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celtic roots musical brawl: Town Pants, Shanneygannock

Thu. November 3rd 2011 8 PM Railway Club (No Minors) 8 PM
$8 at the door only.
A bi-coastal celtic roots musical brawl hits the venerable stage of the Railway as Vancouvers own fave celt roots rock rebels The Town Pants return for an all-too-rare Railway performance. Kicking off the night is Newfoundlands Shanneygannock who are on a cross Canadian tour. It’s Salmon meets Cod, Whiskey meets Screech, and a 3-car banjo, mandolin, fiddle & button accordion pile up you won't want to miss as two of the most acclaimed celt-roots acts in Canada meet for a barnburning showdown. Outstanding.
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Town Pants (Roots Rock)

Singing songs of love, death, lamenters lamenting, sea disasters, terrible hangovers, The Town Pants play aggessive celtic tinged fast-folk. As one critic wrote, "...Songs that old men in pubs can sing, and that kids can dance to" - all played on a pawnshops worth of acoustic musical instruments but with the vigor & gusto usually not considered for... more info


Shanneyganock was never really like any other band on the Atlantic scene: they don’t make videos or dress in Queen St. fashions, they don’t have a light show, and they don’t worry about their ‘image’. They are big, burly men who know the meaning of hard work and of the power of music to transcend all trouble. Shanneyganock doesn’t sound... more info
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