Laserchrist/Guilhem/Bucky Harris/The Shabs/Hassan
29 May 2020
7:30pm to 11pm
Free Entry

Laserchrist/Guilhem/Bucky Harris/The Shabs/Hassan

Just a Friday night at the local with 5 sick punk bands from 3 different continents. What\'s the big deal?


Straight outta Crofton (via Durban, South Africa); Leatherface and Iron Chic meet The Smashing Pumpkins and Pixies through the door of Kukundu...

Guilhem is a singer/songwriter from Montreal, QC. He started playing solo/acoustic shows in 2012. After playing a few shows every year, he decided to record a first EP in 2017 where he played acoustic versions of songs from his band (Lost Love). In 2018, he recorded another EP called Bad Art at home. After a few tours across Quebec, Ontario, the US and Europe, Guilhem is going to keep on playing shows in 2019 and eventually, record a full-length solo album.

Bucky Harris
Bucky Harris plays a mixture of punk, rock and folk to create their distinct sound. They have toured Quebec, Ontario and the United States. They have had the pleasure of playing such festivals as Pouzza Fest, Rockaganza and Buckfest.

Bucky Harris released their full-length album, Three Wolves, on July 15th, 2016. DyingScene described the album as having a powerful clarity to it that can both raise your fist in the air and bring a tear to your eye.
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In 2014, they released SEATEETH, which was described as a wonderful example of what’s possible when punk rock is blended with more traditional genres by Bloody Underrated\'s Brian Clark.
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They draw influence from such bands as Against Me!, the Sainte Catherines, Dead to Me, The Bronx, Gaslight Anthem. Morning Glory & Mischief Brew.

The Shabs
The Shabs is a Folk Punk band from Cape Town South Africa.

Having gigged extensively across South Africa and Europe for the past 4 years they deliver a tight, captivating set that blends sincere, melodic sing- a-long folk with the raw energy and DIY ethos of punk rock. Drawing influences from artists such as Frank Turner, Erik Petersen and Against Me!, the band never ceases to get a crowd to throw their fists in the air and sing along to their anthemic tunes which have been described as honest, raw and easy to relate to.

The band is made up of Jon Shaban on guitar and vocals, Ryan McArthur on double bass and backing vocals, as well as frequent collaborations with drummers and accordion players. Each musician brings their own flare and flavour to
the music, adding to the uniqueness of their fresh ‘’High Quality Folk Punk” sound.

Since the release of their debut album Folk
is Dead in February 2016 they have toured relentlessly around South Africa (performing at festivals like Rocking The Daisies, Mieliepop, STRAB, Park Acoustics and FORR) as well as three very successful, 6-week European tours
(UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Rep, Belgium) where they were favourites at festivals like Mighty Sounds (twice), No Borders No Nations, Earthquake and Ziva Ulice.

2018 saw The Shabs launch a split album, Deja View with SA folk punk legends, Rambling Bones.

The Shabs plan to release their second full-length album at the begining of 2019 supported by a South African and European tour.