Reviews: Lookin for “The Cake Sale in the Sin Bin” and Where to Find It

The Cake Sale in the Sin Bin is a sports rock compilation of four of British Columbia’s punk rock bands coming together to celebrate just that. There’s nothing better than rocking out to these tunes while playing soccer or b-ball. Well, whatever your favourite sport is–in this album’s case Roller Derby–I’m sure we can appropriate the tunes for use for other games.

Over at our self-isolating personal offices, we can’t really socially distance playing hockey. Our illustrious editor-in-chief Ira Hunter loves this sport, but until all is considered safe, we’ll be putting this album to the test elsewhere. Hockey has its specific songs, like Zombie Nation’s Kernkraft 400, but how can we not want to head bang to The Poor Choices, The Tower of Dudes, The Daisy Stranglers and The Hex?

Yes, Roller Derby is a unique world. The music we hear brings out the animal, not the man-imal in us.  With different play styles ranging from good ol’ garage to accordion to “trunk” and death, it’s tough to say which one of the four songs offered stands out. It’s not fair as each band offered a tune each. They all celebrate the Skate-O-Rama theme (respectively) “Roller Girl,” “Derby Darling,” “Don’t Hate,” and “Upsey-Crazy.”

If I had to choose, I’m leading on the Tower of Dudes lest they topple. Okay, terrible joke–but The Hex can certainly smash it and their song closes off this maxi-mini single release well.

To find this album, please visit (in Victoria) Ditch Records, Vinyl Envy and Cavity Curiosity Shop. In Nanaimo, please hit up Fascinating Rhythm!

Dead Quiet Band

Vancouver’s Dead Quiet is all about Truth and Ruin

Since its formation in Vancouver in 2014, Dead Quiet has toured with the likes of John Garcia (Kyuss) and Cancer Bats, and played festivals like Desertfest and Into the Void.
Ed Sum
Technophile, Pop Culture Addict, Lover of Egyptian Antiquity and Paranormal Enthusiast

Dreamsonic Touring Festival 2023

Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Animals As Leaders Team Up for Dreamsonic Touring Festival. Grammy winners/progressive rock legends Dream Theater have announced their inaugural Dreamsonic progressive rock festival. The 2023 North American edition will take place throughout June and July 2023, with the first date taking place on June 16.
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer