June 22nd 2018 09:00 PM - June 22nd 2018 11:59 PM

COMMANDOS (formally Lava Dolls)

306 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

COMMANDOS (formally Lava Dolls)


LAVA DOLLS with guests The Un-Teens (Members of Killjoys, Forgotten Rebels), A Celebration Army, Dielectric

Contrast. It’s light and dark, melodic and harsh. It’s quiet despair and primal scream therapy. Contrast strikes to your core and rips you from the mundane. Lava Dolls are the sonic embodiment of that roller-coaster. One minute they’re loud smashing cymbals and cranked Hiwatts, and the next olde piano and cello, or is it a bowed electric bass? The delicate sound of brushes against a snare drum becomes like knives as a lullaby melody veils the band’s darkest lyrics.

Next you’re dragged into an anthemic punk frenzy, and the hook is what? One word, one note, held to infinity like a hymn – you suddenly find yourself singing along to a song you’ve never heard before. Does it sound like Bad Brains or Muse? Lennon or The Foo’s? Your guess is as good as ours. To be sure, they are a rock band for the ADHD generation – those sick of that pink stuff from The Matrix. If you don’t like them, shame on you.




The Casbah

The Casbah (located at the corners of King St West & Queen St North in the Central Neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton Ontario) opened it’s doors in January 2001. The debut event was none other than Seminal Pixies frontman Frank Black and his band the Catholics. The sold out concert was presented by the venue, and in association with a new local promoter who would one day become a more significant component to the Casbah as a live music club.

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