“There’s a mournfulness and anxiety in many of Bob Greenspan Photography’s pictures, suggesting if not stating outright the eventual decline of these much-loved sites. Mom and pop motels have been replaced by chains; the ferris wheels of the artist’s youth have rusted over”
The Bootleg comp is by the talented and kind @youthandrust, and features live songs from some of my favorite Toronto acts, including Column of Heaven, Abyss, Death Kneel, Triage, Farang, and VCR. Strongly recommended. GLOSS is obvious by now. Utter hails to the queens.
Here’s a zine about Siesta Nouveaux, released yesterday for the final show.
Articles by Greg Benedetto, Tyler G. Leach, Zoë Dodd, Mike Fairley, Andrew Nolan, Jose Lopez.
Photos by Matt Finner, Chelsea Watt, Greg Benedetto, Francis Allin, Alexandra Marangone, Rick Smith, Victoria Czerniawska, Sean Calbeck, Brie Pierro, Pat Moore, and myself.
Zine layout by myself. Printing by myself and Matt Finner.
R.I.P. SIESTA NOUVEAUX
On a personal note, when I first heard that Siesta was closing, I didn’t think much beyond “Damn, that sucks” but working on this zine, and the past two days have shown me that Siesta really was something special. Seeing all the flyers and photos people submitted, and reading all the articles reminded me how much history Siesta gathered over the years, whether I was at a particular show or not.
It might be easy to think with Siesta’s closing that Toronto hardcore might suffer a lapse in shows or attendance or any number of things associated with the removal of a pillar of the scene. However the last two shows, and the number of people in attendance for two (basically) locals only shows, should be proof enough that Toronto hardcore is resilient and resourceful enough to survive something like the closing of Siesta Nouveaux.
Here’s some shots of my stuff at Long Winter that happened this past weekend. Not that anyone noticed, but all the prints on the windows were double sided, so they could be seen from outside…before the windows got too foggy.
Thanks to everybody that stopped by, took a pin or bought something. You are all living amazing lives.
The show is up and ready for tomorrow. It’ll be open tomorrow during the day, but the party starts at 8pm and goes till its not fun any more. Zines will be available once the party starts, so plan accordingly.
We’ll be there all night Thursday & Friday.
I can’t wait to see all you beautiful souls tomorrows.
I did this flyer for my friend the Chew when Mobb Deep were supposed to play Chaos in Tejas with Cold World. They’re not playing anymore, but here’s my flyer anyways. If you want someone to make you a flyer that isn’t the Chew let me know.
EVERYTHING FALLING APART is more a book of prints than a zine. Each page is perforated, so you can tear out the photos and hang them on your wall. 20 photos total—10 band photos and 10 portraits, landscapes and whatever else—EVERYTHING FALLING APART is a sort of “best of”, from the three volumes of Youth & Rust. Each zine has the same photos, but a mixed page order, and a mix of black & white and colour pages.
Full size, full bleed, 20 pages. $5. Released with Permanent Sleep. firstname.lastname@example.org