109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6

VEAL(featuring Luke Doucet, Brad “Chang” Meadmore and Lyle Bell’), Really Much and Night Committee

Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary

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18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday April 6, 2024
Doors: 8:00pm / bands 9:00pm
Admission: $16.00 advance at www.showpass.com

The thing about Veal is we never broke up. We finished touring The Embattled Hearts in 2003 and then we just didn’t call each other for a couple decades. Nick was busy with Shout Out Out Out Out and Chang would emerge occasionally — usually spotted in my mom’s kitchen in Winnipeg.

I’d get a report from the prairies that he was looking good for the disgruntled pirate that he was (is) but mostly I assumed we’d probably never play again. But now it’s been 20 years and whatever PTSD we’d developed from seven years touring three albums in a rusted GM Safari has faded into the rearview mirror and the people involved are mostly foreign to us now. I read over the lyrics and I can remember the kid who wrote them.

His nihilism and passionate conviction that EVERYONE IS DOING IT WRONG (whatever *it* is) informed the kinds of acerbic missives that filled our soundtrack to the late 90’s. Reality Bites, after all (Of course we named ourselves after the flesh of a calf prematurely wrested from its mother to be exploited devoured by the whims of pop culture circa 1999. Did we really see our selves that way? Probably not entirely. We just wanted to be like the Meat Puppets).

We played some songs in a dank Winnipeg basement this past November to see if they’d inspire rage or a more charmed nostalgia.

We’re going on tour this spring and re-releasing our first record (also recorded in a dank basement) because nostalgia trumped rage by a hair. It’s been twenty years 27 since we recorded Hot Loser. I still have my old Harmony H75 too. Bring earplugs
Luke Doucet

Really Much
Fuzzy Power Pop

Night Committee
Anthemic punk rock with soul

*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.