HOLLERADO w/ Young Rival and Wildfire
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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UNION EVENTS & X92.9 ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT
w/ Young Rival and Wildfire
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2011
Doors 8:00 PM, 18+ (No Minors)
Three of the four members of Hollerado grew up on the same street in Ontario. One day, while riding the bus, a man in an exquisitely tailored suit said to them â€œit is not nearly as fun to reminisce about the times you didnâ€™t spend your life savings on four one-way tickets to Japan.â€ With that in mind they got jobs doing construction. Soon they bought an old van and started a moving company (Haulerado). It was these things, tiny little things that people have said, and that Hollerado has done that made them realize living life to the fullest is worth more than anything. To take any opportunity that comes and do everything you want to, that way in the end, there is no regret. From there, Hollerado was reborn and ready to show the country what they were all about through their music.
Hollerado later recorded and periodically lived in Montreal, Quebec where they gained attention as one of Montreal’s “top up-and-coming bands”. The line-up includes lead singer and guitarist Menno Versteeg, lead guitarist Nixon Boyd, bassist Dean Baxter, and drummer Jake Boyd. Since its inception in April 2007 the band has shared the stage with hard-rocker Andrew W.K. and Montreal’s The Stills and Malajube, and was hand-picked by Jack White to open for his newest group, The Dead Weather. The band has also played festivals such as SXSW, Pop Montreal, and Sled Island in Calgary.
In April and May 2009, the band accompanied The Stills and other Canadian indie rock delegates to the TransmitCHINA conference, an event established to promote cultural and musical exchange between the Asian and Canadian music markets. Hollerado played the conference showcase in Beijing to kick off its two-week tour of China.
In 2009, Hollerado self-released its debut album Record in a Bag as a free digital download. Originally from the band’s Demo in a Bag 5. EP, In February 2010, music label Royal Mountain Records along with Arts & Crafts re-released Record in a Bag. the album’s lead single “Americanarama” drew press for its music video starring The Kids in the Hall comedian Dave Foley in a parody of American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney. The album has been favorably compared to the music of Supergrass, Stephen Malkmus, and Weezer. In 2010, Hollerado toured with Free Energy throughout the United States and Canada, as headliner in their home country and as support act in the US. Many of these concerts fea-tured both bands on stage aiding each other in backup vocals on their own songs, and covers of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. In 2011, the band was nominated for the Best New Group Award at the 2011 Juno Awards.
Donâ€™t miss out on catching these up and coming Canadian rock stars live performance at The Republik on Thursday, September 29, 2011!