By Allie Gregory
Today, Canada's Governor General announced new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours in the country. Among the appointees is Vancouver punk legend Art Bergmann, who is being recognized for his "indelible contributions to the Canadian punk music scene, and for his thought-provoking discourse on social, gender and racial inequalities."
Jason Sniderman started dreaming of rock stardom when he was eight and invented his musical alter ego, Ensign Broderick, when he was 12. Now, 47 years later, he’s finally ready to release his debut record.
Punk rock, social injustice, politics, and war on terror issues... that's what the independent Toronto, Canada-based quartet The SHAM is all about! Featuring two members of local legends Random Killing, this budding band is determined to utilise their sonic weaponry to help people to better understand many of life's ongoing shams.
1990: Art Bergmann - Sexual Roulette
The hero of Vancouver’s alternative music scene really hit his stride on his second full-length album, telling insightful and thoroughly rockin’ tales of desolation and disease that only a street-level view can afford.
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