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New Monday-night DJ shows

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Mondays just got livelier with the addition of a weekly new club night presented by Frontline Entertainment and Mat the Alien, opening with a four-turntable show with DJ Tanner and Rob Banks on deck Monday, Nov. 7 at Garfinkel’s.

"I am really excited about it because the quality of DJs we have are amazing," said Craig MacMillan of Frontline Entertainment. "We will have some big international DJs and groups coming through. People can expect a wide variety of music… stuff you wouldn’t hear on a normal club night is the concept."

Clubbers can expect everything from hip-hop classics, dancehall and drum ’n’ bass, to funk, disco, breakbeats and R&B.

There will be no cover for November, encouraging music lovers to check out and support Whistler’s DJing scene.

Textbook Punk Night

If punk listeners don’t bite on A Textbook Tragedy’s unconventional music mixing of metal, hardcore, jazz and ambient rock, then Textbook Tragedy’s on-stage lunacy might grab a following at the three-band lineup at Whistler’s only Punk Night, Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Boot Pub.

After releasing an eight-song demo and performing in the 2004 and 2005 Vans Warped Tour in Canada, the band holed themselves up in Hive Studio in Burnaby this spring to produce an 11-song album, entitled A Partial Dialogue between Ghost and Priest . The album premiered to a sold out crowd at Vancouver’s Mesa Luna this summer with a Western Canada tour in tow.

Textbook Tragedy has opened for national touring acts such as Misery Signals, Stutterfly, Bleed the Dream, Ion Dissonance and The End.

Robot Eyes from Oregon as well as Daggermouth from Vancouver will join Vancouver’s A Textbook Tragedy for Punk Night.

Daggermouth, who last played The Boot with Choke and DOA, returns with the release of their first full-length album, Stallone .

"It’s a mixture of pop punk and hardcore: two genres we are most influenced by," said vocalist Nick Leadlay. "We wanted to make a record that represented our music written over the last year. It turned out really well."

The band just came off a three-week tour of the U.S. with select performances in New Mexico and Arizona with I am the Avalanche – newly created by the lead singer from The Movie Life.

"It was pretty cool to play with them because they are idols of ours," Leadlay said.

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