STAND STILL FANZINE
Issue #1 available at This Is Hardcore
Harms Way (tour journal)
Justice (Trapped Under Ice)
Pat Voytko (Agitator)
Greg Kepka (Lay Waste)
Dave Boucher (Extensive Enterprise)
Donny Mutt (Pizza Friends)
I drew this.
first photo of mine to be in a zine
this dream realised with the assistance of the Power Violence Make-a-Wish Foundation
Making dreams come true, one photocopy at a time.
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.
Oh, just making a little something about a certain venue for some shows. It’ll be a reader.
Here is another photo of S.M. from the same show, if you’re desperate for more gazin’.
Flyer by the Chew of Youth & Rust.
Aaaand here’s a flyer I made for a bunch of shows. See you in Montreal.
Ease of Hatred, the debut 5 song ep by S.M. is now up on the Permanent Sleep Bandcamp
Here’s a photo of S.M. and S.M. I took. Be sure to listen to the EP. The tapes are coming along, they should be ready for the show with Harm’s Way and Dead End Path on the 24th.