Updated: Aug 7
One Bad Son, who hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, started the night with the most appropriate song, "Made In The Name of Rock N Roll." The song shares the name of their brand new studio album and the band’s current Canadian fall tour. One Bad Son’s brand new LP, Made In The Name of Rock N Roll, was released back on October 13th, 2017, through 604 Records.
Photos by Samuel Stevens Photography.
One Bad Son performed a very impressive set at The Garrick, featuring many new songs from their newest album and such singles as "Raging Bull," "Satellite Hotel," "Retribution Blues," and "Scream For Me," to name a few. The band also performed their infamous cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977 hit, "Psycho Killer" and Soundgarden’s 1994 hit "Spoonman." One Bad Son’s Seattle grunge influence shines through their sound prominently. Shane Volk’s powerful vocals are essential in One Bad Son’s unique sound, which makes them stick out in the huge cluster of the current rock bands. The band tries to push the envelope on the rock genre with their thirteen years of experience as a band, especially heard on their newly released album.
Notability in the front row at the show were a few young fans which vocalist Shane Volk made a remark that "Rock N Roll isn’t dead," and the younger fans at the show are proof of it as they will keep the music genre alive for the next generation. One Bad Son will be going on tour in the new year in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the USA, which was talked about on stage after Shane said the Made In The Name of Rock N Roll Fall Canadian Tour was great and that the band wants to take Canada with them everywhere they go on this tour.
In conclusion, I personally think rock n roll isn’t dead, especially in Canada. As much as those kids at the show are going to be a part of it not dying. I believe One Bad Son is part of many bands currently in Canada, honestly the whole world even, that creates massive proof that Rock N Roll isn’t dead.