Mon. Apr 4, 2016

Truth be told I love a little rock n’ roll, always have.  Elvis Presley, the original rock n’ roller, once said, “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.” I can’t help it either. I mean, I’ve got lots of long hair and a sense of rhythm, so if I want to head bang, then gosh darn it, I’m gonna head bang.

It’s my love of rock and roll, along with my affection for my birthplace of Hamilton, Ontario that’s got me very excited for Canada’s modern version of a good ol’ rock and roll band, Monster Truck.
Born in 2008 from the ashes of various Canadian Indie bands, Hamilton based Monster Truck began as a sonic affront to the very industry its members were bred from. After the release of their debut album ‘Furiousity’ in 2013, these guys took home the JUNO award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. This was quickly followed with a gig at Britain’s Download Festival, touring with American rock band Visto Chino, and a North American tour opening for one of the most definitive rock bands of our time, Alice in Chains.
 
Still don’t know Monster Truck? Give them a listen before they hit the FIDO Main Stage. Check out their music videos on YouTube. The video for ‘The Lion’ stars Deaner from FUBAR. As Deaner would say, “turn up the good, turn down the suck!” Not to worry Deaner, we will only be turning things up in Skier’s Plaza on April 9th.
 
Flying in for WSSF straight from their European tour, they will pay us a visit before jetting off to Vegas for their next gig. These guys are touring almost completely non-stop until October. OCTOBER! I couldn’t help but notice that according to their tour dates they seem to have taken part of August off. I’m assuming they will be taking a well- deserved break and I can picture them sitting at the cottage crushing beers around a campfire like most Ontario boys would do in the summer.
 
Playing loud and proud hard rock with strutting 70s style and a dash of grunge-era sneer, don’t miss MONSTER TRUCK on the FIDO Main Stage on Saturday, April 9th from 4-5:30PM.
 
For a full schedule of music, visit: http://wssf.com/2016-Event-Schedule