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The notorious Medicine Hat zombie musicians Rex Stiff and The Kinky Morticians have come back from the dead and are performing their 10th anniversary show on April 20th 2013 at Liquid Nightclub in Medicine Hat. 

This show is a benefit event for the Medicine Hat Hempology Chapter an anti-prohibition organization in support of Sensible BC. Tunes For Tokes 4/20 Benefit Concert will also feature special guests The Hicks, Illusion of Daylight and Morbidly Depraved. As well as  feature the DJ stylings of  Electric Jesus, The Big Funky Couch and D6lack!

(If the description of this event sounds like a foreign language to you- you might be getting too old for this…)

If this event sounds like it is in your realm of interest, or if your just looking for something original to do on Saturday night be sure to come out and continue to support local musicians and this non profit organization.

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Elliott BROODThursday, June 28th
Schooners Pub (in the Medicine Hat Legion). Doors open at 8:00pm.

Tickets $15 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery downtown) $20 at the door. Come rock out. Local talent to open.

Marking a 3rd street effort milestone, Elliott BROOD is the reason we began booking and promoting independent Canadian artists in Medicine Hat.

The Alt Rock/Country trio, often described as “Death Country” is touring following the release of their latest album, “Days Into Years,” and we’re overjoyed to have them.

$5 • Crave Lounge, MHC Campus • Doors open @ 8:00

3rd street effort is proud to kick off spring with a bang…  followed by some snot-rockets, and sweating.

If you’ve never experienced a BA show, you’re in for a treat! His wild antics include everything from fireworks and writhing shirtless on the floor, to singing his final number from the washroom or the roof of his van – don’t worry he brings the crowd with him! His music tackles the difficult topics of the day, bedroom deep fryers, his roommate – “mother”, and the Zombie apocalypse. This born-showman is difficult to describe… So check out the clip to see what you’re in for.

Tickets available downtown at Madhatter Roastery or at the Student’s Association on the MHC campus.

Visit regularly for upcoming shows we’re promoting locally as well as updates on shows happening in the surrounding area. Or check us out on Facebook.

3rd street effort is a not-for-profit group of volunteers working to bring Canadian Indie music to Medicine Hat. We’re always looking for more suggestions, bands people want to see, and volunteers, so get in touch.

I kind of had to post this Medicine Hat-based rap… by, none other than Kim Johnston? It’s pretty hilarious, in that, radio voice doesn’t translate so well to into a signing voice, especially in the chorus.

The spoofed song is Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”, you know, for comparison sake.

JoHnNy DoN’t will be playing the Ottoman Lounge Friday, April 16th at 9PM, $5 at the door. The Saskatoon-based band has been recently touring to promote their latest released debut CD, entitled, “THE FULL CITY”.

MySpace Profile
Facebook Event

There is no real true way to describe the music that is JoHnNy DoN’t. With such a wide spectrum of influences you could say that they play anything and everything that is entertainment, and with each song comes a new surprise and a an irresistible hook that commands your attention. With their high energy performance and comedic banter JoHnNy DoN’t never leaves a crowd disappointed… maybe slightly offended, but never disappointed. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10th, 2009) The Ottoman Lounge will feature CD releases from renowned local musician, Brett Nelson and Thomas DiNinno’s new project entitled “Funs”. There will be DJ sets by The Overtone Documents, Chocolate Blake and Capital RRR’s. On top of all this, Thomas will also be launching the new Medicine Hat local music zine called “Fan Club Music Club”. Admission is $5 as usual but you will also be getting a free copy of the new 32-page Fan Club Music Club zine.

Fan Club Music Club

Fan Club Music Club

Show Poster

Show Poster

We’ll have more information about the zine in a later post.

The Ottoman Lounge
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
8:00pm – 11:00pm
502 South Railway Street SE

Brett Nelson @ MySpace
Funs (Thomas DiNinno) @ MySpace
Fan Club Music Club @ MySpace

There’s a Young and Pretty Folk Music Association show going on tonight at CAPE School which means it’s one of those rare all-ages show. Thomas DiNinno, creator of the Young and Pretty Folk Music Association, states that they are talking a break from doing bar shows to do some all-ages shows.

Thwomp - Photo via MySpace

Thwomp - Photo via MySpace

There’s a mixed bag tonight featuring Russia Attacks, an all-girl band from Medicine Hat that sing about Russian history. There’s Thwomp, a Calgary-based Nintendo cover band who cover songs from classics such as Chrono Trigger, F-Zero, Final Fantasy and more. Mordichia is Jonathan Micheal Walker from Medicine Hat who plays music that can be described as techno-indie experimental kinda stuff. Lastly is Ghostkeeper is some genuinely good indie-rock from Calgary.

CAPE School
830A Balmoral Street SE, T1A 0W9

Also keep in mind there is also a Gob show tonight happening in Redcliff (it’s kinda pricey though). Doors open at 8PM and admission is $5, and like I stated before, it’s an all-ages show so bring your babies – I’m talking about newborns and the like – bring em’ all.

Russia Attacks @ MySpace
Thwomp @ MySpace
Ghostkeeper @ MySpace

You heard right, tomorrow night (December 23, 2008) lasting from 9:00pm to 2:00am there will be a Christmas dance party of the indie-pop persuasion at The Silver Buckle. There will be a $5 cover charge and it will be DJ Bones’ first time DJing in Medicine Hat. The cool part is he will be taking requests all night as well he will be taking pre-requests via the Facebook Event board.

Christmas Indie Pop Dance Part at the Silver Buckle featuring Bones

Christmas Indie Pop Dance Part at The Silver Buckle featuring Bones

The Silver Buckle
687 South Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Featuring some tunes by the following bands/groups:

“The Strokes, Bloc Party, The Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Of Montreal, The Stone Roses, Spoon, Rich Aucoin, The Unicorns, The Virgins, Boats, The Cure, The Pipettes, Metric, Two Hours Traffic, Komeda, Vampire Weekend, Mark Ronson, Spiral Beach, LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The Hidden Cameras, Belle and Sebastian, The Rapture, The Postal Service, The Shins, MGMT, Cut Copy, Black Kids, Sleepless Nights, Chromeo, Justice and way more…”

So basically half my iTunes collection. Too bad some of us have to work still! Also not to mention I hate the scene, haha. All photos/posters have been supplied by the Facebook Event.

DJ Bones -Photo by Mary-Jane Doucette

DJ Bones -Photo by Mary-Jane Doucette

Facebook Event
DJ Bones @ Myspace

Mount Royal (or Mt. Royal) is a born and bread Medicine Hat-based band.

Image courtesy of Mt. Royal's MySpace

Image courtesy of Mt. Royal

The band operates primarily as a quintet, consisting of brothers Robert and Thomas DiNinno, Steve Lind, Ryan Goehring and Dustin Desharnais, but it is not unusual for other members and friends to drift in and out casually, most notably Mike Wallace and Nicole Brunel.

Mount Royal was initially conceived in the early 2000’s, starting out as a high school band by The DiNinno brothers. Since then, they have received much success mainly in the Medicine Hat area and most often play at The Ottoman Lounge. They often attract the majority of the student population of the Medicine Hat Visual Communications cousre to their shows, as The DiNinno brothers both participated in the course. Over the past two summers, Mount Royal has done two cross-Canada tours and in going between the east and west coast, have befriended many musicians along the way, always to return with open arms to their fans in Medicine Hat.

You can easily find out if Mount Royal is playing a show simply by looking around Medicine Hat for the craziest band posters. Extreme colour usages, crazy illustrations and fighting robots are among their intriguing way of advertising shows.

Mount Royal at The Ottoman Lounge

Mount Royal at The Ottoman Lounge

At shows, it is not unusual to see the crowd get into their music, or conversely, to see random people who have not witnessed them before have an awkward look on their face, not being sure what to make of the unique style of music. Such a response, I am sure, would make Mount Royal all the more happier with their performance. As The DiNinno brothers are from the Medicine Hat Visual Communications course, that makes them especially crazy, if not often times labeled as “those crazy art guys”, which so many of us art graduates become known as.

With two cross-Canada tours under their belts, Mount Royal continues to rock the Medicine Hat and lower Alberta music scenes. Shows are relatively inexpensive, usually it is about $5 per person to enter, which gets you access to seeing usually 2-4 bands. Think about it! You can either go to a two hour movie for $10 per person, or for $5 per person, you can witness live creativity in front of your eyes. Check out their MySpace for show times.

Exclusive Medicine Hat Media Download:

Mount Royal – Untitled Song

This Tuesday, November 25th, get ready for some rock with a touch of experimental. Both bands have a lot of variety. The Summerlad and Kava Kava are playing at The Ottoman Lounge, hosted by Young & Pretty Folk Music Association, starting at 8:00PM.

The Summerland w/ Kava Kava Poster

The Summerland w/ Kava Kava Poster

The Ottoman Lounge
502 South Railway St. Se
Medicine Hat, AB

Thursday, November 25th, 2008
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Tickets: $5

The Summerlad - Eyes Artwork

The Summerlad - Eyes Artwork

The Summerlad is:
Arran Fisher (bass, guitar, floor pedals, Kord Poly 800II)
Dean Martin (drums, Microkorg)
Garret McClure (vocals, guitar, vocoder, Yamaha Electone)

With that mix of synthesizers you can tell it’s gonna be crazy. The Summerlad is from Calgary and their music can be described as an eclectic mix of indie, psychedelic rock, and noise – much a long the same lines as Godspeed You! Black Emperor (the length of their songs confirms the comparison).

Kava Kava (Paige Sierra Photography)

Kava Kava (Paige Sierra Photography)

Kava Kava is Jay Bowcott, resident of Medicine Hat. Kava Kava is more a long the lines of acoustic and soft rock mixed with other elements such as beats and piano. Kava Kava fronted by Bowcott is not to be confused with the other Kava Kava band out there. Kava Kava is supposedly is a herbal relexant that was banned and used to treat insomnia – a fitting reference?

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