NEWS

Number 1 in the charts on FIRST WEEK !!!

Excellent news, the new LP - "Wasagas Crash Monster Beach" enters the Surf Rock Radio charts at #1 .... and the lead off single "Offshore" is #1 on the singles charts. 

TOMORROW IS TOO LATE: Hardcore Punk in '80s Toronto

The Wasagas feature prominently in the beginning ..... Documenting the multi-faceted hardcore punk scene of Canada's largest city. The book is packed with unseen photographs, original flyers, detailed information and raw memories from those who were there. 

Wasaga Wedding at Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly festival

Bandmates Sharny and Wavy Davy "tied the knot" at the last Surf Cruise in Brockville Ontario. Performing the honors was none other than Mark Malibu. Maid of honor, Blue Suede Sue and the Best Monkey was Bongo 'a Go-Go !

Mark Malibu appears on "THIS IS BOSS" LP from the Hang-Ten Hangmen

I was very honored to be asked to contribute to a song on the Hang-Ten Hangmen's new LP.  I play a tasty guitar solo on a cool number called "BEER CAN".

BUY this album now. You will thank me later. It is excellent.

Wasagas back in the studio - June 16th 2018

The band rolled in to Imprint Music studios this summer to lay down another selection of original songs. Full lenth LP out this fall.

Wasgas Picture Disc - SOLD OUT !!!

Wasaga Run / Dawn Patrol
We pressed an extremely limited number of discs so hurry before they are gone!

7", 45 RPM, Picture Disc, Mono 

http://www.punkbooks.com/mandm.html

Misfits & Miscreants: An Oral History of Canadian Punk Rock (2018)

I was a teenage doorman at Toronto's first all ages Punk Club. It was also the place the Wasagas played so many of their shows during the early 80s. Nothing but trouble. Buy the book...

http://www.punkbooks.com/mandm.html

Surfy X-mas

Wishing all our friends an excellent Holiday Season and looking forward to a productive New Year.

Alone and Gone: The Story of Toronto's Post Punk Underground - BOOK

‘Alone And Gone’ is a book based around the photographs of Simon and Nick White. This period (1978 – 1983) is widely credited as being the ‘Post Punk’ years. Bands such as The Rheostatics, The Vital Sines, Breeding Ground, Kinetic Ideals, The Sturm Group, The Dave Howard Singers, Youth Youth Youth, Rent Boys and your lovable WASAGAS all released their home produced basement recordings on cassette tape, which was the cheaper alternative to vinyl.

It seems that Nick Smash's book about Toronto's Post Punk days is now SOLD OUT.

http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=471

Nov 27, 2017 Wasagas LP #1 on Surf Rock Radio

After entering the charts at #2, the LP Return of the Wasagas has reached #1 in its second week in rotation. As well the single Surfin a Go Go hit #2 in the singles chart and the band hit #2 band popularity chart.      Crazy man, Crazy !


Check out the LP HERE

SURFPHONY OF DERSTRUCTION 2000

WOW  Episode 60 of the SURFPHONY OF DERSTRUCTION 2000 is a full 2 hour interview about the Wasagas wild past and present.  Have a listen to the strangest band history in Surf Music ever !!!

LISTEN HERE

REVIEW by Storm Surge of Reverb

Another positive review from this respected Surf Music Blog...

...this is a damn fine instro record. Their sound is modern trad -- not sounding terribly close to a 60's California record but with a melodic focus and not too many gimmicks.

READ THE REVIEW HERE

First LP review from Slam Reviews

Our first review from Shakin' Katz - Slam reviews

From the opening intro to the final track this is one refreshing and fun ride that maintains a stout groove.Highlights include: "Surfin' A Go-Go" , " Boogie Board ", " Spaghetti Summer" and "Ain't Gunna Crash"


READ THE REVIEW HERE

Wasagas are on BandCamp

Since the release is delayed getting onto I-tunes and Amazon please check our availability on Bandcamp.

AUG 1, 2017 - NESMA interview

Another cool interview about the Wasagas for NESMA , the North East Surf Music Alliance.


READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

JUL 14 2017 - Search for Reverb in Canada

A nice Wasagas interview about Canadian Surf Bands with Franky Sands from Surf Rock Radio about our history and gear.


READ THE INTERVIEW HERE