D.O.A. ‘HARDCORE 81’ NOMINATED FOR THE POLARIS HERITAGE PRIZE
HEY-A HEY-A HEY-A! SICK OF DONALD TRUMP? IT’S TIME TO VOTE FOR SOMETHING THAT’S REAL!
The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the highest artistic quality, without regards to sales or affiliations. Think of the Heritage Prize as a version of a hall of fame where they try to determine who would have won the Polaris Music Prize in the years before Polaris existed.
In early 1981 Canada’s punk pioneers D.O.A. recorded their 2nd album and entitled it Hardcore 81. After a long North American tour D.O.A. had forced the term “hardcore” into the public vernacular and soon after it became a common phrase. But all punks knew (unless they were too wasted or not yet born) that D.O.A. had helped spawn an entire genre of music that stood up for itself, it’s fans and its ideals. Hardcore embodied independence, hard work and especially the fledgling DIY spirit that punk and hardcore would make its trademark. Its influence would provide a path that would give clarity and inspiration far beyond the size of it’s own underground scene.
The album’s songs rocket along with amazing power and wild abandon and the tunes stick in your head. Tracks like D.O.A., Unknown, Slumlord, Fucked up Baby, Smash The State and Waiting For You are some of the stand outs of it’s 14 powerful cuts. Hardcore 81 was a statement about our screwed up world and how D.O.A. tried and continues to work towards helping create a more just and equitable society.
That’s where D.O.A. fits in, as the harbingers of a new way of looking at the world, the band laid it all on the line, with a no holds barred, take no prisoners type of attitude that still rings true today. So we are asking you to vote early and vote often! (if you like! LOL)
Thanks from D.O.A.
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Here’s where to vote: https://t.co/1D44KoNjKb
Updated Tour Schedule
Tuesday October 11 -Dantes, Portland, OR
Wednesday October 12 – John B’s, Medford, OR
Thursday October 13 – Lucky’s Bar, Eugene, OR
Friday October 14th – McCoy’s, Olympia, WA
Saturday October 15 – Tony V’s garage, Everett, WA
Friday October 28 – Striker’s, Powell River, BC
Saturday October 29 – The Vineyard, Chilliwack, BC
Wednesday November 2- Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Reno, NV
Thursday November 3 – The Blue Lamp, Sacramento, CA
Friday November 4 – The Ritz, San Jose, co-bill w/ Agent Orange
Saturday November 5 – Tiki Bar, Cosa Mesa, CA
Sunday November 6 – Gilman St. Berkeley, CA
Wednesday November 9 – Skip Gibson’s, Grover Beach, CA
Thursday November 10 -Slim’s, San Francisco,CA, co-bill w/ The Dictators
Friday November 11 – Domino Room, Bend, OR
Saturday November 12 – El Coraz