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Spectres (Vancouver), No Problem, Intimacy and guests

Spectres (Vancouver), No Problem, Intimacy and guests
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Spectres (Vancouver), No Problem, Intimacy and guests

Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday October 19th, 2019
Doors: 9:00pm
Admission: $12.00

Spectres (Vancouver)
Spectres are a Post Punk band from Vancouver, B.C. originally formed largely as a studio only project by Brian Gustavson and Steve Hanker In Coombs, British Columbia. After self releasing several demos both Gustavson and Hanker relocated to Vancouver and brought Heather and Nathan Szilagyi in on Drums and Bass, and Zach Batalden in on second guitar. Heather Szilagyi would soon be replaced by Steve Gerenscer on drums, and after releasing two singles and touring the west coast with the Estranged Hanker would leave the band to be replaced by Tyler Pilling. 2010 saw the release of the band’s first full length LP, LAST DAYS which was followed in 2011 by a European tour and a split 7” with Arctic Flowers. In 2012 the band released a ‘discography so far’ featuring previously unreleased material on Crysis records in Malaysia and also began work on their second LP, NOTHING TO NOWHERE. This new project was Spectres most ambitious to date, with ten new songs that push the band’s sound in new directions. NOTHING TO NOWHERE is a joint release, by Deranged records in North America and Sabotage records in Europe.

No Problem
What comes to mind when you think about Canada’s most northern metropolis Edmonton Alberta? Oil. Blue collar people. Isolation. Long winters. Trucks with metallic testicles. Fanatical hockey fans. Well why not add international touring hardcore punk veterans No Problem to the list. Formed in 2010, with lyrical content depicting a sense of impending doom set to the feedback laden chaotic, frenzy of catchy 80’s style punk, No Problem crawled out of winter’s endless darkness to make a name for themselves in the international DIY punk community. Comprised of four avid music collectors with a wide array of influences and taste No Problem is raw and highly energetic with a style firmly embedded in the historic roots. An international act with five European and three North American tours under their belts. A plethora of records released (two LPs, four 7”/45RPM EPs) on several different independent record labels (Deranged Records in North America, Taken By Surprise in Europe) these veterans bring a mutant approach to songwriting setting them apart from their hardcore peers. Attacking the crowd with catchy choruses, and dark brooding riffs, a No Problem performance will hypnotically pull every member out of the audience and into a war-dance like atmosphere. Taking a bit of a hiatus in 2017, No Problem are back with a new album Let God Sort’em Out scheduled for release on June 25th 2018 on Deranged Records and Taken By Surprise (Europe). With their most complex material to date, No Problem have created the perfect soundtrack to a world careening into madness. We’re standing on the precipice of a world circling the drain, let’s pray God sorts us out. �-

As a brand new band, Intimacy may only have a few shows under their belt, but among their ranks are some de facto Calgarian heavy-hitting punk rockers doing something completely different from any of the members’ other projects (Artificial Slits, No Problem, Savage Streets, The Mandates and Ultra Gash, just to name a few). If real deal, no bullshit punk is your bag, Intimacy might be your new favourite band. -

*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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