Late show: Blacked Out, Black Amps, Shockload, Slush
*** BLACKED OUT:
Originally hailing from Banff, Alberta, Blacked Out is a three-piece punk/thrash band who now calls Vancouver, British Columbia home. With fast, punchy songs, constant touring, and a genuine love for havin' a good time, Blacked Out has built a strong and loyal fan base around Western Canada. Originally created by Dicker and Morgan in a dirty basement apartment, the band attracted cops, angry neighbours, and Binky the deer. Finding a bass player in Banff wasn't easy for them, but eventually some guy named Wade came over to jam and drink a few beers. The cops were there faster than ever, Wade had the worst car on the planet, and Blacked Out was born. 2009 saw the boys release their debut, full-lenth album entitled "Life Beyond the Line", and all their moms kinda liked it. See ya at the show!
*** BLACK AMPS:
Black Amps are a 4 piece band hailing from Vancouver. They've been at it for 3 years, delivering a potent elixir of party rock & roll. In 2011 they released the 9 song album "Ohms For The Poor," recorded at The Hive. Check er out:
They may not have known the name right off the bat but when Guy McDonald (power trip, dreads of flesh, eat my axe wound) moved to Vancouver (June 2010) to join longtime friend and musical companion Ryan Pernsky (power trip, kingz of sleez, fiasco) in an effort to build the most exciting project to date, everything fell together in winning fashion! First on the list of things to do would be to enlist a skilled drummer. Enter Jamieson Cleary (vancouver killing spree, the split-up's) as the man with the right attitude, skills and connections to fill the spot solid as a rock! Now known as SHOCKLOAD and coming up on the 1st year aniversary (feb) this crew is looking forward to slaying crowds and stages alike with their own brand of exciting rock and roll!!
Melodic punk rock in the vein of Rise Against meets Pulley. Slush was formed in 1992 in Northern Ontario and re-located to Whistler in 1998. 20 years later Slush is still around playing their blend of technical melodic skate punk and about to release their 10th studio album to date. They've shared the stage with many of today's best punk bands (Gob, Snfu, Strung out, Protest the hero, this is a standoff, the flatliners, the real mckenzies).