Pick of the Day: Boxing Day Bashes

Canada kicks off the 2012 World Junior Hockey Tournament with a game today against Finland (TSN, 2 p.m.) Unless you plan on getting to the bar really early, the broadcast shouldn’t interfere with any plans you might have to get pie-eyed tonight.

A lot of places are having Boxing Day Bashes, but here’s three I know of where live music involved. First, at O’Hanlon’s Pub the Regina alt-country band The Lonesome Weekends is playing. Last month, James Brotheridge did a post on some tunes the band had made available for free download. Here’s a link if you want to check them out.

At the Exchange/Club, there’s an assortment of metal/punk bands playing including EMO, Lest We Fail, Memorial, Contaminate and None Shall Sleep Tonight. Finally, at Conexus Arts Centre there’s a reunion show by a blues/rock cover band that was active in Saskatchewan in the ’80s. According to an article in Thursday’s Leader-Post they were originally called Bull Frog Frank, and are now called Frogsback. Proceeds from the show go to the Regina & District Food Bank.

Everyone who’s out have fun, okay? But stay safe.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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5 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Boxing Day Bashes”

  1. If the goaltending is anything like it was last year, you might want to have a beverage handy, just in case.

  2. The first segment of CBC Radio’s The Current this morning revisted Canada’s collapse against Russia in last year’s gold medal game and talked about the unique pressures goalies face in comparison with forwards and defenceman.

    Mark Visentin struggled throughout the whole tournament last year. In his defense today, it was noted that he was only 18 then, and that most goalies who shine in the tournament are typically 19 or 20 years old.

  3. Visentin is beside the point. If Canada makes it that far, Wedgewood starts in the gold medal game. You read it here first.

  4. I heard Mark Visentin’s interview too.
    A very honest, smart person.

    Even tho’ the guy is currently the 9th ranked goalie in the OHL, he deserves this 2nd chance.

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