'77 Montreal

'77 Montreal

Rise Against, AFI, Suicidal Tendencies, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Anti-Flag, The Interrupters, Sick Of It All, L7

Friday, July 27, 2018

1:00 pm

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Montréal, QC

$70.00

'77 Montreal
'77 Montreal
’77 MONTRÉAL seeks to celebrate the quintessence of the alternative music scene and the cultural shifts that have unfolded over the last 40 years with an exhibition and concert. The promoters behind ’77 MONTRÉAL have been booking punk rock shows in Montréal for over 25 years. From the early days of church basements and clubs to promoting 19 Vans Warped tours and our earliest festivals, Ramp Rage and Sno Jam, our love of the music and the scene has never faded.

We are very happy to embark on our next journey. With the ’77 MONTRÉAL project we are hoping to create not just a festival but a living archive of the Montréal Punk scene uniting all the eras of the music we love into one glorious celebration of the genre.
Rise Against
Rise Against
Chicago, Illinois based political punk rock band with a traditional hardcore influence. The band was formed in 1999 by Joe Principe (ex. 88 Fingers Louie) and fronted by vocalist, Tim Mcllrath. Originally 88 Fingers Louie member Dan Precision was on guitar but eventually left the band and was replaced by Chris Chasse, (ex. Reach The Sky)They released 2 albums on Fat Wreck Chords before signing to Geffen Records in 2003 and making their major label debut in 2004.
AFI
AFI
Short for "A Fire Inside". AFI is a hardcore / punk influenced rock band from California, originally formed in 1991 while the band members were still in high school. The original band members included Davey Havok (Vocals), Markus Stopholese (Guitar), Vic Chalker (Bass), & Adam Carson (Drums). Vick was replaced a short time later by Geoff Kresge who later went on to play in Blanks 77.After releasing 2 EPs the band members split to go to different colleges. However after playing a reunion show on Christmas break the band decided to get back together and concentrate on their music. Eventually the band signed to Nitro Records releasing a number of releases throughout the late 90's. In 1997 Geoff Kresge left the band and was replaced by Hunter Burgan. Markus Stopholese also left the band and was replaced by Jade Puget (ex. Redemption 87).The band later signed to Dreamworks Records and released their major label debut in 2003.
Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies is an US-based hardcore punk and metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Venice, CA by vocalist Mike Muir. Since the band's inception, Muir has been the group's only constant member, although rhythm guitarist Mike Clark was with the group from 1988 until 2013. The group started off as hardcore punk act and their 1983 self-titled debut scored an unexpected hit with the song "Institutionalized", whose video got heavy airplay on MTV. In 1984, citing concerns about crowd violence, the group was banned from performing live in the city of Los Angeles. The ban remained in effect until the early 1990s. By the end of the 1980s, the band had evolved into a full-fledged thrash metal band and would soon begin adding more funk influences into their music. In 1995, the group announced their split, marking the end to their most commercially successful period. Mike Muir and Mike Clark would resurrect the band in 1996 with new members and the group continues to this day, although their recorded output has been sparse since reuniting.

Throughout Suicidal's career, Muir has fronted a number of side-projects like Los Cycos, No Mercy (3), Infectious Grooves, and his own solo act, Cyco Miko. These acts have usually featured other members of Suicidal, as well.
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock cover band that formed in 1995. Drawn together by a mutual love of 1960s, '70s and '80s music, the Gimme Gimmes work exclusively as a cover band and have covered songs from such artists as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, and John Denver (to name but a few).
The band is composed of several very recognizable faces in the new-school punk rock scene, including Spike Slawson of the $wingin' Utter$ , Fat Mike from NOFX, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters (and formerly No Use For A Name), as well as Joey Cape and Dave Raun of Lagwagon. The band wasn't originally planning on making an album, appearing only on compilation albums for their first year. In 1996, however, the band began releasing singles named after the singer they had covered. They produced the 7" singles "Billy" (Joel), (Neil) "Diamond", "Paul" (Simon), (John) "Denver", and "Barry" (Manilow) in this manner. Their first album, “Have a Ball”, was released in 1997. The band still performs whenever its members aren't busy with their other bands, and makes plenty of guest appearances on punk compilations.
Each album by the band is themed differently: “Have a Ball” focuses on classic 1970s and early 1980s songs by artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, and John Denver; “Are a Drag” consists entirely of showtunes,Blow In The Wind consists of 60's classics, Take A Break consists entirely of R&B songs by artists such as Boyz II Men, Lionel Richie, and Vanessa Williams; their fifth album, “Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah”, was recorded live at an actual bar mitzvah and consists of pop music from the 1960s through the 1980s by artists such as REO Speedwagon, Styx and The Beatles, as well as traditionals like "Hava Nagila".
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes are also known for filling their covers with famous guitar riffs from songs by other punk rock bands. For instance, Elenor begins with the opening tune of The Clash's London Calling, My Favourite Things begins with the melody and opening lyrics of Bad Religion's “Generator” and on the song Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement), the melody from The Offspring ’s “Come Out And Play” can be heard.
They entered the studio on April 3, 2006 to work on their sixth album, “Love Their Country”, which was released on October 17, 2006. The theme of this album is country and western, and includes covers of tracks by Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Prior to the release of the album, Fat Wreck Chords released a digital label sampler iFloyd which included "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" by the band.
Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formed in 1988. The band is well known for its left-wing political views, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments.
The Interrupters
The Interrupters
Since the release of their 2014 self-titled debut, The Interrupters have split their time between touring with the likes of The English Beat and Bad Religion and cranking out new material that shows off their irrepressible sensibility. So when the time came to record their sophomore album Say It Out Loud, the L.A.-based ska-punk four-piece hit the studio with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and fired off 14
new songs that both capture their frenetic energy and reveal a whole new level of boldness in their songwriting. Undeniably fun but urgent in message, Say It Out Loud finds The Interrupters backing their 2-Tone-tinged, guitar-fueled yet melody-heavy sound with lyrics that confront everything from social control and self-empowerment to domestic violence and the media circus surrounding the next presidential election. “Over
the past couple years we got to know ourselves so much better as a band, and
that gave us a lot of room to really grow on this album,” notes frontwoman Aimee
Interrupter, whose bandmates include guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona. Produced by Armstrong and recorded partly at his studio (as well as at Travis Barker’s Opra Studios), Say It Out Loud achieved its vital feel thanks to what
Kevin describes as a “totally organic, GMO-free process” that relied on raw live performance. True to The Interrupters’ unabandoned passion and personal-meets-political dynamic, the album kicks off with “By My Side,” a fist-pumping but tender tribute to outcast solidarity (sample lyric: “After all the stupid things we
did/Our hearts are still beating”). The band keeps it intimate and openhearted on songs like “On a Turntable,” whose snarling guitar riffs and growling vocals pay homage to the life-saving power of music. “‘On a Turntable’ is partly about how whether things are good or bad in your life, there’s always a song for what you’re going through,” Kevin points out. Meanwhile, on tracks like “She Got Arrested” (a gritty look at the impact of domestic abuse) and “Jenny Drinks” (a painfully detailed glimpse into the realities of addiction), The Interrupters shift perspective and bring some unforgettably poignant storytelling to their songwriting. Throughout Say It Out Loud, The Interrupters also embed fiery social commentary into their lyrics, with “Babylon” calling on the people to “conquer the system of control” and “Media Sensation” tearing apart media-controlled
narratives. Another fierce meditation on media responsibility, “Phantom City” has
Armstrong lending his vocals to a darkly charged take on today’s constantly-plugged-in culture. And rounding out Say It Out Loud are a batch of feel-good
songs proving The Interrupters’ unstoppably upbeat spirit, from “The Prosecutor” (“a song about good conquering evil,” according to Aimee) to “The Valley” (a bouncing ode to the band’s homeland) to “You’re Gonna Find a Way Out” (a rowdy anthem inspired by The Specials’ “A Message to You, Rudy” and featuring Less Than Jake’s Chris DeMakes, Roger Lima, Peter “JR” Wasilewski, and Buddy Schaub).
Sick Of It All
Sick Of It All
New York Hardcore band founded in 1985.
L7
L7
American punk/alternative rock band from Los Angeles.
Formed in 1985 and disbanded in 2000 before reuniting in 2015.

Members:
Donita Sparks - Vocals, Guitar
Dee Plakas - Drums
Suzi Gardner - Guitar, Vocals
Jennifer Finch - Bass

Former members:
Gail Greenwood - Bass
Janis Tanaka - Bass
Venue Information:
Parc Jean-Drapeau
1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montréal, QC, H3C 1A9
http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/