THE VICTIM PARTY


SUPER SECRET Show with Saint Alvia Cartel Contest Winners!

About a week ago we told all you Victims out there about a contest we were throwing that would gain you access to an Ultra, Super, Secret, Show we were playing at an undisclosed location with our friends, The Saint Alvia Cartel.

We had a flood of entries and limited capacity so we had to play by the rules and make sure everyone completed all the steps of the contest.

Alas, of the 37 entries we received only 2 had completed all three steps. In an effort to be fair we requested each winner bring only 1 guest and share the wealth. As you can see from the below photo, it was a riot. Our winners were one of our usual penpals who we finally had the pleasure of meeting -Maxine Daniels, and her best friend Violette from Brantford. As well as Krista Mathews and her friend Tara all the way from London! Here they are posing with some of the band members (unfortunately all members were not able to meet with them personally)

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In addition to watching us play an intimate and interactive set where prizes were endlessly passed out to the audience, and almost any form of debauchery was allowed, they also got to see Juno award nominees The Saint Alvia Cartel throw down, and both bands mix it up at the end of the night with some unexpected covers! You’ll never see that again, will you?

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After the show, our winners were treated to the full band experience, lugging gear back to our space and then listening to an additional mini set of our bassist Matt Woo beat-boxing and Singer Colin Lichti spitting some verses.

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All and all, it was a great experience for our winners and for us. Hope the prizes kept you warm on your way back into the armpits of Ontario, ladies. Let us know that you made it home ok as we lost track of you shortly after we asked you to leave our jam space.

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PUT US IN YOUR FACE
March 25, 2013, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Josh Lindley, Uncategorized

Toronto’s Hottest Bartender Josh Lindley made a drink and slapped our name on it because he rules.  He threw a sweet party on Saturday night and while we were there we caught this master drink maker in action.  Take a look at the video, learn how to make it, then make it at home and discover what it’s like to have 5 men and a woman in your mouth simultaneously.



A FORMAL HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!
March 22, 2013, 9:06 pm
Filed under: Pen Pals, pop punk, punk, The Victim Party

With the departure of bassist-extraordinaire Adam there was an uncomfortable vacuum in the Victim Party. It was such a startling, and bizarre sensation for us that we actually considered leaving the bass player shoes unfilled and changing or name to The Vacuum Party. We mentioned the name change to a few of our pen-pals and they thought that the idea was, “swag.” Confused by just what that means, and subsequently embarrassed by our confusion, we decided it might be more prudent to find a new player to supply us with those sweet, sweet lows.

So, without any further ado, we welcome old friend, and all around rad dude, Matt Woo to the band.  Mr. Woo is a well known party-animal and softball player in Toronto, and just by mentioning his name we feel about 60% more popular.

Matt will be cutting his chops at a secret show we’re playing with our buddy-pals The St. Alvia Cartel on March 30th.  If you would like to come to this show, please do what the words in italics tell you to do:

Hey little Victims,
we have a SUPER SECRET Toronto show with The Saint Alvia Cartel happening on March 30th. I bet you’d like to come to this extremely intimate byob party, but you can’t.

Well most of you can’t, but one lucky person (and a guest of their choosing) will get an exclusive invite to the show (where they can watch our new, still to be announced, bass player’s first show) and pick up a FREE record (signed if you like, but we always feel like such assholes signing our names on shit)

All you have to do is donate a minimum of $5 to END7http://www.end7.org/

Then send us a screen shot of your confirmed donation and answer this skill testing question:
Who recorded The Victim Party’s latest release “Hard Drugs/Soft Drinks”?

Want a 2nd guest spot? Then answer us this:
Who Mastered the above mentioned release?

That’s all for now kids, send your answers and screenshots to thevictimparty@hotmail.com

Matt will be making his non-secret debut on April 15th at Sneaky Dee’s when we play alongside Junior Battles, and Broadway Calls.

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A FORMAL BYE-BYE

It is with heavy, although dieting, hearts that we bid farewell to founding bassist and spritely curmudgeon Adam Cook. As many of our pen-pals have pointed out Adam is leaving team TVP at the worst possible time because we have just released the super excellent 7inch “Hard Drugs and Soft Drinks” via Safe Haven Records.  (Buy your copy today here, or preview it here) And, as many of you have guessed, Adam’s departure was a messy affair, largely due to creative differences regarding the title of the aforementioned 7 inch record. While the five of us that still make up team TVP were content with the title we inevitably settled on, Adam was insistent we call it “Hard Rugs and Soft Dinks.” Never ones to put our good reputation in the gutter and lower ourselves to sexual innuendo, all of Adam’s votes for this distasteful pun were vetoed. He was not happy, and trust me, you wouldn’t have wanted to be a fly on the wall of our rehearsal space the day shit hit the fan. Adam exploded, made Colin cry, and almost came to blows with his own brother Kyle (this of course was a common occurrence, as brothers will be brothers, but on this particular day it was a grim and uncomfortable exchange of words and bravado).

Letting bygones be douches, we wish him all the best, and we know he will excel at whatever he dabbles his calloused little fingers in next. We are all honoured to have played with him and will miss him greatly.  Except for Colin. He’s furious and depressed.