Print Edition: October 2, 2013
CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy was ecstatic that B.A. Johnston graced the cover of this fine publication in October of 2010 when Larry Portelance brought him to Abbotsford for the first time. Four stops later, and the Hamiltonian bro-he-im returns to the corner of Essendene and West Railway in downtown Abbotsford along with the other three acts below this coming Monday at Gators Pub.
B.A. Johnston – “Douche Storm”
“Why are there so many faux-hawks? It’s my least favorite hawk.” As compared with Mo-hawk or real hawk, of course. A bit of an out-dated reference for 2013 (no Skrillex jokes yet?) but such is the plight for top-of-mind topical humour providers on tour. His songs are visionary.
Monkeys in Drag – “Foster Fun Haus”
The only band in town that dresses for the part of singing you to sleep like a siren and stealing your livelihood in your sleep like a succubus. Featuring the Bell brothers Zach and Seth, this makes three pairs of siblings, brothers at that, squaring off on this particular bill!
Tri-5 had a good thing going. Now defunct, Goyer brothers Justin and Derek are half of Cheap High, who will debut at this show, alongside the Mendonca brothers Carlos from Cat and Mouse, and Nicolas from TLC and Random Dander. Super group is a word I throw around often. Catch.
These fellas never cease to frustrate and amaze me at the same time. Their last initiative, a live theatrical performance entitled Feck, which performed at AfterMath during a Weeks of Welcome event, was more Hitler than Springtime, if you know what I mean. Brilliant, limit-testing youth. Side project Dino-Skrilla opens Monday.