I know what you’re thinking, jaded reader. “So whaat’s the deal with this Saturday’s punk show at the Seahorse?” you might ask in your best Seinfeldian warble.
Well, for one thing, this show features a Wire cover band (comprised of No Flyers Please.) When’s the last time you heard songs from Pink Flag played in public? Oh yeah — NEVER.
The show also boasts a notable lineup in the Cock Sparrer cover band, which features Envision’s Ian Hart, Dave Brown (Career Suicide), Jonny Stevens (of The New Breed - and also, he’s that guy who does that Halifax Pop Explosion thing) and notable locals Craig Hamlin (Tongan Death Grip) and Matt Grace (The Graboids, Hemingways). I am not cool enough to know who the real Cock Sparrer is, but I do know that that’s a fine-looking lineup of Halifax punk thoroughbreds, right there.
The show is rounded out by the always-solid Dead Boys cover band (featuring men from Quivers and the Fat Stupids, probably Matt Grace) and the Ramones tribute Too Tough To Die. It’s a very special covers show — a show that aims to make you collapse, in a pile of stinking drunk. You like this. The show begins at 10pm for a measly $7.