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Hamilton’s The Reason is coming through Medicine Hat with Denmark buzz band, Thee Attacks. They will be performing at Medicine Hat College on Monday, November 25th.
The Reason is an indie rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Their last LP Fools was awarded both the Rock Album of the Year and People’s Choice Album of the Year at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards. The single “The Longest Highway Home” hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Canadian Rock charts. The band is currently writing and recording a follow-up to their most recent EP Hollow Tree.
Thee Attacks are a rock band hailing from Denmark that play high energy, garage/retro/mod-style rock. They were recently featured on the Universal Music Canada November 19 release of Hockey Anthems: 2nd Period – The Rookies. They have also been featured (like many indie rock bands before them) in a couple of Mazda commercials with their hit track, “Stab”.
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.
The cool guys at Third Street Effort are delivering another big double bill to Medicine Hat!
On Thursday April 18th check out Two Hours Traffic and Rah Rah at Schooners Pub. Event details here via Facebook. Come out and continue to support our local music scene! It is sure to be an excellent show.
You asked for it… YOU GOT IT!
This Halloween weekend, October 27th, 3rd street effort presents West Coast alt-rock talent, The Zolas and The Belle Game. So come sweat through your costume because if it’s any good you could win amazing PRIZES from Lucky Squid Tattoo and Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Medicine Hat. The schow is at Schooner’s Pub. Doors at 8PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Available at Madhatter Roastery, The Lucky Squid, Schooners Pub and Valhalla Pure Outfitters as well as online.
After debuting with ‘Tic Toc Tic’ in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across Canada and are back with their second offering, ‘Ancient Mars’. Their compelling brand of alt-rock, like Snickers, will satisfy.
Orchestral dark pop group, The Belle Game, has mystified crowds across Canada with rich melody that like M&M’s, melts in your ears not in your hand. (What?!)
O’ hungry for new local talent? Opening the show, will be eclectic hometown boys, ‘The Wild’, to prime your sweet tooth.
Secret Broadcast is an Indie / Pop Rock band from Calgary, Canada. Since their formation they have opened for such acts as Metric, Tokyo Police Club and The Stills, performed at Virgin Festivals in Calgary and Toronto, and showcased at CMJ, NXNE, CMW and JunoFest. During Secret Broadcast’s short history they also beat out 400 other bands to take first place in a Canada-wide competition judged by Sir Richard Branson and were awarded $25,000 by Calgary’s X92.9 during their annual Xposure contest.
Secret Broadcast recently relocated to Toronto from Calgary, recorded a new record with acclaimed producer, Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up) and signed with eOne Music Canada (The Cult, Bush, Die Mannequin). The band is currently touring across the country in support of the album, Hungry Ghost, which was released on May 22nd.
Check out this link to their current single, Raygun, currently playing in rotation on MuchMusic.
Secret Broadcast will be playing at Crave (MHC’s campus pub) on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are on sale now at the Students’ Association office. This event is open to the public and doors open at 9pm.
The Pack A.D rock duo beatin’ up their instruments.
We all know that tremendously skilled rock duos are the flavour de jour; there’s something refreshingly simple about the face melting, ear bleeding power generated by only two performers playing their hardest. Enter The Pack A.D.
This Vancouver-based, all girl power-duo has risen in standing to make top-15 “tag teams to see” lists alongside The White Stripes, Black Keys and the Kills, selling out shows across Canada. Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, we’re bringing the Pack A.D’s unique, belligerent mash of blues, punk, and garage rock to the Hat on October 5th at Schooner’s Pub (a rock show at the legion? Yes, please).
The Pack A.D’s third and latest album title Unpersons hints unmistakeably at something fierce, something feminist and something guaranteed to leave you yelling “I can’t hear you!” at your friends in the cab ride home after the show. You can thank us when our ears stop ringing.
As if it wasn’t awesome enough… We’re pleased to announce local, 5 piece rock goddesses, ‘Rainbow Snake’ will add to the “high power female” dynamic, and test your eardrums first! Get your tickets at Madhatter Roastery and online at: http://www.primeboxoffice.com/concert/tickets.aspx/the-pack-a.d./Medicine%20Hat/1112
Schooners Pub (702 2nd ST SE)
Friday, October 05, 2012
18+ show, no minors allowed
Presented by the 3rd street effort.
The Social Threat, a Medicine Hat-based punk rock band who is no stranger to the seemingly dormant local music scene in the city is putting on shows all through September, starting Saturday night (September 8th) at Starbucks at 7PM. This acoustic set will be totally free, joined by another local talent, Christie Kurpjuweit. Join them this month in reviving the scene a little bit.
From the press release:
The music scene is Medicine Hat used to be strong. Venues like The Doghouse and The Ottoman would host shows every other night of the week. Kids were putting on all ages shows at places like The Legion and The Kinplex. But some of those amazing people, who would sacrifice a lot of their time and potentially money putting on shows, moved on. Some of the venues got sold or mysteriously burnt to the ground. This is the Medicine Hat that The Social Threat was founded in. That was three years ago.
Since then, The Social Threat has been busy. They have recorded two albums, shot a music video and are working on a second, filmed an acoustic ep of some of their songs, toured all around Western Canada, and are on the cusp of their 100th show.
“It’s been a while,” says Kyle Hodgman, The Social Threat’s drummer, “since we’ve played a show in Medicine Hat. It’s time we’ve returned our focus on the city that brought us up.” So The Social Threat came up with the idea of The September Threat, a blitz of concerts in Medicine Hat every Saturday night for the month of September.
“We have a variety of fans, so we wanted to create a show for every kind of fan that we have.” The Social Threat will be playing an acoustic set on Sept 8th, an all ages heavy rock show on Sept 15th, and a concert at Whiskey Creek on Sept 22nd. Their September finale will be on Sept 29th. It will be their 100th concert and will be their 3rd birthday as a band. The pop punk show will be an all ages event at The Kinplex. And there will probably be cake.
The Social Threat’s songs focus a lot on social justice issues. So they wanted to put their rock into walk. The most important part of this series of events is that The Social Threat will be raising money and awareness for Walk for Justice. Walk for Justice is an event held on Sept 23rd that raises money for International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization that rescues people from slavery and the sex trade in 3rd world countries, reunites them with their families, and helps them find jobs so they don’t end up in the same situation they were rescued from. After cost, 100% of admission goes to Walk for Justice and there will be a chance at the shows to donate whatever you want to the cause.
The Social Threat will be doing a FREE acoustic set at Inspire Café this Friday, March 30th from 8:00pm until 10:00pm. Come on down, grab a coffee, and chill to the sweet punk-acoustic tunes.
Here’s a little taste of what to expect:
$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.
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.
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