Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Start Time: 9:00 PM
Event Type: Special Events, Concerts
Last Updated: July 18, 2012
Societys Illswith East End Radicalswww.eastendradicals.bandcamp.comDildonikswww.dildoniks.comSluts On 45www.facebook.com/Sluts.On.45.Dive.MusicSocietys Illswww.societysills.bandcamp.comDefined as "rattling melodic hardcore" by iconic Canadian music magazine Exclaim, Society's Ills are staying close to their roots as they pen songs for their upcoming second full-length studio album. Due for release in late 2012, the new album follows on the heels of the bands successful eponymous 2011 full-length debut, which has been charting continuously on the Earshot Loud chart since November 2011 until June 2012, peaking at number 5 in January 2012.This is all a long way from the humble origins of the band, which was started back in 2006 as more of a hobby for longtime friends The Naj (vocals), Skid Marc (bass, vocals), Danarky (guitar, vocals) and original drummer Dave. Meeting weekly for beers and Misfits covers, the band at first played with more passion than proficiency given that Skid Marc and Dave had never played their respective instruments before. It took some time, but the band slowly worked original material into the set and began playing local dives with bands in and around the Montreal area.The next step in the bands journey saw Society's Ills move past their hobby band status. Dave was replaced with new drummer J-Mighty, whose home recording skills allowed the band to record a 15 song demo that included a cover of the Box Tops' "The Letter". Despite the fact that the band was still refining their skills at this point, the demo was well received and the 200 copy run sold out in its entirety. The band recorded one last 6 song EP titled "The End is in Sight" with J-Mighty before he moved on.The band truly came into its own when new drummer Brent Over, who happened to work at the same bar as Skid Marc, joined the lineup in 2010. Brent Overs level of commitment matched that of the three remaining original members of Societys Ills, who together decided they would no longer be content with building up anything other than a highly motivated and productive band. This new ethos saw the band hit the road for the first time in 2010, playing 15 cities in 17 days with friends Humanifesto. The band also later played the KOI festival, headlined by Anti-Flag.
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