Legends of Punk 

SNFU, Day Glo Abortions, Sidesixtyseven to play special punk night at Garf’s

Who: SNFU, Day Glo Abortions, Sidesixtyseven

Where: Garfinkel’s

When: Sunday, Jan. 30

Two’s company and three’s a mosh when punk legends SNFU, Day Glo Abortions and Sidesixtyseven take the stage this Sunday in one the biggest coming together of punk bands in Whistler’s long distinguished history of Punk Nights.

And it was a total fluke. The Sidesixtyseven/SNFU show had yet to be confirmed when the promoter got a call from the Day Glo Abortions, who were looking to play in Whistler the same night before embarking on a tour of Australia. After some consultation with band managers, a deal was hatched that put all three bands on the same bill, the first time that Day Glo Abortions and SNFU have played together since the Killing Technology Tour of 1987.

Because of the size of the show, the promoter was forced to move the event from The Boot to the larger venue offered by Garfinkel’s.

Jesus Bonehead, the frontman for the Day Glo Abortions is looking forward to it.

The first time they played in Whistler a decade ago, they brought their equipment to an after-party on Alta Lake Road that the police finally broke up at 4:30 a.m. by cutting the power. Since that night Bonehead says he has a new appreciation for Whistler.

"That was our introduction to party central," he said. "I didn’t know much about Whistler. It’s got this reputation as the Disneyland of the North, but there’s more to it, all the people who live there, and there are a lot of great people.

"When The Boot finally closes, we’ll be coming back that week as well because that was a great place, and has a lot of great memories for us. It’s the end of an era, which we were happy to be a part of."

The Day Glo Abortions just released their eighth album after 26 years, titled Holy Shiite! It was recorded at ESP studios in Toronto in just five days on the same soundboard that Alice Cooper used, with the band members recording together instead of laying the tracks down separately. The final result is an album that’s been favourably compared to the band’s first album, Feed Us a Fetus , and it went number one for a month on Canadian College Radio. They backed it up with a cross-Canada tour in the fall, playing at 32 venues from Halifax to Victoria in a 36 day period.

"We’re really proud of it, it’s straight up Day Glo Abortions, with the wail of guitars, and a voice screaming in your face," said Bonehead.

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