D.O.A.

D.O.A. “1978” Double 12″ LP/CD coming May 3rd

Godfathers of Hardcore 40th Anniversary Tour Continues

In his hometown of Burnaby, BC, Canada, Joe Keithley ran a campaign based on affordable housings for all, help for the disadvantaged, sustainability and grassroots democracy. Facing well-financed and vicious opponents, Keithley took a shoestring budget and his punk rock attitude and was elected as a city councilor.

Burnaby is BC’s third biggest city and Canada’s most culturally diverse, 150 languages can be heard on the streets of Burnaby. Keithley’s always been involved in politics, including organizing Canada’s first Rock Against Racism concert way back in 1979, so it just seemed like a natural progression for him to stand for election and now he has been elected.

“When I ran it was pretty straight forward… I said housing should be a right and not a privilege and everybody’s vote has to count,” said Keithley. “I’m just using D.O.A.’s mantra: TALK – ACTION = 0 and applying it to politics. It’s been fun to get in there and kick some ass!”

Since being elected, he has helped set up the first homeless shelters in the city, is a key member of Burnaby’s critical Affordable Housing Task Force and has stood up against junkets and benefits to local politicians.  “I’ll fight against racism, sexism, warmongers, and greed because it’s the right thing to do,” says Keithley

“Give me some time, but I have my sight set on running for B.C.’s Premier and then Canada’s Prime Minister,” says Keithley, “so I can help attain justice and fairness for all Canadians.”

D.O.A.Fight Back” video: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQLBzw0qwk[/embedyt]

D.O.A. “1978” Double 12″ LP/CD coming May 3rd

D.O.A. “1978” is a 21-track collection of unreleased demos, rare tracks, and early singles from Canada’s punk pioneers. Joe Keithley went deep into the Sudden Death vault and came up with some super exciting and raw punk rock. More info: http://www.suddendeath.com/

Godfathers of Hardcore 40th Anniversary Tour Continues

Friday May 17th – Spirit Bar, Nelson, BC

Saturday May 18th – Elks Lodge, Kimberley, BC

Sunday May 19th – The Drake Pub, Canmore, AB

Monday May 20th – TBA Golden, BC

Tuesday May 21st – The Slice, Lethbridge, AB

Wednesday May 22nd – Shepard Park, The Barn, High River, AB

Thursday May 23rd – Bo’s Bar & Stage, Red Deer, AB

Friday May 24th – The Border Crossing, Calgary, AB

Saturday May 25th – Temple- Starlight Room, Edmonton, AB

Thursday July 11th – Limelight, Williams Lake, BC

Friday July 12th – The Legion, Prince George, BC

Saturday July 13th Firehall Brewery, Oliver, BC

Europe

Tuesday July 30 – Between, Bregenz, Austria

Wednesday July 31 – K4, Nuremberg, Germany

Thursday August 1 – Kult 41, Bonn, Germany

Friday August 2 –  Brakrock Eco Festival, Duffel, Belgium

Saturday August 3 – Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK

Sunday August 4 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, UK

Monday August 5 – New Cross Inn, London, UK

Wednesday August 7 – Wild at Heart, Berlin, Germany

Thursday August 8 – Pogolos, Warsaw, Poland

Friday August 9 – Rude Boy Club, Bielsko Bials, Poland

Saturday August 10 – Ffud Festival, Sered, Slovakia

Sunday August 11 – OCCII, Amsterdam, Netherlands