When I got the music

After a busy fall, the end of 2010 is gonna be a slower one for the Srrrates. Give us a break, soon you will have new music (by us) on a number of 7″‘s, a comp (or two) and an new LP. Holy Dina! In the meantime, check out a benefit we’re putting together Dec. 17 and get yer vocal chops ready to shred!

Punk Rock Karaoke!
The Armory Youth Centre is a safe place where at-risk and homeless youth will have access to daytime support and resources from 9AM – 9PM seven days a week.

Our goal is to raise funds to provide the centre with a fully functional music set-up–drums, guitars, bass, amps, etc.–that the kids can use anytime they like. Music has shaped our lives in countless ways, and I can only imagine the impact this gear could have on some of these youth.

Now, on to the fun stuff!

An assortment of Edmonton musicians (members of Famines, Falklands, Brontoscorpio, the Get Down, Blame-Its, Slates, more to come) will be forming like Voltron to perform Punk Rock/Rock n’ Roll classics from all eras and corners of the world on Saturday, December 18, 2010. There will be a song list posted soon, and people will be able to sign up to sing karaoke with a live band.

There will be a huge raffle with prizes donated from amazing local businesses (Listen Records, Padmanadi Restaurant, Nokomis, Acoustic Music Shop, cinder+smoke, Movie Studio, deVine’s Wines, Lucky Strike Tattoo, and more to come), and possibly some other performances. Back line provided by Long & McQuade.

Please help us out by spreading the word, signing up for a song, coming out for the night–whatever you can do, we really appreciate it.