SNFU plays The Capital Complex with Neighbourhood Watch and The Missing.
For anyone who complains about the lack of punk rock in this town, the surefire cure for your post punk blues happens Wednesday September 14 when Canadian punk pioneers SNFU take to the Capital stage along with two reunited acts from the city’s underground past.
It’s probably been more than 30 years since SNFU first visited Fredericton. They’ve been back several times since, each time with a slightly different configuration, yet despite having played numerous city venues including the Monsignor Boyd Family Centre, St. Charbel’s Hall, the Pyramid Warehouse, Bugaboo Creek, The Loading Dock and the Musicplex, the legendary Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based band will make their first appearance at The Capital Complex next week.
Over the years the band have retained an enormous cult following worldwide, and have shared the stage with everyone from Bad Brains, Bad Religion and MDC to Green Day and Rancid. Although they’ve had their share of troubles over the years with revolving membership, singer Chi Pig’s well documented drug addiction and at least one sour record deal, the band has continued on. The current lineup, fronted by Mr. Chi Pig (the last remaining founding member) includes past members of several other notable West Coast acts including Gorrila Gorrila, The Real MacKenzies, and JP5. Current bassist Dave Bacon played on the band’s 1986 album If You Swear You’ll Catch No Fish before leaving the band shortly after the record’s release and supporting tour. Bacon rejoined the band in 2014.
Joining SNFU for their first Fredericton show in nearly ten years will be our very own punk rock legends, Neighbourhood Watch. Last fall the band reunited for a 30th anniversary tour of the Maritimes. Since then, they have continued to rehearse and word on the street says new music is in the works.
While the guys in The Missing were still in diapers when SNFU and Neighbourhood Watch were playing basements and community halls and selling 7” records out of the trunk of their cars, they too hold an important place in Fredericton’s all-ages lineage. And while they rarely take the stage these days, their reunion rounds out the lineup for this show perfectly. Joining this bill also inspired them to make all of their recordings available online. Sweet!
Don’t miss this chance to see these three bands on stage together. It will surely be a night to remember.
SNFU + Neighbourhood Watch + The Missing | September 14, 2016 | The Capital Complex, Fredericton | 9 p.m. | $20 | View Event