Saving Abel is a perfect example. I had the chance to catch their show this summer when they had a stop in Lethbridge, AB. I had heard a handful of songs by them and I liked every single one. Lead singer Jared Weeks with his very strong and sexy vocals is backed up by very talented musicians Jason Null, Scott Bartlett, Eric Taylor and Rick Anderson. When Jared invites his listeners to "come and tell me what my kiss tastes like" in Sex is Good...oh fuck baby...and touch and lick and suck and whatever else you want to do to me!
My very favorite Saving Abel tune is Mississippi Moonshine! I've never performed for anybody but my cat and dog...okay and a bar full of patrons, but not onstage and that was after a lot of fucking beer....but Jared, if you're reading, I have this awesome fantasy of you and me performing that song as a duet....hehe, not my only fantasy featuring you, you know just in case you missed my subtle hint above....anyway, give me the second verse (change around a couple of words) and second chorus and we could rock that tune like Johnny and June going to Jackson!....baby, call me!
Jonas and the Massive Attraction stopped in Lethbridge this summer as well, so guess what? That's right, I was there. This band is from Montreal and if you haven't heard their huge rock hit Big Slice, where the hell have you been? They've been overplaying it on every fucking rock station across Canada. After they fucking rocked the house, I ran (to the other side of the bar) to buy the CD and they quickly became one of my favorite listens this summer. I had the chance to hang around and talk to the boys after the show....super great guys...oh yeah and fucking hot too!
I won tickets to the My Darkest Days show in Lethbridge from local radio station, Rock 106 - thanks again guys! Talk about cougar bait! These guys are to middle aged women as the full moon is to werewolves! No shit, they'll fucking turn right before your eyes. These young guys from Toronto have a huge popular hit with "Porn Star Dancing" featuring artists Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) and Zakk Wilde (Black Label Society) that literally turns middle aged housewives into gyrating sex kittens! It was incredible! I'd never seen anything like it!...don't get me wrong, I'm not judging, as a matter of fact I like to be a gyrating sex kitten myself and usually am, believe me... but then again, I'm a bit of a slut...hey...in a good way...
And of course, if I am going to speak of My Darkest Days, I have to speak about local boys Double Jack (Lethbridge). They won our local Battle of the Bands competition and opened for My Darkest Days. They're a hard hitting rock/metal band and their music, whether it is their original stuff or covers, blows me away....and their covers....fuck yeah...Pantera, Tool, Metallica, and my personal favorite, the only dance tune they do (they'll tell you that) Black Betty by Ram Jam! I love these guys! And you want to talk sexy...Jack Stevens...Marc Belisle...fuck yeah!
And last but certainly not least are two bands from Calgary that I just recently saw in Lethbridge. Kingdom of Few and Silo are two very class act bands. I had only heard clips of their music online in promotions and was impressed, but holy fuck...their live show fucking rocks! Kingdom of Few took the stage, opened up and blew me away! They possess a sexy, energetic rock style and an even sexier lead singer Curtis Butala.
Silo didn't disappoint either. Their hard hitting metal/punk sound, amazing guitar riffs - you fucking rock, Youngblood!- and for lack of a better word, crazy stage show was fucking incredible. I get happy just thinking about their show! I can't wait to see them again!
I've been focusing on the live shows I've recently been to see, but I have to wrap up this post with a shout out to a couple of very different but equally talented artists I've recently come across online...
- Metal/Punk Fans - hey, pay attention - Gift of Destiny These fucking guys rock hard! Raise Some Hell is one of my new favorites! Listen to it...it'll be one of yours too.
- Rap fans - Mezziah is going to be huge, huge, huge...this guy is one of the best rappers I have ever fucking heard! His talent, intelligence and integrity will take him far....mark my fucking words...huge! And he's Canadian! Yay us!