Concert Night

Tonight is finally the night I get to see a band I’ve been wanting to see for probably five years or so, Monster Truck. They’re a high energy hard rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. They definitely sort of have a retro sound while also sounding quite original. The band already has a following few Canadian bands get these days. I also find that metal heads have embraced them even if I wouldn’t really label them a metal band.

They’re touring behind their third album True Rockers. At first I didn’t really seem to like the album when it first came out, but I have a better opinion on it now that I’ve given it another listen. They’ve got a handful of solid rock radio hits up here and I’ve only heard amazing things about their live show. I’m very excited to be checking them out.

The-Sheepdogs

Monster Truck is the band I’m more excited to see, but its actually a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan band called The Sheepdogs. They’re another Canadian band that gets a lot of rock radio airplay. They definitely have a straight forward retro style sound. Even to look at them they look like they came straight out of the 70s. I think The Sheepdogs are a bit more recognized in the States than Monster Truck is. That’s probably why they headline this show. Its the first night of a 3 day festival, so I’m probably going to hit up the other two nights as well as long as I can score some tickets.

Are you familiar with either of these bands?