She might seem like just another comedian who has found her way to Toronto, but as her website boasts, Bonez Poley is a multidisciplinary artist, an activist, and a seasoned adventurer who leads a colourful life.
She spoke to Woodstein Media about everything from her wild antics on and off stage fronting thrash bands to her self-deprecating humour. She offered a lot of discerning opinions in between.
Punks on Pizza began as a way for Tyler Smith to get his band booked in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, but thanks, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reinvented as a podcast where he chats with friends and heroes from his new home base in Port Alberni, British Columbia.
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?
It’s a two-election year, at least in Ontario, provincial and municipal, and it’s time for people to be considering if they are going to step up to get their name on the ballot. Will it be the usual names people will have the option to vote for, or will there be new faces at the all-candidates meetings?
Joe Keithley has persevered in music for over 40 years as the leader of legendary Canadian punk band D.O.A. He successfully stepped into municipal politics in 2018 as a city councillor in Burnaby, British Columbia, and has proven that the will to keep trying can succeed in elections, even if you might be an outsider.