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Latest Release from the BBMC

TrixXxieFrontCoverTRIXXXIE

TrixXxie’s self titled EP was released just in time for 2016. This is the very first recording from the performance art punk band (and BBMC member) TrixXxie. TrixXxie is a three piece group featuring Tallulah Fucque on drums and vocals, Marilyn Monroe Take-Out on guitar, trombone and vocals and Scarlet O’Whora on bass and vocals. TrixXxie have been playing the best parties and events in town such as Festival of New Dance Closing Night Party, the famous Pope Party at the St. John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival, TrixXxieFest Closing Night Party and scores of live rock shows and special events. They have just released a short comedy video and are working on their next recording. TrixXxie are the founders of the semi-annual pop up festival – TrixXxieFest.

FRONTSauceCover.jpgTHE SAUCE

The Sauce are an NL based band formed in the Fall of 2013 – Colleen Power (guitars, vocals, bass), Liz Solo (drums, vocals) and Mike Kean (guitar, bass). This is the first recording by The Sauce. The seven song EP was released on September 26, 2014. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ritche Perez. Produced by The Black Bag Media Collective and Baygirl Music.

What Bobs say about The Sauce

“The Sauce is the shit!” Bob Wiseman, Musician, Canadian Independent Artist and Producer

“Colleen and Liz exorcise a few demons with some Newfoundland Punkabilly. It’s not a good time to be a jerk, an ex who’s a jerk, or an ex mother-in-law who’s a jerk. They shouldn’t even try to defend themselves, this is a slap down, verbally and musically. Cathartic and exhilarating, the guitars are almost as raw as the lyrics. Then, Great Big Sea and Shanneyganock get abducted and probed by aliens, which is the comic relief. Goodness.” – Bob Mersereau, Music journalist and author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums

“The Sauce combine slightly angry, catchy tunes with witty, biting lyrics that make you feel just a little bit guilty for something you’re not quite sure of.” – Bob Earle, CHMR Program Director

MMS_12Jacket_RJCTHE BLACK BAGS

The Black Bags were a three piece rock/punk/rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. They are also BBMC founding members and Liz and Mike are current co-directors of the Black Bag Media Collective. They worked from 1993 to 2013 with the mighty Lizband. Together they have produced many audio recording, film and video projects, tours, festivals and skills sharing initiatives. In 2004, after several incarnations in their three piece configuration (Fuzzy Pumper, LHTB) Liz, Marcel and Mike formed The Black Bags. The Black Bags released their first full length recording on both CD and Vinyl in June 2013. The recording was produced by Jody Richardson (Pathological Lovers, Fur Packed Action), Grant King (Pathological Lovers) and the Black Bag Media Collective. Order hard copies of the Black Bags full length CD or Vinyl from Fred’s Records

Stream or Download The Black Bags album here:   The Black Bags – The Black Bags

“…Their much anticipated, self-titled debut was recorded this year by Jody Richardson and Grant King of Pathological Lovers, and it sounds absolutely stunning. Beautifully produced and mixed, the record fuses the grungy sound of the early to mid-nineties St. John’s scene with more modern pop-punk sensibilities, a combination I absolutely love…..

“From the crisp drums and stuttering bass line of opener “Kelowna Rocks”, The Black Bags come out swinging and plow through track after track of pure rock goodness.” Damien Lethbridge

BBMC Back Catalogue

Click the links to visit Bandcamp and listen to or download from our back catalogue. Details and press quotes are below.

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Available Recordings

TrixXxie – 5 song EP – recorded and mixed by Colleen Power, Mastered by Jason Whelan. Produced by The Black Bag Media Collective and Roles 4 Women, 2015

The Sauce – 7 song EP – Recorded, mixed and mastered by Riche Perez. Produced by The Black Bag Media Collective and Baygirl Music, 2014

The Black Bags – full length album, recorded and mixed by Jody Richardson and Grant King. Mastered by Ron Anonsen. Produced by the Black Bag Media Collective, 2013

Alien – full length solo album. recorded and mixed by Liz Solo, Mike Kean and Steve Abbott. Mastered by Ron Anonsen. Produced by Sniz Wreckerds/Rock Can Roll Records 2008

Lizband – full length album, recorded mixed and mastered by Ron Anonsen at Rock Can Roll Studios and The Goat Palace in St. John’s. Sniz/Rock Can Roll Records, 2005

Devotion – full length album, recorded by Don Ellis, mixed by Ron Anonsen, Sniz, 2002

ive been here before – full length album, recorded by Don Ellis, mixed by Don Ellis and Ross Murray, Sniz/Alice/No Records,1998

Six Songss – six song EP, recorded and mixed by Don Ellis, Sniz/Best Dressed, 1994

Quotes

liz solo on drums with the black bags. photo by steve abbott

“(Liz Solo) could sing a laundry list and make it sound mellifluous” The Telegram

“The Lizband have been at the forefront of the St. John’s scene since day one” – Granite Magazine

“Liz lets her full vocal range come into play, from soft floating melodies down to the gutter with hard edges and spikes” – The Telegram

“..the Lizband has grown to become a pillar of east coast independence and one of the longest lasting ‘non-traditional’ bands from St. John’s” – Reverb Magazine

“This is an honest and understated rock album which doesn’t betray any of the grit of the band’s live performance… definitely worth the cover charge.” – What’s Goin’ On

“Liz Solo’s voice is equal parts bitch-goddess rage and girlish fragility, and her songs are of loss, forgiveness, frustration, scars, bruises, love, and the universe. Instrumentation on alien ranges from sweet, delicate layering to thick electric rawk. The depths of downtown St. John’s and the heights of outer space meet here.” – Andreae Prozesky, The Scope

“…Their much anticipated, self-titled debut was recorded this year by Jody Richardson and Grant King of Pathological Lovers, and it sounds absolutely stunning. Beautifully produced and mixed, the record fuses the grungy sound of the early to mid-nineties St. John’s scene with more modern pop-punk sensibilities, a combination I absolutely love…..

“From the crisp drums and stuttering bass line of opener “Kelowna Rocks”, The Black Bags come out swinging and plow through track after track of pure rock goodness.” Damien Lethbridge

meghancmonsm“Upon listening to the Black Bags self-titled CD, one is struck by a couple of key features. Firstly, Liz Solo is still at the top of her game and continues to be the premier female rock vocalist in NL. 20 plus years and going strong. Secondly, Retro-Rules, the early/mid 1990′s in this case, and thirdly, Marcel Levandier’s development as the yin to Liz’s Yang as a lead vocalist.

The disc opens strong. “Kelowna Rocks” dives at you like a spirited invitation with Liz displaying Chrissie Hynde, Johnette Napolitano verve on lead vocal, followed by an invigorating lead from Marcel on “Worth Living” buffed by tasty back-up vocals.

“Raining Hammers” is an album highlight and shows off the band’s punk roots with a clink of the glass to early influence, Mike Wade. Tracks 4-7 favorably harken back to classic Concrete Blonde, Buffalo Tom, and Lou Reed. “Held Down” with biting rhythm and lyrics, reeking of frustration and stress, “Secret” is beautiful and timeless in quality and “Horizon” rivals Tragically Hip for intensity while exhibiting more punk roots. “Everything is Leaking” has a R.E.M. vibe, and “Lost and Learning”, the album’s closer, is a gorgeous, reflective dirge. Recorded and mixed expertly by Jody Richardson and Grant King- one of 2013′s best NL releases.” Fred’s Records

BBMC Older Releases

See these links for information on other bands released by the BBMC (most when we were working under our former name Rock Can Roll).

Local Tough – “Local Tough” – Full lentgth CD, released in May, 2008

The Cyanides – “Anaphylactic Shock E.P”, CD, released in March, 2008

Geinus – “Live at Distortion” Full Length CD, released April 2008

The Black Bags – Split 7 inch vinyl release (with Trailercamp), released 2005.

Trailercamp – “i hope you didn’t sleep on the violator”, Full length CD, 2006 and split 7 inch viny 2006 (with Black Bags), 2006.

A Boy Named Tragedy – Full Length CD, released 2006.

The Nordic Beat – E.P. release, 2007.

Elimination Dance – “Sock Hop E.P.”, CD, released 2005.

Triceratops – Full length CD – released 2006.

‘Bung’, Full length CD, released 2006.

Rock Can Roll Compilation: Volume One – our first release – features contributions from sixteen St. John’s bands including: The Coast Guard, Five Star General, Mike Wade Band, Hero Gets Girl, Lizband, Hot Nuts, Bung, Geinus, The Black Bags, The Origin of the Sound, Ex Nihilo, Jody Richardson.

Iron Giant - PJ lights guitar on firephoto of PJ Dunphy at 2010 Rock Can Roll Festival – by Justin Hall

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