Wagons, The Burnettes, guests
Led by the rare charisma of frontman Henry Wagons, the band offers heavy doses of stomping outlaw country, irresistible crooning and classic pop. Wagons have released five albums and made their North American debut with the 2011 release of Rumble, Shake and Tumble on Six Shooter Records. Live and on record, the band draws upon an uncommon range of influences given the current musical climate, including jump-suit era Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, the grit between the floorboards at the Ole’ Opry, the spit in 70’s trumpet sections and Cormac McCarthy’s psychedelic Westerns. Their show is a performance like no other, treading a line between a Vegas 70s showroom extravaganza and a bunch of freshfaced undertakers letting loose at a sodden rock festival. Having spent the last few years touring with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, John Hiatt, Jolie Holland and more it is safe to say that Wagons is a road-hardened, formidable live band.
“Wagons ‘ poppy, soulful cow-punk is as clever as it is swagerrific. Album of the Week.****” - Now Magazine, Toronto
“For the better part of a decade or more, Vancouver's The Burnettes have done their best to not be noticed while making some of the most informed and poetic misty indie rock music..."
-Beatroute Magazine 2011
Doors: 8:30 pm. $10