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Published on March 7th, 2017 | by Former Contributor


Canadian Bands from the 90s That Should Get on Board with This Current Reunion Trend

With everyone from the Tea Party to the Killjoys making noise again, I’m wondering what other Canadian bands from the 90s should get back together, at least for a tour.

1. Jale

A cool band from Halifax that was around during the early-to-mid-90s, Jale gave us two albums, both released on Sub Pop. They never made it as big as they should have, but perhaps there’s no time like the present to give it another shot…?

2. Glueleg

Toronto’s Glueleg made good music throughout almost all of the 90s (1990-1998), and I blame them personally for the lack of cool saxophone in my collection of alt rock from the 2000s.

3. Scratching Post

Scratching Post’s rock would fit airwaves and venues just as well today.

4. 13 Engines

I wonder if this Toronto band might have made it big if they’d kept at it a little longer. Twenty years after their breakup might be the right time to resume.

5. Doughboys

Other than a brief live reunion in 2011, we haven’t heard from Montreal’s Doughboys since 1997. Former members are still active in music, and I think a reunion tour would be quite well-received.

Here are some other suggestions that have come in.

  • Thrush Hermit
  • Superfriendz
  • King Apparatus
  • Moist
  • Bif Naked
  • The Odds
  • Watchmen
  • Econoline Crush
  • Treble Charger

Anyone else?


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20 Responses to Canadian Bands from the 90s That Should Get on Board with This Current Reunion Trend

  1. ANDREW says:

    Sandbox, Thrush Hermit, Local Rabbits, The Smalls, Joydrop, pursuit of happiness, Tristan psionic. I’m sure there are others.

  2. Jason says:

    Flashlight Brown

  3. Rimal says:

    Barstool Prophets

  4. Krystal says:

    Pursuit of happiness for sure! Econoline Crush, they reunite and tour here and there but a full scale tour would be awesome! Shocore and some Bottlerockets

  5. Shane Smith says:

    Pure, there Generation 6-Pack album was amazing.

  6. markosaar says:

    I’ve seen two TPOH reunion shows! Last one was December 2014. They still kick fucking ass.

    Sadly Todd Simko of Pure died tragically five years ago:

  7. Anonymous Coward says:


  8. Sterling Styles says:

    Nirvana, Krist and Dave could use an Ouija board to channel Kurt’s spirit. Once channelled his spirit can then possess a lookalike which would then lead to a new album and world tour. But Courtney would come up with a scheme to reap most of the profits leading to some awkward and possibly funny and dramatic situations. WAIT…….. Sorry I might have been pitching this to Netflix for a possible TV series. Nevermind!

  9. Call Me Snake says:

    The Gandharvas

  10. Todd says:


  11. Dav Riddell says:

    National Velvet, Lowest of the Low, and TPOH

  12. Zach says:


  13. Daryl Knee says:

    Matthew Good Band comes to mind.

  14. TyDy76 says:


  15. TyDy76 says:

    Mystery Machine

  16. TyDy76 says:

    Weeping Tile

  17. Ron says:

    Off the top of my head here’s what comes to mind…Look People, Rheostatics, Corky & the Juice Pigs, Ron Hawkins & the Rusty Nails, Bootsauce, My Dog Popper, NoMeansNo (original lineup), Lowest of the Low, Bourban Tabernacle Choir, Grim Skunk, Groovy Aardvark, Mystery Machine, Rocktapus

  18. Rob van Mil says:

    was coming down here just to add my two cents with hHead. Glad there are others agreeing!
    For those posting Lowest Of The Low, where have you been the last 5 or so years?? LOTL still play regularly. In fact, they have a new album coming down the pipe in the near future. Ron Hawkins is still rocking it solo but still keeps the fires burning with LOTL and his other band, The Do Good Assassins. A Rusty Nails reunion is long overdue, however….

  19. Ok says:

    Tricky Woo

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