The return of Hot Little Rocket with special guests Sunglaciers, Dark Time, Needs (Vancouver), Strip Mall, MomBod and Old Apartments
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday May 18th, 2019
Admission: $14.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
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Hot Little Rocket
Calgary, Alberta's Hot Little Rocket were a melodic yet abrasive power pop/punk band. Guitarist Aaron Smelski and bassist Mark MacArthur, veterans in the Calgary scene, recruited guitarist Andrew Wedderburn in a classified ad. Drummer Joel Nye already had a long history of drumming for various bands in Saskatchewan, even before he joined the band. Their debut, Laika, came out in March 2000. Recorded by Marc Schroder and mixed by Dave Alcock, the disc was well received in their homeland and abroad. The follow-up, Danish Documentary, was unveiled in September 2001. Recorded by Tylor Scollon, the album cemented their strong position in the Calgary music community. Chris Vail added keyboards and extra vocals, while Barb Noad added extra vocals as well. - https://www.allmusic.com
The legendary Hot Little Rocket were from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and beloved by the public as unmasked bandits that stole hearts. With a tight, infectious, energetic sound and lyrics that are catchy but clever enough not to be caught, it’s no wonder that when asked, all MuchMusic’s Chris Nelson could say was “Hot Little Rocket? They’re incredible.” The first recording that demonstrated HLR’s fusion of post-punk frenzy with a certain rock and roll cool was the six-song EP Laika, featuring standout tracks like “Prop Plane”, “Suit Up” and “Transmogrifier”. Take it back to the beginning of “some of the best indie rock that Calgary (Canada for that matter) has ever seen” (Dennis Scanland, MusicEmissions.com). - https://www.savedbyvinyl.com
Hot Little Rocket was a Canadian indie rock band based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The band consisted of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Wedderburn, guitarist Aaron Smelski, drummer Joel Nye, and bassists: Mark Macarthur, Pat May, and Matthew Swann. Hot Little Rocket formed in 1998, the band released its debut EP, Laika, in 2000, and followed up with Danish Documentary the following year.
The band performed at a number of venues while in Beijing, China for two weeks. Their second album, Our Work and Why We Do It, was recorded in Chicago, and reached No. 9 on the !earshot charts in 2003.
The band's third album, How to Lose Everything, was produced by Steve Albini. The band was signed to the Filed-Under music label. The band released a single, "Like Killers", from the album.
In 2005, the EP Laika was reissued. Hot Little Rocket disbanded following the release of a final self-titled album. Hot Little Rocket in the fall of 2009. The band played its final show September 19, 2009 at the Marquee Room in Calgary. - https://en.wikipedia.org
Local power punk featuring members of Hag Face, the Shematomas and We Knew.
*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.
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