Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Sunday September 23 2018
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
The Real McKenzies
fast melodic skate punk
The Lucky Eejits
punk rock 'n' roll
The Real McKenzies
Paul McKenzie: Vocals
Jono Jak: Guitar, Vocals
Dan Garrison: Guitar, Vocals
Troy Zak: Bass, Vocals
Dan Stenning: Drums
Aspy Luison: Bagpipes, Vocals
-from Vancouver, British Columbia
-A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REAL MCKENZIES
Paul McKenzie claims he had a epiphany when he was subjected to an Andy Stewart record which was playing in one room, and intertwining with the vulgarity of a Sex Pistols album emerging from another. That year was somewhere around 1992, the setting was Vancouver Canada,and McKenzie was looking for something new, since his band TT Racer had recently disbanded. Who would have thought that a great deal of fun could be had pilfering your parents closet of old kilts and high socks to wear on a stage on which you would perform cover songs of various bands, altered slightly, to fit a scottish theme. Example: I Wanna Be Your Scot as opposed to I Wanna Be Your Dog. You get the point. Someone probably joked, If were gonna wear kilts, we might as well have a piper too.
While certainly not a new angle in rock music, the bagpipes were only ever used in a couple of songs at most by various bands, never a mainstay of an entire set. Soon though, it was apparent that this was a distinctive sound that could be finely tuned, with the soaring pipes complimenting the ferocious electric guitars and vise-versa. Of course the first thing that springs to mind is the word gimmick. Sure, I guess thats applicable here. But before you go taking things way to seriously, lets also not forget the concept of show buisness. People annually spend a shitload of money for the sole purpose of being entertained. So why not go out of your way to be entertainment? That was all a moot point with the McKenzies anyway. Because they just wanted to have fun, and you are more than welcome to have fun with them, as hundereds of thousands have. Sure some will read too much meaning into the whole idea, and take it out of its realm of fun, and those people should just shut the fuck up and drink their beer.
14 years later, the Real McKenzies have achieved lengendary status. Their live shows are highly regarded and they have been known to leave large audiences choking on their own dry mouths. They've been influence to more than a few bands, and ironically have been accused of ripping those same bands off, usually by journalistic hacks on the internet. They've toured the world endlessly, and frightened more than a few people at times, but its a small percentage to the numbers of people who leave their shows with ear to ear grins and think about the great time they had for weeks to come. I can imagine it will take death to stop these guys from doing what they do best, and that's kicking your ass in the face at each and every show they play.
Jeff Williams/ Bass
-from Walnut creek CA
-United defiance is a punk rock band with a sound that alot have forgotten, coming out swinging from the east bay of california UD has been rocking since 2004 playing some awesome shows and meeting awesome people. Never seeing need for competition between band UD welcomes shows with all genre's and supports every D.I.Y artist. United together we sing
The Lucky Eejits
-from Oakland, CA
-WE are The Lucky EEjits, an east bay trio punk rock and roll band. Blasting high speed, energetic and upbeat music. With lots of "whoahs and ohs" the Eejits rein the crowd in with easy sing along songs about memorable experiences and the power of unity. Come check us out or have us play at a venue near you!
The EEjits smashed into the local scene with an original line up of 6 eccentric gentlemen playing folky irish punk. After a short change in the bands line up, they now have began eating (touring) the west coast in search of the coolest clubs and hardest punks.