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Event Archive - The Bad Beats, Swank, Cawama

Sat. January 28th 2017 Fairview Pub (No Minors)
21:30 doors at 20:00
$10.00 at the door only.
THE BAD BEATS make their first appearance of 2017. Warming up the dance floor will be local rockNroll veterans, SWANK and Vancouver's newest surf sensations, CAWAMA!!
$10 at the door

The legacy of Canadian Fuzz is in good hands -- The Bad Beats debut album proves it. The lessons from their Canuck grandfathers -- The Painted Ship, Les Lutins, The Haunted, and so many more 1960s legends from the Great White North -- have been consumed, digested and spit out with a new ferocity that dispels for once and for all the social myth that Canadians are polite people.

No, these Bad Beats are nasty people, with nasty sounds -- born quite literally in their garage -- where car fumes, cold beer, a fuzz box and a beat up Farfisa organ have pushed them to blast out the album you hold in your hands right now.

"Knock Yourself Out" is a perfect theme to start the mayhem, equal parts spittle and beer-fueled party fun. "His Vengeful Hand" has a cool voodoo vibe, and "She Don't Talk To Me" will have you bopping all the way to the keg and then back to the dance floor. The BBs also pay homage to the classics, with the Miracle Workers' "Love Has No Time" given a reverent treatment worthy of garage royalty.
Yes, Canadian Fuzz is in good hands. The Bad Beats are here.

-- Timothy Gassen
"Guru of Garage"
author "The Knights of Fuzz"

An unholy alchemy of rock, country, soul, gospel, blues and punk that go together like moonshine and mason jars, preaching and sinning, Vegas and vice.

Surf/Punk Garage Rock revivalists, Cawama formed in Vancouver BC by the Miron brothers and Danny Pereira in the summer of 2013.
After auditioning many drummers, we invited the talented guitar player Derrick Doll as a guest musician on bass for a couple of gigs, and after a couple of practices, chemistry and groove starting flowing making this move a permanent one keeping Derrick Doll on Bass.


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The Bad Beats (Garage Rock)

Cam Alexander - vocals Adam Payne - guitar Troy Zak - bass Derek McDonald - keyboards Michael Nathanson - drums more info

Swank (Cowpunk Meets 60's Garage)

Swank's first album, "Pappy's Corn Squeezins" (2001) was conceived by the band to sound like The Ramones playing Johnny Cash. Produced by Howard Redekopp, the album was described by the legendary Ray Condo as "New Wave Country"-an apt description for a fine debut that holds its own to this day. The group's second album "The Survival Issue" (2004... more info

Cawama (Surf, Garage)

Cawama is a Surf/Punk Garage Rock revivalist band formed in Vancouver BC in early 2012 combining influences of 80's and 90's garage rock with a 70's and 80's old school punk and surf to create a fresh new groove. more info