Nelson punk band Wantmonster will play a reunion show at Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday.

Raucous rockers reunite

Nelson punk band Wantmonster will join three bands for KCR show.

Nelson punk group Wantmonster has been banned from playing at local Nelson venues twice, and that’s something they’re proud of.

“The first time we were banned, they didn’t know how loud we were. And they tried to ban moshing. That didn’t go over too well,” said drummer Rob Radcliffe, who is one of the reuniting members of the Nelson band, which will be playing at Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, September 6.

“It was a shit-show, but it was awesome. Probably one of the best shows I’ve ever played in town,” said Radcliffe.

The band, whose members now live elsewhere and haven’t played together for some time, are reuniting for a show that they hope will be similarly epic. The band consists of Jordan Dunsmuir, Harlen Dresen, Joe Mitchell, Sam Inskter and Radcliffe. They’re playing alongside Circle the Wagons, Tar Holes and Taberf**ks.

“We’ve been friends with Circle the Wagons and Taberf**ks for the entirety of our musical career. Circle the Wagons is a legendary Nelson punk band. They’ve had three of the biggest drummers in Nelson in their band,” he said.

The quintet is particularly stoked to be sharing the stage with DOA members Mike Hodsall and Paddy Duddy, who recently returned from touring in Germany and are also members of the Circle the Wagons.

“We’re all pretty similar, musically,” said Radcliffe.

“The style is pretty crusty thrash punk. Highly moshable. Call it thrash-punk, kick-you-in-the-face-core, power-violence. You can pretty much add ‘core’ to the end of any musical genre and that’s what we are. Open-heart-surgery-core,” he said, with a deep rumbling laugh.

“People are going to see Jordan screaming in their face and rolling around on the floor” Radcliffe said.

The members all agree that Dunsmuir is the primary creative force behind their music. “We just kind of put our trust in him.”

Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information visit the Crank it to 6 Concert Series on Facebook.


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