Once a Sex Pistol, always a Sex Pistol

Glen Matlock, the original and latter-day bassist for England’s premiere punk band, sees himself as a songwriter first, but as he says, “If I call myself a musician and I don’t play, I’m full of shit.” And so he plays Piranha tonight.

Local lowbrow art at liquidation prices

A one-day-only sale lets you scoop up art by tattoo and lowbrow artists including Hilary Jane, King Len, Angie Fey and Melissa Valiquette, Ghoulish Gary, Danielle Paré, Matt Darling and Rick Trembles for less than 100 bones.

How to get ahead in heavy metal

When a group of metalheads get together, it usually ends in a drunken, sweaty mess.
But not so at last night’s Climbing the Metal Ladder event at Piranha Bar, put on by the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (yes, it’s a real thing).
An unsurprisingly homogenous-looking group of 10 white dudes got together to chat about how small or struggling metal bands can share their riffs with the world outside their jam spaces.
The biggest draw was Rex Brown, formerly of Pantera, who appeared on the panel with his Kill Devil Hill bandmates Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Mark Zavon and Dewey Bragg. Promoters Dave Boucher (Extensive Enterprises) and Daniel Glick (Evenko) were also on hand, as were writers Mitch Lafon, Mike Smith and Kristof G. Slaves on Dope singer and CHOM radio host Jason Rockman rounded out the stacked line-up.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

* Sebadoh/Lou Barlow with Circle of Buzzards at Sala
* Learn how to climb the heavy metal ladder
* All the musical hits, all at once, at My Favorite Things
* Poète Danois and L’après guerre avec Hannelore screen as part of NDG Arts Week

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