Daniel has been an influencial factor for Montreal Hardcore. In fact, everything I know about hardcore is because of Dan and Fred. I know them both for years. From booking shows, playing in bands, bringing in legendary hardcore bands, they’ve done it all for this city and its scene. I owe it all to Size’Em Up!
“First show i booked in Montreal was in 1998 I think. I had recently met some Montreal people at a show in Syracuse. I started communicating more with Montreal kids and came out here a few times for shows. Through all of this i became friends with this guy name Fred who was doing shows here and him and i decided to do a show together at Cafe Linco (rip) I moved to Montreal shortly after but didn’t start putting on shows until i moved back the second time in 2003. I decided to bring out this band called Mental for my birthday and what i thought was a one time thing became a full time effort. Here we are in 2010 and shows are still alive and well in Montreal. Lots of different little scenes but all of them are striving with a lot of individuals putting in time and effort to make things happen.”
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