The Rock City archives: 2013

Propagandhi, Rock City Main Hall

  • Monday 15th April 2013
  • Supported by: Comeback Kid + Shai Hulud + War On Women

Propagandhi + Comeback Kid + Shai Hulud + War On Women are set to blow the roof off the main hall very soon!

Propagandhi was formed in 1986.

In 1997 Propagandhi recruited The Rod from a band called I SPY. Propagandhi and I SPY had previously toured Western Canada, and released a split 10′ record together. The band released 4 records on the American label Fat Wreck Chords until 2005 when its relationship with the label began to sour. In 2006, the band became a 4-piece for the first time in 20 years, adding David “Beaver” Guillas to the fold, whose previous posts included masterminding the legendary, meditative, experimental instrumental trio, Giant Sons, who Hannah described as “the best band in Winnipeg since I Spy called it a day”.

In 2006, the band were nominated for — and won — the inaugural ECHO Songwriting Prize for the song “A Speculative Fiction”, from the album Potemkin City Limits. The band responded, “awards are like hemorroids: eventually every asshole gets one” and promptly donated the award money to the Canada-Haiti Action Network (a pro-democracy, anti-imperialist project) and the Welcome Place (a refugee support agency in central Winnipeg).

In 2008, Chris went on sabbatical from G7 Welcoming Committee Records, meaning that for the first time in 11 years, Propagandhi would receive the undivided attention and energy the band felt the project deserved. Nine months later the band completed their 5th full-length album entitled “Supporting Caste”, a 50,000 watt no-holds-barred, forward-thinking tip-of-the-hat to the giants — Voivod, Rush, NoMeansNo, SNFU, Sacrifice, Razor, Guilt Parade — that have gone before them.

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