On Saturday July 17th, the Media Club will be hosting one of its final events before it is converted into a Brown’s Social House. One of the performers that night, Langley band Servo, will be providing their Tragically Hip meets The Who brand of music to send off a very cherished venue. Servo has opened for Peak Performance winners Good For Grapes as well as Nova Scotia’s working class heroes The Stanfields, and have recently recorded a yet to be released EP at the Bryan Adams owned Warehouse Studio. Joining Servo on the lineup are Kownterpoint, Hazel Blackburn, and One Sexy Chokehold.
“Without venues like the Media Club, the more experimental and aggressive acts are going to be forced to put on their own shows in places like warehouses, house parties, rental spaces, or halls where it’s possible that liquor laws won’t be regulated, security will be non-existent, and the safety of the show-goers could be ignored.”
The Media Club has been booking live acts since the mid 00’s, have helped support up-and-coming locals acts like Japandroids, as well as renowned international touring artists such as Alabama Shakes and Reignwolf. It has been one of the few remaining venues in the city that has given punk, metal, and experimental groups the platform to perform without holding them back.
“Without venues like the Media Club, the more experimental and aggressive acts are going to be forced to put on their own shows in places like warehouses, house parties, rental spaces, or halls where it’s possible that liquor laws won’t be regulated, security will be non-existent, and the safety of the show-goers could be ignored. These kinds of shows could also attract the wrong sort of people, get out of hand, and cost the city more by having to send out officers, firemen, and paramedics to these places in cases of assaults or fires,” says Servo’s singer and guitarist, Trevor Van Riesen.
It is becoming all too common for these creative spaces to close in favour of public houses, condos or the like. Located in a goldilocks zone, the Media Club is close to transit, always showcasing a variety of music with wonderful acoustics, all in an intimate stage setting. If you’re looking to help send off the Media Club or even experience local live music in the city for the first time, come out and hang out with Servo and friends this Saturday night.
Doors for the Media Club show open at 8 PM. Tickets are $10, and door admission is $13.19.
Servo recently made their albums free. Enjoy, and make sure to donate to show some love!