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Three Days Grace - Image from

Three Days Grace - Image from

There’s a lot of big names coming through Medicine Hat lately, is this a sign of our city growing up?

Either way, Three Days Grace with guests The Used will be playing at the Arena in just over a month’s time on November 28th, 2009 (7PM). Although I’m not a huge fan of Three Days Grace myself, but their newest video (shown below) is pretty sweet; albeit, a bit lame in some ways. They are also a hugely successful rock band with tons of radio hits. Their last released album, “Life Starts Now” sold more than 6 million worldwide which is a nice accomplishment for the Canadian rock band from Norwood, Ontario.

The Used on the other hand are an American post-hardcore (punk/rock/emo for the laymen) band that is touring to promote their newest album, “Artwork” which was released on August 31st, 2009. It’s quite odd for me listing The Used as a guest considering they are definitely the more popular band and have also achieved Gold and Platinum statuses in more than six countries worldwide. I also quite enjoy their music.

Tickets are $44.50 (floor) or $39.50 (seats) or, supposedly, you can get a VIP package for this event. What that means, I have no idea, but it will cost you $250.00 or $175.00. Call 403-502-8777 for more details on those.

Uh oh, is this another semi-positive article about a non-My96FM event? Sound the Kim Johnston alarms! I kid, I kid. Some people will know what I am talking about.

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Earl Pereira

Earl Pereira

We are opening Sunday night, September 20th for another great show! Doors will open at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. There will be a $7 cover charge. The show will be great, with all new songs featuring the signature sound of Island Rock, all in a up close, intimate setting. Come early for good seats! Thanks for supporting the live music at The Ottoman Lounge.

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Mobadass @ MySpace
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A bit about Mobadass:

As a double platinum artist and 3-time Juno nominee, Mobadass’ Earl Pereira has established himself as arguably the most entertaining bass player in the country. Being the bassist and co-founder of one of Canada’s best live bands Wide Mouth Mason, Pereira has already had a successful career highlighted by numerous top 20 radio and video hits.

By 2004, Pereira felt it was time to put his energy and experience into a new passion. He founded Mobadass as a creative outlet for his distinct style of “island rock” music. This is a sound created by combining music of his two cultures, the Philippines and Canada with soulful reggae-rock and funky pop.

Auresia, Canadian Reggae musician will be playing Saturday night, June 11th, 9:30 at the Ottoman Lounge. She is currently touring to promote her self-produced and self-titled debut album and has gigs all over Canada.

Excerpt from MySpace:

Auresia has just released her self-produced Debut Album! She is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, artist from Montreal and has performed her original roots compositions for the last 7 years. Hers is a new urban blend of contemporary island roots music. With words, melody, meditative riddims and her hauntingly angelic voice, she continues the tradition of raising consciousness with song, part of the musical/spiritual movement of raising consciousness with music.

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Auresia @ MySpace

Mr. Chi Pig - Photography from (Jess Watt)

Mr. Chi Pig - Photography from (Jess Watt)

Just got a Facebook message alerting me that SNFU, the popular Canadian skate punk band is returning to play in Medicine Hat. They were last in the city nearly a year ago, a little bit after we first started this site, although we didn’t write about it at the time even though Sean and I both went. They played in the now late Doghouse, which burnt down shortly after they played there.

This time they will be playing at The Ottoman Lounge which means you we get to see first hand the weird and twisted, gross-out humour displayed by the band’s lead singer, Ken Chinn (Mr. Chi Pig) up close and personal. They have a weird assortment of stage props and masks that Mr. Chi Pig just loves to sing with.

I also shouldn’t state that they are a “skate punk” band because they do tend to delve into more hardcore or melodic punk as well. SNFU, as a band have recently (2007) reassembled after several previous break-ups and have been touring and playing quite steadily since, even though they haven’t released a new CD since 2004. However, according to some articles, they are gearing up to begin recording their new album this year.

Location: The Ottoman Lounge
Where: 502 South Railway St. SE.
Tickets: $15 (available now)
When: Saturday, June 20th
Start Time: Show will start around 10PM

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Bif Naked (Beth Torbert) Live - Photo from MySpace

Bif Naked (Beth Torbert) Live - Photo from MySpace

Bif Naked, popular Canadian rock band is scheduled to rock the Esplanade June 22nd, 2009 at 8:00PM. The show will be all ages and will cost $32 a ticket. I also wanted to mention how illogical it is to have these kinds of shows at the Esplanade, I mean, there’s no standing row, it’s all seated. Prepare to “rock out” or dance whilst sitting! But all that aside, it’s nice to see a band like this coming to Medicine Hat as always. Beth Torbert and her band, Bif Naked has been touring to promote her newest album entitled “The Promise”.

I started listening to Bif Naked back when she/they released “I Bificus” in 1999 when I heard the song “Spaceman” plastered all over Much Music at the time. I was also into a lot of other rock bands at that time as well like The Tea Party (ugh) and Smashing Pumpkins so I was digging Bif Naked as well. In the recent years I haven’t really kept up with her music other than listening to the casual single off of each new album. Videos and links supplied after the jump.

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