the fallout – holding up half the sky


Here’s another new tune from The Fallout’s latest recording session … this one will most likely be on the band’s upcoming full length on Rebel Time Records …

Fighting for equality
Struggling for an opportunity
Violence and oppression
Can’t stop her liberation

Stereotypes of sexuality
Leading to misogyny
Now has come the time
Stop believing all the lies
See her eye to eye
While she’s holding up half the sky

Time to be heard above the noise
Time for men to lend a voice
Stand and fight for equal rights
It’s your body – it’s your choice

Gender bias in the justice system
Placing blame upon the victim
We all know who’s at fault
For the harassment and assaults

Prisoners in an economic cage
Equal work means an equal wage
Now has come the time
Stop believing all the lies
See her eye to eye
While she’s holding up half the sky

It’s time we all gave a fuck
Support your local Janey Canuck



the fallout – turn it down


A new song from The Fallout!! The band has recorded 19 or so new songs (including a couple of covers) and plans are in the works to release a 4 song 7″ followed by a full-length album.

Just to whet your appetite, here’s one of the new tunes. It’s called Turn It Down, features Patty on vocals and was written about the Turn It Down campaign against white power music / hate rock of a few years back …

You can read an interview that was done with the Turn It Down folks a while back right here on this very blog!

White noise
In stereo sound
Nothing sounds worse
Need to turn it down
Turn it down

Feeble minds cling to misguided fears
Forcing their nonsense
Into naïve ears
Turn it down

Mouth full of hate
Head full of shit
Bigots pandering to idiots
Turn it down

Your out of touch
Get with the times
Turn it around
And leave your hate behind
Turn it down


top five finds – june 2017

… some of the righteous tuneage we’ve been listening to here at Rebel Time Records HQ in the past few weeks …



… out of Vancouver and with Erin from The Rebel Spell on guitar … MRR says : … “poppy-yet-tough guitar hooks team up with an unrelenting pogo beat and ripping solos to make each song completely memorable … the lyrics themselves are like a goddamn book within each song, covering topics like gentrifcation, the cops, the fucking patriarchy and more”



… from Barcelona… rock proletari comunista street punk … anti-fascist and working class …



… out of The Netherlands. Not a lot of info on this outfit, but, this appears to be an international / hands-across-the-ocean collaboration between members of Spazz and ManLiftingBanner …



… redcore out of Madrid …



Anarchist Oi!

Found love and got socialised by punk this subculture takes a big part in our life.

Sexism, homo-, trans*-, biphobia, racism and other oppressive attitudes get more and more attractive and were always part of this subculture, so it’s necessary to fight for an emancipatory subculture. The phrase “make punk a threat” must be more than just some words. Punk has to be a counterculture instead of a lifestyle which stabilizes existing conditions.

So many times it’s told about “Working Class Pride”. It’s the pride of being exploited 40 hours per week, instead of a revolutionary consciousness.

Nevertheless we don’t want to tolerate or reproduce oppressive habits within this subculture. Driven by the ideas of DIY and anger about those habits we decided to found a band in summer 2016.

For an emancipatory and antifascist subculture!

Sharp X Cut, May 2017


urban vietcong – a colpi di machete cd – now available

… now available from Rebel Time Records … the debut 6-song cd from Italian left-radical streetpunk/oi/core outfit Urban Vietcong … $10.00 (postage included) in Canada … limited copies, so don’t delay, act today … ! Scroll down to read an interview with the band …




a few words with urban vietcong

I’ve been a fan of Italian punk rock for a long time … I first got into bands like Indigesti, Wretched, Raw Power, Nabat, Peggio Punx, CCM, etc, in the early 1980’s thanks to (the hugely influential) Bad Compilation Tapes and thanks to Craig, from Hamilton’s Schizophrenic Records, who was distributing BCT tapes locally, so they were easy for me to get my hands on.
Here’s a bit of an interview with another, much newer, Italian band (based in Livorno) that’s now getting a lot of play at Rebel Time Records HQ. Urban Vietcong came to my attention when singer Bebe (who was also the singer for the great band Trade Unions – check our their tunes on Youtube) dropped me a line of Facebook and we got to chatting.
10 copies of the band’s debut are winging their way to Canada for distribution as we speak!
Please introduce yourselves! Who / what is Urban Vietcong?
Urban Vietcong was born in October 2015  from the ashes of Trade Unions. Trade uvtwoUnions was a band that mixed oi! with hardcore and existed from 2004 until 2015. When Trade Unions ended , Sciu and Bebe searched for a new guitarist and new drummer to form a new band, because they were  both still thirsty for the stage! Giova and Fante were the answer to our prayers , both for kinship and for sound, because with different influences (melodic hardcore, punk rock ) the sound has become more original. When people ask us what kind of music we play ,we are in trouble because we mix everything we like,from oi! to punk rock.
Gli urban vietcong nascono nel mese di ottobre del 2015 dalle ceneri dei trade unions. I trade unions era una band che ha mescolato oi! Con hardcore in attività dal 2004 al 2015. Quando questa esperienza finì, sciu e bebe cercano una nuova chitarra e un nuovo batterista per formare una nuova band, essendo ancora assetati di palchi, giova e fante sono stati un’ottima risposta, sia per affinità che suono, perché con influenze diverse (hardcore melodico, punkrock) il suono è diventato più originale. Quando ci chiedono che musica facciamo, siamo in difficoltà perché mescoliamo tutto quello che ci piace, da oi! Al punkrock.
The band released as 6-song CD in 2016 called “A Colpi Mi Machete.” What are some of the themes of the album?
The themes of ours songs are related to our everyday lives, from the bar to  the struggles of our city. For example in “Livorno Non Si Piega,” we speak of struggle of our ancestors against the invaders, right up to the present day, to defend the rights of the working class or against the new bosses..”Hunger Strike & Troubles” speaks about the Irish conflict. In “Attacco” we express our desire for a greater organization of left movement, in order to, as Majakovskij said, to attack the sky.  In other songs we talk more about everyday life and urbbanvietcongcoverpirate life!

il tema delle nostre canzoni è legato alla nostra vita quotidiana, dal bancone alle lotte della nostra città. Ad esempio in “livorno non si piega” parliamo della lotta dei nostri antenati contro gli invasori fino ai giorni nostri, Per difendere i diritti della classe operaia o contro i nuovi padroni. “Hunger strike and troubles” parla del conflitto irlandese. In Attacco esprimiamo il nostro desiderio di una maggiore organizzazione del movimento come diceva majakovskij per assalteremo il cielo. In altri parliamo di più della vita quotidiana e della vita pirata!

Urban Vietcong sings about political issues. Are there any political issues you are involved in on a personal basis, or as a band?
Music, as well as  being fun, and a way to come together, is a means of communication and a way to convey our ideas. In Italy and also in other countries, capital with its means and methods (fascists, police and politicians) is increasingly depleting the less well-off classes. We are only a drop in the sea, but in our social centre and  in our own little way we try to do something to combat this, such as defending historical memory (partisans), anti-fascism,  the right to housing, and more.
la musica oltre che un divertimento,e per stare insieme è un mezzo di comunicazione per trasmettere le nostre idee.in italia e anche in altri paesi il capitale con i suoi mezzi (fascisti, polizia e politici) sta impoverendo sempre piu Le classi meno abbienti, siamo soltanto una goccia nel mare, ma nel nostro piccolo cerchiamo di fare attività per combattere tutto questo,come ad esempio difendere la memoria storica (partigiani), l’antifascismo, il diritto alla casa e altro ancora.
Are there any other good political bands from Italy that you would recommend?
The most political and historic band in Italy is ska band, Banda Bassotti. In addition to uvonethis, in the oi / punk scene, we can’t forget name likes Atarassia Group, S-Contro, Barricata Rossa, Attaccabrighe, Sempre Peggio, Azione Diretta, Malasuerte….we apologize if we forgot someone!
La band più politica e storica è la banda bassotti,ma nel panorama oi!punk italiano non possiamo non menzionare band come malasuerte,azione diretta,barricata rossa,atarassia grop,sempre peggio e s-contro…chiediamo scusa se ce ne siamo dimenticata qualcuna!
Future plans?
Assault the empire! At this time we are going to continue to promote “A Colpi Di Machete” and in January we will begin recording a new album. And, of course, bring socialism to Canada with our sound!
Assaltare il cielo! finiremo di promuovere il disco “a colpi di machete”e a gennaio torneremo in studio per registrare il nuovo album.

Discoccupati senza dio e rifugiati
presi a calci in faccia trattati come feccia
il proletariatovariegato e incazzato
va reso coscienzoso e pure organizzato
PRIORITA’ è la casa e si difende coi picchetti
PRIORITA’ e il lavoro si bastona i sindacati
PRIORITA’ la scuola lotta con gli studenti
PRIORITA’ è la strada si difende dai fascisti

Non stringeremo le cinghie le farem rotear davvero
caricheremo uniti assalteremo il cielo
Non mancheremo il colpo vi spazzeremo il via
con il sangue agli occhi non sarà solo utopia

Lo stato borghese si difende con i maiali
sguinzagliando digos usando tribunali
seduti sempre dalla parte sbagliata
insieme allo sfruttato dietro una barricata
ATTACCO vietcong a colpi di machete
ATTACCO al razzismo come pantere nere
ATTACCO come Palestina contro israele
ATTACCO come Spartaco contro il potere

Antifà dal 1591, leggi livornine qui nessuno è straniero
Villani con Guerrino sconfiggono l’impero
Fischiano i cannoni soffia il vento garbino
A morte l’austriaco sovrano, popolano resiste dalle sue porte
11 Maggio Bartelloni sfida la sorte
Figli di livorno la morte in lotta vi ha trovato

Sognai la libertà, mi opposi all’impero
Labronicamente ribelle spirito mai domo
Decisi di vivere per l’eternità
Divenni baluardo della mia città

Livorno non si piega e mai si piegherà, nuovi sovversivi difendon la città
Vecchi valori contro i nuovi padroni , difendi le tue strade senza timori
Livorno non si piega e mai si piegherà, nuovi banditi difendon la città
Tra i mercati e quartieri popolari , nella mente partigiani e botte ai militari


more top five finds

… a lot of great music hitting the airwaves and earholes … here’s some more top tuneage getting airtime at Rebel Time HQ …


city miles city miles city miles


… balaclava-clad streetpunk / oi from somewhere in the UK … mysterious …



grand collapse grand collapse grand collapse


… frantic hardcore punk out of Cardiff, UK …



knifedogs knifedogs knifedogs


… four piece street rocknroll combo from Calgary …



no borders no borders no borders


… politically and socially conscious hardcore out of Ottawa …



urban vietcong urban vietcong urban vietcong


… left-radical streetpunk/oi/core out of Livorno, Italy …


top five finds – may 2017

… a veritable diaperload of politically charged punk rock …


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… from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada … steel city street rock … defend Hamilton … members of Born Wrong, Dismantle and more …




… from Dublin, Ireland … ” one of these bands who suddenly explode out of nowhere, release a blazing demo full of anthemic tracks and captivate the listeners with their to-the-point style, catchy melodies and smart, socially conscious, politically charged lyrics …”




… from St. Petersburgh, Russia … Red and Anarchist skinhead oi …




… from Guadalajara, Mexcio  … “composed of friends with antifascist ideas. Working from the ethics of doing it yourself. There are different influences, anarchism and zapatismo. Musicals like: Crass, Les Partisans, Hi! The arrase, Inadaptats. The Flores Magon Brigade. The skatalites, Kortatu. The Redskins, The adjusters, Opcio k95, Action Sedition, Berurier Noir, Guerrilla Alert … “




 … from Calgary, Alberta, Canada … “melodic street punk from … sing along pub rock anthems with a social conscious. Streetlight Saints provide a positive voice for the underdogs, outcasts and down trodden in today’s society. Fist in the air and a song in our hearts ….. here we goooooooo!!!”

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