Event Archive - LIQUOR KINGS VIDEO RELEASE!:, ,
Join us Friday, April 12th at the Fairview for the long anticipated WORLD PREMIERE of "Not Quite Right," the debut video from the Liquor Kings, directed by David Tamkin (a Jiggery/Pokery and All Alien co-production, Executive Produced by Tammy Tamkin, Produced by Neil Allan).
Often found on top of tables, rather than under them, the LIQUOR KINGS have rapidly become one of Vancouver’s must see live acts. For good reason: given that these venerable rock n’ rollers deal exclusively in alcohol fuelled debauchery and death-defying stunts, any given show could very well be their last. And that’s exactly why the dedicated Liquor Legion (many of whom occupied the Biltmore as extras in the video) would be remiss to ever miss a show.
The Liquor Kings brand of hard guitar rock has been compared to the likes of Alice Cooper, the Ramones, classic Stones, Iggy & the Stooges, MC5, Danzig, and the Stranglers, influences which, along with some added mayhem, are evident on their debut album, 100 Proof Rock and Roll.
The quintet boasts an impressive collective resume and decades of experience. Hitting the local scene in 2010, the Liquor Kings quickly gained a reputation for their powerhouse brand of high energy rock & roll and their notoriously entertaining live shows.
Fronted by charismatic lead singer Eddy Dutchman, joined by the explosive guitar team of Steve Graf and Mike Laviolette, the balls-out basslines of Ed Hurrell, and the rock solid drums of the legendary Terry Russell, the Liquor Kings produce a fast paced, fun, no-holds-barred sound that encourages audiences to get up and party like they mean it!
Paul Leahy is POLLY. People often describe Paul's style as Mott the Hoople-like or reference groups like T. Rex when talking about him, which he finds both pleasing and embarrassing. He doesn't like to set himself up with people whom he idolized as a teenager. (But he did sand off the top of his Les Paul because Mick Ronson did.) However, another icon of the Vancouver music scene, Nicholas David Jones of the Pointed Sticks once told his wife that "Polly live is the closest you'll get to seeing David Bowie in the early 70s."
And whether or not you agree with the comparisons, once you've listened to the album, the biggest selling point to Polly it that he, it, the album and him live, are just solidly entertaining. You'll be listening to this disc for years.
Northern Electric: http://northern-electric.ca/polly
The STRUGGLERS were forged from the ashes of a fuckband called 'Kenny Conundrum and the Kitty Kicking Kite Boys' in the early 21st century. Bertman (Vox) and Orchard Pinkish (Guitar) had enjoyed the new roles they were playing in Kenny Conundrum, but the band itself was unable to bear the strain of working with the notably intolerable duo. A host of Drummers and Bassists were thrown under the bus or simply weirded out of the band over the next several years. Finally in early 2012 we met our match. That being the rhythm section of Jamieson Cleary and G-Tone, and second guitar Dirty Swagger. The Strugglers play a brand of honest 80's punk rock that avoids formula and transcends genres. Keep your eyes out for the new Strugglers release in June!
$10 at the door.
Featuring luminaries of Vancouver's music scene, a Creatures production is a guaranteed dose of rock n’ roll excess!
Poster by Scott Beadle.