What’s Poppin’ Fuelled By Pistonhead!

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Summer is ending but Toronto’s best weekly party is still kickin’ in full swing! In fact, we’re just getting warmed up, and have just joined forces with some cool friends! Your favourite hump day party is getting a bit of a face lift and relaunching this September JUST in time to cure all your back to school blues!

Yessir, Pistonhead Kustom Lager proudly presents the brand spankin’ new What’s Poppin’! All the old school hip-hop you can handle to get you grindin’ on the dance floor paired up with cheap beer makes one memorable Wednesday night that’ll have you saying “What mid-terms?” by October!

It all kicks off upstairs on September 3 at 10 PM with music by resident DJ Mensa on the one’s and two’s plus guest DJs every week!

Oh what’s that? “What about my assignments and readings?” you say? Don’t worry, we’ll do all your homework for you*. Dee’s has always got you covered.

*No we won’t.

Thanks for being the best damn fans ever

Many times a month, bands have the pleasure of playing on our stage and in front of some of the craziest crowds this city has to offer. While Dee’s concert goers consistently rock out with mosh pits, outrageous dance moves, and a few too many soda pops, goers always seem to look out for one another.

Whether it’s respecting one another’s space on the d-floor, picking up a fallen comrade in the middle of the pit, or keeping your compadres hydrated with a nice glass of Dee’s finest H2O, you always have the backs of those around you. You may think these acts go unnoticed, but we notice here at Dee’s and thank you. We have the best people on the face of the earth walk in and out of our doors every day and we encourage you all to keep being awesome.

With that being said, we have some stellar shows coming up and we hope to see all of your asses there. This month we’ll have our minds blown by bands like The Outerspacerz, Nekrogoblikon, Philly Moves, Bootleg Glory, and more! Check out our event page for all show listings!

Load Up On Our Riot Fries & Riot Fest Ticket Giveaway!

Here at Sneaky Dee’s, we have a reputation for mouth-watering nachos and delicious wings. We gotta say though our top french fry dish can’t be beat: RIOT FRIES. Topped with guacamole, sour cream, veggie chili and melted cheese for the unbeatable price of $9.95, this might be one of the best deals in this city.

They taste great all year around (obviously), but with Riot Fest right around the corner, we figured we’d remind you with a sweet giveaway. We’re nice or something? ANYWAYS, if you want a pair of Riot Fest tickets from us, share this tweet or this Facebook post to enter!

Whether you’re looking for afternoon or late night munchies, or heading home from seeing a sweet band, swing by Dee’s and fill your stomach with the best damn plate of fries you’ll ever eat.

Behind The Wing: Quitters Never Wing Outtakes

In the not-so-distant past, Branko Scekic of Dinosaur Bones graciously donated his body to the art of chicken wing consumption. His antics were captured on still frame glory, all in the name of our marketing antics. When he’s not swallowing wings whole, you can sometimes find Branko upstairs at What’s Poppin’ under the moniker Serb Superb.


Branko was definitely not shy about getting down and dirty with his mountainous plate of meat the only way he knows how – with a fuck you to table manners.


Love makers, take note. You can’t go wrong with a gentle caress from the tip of your tongue. Although, it’s probably not the most time-efficient way to down a wing.




Suddenly, Branko’s mood took a turn for the ugly. As the wings threatened to take his manhood (he was getting full), Serb Superb went into full battle mode. Saucy war paint, wing knuckles, and all. Needless to say, he never quit – because Quitters Never Wing.


Somewhere in that glutinous mess of sauce and saliva is a man who loves his chicken wings. And you can get some too! Every Monday after 4 PM. All wing specials come with a 60 oz pitcher of Buzz or Cool Lager. How’s that for a deal? Have a look for yourself, champ.



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Show Your App Mondays Means Half-Off Fucked Up Breakfasts

Do you have the Sneaky Dee’s app yet? Well why the hell not!? You’re missing out on Show Your App Mondays!

Come in on any Monday and show your server your Dee’s app to enjoy one of the best damn deals you’ll get on a Monday…or any given day for that matter. Just one flash and you can enjoy the Queen of Heart Attacks or Fucked Up Breakfast for half-off. Even if you suck at math, you know that’s a deal. Grab the app at https://volu.me/sneakydees.

If you haven’t had one of our Fucked Up Breakfasts yet, you should come out from under your rock and try one. The Queen of Heart Attacks is a foolishly large pile of bacon, ham, sausages, pulled pork, eggs benedict, and a whole bunch of greasy delightfulness. The Fucked Up Breakfast (tex-mex style) gives taste buds everything they would want and more; enchiladas, eggs, peppers, cheese, salsa mole, and a flour tortilla bowl filled with beans, cheese, and a whole bunch of tex-mex toppings.

What are you waiting for? It’s almost Tuesday, get your apps in here!

Quitters Never Wing is here! Fuck yeah Monday wing nights!

Mondays suck. But we are here to make it better. Introducing QUITTERS NEVER WING – a Monday filled with delicious wings and beer. Try not to drown the tables with drool as you gorge  on your choice of five different sauces.

15 Wings w/ a 60 oz Pitcher – $23.90

30 Wings w/ a 60 oz Pitcher – $31.15

What better way to start your week than up to your elbows in wing sauce? Don’t worry, we have Wetnaps. So don’t give up on Mondays, because QUITTERS NEVER WING. Not convinced? Well naysayers, Dee’s is up for Best Chicken Wings in NOW Toronto! See for yourself why we deserve your vote. Bet you can’t make as big a mess as our bud Branko.

Perfect Pussy Eat Out at Dee’s With Blare Magazine

We were stoked to host Perfect Pussy’s interview with Blare Magazine. Since the band was coming in to NXNE from out of town, we decided to give them the royal treatment – Kings Crown style.

Their reaction to our nacho glory was exactly what you’d expect from Kings Crown virgins: “Holy shit!” We paired their plates with some cool cans of Pistonhead Lager to ensure the perfect experience. Learn more about these up-and-coming New Yorkers below, and why not come in an create a photo story of your own? Everyone’s doing it.

Interview courtesy of Blare Magazine. Photos by Julia Marcello.

As far as anyone’s concerned, PERFECT PUSSY’s rise to prominence is a feel good story. We first discovered the Syracuse band via a Twitter user that’s known for her recommendations. We then fell for their EP, watched the hype explode, and saw them transition from releasing a must-own debut in March to making waves in every city across North America. It’s just everything that surrounds Perfect Pussy isn’t picture perfect. Outside of being blacklisted and threatened for “running their mouths”, the fivesome continue to face scrutiny because like any other emerging artist, their live sets can teeter downwards and be easily misinterpreted as a “meltdown” or a “nervous breakdown”.

The group’s headliner at Toronto’s North By Northeast fell victim to both labels and to clear the air, we connected with the band over lunch so they could share their side of the story (see the audio clip below) and shed a bit of light on the criticisms they’ve faced while attempting to bond over a positive project. As vocalist Meredith Graves put it, “Everyone thinks we’re some unhinged group of motherfuckers. Like, no… we’re just having a good time.”

Your music concentrates on learning lessons and catharsis instead of anger or revenge. Has this positive mentality always been a part of your life or did it develop over time? 

MEREDITH GRAVES: With this band particularly I know it started as the sort of situation where I would feel better operating a paradigm of positivity and stuff like that, and then it very, very quickly turned into getting pissed off and talking shit and being a bad person. It took me a few months to sort of move away from that but only in the last two months have I actually made a consorted effort to not be a fucked up mess anymore. So I can honestly say that what I’m doing now is operating in a more positive sense. I was saying that before but I knew I wasn’t telling the truth.

I think we all kind of got to that point too – like where the group of us finally settled into what we think this band is doing and what we’re trying to accomplish. Now, I think it’s a become a good amount of personal catharsis for all of us. It’s not just me, it’s everybody in the band. It makes me happy.

There’s a comment on one of your music videos that says, “The guys in the band are a little too cute and smiley for me. Kind of a joke if you are going to sound this hard”. Does the whole punk and hardcore community need to get over itself? Or is music just having an identity crisis? 

MEREDITH: I don’t think it’s either. I just think being mean about someone’s appearance is the easiest way to be mean to them. It sucks. It really is quite true though as the guys in the band are too cute and I hate them for it. Like I’m going to start punching them all the time just to make them less cute (laughs). But honestly, if somebody wants to say that, then whatever, that’s fine. We get some really violent threats sometimes so hearing someone say “the boys in the band are too cute” is like something I would say. We’re too cute to be punk? Are you serious?

GARRETT KOLOSKI: The hardest thing is to be soft, you know. So that’s uncommon.

MEREDITH: Being vulnerable and actually saying what you feel – most people can’t do that. That’s tough as fuck.

Before the band you were a seamstress at the largest prom dress resource in central New York where it’s noted that you talked to the girls about body image and intersectional feminism. What are the differences in how your message is received between a dress shop and a stage? 

MEREDITH: In my day job, back when I was seamstressing and working at the dress shop full-time, I had the experience of talking directly to teenage girls – most of whom were the types of teenage girls that wanted to go to prom. So I wasn’t really talking to people that would have necessarily cared about what I did outside of that and I had to hone my talks. I was constantly surrounded by women and I would work with women that were 14 and women that were 24 and women that were 74. I would be fitting grandmothers of the bride and girls that were in the eighth grade and going to homecoming, and every women – regardless of age – had the same body image issues.

When I go on stage in this band, I’m kind of talking to everybody and I’ve had to shape things to be more of a direct conversation and to include men in as well. So yeah, it’s different. When I’m hanging out with teenage girls in their underwear, they’re constantly looking at their friends in the next fitting room and there’s this whole comparison thing. While in hardcore, everyone’s concentrating on you – they’re very secure and very different so your message does change. The way people respond to me changes as well because myself and another girl in a fitting room is very different than me and a microphone and 500 people that are just watching. It’s just different… that’s a great question though. That’s really interesting to think about and I’ve never had to think about it that way before.

You have mentioned your dislike for the modern textile industry in the past, saying ”it’s really screwed up”. Is there anything in particular that really bothers you?  

MEREDITH: International labor issues, international issues of ecology, the complete non-sustainability of fast fashion, the way the seasons change so quickly, the amount of clothes that don’t sell that end up getting thrown away. It’s become super problematic. I think everyone should be able to dress however they want. I don’t care if you walk into Forever 21 and buy your entire wardrobe there – just do your thing and call it a fucking day. Especially if you’re a female or a socialized female. Just wear whatever makes you feel best in the body you’ve been given and in a world that’s constantly telling you your body is the pinnacle of desire and totally wrong at the same time.

You should be able to do whatever the fuck you want. For me personally, I’ve always enjoyed wearing secondhand clothes and vintage because it forces you to be a lot more creative. I see a lot of people that are dressed the same way and it only becomes a problem when those people come after people like us. Like people that look different.

We’ve been in situations in different cities and some people will make fun of us. Our drummer and his friends were walking down the street the other day and some construction guys flipped their car around to drive up behind them and yell, “Hey, we just wanted to let you know we thought y’all were girls”. And like people have made fun of the way Shaun dresses as a guy on the Internet said it’s not cool for our keyboardist to wear an ironic Drake t-shirt.

SHAUN SUTKUS: It wasn’t ironic.

MEREDITH: It wasn’t ironic at all. We love Drake.

GARRETT: That was like the best find we ever got at a thrift store.

MEREDITH: Yeah, and we all go shopping together on tour all the time because we all like to go to thrift stores.

What does the t-shirt look like? 

MEREDITH: It’s just a Drake shirt!

SHAUN: It says Drake Take Care.

GARRETT: But it was a tall tee so they thought it was ironic but tall tees are cool.

I’m not sure if you read the article CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry wrote about online misogyny but she noted how objectification isn’t something anyone should “just deal with”. Are you glad more female artists are speaking out now that people are starting to see objectification as a reality? 

MEREDITH: We should’ve never had to fight for objectification to become a reality. Of course, no shit it’s a reality. There’s no benefit for dudes having some random a-ha moment. Oh, congratulations – you finally realized it’s real? You don’t get a parade and you don’t get a fucking cookie. This is my actual life. If you’re such a crusader for good now then do something. I used to get really scared when talking to people at shows but I also used to drink a lot before shows because I used to get so nervous., and now I make a point to be sober and be in control.

A couple weeks ago in Dallas, we showed up to our show and there was a violent pornographic flyer, and I lost my shit because I was super mad. I tried to figure out who did it and I couldn’t get an answer out of anyone because everyone had the back of the fucking dude that drew it. Like a dude from the Dallas Observer went as far as to write an article saying that my credibility and authenticity as a hardcore singer is lessened because I wear dresses and little shorts, and I don’t look very “punk”. At the same time, I don’t have time for this and I don’t have enough fingers to deal with you and all your little buddies. It’s a grim reality. If I still read the press about this band, I’d continue to see comments that say, “I want the singer of Perfect Pussy to be raped and killed”. It’s become a bracketed joke.

There’s going to be one time where I leave a venue carrying something that requires both hands and I’m going to load something into the van by myself and I’m going to get pepper sprayed and dragged into an alley, and my throat’s going to get cut. I know it. I can see it happening. Some guy is going to come to one of our shows with a fucking gun because that’s the end of rape culture. The end of rape culture isn’t rape, it’s death. But good for her for saying that shit and good for all of us for participating in this moment that’s been going on for the last little while where women in music feel okay about speaking up. That’s why I hate these boring ass bands that want to sing about the beach, drugs, and boobs. If you have 15 minutes and they hand you a mic, you better fucking use it.

Having played festivals in North America and been no stranger to the backlash that sometimes follows, have these experiences affected you creatively at all? 

MEREDITH: I’m having more fun now than I was at the beginning of the band.

SHAUN: Well, we haven’t wrote any music or played any new music together since we started this whole thing and released our record so I’m not sure how it’s affected that creative side of this band. But maybe individually. Like I’m pretty sure we all have different feelings about that. I just haven’t even been able to work on anything else aside from playing these shows and doing all the work behind them.

MEREDITH: This band has taken up a ton of our time and it’s definitely changed us creatively in terms of our trajectory in this band. It’s also made us all more creative and I think when we finally do catch a break, we’re all just going to blow up with all of these insane ideas. Plus, we all have other projects in the works and that’s another thing that’s cool about this band because it’s not all we do. It has affected me creatively because when you’re surrounded by people that are better than you, it brings you up, and because I’m in a band with these guys who are all fucking amazing, it’s made me want to step my game up and be a better musician. So hopefully all the stuff we do next will be even better. That’s how I see it anyway. You can’t get worse. You don’t get worse barring tragedy.