Back in the nascent year of 2010, Tommy Hanson was otherwise occupied on a lecture circuit tour that began in Spuzzum, BC, and didn’t end until Penistone, UK. His foray into academia led Hanson Brothers mastermind to arrange a tour as “Johnny Hanson Presents Johnny Hanson’s Tribute to the Hanson Brothers featuring Johnny Hanson & Special guests The Hanson Brothers as the Hanson Brothers”.
Tommy took a break from his speaking engagements to help pack houses in the Big Bend Tour of 2010, featuring rowdy gigs in Corpus Christi, Brownsville and El Paso. The experience in nostaglia and tribute inspired Johnny Hanson to unearth a lost Hanson Brothers’ classic, Sudden Death.
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We here at Southern are proud to announce the unearthing of a rare artefact, the reissue of a long-lost album by the world’s oldest surviving Canadian punk band. Yes, the great-great-great-grandaddies of punk, NoMeansNo, and their stupendous masterpiece Worldhood Of The World (As Such).
The album was discovered in an underwater cave deep in the Canadian wilderness by a Mountie who was looking for some lost children. When he found the boxes containing the masters, the Mountie (not pictured, right) said that he at first believed he had found some unreleased Neil Young tapes. “I could not believe it when I realised they were actually NoMeansNo tapes,” he said, “And I couldn’t wait to tell my mother. She was so proud. She remembers her mother talking about going to actually see NoMeansNo play, back in the day.”
NoMeansNo, who we used to call the “godfathers of Canadian punk”, but who are now so old we are calling them “the great-great-great-grandfathers of recorded music as we know it in modern society”, have been let out of the old punks home for yet another guerilla attack on unsuspecting music venues in Europe. Unconfirmed sources report that the Canadian government is funding them as part of a deranged plan to overthrow all European governments prior to deploying a worldwide army of Mounties to enforce military rule. Yeah, right.
We have obtained the following unconfirmed itinerary and feel it is our duty to warn the following venues and the citizens of these towns regarding a potential outburst of loud punk in their areas:
Date Location / Venue
27-Apr Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
28-Apr Oberhausen, Germany Druckluft
29-Apr Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz eV
30-Apr Brno, Czech Republic Fléda
1-May Tabor, Czech Republic The Millenium (Chris Rankin’s 50th Birthday)
3-May Bamberg, Germany Morph
4-May Munich, Germany Feierwerk
5-May Dornbirn, Austria Kulturcafé Schlachthaus
6-May Milano, Italy Magnolia
7-May Bologna Italy Estragon
8-May Rome, Italy Circolo delgi Artisti
9-May Massa Carrara, Italy Baraonda
11-May Torino, Italy Spazio 211
12-May Padova, Italy Unwound
13-May Trento, Italy CS Bruno
14-May Zurich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik
15-May Belfort, France La Poudriere
17-May Heidelberg, Germany Karlstorbahnhof
18-May Saarbrucker, Germany Garage
19-May Paris, France Glazart
20-May Lille, France L’Aéronef
21-May Oostende, Belgium De Zwerver
22-May Rotterdam, Netherlands Watt
We’ve been told that NoMeansNo will be selling a special vinyl Tour EP on this trip. It will feature four tracks : “Faceless May”, “Old”, “Slave” and “Something Dark Against Something Light”. Just 500 copies have been pressed up for the tour invasion. After the tour the EP will be available for digital download from Southern, Boomkat, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other fine online music stores.