St. John’s, Newfoundland road warriors, Lizband, will return to Sydney for two shows this weekend.
by Mike Morrison
Lizband have been to our fair city many times over the past six or so years, their last visit having been in February during the East Coast Unauthorized 2000. Lizband have become a somewhat regular contributor to the likes of Gobblefest and No-Case style happenings in Sydney and have played to both all-ages and bar-going crowds.
The four piece band, fronted by singer/songwriter Liz Pickard, currently have a new album semi-in-the-works as a follow up to their 1997 release, I’ve Been Here Before.
Although Lizband had looked forward to playing to an all-ages crowd this time around, lack of a consistent and supportive venue in Sydney prevented this from happening. Nonetheless, this weekend will mark two more performances of the bar persuasion for the band who are passing through town on the tail end of a two week tour which has included a North by Northeast showcase in Toronto as well as stops in Montreal, Fredericton and Halifax.
This Friday and Saturday night, Lizband will likely take over one of your favourite watering holes in Sydney’s Downtown. Friday night, House of Rock barn stompers, The Squatters, and Rock Ranger (in their first local show since the loss of bass player Shawn MacKinnon to various Western Canadian cities) will welcome Lizband into Bunker’s Peanut bar for a night of straight up dirty ol’ hick tunes mixed with some tight and shiny rock and roll.
Saturday, Rock Ranger (in their second local performance since the loss of bass player Shawn MacKinnon to various Western Canadian cities) along with best friends Slowcoaster will reacquaint Lizband with Chandler’s Lounge where they played during the East Coast Unauthorized in February. So there you have it, a wealth of information and the outright destruction of any shred of an excuse for yet another weekend of boredom. See ya at the bar.