USA Farewell Tour
Thursday Aug. 29th, The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
Friday Aug. 30th, El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Saturday Aug. 31st, Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
Wednesday Sept. 4, Station 4, St. Paul, MN
Thursday Sept. 5, Crunchy Frog, Green Bay, WI
Friday Sept. 6, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday Sept. 7, Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago. IL
Sunday Sept. 8, Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
Wednesday Sept. 11, Bogies, Albany, NY
Thursday Sept. 12, Middle East, Cambridge, MA
Friday Sept. 13, Firehouse 13, Providence, MA
Saturday Sept. 14, Europa, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday Sept. 15, The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
Tuesday Sept. 17, The Note, West Chester, PA
Wednesday Sept 18, Black Cat, Washington DC
Thursday Sept. 19, Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PS
Saturday Sept. 21, Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH
Sunday Sept. 22, Wander Inn, Mishawaka, IN
Farewell to Europe Tour
October 8 to October 27 all dates TBA
A new interview with Joe Keithley has been posted on the Blurt website.
Check it out!
Joe Keithley just participated in an interview with Billy Bragg and Mike Watt (Minutemen, Iggy Pop bassist) about the passing of Margaret Thatcher.
The interview airs on CBC One tomorrow at 10 AM EST
To listen to the interview now, visit the CBC website.
Sudden Death Records is delighted to release the new Jenny album Love & Politics. Jenny, hailing from Calgary, Canada, is an explosive four piece group, that adroitly combines tales of love, politics and if I dare say, the Canadian soul. They blend heartfelt folk and riveting punk that gets you four chords and comes perilously close to the truth...
Order your copy here!
Meet Joe Keithley and help the Coquitlam Food Bank
Wednesday February 13th, 5 PM - 7 PM
Please bring non-perishable food items to:
DIK's Market House, # 100 - 2918 Glen Drive, Coquitlam
Joe Keithley is hosting this food bank drive for the SHARE Society
Joe has been helping the underprivileged for the last 35 years.
Together we can help create a fair and equitable Canada.
D.O.A. had 2 fantastic nights at The Rickshaw Theatre with some great opening acts and incredible guest appearances. Several people have written articles about the shows and farewell tour as well as taken photos of D.O.A. and the supporting acts.
Some of the articles and photos are:
Jamie Taylor has posted some beautiful photos on Concertaddicts.com - Click Here
Shawn Connor wrote an article for Inside Vancouver: Click Here
Mark Svensson posted a video of "I Hate You" on YouTube: Click Here
Stuart Derdeyn wrote an article for The Province: Click Here
We hope that everyone had a great time at the Vancouver shows and we hope to see you at some point on this final tour.
Thanks to everyone for the great press!
Joe Keithley's Road to Punk and Politics
NDP candidate hopeful for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain wants to bring DIY ethics to BC's legislature.
By Rachel Bergen
Read Rachel's article here: http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?ctl=16C4B47:E3347F6BEA10A0438154093BEB53A14A8F7D795DAFB9E650&
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Hi friends, it's a battle of the bands sponsored by PAVI, the music school that I teach at.
It will be held at the Backstage Lounge in Vancouver. first place is 18 hours recording time at Blue Wave Studio, Vancouver, BC, 2nd place is a live music video that we will shoot at the studio. There are only six spots available of 15 minutes each, to enter please send MP3's of three original songs to:
Please make the files SMALL. We need all entries by December 12th.
OK good luck - Joe Keithley / sudden Death Records / D.O.A.
A new review has been posted online for D.O.A.'s newest cd "We Come In Peace"
"Classic. Essential. Legendary. All good - and accurate - ways to describe D.O.A. Dig this new album on their own Sudden Death Records, reviewed by The Impaler below for Mass Movement 34, a work in progress. Come on… give punk a chance.
We Come In Peace' is as much a declaration of D.O.A.'s mission on this, the band's 14th studio album of all-new material, as it is a way to identify this collection of songs by serving as the album's title. Always a fiercely political band, D.O.A. have upped the ante here by jumping headfirst into the fray of the messy and chaotic shit-storm that is today's less-than-stable worldwide political environment, tackling the financial crisis, the Occupy movement, shady dealings by top officials, systemic bigotry, and other important issues – both those that have been ripped from the headlines and those that have been culled from buried stories and the underground press."
Read the rest of the review here: http://theimpalerspeaks.com/post/31519877754/2012-09-14-doa-we-come-in-peace
To order your copy today, click HERE.
"D.O.A- We Come In Peace
When it comes to hardcore, few bands have stood the test of time as well as D.O.A have. They've managed to remain politically relevant in an age where other bands have lost their edge and their venom. It would not be a D.O.A album if it were not a narrative on the current affairs in the world. "He's Got A Gun" throws a catchy, old-school vibe to back up lyrics that concern school shootings"
Read the rest of the review here: http://reviews.wruv.org/2012/08/we-come-in-peace/
We thought you'd like to know that a post about "We Come In Peace" by D.O.A. has recently been published on the New Canadian Music website.
Check the site out if you have a chance.
Withdrawal : A Bank Heist
A short Film by Clayton Keithley
A short film about two brothers who take part in a daring bank robbery,
this is a thrilling 17 minute film written and produced by my 15 year old son Clayton.
Greg Prato recently reviewed D.O.A's new 7" "We Occupy" for Rolling Stone.
The article can be found here.
|D.O.A. - WE OCCUPY 7”single Limited Edition of 1000 - Available April 20th|
We Occupy is the first single from D.O.A.'s new studio album We Come In Peace. The godfathers of hardcore have teamed up with their pal JELLO BIAFRA, to produce an anthem for our age. We Occupy, perhaps surprisingly to the uninitiated, is an upbeat ska based tune, with plenty of D.O.A. rock guitar to power it along. But it's the lyrics that really make it shake. Punk pioneer JOE SHITHEAD KEITHLEY, a big backer of OCCUPY WALL STREET, tells it like it is, we're getting ripped off by the greedy and powerful. Joe asked his long time friend, the incomparable JELLO BIAFRA to sing on the song. JELLO, no stranger to taking on pompous asses and authority quickly agreed. The combo is powerful and timely.
The B side is Who The Hell Do You Think You Are, JOE wrote the music for this at the behest of playwright MICHAEL SCHOLAR, who's play Hardcore Logo: Live is an adaptation of MICHAEL TURNER'S underground classic book Hardcore Logo ( also a film by BRUCE MCDONALD). JOE took the lyrics in TURNER'S book about a fictional punk rock band and came up with a great song. Who The Hell Do You Think Are is an instant punk rock, beery, sing-a-long. This b side will not be included on We Come In Peace.
Jim Green, sadly, passed away on Tuesday 28th, 2012 of cancer. Jim was a friend to me and to many others and especially a friend to the homeless and dispossed on Vancouver's Eastside. Jim came and presented me with the City of Vancouver scroll for D.O.A. Day in Vancouver ( that's myself, my wife Laura and Jim in the photo) on December 21st, 2002 at the Railway Club. Jim started reading the long and laborious scroll, laughing I grabbed the scoll and said "Let's hurry this up, I have a show to do!", we all had a good chuckle. I first met Jim when he organized a benefit for the folks that had been kicked out of their homes to make way for Expo 86 tourists. Jim and D.E.R.A. set up a benefit show at Malkin Bowl with D.O.A. unplugged , Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie. It was incredible, 10,000 people came out and it raised a ton of dough for the evicted people.
Jim was many things: he was an American draft resistor against the Vietnam War, he helped saved The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, he spearheaded the reconstruction and revitalization of our famous Woodward's building ( which was a big thing for me as I have many memories traveling on the bus with my mother when I was 10 or 11 to do our big Saturday shopping) The list of Jim's accomplishments are almost endless. Jim it was an honor to be your friend, Vancouver will miss you. We will all miss you.
|Photos by Bev Davies|
One night in a heavily treed area in the wilds of the Pacific North West came a a gathering of sound and fury! That was the night that Canada's legendary D.O.A. pulled out all the stops with their comrades POTBELLY: Oak Harbor, Washington's fast rising punk band. Hundreds of rabid fans crammed into a converted storage locker they call Vagabond. The kids were wild as this strange setting and it seemed protected by a force field, so their pagan rituals went went undetected by the Oak Harbor police in this conservative air force town. POTBELLY wailed away and the session was recorded on a 16 track recording desk. Then D.O.A. appeared out of the fog and chopped everyone in their path with classic songs like: I HATE YOU, TO HELL N" BACK, FUCK YOU and FUCKED UP RONNIE.
It was an evening not to be forgotten and this limited edition 12" slab of vinyl makes sure it won't be. This session will not be released on CD and there are only 1000 available and it will not be repressed. If you love rock, get it now!