- Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 8pm
The Matchstick Skeletons
- Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
- 205 - 20th Street, Brandon, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
Canadian punk-rock band Headstones, formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1987, began their early music career performing to anyone who would listen. At the time, artists such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen were gracing the charts on Canadian radio while American musician Stevie Ray Vaughn was reviving the blues south of the border. Headstones decided to take a much different approach.
Carrying a similar attitude to Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins, Hugh Dillon led members Trent Carr and Tim White into becoming a band synonymous with the real Canadian road-worn punk, touring their anti-social behaviour across the country to rough and restless fans.
Currently joining Dillon, Carr and White onstage and in the studio, are Steve Carr, Rick van Dyk and Lyle Molzan. Early 2017 has seen the band return to the studio, to begin recording their new full-length album. To be released on Cadence Music, Little Army is a testament to the band's connection with their followers, as they live stream the recording process and walk their fans through the making of the album.
During his self-imposed hiatus, Hugh Dillon devoted his time and energy to his acting career. He had already appeared in several films in his early punk rock days, including the cult hit Hard Core Logo, as well as Dance Me Outside and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. It was his role in Debra Granik's Down to the Bone during its debut at Sundance Festival in 2004 that lead him to his most globally successful roles to date as Mike Sweeney on the television series Durham County, and as Ed Lane, lead sniper for five seasons on CTV/CBS/ION's Flashpoint. He remains in the forefront of success stories, with his role in AMC's The Killing, guesting on David Lynch's series Twin Peaks, a coveted role in feature film Wind River with Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, and opposite Nicolas Cage in The Humanity Bureau. His current role on CBC war drama X Company is now airing its third season.