Pantychrist singer proves punk is not dead with murder charge

Despite the best efforts of Green Day, Blink-182, and Simple Plan, punk as it was originally envisioned isn’t dead after all. Not to make light of a tragedy, but Hamilton’s Danielle Delottinville is living proof of that.

Remember how, back in the good old days, punk rockers were expected to be role models for misunderstood sociopaths? You had Sid Vicious stabbing his girlfriend to death and then overdosing before he ever went to trial. GG Allin rolling around naked in his own shit on-stage, and then physically attacking his audience. Death Sentence’s Pete Cleaver stapling his own nuts to a park bench.

Amazingly, Delottinville, singer for Hamilton’s Pantychrist, has just outdone all those icons one better in the notoriety department. According to the Hamilton Spectator, the 28-year-old frontwoman has been arrested and charged for the December 19 murder of Jessie Kovacs.

Kovacs, a 55-year-old retired antique dealer, was found dead on December 22 at his Hamilton apartment with his hands taped behind his back. Police have also arrested two men in connection with the incident, which they have described as a robbery that went wrong.

Here’s Pantychrist doing the delicately titled number “The Cunt Song”.

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vicks
This piece is in bad taste
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Skorm
Usinger wouldn't know punk if it bludgeoned him to death.
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Pat Crowe
Garbage
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Jaime
This piece is in bad taste and I approve wholeheartedly! Keep up the good work!
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Anton
I'm not sure Green Day or Blink 182 ever labelled themselves as 'punk' as it was envisioned, or that anyone 'envisioned' punk at all. Music is music, not fitting into a mold or template doesn't necessarily make it any less valid. Isn't punk all about doing what's not cool anyway?
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R2
I hope they give her a chance to od before trial too.....White Trash
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jAEdn DeVille
"Bad Taste?" WTF is Punk then. Her lifestyle is not what is supposed to be on trial yet that is what is happening - guilty in ADD internet eyes before any of you know even the most basics like we do. She's being vilified for a stage persona and shitty old clips of the band while the victim is sacrosanct, you can't say ill of the dead, yet what of the truth? His money such as he told people about came not from the swapshop business but from a settlement against the Hamilton Police - this was how he had explained it and would help to explain the massive police presence and zeal to do right by the family they had already wronged.
The problem here is that the two who would have done the robbery are not glamourous, sexy or in bands... yet they can make up for all this by standing up and telling the truth that Danielle was not there and quit being pussies hiding behind a little girls skirt. And YES I do know a bit bout what I'm talking about. L8R until bomshells begin to rain. jAEdn DeVille
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Phil Mitchell
Wow. Who edits this crap? Are all your writers this ignorant?
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Harleygirl68ca
all you asses can say what u what about Danyell those who know her know the truth and the truth will come out I dont see the 2 "MEN" and i use that term loosley a no REAL man would let her take the rap for something she was not there to commit...i dont see hr on the video unless she is invisable ,,, there names are not being slandered all over the dam media Danyells is ONLY because she is a local Celeb.. my heart ges out to the Victims Family as well as Danyells friend family and Band Members PS if any one knew PantyChrist That video is YEARS old lol GET A GRIP FFS
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oooh cookies
you expect anything less from a gay liberal rag such as the straight? mike usinger prolly listens to rihanna while cruising davie street for boys.
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R U Kiddingme
@Jayden and Harley

I assume that you have communicated the true facts to the police?
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harleygirl68ca
@ R U Kiddingme .. Police are aware she wasnt ther .. its been all in the media ,,, did u see her on the camera like u did the 2 MEN ,, nope but whats it matter she has been found guilty even before her trial ,, according the the media
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monalisa
She has to go to trial as do the other two guys. SIMPLE. I understand that it must be hard for her friends and family to believe she could be involved in such a horrific thing but who knows? The cops will not release any information for obvious reasons.
Maybe her phone was tapped, maybe someone ratted her out, maybe she confessed or someone hacked her computer with information. Wait and see people. Age and sex don't matter...none of them are children anymore!!!
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jAEdn DeVille
@ R U Kiddingme. Yes of course. 2 hours plus taped interview with homicide. So yes they do have all sorts of info not to be released to public. Homicide also has my F'N house keys on the off chance it was me and that I locked Jessie in his apt and then slipped his keys onto my keyring (woops!)-- so if they are being that thorough I just have to hope they get all the other details sorted right.
@monalisa - Just wanted to say trials are not simple and can easily go the wrong way. Also this kinda high profile shit is destroying trial by jury chance unless it hits the point of being absolutely so retarded that even the most sensationalist media jerkoffs realize it.
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WTF Jr.
"punk as it was originally envisioned isn’t dead after all" . . . Dork! It was originally envisioned to be a social statement against the rich and conservative minded Brits. Too bad so many folks lost site of that over the years.
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A. MacInnis
I've got this theory about Mr. Usinger, that he rather enjoys the role of provocateur and regards bad-taste jab-in-the-eye pieces like this one as a colourful way of "taking one for the team" at Chez Straight (which means that the number of abusive comments such articles receive actually functions to validate his writing them - abusers should note this). Does he seriously think this girl murdering someone is punk rock? I doubt it. Does he really listen to Nickelback in his free time? I'd need proof. Does he, in his heart of hearts, actually *approve* of how Amy Winehouse died? Maybe, but I wouldn't take his Straight obit of her as evidence of that. I won't go so far as to weigh in as to what he does online with naked photos of Scarlett Johansson, but whatever reactions these pieces of his may provoke - everything I've seen about him suggests he DOES know his punk... & I'd caution y'all about reading his stuff at face value...
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Bob
As a family member to the deceased mentioned in this post I can only say fuck you, and fuck this "blog" what you wrote is fucking disgusting, I hope someone you know and love is murdered so I can write about how the murderer was keeping his genre alive with random acts of killing.
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