PENNYWISE + THE PLANET SMASHERS + THE DAMN TRUTH + MALFAISANTS
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PENNYWISE + THE PLANET SMASHERS + THE DAMN TRUTH + MALFAISANTS

In-person Event
August 6th 2022
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm / Doors: 5:00 pm

12 avenue Murdoch, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada
For more information about this event, please contact Osisko en lumière at info@corpodesfetes.ca.

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OSISKO EN LUMIERE WESTWOOD is the perfect marriage between music and fireworks. To conclude every evening in a beautiful way, the sky of Rouyn-Noranda lights up under the spotlight of fireworks from firms recognized throughout Canada and the world.

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OSISKO EN LUMIERE WESTWOOD is the perfect marriage between music and fireworks. To conclude every evening in a beautiful way, the sky of Rouyn-Noranda lights up under the spotlight of fireworks from firms recognized throughout Canada and the world.

Refunds
No refunds
Exchanges
Up to 1 day before the event starts
Free for children
Free for 10 years old and under

The main entrance is located on the "Sentier polyvalent Osisko'', leved with Tremoy Park. It can be reached by walking along the Osisko Lake or by the entrance of the Rouyn-Noranda Tennis Club.

You can park in one of the following three parking lots and use our FREE SHUTTLE!!!

Shuttle available every evening between 5:00 PM and 00:30 AM :

- Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (R-N)

- La Source School

- Jacques-Laperrière Arena

Pennywise

Few bands have endured with as much demonstrably California-encompassing vibrancy as the Hermosa Beach, CA institution that is Pennywise. They reign unchallenged, outside the margins of the mainstream, a staple on the SoCal radio airwaves and worldwide festival circuit revered and championed by generations of fans filling theaters and clubs. Pennywise possess the power to merge the subversive with the celebratory. Each Pennywise record is chock full of fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times. On paper it may read like a mess of contradictions, but on record, it sounds like California. At this point, three decades since the band’s DIY beginnings, Pennywise classics like “Same Old Story,” “Fuck Authority,” “Alien,” “Homesick,” and “Bro Hymn” are as fundamental to punk rock and hardcore as stage dives and guitars. The combustible chemistry between the diverse creative personalities within Pennywise delivers some the culture’s strongest songs, obliterating the boring sameness of easygoing attitudes with a push-and-pull process that hammers the strongest songwriting and performances from each individual into a remarkable cohesive whole. The defiantly titled Never Gonna Die is the first full album of brand new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over ten years. It’s astimely as it is timeless, charging head first into the chaos of the current climate of the world with the tried-and-true determined sound the Pennywise faithful demand. Never Gonna Die was forged in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk and produced once again by rock producer and close collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio). “We Set Fire Tonight” is a furious resistance anthem challenging the “austerity measures” around the world that deny basic social services to the most vulnerable. “American Lies” cuts through the fog of disinformation and disingenuous worldviews, rejecting partisan posturing in favor of true patriotism. “Can’t Be Ignored” is both selfexamination and societal exhortation, addressing the ravenous hunger for more that shatters the spirit and could literally destroy the world as we know it. The title track demands an evolutionary shift in consciousness, pleading to put hundreds of years of dogma to rest, to never accept those prejudices are “Never Gonna Die.” “Live While You Can (Time Bomb)” is the Pennywise take on the timeless adages to live while you can, enjoy today, and never let the bastards get you down. “Goodbye Bad Times” further emphasizes the holistic side of the band’s ethos, a steadfast reminder of the power of encouragement, personal empowerment and communal interdependence. As ever, touring across the world playing with and playing to likeminded rabble rousers and mischief makers, Pennywise summon all the best and brightest of SoCal punk spirit, consciously exposing the world’s flaws as well as their own, and celebrating life loudly. As the terrifying clown who shares the band’s namesake returns to the pop culture consciousness, via a massively well-received movie adaptation and its forthcoming sequel, so too has Pennywise – the band – reemerged at their absolute strongest. Forbes Magazine said, “It doesn’t just float, It soars.” Pennywise? They effin’ scorch

The Planet Smashers

NOW CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SKA PUNK PARTY MAYHEM! That’s right. The Planet Smashers have somehow managed to survive a quarter century of worldwide touring, non-stop partying and extremely questionable life decisions. An absolute staple in the Canadian music scene, The Smashers have been slinging their two-toney, punky, new wavee party ska to the four corners of the earth with an unapologetic middle finger raised on one hand and a double mai-tai cocktail firmly gripped in the other. The band has faced way more than their fair share of adversity over the years but have always managed to maintain an unequivocally positive and often hilarious approach to life; and this admirable attitude comes shining through in every single one of their songs. Too Much Information is The Planet Smashers’ ninth full-length album and adds another illustrious set of bangers to their 25 years legacy of unbelievably addictive songwriting and defiant debauchery. These fourteen songs run through a diverse collection of themes ranging from the culture of over-sharing (Too Much Information) to being obsessed by love (Can’t Stop) to eating far too much ice-cream (Brain Freeze) to that one time a couple years back when Matt Smasher broke his neck in four places after a show in Sherbrooke (Break My Neck A Love Song). One thing’s for damn sure, you just can’t keep a good band down. For fans of: The Specials, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Interrupters, Reel Big Fish

The Damn Truth

The Damn Truth, a band that has been hiding in plain sight for the last nine years, has slowly been bubbling up from the underground on to the radar of a wider audience. They've played Europe and the US, opened tours for ZZ Top, the Sheepdogs, Styx and Rival Sons, sold out the legendary Whisky a Go Go in LA, sold out the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal and just recently played at Osheaga 2021. It's a lineage of hard work that's come to fruition with their latest album Now or Nowhere. The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (lead vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (lead guitar/vocals), PY Letellier (bass/vocals) and Dave Traina (drums/vocals).

Malfaisants

MALFAISANTS have been delivering an amalgam of punk rock and hiphop to the Rouynorandian public since 2017. Having never played together, but eager to create a unique project, the members meet for the first time to assess whether a chemistry can be created. First rehearsal, first song. The reste came from an EP titled « Kin Toé! » which announced the colors and the energy of the group. Composing with their influences from various backgrounds, a synergy is heard right from the first listen. Catchy lyrics on heavy drums, led by responses from guitars and basses, all the elements merge to produce a distinction in the Quebec musical landscape. In 2022, MALFAISANTS return in studio to put the final touches and introduce you to a new eponymous opus.

Bad Waitress

"Bad Waitress’ antsy art punk revels in fits of fury and ego. It spits in your face and winks, ferocious and playful. The Toronto-based four-piece play like they’re conspiring or casting a spell, each member wielding a different power, howls and erratic drum fills and fiery riffs fueling one another. That improvisation spirit doesn’t stop at their music. Katelyn Molgard, Nicole Cain, Kali-Ann Butala, and Moon finish each other’s sentences. Their conversations flow like free jazz. When asked to describe Bad Waitress’ sound, they agree on one word: conviction. “We play with conviction. There's nothing apologetic about it,” Kateyln says. “Even with our bizarre song structures, we don't hide anything in our music. It's just very...I don't like the word raw, it’s overused, but...raw.” The band fidget between genres, instead honing a distinct energy. “It's energetic. It's electric,” Moon adds. “It's whatever word that we can think of later that's better than raw.” Nicole suggests, “Honest?” Katelyn jumps in, “Rawnest.” The path that led them together follows a similar rhythm. Kali (Vocals & Guitar) and Moon (Drums) started jamming as The Nude Dogs back in 2014. Katelyn (Vocals & Guitar) joined two years later, and by 2018, the trio would release their Party Bangers EP under the name Bad Waitress. “It started off small,” Moon reflects. “The main premise of the band was that we just wanted to get together and play music with people who weren't old men.” When Nicole (Bass) joined in late 2018, things really clicked into place. “We didn't realize what was missing until it happened. Then it was like, this is like what our fucking band was missing this whole time, this extra little piece that made it all make sense.” Bad Waitress’ debut full-length album, No Taste, finds strength in mood swings, from upbeat “groovin down the street” songs like “Strawberry Milkshake” to “I'm gonna fucking punch everyone” songs like “Lacerate,” as Nicole puts it. “It’s good to listen to when you're walking alone at night. I get really anxious, but I feel powerful when I listen to this album, like I’m fucking untouchable. It’s basically a self-defense album.” “There’s always a ‘fuck you’ to the man,” Kali says. “The album is a rollercoaster. Every song takes you somewhere different.” “We definitely don't run the risk of being pigeonholed with this album,” Katelyn adds. “It really does showcase all of our talents individually and how they come together.” “I slipped away into a distant void,” the opening track begins. “Rabbit Hole” throws you into a thunderous spiral, riffs ablaze, before “Yeah Yeah Yeah” pummels you down further with its driving guitars, crashing drums, and echoing shouts. By track five, Bad Waitress take on a slightly softer tone. Or maybe they’re just tired: “There’s cynicism, battling with vices,” Katelyn explains. “We’re using past trauma to generate a scathing, badass sound. We’re embracing our demons.” Traces of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Stooges can be heard throughout No Taste. The band also cite jazz as an inspiration. Moon’s background playing improv jazz, blues and swing makes it an essential force, at the core of Bad Waitress’ music and collaborative process. “Moon usually has a weird drumbeat that they’ll play spontaneously, then Nicole will jump in with her wack ass music sensibility on bass, and then Kali will play something that’s super wrong in a good way,” Katelyn says. “And then I’ll make sense of it and find where the chords are. It’s bizarre.” “Our process is a little bit of everything,” Kali concurs. “I write the lyrics and usually a standard rhythm for the songs and we go from there, sometimes it comes from a jam.” The closing track on No Taste, “Restless Body,” started with a beer bottle sound experiment. “One night, we were jamming at the label and Kali started fucking around with a beer bottle on the neck of her guitar, making all these weird sounds,” Nicole laughs. “I was adding Sonic Youth-y bass. Moon came in and it turned from an empty beer bottle into a whole epic. A lot of the collaborative songs come from us dicking around in between practice. We all egg each other on, and a lot of good things come out of that.” You can get an idea of the bottle’s tinny resonance on the final product, a guitar solo swirling and crying into the outro, “Restless body, take me home.”

The Lookout

The Lookout is a punk rock band from Montreal fronted by the dynamic Martha Rockhard! Active in the local scene as well as in the rest of Quebec for several years now, the band has recorded and released three Eps independently which were produced by Ryan Battistuzzi. Their head-turning energetic performances have landed them on the rosters of some of the big festivals (’77 MTL, Pouzza Fest, Osheaga) and as opening acts for several renowned bands. Word on the street is The Lookout is FUN!