Mangy Pride – Opening Act
What do you get when you decide to record an EP inside of an actual bomb shelter located in Gilly, Switzerland?
Psychedelic rock fused with blues and soul.
It seems like a mouthful, but Montreal’s performer and producer, Giulio Pampena, plays it out to perfection.
With the latest addition to their repertoire, The Bomb Shelter Ep, Mangy Pride delivers a pure sound that places audience members in a euphoric state of mind. Influenced by artists such as; Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Johnny Cash, Mangy Pride leaves us with an obscure, yet relatable, work of art. The music invites audience members to indulge themselves in an unworldly and naked setting. Its simplistic exterior neatly compliments the spacious underlying rhythms and harmonies. Its unique and different aspects certainly sets itself apart from the mainstream by venturing into little-known waters.
In doing so, Mangy Pride creates an unconventional line of thinking that breaks the boundaries of music.
The Damn Truth
Don’t you miss that good ol’ classic rock and roll sound? You know, the sound of distorted guitars, thunderous drums and heart felt vocal arrangements?
If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck! On November 19th, Montreal’s very own rock and roll band, The Damn Truth, will be returning home to close out their Canadian cross country tour, Devilish Folk. Fans of the local rock group are relieved to see the band members in good spirits after a tragic turn of events unfolded when their tour van decided to call it quits and engulf in flames on the last night of their tour. Many of their personal belongings, band merchandise and guitars were lost in the process. Fortunately, with the help from friends, family members and supporters, The Damn Truth were able to recuperate their losses and return home safely.
From beginning to end Devilish Folk expresses a deep-rooted classic rock feel that harbours melodies and sounds from the late 1960’s and early 70’s. As soon as those muddy blues guitar riffs, melodic but tight bass and drums, as well as the slightly gritty yet powerful and passionate vocals hit you, you just can’t help but admire the authenticity. The record is an impressive work of art that any fan of the genre would appreciate. Sounds too good to be true, am I right? Well don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself and watch the official music video debuting their hit single, “Heart is Cold”.
Through thick and thin, The Damn Truth have demonstrated their resilience in the face of adversity. As such, I think it’s time for us to return the favor and give our local Montreal band a welcome home celebration that they will never forget at the Corona Theatre music venue, on Saturday, November 19th.
Purchase your tickets in advance for $22 on Evenko, or on the day of the show for $25.
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
You’re not going to want to miss this one, and that’s the damn truth!
About Vincenzo Mariano
An amateur historian with a passion for novels, poems, and music, ready to share his thoughts with the world. As a musician, I frequently explore Montreal bars/venues to further introduce myself with local talent. In doing so, I wish to broaden my musical vocabulary while generating new networks of communication with fellow musicians. Montreal has an abundant source of musical talent that needs to be heard by local citizens. I would like to introduce locals to this underground community scene.