FREE upstairs show with The Hi-Strung Downers and guests Zombie Cookout
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Friday July 20th, 2018
The Hi-Strung Downers
On their sophomore release, Can’t Feel Good All The Time, the Downers have transcended their rockabilly roots and crafted a sound all their own; rooted in the classic sounds of 1950’s and 60’s rock and roll, rhythm and blues and country western with punk rock attitude and Rat Pack style. It’s not 1955 anymore, and neither is this record or this sound.
This follow up from 2014’s Here She Lies contains 11 tracks that touch on themes of heartbreak, death, revenge, lust, self destruction and loss, all the while maintaining a beat and sound that makes the audience want to dance, drink, shout and sweat. Can’t Feel Good All The Time is the soundtrack to your first night on the town after leaving your significant somebody: looking for a good time that will take away your pain, even for just a little while.
In the two years since their debut album, The Hi-Strung Downers have been packing venues across Western Canada with their unique sound including several West Coast tours, headlining slots at the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival three years running and regular weekend swings to Edmonton, Red Deer, Saskatoon and Regina. The Hi-Strung Downers bring a high energy presence to the stage backed with tight musicianship and a diversity that can only come with four different vocalists and songwriters.
As Can’t Feel Good All The Time prepares to hit store shelves and merch tables, The Hi-Strung Downers are prepared to take their sound to your ears, feet and hearts.
A barroom brawl between Maede Lux Lewis and Eric Satie goes next level with Donkey Kong's rottweiler while Count Shameüla and Doktor. Frankenstein's high school project roast brain-dogs over Darth Vader's funeral pyre. Nuff said.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.