with Run with the Hunted, E-town Beatdown, Sleeping Girl, Nicolas Rage, Fire Next Time, Point Place, Drive By Punch and This Is A Standoff
From the Promoter
Bands as bands. Featuring your favourite Edmonton artists performing classic hits from all your favourites. Dress up , sing along, and come out and drink your faces off to celebrate one of the funnest events of the year !
Misfits - As preform by We are 138
Snfu- As Performed by members of Misery Signals, Choke, Fire Next Time, ,Run with the hunted, Compromise , and Sleeping Girl
Face to Face- As performed by Drive By Punch & This is A Standoff
Madball - As performed by members of Run With The Hunted, Etown Beatdown, and Original Violence.
Kim Mitchell- As performed by Fire Next Time
Bryan Adams - As performed by Point Place
The Story So Far - As Performed by Nicholas Rage
And More TBA
Metalcore band from Milwaukee, WI.
RUN WITH THE HUNTED
Run with the Hunted is five people trying to understand the world around them; five people trying to understand themselves through each other; five people channeling their hopes, fears and struggles into the music that makes sense to them - desperate, emotionally exhausting, Hardcore.
Run with the Hunted architect songs founded around the heaviness and technicality of bands like Indecision and Turmoil intermixed with strong noisy flourishes akin to Botch or Catharsis. The end result is anything but the typical aping of either niched genre - it's a powerful combination of both without the shortcomings of either and a unique style all it's own.
Lyrically, the band explores political and personal subject matter in equal parts but with the same introspective angle and emotional vulnerability the band has become known for. Run with the Hunted is defining what being a hardcore band in 2010 means for themselves. After two ep's, Find Your Way Out on Rebuild Records (2007) and Destroy All Calendars on Glory Kid Records (2009) and three years of touring Run with the Hunted has finally found it's home with Panic Records and is preparing to release their debut LP to be released this Fall.
No nonsense, groove oriented punk/hardcore. PMA
FIRE NEXT TIME
Fire Next Time are a punk band that plays folk songs and it’s no coincidence that its spirited concerts are so often described using religious language. They have made a pilgrimage of sorts, from upstarts who just wanted to play music to stalwarts influencing their peers. Throughout the course of their three full-length albums and the Bend Like a Northern Light EP, Fire Next Time have shared the stage with greats such as Murder by Death, A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners and Pulley. The boundless energy and countless hours its members have devoted is paying off. Fire Next Time has Cold Hands under its belt and is taking it on the road. Having earned their reputation as a tireless crowd favourite through relentless cross-country touring, Fire Next Time also boasts a back catalogue steeped in the rich musical and literary traditions of punk, peripatetic folk music and grim narrative songwriting a la Townes Van Zandt scoring a Cormac McCarthy adaptation with Henry Rollins’ blessing.
Cold Hands is courageous in its resolve to break new ground. It executes an array of musical ideas so seamlessly that moments of calm are all the more compelling for what might follow. “When the bones have cracked and the flesh and fat have all been torn away, know I’m on my way,” sings Renton in “Hounds of Belgravia.” That kind of visceral storytelling is the record’s backbone, complemented with a bevy of instrumental flourishes, including a guest violin appearance from Vancouver musician Tegan Ceschi-Smith on “Temptation and the Journey South”, “I Follow Stars, Not Dreams II” and the albums final song “Hounds of Belgravia”.
“Fire Next Time is a folk band, playing catchy songs with poetic lyrics that are anchored by acoustic guitar and splashes of banjo. Live, fans love to sing along with lead singer James Renton’s passionate verses while the band dresses with style and the appropriate number of members have hipster friendly beards.” - Punksite
“Fire Next Time is continuing to represent Edmonton’s punk contingent at home and further afield. The band, which is now signed to Stomp Records out of Montréal, is gearing up for a tour and an appearance at Quebec punk-rock showcase Le Pouzza Fest after the release of Cold Hands.” - Vue Weekly.
Pop Punk from Edmonton Alberta.
For fans of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! A Day to Remember, Sum 41 Neck Deep, Such Gold, Knuckle Puck, Seaway, Set Your Goals.
Started in 2015 Point Place is an assortment of Edmonton musicians from prominent metal/ hardcore bands. True North Pop Punk with driving verses and catchy choruses with heavier elements of Easycore and Hardcore mixed in.
THIS IS A STANDOFF
Candian Melodic Hardcore/Punk band. Formed by Steve Rawles (2) and Graham Churchill of Belvedere (2).