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Canadian Punk/Alt Folk Pioneer

New Release (2018)
Fast Folk Underground 5

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LIVE DATES - FALL 2018

Sept 15 - Empress Ale House (early show)
Sept 15 - Edmonton, Rec Room (late show)
Sept 16 - Vancouver, WISE Lounge
Sept 18 - Calgary, Ironwood Stage
Oct 05 - Glasgow, NHC (early show)
Oct 05 - Glasgow, Vortex (late show)
Oct 06 - London, Urban Bar (anti folk fest)
Oct 08 - London, Half Moon, Putney
Oct 09 - Manchester, Kings Arms
Oct 10 - Inverness, Tooth & Claw (early show)
Oct 10 - Inverness, Market Bar (late show)
Oct 11 - Dundee, Conroy's Basement
Oct 12 - Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art
Oct 13 - Hull, Adelphi
Oct 27 - Montreal, L'Escalier
Nov 02 - Sudbury, The Townehouse
Nov 09 - Toronto, Southern Cross Room
Nov 10 - New York City, Little Skips Brooklyn



BIO BLURB


After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist in first wave Canadian surf punkabilly rockers, Stark Naked & The Fleshtones , Ripper launched a solo career that continues to this day featuring a synthesis of punk,folk,roots and rock. From barbed fast' n' furious acoustic punk folk, rock n roll, sonic atmospherics, lyrical dark ballads and beat driven spoken word,
Ripper wraps it all up in post modern stance and punk rock ethos.



PREVIOUS RELEASES


AlterCool (2016)



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Matador
altercool
Ballad of the Hangman
End of the Highway
Queen Street 1987
Vincent's Lament
One Fateful Night

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ABOUT "ALTERCOOL"

The title track coupled with two companion tunes " Matador " and " Ballad of The Hangman " represents a collaboration with Halifax based production team Charles Austin/Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Aqua Alta). At the heart of the work is a nine minute spoken word, beat driven, sonic dedication to the memory of Ripper's musical friend and collaborator Walter Kuhr, a New York based composer, bandleader and accordion guru who passed away in 2015 after battling cancer.

Also featured on the platter are four songs from 2015's Fast Folk Underground 4.0 EP recorded with producer John Critchley
(Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan). Notable bit: Billy Ficca (Televison)
appears on " Queen Street 1987 " playing drums and bongos.






" Matador " (from the album "Altercool" )





" Vincent's Lament " (from the album "Altercool")
live version video recorded in Berlin

"Ripper puts spikes back in folk music."
Vancouver Province



" Ballad of the Hangman" (from the album "Altercool")

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"Toronto's underexposed gem Eugene Ripper has been honing his unique brand of fast-folk with a punk rock ethos since the early '90s. Don't miss a chance to be transported to his noir universe."
Pop Montreal




FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND III
(QUIET LIGHT)


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Eugene Ripper - Punks & Pushers and Notes from the Fast Folk Underground

"Since his time in '80s punk faves Stark Naked and The Fleshtones, Eugene Ripper has transformed himself into a top-notch alt-folk singer/songwriter. His Fast Folk Underground series has had residencies in NYC, Halifax and Vancouver. His rollicking, garage-rock influenced sound is altered significantly on this thoughtful and poetically intense fifth album - lovely stuff."
New Canadian Music

"Few can turn a couple of chords into something majestic,
Ripper has the gift." Ottawa Citizen




"PUNKS & PUSHERS & NOTES
FROM THE FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND"


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Eugene Ripper - Punks & Pushers and Notes from the Fast Folk Underground

"One of Canada's most respected but underexposed songwriters."
Toronto Star

"Volleying between punk, folk and rock Ripper jumps all over each style, stealing from one and reshaping another until he comes up
with a unique sound and vibe all his own."
Now Magazine (Toronto)















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