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Event Archive - DEATH with Tough Age, Hag Face: Death, Tough Age, Hag Face

Fri. November 1st 2013 Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
$22 +S/C adv
Tickets at: Highlife Records,, Neptoon Records, Northern Tickets Box Office, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: Live at Rickshaw
Death, with guests

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album.

Three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

NEW INFO! Meet the Band at Zulu Records! Before the show starts, Death will be at Zulu Records for a Meet and Greet at 7pm! Get your albums signed, pick up a limited edition poster and have a great time!


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Vancouver's Tough Age is the newest addition to the Mint Records Roster! Tough Age blends scrappy pop-punk with surf overtones and are influenced by obscure 60's CanCon singles, Guided By Voices, cats and comic books. On Friday, Jarrett K (Korean Gut, Apollo Ghosts), Penny Clark, Lauren Smith and Chris Martell, who is a drumming wizard, came by for... more info