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MusicSheBlogged releases charity compilation, ‘Ho Ho Holy Shit It’s the Holidays’

Toronto’s MusicSheBlogged has launched a new compilation, Ho Ho Holy Shit, It’s the Holidays. The comp features tracks from The New Enemy, Wasted Potential, Sixteen Scandals, Cactus Vella, and more, and it aims to raise money for local charity Toy Mountain.

You can stream the compilation below, or donate here.



Plan 37 recruit new guitarist, Cactus Vella

Toronto outfit Plan 37 has just announced that Cactus Vella (whose resume includes bands such as The Class Assassins, and Whiskey Hearts, as well as his solo-project) will be stepping in as the band’s lead guitarist. The position was opened back in June, when the band parted ways with their former guitarist, Dr Paul.

The band has also announced their first full-length album will be released this coming November. Their last EP, Space Junk, was released back in June via My Fingers! My Brain! Records. Check it out below.



Cactus Vella offers free download of Bruce Springsteen covers EP

Toronto’s favorite punk rock solo artist Cactus Vella has released a short EP entitled Cactus Covers Springsteen, featuring covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Going Down” and “Hungry Heart.” You can stream and/or download it for free below.

Vella’s debut EP Sailin’ On was released in December of 2012. That’s also available on his Bandcamp page.



Free Compilation: “Thunder Road” a folk-punk tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Anxiety Attack Recordings have released a new compilation album called Thunder Road.  The album is a folk-punk tribute to Bruce Springsteen and features Cactus VellaJon Creeden, Jesse LeBourdais, The Matchup, and more!

Give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can download it for free.



Pouzza Fest announces “Mini Pouzza” in Toronto (Miracles, Adelleda, Cactus Vella & more)

You Canadian punks are getting lucky this year! The organizers of Pouzza Fest have just announced they will be putting on a “Mini Pouzza” in Toronto on April 25th, in addition to the main festival taking place on 16th, 17th, and 18th of May in Montreal, Quebec.

The show will feature smaller smaller acts than the main festival, including Miracles (ft. ex-Sainte Catherines frontman Hugo Mudie), Adelleda, The Hunters, Cactus Vella, and many others. More details can be found over here.

Bands playing Pouzza Fest 2014 include Mustard Plug, Morning GloryThe Lillingtons, The Flatliners, and a many, many more. Tickets are available for purchase right here.



Free Canadian punk compilation

Anxiety Attack Recordings has put out their Summer Punk Compilation for 2013.  The comp showcases Ontario’s finest, as picked and organized by Cactus Vella.  He said of it:

“[T]his compilation’s purpose is to document some of the hard working bands playing around Southern Ontario. Unfortunately it would have been impossible to include every band currently going so we highly encourage you to check out some of Ontario’s other bands for yourself.

It’s my hope that DJ’s will play these songs at their gigs, promoters with use this comp as a resource to booking better shows, and people everywhere will discover some new bands.

And the next time you hear someone say “The Scene ain’t what it used to be”, you can tell them to go fuck themselves, or even better, tell them to check out this comp.”

So, download this album, pass it around to all of your friends, and enjoy the sweet sounds of punk rock.  You can snag it at Anxiety Attack’s bandcamp page, or right here.



Cactus Vella performs new track “Ship Wreck”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins/Sinkin’ Ships) recently dropped by Exclaim! TV and played an unreleased song, titled “Ship Wreck”

You can check it out here.

Cactus Vella most recently released Sailin’ On via Anxiety Attack Recordings, and is streaming here.



Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins) releases music video for “Touch The Ground”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released a music video for his song “Touch The Ground” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on his recently released solo acoustic album “Sailin’ On” out on Anxiety Attack Records and streaming here.



Cactus Vella (Class Assassins) streams solo album “Sailin’ On”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released his first solo acoustic album titled “Sailin’ On” on Anxiety Attack Records.

Cactus, who’s been playing acoustic shows since the late 90’s, recorded the album at the home of Moby Holman (ex-Trigger Happy) in the spring of 2012.

You can stream “Sailin’ On” right here.

Speaking of Sinkin’ Ships. They recently finished recording their 3rd full length album “Late For Everything” with producer Ian Blurton. The album should be available in early March.