy emo.

THE TROUSERS
(Mercedes - 250-598-4025)
1336 Grant St./Victoria/BC/V8R 1M3
Former Fig.4. members playing choppy garage indie rock.

Stores

BOOMTOWN
(Oliver - 250-380-5090, fax - 250-380-0121)
102-561 Johnson St./Victoria/BC/V8W 1M2
Import records and CDs. New and used, buy and sell.
Greg Pratt also has his Tavis distro stuff in this store so expect to
find some 'zines and 7" records. According to Greg, they have a lot of
great indie rock/emo stuff (labels like Doghouse, Crank, Headhunter,
etc.)

DITCH RECORDS
(250-386-5874)
768 Yates St.(On the southern tip of the island, it is actually closer to Seattle
than Vancouver when you look on a map. The ferry from Tswassessen takes
you 2 hours west of Vancouver into Victoria. Victoria is one of the
most beautiful places Iíve ever been to. Check it out.)

New store, lots of good used vinyl. New stuff is more of the emo/indie
rock style.

LYLE'S PLACE
(250-382-8422)
726 Yates St.
Ultra-expensive but great selection and tons of used stuff.

Labels/Distro/Zines

CHRONIC KNOT
(Malcolm - 250-920-7725)
Distro - good selection of music and a few zines. Call when you come
through town.

Diminutive/Tavis Zine Distro/Look The Other Way zine
(Greg Pratt, Sean - 250-480-7048, email - diminutive@antisocial.com,
web page - http://www.hypermart.net/diminutive)
Box 8183/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R8
Diminutive - Third World Planet "Air Quality Control" 7" - $4.50.,
Wrought:Ironsmile 7" - $4, 8:11 On A Summer Night comp tape - $2, Let's
Put The X In Sex - gag me with a spoon tape - $2. Tavis Zine Distro -
write for a current catalog. Send zines for distro consideration. Look
The Other Way zine - #5 is out now, back issues available. Send $1.50
for single issue or wholesale 25 cents each plus postage.

GARBAGE SOCIETY COMMUNICATIONS
(Eric)
Box 8183/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R8
I release all kinds of noise/noisecore/grindcore. 7"s and cassettes
only. Sound destruction from all over the world for good prices. I like
to trade. Write for a free list and communication.

JALDEN RECORDS
(Jeremy - 250-477-9370, email - bloveday@direct.ca)
4001 Hollydene Pl./Victoria/BC/V8N 3Z8
Puts out tapes and seven inches and loves doing compilations. Political
bands are preferred so long as you are not sexist,r acist or assholes
in any way, we will work with you.

MYSTERY MEAT 'ZINE
(Tyler Forslund)
Box 118-2680 Quadra St./Victoria/BC/V8T 4E4
Interviews, reviews, good coverage of BC punk scene (mostly pop-punk
and skate rock).

Slow To Burn Records
Box 8386/Victoria/BC/V8W 3R9
Hardcore and punk releases from M-Blanket, Goat Boy, Render Useless,
Gus... Also a distributor for tons of other releases. Send postage for
a mailorder catalog.

STEREOTYPE RECORDS
(Kevin - 250-381-4612)
Formerly Sappy Records from Moncton, NB. Out now Moonsocket/Broken Girl
split 7" and a compilation tape of Victoria pop-punk called "Surrender
To The Garden City."

OtherCoolShit

CFUV 101.9 FM, CABLE 104.3
University Of Victoria
Lots of good indie/punk shows as well as political/social spoken word.
Check it out.

CKMO 103.1 FM, CABLE 102.1
Camosun College
Some good indie/punk shows on this station as well.

CLIFF
(250-370-7797)
Can provide sound system for your show for $50.

DETERRENT DIY TOUR GUIDE
(webpage - http://www.islandnet.com/moron/deterrent/tour-gdc.html.)
A great resource for touring bands. Check it out!

FOOD NOT BOMBS - VICTORIA CHAPTER
(Tanya - 250-382-1454)
We serve every Sunday at Centennial Square between 12 and 1pm. Our
meetings take place every second Thursday at 8pm in front of the
library. Call for information on servings, volunteering and donations.

HOW IT ALL VEGAN
(Sarah Kramer, Tanya - email - sarah.and.gerry@bc.sympatico.ca)
Box 8727/Victoria/BC/V8W 3S3 or #2-1018 McLure St./Victoria/BC/V8V 3E9
50 page book full of easy, yummy recipes. You'll feel better, you'll
smell better, and your animal friends will thank you. $5 ppd. to Box
8727/Victoria/BC/V8W 3S3.

PUNK STREET HOCKEY LEAGUE
(Cam - 605-595(2?)-3288)
Anyone looking to play street hockey, please call.

UNDERGROUND VOICE - 250-592-9625
(Mike/Alison - 250-592-9625 - leave a message, email -
uvoice@coastnet.com, webpage - www.coastmet.com/~uvoice)
Box 45044/Victoria/BC/V8Z 7G9
All purpose message line listings upcoming Victoria shows, releases,
and other information.

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS
I came across some veggie restaurant ads in Victoria so here are the
addresses/phone numbers: Green Cuisine - 560 Johnson St. (courtyard
level, market square), phone: 250-385-1809. Sweetness & Light Cafe -
1A-2353 Bevan Ave., Sidney, phone: 250-655-9279. Gwen's Vegetarian
Diner - 6006 West Saanich Rd., phone: 250-652-3487. They all serve some vegan
dishes as well. Green Cuisine rocks!!!

VICTORIA ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN LEAGUE
(Dave - 250-592-3929, hotline - 250-480-5250)
An open revolutionary organization to bring people, resources and ideas
together. We meet every second Saturday 1-3pm at various locations. NEW
INFO HOTLINE: 250-480-5250. Info regarding upcoming
events/rallies/actions and other things people need to know about.

VICTORIA YOUTH PRIDE SOCIETY
(250-472-4393)
By youth, for youth. This is a group of young people age 14-22 who are
lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or questioning. An independent group of youth
who feel the need for youth support.


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