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Event Archive - Punk Legends: NoMeansNo

Fri. June 19th 2009 Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (No Minors)
10pm - 1am doors at 9pm
$18 Advance / $20 Door
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records 635 Johnson St., High Tide Entertainment
No Means No
with opening guests... Ford Pier Band
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sugar Nightclub, 858 Yates St., Victoria
Doors 9:00pm - Show 10:00pm
Tickets: $18.00 Advance / $20 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., Ditch Records 635 Johnson St.,
and online at
No Means No websites: &
NOMEANSNO define post-modernist hardcore. In a word (or several), they are intelligent, articulate, studied,
thoughtful, violent, passionate, intense, and playful. Acclaimed by peers and adored by fans, this musically adept trio
has consistently thrilled sweaty crowds around the world. The band is a punk rock success story, albeit on their own
terms, well hidden beneath the radar of the music industry.

NOMEANSNO formed in the heady days of late 70's punk. Rob Wright, then a dishwasher at a campus cafeteria,
witnessed an early performance by DOA. With a burst of inspiration, he formed a duo with his brother, John. In the
early 80¹s, after adding a guitar player, NOMEANSNO began to tour in earnest, captivating audiences with their live

No One is their ninth studio album, and, in typical fashion, it is a monster. Produced by the band, this thundering
release was recorded in Spring 2000 at Vancouver¹s Lemon Loaf Studios by Mark L¹Esperance. The whopping 63
minute masterpiece includes two covers - the RAMONES anthemic "Beat On The Brat", played with ominous Sabbath
overtones, and a unique rendition of Miles Davis¹ classic, "Bitches Brew", featuring guests Mark Critchley (Itch) and
Dave Macanulty (Royal Grand Prix) on keyboards and congas respectively. Tom Holliston, the band Œs guitarist
throughout the 90's, comes of age on this new album with "A Little Too High", a savage paean to cocaine psychosis.
Tom funnels his powers into the brother's percussive maelstrom, flavoring the song with his own special dementia.
"Our Town" is a typical NOEANSNO tour de force, an epic tale told in lockjaw rhythm; swelling and heaving in great
tidal waves, it is guaranteed to make your neck ache.


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The exciting quartet the rest of the worId calls NOMEANSNO was formed in 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia. The original group remains intact to this day, consisting of brothers Bob and John Wright, Tom Holliston and Ken. NOMEANSNO's first album "Mama" was produced by Bill Crappelle, who has since gone on to work with many of the finest acts in th... more info
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