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An evening with John Joseph of Cro-Mags

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Commonwealth Bar & Stage

731 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2R 0B3

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Doors: 7:00pm

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John Joseph, former hell raiser, is the son of an alcoholic prizefighter and an abused mother. John was removed from his family at the age of five, spent years in one of New York State’s worst foster homes – which was eventually shut down – and ended up at various violent boys homes and institutions. In 1977, when New York City was bankrupt, corrupt and the murder capital of the America, John escaped the abusive homes and took to the street. He was 14 years old, homeless, living through the Son of Sam killings, the infamous Blackout of 1977, and rampant out-of-control New York City violence.

He survived those tumultuous days and nights alone, sleeping in burnt-out buildings, acting as a heroin drug-mule, a street dealer, and a hustler. He was shot, stabbed, and beaten (and returned the favor on many occasions.) In late 1978 his life crashed down as he was incarcerated for 21 months in New York State’s worst juvenile facility, Spofford Correctional. But what’s most compelling about John’s story is how he overcame the obstacles and adversity: his loss of family, his serious addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol.

John wrote his memoir, “The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon”, published in 2007 and the recently released “Meat is For Pussies”, an in-your-face look at guys’ health which has become an underground success and has helped thousands of men change their bad eating habits and lifestyles. He’s replaced the Iron Bars of the prison system with the Ironman Triathlon as a way to constantly challenge himself physically, mentally and spiritually. John still tours as the lead singer with the world-famous Cro-Mags, the group which everyone from Metallica to Black Flag to Green Day credit as one of the most influential punk rock bands of all time.

As of late John has become an internet sensation through Vice/Munchies and his YouTube Cooking Channel “The Hard Truth” which have millions of hits. He also speaks in gang-affiliated high schools, prisons and lock-ups to incarcerated men and women as a way to help them move in a positive direction.

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