Meltdown in Mono!

TORN DOWN UNITS celebrate 20 years of Rock, aided and abetted in their glorious birthday fête by the crushing riffs of OLDE (Salt of the Earth Records)…. SHANKS (Here To Everywhere) start in first with all the swinging and pounding needed to loosen things up in their international headquarters, the Rogue Tractor Shop out on the farm in Mono.

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY for this show available at the EventBrite link below ($11 all fees included). If you wish to use PayPal or an eTransfer, contact to get instructions.

Get yours soon, there is limited capacity in this room and once the tickets are gone so will be your chance to plumb the current depths of the Orangeville & environs heavier rocknroll scene.

(There will also be a limited number of physical tickets available after March 26, more details coming soon.)


Do like rock n’ roll? Do you like beer? Are you looking for a way to beat the January blahs?

HERE TO EVERYWHERE ENTERTAINMENT INC. is excited to announce a special contest for fans to win to WIN TWO FREE PASSES ($50 value) to come take in the SHANKS “Live in Concert” at BREWZAPALOOZA taking place in Orangeville, Ontario on Saturday, January 20th. The passes also include full access to the awesome beer festival which includes the products of 20 fantastic breweries! See for further details.

Do not miss your chance to bring along a friend to hear the SHANKS along with Canadian punk rock legends TEENAGE HEAD as well as THE NASTIES, FIVE KNUCKLE CHUCKLE and SCHOOL DAMAGE!!!

To enter the draw is fairly easy, just go to the SHANKS Facebook page, just “like” the contest post and leave us a short comment about why beer is good. 

Not on Facebook? No problem, please send an email to “”. Your name will be entered into the draw. The winner of the two passes will be announced on Wed. January 17th. You must be 19+ to enter.

(Management and employees of HERE TO EVERYWHERE are prohibited from entering the draw (although it is probably acceptable under the rules of the contest for members of the SHANKS to write short polemical diatribes on the general topic of the civilizing aspects of brewing, malting and beer drinking).


New Shows for Southern Ontario

Canadian fans will have two chances to catch the roaming SHANKS live:

SHANKFEST – Thurs. December 21st, Blackwolf Smokehouse, Orangeville, ON

BREWZAPALOOZA – Beer Festival – Sat. January 20th, opening for TEENAGE HEAD

The Shanks at the Bovine!

Fresh down from Spanish healing, SHANKS tunes it up at the Bovine. With special guests WHITES SPACES & CAT PACHEENO.

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room” (Winston Churchill)

Saturday, November 4th

Bovine Sex Club
special guests:
White Spaces
Cat Pacheeno

The Shanks’ Pistolwhip to join Duotang at the Horseshoe June 16th!

Extra Extra!

Hot on the heels (well, sort of!) of fabled good times together at SXSW ’17, The Shanks’ very own 4-string rock machine St. Pistolwhip von Shankenstein has been invited for a cameo during DUOTANG’s set at The Smugglers’ reunion gig at The Horseshoe in Toronto, June 16th.

This is obviously a rock n roll moment not to be missed, in and of itself, and we are very happy to be a part of it. It’s true: Mods and Rockers. We love Duotang!

The Shanks’ “Prisons of Ecstasy” album set for October 14th release!

poecoverwebThe Shanks’ fifth studio album, “Prisons of Ecstasy”, produced by Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric) is set for a worldwide release date of October 14th.

While the US and Canada have already become familiar with the North.American version of the album, that was released Sep. 23rd, the October 14th release heralds the “Prisons of Ecstasy” DELUXE EDITION, and the CD comes with a bonus (hidden) track. The physical and digital (iTunes only) booklet also features full lyrics and the zeitgeist tales authored by Pistolwhip von Shankenstein, founder of the Shanks.

Meanwhile, Colonel Crankshaft has also overseen design production for the Deluxe Edition, which was undertaken in Madrid by ZORDON Spain – another country The Shanks hope to conquer in 2017.

Also be sure to check out The Shanks’ brand new video for Incarceration Man:

The Shanks live in March!

shanksMARMono’s very own noise distillers The Shanks play two home town gigs this month of March!

MARCH 18th: TORONTO – Cherry Cola’s

MARCH 20th: MONO Mastinée @ The Tractor Shop

Following these gigs, The Shanks’ new label Here to Everywhere Entertainment Inc. shall announce the release of The Shanks’ first new single in 2016 – and its accompanying video!

See you at the shows!

Lee’s Palace show cancelled – Tour Starts in NYC on Friday!

Greetings everyone,

We regret to inform that The Shanks’ gig with The Membranes at Lee’s Palace has been cancelled. John Robb from The Membranes explains,

“We regret to announce that despite spending £5000 and weeks of planning and work we still have not received our visas for touring the USA. We have not been turned down for visas: We have been approved for visas but the American embassy in London can’t hand them over to us until Thursday so we just cannot get to the show in Toronto.
We are still hoping to play Brooklyn on Friday.
It’s been an agonising and expensive process.
We are really unhappy about this situation. It is something that British bands have to put up with all the time now – a really expensive and shambolic process that makes it really difficult to tour the USA which makes playing Canada difficult as well. Sorry and we hope to still play as much of our tour as possible and return next spring to play Toronto. It is time to change this ridiculous system and the campaign has now started.”


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The Shanks hit the road on tour with The Membranes!

us tour poster flatNew SHANKS US tour announcement, we are hitting the interstate for 10 dates as direct support act for the seminal Manchester UK art-punks THE MEMBRANES right after we open up for them at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Wed. October 14th. Pumped!

Oct. 15 Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 16 Brooklyn NY – The Grand Victory
Oct. 18 Boston MA – Middle East
Oct. 20 Cleveland OH – Now That’s Class
Oct. 21 Nashville TN – Stone Fox
Oct. 22 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Oct. 23 New Orleans LA – Circle Bar
Oct. 24 Austin TX – Sidewinder
Oct. 25 Fort Worth TX – Lola’s
Nov.12 Chicago IL – The Burlington

Find out more about The Membranes on their website