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Thrush Hermit

“It’s basically men in tights. It’s an extension of the circus. It’s entertainment..

In its near-decade of existence, Thrush Hermit evolved from suburban East Coast teenagers churning out hyperactive inside-joke noise to one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands. Always valuing camaraderie over careerism, Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan, and Cliff Gibb will briefly reunite for a string of shows in March 2010, a stint that promises to be a meltdown of nostalgia, thrills, and proof that the Hermit can still help the masses Learn to Party.

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“It’s basically men in tights. It’s an extension of the circus. It’s entertainment..

In its near-decade of existence, Thrush Hermit evolved from suburban East Coast teenagers churning out hyperactive inside-joke noise to one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands. Always valuing camaraderie over careerism, Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan, and Cliff Gibb will briefly reunite for a string of shows in March 2010, a stint that promises to be a meltdown of nostalgia, thrills, and proof that the Hermit can still help the masses Learn to Party.

Thrush Hermit was born in the unassuming suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia, while lifelong friends Plaskett (guitar, vox), Benvie (guitar, vox), and McGettigan (bass, vox) were still mere high school brats cranking out songs in their bedrooms and garages. With a shared passion for rock equally punk and classic, they aped Hüsker Dü even while studying Led Zeppelin solos, soaking up inspiration from the city’s thriving local scene even while dreaming of transcending fashions of the day.

These ambitious upstarts, aided by various friends stinting behind the drums, quickly garnered interest for frenetic live shows and homemade releases featuring songwriting that, while roughly hewn, showed promise of great things to come. Hooking up with drummer Cliff Gibb solidified the foundation, and riding on a wave of interest sweeping the East Coast in the early nineties, they soon took their operation international. « hide

Similar Bands: The Super Friendz, Sloan, The Flashing Lights

Clayton Park
1999

3.8
2 Votes

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