Joe Keithley founder of legendary punk band D.O.A and lifetime activist has joined in the fight to try and stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline and the quadrupling of tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet. The concert will be held at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver Saturday January 31st. Joe is putting together an all star cast of BC's best musicians to raise money for the legal defense of the pipeline protesters and to keep the public engaged and aware of the potential harm that this pipeline expansion represents. "It's outrageous the way Kinder Morgan is trying to bully peaceful protesters, the city of Burnaby and the province of BC. It's up to us, the people, to protect our rights and our democracy. The National Energy Board hearings are looking more and more like a sham with a per-ordained outcome. " Joe recently said. "It's only going to take one spill to destroy our beautiful coast. We're going to be pro active and try and put a stop to this. Transporting bitumen through inland coastal waterways is insane."
The pipeline which runs from Edmonton, Alberta to its terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia has applied to Canada's National Energy Board to triple its capacity and will greatly increase the amount of tanker traffic in Vancouver's Burrard Inlet carrying unrefined bitumen. A dangerous move that is being pushed by Canada's risk taking ruling Conservative Party. The federal government has made only the token of effort to try and speed up our transition towards renewable energy. After a recent D.O.A. tour Joe said "While touring Germany and I was stunned by the amount of wind turbines and solar panels providing renewable energy, especially when you compared to Canada. We are failing a great test as a country, we should be ashamed."
Details of the January 31st Rickshaw Theatre benefit show will be released shortly.
In the meantime Joe will be performing acoustically Saturday November 8th at Burnaby Mountain Park between 1PM and 3 PM along with Holly Arntzen, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, the Solidarity Choir and members of the Boom Booms.
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D.O.A. is back for keeps! New studio album and Worldwide Tour in 2015
True North Strong and Free Tour in support of Welcome to Chinatown Live Album
Beau’s All Natural Brewery creates Hardcore 8.1 Malt Liquor in Tribute to D.O.A.
D.O.A., Canada’s most politically astute, controversial and always wildly entertaining band is back. The godfather of hardcore Joe Shithead Keithley, had announced his retirement back in 2012 to take a run at formal politics in his native British Columbia. That is out the window and D.O.A. is all set to come back with a vengeance. As Joe recently said “When I lost my nomination by five votes, I was pissed. But I soon realized that I had not forgotten how to write songs, how to sing and play guitar and how to kick ass up on stage! So I am ramping up D.O.A. again and we’re going to let our street politics tell the stories about what’s really happening!”
D.O.A., the Men of Action have a ballsy new lineup featuring the additions of Paddy Duddy on drums (Circle The Wagons, Rusty Nails) and Mike Hodsall on bass (Circle The Wagons) They are starting work on a new studio album (their 16th) that will be out March 2015 and are making plans to tour the world. Which will include Europe, North America, South America Japan and China (for the 3rd time!).
This fall D.O.A. will the road this fall on their True North Strong and Free tour that will support of their latest album Welcome To Chinatown, a 28 song live classic. The D.O.A. tour will take the band through Ontario and Quebec before heading back west for dates in Alberta and B.C. Fans around the world have always proclaimed for the last 35 years that D.O.A. is one of the greatest and one of the most exciting live bands ever, the Welcome to Chinatown album backs that up in a big way.
Welcome to Chinatown released by Sudden Death Records delivers an unbelievable cultural and musical thrill ride with this epic release. The band gives you a tension filled ride through punk classics pulled from albums like “Something Better Change”, “Hardcore 81”, “War on 45” and “Northern Avenger”.
The dates in Ontario will be sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewing, who created Hardcore 8.1 Malt Liquor in tribute to the band. The brewery states that “Beau’s created Hardcore 8.1 to pay tribute to an iconic band we revere: Vancouver’s D.O.A., true pioneers and 35+ year veterans of the hardcore punk scene.” It’s the only certified organic malt liquor in the world. The beer will be available at all Ontario D.O.A. shows. No doubt, D.O.A. will be pulling out all the stops at their live shows, including their punk-i-fied version of Roll Out The Barrels, where they will invite the audience up to try and polish off a entire bomber bottle of Hardcore 8.1 in a single go on stage. www.beaus.ca Joe is really excited to backed by Beau's "It's a natural fit, D.O.A. and beer!" Joe remarked. D.O.A., just like the beer itself could be described as a classy, certified organic interpretation of the iconic punk rock style. In fact you could say, that D.O.A. are close to being the last real punk band in the world: The last band standing, so to speak. So don't be a fool, go see them while you can.
Saturday December 6th, Joe Shithead Keithley - Kootenay Coop Radio, Nelson, BC, Doors 8 PM
Friday January 30th, Gator's Pub, Abbotsford, BC
Saturday January 31st, Benefit Show Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion, Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Photo by Tom Wiebe
Paddy Duddy - Drums, Joey "Shithead" Keithley - Guitar + Vox, Mike Hodsall - Bass + Vox
Nash The Slash is gone, another great Canadian musician leaves us way too early R.I.P.
“Really sad to hear about Nash’s passing,” punk legend Joe Shithead of D.O.A.told Billboard in an email. “A few years back Nash and D.O.A. teamed up to play four shows together in Southern Ontario. D.O.A. would play a full set, then Nash would come on stage to join us for the encore. It was F-ing great! It gave a whole new twist to the songs having Nash’s incredible violin playing added in, and the looks on kid’s faces was pretty rich as well, it took them a minute but would get into it after about ½ a song. To me, having been a long time fan of Nash, it was a great honour. Nash The Slash, you will be missed! RIP my friend.”
*Quote and photo taken from Billboard Magazine's website. To read the full article, please visit the site: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6084877/nash-the-slash-mysterious-canadian-experimental
Thanks very much to John Mackie at the Vancouver Sun for his article about Dave.
Read the article HERE.
Long live the spirit of Dave Gregg !!!
(Photo by Dan Scott)
D.O.A. guitarist Dave Gregg - Rest in Peace
It is with unbelievable sorrow that I have to talk about the passing of Dave Gregg. He died of a heart attack this past weekend. I can't even come close to being able to express strong enough condolences to his wife Cathy and the rest of Dave's family.
Dave was a member of D.O.A. from 1980-88 and played some screaming guitar licks on the following albums: Something Better Change, Hardcore 81, War on 45, Let's Wreck The Party, True North Strong and Free and finally on Murder. He was a great guitarist and an unbelievable showman.
But more importantly he was genuinely nice guy and a caring human being, who had one of the most wicked senses of humor I have ever come across.
On long D.O.A. tours Dave (usually the overnight driver) and I along with our comrades Chuck Biscuits, Randy Rampage, Ken Lester, Dimwit (R.I.P.), Brian "Wimpy Roy" Goble, Greg "Peckerwood" James and Jon Card would while away the hours with almost endless conversation. But it usually came down to Dave and I still gabbing into the wee hours. We would scheme about how to change the world and possible wild scientific breakthroughs as we endlessly put up really shitty music on the radio (not much has changed). Dave and I also became very familiar with prices of every kind of crop grown across America and many a gospel preacher on that same radio in the Dodge van we called the Blue Bullet. At one point when D.O.A. had been playing close to 10 years, Dave and I calculated that we had spent four of those 10 years in vans, traveling to shows. As Dave drove he would furiously work his way through bag after bag of spits (sunflower seeds), he would deposit the shells in the door sill of the driver side door until the pile would reach a height of about 12 inches, that was a badge of honor.
On our first tour with Dave he got really drunk at the second show and forgot about half the arrangements, as he stood on the opposite side of the circular bar at the venue we had just played, he smirked at me with a particularly dazed look, I realized I had to get him to shape up, so I threw my 3/4 full can of beer across the bar and nailed him in the forehead. Dave rarely forgot an arrangement after that and went on to become a consummate musician and performer.
I could probably write a book about funny Dave Gregg stories and maybe even promote his one man organization: The New Spartans! LOL
I really wish I had one more chance to sit down with him and cover some of that ground again and explore new avenues of thought, but I can't and that sucks.
Dave, we will all miss you tremendously, but you will live on in our hearts.
Long live the spirit of Dave Gregg !!!
Joe Shithead Keithley - March 31st, 2014
(Photos by Amy Mann from a show called The Eastern Front 1981 Berkeley, California.)
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