Friday, 12 December 2008

Hokey Religions & Ancient Weapons Release Party

The release of the Hand’Solo Records mixtape Hokey Religions & Ancient Weapons (are no match for a good blaster) was celebrated with a live show featuring performances by Wordburglar, More Or Les, Noah 23, Baracuda, Royce Birth and Brockway Biggs. Luckily, Alex Stephens was in the house with all of his gear and he has made his audio recording of the show available to us. So, being the kind folks that we are, Hand’Solo Records has decided to take our favourite songs from the show and offer them up as a free download.
Check the tracklisting below for a few samples.


1. Brockway Biggs - Pinch Hitter
2. Brockway Biggs - Shake Your Caboose
3. Royce Birth - Return to the Essence
5. Royce Birth - Turn Em Around
7. Noah 23 - Resistance
8. Noah 23 - Freestyle featuring Baracuda
9. Noah 23 - Rusty Robots featuring Baracuda
10. Red Ants - Black Cloud
12. Red Ants - Dirty Space Alchemy
13. Red Ants - Insomnia
14. Red Ants - Keep Your Satellites Out of My Brain
15. More Or Les - Eat Your Food
16. More Or Les - Sucka Word
18. Wordburglar - Intro/Spoken Language
19. Wordburglar - Hat Trick
21. Wordburglar - Sayin’ Raps
22. Wordburglar - Spit Fresh featuring More Or Les
23. Wordburglar - Freestyle featuring More Or Les

* Recorded on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at The Rivoli in Toronto by Alex Stephens (

For more crazy photography from the show, check out Jon B’s Photo Mission as published online by at

And if you like what you hear live, check out the Hokey Religions & Ancient Weapons mixtape as mixed by Uncle Fester at where you can download it for free; or if you’d like to own your very own copy you can find the link to purchase a physical copy from CD Baby.

Big thanks to the artists involved for providing the entertainment:

Extra special thanks to Wordburglar for hosting, More Or Les for acting as resident DJ for the whole night, and Fresh Kils for banging away so deligently on the MPC. And of course, to the staff at The Rivoli, Alex S and Jon B for documenting the event, Leif for manning the front door and Yoko of Momiji clothing company, who stood diligently by the merch booth all night long.

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