Thickets Performance: Sat, Apr 17, Railway Club, Vancouver

Thor is celebrating the release of a new album – The Thickets are opening for him and will take the stage at 11pm. I hear it’s $10 at the door, there will be 2 other bands and more details will be announced as they develop.

Please make sure you tell the door person you’ve come to see The Thickets!

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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets are an H.P. Lovecraft inspired hard rock band that sings about math, marine biology, insects, superheroes and of course Cthulhu. We have a song “Shhh….” on Rock Band 2 that you can download. We wear ridiculous costumes on stage. We’re fun, and have the t-shirts to prove it.

Vulcan Sky Records and Ektro Records are pleased to announce THOR’s CD release party and Canadian/European Tour launch! Thor’s Kelowna-based backing band SEVERED SERENITY fuses power-packed rock, prog and metal to create their distinct sound. Vulcan Sky Recording artists Frank Soda & Jett Starsystems will also be making special onstage guest appearances with Thor this rockin’ evening!

THOR – An enduring icon of glam rock/metal and one of the true originators of rock theatre, Thor’s enviable music career was launched with an appearance on the Merv Griffin Show and he’s maintained a steady pace ever since, selling hundreds of thousands of records around the globe. Starting out in Vancouver, Thor first made waves in the bodybuilding world, becoming Mr. Canada and Mr. USA while using heavy music as an intensive training tool. He’s also become an actor and producer, turning out collectible cult classics like “Rock & Roll Nightmare”, “Graveyard” and “Zombie Nightmare”, starring in “The Intercessor”, and appearing in “Murder At The Presidio” and “A Family Lost” to rave reviews. Stay tuned to Thor’s adventures on YouTube and download free tracks at

The DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS is a rock band dedicated to promoting the literature of H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote of lost cities, tainted geneology, alien gods, and that fabled tome, The Necronomicon. While they haven’t been able to get their hands on the ancient spellbook, The Thickets have their own brand of corruption they’re on a Lovecraftian binge of madness, and they mean to take you with them. They have a reputation for entrancing and inciting their live audiences with a melodic blend of energetic punk and rock while wearing graphic costumes that help bring their good-naturedly macabre songs to life. The latest Darkest of the Hillside Thickets project is “The Shadow Out of Tim” concept album, a reimagining of Lovecraft’s short story “The Shadow Out of Time.”

TROPHY WIFE put the mental back in instrumental, combining blistering riffs, funky bass and rhythmic beats into an intensely contagious blend that has hooked fans at venues throughout Vancouver. It’s hard to pin down their mix of rock, funk, metal and blues, but they’ve steadily made believers out of legions of people who simply didn’t know they would like an instrumental act until they heard Trophy Wife. Foregoing a singer and the desire to be conventional or mainstream, Trophy Wife steals all the glory for themselves by dazzling ears, pleasing eyes, moving asses, melting faces and doing other unmentionable things to every other body part you can think of!

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING HENDRIX TRIBUTE – The pure musical genius of JIMI HENDRIX made him one of the most influential guitarists ever in modern music. Self-taught and left-handed, he played with a right-handed Fender Stratocaster turned upside down and restrung, and his use of the Strat’s tremelo bar was one of the signature elements of his blues-influenced style of rock music. He perfected the deliberate use of distortion and feedback to complement his natural virtuoso ability, all the while exuding unequaled charisma, raw talent, and creativity to deliver some of the most revolutionary music of the 20th Century. Be sure to come out and take in the timeless music of Jimi Hendrix this special evening, as Midnight Lightning featuring Mike Zyke Of The Unknown Soldiers Doors Tribute, deliver their loving tribute to the raucous and anthemic Hendrix experience!