Bud’s Bar and Lounge will be bringing the sounds of high energy rock and roll to the Columbia Valley when Hamilton-based band Loaded Dice comes to Invermere on April 21.
The group is an alumni of Hamilton’s infamous “Westdale” area, they have come from a long line of Westdale grads like Teenage Head, Forgotten Rebels, David Wilcox, and Ian Asbury from The Cult to name a few.
After listening to their music you can easily see how some of their influences like the Ramones, Social Distortion, Teenage Head, Forgotten Rebels, Real Mckenzies, Dropkick Murphy’s and New York Dolls have inspired them in their musical sense.
The steady stream of lives shows will continue in Invermere with four more shows coming to Bud’s Bar and Lounge.
Sean Cronin, from Bocephus King and Invermere, will be in town with Very Good, who are playing Bud’s on April 25.
This will be an interesting show not only for the band but also because you just never know which guest musicians from Invermere may show up.
In a press release the band explained a little more about where the name of the group comes from.
“In these times, where irony and passivity reigns, we must create ways of saying things without actually saying them.
“In other words: this band is Very Good. It’s issues like these that Vancouver band Very Good addresses, and consequently questions the importance of…all while creating musical tapestries that create a journey through styles and various states of lucidity.”
The group won the Galaxie Rising Star award at last year’s Vancouver Jazz Festival, and since then has been recording a brand-new album.
Cronin is the band’s leader, and his musical life is a testament to the diversity of this project.
He explained that he was raised on country, trained in classical, steeped in punk rock, and brought to maturity as a jazz musician.
Some inspirations include Steve Reich, Bjork, Leonard Cohen, and the Band.
Also playing at Bud’s Bar and Lounge will be Andrea Ramolo on April 27 and Argis Fang on April 28.