THENON and the world collide 

What: Cero, World Wide Collaboration

Where: Garfinkel’s

When: Monday, June 2

There’s a new event that’s been floating around town for a while called Cero. Hosted by the entrepreneurial Yuko, from Japan, Cero is a celebration of all cultures living and working in Whistler. Bursting with adventure sport psychotics from all around the world, it seemed high time to bring everyone together to party.

And who better to get the global ball rolling than our own wild and woolly Heinz variety rockers, THENON, who will play the next Cero celebration on Monday night at Garf’s with DJ Frank Spinatra manning the decks between sets.

If you like heavy rock, metal, old school punk and hip hop and an international crowd to mingle with, this night is for you. THENON fans will be happy to hear the band is back after a few side projects kept them from gigging over the last few months. Drummer Ryan O’Dowd had been busy making a snowboard movie in Alaska and California. Bassist Bryan has been carving it up with the Crowley Band. Singer Marc Morrisett has been busy with his store The Circle that he co-owns with guitarist Kevin Young, who has also just become a dad for the first time. And new-born baby Dillon, while only a few weeks old, has already sparked a creative nerve in him.

"It’s incredible, I’ve written a few new songs since and can’t wait to unleash them on stage," said Young.

And will it be long before Dillon gets taught the ways of punk metal rock?

"He’s probably already accustomed to it since he’s been coming to our shows for nine months already," he laughed, giving thanks to his faithful girlfriend who never missed a gig.

THENON plan to get back into the swing of things with the band, and considering rave reviews from their last gig in Vancouver set records for the Roxy nightclub’s Tuesday night numbers, good times are still to come. Bassist Bryan said the three-year-old group of Cross Canada Whistler imports have a mutual passion for playing

"We’re writing like mad and tuning our guitars at 11," he said.

Considering an amp only goes up to 10, that’s pretty darn impressive. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets only $5.

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