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Unleashing The Wild! Untamed Rock ‘n Roll on The Capitol Stage

Photos by Aaron Brown Photography

Article by Melanie Macpherson and Aaron Brown

Last Saturday night, The Capitol Music Club in Saskatoon was buzzing with anticipation as eager fans flooded in for a night of electrifying live music. The impressive turnout spoke volumes about the excitement surrounding the event, with fans hungry not to miss out on any of the action.

Kicking off the evening was Saskatoon’s Kit Langfield, supported by The Brothers G. Both Langfield and The Brothers G, have been sharpening their claws lately, playing almost constantly.  The confidence and comfort with which these guys claimed their home stage set the perfect tone for the night, building a fierce energy and anticipation for what was to come.  With a classic Kit Langfield lineup, the punk-rock cowboy provided an experience that was hard-edged but with that laid-back, country vibe that resonates so well with the audience. 

Next up was The Hourhand, a band that has undeniably matured over the last couple of years. Their finely tuned sound is hard and smooth with the raw edge of bands like AC/DC and Greta Van Fleet. Despite being a three-piece, they managed to flood the venue with their powerful sound, effortlessly transitioning between high-energy rock and more subdued moments. A notable highlight was when Gray Farrow moved over to the keyboard, channeling some big 70s rock vibes that added real depth to their performance.  The Hourhand chose to showcase lots of new tunes rather than relying solely on their older and better known catalog, a bold move that speaks volumes about their growth and confidence as a band.

And then came the moment everyone was waiting for; The Wild took the stage.   Every ounce a rock band in its natural environment, the boys from B.C. instantly commanded the attention of every person in the crowd. With all the attitude of an apex predator and the undeniable talent to back it up, The Wild prowled every square inch of the stage.  Their set was a maelstrom of high-energy rock seamlessly blended with elements of blues and punk.  From the first note to the last, they held the audience captive, effortlessly navigating through high energy rock ‘n roll and genuine engagement with the crowd.  It's worth noting that their third album, Still Believe in Rock N’ Roll was produced by the band's own Dylan Villain and A-list producer/ engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, The Cult) adding an extra layer of credibility to their already impressive resume.

All in all,it was a wild night of pure unadulterated rock ‘n roll and a great opportunity for Saskatchewan artists to run with the big dogs.

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