REVIEW: The Dead South at The Capitol (Jan. 5, 2015)

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Because sometimes the opening act is the big game

An average Monday night in Saskatoon is a challenging one to bring an audience to a show, especially for local bands. Add on to this, the end of the holidays, a big hockey game, and unbearably cold temperatures and most bands would be shocked to have any fans at their show.

This theory was ruined Monday night as the Capitol Music Club played host to three local bands and a bustling crowd.

Like many others, I missed the first band, as I was watching the hockey game – apologies to the band, I heard good things! Luckily I made it in time to see Saskatoon rockers League of Wolves. Particularly awesome was hearing their song “Straight Shot” which seems to have been gaining a lot of intention lately; recently at an Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils game.

The Dead South (folk rockers from Regina) headlined the night. If you’ve never seen the quartet in action, make sure you do – they are awesome to watch! After a 2014 that took the group to Europe and the US (I caught their set in New York which was fantastic!), they are gearing up for what looks like an even busier 2015. Later this month, the boys are heading back to Europe for a month. All the best to them on their adventure!

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– Words and photos contributed by Mike Morien