OFF-Country: The 427’s and Peter & the Wolves
Surf rockers The 427’s join forces with rockabilly outfit Peter and the Wolves for a night of wild Western-inspired rock ‘n’ roll.
Music Mile welcomes the CCMAs and Country Music Week with OFF-Country September 5-7: 3 days, 16 venues and 45+ shows along the Mile, celebrating local and international musicians who are just a little off country. Enjoy blues, roots, bluegrass, rock and more at your fave venues.
Born out of a shared love of surf culture, tattoos, motorcycles, and hot rods, Rob Day and Chris van Keir created The 427’s as a throwback to days spent at the beach and nights spent on the strip. Formed in 2013 and influenced by early ’60s surf music, spaghetti westerns, and film noir, The 427’s released their debut EP, “Surf Noir” in 2014, which was nominated for “Instrumental Recording of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards. After having their music featured in mountain biking, snowboarding, and surfing documentaries, the band self-released their debut full-length, “Mavericks”, which spent seven weeks on the !earshot National Top 50 charts, including two weeks in the Top 20.
In 2016, in continuing to expand their sound and vision, they brought bassist Eve Hell and drummer Wrayne Ramone into the fold and won a local award for best live show. After providing the soundtrack to a Maclean’s magazine feature on river-surfing and spending much of late-2017 writing, the band entered Public Lunch Studios during the winter of 2018 to record their follow-up. “Stay Gold”, which was mixed by Dallas Good of The Sadies, was released on June 1 and closed 2018 at #93 on the !earshot National Top 200 Albums of the Year. As Sharawaji Records states, “My number one album of 2018. Future classic.”
Calgary’s Peter & the Wolves, are an old fashioned rock and roll band bent on makin’ you wanna kick out your chair shake it all night long!
In 2013, they emerged from Bowness, a fresh-faced rockabilly outfit shaped by their forefathers’ rowdy, unstoppable urge to shake it. Led by Howlin’ Pete Cormier, the Wolves were playing the bar scene while half its members were still in high school. Pete flashed his guitar and lady-killer good looks, as Theo dug deep into his stand-up and Paul cranked out soul-scorching keyboard solos. Sweat dripped from their brow and soaked their sharkskin suits; they pulverized the room and left them panting for more.
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first serve. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.