Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The final issue of At Both Ends is available for order now. It's actually two new issues (#9 and #10) compiled into one magazine/book. It also comes with a four band double 7" compilation. Among many other things, the magazine includes an interview regarding the making of the Devotion album. You can find more info at

Monday, September 14, 2009


Finally, both the LP and CD of Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues are in production at the pressing plant. The LP is being released by Rivalry Records while the CD is being released by myself. However, both versions are available for pre-order right here. Below is the music video for the title track of the album (the music video is also included on the CD version) as well as a video interview courtesy of Eightclip Media.

DEVOTION-Bastard Song of Affluence Blues from Amir Aghelnejad on Vimeo.

Devotion from John Jenkins-Stark on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009


There is a brief Devotion interview up on the Hardcore Rationale blog.  Soundgarden, among other things, was discussed.  It can be peeped here:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009


                            Photos by Justin Gaskin

We recently shot a music video for the song Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues.  It was filmed and edited by Amir Aghelnejad with some assistance from Justin Gaskin.  Look for that in the near future.    


 Photo by Dan Siney

Strictly for the gear heads (hi Bong Jesus), what follows is a complete list (to the best of my recollection) of all the guitar gear that was used on the album.  

Gibson Les Paul Custom
Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Les Paul Studio

Marshall JCM 800
Marshall JMP (modded)
Ampeg V4 
Peavey Ultra 120
Orange Tiny Terror
Gibson Explorer Combo

Marshall 4x12 (70's ?)
Marshall JCM 900 Lead-1960 4x12
Avatar 4x12

Radial Tone Bone
Dunlop Fuzz Face
Boss Equalizer
Boss Chorus Ensemble
Hand made clean boost (based on an MXR Micro Amp)
Maestro Stage Phaser
Electro Harmonix Memory Man Delay
DOD Stereo Chorus
Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah


All the recording and mixing for the first Devotion release has been finished.  It has yet to be mastered, but we are dangerously close to completing the record.  It's going to be released as a 10 song LP entitled Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues.  An 11th song was recorded in addition to the album tracks which may or may not see the light of day sometime in the future.  All recording and mixing took place at The Hive Creative Labs with Jesse Gander engineering and co-producing.  It had been about 5 years since I worked with Jesse and as usual it was a treat.  He's been a fixture in the Vancouver punk scene for longer than I can remember, playing in countless bands, in addition to being an engineer.  Smokestack Honeyman also lent his touch to the album by contributing a face melter to the title track.  Thanks Stack!