by carl wilson

No Joy In Mudville

Cinecycle photo pilfered from We Must Abuse the Broadband.

Sad news around home: Two Toronto venues went down the spout this week: The legion-hall-turned-home-of-all-ages-punk shows the 360 - which is very bad timing, as it's supposed to be a NXNE venue this weekend. Call ahead to check on any shows. (Strangely enough, I was just there for the first time in years, for the Republic of Safety set at a brain-injury benefit show on Friday.) But also, much more traumatically for me, the capital of Torontopia, Cinecycle, is shutting its doors, at least to music. C-cycle has hosted so many great shows, including the Blocks all-day marathons, as well as a Trampoline Hall or two. I don't know if it will go on housing the great Pleasure Dome film collective or not. Perhaps this will be temporary - word on Stillepost is that owner Martin apparently lost his patience after a punk show got out of hand last week. Maybe he'll rethink if we all buy him whiskey and flowers?

(Also, we hear that the Sea Snakes are breaking up. Not my favourite Toronto band, but one with many admirers hereabouts. A quiet round of Taps for you, boys.) (Later: Might be true, might be just a rumour. This is a weblog. We don't do no stinkin' factchecks.)

On a more upbeat note: Using a subtler knife, SFJ satisfyingly eviscerates the new Coldplay. So it can be done. It just can't be done tantrum-style.

Oh, and as long as you're reading things, Mrs. Zoilus has something great up on her site. If it doesn't cheer you up, you should get your cheer ducts checked.

News | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, June 07 at 06:24 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)



The Cinecycle show didn't get out of hand. The cops and the security guard from the nearby parking lot were what got out of hand. The kids were merely enjoying the music and the cops were called because the security guard didn't like them standing around outside between sets (it was hot inside).

Also, the Sea Snakes refuted the breakup rumours about a month ago on stillepost... what's your source, if I may ask?

Posted by anon on June 9, 2005 12:38 PM



The hat story made me smile..

Posted by Bruce Mowat on June 8, 2005 08:50 AM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson