There are a few good reasons to check out C’mon’s CD Release Party this Friday, September 21, at the Horseshoe Tavern. The most important, however, is to watch bassist Katie Lynn Campbell do that insane thing where it appears like her body is about to snap in half she’s leaning so effing far back. That is how rock ‘n’ roll C’mon are; severed spines be damned! Among the other reasons to be kickin’ it at Queen and Spadina this Friday are Ian Blurton’s beard, the presence of new solid drummer Dean Dallas Bentley, and the fact that C’mon are one of the loudest bands in this city. Like Hogtown’s own Motörhead, but with less warts and proper microphone technique. Sort of.
Blurton’s got a reputable list of former acts if there ever was one, including Change or Heart and Blurtonia. C’mon, formed four years ago, is another milestone of gritty rock ‘n’ roll for the veteran musician and producer. Campbell’s proven her chops with Nashville Pussy and Famous Monsters, and Bentley comes aboard having kept time for Damn 13, All Systems Go, and Monster Voodoo Machine.
Opening the night is Quest for Fire, who count former members of The Deadly Snakes and Cursed among their ranks(!!!), along with Diemonds and Moncton’s The Motorleague.
Photo by Janzen Photography.