Bleeker (known formally as Bleeker Ridge) was starting off the evening with their garage-rock feel. Originally haling from Orillia Ontario, this band had warmed up the Calgary Stampede goers on the second day. With their raw yet upbeat emotion both lyrically and instrumentally seemed to stay constant through the majority of their set. Hitting their new album (Erase You) songs; such as Getting Out and the single Erase you had really warmed up the crowd for the headliner.
Theory of a Deadman a non-stop band hailing from Delta, British Columbia had brought their hard-rock to the Stampede. Keeping the crowd moving to a ton of their classics spreading their entire discography. As well as their cover of Cold Water, to promote their upcoming album. Their energy got contagious and got the crowd singing to their music, and moving.
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I’m Phil and 27 years old. I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. I’ve worked as a backstage hand, stage crew, street-teamer with Union Events and various labels, been in and out of bands and started my own magazine; Attainable Magazine. In which I focus on band interviews and had the opportunity to sit down with names such as William Control, Real Mackenzies and I Prevail. As well photograph others such as August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Protest the Hero. Though I tend to gravitate towards the heavier styles; punk, metal, hardcore, and so forth. I do end up at any other show I can get too. I originally had gone to university to pursue broadcasting with a minor in photo-journalism but after a year left to continue to purse music on my own terms. If I’m not at a show, I’m either at a record store adding to my ever growing collection. In my free time I also model and practice body-suspension. You can always feel free to contact me on my other social medias.