Sessions host pop punk night at the Place with Galacticas and The Rock Show Blink 182 tribute


 For something completely differeent than Daniel Champagne, Local pop punk band Sessions celebrated their fifth anniversary at the place with a hot night of pop punk, Sept. 16 at the Place.

Blink 182 tribute the Rock Show at the Place, sept. 16.  Photo By Richard Amery


Sessions, who just released a new CD“ Serious… But Stuff on High End  Denim Records in Red Deer, opened up the show around 10 p.m. as promised  with a spirited set of upbeat pop punk music mostly about girls and drinking and girls.



The Galacticas playing the Place, sept. 16.  Photo By Richard Amery

They had a muddy mix, so  the nuances were  lost in the mud, but they played an upbeat set of catchy ’90s style pop/ skate punk in the same vein as Blink 182 including the new EP with catchy chords and gang vocals.


After Sessions, Calgary pop-punk trio the  Galacticas let their geek flag fly.


 They have released a new CD “Pixels and  Poetry,” and re-recorded their debut “Diagnostics”  with a few more tracks so they played tracks from both of those plus some choice covers.


They played over a multi-media backdrop of animation.


‘Cracked Leather’ “About being a punk rocker in the 2005” was an immediate highlight. They played a lot of songs  about video games and pop culture.


 They added covers of Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle,”  a cover of Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8r Boi,” and their always popular cover of Wheatus’s  “ Teenage Dirtbag,” which had the dance floor full.


THe Rock Show Blink 182 tribute  delivered exactly what was expected—juvenile, bratty, humour and note perfect versions of all your ’favourite Blink 182 humour’90s and 2000s hits, and a few obscurities.


They played “First Date,” “Feeling this,” Raise Your hands,” “Blow Job” and of course “ What’s My Age Again?”

 They Slowed things down for “I Miss You.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Sessions playing the Place, Sept. 16.  Photo By Richard Amery
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