BUDOKAN • HELLO POLLY • THE HITS
THE LIQUOR KINGS • I, BRAINEATER
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Rickshaw Theatre, 247 E. Hastings Street
This is a celebration of rock ‘n’ roll with 5 great bands
coming together for the release of
BUDOKAN‘s debut platter “Spin A Little Gold”.
Brief band biographies and links:
BUDOKAN is a rock’n'roll band from Victoria, BC. The former members of Bum, Pigment Vehicle and Pingu specialize in hook-filled songs with loud guitars indebted to the greats like Cheap Trick, Red Kross and the Buzzcocks. More on BUDOKAN here.
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This exciting new band is the brainchild of Polly (Tranvestimentals/No Fun) together with a trio of Pointed Sticks. Crunch, pop, bang! He sings like Bowie AND plays guitar like Mick Ronson!
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The return of The Hits! The band was a prime rock ‘n’ roll force throughout the lower mainland just a few years back and after a two year sabbatical at a series of juke joints in the southern states, the boys are back.
THE LIQUOR KINGS
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100 Proof Rock ‘n’ Roll is what they do – that’s even the title of their debut album. An all-star troupe of veterans fronted by the wild antics of Eddy Dutchman and featuring members from Slow, The Beladeans and the Surf Messiahs.
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The man, the artist, the band, the aftershave. The legend continues. Over twenty years writhing at the core of the Vancouver underground scene. Founder of pornobilly and pretty proud of it. Backing jumpin Jim Cummins are his colourful recruits from 22nd Century with the legendary Zippy Pinhead on the drums.