Monster Truck barrels to Waiting Room tonight - VIDEO
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • August 15, 2013 @ 5:29pm
The Canadian Press describes Monster Truck’s music as “no-nonsense chug-and-slug rock.” The band’s website refers to its sound as a “mixture of grunge and punk era influences with alt-sounding vintage rock.” The band’s promoters, The Agency Group, calls it “raw and basic.”
Regardless of the descriptions of the band’s sound, there’s no doubt that Monster Truck—still fresh off its 2013 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Group of the Year”—is a north-of-the-border behemoth.
The four-piece band romps to Buffalo for an 8 p.m. show tonight at Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo with opener Handsome Jack hitting the stage at 9 p.m. Day-of-show tickets run for $17 at the door.
Monster Truck’s show is part of the Buffalo.com Presents concert series and was booked and promoted by After Dark Entertainment.
Jon Harvey, Jeremy Widerman, Brandon Bliss and Steve Kiely make up the shaggy-haired rockers, who released their first full-length studio album, “Furiosity,” in late June.
“Furiosity” actually came after the band’s Juno Award, however, which recognized the success of the band’s two EPs—a self-titled release in 2010 and “The Brown EP” in 2011. Concerned that the competition that Monster Truck faced at the Junos was feeble? The rockers edged Walk Off the Earth to win the category.
The Canadian Press’ Nick Patch sums up the band neatly in his late-May article:
“Garnering comparisons to Saskatoon’s shaggy retro-minded Southern rockers the Sheepdogs, Monster Truck is a throwback that mines ‘70s riff-rock and sludge-slinging ‘90s grunge in almost equal measure, simultaneously inspiring well-earned comparisons to Deep Purple (for whom they opened) and Soundgarden.”
Here’s a video of Monster Truck in action: