Made In The Name of Rock N Roll Tour: One Bad Son

By Samuel Stevens

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Shane Volk, One Bad Son Vocalist. Photo by Samuel Stevens Photography

One Bad Son, who hail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan started the night with the most appropriate song, “Made In The Name of Rock N Roll”. The song shares the name of their brand new studio album and the band’s current and very thorough Canadian fall tour. One Bad Son’s new LP, “Made In The Name of Rock N Roll” was released back on October 13th 2017 through 604 Records.

One Bad Son performed a very impressive set featuring many new songs off their newest LP and such singles as “Raging Bull”, “Satellite Hotel”, “Retribution Blues”, “Scream For Me” to just name a few. The band also performed their infamous cover of the Talking Heads’ 1977 hit, “Psycho Killer” and Soundgarden’s 1994 hit “Spoonman”. Mentioned by vocalist, Shane Volk that Soundgarden/Audioslave front man, Chris Cornell among other of the bands influences were taken this year.

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Kurt Dahl, One Bad Son drummer. Photo by Samuel Stevens Photography.

One Bad Son’s 90’s Seattle Grunge influence shines through their sound prominently with their mix of Grunge and Hard Rock. Shane Volk’s powerful vocals are essential in One Bad Son’s unique sound that makes them stick out in the huge cluster of the current Rock bands. The band try to push the envelope on the Rock genre with their 13 years of experience as a band, especially heard on their new released album.

Notability in the front row at the show were a few young fans which vocalist, Shane Volk made a remark that Rock N Roll isn’t dead and the younger fans at the show is proof to it as they will keep the music genre alive for the next generation.

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Adam Hicks, One Bad Son guitarist. Photo by Samuel Stevens Photography.

One Bad Son will be going on tour in the new year in Europe/UK and the United States of America which was talked about on stage after Shane said the “Made In The Name of Rock N Roll Fall Canadian Tour” was great and that the band want to take Canada with them everywhere they go to tour.

In conclusion, I personally think Rock N Roll isn’t dead, especially in Canada. As much as those kids at the show are going to be a part of it not dying. I think One Bad Son are part of many bands currently in Canada, honestly the whole world even, that create a massive proof that Rock N Roll isn’t dead.

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