The three contenders came out swinging uppercuts at each other right out of the gate as soon as the lineup was announced for the Sept. 20 Fall Fair at the main tent on Bridge Street.
Three bands, and three massive egos collided in what is shaping up to be probably the biggest band battle in human history. The contenders are Rocket Culture, Max Grizzly & The Entertainment, and Tantrum Art.
Peter Halpine of Max Grizzly was heard outside of Ducky’s saying the average age of Tantrum Art is 42.2 years old and are going to have to get clearance from the old age home before they come on stage.
David Hunter the drummer of Tantrum Art fired back saying that Peter’s coffee addiction is going to send him on the fast track to his voice cracking and should consider rehab before this happens.
Peter’s coffee addiction aside, Alexandre Leblanc from Rocket Culture of Moncton insinuated on his blog that while Peter and David are arguing if Corn Flakes are better than Frosted Flakes they will be rocking the audience hard core and stuffing the $150,000 grand prize diamond studded trophy in their backseat.
After this comment was posted, David and Peter clearly pointed out the trophy was actually made of cubic zirconium fake diamonds and was only worth 150,000 Italian Lira and is now valued at $15. Alex has not been available to reach for comment, but has been seen lately at pawn shops.
Max Grizzly & The Entertainment has been rocking the Sackville scene the last couple of years with all the favourite covers from The Beatles, The Stones, and more. Guitarist Louis Zatzman is considered to have some of the fastest hands around, and Luke Trainor’s front and center presence has been known to make the one-hour show feel like 15 minutes.
Rocket Culture blew everyone away last year when they invaded Pickles. Funk, mixed with a slight rock edge and twist of indie is what made Rocket Culture pull off what seemed to be the biggest crowd favourite of the season.
Tantrum Art are the old school rockers, consisting of Mount A professors, Frank Strain, on guitar, Steve Law, on bass, Tim Reiffenstein, on keys, and David Hunter from Pickles on drums and Tom Hearn from Pickles on vocals. It’s the rock that’s going to bridge the town and gown and be prepared for some energy.
After the onslaught of verbal jabs the three groups came to the agreement that they are going to go all out, and anyone who attends is going to get an awesome set of shows.
The date for this epic battle is scheduled for Sept. 20 at 9:30 p.m, right after the fireworks. Another bonus is alcohol is going to be served in the tent, and street meat will also be available.