Bonnie Trash’s newest EP is based on the folk tales of Ezzelino III da Romano and the Ezzelini family. Ezzelino was a medieval tyrant in our ancestral town of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy. He was said to be a cannibal. We, humans, are obsessed with having to know everything about everyone and anything that has to do with everything. Eating every piece thrown at us. The lust to consume is at an all-time high. We are becoming cannibals by consuming each other’s thoughts and words — real or fake. We must consume ourselves in order to transform.
EZZELINI’S DEAD – June 9th, 2017 on FUCKPOP.
Our second run of tapes come in rubine red with the added translation of ‘Maria.’ Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
T-shirts come in a range of small-xl on a black cotton unisex shirt with an 8″ X 8″ image of the Ezzelini’s Dead cover. Included is a digital download code + art + translations of Maria’s stories. Email us at email@example.com to place a t-shirt order.
Ezzelini’s Dead can be purchased on a PWYC basis on bandcamp.
We are currently working on our full length record, A Call To Aradia (TBR – Summer 2020).
In May of 2019, Emmalia Bortolon-Vettor of Bonnie Trash presented a paper at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Canada in Montreal.
In brief, this paper served as an outline of our creative research behind this album. We used Slavomir Mrozek’s Out At Sea, an absurdist one-act play about three shipwrecked men named Fat, Medium, and Thin, who employ socio-political debate in deciding which man to eat. This play uses cannibalism and consumption as a means of establishing power. We are revisiting and reinterpreting this work as a means of juxtaposing the decisions and dispositions of the characters of this play as the framework of composition. For example, a constant use of an underlying sound of a sea is presented in different sonic contexts. In one specific song, Goodnight, My Dear, the sea is a collection of voices from identified #MeToo participants performing Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation. Oliveros’ use of collective attentions serve as a model of response mechanisms in social media.
Sarafina and Emmalia have expanded their musicianship in partnership with Pearle Harbour in her performance of Distant Early Warning, which has now entered its second year of residency at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre following a sold-out presentation at the 2019 Queer Pride Festival.
November 15th – Waterloo, ON – The Jungle
October 31st – Guelph, ON – The ebar – Kazoo’s Spoooktacular – Performing a Black Sabbath cover set
October 11th – Guelph, ON – The Making Box – Royal City Heroes
October 4th – Guelph, ON – The ebar – Holy Smokes Music Festival w/ Ellis & Sages
September 26th – Toronto, ON – Handlebar w/ Cherry Blaster, Klit Kult & Sea Beau
September 7th – Toronto, ON – Salto w/ Witchrot, L.A. Cop & Sloves
July 18th – Toronto, ON – Bands & Drag w/ Westelaken, Beardoncé & Pearle Harbour
July 12th – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival
May 25th – St. John’s, NL – The Ship – Lawnya Vawnya
May 10th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison – Canadian Music Week w/ TEKE::TEKE, Lee Paradise & Petra Glynt
May 2nd – Guelph, ON – ANAF w/ WHOOP-Szo, I Feel Sorry & Greydini
October 26th – Guelph, ON – ANAF Club – Kazoo! Spooktacular
October 20th – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub – Halifax Pop Explosion
September 29th – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien – Pop Montreal
September 27th – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground – Night Owl Festival
September 8th – Guelph, ON – ANAF – FPOP FEST
August 19th – Elora, ON – Riverfest Elora
June 30th – Guelph, ON – Take Time Vintage
May 30th – Kitchener, ON – Farmer’s Market – Night\Shift Farewell Party
May 25th – Guelph, ON – The eBar – Athena McQueen’s Bday Bash
May 18th – Toronto, Ontario – Owl’s Club
April 14th – Guelph, Ontario – Kazoo! Fest
November 25th – Toronto, ON – Bike Pirates – Wavelength Music Series w/ Pony & Luge
November 19th – Waterloo, ON – Jane Bond w/ The Famines
October 6th – Guelph, ON – The ebar – Kazoo! Show Series w/ Weaves
September 23rd – Brantford, ON – The Creamery – ZZZWKND w/ WHOOP-szo & nêhiyawak
August 6th – Meaford, ON – Electric Eclectics
June 9th – Guelph, ON – The ebar – Ezzelini’s Dead EP Release Show
June 8th – Toronto, ON – Double Double Land w/ Brigitte Bardon’t & Sea Beau
March 24th – Toronto, ON – Gladstone Hotel – Long Winter
February 28th – Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House w/ Calvin Love & The Crowleys
January 27th – Guelph, ON – The ebar – Girls Rock Camp fundraiser w/ Petra Glynt, Eiyn Sof
November 19th – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
September 29th – Guelph, ON – The ebar w/ Bernardino Femminielli
September 9th – Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar w/ Deathsticks
May 25th – Guelph, ON – The ebar – 10 Years of Kazoo! w/ Esther Grey & Shotgun Jimmie
May 14th – Guelph, ON – Jimmy Jazz w/ Wolfcow & Germaphobes
April 8th – Guelph, ON – The Cornerstone – Kazoo! Fest w/ Surfing on Acid
January 16th – Guelph, ON – Jimmy Jazz w/ Luge & Baby Labour