Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Indie Rock Haunt-cert! ft. The Zolas

Saturday October 27, 2012
Schooners Pub (in the Legion)
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets available at Madhatter Roastery, Schooners Pub, The Lucky Squid Tattoo, and Valhalla Pure Outfitters as well as online at
$10 in advance - $15 at the door 

This Halloween weekend, 3rd street effort presents West Coast alt-rock talent, The Zolas and The Belle Game. So come sweat through your costume because if it's any good you could win some amazing PRIZES from Lucky Squid Tattoo and Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Medicine Hat.

After debuting with 'Tic Toc Tic' in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across Canada and are back with their second offering, 'Ancient Mars'. Their compelling brand of alt-rock, like Snickers, will satisfy.

Orchestral dark pop group, The Belle Game, has mystified crowds across Canada with haunting melodies that like M&M's, melt in your ears not in your hand. (What?!)

O'hungry for new local talent? Opening the show, will be eclectic hometown boys, 'The Wild', to prime your sweet tooth.

Friday, 10 August 2012

The Pack A.D.

Friday October 5, 2012
Schooners Pub (in the Legion)
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets available at Madhatter Roastery and online at
$15 in advance - $20 at the door 

Tighten your bootstraps 'cause this rock show's gonna blow your socks off!

We all know that tremendously skilled rock duos are the flavour de jour; there’s something refreshingly simple about the face melting, ear bleeding power generated by only two performers playing their hardest. Enter The Pack A.D.

This Vancouver-based, all girl power duo has risen in standing to make top-15 “tag teams to see” lists alongside The White Stripes, Black Keys and the Kills, selling out shows across Canada. Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, we’re bringing the Pack A.D’s unique, belligerent mash of blues, punk, and garage rock to the Hat on October 5th at Schooner’s Pub (a rock show at the legion? Yes, please).

The Pack A.D’s third and latest album title Unpersons hints unmistakeably at something fierce, something feminist and something guaranteed to leave you yelling “I can’t hear you!” at your friends in the cab ride home after the show. You can thank us when our ears stop ringing.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Elliott BROOD

Thursday, June 28th
Schooners Pub (in the Medicine Hat Legion)
Doors open at 8:00pm
Tickets $15 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery, Downtown)
$20 at the door

This one may SELL OUT so don't rely on availability at the door... get em while you can! From out of town? Call 403-866-6051

Marking a 3rd street effort milestone, Elliott BROOD is the reason we began booking and promoting independent Canadian artists in Medicine Hat. The Alt Rock/Country trio, often described as "Death Country" is touring following the release of their latest album, "Days Into Years,"and we're overjoyed to have them.

The Toronto-based band includes no one by the name of Elliott. The Brood, only a shadowy figure constructed out of vocalist/guitarist/ukulele and banjo-picker Mark Sasso, guitarist/vocalist/ukulele-picker Casey LaForet and drummer Steve Pitkin, has a way of sounding like a ghost from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the modern times. It’s like a traveller, part preacher/part snake-oil salesman, who has rolled his covered wagon right out of the 19th century and parked it in the 21st.

Their third full length release of roof-raising rhythm stomp and mandolin collides with luscious harmonies, piano and, for the first time, electric guitar, that is admittedly "loud, heavy and rock n' roll". Crowd participation is all part of the infectious excitement of an Elliott BROOD performance, clapping, stomping and sometimes clanging along with wooden spoons and pans distributed by the band.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Pop Off! in the Park


Sunday, June 24th 4:00 - 7:00pm
Riverside Park - next to city hall
tickets $10 (available at Madhatter Roastery, Downtown)

Three great bands featured in the acclaimed music festival, POP Montreal, will visit Medicine Hat this June for an all ages outdoor show not to be missed!

Hooded Fang brings a melodic tide of scrappy, surf influenced guitar, and 60's drum breaks, a perfect soundtrack to kick off the summer.

Buzzed for their seizure-inducing live shows, Parlovr has an impressive touring record, playing with Artic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Handsome Furs, Born Ruffians and Tokyo Police Club. A blend of retro surf and soul, nestled within hyper modern pop, Parlovr promises to deliver the heat.

Friday, 27 January 2012

BA Johnston * LIVE *

March 20, 2012  Crave Lounge, MHC campus
tickets $5 - Madhatter Roastery or SAMHC office

We're back. It's a new year and we're kicking spring off with a bang... followed by some snot-rockets, and sweating. If you've never experienced a BA show, you're in for a treat! His wild antics include everything from fireworks and writhing shirtless on the floor, to singing his final number from the washroom - don't worry he brings the crowd with him! His music tackles the difficult topics of the day, bedroom deep fryers, his roommate - "mother", and the Zombie apocalypse. This born-showman is difficult to describe... So watch the clips.

Tickets available downtown at Madhatter Roastery or at the Student's Association on the MHC campus.

BA Johnston - Your Roomate's a Couchetard from S├ębastien Ouellet on Vimeo.