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Broke Til Payday
Years active January 2009 - Present
Location Thunder Bay / Westfort
Genres Punk/Rock/Country/Folk
Main songwriter Destructo
Associated bands The Rad Kids, Camden Blues Band, Jordana
Associated venues Black Pirates Pub
Known for Covering Hank III at the Cover Show, insulting The Apollo
Current status Active

Broke Til Payday


Former Members



  • We originally started as a band playing country and folk music. The band was started by Destructo in 2009 with Kevin Sidlar on percussion. After a lengthy period of inactivity, the band got more serious in early 2012 when Matt Baumann and James Erwin joined the band.
  • In the spring of 2012, James left town so we started playing with Chuck on bass. We were still playing folk and country music at this time and covered Hank III at the Jun 22 2012 cover show. Shortly after this gig, we decided to start playing punk rock because we were getting bored with country and folk music.
  • In July and August of 20123, we recorded a debut EP. We released this album as | Broke Til Payday - I Hate Country Music on August 30, 2012. It is freely available for download and streaming from bandcamp. Hard copies were sold for $5 at local shows.
  • In the fall of 2012, Chuck left town so we got Camden Blues to play bass. When James returned to town in the fall of 2012, we briefly played with Camden on lead guitar and James on bass. Due to Camden's medical issues, he left the band and we solidified the lineup of Destructo on guitar/vocals, James on bass/vocals and Matt on drums.
  • Started recording second album on January 22, 2013 (1st recording session)

Live Shows

  • Played at the Cover Show at BPP on Jun 22 2012 as Hank III
  • Played at the BPP on Aug 10, 2012 opening for the Shrugs
  • Played September 2, 2012 @ Black Pirates Pub (Skull Fist)
  • Played for September 8, 2012 @ Black Pirates Pub (The Nailheads)
  • NEW YEARS REVOLUTION at BPP - Jan 4, 2013 @ Black Pirates Pub
  • GREBER (ex-Tugnut) - June 1 at BPP

Upcoming Shows

  • Bunchofuckinggoofs Aug 11, 2013
  • Single Mothers Aug 29, 2013
  • Dayglo Abortions Sept 10, 2013


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