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Thursday, March 13 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Ultimate Power Duo

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Ultimate Power Duo a three piece power duo from Saskatoon, SK. "Punk trio Ultimate Power Duo are taking the DIY route to fame and fortune" Birmingham Evening News July 12/07 " There seems to be a wealth of Canadian rock bands around at the moment, and Ultimate Power Duo are one of the rising stars of the scene. "They offer big Ruts-esque riffs, cocky vocals, frenetic drumming and no-frills "Demolition Rock" Evening Mail, Thur July 25/07 UK "Saskatoon's Ultimate Power Duo began the Junofest carnival by standing for a full minute and a half, facing the center of the darks tage with fists raised. A quiet start for this raucous act. But in solidarity with lean, mean rock n roll lovers everywhere, UPD moved quickly into a hight-octane set of 70's inspired speed-punk, along with a frantic stage presence complete with head shakes, stomps & swings." Saskatoon Star Phoenix Junofest Review April 2/07 "Ultimate Power Duo makes a strong entrance in to the Canadian punk scene with their classic sound." Gateway, U of A, Edmonton, Sept 21/06 "Ultimate Power Duo hail from Canada and sound like they fell into the ocean in ‘77 somewhere around New York after playing 22 shows with the Ramones and woke up in Canada a few decades later with instruments in hand." www.mercurialsound.com "Their music doesn't sound so much influenced by 70's New York punk as it does seem directly ripped off from the era, as if they were some forgotten CBGB deizens just recently unearthed in Saskatoon, blasting head-down, breakneck punk, 30 years after the fact." Vue Weekly, Edmonton July 20/06 "When I think of Canada now, I'll think of UPD instead of Nickelback, the Montreal Screwjob and hockey." SXSW/06 Reviewwww.itsmyprom.com “Sweaty rock with a ton of attitude and intense tongue-in-cheek humour that is so engrained in the power duo themselves that their act is like no other around.” Chartattck.com CMW Review Mar 6/06 “Hard aggressive rock sharing something with the authentic, original punk of the British pioneers.” Chartattck.com CMW Review Mar 6/06 “This is no normal rock show, these guys are something special.” Chartattck.com CMW Review Mar 6/06 “The sound is decidedly a throwback to the likes of Black Flag and the Minutemen.” Ottawaxpress.com Feb 23/06 “A raucous live set that sets ears and eyes on fire.” Ottawaxpress.com Feb 23/06 “Making like Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee never died, UPD has a knack for the all-killer-no-filler anthem.” Uptown, Winnipeg Feb 23/06 “It's true punk rock- so pure that UPD needs its own genre.” Uptown, Winnipeg Feb 23/06 “If you want to throw your fist in the air, and bash your head into something and have it over in a minute and a half, then this will be good for you.” Uptown, Winnipeg Feb 23/06 “Ultimate Power Duo has gotten back to the gut-level rock-and-roll basics sorely missing in music today.” Regina Leader Post, Feb 23/06 “A buzz like a shotgun blast has ripped across Canada based on their live shows alone.” Planet S Mag, Saskatoon Jan19/06 "Aging punks with receding Mohawks will likely shed a sentimental tear when they catch the act, whose ultra-low-teck DIY approach, power-punk riffs and schoolboy surrealism bring to mind distant Brisitsh pioneers like the Television Personalities or Jon Otway + Wild Willy Barrett…if this were thirty years ago Ultimate Power Duo would no doubt have been snapped up by a fledging Rough Trade." Georgia Straight, Vancouver July 7-14/05 Vans Warped Tour Preview These two EPs by the Saskatoon-based Stereolith that is Ultimate Power Duo are both contemporary masterpieces that fall somewhere between Ulysses and The Fall’s Live at the Witch Trials LP in terms of their cultural impact." Nerve Magazine, Vancouver Sept 18/04 "Ultimate Power Duo blends equal parts modern punk and retro Liverpool sounds for an album that is fun from beginning to end." www.ezinearticles.com "Verging on phenomenon" Georgia Straight Magazine Vancouver July/05
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Thursday March 13, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Blind Pig Rooftop 317 E 6th St

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