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Shows This Weekend (May 16 – 19)

LONG WEEKEND! Buy some beers, grab some friends and put on your party hats, because this weekend is gonna be stellar. Lots of shows, including Million Dollar Fix, Hunger Hush, Taylor Cochrane & 36?, Deluge, King Dylan, Throne of Vengeance, The Heartwicks, Chron Goblin and more! Yippee!

Thursday:

 *Shakeout* Million Dollar Fix, Electric Revival, John Lesbian Seagull @Drum &MonkeyTonight: Beatroute’s 2013 Shakeout Festival! Party your pants off at The Drum & Monkey (1201 – 1st St. SW) with Million Dollar Fix, Electric Revival and John Lesbian Seagull!
More info: *Shakeout* Million Dollar Fix, Electric Revival, John Lesbian Seagull @ Drum & Monkey

Friday:

Dead Pretty, Jenavive, MallardIndie Week Alberta at Studio 37 (1690 – 37 St SW) with Dead PrettyJenavive and Mallard!
More info: The Road to Indie Week Alberta: Calgary

Hunger Hush - 20 Centuries of Stony Sleep - The Fortunate Isles - Chris HoDelicious evening at The Blind Beggar (5211 MacLeod Trail SW) with Hunger Hush, Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep, The Fortunate Isles and Chris Ho!
More info: Hunger Hush – 20 Centuries of Stony Sleep – The Fortunate Isles – Chris Ho

The Fifth Reel Presents: BACK TO THE FUTURE - 50's PROM PARTY feat 36?The Fifth Reel presents: Back to the Future! Bring your Earth Angel to a ’50s prom party at The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd NW) featuring 36?!
More info: The Fifth Reel Presents: BACK TO THE FUTURE – ’50s PROM PARTY feat 36?

Saturday:

Boonstock Bandwarz Tour 2013Tonight is the Calgary stop of the Boonstock Bandwarz Tour! Come down to Studio 82 (510 Heritage Drive SW) for a huge night of bands, including A War Within, Kingdom of Few, Lucid, Septembryo, Stoning Mary, The Implicate Order, Three Head Cobra and Throne of Vengeance!
More info: Boonstock Bandwarz Tour 2013

SHAKEOUT 2013 PT 2: Deluge, The Bokonists, The Rumble EP Release, Pretty Archie, Spoon River, SC Mira, Greenback TrioShakeout 2013 Part 2 at The Palomino (109 – 7th Ave SW)! Upstairs from 5-9 is Pretty Archie, Spoon River, Sc Mira and Greenbank Trio; downstairs from 9-close is Deluge, The Bokononists and Scuzzy Garage Rockers!
More info: *Shakeout* 2013 Part 2

 HALF CHANCE HEROES w/ King Dylan, Burlap Sac, Mavis Beakin, Jordan Craig, & Shade GrayGreat night at The New Black (919 – 9th Ave SE) with Shade Gray, Jordan Craig, Mavis Beakin, Burlap Sac, King Dylan and Half Chance Heroes!
More info: HALF CHANCE HEROES w/ King Dylan, Burlap Sac, Mavis Beakin, Jordan Craig & Shade Gray

Ironwood Stage & GrillThe Heartwicks are at The Ironwood (1229 – 9th Ave SE) with The Kirby Sewell Band!
More info: The Ironwood on Facebook

Sunday:

 FREE show with Chron Goblin, The Wild, Fuck Off Dad and X-Ray CatThe 2013 Shakeout Festival wraps up tonight with a free show at The Drum & Monkey (1201 – 1st St. SW)! Tonight is the fantastic Chron Goblin, The Wild, Fuck Off Dad and X-Ray Cat! AND FREE SANDWICHES!
More info: FREE SHOW with Chron Goblin, The Wild, Fuck Off Dad and X-Ray Cat!

Deluge – “The Nether”

From the information that one can glean from the net, Calgary’s Deluge, an alt-indie four piece that plays in a style somewhere between punk-pop and geek rock, has moved on from being angry young men to slightly bewildered young adults; hence the title of their EP, The Nether, which they describe as being in a place in between. In this case that place is clearly in between being pissed-off kids and the next stage of life: being pissed-off adults.

So what does Deluge have to offer on this release from the spring of 2012? For some tastes (metalheads primarily) the whole vibe of this style of rock is a turn-off from the start, but to Deluge’s credit The Nether simply doesn’t sound like just another awkward, “geez we’re so uncool it’s cool” release. The reason for this is the strength of the songwriting. On the surface and perhaps even on first listen you get pretty much what you might expect from an album in this genre: lots of jangly guitars and stories about being uncool. The highlight of the EP is its second track, “Runaway Knights”, which features a story about an awkward meeting between a geek boy and a hot chick at a Misfits show. Somehow the hot chick ends up back at geek boy’s place, but rather than crow about how cool this now makes him the singer assures us that the fact that she didn’t go home with someone cooler and was still there simply “proves that she’s insane”. It’s no surprise that this tune was also released as the band’s only official music video which can been seen here.

The bottom line is that the songs on The Nether hold up well even after several hearings. That, to this ear (and decidedly metal tastes), comes as somewhat of a surprise: this is a really good rockin’ album!

On the technical side of things the six tracks we received for review sounded excellent with a clean depth of clarity between the instruments and vocals. Interestingly, if you purchase the release from Bandcamp for a mere $5 you actually get seven tracks. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to learn more and find out about shows. Our final thoughts: go buy the EP. You’ll be glad you did.

Deluge - "The Nether"