curasbun – “you have to live rebellion within your regular daily life”


 Long-running Chilean Oi band Curasbun are heading out shortly on a tour that will take them across South and North America in May / June 2016 … look for a few Canadian show too! Stay tuned for tour dates!

Here’s an interview with the band, from Chilean publication Rockaxis, done up in March 2016. Translated from Spanish by Issac D. Thanks!!

curasbuntourposterMore than 20 years of an unbreakable message

20 years after starting their career, Curasbun sees the fruits of their incessant, sacrificed work.  Always in the periphery of being a massively well-known band, the national five-piece went on a trip to Argentina and Uruguay, strengthening relations with the respective antifascist punks there.

Manuel “Misfits” Vargas, guitar player, tells us about the current activity of this emblematic Chilean Oi  Band, denouncing the vices of a country that needs an urgent cleansing on an institutional level, and a social turnabout, with rebellion as a valid vehicle.  “Inmortales” (Immortals) is their latest record, and a battle call.

Q: First of all, why did you take so long between “Un solo crew” (Just one crew), and “Inmortales”?

A: Basically because a great part of our time is taken up by our jobs and families.  In this country, work shifts are long, transportation is a sham, and out of that there are few hours and energy left to invest in other activities.  We don’t live from the band, and have to bust our ass working from 8 to 7 just like any other mortal.  The Chilean musical industry is many times slow because of these kinds of factors, very few have the time necessary to generate good material in a short time, many of us have to do other activities in order to pay our bills, and get to the end of the month with ease.

Q: You needed this long break, considering that you have played live anyway?

A: During these 11 years between records, we haven’t stopped.  We’ve recorded demos and studio material, but we’ve had complications with finishing the record due to the aforementioned.  We’ve been going at it, step by step, slowly but surely.  We don’t consider this a break. Its a slow process but the objective is to have quality work.  On the other hand, this has been interesting, its as if we’ve rescued songs that have been forgotten due to the excess of information in this era.  Our new songs go from events that happened years ago, such as the death of “Mauri the Punk”, and more current ones such as the SQM and Caval cases.

Q:  How was the tour of Argentina and Uruguay?curasbunlogoposter

A: Very good.  We were received well by all the people involved in having us play there: fans, producers, and bands.  In Argentina, the Oi  Scene is huge, and so we filled 2 shows.  In Uruguay, its more across the board, there were a lot of skins, punks, and rockers in general at our shows.  We liked it  a lot that it wasn’t sectarian, and that Antifascist ideas surpass subcultures.

Q: How did it happen that you guys got to go play abroad?

A: They contacted us via inbox and mail.  In Argentina, they were celebrating the 20th Anniversary of SHARP there, and they did it really big.  They’re very organized, and handle their shows very well, so much so that they invited bands like the Oppressed, Red Alert, Hard Skin, and us.  In Uruguay, we played a proletarian festival with other bands with ideas close to ours.

Q: Is there any argument, idea, or conceptual thread around your latest record “Inmortales”?

curasbuncrewphotoA:  What gave the name to this record are all the people that are involved in the punk and skinhead subcultures, also LGBTQ, workers, and wimmin who have died under any circumstance.  These are people who live in a state of danger, and of constant battle with reality.  They die at the hands of power, of the oppressor, patriarchy, xenophobes, and racists.  We believe that we have to broaden our spectrum of struggle much more than workers’, and antifascist struggles.  We must fight against anything that makes difficult the lives of any human, of any mortal.  The flesh dies but the voices will not remain silent.  Bodies are mortal, but not ideas.  That’s the concept of “Immortals”.

Q: What are the changes that we see in Curasbun, version 2016?

A: We’re still the same, but a bit fatter, older, and uglier.  Everything else is the same.  We keep playing and screaming with the energy that only rage and nonconformity can give us. We’re resentful and intolerant, and it will always be that way.  Faces and places may change, but corruption, double morality, segregation (and a long etc.) will always exist.  The “who” changes, but never the “why”, and if that doesn’t change, we won’t either.  Our music in essence remains the same, but we’re putting in more arrangements and solos.  We’ve kept on for 20 years trying to make good sounds out of our instruments, and seemingly its working now.

Q: Your story is long, constant, and with a great effort.  What feedback have you gotten through your music?

A: Countless.  Along the way, we’ve made many friends and enemies. It has been a radical experience since we’ve lived to the extreme many times.  A total religious experience.

Q: Since the political and street message is so strong in your songs, how do you see the current social outlook?

A: Its interesting.  People massively go in the metro without paying, feminist marches, and many artists with a social message.  Comedians make fun of the political class, and curasbunantifaphotowriters talk about the working class, and the aspirations of the middle and lower classes of this country.  This is something that we value a lot, that artists have an opinion, that they talk about reality, daily life, of the streets and barrios.  Its an incredible phenomenon, there are many platforms around, and it makes us happy that we’re all going on the same direction, from different trenches, for example Ana Tijoux, (My name is) Sebastian, and Portavoz (Chilean collectives).  Even though this makes us happy, there is something that’s being left out. Its NOT enough to identify with these ideas and “pamphlets”.  The struggle can never be apart from the streets because that’s where things happen.  You have to live rebellion within your regular, daily life.  A week ago, we had to wreck these fuckers that were grabbing a girl’s butt.  That’s what were talking about when we say that things have to be changed from the streets, and within your daily life.  Sometimes this could mean punches and kicks, fucking up some assholes.  As one of our lyrics says: “Some already tried with peace, now we gotta try with violence.”

Q: What are Curabun’s next plans?

A: We’re in the middle of our “Inmortales” tour.  In May and June, we’re gonna play  Peru, Mexico, U.S., Canada, El Salvador, and Cuba.  That’s our focus for the next months.  I couldn’t tell you more plans, we never think much about the future.


les trois huit – jeunesse fichee

We’ve talked about Les Trois Huit before on this blog … they’ll be in Quebec and Ontario for a few shows in July 2016, and Rebel Time Records is collaborating with a few other fine labels to release a split 7″ with a song each from Les Trois Huit and Les Partisans …


The band has just released the song “Jeunesse Fichee” as a pay-what-you-can download from their website. Any funds raised will go to folks in France who have faced police and state repression in recent days … folks need to pay lawyer fees, hospital fees and fines …

Here’s a brand new video for the song … it should be noted that this song will indeed be on the aforementioned split 7″ …

Great song, great video, great sentiment, great cause …

Solidarity Is A Weapon!


The Rebel Beat Podcast 056 – Rebel Music for Rebel Times



Click here to download this podcast

Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

First off, yes, we know that there are a few glitchy errors with the podcast audio this week. There was a temporary problem with CKUT’s online archives, so you’ll hear a few blips here and there, but rest assured, it won’t ruin your enjoyment of this week’s show (and it’s only in the first 10 minutes).

On the show this week, we continue a series we started back in January, looking at radical record labels. The first in this series was a retrospective on G7 Welcoming Committee records (Episode 044). This time around, our focus is Rebel Time records, an amazing punk label out of Hamilton, ON. They’ve put out some of the most important Canadian and Quebecois political punk releases over the last decade, from bands like Broadcast Zero, Action Sédition, and The Class Assassins. And they’ve even started to look across the pond, bringing amazing bands over here from France, England, and Ireland.0004273349_10

We spoke here with Randy, one of the co-founders of the label, about everything from combatting sexism in the punk scene to the tragic death of Todd Serious from The Rebel Spell last year.

Also on the show, we speak about the ongoing Black Lives Matter-Toronto camp-out in front of Toronto Police headquarters, and play a couple tunes from their amazing new mixtape!

And finally, if you want to show your love for The Rebel Beat and our mothership at CKUT radio, please take a minute to vote for us as best radio show, best podcast, and best radio station in the Best of Montreal 2016 poll!

Enjoy this week’s show! As always, send us your feedback at rebel@ckut.ca, and tell your friends to subscribe to the podcast!


Playlist – March 30, 2016

Jurassic 5 – Freedom

2 Pac – Panther power

Dilated Peoples – Neighbourhood watch

Marshia Celina – It’s up to you

Se7ens feat. New Breed MC – The system

The Steel Town Spoilers – Hamilton as fuck

Spanner – Crisis

Broadcast Zero – Battle on

Interview with Randy of Rebel Time Records

The Rebel Spell – Feel the same

Action Sédition – Classe contre classe

Jeunesse Apatride – Silence de mort

The Class Assassins – The addiction

Cambridge – Hole in the ground

Propagandhi – I am a rifle

The Rebel Spell – The world turned upside down

Section 4 – Take down yer fuckin’ posters

Leftover Crack – Poliamor fiesta crack!

Agnostic Front – Police violence

Di Nigunim – Solidarity

Brother Ali – Uncle Sam Goddam


“Canadian street punk band Action Sedition release music video featuring Asian punks”


From the Unite Asia music blog:

Love knowing that this website has gone fully global…today a Cambodian member of a Canadian anti-facist street punk band called Action Sedition sent in a new music video that his band put out featuring some Asian punk rock kids. Check out his description below:

“Here is a clip of a streetpunk band from Montreal, Canada: Action Sedition. The video tells the story of a young asian antifascist skinhead who was drowning in problems of all kinds; fighting, burglary and urban rivalry especially against fascists in their neighborhood. Lost and disenfranchised, he built his identity through bad decisions. Offenses after offenses, he accumulates severals repercussions. In the end, his friends brought him back to order by straight talking.

Greatly influenced by the French film of the same name : « La haine ». I suggest you read the story in subtitle and the lyrics.

It’s talking about how difficult immigrant children from harsh neighbourhoods in America live there frustration and often sell drugs and commit crimes as there only way out. Very sad reality that some of us have to get through. Racism and poverty doesn’t help either! Thanks for your time!

La haine (hatred)

Every day, the same story, the same thing
It’s been a while, you cease to believe, it’s morose
Your parents settled in this country
Misery makes them forget all the dreams they wished
At school, you are bored, you search yourself
Looking for a job to get you out of trouble but nothing’s there
Discriminate because of your name, they don’t hires you
How live in this prison? In your blood hatred infused
When you see what is happening here
You have the Hate
Hate of this society which is denying you
You’re not part of their plan, they say that you disturb
Oooh Oooh You have the hate!
How many times people told you
Go back to your country you dirty foreigners
The media and the news portraits that you’re nothing good
You came with your family, steal their Paradise
Rejected from all, what you have? …Your friends
So the same struggles unites you
Drugs, violence, burglary, it is all you have
You have learned from your young age, at the bottom of society
When you see what is happening here
You have the Hate
Hate of this society which is denying you
You’re not part of their plan, they say that you disturb
Oooh Oooh You have the hate!
The well-have believe that so far everything’s fine
The pigs protect their achievements like Dogs
Yesterday a youth from the neighborhood as died
From the hand of the police, you decide to revolt”


the rebel spell – november 9, 2014 – this ain’t hollywood – hamilton

bittersweet …


interview – les trois huit


TorontoJuly304UPDATE (March 12, 2016): Les Trois Huit will in Quebec / Ontario in July 2016 … Rebel Time Records is chuffed to be presenting their two Ontario shows …  Hamilton at This Ain’t Hollywood on July 29th and Coalition in Toronto on July 30th … also on the bill(s) will be The Strike and The Fallout, Final Four and at least a couple of other top-shelf street-punk outfits…

And, as well, Rebel Time Records is pleased as pie to be releasing, in conjunction with some other boss labels like Dure Realitie, Rusty Knife, Aggro Beat and Rumagna Sgroza, a split 7″ featuring Les Trois Huit and Les Partisans!


LTHCANUCKTOURPOSTEROne of the highlights of 2015 was coming across this great militant antifa streetpunk band from Grenoble, France. Thanks to the Action Sedition crew for bringing Les Trois Huit to our ears and attention!

What follows is an interview with Les Trois Huit that was done very recently by the folks at Dure Realitie zine/label out of Quebec.

Huge thanks to Mathieu (host of Sous Pression) for the translation…Sous Pression radio highlights some of the best in francophone punk, ska, hardcore, and oi! from every corner of the french-speaking world…well worth a listen…

Hopefully we’ll have another interview or two from LTH before they make their way over here…

FYI: you can download the band’s new album for FREE at the Les Trois Huit website!


Here’s a short interview with a band that Dure Realitie is working with to distribute their self-titled album. Les Trois Huit, an antifascist Oi! and streetpunk band from Grenoble (France). Enjoy!


First of all, for the sake of those who might not have heard of you yet, could you introduce the band and its members?

Well first of all, hello to everyone!

We are Les Trois Huit, or LTH, from Grenoble. We play a a mix of streetpunk and oi!. We are an activist group fighting for a society free from oppression, for a mixed and popular society. We’re active through our lyrics, through our DIY and egalitarian approach, and through our own activist activities.

The band formed three years ago without really know how to play our instruments, but we tried to take things slow, did our best, and stayed true to ourselves, and now we just released our first album.

As for the band members, there’s Rubz on vocals, Riad on bass, Numa on guitar, Polo on rhythm, Rouk on drums, and Rémi is the sound engineer.

What does your band name, Les Trois Huit, mean?

In France, Les Trois Huit is a rhythm of work in a lot of factories and stores. There are three teams that work 8 hours each: from 5am to 1pm, then from 1pm to 9pm, and thenLTHLogo3 from 9pm to 5am. You have a team and you work from one week to another.
It’s a rhythm of work that throws you off completely, that fucks with your social life and you family life…

Even if none of us work under this regime of work anymore, it’s something we’ve experienced that we wanted to give nod to our working-class roots. We’re also proud of that part of our lives, and we’re showing it through our name.

On top of that, it’s the number of the département we live in, of our city Grenoble, and its surrounding areas. [Translators Note: A département in France is similar to a province or state. Each département has both a name, and a regional number.]

What are some of your influences?

Well, in LTH, some of our members come from different musical backgrounds. Numa and Rubz are from a more urban background, more Hip Hop, Riad is more ska, Polo only listens to oi!, and Rouk comes more from the hardcore punk scene. Every member comes with their own baggage, which is what makes LTH. If we had to list some bands that have influences us, we’d have to say that it went from Brigada Flores Magon to Bad Manners, but also Singe Des Rues, Bull Brigade, Les Partisans, Molodoï, Non Servium, Hors Contrôle, Los Foiros, Bolchoï, Nabat…

But seriously, the guys in the band really listen to just about everything, so obviously we’re influenced by a lot of things.

What have some of the band’s memorable moments?

LTHLogo2There have been a lot of memorable moments. Well, for one our first practice sessions were a disaster. Some of us have shared overnight stays in jail, our old guitarist Tonton leaving the band, working overnight to build our practice space, and lately, the release of our album in Grenoble, which was for us a really great moment with lots of friends.

Your lyrics are clearly political Are you also active with any activist collectives of groups? If so, which ones?

Yeah, it’s obvious that most of our lyrics are political. When you sing about your vision of life in general, and that you think critically of things that surround you, then you’re obviously being political. But singing political songs isn’t enough. Just being political at concerts and then going out to party is too easy. You have to be political all of the time: at work, in the streets, in collectives and other groups. At the very least, we’re all unionized. There are some of us who were in the CNT, but are now in SUD, others are in their own unions at work. Otherwise, we also participate in a lot of protests, and we organize things in our own city. For the moment, our main involvement outside of the band is in our workplace.

What are some of the current struggles going on in Grenoble?

Well at the moment, one of the bigger struggles has to do with housing, and squats that are being evicted by the city.

In fact, our city is run by an environmental and leftist council. During their campaign, LTHCD2they said they would support the squats and stop the evictionss, but we can see that this obviously isn’t what’s happening. Roma people are bearing the biggest brunt of their political plans, which consists only of evictions without any long term, sustainable housing and integration plan.

Our feminist comrades also have a strong presence in Grenoble. Although we aren’t really members of any of their collectives, we support them 100%, because for us, being antifascist is being realistic and willing to struggle against all forms of oppression, including the struggle against male domination over women.

Given the current climate in France, there are also struggles against the state of emergency and state abuses. Random arrests, house arrests for people who have nothing to do with fundamentalists and have no interest in blowing anything up.

There’s a lot to fight against. These are dirty times.

Musically speaking, what’s the revolutionary scene in region like?

lthpic3To talk of a revolutionary scene in relation to what is happening around here is, in our opinion, seeing things a bit through rose coloured glasses. We can’t really speak of a revolutionary scene around here. When we speak more of alternative scenes, Grenoble is a pretty lively city. There are some pretty good punk, surf or coldwave bands coming out of the squats. There is one particular collective, L’Armée Des Zombies, that makes it possible for a number of punk and rock bands to exist. There is also a big metal, hip hop, and trance scene. In fact, there is a pretty big musical diversity for a city this size. As for politics, it’s less about the music and more about collectives, organizations, and associations. We also have our friends in the ultras from stands RK94 and DB07 who do a lot of good work in the stands and in the city.

As for music, there are a few political bands out there, but nowhere close to being a majority.

We know that the redskin movement was really strong in France in the 1990s and 2000s. They seem to have disappeared a bit over the last few years, but there also seems to be a re-emergence of redskin bands such as yours. Would you say that we’re witnessing a renewal of the movement in France? Would you say that you’re part of this renewal? What’s your relationship with the movement?

Honestly, it might be a bit too soon to talk about a renewal, but there has been a resurgence of antifa collectives these last few years, made up in part by redskins. This has pretty much the natural response to the growth of neo-fascist groups in our country.

Although we clearly identify with the antifa movement, we don’t necessarily label lthbandourselves as redskins. We don’t want to assume that title and we have much respect for what they did in the 90s. The most important thing for us isn’t how you label yourself, but what you say and what you do, not what you claim to be.

But we know that, when you look at us, we’re not too far off from looking like a bunch of reds! Hahaha!

Are there any bands from your region that you would recommend, regardless of style?

Well, there are our friends’ bands, obviously. We’ll give them a bit of a shout out! Les Partisans (recently reunited), the Profs de Skids, Guarapita, Resaka Sonora, Bull Brigade, Lorelei, Retrograd, DK Les Sales Gueules, Flo Mescouyenski, Motor Riot, Les Chevals Hongrois, Habemus Papam, les Tôle Boyz…

Do you have anything to say to people in Québec who are discovering you now?

Well, we’re obviously really proud and happy that our music is being heard over there, lthgroup2and we hope that you’ll like our stuff. Whatever we do, it comes from the heart, and that’s what’s most important to us.

We really hope to come play in Québec on day, and to get to know the scene a bit better, especially since it has such a great reputation here.

Other than that, take care of yourselves.

Don’t give up your struggles, your values, and your ideals.

We can’t forget that, as activists, despite our differences, we are all brothers and sisters, from both sides of the Atlantic, even without knowing each other!


And, here is a nice review of Les Trois Huit’s debut album, from the Oi Of America blog:

“I have never heard of this band before I got this promo and thank the gods I got this promo because this band is a pleasant surprise. From the sounds of, what I think is spray paint cans in the intro of “Writer” this record had my full attention. Pleasant surprise is understating the howling power this band delivers on “Writer” and “Liberi Tutti“.  On these first two tracks the band delivers  two songs that will shake the bones of your ancestors in the choruses, with boot party beats and great riffs. Then bam! catchy ska beats and up beat vocals keeps “Uni-e-s” very danceable, while the chorus is rooted in melodic street punk. This song keeps both sounds working together to deliver a strong sound and a even better song.

For those that do not like to dance and only want boot to concrete Oi! the band delivers the goods on “Travailler“. This song is a mid tempo stomp that keeps the energy building in the bottom end while the harsh vocals conveys a heavy dose of skinhead attitude.  With a wall of attitude and a sound that would make Motorhead proud, “Gernoble” hits with a thuggish power and hammering riffs. The slow and low lead vocals add to the menacing sound. To sum this song up in one word it would be, brutal.  The band gives us a big dose of melody on the infectious “Au Fond Des Yeux“. The neo- ska beat will keep your toe tapping while the angular guitar lead and aggro filled choruses will keep this song firmly rooted in Oi!. I keep listening to this record over and over, so much of this record hits like a ton of bricks but one of the songs I keep coming back to is the Le Partisans cover “Pas De Quartier“. If this song does not get your blood flowing with it’s dynamic guitars and surging rhythms, then you are fucking dead.

Man I really wished I would have reviewed this record last year because my best of 2015 would have had this record firmly on it. This album gets better and better on each listen. With all the new bands worldwide coming out, please do not let this hammer of a record slip through the cracks.”


radical leftees – fundraiser for kim – imprisoned antifa

As part of the fundraising efforts for our good friend/comrade Kim (currently doing time in a UK clink for antifa actions), and in conjunction with Radical Leftees (“whether you’re out on the town or out in the streets, whether you’re raising a pint or raising a fist, you’ll look good and feel good in a radical leftee. they’re all the rage”), we’re offering up these antifa shirts…15.00 plus 8.00 postage (Canada and US)…drop us a line at rebeltimerecords(AT)gmail.com if you’d like one…

We’ll also have these shirts available for sale at the Political Prisoner Fundraising Dinner and Beers! which is happening on January 29th, 2016 in Hamilton…

And, there is also the We’re Still Here : Anti Fascist Prisoner Support Whip Round And Pissup happening in Toronto on Friday February 5th, 2016.

Plus, there is a Soirée De Soutien Pour Un Prisonnier Politique Antifasciste happening in Sagunenay, Quebec on February 6th, 2016.

As well, the fine folks at the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund will be lending a financial hand to Kim and his co-defendant.

Check out the (just slightly outdated) Radical Leftees site for more pics of the shirts…


“Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Kim is an anarchist, political organizer, local shit- antifacollection2014disturber, and all around solid human being. An indispensible member of the community, he’s been involved in everything from anti-police struggles to workplace organizing, from anarchist publishing to anti-racism work and so much more.

Seeking to explore and gain experience of struggle elsewhere, Kim moved to London, England two years ago. Immediately throwing himself into political work abroad, he became active in various London-based projects. A committed anti-fascist, Kim quickly became a staple in the London antifa scene. Organizing to confront all manifestations of contemporary fascism, he routinely participated in counter-demonstrations to disrupt the gatherings of fascists.

At one such demonstration, a physical confrontation erupted and Kim along with several others, were arrested in relation to the beating of fascists. As of January 2016, Kim was charged and sentenced to two months in prison as a result of the incident.

To help support Kim while he serves his sentence, as well as for when he gets released, heantifafundsix needs funds. If you’re interesting in providing support (anything is appreciated!), check out one of the several upcoming fundraising events in Hamilton.

If you’re interested in throwing some funds his way, but cannot make any of the events get in touch by contacting: jailsolidarity1312@gmail.com

If you would like to write to Kim, send your letters to: writetokiminlondon@gmail.com (responses will be scanned and emailed back)”


Order today and we’ll include, absolutely free and at no cost to you, a copy of the classic antifa compilation “Northen Aggression: Project Boneyard Volume II” CD. 14 tracks of  antifa Oi, punk and more, including tracks from Stage Bottles, The Oppressed, The Press, MC Crenshaw and more.

NorthernpiconeReleased in 2009, this compilation was described thusly by Exclaim Magazine:

“This release is a compilation distributed with the intent of cracking down on fascist propaganda and White Pride organizations, using music as a message of unification and urgency. Comprised of punk, hardcore and hip-hop acts, and featuring 16 tracks of vigilant activism, this collection brings lesser-known artists out of the dark and onto the battlefield. Baltimore, MD outfit Fighting Chance set the scene with “Somethin’s Gotta be Done,” a call to arms that’s delivered in the true oi spirit. Toronto, ON street punks the Class Assassins and their outcast anthem, “Outside Looking In,” are a fitting contribution, as is hardcore faction Death in Custody’s abrasive and spastic “Car Bomb.” Remarkably, America’s premier working-class punks the Press also lend their assistance to the disc with “Just another Warning,” which has just as much relevance today as it did 20 years ago. Northern Aggression ― Project Boneyard Volume 2 is a propitious comp that successfully manages to connect different artists and genres together with the soul purpose of the masses following suit despite race, creed or gender. Amen.”

Here’s a couple of tracks from the CD:

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