Who: No Big Deal, The Anti-Queens, The Therapists & Lightmares
Where: The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery in Barrie, ON
When: July 28, 2018
It was a clash of the north and south when four punk bands from Ontario converged in the middle to destroy the fans at The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery in Barrie on Saturday night. I am pretty sure The Foxx will never be the same after this punk show!
Representing the north were two bands from the Sudbury area – Lightmares and The Therapists. It was my first time seeing both of these bands, and I can tell you it will certainly not be my last. Lightmares started off the night right with some incredibly high-intensity music. When The Therapists were on stage I kept asking myself, what am I witnessing? Their on-stage antics were complete with props and wicked humour the encouraged crowd participation.
Next it was the south’s turn to strut their stuff. Host band, No Big Deal, came on next and got the crowd up and dancing yet again. I have had the pleasure of catching these guys a few times now and every show offers something a little bit different. You never know what to expect from these boys from Streetsville who spend a good deal of their set jumping around, climbing on top of each other and jamming out to their totally lovable songs, including their newest single, “Can’t Let This Go”. Finally Toronto-based, The Anti-Queens, closed out the night in a way that only four hard rocking ladies can! The crowd begged for more at the end of their set and the Queens indulged their fans with an encore featuring our very own Michael Amaral on guitar in a guest performance!
There is something to be said about getting out to support local bands at a local venue who devote their lives to getting their music out there! It takes a village to make it happen: from the bartenders, security, promoters, sound and lighting engineers, bar owners and even those pesky photographers. Having been a part of this tribe for several years I can tell you it is one hell of a family to belong to. Come one, come all to a local rock show! You will be glad you did! May we suggest heading down to Rock The Coliseum in Mississauga to see No Big Deal perform on Saturday?!
No Big Deal
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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.