By: Nicole Wolfe
When: October 17, 2015
Venues: The Atria and The Moustache Club
Where: Oshawa, Ontario
The indie music scene is alive and well at small bars and venues across Canada, with Oshawa being no exception. I recently had the pleasure to reconnect with two bands (Voltang and The Anti-Queens) that I previously worked with at ROCK-A-PALOOZA 2 in Barrie, ON. You can read my review about this event here.
Hamilton based, Voltang performed at The Atria as part of a night of heavy metal music. Despite their “raunch and roll” persona, these dirty birds are funny with warm, inviting personalities when not on stage. They are receiving high accolades having recently opened for The Misfits at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, a moment the band describes as being a career highlight for them.
The Anti-Queens, hailing from Toronto, performed as part of a $2 Punk Show, a series put on by local musician/ producer Wayne Kennedy. Kennedy hosts these $2 Punk Shows in Toronto and Durham Region on a regular basis, incorporating local punk bands into the sets. He has also recently started an Indie Record Label, Folk You in the Face, which focuses on acoustic punk music. The Anti-Queens are so much fun to watch on stage. The interaction between ‘4 tits and a dick’ as they call themselves, just works. However, their performance was especially entertaining that night because they brought along their friend, local musician, Val Knox from Black Cat Attack to perform on stage with them.
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Connect with Wayne Kennedy:
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.