Punk rock and sci-fi form deadly alliance
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 06:00 am
With the newest Star Wars film blasting into theatres last week, Banff will be getting a different kind of science fiction experience not too far, far away.
The Sci-Fi Punk Rock Party hitting Banff’s Hoodoo nightclub this Friday (Dec. 22) is going to be a “celebration of sci-fi culture,” said promoter Kasey Suchowersky, and is featuring three punk rock bands and a local opener.
“The idea behind the sci-fi themed show kind of came to me because of the headlining band The Galacticas,” said the promoter/owner of Beauty in Chaos Productions. “They’re a sci-fi themed punk band, so I thought maybe I could do a sci-fi themed punk rock show to compliment what they do.”
Hoodoo’s doors open at 10 p.m. and there’s a $10 cover, which includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes later in the evening.
Suchowersky says in between performers’ sets he’ll host a trivia challenge for the crowd that will be related to sci-fi movies and television series.
“You’ll get more raffle tickets depending on how nerdy and knowledgeable you are,” Suchowersky said. “The trivia will be beginner level to expert level.”
The raffle draw will take place before The Galacticas’ set.
Along with the punk rockers with geeky lyrics headliner band, the concert will also feature Calgary’s Potato Rocket, Siksika Nation’s No More Moments and the evening’s opening act, local John Michealz.
As an acoustic guitar playing, punk/reggae rocker, Michealz is pumped to return to his musical roots this Friday.
“When I was in high school, the first band I was in was punk rock,” said Michealz.
“When I get the opportunity to play some punk songs again, it makes my day; it feels like I’m at an old punching bag.”
Dressing up in sci-fi costumes are encouraged at the concert, but it’s not a costume party, per say.
However, Michealz will rock his T-shirt of a Martian with a radio for a head and Suchowersky will be draped in a baggy Jedi robe.
“I’ve never done a themed show before, so this will be cool,” Suchowersky said.
The promoter reflected on 31 previous shows that he’s directed with Beauty in Chaos since 2013. Suchowersky loves the grassroots promotion aspect and giving musicians a stage to show their stuff.
“I bring in small, independently grown bands that you might not have heard that can be absolutely mind blowing when you see them,” he said.
“I’m thinking this show is going to be pretty good.”
For more information, visit the Facebook page, Beauty in Chaos Productions.