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Wenches and Rogues and The New Jacobin Club at Amigos
July 11, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Tickets available at the door.
Wenches & Rogues is a Celtic Rock band from Saskatoon, SK. They combine traditional Irish and Scottish music with hard rock, punk and heavy metal influences. They are currently working on their first full-length album, with both originals and amped-up traditional tunes.
Wenches and Rogues first got together August 2012. They made their live debut July 2013 and have since played several shows in Saskatoon at various venues and events, including Folkfest’s Scottish pavilion, Louis events such as Robert Burn’s Night and End of Classes Bash, and Relay For Life.
Wenches & Rogues continues to work hard on new material, writing and recording for their first full-length album. Their heavy style brings a new sound to traditional classics, and their originals pay homage to their Irish, Scottish, and Newfoundland roots.
Outcasts among wise men and fools alike, the New Jacobin Club is a fiendish group of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who have been entertaining and provoking since the mid 1990’s. Combining seedy bohemian stage theatrics with bombastic art rock anthems has given the long lived ensemble a shocking and original edge that has attracted as much heated controversy as it has fiercely loyal fans.
Described as “Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought” (Exclaim! Canada’s independent music authority), “Energizing and engaging” (PureGrain Audio, USA) and “a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” (BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review, UK), the New Jacobin Club never tire of dancing on genre boundaries with nods to classic goth, 70’s rock, power metal, blues, somber folk and even a hint of danceable industrial funk. The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others. Their signature vocal hooks and riffs have propelled them onto local and national Canadian independant radio charts, several movie soundtracks and even their own cable televised acoustic special.