Hey there! This is Dave, Hot Tub's resident bitch and
one of the guy's who keeps everything together around here. I thought it would
be cool to maybe take a look back at all the stuff that has happened this
past year in the land of the Tub. I know probably the biggest thing that happened
to a lot of us was the April release of our first CD, Drowned in the Harbour:
a Hamilton compilation! It was something that was long overdue and brought
together a rag-tag bunch and made us into the "disfunctional" community
we are today!? But really...we hope that 2000 is as productive and even more
exciting for Hot Tub and the Hamilton music scene! So my entire 1999 recap
is taken right from our Email Newsletters ...so nothing is changed....and it
kinda starts off a little while after the compilation was released..... (we
might have missed some things here and there....but a lot of the big things
are on here!)
More great news from the land of commercial radio...Big
Brother were metioned and praised on Edge102 recently as the station prepares
for NXNE(north by north-east music festival). Big Brother was featured on
Edge102's Indie Hour(Thursday Nites @11PM!)...the band is playing The Bovine
Sex Club(452 Queen St. W.) on Thursday June 10th @ 1:00 Am as part of NXNE!!!
More Radio schtuff.....the Drowned in the Harbour CD is
still being spun @ both campus radio stations in the city!! Currently the
comp. is #6 @ CFMU 93.3 FM(McMaster) and #21 @ C101.5FM(Mohawk College)!!!
The Evil Engine are still looking for a drummer...but
Larry Hardcore and Porkchop seem ready to release the long-awaited CD, The
Evil Trax!!! All I am going to say...is look for it very soon...more info
to come...and yah it's amazing!!!
Newsletter #3(June 1999)
The BIG news right now is that the Drowned in the Harbour
Compilation CD was the #1 @ 93.3 CFMU(McMaster Radio) for the week ending
May 30th!!!! NUMBER 1 dammit.....NUMBER 1 at CFMU!!!! Do you know how awesome
it feels to have a NUMBER 1 CD!? It feels fuckin' great!!!
Saturday June 26th: Dr. Disc presents....a HOT TUB party!!!
featuring zildo ildo(1pm), Hereafter(2pm) and The Probes(3pm) rawking it out
for FREE in the parking lot behind Dr. Disc(20 Wilson St.) There is also the
Dr. Disc Garage Sale going on....so be sure to enjoy the sounds and look around!!!
Newsletter #4 (June1999)
hey guess what??? The Drowned in the Harbour Compilation
CD was #1 again @ 93.3 CFMU(McMaster Radio) for the week ending June 14th!!!!
This is BIG and awesome news for us....last week we were knocked down to #2
by the Austin Powers soundtrack.....this week we SHAGGED our way back to the
TOP spot!! I know you don't want to hear this again ....but i must say it.....YAH
Newsletter #5(July 1999)
Hey You!!!! all together now......HOT.....TUB......HOT.....TUB.....
After a couple of weeks of being in the middle of CFMU's Top 10.... The Drowned
in the Harbour Compilation CD reached up and stole the #1 spot again @ 93.3
CFMU(McMaster Radio) for the week ending July 24th!!!! This is great considering
we are just now ready to get the comp out to campus radio stations across
the country!!! Congrats goes out to all the amazing bands who play the amazing
....over at C101.5 Mohawk College Radio....the CD has
done really well climbing the charts over the last couple of months!! it is
now at #3 for the 2nd week in a row.....so hopefully this week is our week
to shine over at the city's other amazing radio station!!!
Hamilton's Surf Sensations:The Probes...coming off an
awesome show sunday night opening for Huevos Rancheros in Toronto....are also
doing really well at C101.5....finally entering the Top 30 a couple of weeks
ago. Their EP Caravan is available from Hot Tub for $7 PP .....better hurry....this
was a limited edition release...and we don't have too many left!?
Also the Evil Engine are in the news too.....their radio-only
CD... "A Man in a Boat...Possibly Fishing" is also being played alot at C101.5.....i
believe hitting #31 this week!!! and i can also say that the EE9 classic,
"Nerd" is also the most highly requested song in the history of the station!!!
Way to guy Tyler!! Look for their official CD release..."The Evil Trax" to
come out in August....
Yah.....and don't forget about Sara Somebody....with the
release of their S/T EP....comes a couple of parties for all you party animals
out there!!! Thursday August 12th - Mermaid's Lounge(Hess Village) Licensed....FREE
Saturday August 14th - Transit Union Hall All AGES.......$4 or $8 w/CD So
go out and support the band with all these parties.....am i ever gonna have
a good time that week!? LOL......drunk anybody!?
Newsletter #6(August 1999)
Well The Evil Engine's "debut" CD, The Evil Trax will
be available Friday August 20th at all of our favourite local record stores,
Dr. Disc & The Sonic Unyon Store!! You will also be able to buy it for $10
at the various local shows going on in the last half of August @ Transit!!
The CD is a mix of their old tape-Earth Sux and their short lived CD-A Man
in a Boat...Possibly Fishing!?....so you really could say this is a "best
of" everything they have done so far!? The disc also contains two bonus trax
and a remixed version of Pogo Ball
August 28th @ Transit Union Hall supporting the Hereafter
CD Fundraising Show w/ Cedrumatic and possibly The Probes! $5 with money going
towards the Hereafter CD....which you receive for coming out and supporting
the band when it is released in November!!
Newsletter #??(Sometime in September!?)
After conquering the local radio scene, we decided to
send out Drowned in the Harbour CDs and Sara Somebody EPs out to Campus radio
across the country. We figured whatever airplay we got would be awesome and
just attempting something like this was an achievement. Well we kinda cracked
a couple of Top 30 charts in two different areas of the country: Drowned in
the Harbour #12 @ CKMS Waterloo, ON Sara Somebody #33 @ CKUW Winnipeg, MB
(they have a top 35 there!?) Congrats to all the bands involved and let's
hope some other stations pick up on some great Hamilton music!!
The Evil Engine are just about ready to unleash their
debut album, "The Evil Trax" to national campus radio and press. They are
currently still charting @ C101.5 Mohawk College Radio with their promo CD
"A Man in a Boat...Possibly Fishing"...i believe that it's about #26 there!?
hereafter and Hot Tub Records have pushed back the release
of their debut album until the New Year!? There are few reasons for this...
mainly time and cash! Originally the album was slated for a November release...and
as you know that month is rapidly approaching. So we all felt that pushing
it back would save some headaches and give us more time to finish off everything.
"October is really RAWK-tober" @ Mermaid's Lounge Check
out Hot Tub Nights...every Wednesday in October @ Mermaid's Lounge in Hess
Also October 1999
We here @ Hot Tub Records are thankful that there are
some nice campus stations in Ottawa and Waterloo that are playing our shit!
@CKCU Ottawa, ON Drowned in the Harbour is #24! @ CKMS Waterloo, ON Drowned
in the Harbour is #29 Sara Somebody EP is #27!
The Evil has re-turned and continues to turn!? The band
has gone thru a few changes since the last update. Due to...what some will
call...creative differences...The Rod and Porkchop have moved on to do other
things?! Their places in the band have been filled by Alex Gumbert(Gorp, Golden
Lake Diner)on drums and Josh Holt(Big Brother, The Tighties & Janitors of
Don't forget about...the show we are doing at La Luna
on Friday Oct.22 We originally had Mean Red Spider's playing...but they backed
out and their labelmates Neck(also from Toronto) will take their place and
play their first Hamilton show! also on the bill...moonkarma return from space
to show us all how to rock while being weightless and cedrumatic bring their
pots and pans band to the stage!? it's $5 @ the door and will be well worth
it sucka! (ed's note: This is kinda when cedrumatic joined in all the "fun"
that is Hot Tub!?)
First of all a BIG congratulations goes out to Sara Somebody...who
are Sydney, Nova Scotia's #1 band!! Sara Somebody's untitled EP has been a
huge fave over @ Sydney's campus radio station, CAPR. Also, the band made
their BIG debut on Edge102's Indie hour w/ Dave Bookman a couple of weeks
ago. I believe d'Arachides was played on the Thursday nite show....way to
The Evil Engine are also in the radio spotlight...the
band debuted @ #7 at Waterloo's CKMS!! The Evil Trax also made C101.5's Top
30 this week as well! The Evil Engine's hit song "Nerd" also made it onto
the Indie Hour a few weeks back....(Thursday Nites @ 11 PM on CFNY102.1) Congrats
go out to both bands for their radio success!
Our next show is gonna be our BIG X-MAS show on Friday
Dec. 11th! it's at Transit Union Hall and it's an all ages/licensed show!
more details to come....this is gonna be a fun one!