In all my years contributing to the Reader, the artist I’ve written about the most is probably Toronto’s Ben Cook—partly because he’s been so incredibly prolific for the past two decades, but also because his widely varying output is so consistently solid and great. He cut his teeth in the hardcore world while fronting No […]
UPDATE Friday, November 1, 4 PM: Line-up has changed for both concerts and Vivian Girls and Young Guv will not be performing either show. Refunds available at point of purchase; visit the Empty Bottle’s site for more information. Toronto’s Ben Cook is well-known as the front man for early aughts tough-guy hardcore outfit No Warning […]
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The hardcore dude channels Big Star and the Mats on his new LP.
The former Marvelous Darling released his solo debut.
“A Little Messed Up” is 80s-inspired new wave from Yacht Club, which is fronted by Canadian hardcore vet Ben Cook.
A brand new power-pop gem from Young Governor, the solo project of Fucked Up’s Ben Cook