Live Music: River Jacks with Recollections
They've got a sweet sweet good ol' Friday night punk show coming down the pipe with River Jacks and Recollections. Let's do this Fernie! You like rippin' guitars?
Calgary punks-gone-folk-gone-punk-again, River Jacks, proudly acknowledge their roots, planted equally in depression-era anthems and safety-pinned pubs from the 70s and 80s. Alberta-born Spencer Jo and east coast transplant Jordan Barrett share guitar and vocal duties on songs that range from urban decay, to public transit romance to giving your landlord dissention instead of dollars. Rounding out the band are veteran drummer Mikey Blotto, young Tyler Burton on bass, and accordionist Andy "Mandrill" Shannon, who balance street punk backbone and folk club ingenuity.