Local rockers Wolfbearhawk have landed themselves the opening slot for the upcoming MC50 show at the Clyde Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 31. A call from the Clyde is something the band has waited for since their opening according to drummer Marc Accilien.
“We have been having dreams about playing the Clyde since long before they opened and to play with a band like MC50,” Accilien said. “This is unreal.”
They have every right to be stoked as MC50 frontman Wayne Kramer has assembled quite an all-star cast of musicians to hit the road with in support of the 50th Anniversary of MC5’s debut release, Kick Out the Jams. That includes members from such acts as Soundgarden, Faith No More, Fugazi, and Zen Guerrilla.
Wolfbearhawk will have no problem stepping up to the plate as by no means are they wet-behind-the-ears having paid their dues in numerous bands over the years including Lollygaggers, Pwince, Samsara, Tested on Animals, Autovator, West-Central Quartet, and I, Wombat — all bands that have made an impact on our vibrant local scene.
Bump into vocalist/guitarist Chad Frey, bassist/vocalist Darren Monroe, guitarist Jason Howey, or Accilien on the street and I’m sure they would be more than happy to discuss their past endeavors and the ride thus far with Wolfbearhawk, a ride that began in 2015 and includes a Middle Waves performance and opening slots for touring acts such as Valient Thorr, The Dead Deads, American Sharks, Taco Mouth, and Black Actress.
As for the band’s future, “We have a recording that we’re working on in our studio that we are putting out in one format or another later this year,” Accilien said. “Then the plan is to sit back and let the money pour in from that and play shows here and there whenever we get bored with our ultra-extravagant lifestyles.”
All that being said, the MC50 show will be one to arrive on time for. Tickets are still available at Clydetheatre.com, the Clyde box office, all three Wooden Nickel locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound, or by calling (800) 514-3849. Well done, Wolfbearhawk!
Beer and the Drifters
2Toms Brewing Company are collaborating with James and the Drifters for a special tiki-inspired beer.
Mai Tides Sour Ale is the new brew that any beer connoisseur or Drifters fans is going to enjoy. The fancy label on the can features caricatures of the band members floating on the water on inflatable rafts.
According to 2Toms, “Their passion for life and music matched our passion in the development of adventures and inventive beer styles. Together we made a fantastic and fun beer for everyone to enjoy!”
2Toms will host a special release on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon until 11 p.m. Stop in anytime throughout the day to try the new brew. James and the Drifters are set to perform at 8 p.m.
B-Side and Bean Town
The Boston-born David Wax Museum will bring their folk and roots to The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 7, in support of their new album, Line of Light.
In addition to their performance, the evening will include a screening of Uncover the Gold, a short film about the band produced by One Lucky Guitar and Red Tide Productions. There will also be a Q&A with the band and filmmakers for plenty of bang for your buck.
Tickets for the event are only $15 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
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