Hardcore Valentine’s dance at Courtenay Legion

Forget the traditional chocolates and roses — come to the My Bloody Valentine's Day dance.

Forget the traditional chocolates and roses — come to the My Bloody Valentine’s Day dance featuring local metal band Mendozza and Victoria’s BuzZard.

These two bands will dish out the metal to the Comox Valley this Saturday when they step up to the stage at the Courtenay Legion for a fundraiser to benefit the Comox Valley Community Arts Council.

Mendozza’s latest self-titled album was recorded in Sooke and mixed by Matt Bayles (The Sword, Mastadon, Botch) in Seattle. He describes them as “a powerful sludge-hammer with nice melodic lead work, where Sabbath riffs meet the power of High On Fire.” They have been honing their seedy craft for over seven years now and has shared the stage with bands such as Soilent Green, Jucifer, High on Fire, Kalas, Dixie Witch, 3 Inches of Blood, SNFU, Pride Tiger, Zimmers Hole, Bison BC and countless others.

BuzZard is a three-piece hard rock band, always progressing

to the heaviest and sonic sound it can come up and delivers a loud

performance that will keep you out of your seat.

“With the cuts in government funding for the arts, we need money to keep operating and Mendozza and BuzZard have stepped up to the plate,” says CVCAC event organizer Jenn Alton. “Coming out to this fundraiser show is an excellent and fun way to support local arts. Your participation helps to support arts and culture in this community.

“The Arts Council has supported many projects, events and groups in the community throughout our 42 years of activity. Projects such as the Mural Mentorship Project, Kidsfest, and Local Colours Arts Festival were on this year’s line up. We have supported dozens of projects in the past and continue to work as facilitators for the arts community.” said Alton.

The Muir Gallery, another project of the CVCAC is also in dire need of support. The Muir plays a major role in the work of the Arts Council, supporting local emerging artists and acting as a meeting place, workshop space and general-purpose utility closet for all types of cultural activities in our community, she added.

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council invites you to come share a night of metal with Mendozza and BuzZard.

Tickets to the My Bloody Valentine’s dance are $10 and available at the door. There will be a bar, 19 years or over.

The dance will be held Feb. 11 at Royal Canadian Legion at 367 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. Doors open at 9.

For more information on events and programs run by the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, check out www.comoxavalleyarts.org or send an e-mail to info@comoxvalleyarts.org.


— Comox Valley Community Arts Council