Brendan Kergin, Arts & Entertainment Editor Ω
Marianas Trench w/Down With Webster – Nov. 3
Interior Savings Centre, doors @ 7 p.m., $46.75 to $54.75
Canada has had a string of successful pop-punk bands and Marianas Trench are one of the top, with a string of hits during their ten year career. An upbeat, accessible sound which cracked the charts with songs like “Shake Tramp” and “Celebrity Status.” Openers Down With Webster promise a high energy set as well with their brand of pop-rap-rock.
Lost in The Woods, Simon King, Mike Wolfe – Nov. 9
Bailey’s Pub, 8 p.m., $10 advance or $15 at the door
A night of live comedy with a twist of music. Lost in the Woods, folksy rockers from right here in Kamloops, will be playing a set with a pair of comedians. While they will be providing songs reminiscent of the Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, Simon King and Mike Wolfe will be offering up jokes. The edgy King has had some success lately, including an appearance on CTV’s Comedy Now and a contract with Uproar Entertainment, a comedy talent label.
Kamloops Symphony Orchestra does Elton John – Nov. 16 & 17
Sagebrush Theater, doors @ 7 p.m., $37
For fans of one of the greatest pop acts of all time, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will be doing a pair of nights in honour of Elton John. Classic pop and classical will probably not clash, but meet up in a perfectly civilized manner and spend the night drifting through a 50-year career. The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Choir will be providing vocals for hits from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” to “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.”
Xzibit – Nov. 28
Cactus Jacks, 10 p.m., $25 advance or $30 at the door
The rapper and car enthusiast will be hitting Cactus Jacks supporting his new album Napalm. Xzibit is a heavy-duty rapper with production more akin to metal than most of his Californian counterparts. With a recent video shot in Iraq, this is sure to be a loud, intense show, but as many saw on his MTV show Pimp My Ride, he’s got a sense of humour too. Expect the crowd to be edging on mosh pit more than they would at a Snoop Dog show.