Tonight’s concert at the Waverley Hotel is a particularly important one for the Comox Valley, as it is the release of the latest album for The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer.
Framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ignite the gritty, blues-rock grooves they have been recognized for by adding drummer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas) and keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark Woods) into the melting pot as well as the golden voices of Dawn Pemberton, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Ben Rogers,Khari Wendell McClelland, Erik Nielsen and Ricardo Khayatte. Add equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals, and biting guitar and you have an album perfect for any doomsday date-night.
Apocalipstick is the follow up to 2014’s A Real Fine Mess, which received considerable recognition, including a ‘Blues Album of the Year’ Juno nomination (2014) and win for the ‘Blues Album of the Year’ and ‘Alternative Album of the Year’ at the WCMA’s (2015).
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are relentless touring artists known for their high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying performances. They have recently toured the UK with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the EU with Dr. Dog and XIXA and the US with Tinariwen.
They have also shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Booker T Jones, Mother Mother, The Sheepdogs, and Serena Ryder and have played their fair share of festivals including: Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Montréal Jazz Fest, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Festival D’Été de Québec, and Regina Folk Festival. 2017 will see the band bringing their bed of chaos to a festival, hinterland and city near you with Apocalipstick.
Tickets are avaialbe at Bop City, The Waverley Hotel, by phone (250) 336-8322 or online at cvw.tickit.ca. Doors are at 9 p.m.