Friday, September 30, 2016

Recording: Catholic Wilt

Artist: Catholic Wilt

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Dundas Video (Track Could Bend #18), September 6, 2016.

Catholic Wilt - unknown

Whether it's a spell of creative fecundity or the influence of some new metal t-shirts, Jesse James Laderoute has had a rush of new material that falls outside of Blonde Elvis' sophisto-pop parameters. He's recently debuted Body Rot, a solo industrial endeavour as well as this doom-folk project, which was getting just its second public airing. With a deliberately compressed and tinny/trebly guitar tone, there was un underlying uneasy edge under the quartet of extended songs unveiled here — and plenty of slow and deliberate builds and clever loop-pedal deployment to craft layers of guitar sounds. This last one in the set came across most like a "folk song" — albeit one that got trapped in some foreboding forest.

[The next Track Could Bend is coming up on Tuesday (October 4th) and will feature CHOBO with Strings, Goosey (The Holy Gasp's Benjamin Hackman and Karen Ng), and INCHOATE.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

Recording: Isla Craig

Artist: Isla Craig

Song: Serenade [Steve Miller Band cover]

Recorded at Dundas Video (Track Could Bend #18), September 6, 2016.

Isla Craig - Serenade

TCB's experimental quest is fully ecumenical, so when Isla Craig mentioned her solo set was going to be all classic rock covers, I wasn't too worried. There'd been more e-bow in her guitar work lately, and this was a chance to stretch out with that. (And anyway, I probably don't fully trust anyone who thinks that Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits 1974–78 isn't sweet, sweet stuff.) "Jet Airliner" gave Craig a chance to try out her stance as sunglasses-on-stage wearing guitar hero, but this "Serenade" sounds less like a bacchanal and more like a mystic rite — and this could easily slip right into one of her "regular" sets.

[The next Track Could Bend is coming up on Tuesday (October 4th) and will feature CHOBO with Strings, Goosey (The Holy Gasp's Benjamin Hackman and Karen Ng), and INCHOATE.]

Recording: Mike Gennaro + Mark Hundevad

Artist: Mike Gennaro + Mark Hundevad

Songs: [two excerpts]

Recorded at Dundas Video (Track Could Bend #18), September 6, 2016.

Mike Gennaro + Mark Hundevad - [excerpt 1]

Mike Gennaro + Mark Hundevad - [excerpt 2]

I had seen Mike Gennaro and Mark Hundevad playing together not too long before this in a trio with Colin Fisher, so this duo set gave an opportunity to see how different things could be. While power drummer Gennaro was the backbone both times out, Hundevad (a noted percussionist himself) pivoted from the marimba/piano work in the trio to some cool Moog-powered synth moves here. Suggesting funk squelch and Sun Ra soul-stabs, Hundevad shaped this set in some very cool ways while Gennaro provided pulse and drive to keep things moving along.

[The next Track Could Bend is coming up on Tuesday (October 4th) and will feature CHOBO with Strings, Goosey (The Holy Gasp's Benjamin Hackman and Karen Ng), and INCHOATE.]

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Recording: SlowPitchSound + Germaine Liu

Artist: SlowPitchSound + Germaine Liu

Song: [excerpt from first piece]*

Recorded at Handlebar (Nite Comfort 37), September 4, 2016.

SlowPitchSound + Germaine Liu - [excerpt from first piece]

This inspired pairing saw abstract turntablist Cheldon Paterson (a.k.a. SlowPitchSound) joined by percussionist Germaine Liu, combing the former's collage constructions with some small-scale collisions in physical space. This set mixed a seasonally-appropriate deconstruction of an astrology record (discussing the season-changing sign of Virgo) with Liu's marbles-in-a-pan gentle clatter'n'spin.

[Nite Comfort returns this Sunday (October 2nd) at Handlebar with Jamie Todd's URM and Johan Seaton.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

Recording: Heraclitus Akimbo

Artist: Heraclitus Akimbo

Song: ♐COMFORT [excerpt]

Recorded at Handlebar (Nite Comfort 37), September 4, 2016.

Heraclitus Akimbo - ♐COMFORT [excerpt]

This was another set using sounds from Unfavorable Semicircle as source material. There's not so much I can say objectively about this, save that it felt satisfactorily executed. A friend told me this section reminded him of Uhura adjusting the alien transmissions to match the frequency of whalesongs, so that's good enough for me.

[Nite Comfort returns this Sunday (October 2nd) at Handlebar with Jamie Todd's URM and Johan Seaton. And oddly enough, Heraclitus Akimbo will be playing a short set with Allison Cameron next week (October 6th) at the Canadian Music Centre as part of the Bridging Worlds event.]

[photo by Kathryn Farewell]

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Recording: Absolutely Free with Contact

Artist: Absolutely Free with Contact Contemporary Music

Songs: [new song] + Two Cares Due None*

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Absolutely Free with Contact Contemporary Music - [new song]

Absolutely Free with Contact Contemporary Music - Two Cares Due None

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

The night ended with a headlining set that was true to Intersection's past while completing a satisfactory arc for the day. Bringing together Contact Contemporary Music — the event's founders — with adventurous local rock trio Absolutely Free pushed them both a little away from their usual sonic spheres. At the start, with the band playing some songs from their regular setlist, it felt a bit more like mere tacked-on orchestral adornment, but as the set progressed, that balance shifted. By the end, with the band presenting some of their soundtrack work the larger ensemble felt quite integral to the whole — and I don't imagine we'll see so many chances for the band to tackle this on so grand a scale on stage again.

[Absolutely Free will be playing a short set (billed as "Absolutely Free vs Absolutely Free") tonight (September 28th) at the Forms Festival at the Great Hall.]

* Does anyone know the title to these? It seems fair enough to assume the closing soundtrack piece is from Two Cares Due None, but I'm not sure if this was a series of cues or a more extended composition. Please leave a comment if you know these!

Recording: Travis Laplante

Artist: Travis Laplante

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Travis Laplante - unknown

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

I'd previously seen Brooklyn-based Laplante perform a couple years back with his sax quartet Battle Trance, in a small room with no amplification. This solo set — in the middle of the vast open square, speakers blasting his sounds off the hard surfaces — was rather the opposite, but the intensity of the performance was the same. With his circular breathing diving a steady wave, his pieces ranged from Reich-ian repetition to more soulful plaints in a non-stop advance. With night closing in on the square, it felt like his sounds were pulling all the corners of the square in a little tighter.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

Recording: Kyle Brenders Ensemble

Artist: Kyle Brenders Ensemble

Song: Grasslands [1st mvt]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Kyle Brenders Ensemble - Grasslands [1st mvt]

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

A very-worthy re-emergence of this abstract big band (with a slightly-shuffled lineup1 from its appearance back in February) saw them fill the square with electroacoustic soundfields. There was an interesting tug of war between the horns' drift and the electronics' drone, while Michael Davidson's vibes rode above giving things a hint of melodic direction.


1 This time out the band included Kyle Brenders (saxophones, composition), Scott Peterson (bass), Nick Buligan (trumpet), Peter Lutek (clarinet, electronics), Karen Ng (alto sax), Cheldon Paterson (turntables), Brandon Valdivia (drums), Doug Van Nort (electronics), and Michael Davidson (vibes).

Recording: Imaginary Flesh

Artist: Imaginary Flesh

Song: Seven Haab Out of Xi Boötis, pt. 3

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Imaginary Flesh - Seven Haab Out of Xi Boötis, pt. 3

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

A rare chance to check out Imaginary Flesh in the... um, something. Celebrating the digital release of their fab concept album, they played the expansive "Seven Haab Out of Xi Boötis" in its entirety. Ranging from deep-space synth wubbles to some ace kosmische grooves, this was an altogether tasty journey.

[I also created a remix that enfolds some some set's quieter parts upon themselves, which you can check out on soundcloud.]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Recording: Gates

Artist: Gates

Song: last section, with prelude*

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Gates - [prelude to last section]

Gates - [last section]

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

Experimental metallists Gates have fluctuated in size in the past, but this festival appearance gave the none-more-black crew a chance to double its size from its currently-customary quartet, seeing core members Bryan W. Bray (guitar), Joel Beauchamp (percussion & synth), Lucas Gadke (bass) and Laura C. Bates (violin) augmented with Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello), James Beardmore (synth & electronics) Karen Ng (tenor sax & clarinet) & Nick Buligan (trumpet). That gave the crew a chance to present some of the pieces from their forthcoming Vas album in a sort of musical widescreen, embroidering the underlying doom drones with rich ambient builds and freeform freakouts. Like a batsignal shining in the sky, the first rumbling notes sent out some sort of metal alarm, and suddenly a small horde of jean-jacketed, fist-pumping enthusiasts materialized in front of the stage. As "composerly" as anything you might have ever seen at Intersection, this comes from somewhere entirely different than New Music orthodoxy, but it's heading to the same destination. (Via Hell, of course.)

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

Recording: Michael Snow + Mani Mazinani

Artist: Michael Snow + Mani Mazinani

Song: [excerpt]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Michael Snow + Mani Mazinani - [excerpt]

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

A rare outing from "the only Octave Cat Synthesizer duo in the world", there was whoop-zworping aplenty sawtoothing across the square in a set that sounded like a soundtrack to a UFO landing. Michael Snow, who's been playing his CAT for several decades in CCMC had an able foil in Mani Mazinani, who's also known for his visual art and his work in shredcore duo Gravitons. The set closed out in the most delightful way imaginable with Mazinani's toddler showing off her own burgeoning musical chops as she climbed up on his lap at set's end to take a few stabs at the keyboard.

Recording: Brian Ruryk

Artist: Brian Ruryk

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Brian Ruryk - unknown

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

Bringing one of the city's great noise musicians to a place like Dundas Square was certain to bring a smile to the face of a small band of enthusiasts. For everyone else, there were reactions ranging from terror to bemusement as Ruryk's full-body concrète hit the concrete. With half a Dollarama's worth of bricabrac being flung around, this appealed on a visceral level to kids who haven't had the joyful pleasures of raising a ruckus hounded out of them yet. But under the scatterzone junkcore, there were some serious musical points being raised, including this Max Webster deconstruction that was offered as a tribute to the Yonge Street of the 70's.

[Brian Ruryk will be playing at a noisy Nacho Wednesday showcase, tomorrow night (September 28th) at The Tranzac alongside Kevin Hainey's Kapali Carsi and Beard Closet-meets-Bodies That Matter mashup Determinist?.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

Recording: Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Artist: Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Song: [third piece]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection Festival – Day 2), September 3, 2016.

Raphael Weinroth-Browne - [third piece]

A lovely day, warm in the sun with a cool breeze, the Intersection Festival once again filled Dundas Square with music of all kinds, offering a counterpoint to business at usual in the ad-basked concrete canyon. With Tad Michalak (of Burn Down the Capital/Feast in the East) again taking a leading role in curating the day, the music had nods to the festival's more chamber music-intensive past while upping the noise and weirdness reverberating off the surrounding walls. That had a sort of push-pull effect on the passers-by, sometimes drawing them in, sometimes causing evident confusion and moving along.

Cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne was definitely in the former camp, drawing a crowd as he lead off the day. Originally slated as an appearance by The Visit, this solo turn actually turned out to be a tasty overture for the festivities, with Weinroth-Browne's inventive riffing (with enough volume to invoke some of those cool echoes from the opposing buildings) causing a crowd of passers-by to pause and gather.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Concert Listings Roundup #168

You can read more about why I'm doing listings here. Long story short: This curated and decidedly non-comprehensive list contains nothin' but shows that I am going to/would go to if I had more time.


Gigs of the week:

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays: Piano Party (feat. Tania Gill / Doug Tielli) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-09-28 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

Wolf's Nacho Wednesdays: Broken Guitars & Shattered Dreams (feat. Brian Ruryk / Kapali Carsi / Determinist? [Beard Closet versus Bodies That Matter – live debut!]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-09-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

There's been great things going down on Wednesday nights at The Tranzac of late, and this week features a pair of shows with contrasting vibes. Piano Party excursions tend to be more on the peaceful and meditative side, while the late feels like the aftermath of an Inyrdisk hard drive crash, with Kevin Hainey's noise-bass Kapali Carsi project returning alongside noise godhead Brian Ruryk (who was totally fabulous at the Intersection a few weeks back) and Determinist?, a new joint project from Bodies That Matter's (and ex-Ostrich Tuning) Ian McPhedran and Beard Closet's Phil Hamilton. Bring earplugs!


This week's noteworthy shows:

Bellwether4 / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-09-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Dressy Bessy (Camp Girls / The Bunny & The Rose / Nude Dogs) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-09-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Roches: sung by Holy Oak Family Singers (feat. Thom Gill / Luke Kuplowsky / Robin Dann / Isis Giraldo / Drew Smith / Sandro Perri / Alex Samaras) / Holy Oak Café 2016-09-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Culture Reject (Hamilton Trading Co. / respectfulchild) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-09-27 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Walrus (Crazy Bones / Boat Culture / Father Christmas) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-09-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

FORMS1 - Opening Night ["3 floors of live music, audiovisual experiments, installations + talks, including VSVS: live musical collaborations with visual treatments by Romar Johnson/façadeMontage"] (feat. Kehdo VS Vision of Excess / Internet Daughter VS Eytan Tobin / Nailbiter VS Keita Juma / Stillmonk VS BSMNT / Absolutely Free VS Absolutely Free / Scott Hardware VS Lee Paradise / ?NZOL? VS Kara [Organdrum] / Weight VS RLMDL / Sjamsoedin / Lydian [members of Dirty Inputs, Hexzuul, Jay Holy + Bile Sister] / NONOTAK studio / susy.technology) / The Great Hall 2016-09-28 (Wednesday) [FB event]

The Inbreds [vinyl re-release show!] / Gladstone Hotel 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

FORMS Festival (feat. Laurel Halo / Kara-Lis Coverdale / Jeremy Gara / Brigitte Bardon't) / The Great Hall 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

SheWolf Radio's 1st Anniversary Party (feat. So Young / Basement Revolver / Planet Creature / Triples) / Handlebar 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Comet Control [Center of the Maze record release!] (Eiyn Sof / Holy Mount) / The Horseshoe Tavern 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Colin Fisher's Monthly (feat. Bardo Drifter [Nicole Rampersaud/Andrew Furlong/Mark Hundevad/Brandon Valdivia/Colin Fisher]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-09-29 (Thursday) [FB event]

Built to Spill (Alex G / Surinam) / The Danforth Music Hall 2016-09-30 (Friday) [FB event]

ISIS SALAM (Thick Cobra / P0st3rb0y / Bobbypin) / The Baby G 2016-09-30 (Friday) [FB event]

ZUZE ["more afrofunk music of Iran"] / Burdock Music Hall 2016-09-30 (Friday) [FB event]

Wavelength 713 (feat. Most People [video release party!] / Eyeballs / LUKA) / The Monarch Tavern 2016-09-30 (Friday) [FB event]

The Ryan Driver Sextet / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-10-30 (Friday)

Mild High Club (Alex Calder / Elsa) / The Baby G 2016-10-01 (Saturday) [FB event]

Saxsyndrum (Fet.Nat / Boraj) / Burdock Music Hall 2016-10-01 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #47.1 (feat. Michael Snow & Diane Roblin / Nobu Kubota) / Array Space 2016-10-01 (Saturday) [FB event]

The Gooch Palms (Meanwood / Wine Lips / The Try Umphs [ex-Green Rays]) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-10-01 (Saturday) [FB event]

By Divine Right (The Magic / Dave Schoonderbeek) / Monarch Tavern 2016-10-01 (Saturday) [FB event]

In Store 6 (feat. Snowblink) / Quixotic Sounds 2016-10-01 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Nick Fraser Quartet / Burdock Music Hall 2016-10-02 (Sunday) [FB event]

Nite Comfort 38 (feat. URM / Johan Seaton) / Handlebar 2016-10-02 (Sunday – PWYC!) [FB event]


Add these to your calendar:

Reminder: This post only contains this week's updates — the full listings can always be found over on the right-hand sidebar!

Robin Hatch (Brent Randall / Drew Smith) / Holy Oak Café 2016-10-04 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Troubleshooting~ v18: Putting Up a Parking Lot (feat. Nicolas Buligan w/ scavenged parking lot debris) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2016-10-05 (Wednesday – early!) [FB event]

SHDW CLN (Sly Why : kid / Keenan Howard / Piñata Cafe) / Sonic Café – upstairs 2016-10-07 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Strange Attractor (Winter '94 / Protruders) / Faith/Void 2016-10-07 (Friday) [FB event]

Spectrum Season Launch Party (feat. Circles [album release!) / Jazz Bistro 2016-10-11 (Tuesday) [FB event]

The Night Shift + CJRU present: The Fall Fund Drive (feat. Above Top Secret / SlowPitchSound / The Pinnacles of Self Absorption [feat. members of Eyeballs and Bile Sister] / Allison Cameron) / The Baby G 2016-10-14 (Friday) [FB event]

Audiopollination #47.2 (feat. Kayla Milmine/Max McEachern/Elliott Fienberg / Alan Glicksman/Arnd Jurgensen/Dougal Bichan / Brian Abbott/Paul Newman/Michael Ramey / Tomasz Krakowiak and Branko Dzinovic) / Array Space 2016-10-15 (Saturday) [FB event]

VAG does Women, Wymyn, Wimmin (feat. Vag Halen) / Smiling Buddha 2016-10-21–2016-10-22 (Friday–Saturday) [FB event]

BA Johnston (Century Palm / Spruce Invaders) / Junction City Music Hall 2016-10-22 (Saturday) [FB event]

Al Tuck / Burdock Music Hall 2016-10-23 (Sunday) [FB event]

Inuit Showcase (feat. IVA / Taqralik Partridge / Nukariik) / The Music Gallery 2016-11-05 (Saturday) [FB event]

Axis: Sova (B-17 / Explorer) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-11-09 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Night Owl Festival Presents (feat. Holy Wave / Mimico / Uubbuurruu / Hush Pup) / The Silver Dollar Room 2016-11-11 (Friday) [FB event]

Tanya Tagaq / Trinity-St. Paul's 2016-11-25 (Friday – all ages! early show!) [more info]

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Download: NoMeansNo

One of my all-time favourite bands announced their retirement yesterday. Nomeansno were the first "punk" band that I truly loved, that suggested that punk could be so much more expansive than one particular set of sounds or gestures. And the fact that there was this legendary Canadian band hidden in plain sight set me off looking for so many other things. I managed to see them live twice (and their alter agos, The Hanson Brothers, once) though only the last of those was in my show-taping era. That night at Lee's was a marathon hour-and-three-quarters, digging through their deep catalogue but also throwing in some newer stuff. Never a dinosaur act, Nomeansno goes out with a pretty solid discography under their belt, including a handful of stone classic albums. Old age will get us all — but in every defeat, there will be victory.

Nomeansno - Jubilation

Nomeansno - Theresa, Give Me That Knife

Nomeansno - Something Dark Against Something Light

Nomeansno - Victory

Grab the full set here:

NoMeansNo - Live at Lee's Palace, April 4, 2011 [MFS #679]

Meanwhile, here is also my favourite NMN live recording. I bought this "official bootleg" on cassette back when I lived in Winnipeg, and for my money, this is a more-fierce set than the contemporaneous "official" Live and Cuddly. (Do note: this isn't my rip.)

Grab it here:

NoMeansNo - Live in Warsaw [QQRYQ Records, 1990]