Pup & Touche Amore with guests Brass and SightlinesMRG Concerts & Westward Fest is excited to add Pup, Touche Amore, and Brass to the inaugural Westward Music Festival lineup.
|September 15, 2017|
Visit www.westwardfest.com for more info.
Line-up subject to change.
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WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL:
MRG Concerts presents Westward Music Festival , which features some of the today’s most influential music acts performing live at multiple venues in downtown Vancouver from September 14 to 17.
Festival passes and individual tickets are available now via Ticketfly.
Celebrating the spirit of Vancouver and it’s world-class music scene, the festival is comprised of 15 live music events with multi-genre line-ups all taking place within a 2.5km radius of one another. Participating venues include the Vogue Theatre (open to all ages), Biltmore Cabaret, The Imperial Theatre and Fox Cabaret, with a two-day outdoor event at the Red Truck Brewery back lot.
Overflowing with attitude, energy, and hooky guitar figures, PUP are a punk rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada whose debut album made them one of the acts to watch on the Canadian music scene. Featuring Stefan Babcock on vocals and guitar, Steve Sladkowski on guitar and vocals, Nestor Chumak on bass and vocals, and Zack Mykula on drums and vocals, all longtime friends who met in elementary school, PUP was formed in 2011 under the name Topanga. The original name was a reference to Topanga Lawrence, a character played by Danielle Fishel on the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World, but when the members learned Fishel would be reviving the character in 2014 in a spin-off titled Girl Meets World, they chose to change the name to PUP, standing for “Pathetic Use of Potential.” Topanga released a digital EP titled Oceans, and positive press and attention from other bands helped create a buzz about the group. In 2013, they became PUP, releasing their self-titled debut album through the Royal Mountain label. The album was a hit with both critics and fans, with the group being named Best Live Show and Best New Artist by CBC Radio 3. The band toured extensively, playing throughout Canada and making their way to England and the United States. By the end of 2013, PUP had signed a record deal with the well-established punk label Side One Dummy, and the band spent much of 2014 and 2015 touring in support of SOD’s reissue of their debut LP, launching their first headlining tours of the United States and Canada, as well as making their Australian debut. In February 2016, PUP teased a new single called “DVP” in advance of their second full-length album, The Dream Is Over. Released in May of that year, the album’s title is a reference to a prognosis Babcock received from his doctor: he’d severely damaged his vocal cords, having endured years of non-stop touring. In true punk fashion, PUP used the doctor’s glib comment as the rallying cry for another set of hard-hitting, self-deprecating punk tunes.
Formed in Burbank, California, across 2007 and 2008, the band’s urgent sound, with its melodic sonic assault and impassioned vocals, has grown tighter and more refined through a trio of full-length albums and a series of EP’s and releases. Since those early days, lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin have created a trajectory for themselves through hard work and dedication. And now with Stage Four, their fourth and biggest album to date, they are cementing their status as one of punk music’s most talented, relatable, and visceral acts.
Rising to prominence in the hardcore community through releases on notable labels like No Sleep, 6131, and Deathwish, and on albums like 2009’s …To the Beat of a Dead Horse and 2011’s Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, Touché Amoré crossed into new territory with the 2013 art-punk masterpiece Is Survived By. Having earned early cred, critical favor, and legions of fans by playing lengthy tours of all shapes and sizes—in every basement, youth center, and house show on the circuit but also on large stages alongside bands like Thursday and mewithoutyou, AFI, Rise Against and with touring festivals—the band enjoyed a bigger following which only grew along with their talents.