Motherfuckers (Calgary, AB)
Dan Izzo - Vocals, Sean Hunter - Bass, Matt McDonald - Guitar, Tim Whelan – Drums
If you were ever a punk rocker in Alberta, you’ve probably seen the Motherfuckers whether you wanted to or not. From their humble beginnings opening $5 hall shows to their long-standing residency at the dearly departed Castle Pub, these guys have been a Calgary institution for the last 25 years.
Despite numerous line-up changes prior to 2012 (9 “ex-members” at last count), countless setbacks and a steadfast refusal to do anything the easy way, the Motherfuckers now have an 11 year running line-up that contains ¾ of the original group and continue to provide their fans with relentless, hard-hitting punk tunes. Their recorded output (Three full-lengths, a four-way split, two EPs and some compilation tracks) runs just over an hour and a half, and their live sets promise a night of fast paced, frenzied, in your face punk rock.
Since 2008 the Motherfuckers have toured between British Columbia and Quebec 5 times, making friends, winnning over crowds, and leaving a trail of spilled beer and poorly printed t-shirts in their wake. In this time they’ve shared the stage with everyone from Wesley Willis and Thor to the Planet Smashers, Dayglo Abortions, Dwarves and countless others. Whether they’re playing a community hall, a hot dog restaurant, or the hottest nightclub in Medicine Hat, the Motherfuckers provide an experience that won’t soon be forgotten.
After two years in isolation, the boys are back with a vengeance, ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary with some new tunes and the most ambitious tour yet. Come join them as they pave a path of drunken mayhem from Vancouver to Halifax, and all points in between!
Off The Top Rope (Saskatoon, SK)
Myles Stoesz - Guitar/Vocals, Bob Grant - Bass, Kris Webb – Drums
Off The Top Rope is a wrestling based three piece punk band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan formed in 2016. Since then, they have recorded and self released two demos, one live album, and played with numerous acts like SNFU, The Pack AD, Joe and the Shitboys, Sgt. Papers, as well as opening for comedian Brian Posehn. They have been described as having “an unabashed love of bashy pop-punk playfulness that’s only eclipsed by their thrashing, snot-addled clench-core.” (Chris Morin, Ominocity)
The Devil's Sons (Edmonton, AB)
Brad Graves – Guitar/Vocals, Rob Stevenson – Keyboards/Vocals, Fernando D’Los Diablos – Bull Fiddle/Vocals, Carman Jak – Guitars/Vocals, Johhny Crash – Drums
"Playing psychotic Rock n’ Roll with elements of punk, metal and of course psychobilly, they create demonic sounds resonating from the belly of the beast himself."
Crystal Mess (Calgary, AB)
Farron : Vocs / Dave : Git / Colin : Bass / Mike : Skins
"While punks and metalheads both owe their existence to the instigators of the ‘80s, the majority of Calgary’s heavy music community was either unborn or unaware of these styles of music when they were first emerging. Crystal Mess on the other hand is a group of true ‘80s thrashers that are continuing Calgary’s crossover tradition."
Bats Out! (Regina, SK)
Scott - Vocals / Mark - Guitar and Vocals / Jay - Bass and Vocals / Brock - Guitar and Vocals / Jeremy - Drums
While Bats Out! could never be accused of being prolific in terms of recorded output, anyone who has seen them live has walked out wishing they could have the entire set list in LP form for home enjoyment. With the upcoming release of the Bats Out! full length, those wishes are closer to reality than ever. Available soon!
The Pagans Of Northumberland (Calgary, AB)
Clayton - Guitar/Vox, Mike - Bass/Vox, Tim - Drums, Joel - Guitar/Vox
"Comprised of team mates and old friends Calgary's punk rock diehards - The Pagans of Northumberland come from an exceptional pedigree of Canadian punk rock bands including Knucklehead, The Mad Cowboys, Chixdiggit and The Mother Fuckers. Their songs are straight forward Punk with a lyrical spectrum of social/political issues as well as religion and football (not always mutually exclusive)."
Ristrikt (Edmonton, AB)
Rob Lawless - Vox, Dave Bacon - Bass, Mike Jak - Guitar, Garrett Kruger - Drums
Four-piece hardcore punk rock band full of legends, debuting their new album with us and ready to blow you away!
The Knot No Howz (Edmonton, AB)
The Knot No Howz emerged from a portal in a basement in a small town outside of Edmonton, Alberta. A unique blend best described as psychedelic stoner punk. Take a wild ride beyond the grips of time and space
Iron Tusk (Siksika Nation, AB)
Carlin: Drums, Buddy: Bass/vocals, Ty: Guitar/vocals
Those workingman’s blues just got a whole lot Redder. Drawing on their shared experiences as sons, brothers, husbands, fathers and friends, Iron Tusk filters a maelstrom of modern conundrums through an electrified plain of post-punk angst and heavy metal fury.
Hockey Moms (Lethbridge, AB)
Cole Parkinson - guitar
Macaulay Carefoot - bass/vocals
Greg Lait (G.G. Scallywag) - drums/vocals
Mac Dahl (Mac Whippersnapper) - vocals
Hailing from Coledale/Lethbridge, these punks are influenced by the raw power of 80's hardcore and the catchiness of 90's pop punk. Right up our alley.
Forbidden Dimension (Calgary, AB)
Jackson Phibes: 13 bloody axes, organs, growls & yowls
Virginia Dentata: Bombabooms, squeaks & chortles
P.T. Bonham: Tubular bells, tabular balls, subliminal whispers
"Canada’s longest running horror rock band, Forbidden Dimension started out in 1988. It was initially conceived as a one- man/one-off recording project, the result being a 7" EP "Into the Forbidden Dimension".
30+ years later, Jackson Phibes and his cronies are still stranded in the Forbidden Dimension with no escape in sight.
Me The Guts (Saskatoon, SK)
Derek K - Drums/Vocals, Josh C - Bass
Melodic punk rock from the prairie flatlands that will melt your shirts off!!
Tulio Dourado Carlos- Lead vox, Miguel Ferreira - Guitar, Leonardo Ribeiro - Bass, Fabricio Cinelli - Drums
Punk hardcore / thrash band from Brazil, active since 1993.
DFC stands for Distrito Federal Caos and this band means business.
Nunchaku Masters (Brazil)
Too Lee-O - Lead vox/Bass, Visceral San - Guitar, Oscar San - Drums
Mysterious Thrash-Kung Fu-Core kings hailing from Brazil
The Moröns (Calgary, Alberta)
Robbie Morön - Lead vox, Davie Morön - Guitar/Backups, G.G. Morön - Guitar/Backups, Jonny Morön - Bass/Backups, J.C. Morön - Drums
The Moröns (Pronounced MOR-OWNS) are the self-proclaimed 'Quintessential Party Punk Band". Started in late 2017 and hailing from the depths of "Hick City" (Calgary, Canada), these spastic troglodytes were voted "Most Likely to Say Something Inappropriate at Grandmas House" for good reason.
In 2019 they were somehow nominated for the ‘Best of Calgary’ award for ‘Live Act of the Year’ as well as the ‘YYC Music Awards’ for ‘Rock Recording of the Year’. Of course, they lost both in glorious fashion, but this is all new to them as they are usually shunned by critics and ignored by promoters completely. With their ‘don't take no shit from nobody’ mantra, the Moröns still always find a way to invade your brain and dry-fuck your earholes.