Todd Kowalski

Todd "The Rod" Kowalski (born May 27, 1973) is a Canadian bassist and singer, currently a member of hardcore punk band Propagandhi.[1] Along with his band, he lives a vegan lifestyle and supports animal rights.[2]

Todd Kowalski
Todd Kowalski performing in Saskatoon with Propagandhi, March 2007.
Todd Kowalski performing in Saskatoon with Propagandhi, March 2007.
Background information
Born (1973-05-27) May 27, 1973 (age 49)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
OriginRegina, Saskatchewan
GenresHardcore punk, thrash metal
InstrumentsBass guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
Years activeEarly 1990s–present


In the early 1990s, Kowalski was the frontman of I Spy, a hardcore punk band from Regina, originally called Klump. He and the band moved to Winnipeg in 1994. They recorded a split CD/10" with Propagandhi. I Spy played together until the summer of 1996, when they decided to call it quits.

In 1996 Kowalski joined a band called Swallowing Shit who released a 7" record and an Anthology Cd.

Kowalski joined Propagandhi in 1997 and also played bass for J Church on their 1997 Japanese tour.

In 1998, G7 Welcoming Committee Records released an I Spy anthology album called Perversity is Spreading... It's About Time. Today, he is the bassist for the band Propagandhi and has so far recorded five albums with them, Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (2001), Potemkin City Limits (2005), Supporting Caste (2009), Failed States (2012), and Victory Lap (2017).

He contributed guest vocals to the Western Addiction song "Taedium", from their 2017 album, Tremulous and bass on protest the hero's song "the canary" on their album palimpsest.[3]

Todd Kowalski is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Mundaruca in Winnipeg.



  1. ^ Sir, Ben (22 October 2009). "Oilsands, Harper's vocals latest on Propagandhi's hitlist". The Gateway. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ Ryan (March 24, 2016). "#TBT - An Interview With Todd Kowalski (Of Propagandhi)". T.O.F.U. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Anthony, David (2 January 2017). "Western Addiction fights off weariness on its new song, "Taedium"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 24 June 2020.