On January 20, after a two-hour drive to escape the Conservative-infested political ridings of midwestern Ontario, salvation was found in a crowded basement near downtown Barrie listening to some of Canada’s most relevant punk bands climbing from Infinity Zero.
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Woodstein Media Podcast Episode Four: Jillian Clair confesses MVLL CRIMES
On episode four, Jillian Clair, singer for MVLL CRIMES, talks about the release of their 12″ EP “YOU EMBVRRVSS ME” on Cursed Blessings Records, her day job dealing with Freedom of Information requests for the City of London, the need for punks to get involved in municipal politics, zines, the lack of all-ages venues in many music scenes, many bands currently active in Ontario, and much more.
YOU EMBVRRVSS ME: Piecing together connections with MVLL CRIMES’ Jillian Clair
On Sept. 8, the evening before the official release of MVLL CRIMES 12” EP “YOU EMBVRRVSS ME,” lead singer Jillian Clair took the opportunity to avoid helping her bandmates to load in for a show at Doors Taco Joint and Metal Bar in Hamilton, Ontario, instead having a conversation with Woodstein Media. The chat took some unexpected turns as connections through the music and zine community were discussed in a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon way, which led to as much talk about the reporter’s accomplishments as the new MVLL CRIMES release. You have been warned.
What the heck happened to Beaver Slap?
Barrie’s Beaver Slap was one of Ontario’s most exciting punk bands to emerge over the past decade, as far as Woodstein Media is concerned, but they went quiet just before the pandemic. What happened, and what are the band members doing now?