Montreal band Trigger Effect to play house show
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 07:09
A home will become a venue tonight as the Montreal band Trigger Effect sweeps through town and plays a show at 604 Arlington Street in South Park; Morgantown’s own metal band Sweet Life and the Cleveland act All Dinosaurs are also on the bill.
The 604 address has a history of house performances. Sweet Life member Jason McCarty says friends of his once lived there and that during their tenure a series of bands came through.
“That house was occupied by our friends for the better part of four years, and during that time we started doing house shows there,” McCarty said. “Over the years, a bunch of local bands and touring acts have played shows there, including: Death Virginia, It's Birds, Ancient Shores, Mega Touch and Russian Tombstones. Mike (Sweet Life vocalist) actually met all of us at 604; he was on tour with his old band Don the Reader.”
While McCarty’s friends have moved on from the location, he says the current occupants were interested in throwing a show after McCarty approached them with the concept.
“I stopped in and just asked the kids there if they would be down to do something at their house,” McCarty said. “All of the kids that live in the house seemed really into the idea of it.
This house is just a great location for shows. It's easy to find, the living room is big and it is relatively secluded so we're not pissing off the neighbors.”
McCarty’s known the members of Trigger Effect since 2007, and he describes them as “a booze-fueled The Bronx meets Mastodon.”
“You can expect blood, sweat, and beers......and the riffs,” McCarty said. “They tour a bunch in Europe, and from what I can tell do rather well for themselves. I once got a phone call from Mike (Trigger Effect drummer) while they were in France, and when I asked him how the tour was going, his answer was, ‘I think it is safe to say that my band is now huge in Slovenia’.”
All Dinosaurs has been described as a fast, loud band “that steamroll into your ears with no intention of stopping for sh** along the way. But pry beneath their steady blitz of noise and you'll hear a band that pays just as much attention to the smaller things that drive their songs.”
That’s the Facebook description, at least.
McCarty says he’s not very familiar with the band, but he’s been given a good recommendation.
“Sergio Da Silva (Trigger Effect bassist) said they were awesome and his word is good enough for me,” McCarty said.
As for McCarty’s own band, he says Sweet Life will have a few new songs to perform - one which they just finished up a couple of weeks ago.
The show kicks off at 7p.m.; there’s no cover, but bands are asking for a $5 donation to help fill the gas tanks of the tour vans.