Grade School & Black Pontiac

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West coast rockers Grade School and Black Pontiac join forces at the legendary King Eddy on June 27.

About Grade School:

Grade School is a five-piece indie rock band from Vancouver, BC inspired by artists such as The Strokes, Pavement, The Backstreet Lovers and Mac DeMarco. In 2023, Grade School released their debut album “How To Make Wooden Planes” on Kingfisher Bluez, which was met with a sold out album release show at Vancouver’s, Green Auto. Their most recent and third EP, “Be Cool, Grade School!” was released independently in May 2024. They have played venues with the likes of The Rickshaw Theatre and the Fox Cabaret, opening for bands such as Peach Pit and Winona Forever.

About Black Pontiac:

A West Coast attitude, DIY work ethic, and mainstream aspirations come together in the genetic makeup of Black Pontiac. Emerging onto the Pacific NorthWest music scene with a unique brand of ‘Cage the Elephant meets The Clash’ inspired party rock, the unparalleled energy of their live performances quickly turned the Vancouver quartet into local celebrities. Tours, festival appearances, and opening slots for names such as Peach Pit, MONOWHALES, and M.A.G.S. followed along with collaborations by way of production from James Younger (Yukon Blonde), Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) and Parker Bossley (Gay Nineties). With the experience behind them and an uncertain future ahead, Black Pontiac remains unshaken and continues to maintain independent control of their creative output and collective destiny.
Black Pontiac is Matt Purkiss (vocals), Mack Riddell (Guitar), Sam Riddell (Drums) and Avery John Shoesmith (Bass).

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: June 27, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $15 in advance or $20 at the door

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