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H2O Quenches Headbanger Thirst

There’s a new music spot in downtown Owen Sound that will feature hard rock, metal and grunge, bringing in bands in those genres while they provide a platform for local bands of the same ilk.

The H2O Lounge is located on 2nd Avenue East, just down the block from Heartwood Hall and The Bleeding Carrot.  I’ve seen it sitting there for a while and wondered water they doing in there (pun intended).  I heard about some bands playing there and then what really got my attention was a Riot Grrrl night headlined by Pantychrist.  It struck me as an unusual offering in downtown Owen Sound, surely filling a niche.  I noticed it was an event created by Banding Together Promotions.

It turns out that Banding Together is mainly one guy, Raymond King. His band, Killing Clarence will be headlining a big anti-Valentine metal grunge show at H2O on the 14th.

“Originally my idea for Banding Together started in 2014 when I lived in North Bay,” says Ray, “My friend’s uncle was diagnosed with bladder cancer and he was given three months to live.  They didn’t have any money and they weren’t prepared for it so we set up a fund raiser and we just called it Banding Together.  From there the idea kind of stuck because it was a huge success.  We were able to help them out a lot.  We made $12,000 for them.”

Pantychrist Rages On

by Bill Monahan

On Saturday, January 13, the H2O Lounge in Owen Sound will be blasting out Riot Grrrl power with a 4-act bill headlined by Hamilton’s legendary Pantychrist.  This veteran band has been making noises heard around the world off and on since their inception in 2003.  They’ve had more than one hiatus in their career, and a number of personnel changes, but they continue to return to peel the paint off the walls of any venue they play.

 

If Harvey Weinstein wasn’t already in hiding, Pantychrist band would send him there.  Raw and raucous as they are, the band has a history of supporting causes like Rock Against Rape, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Inasmuch Women’s Shelter.  Pantychrist songs typically focus on drug addiction, sexual freedom, manipulation and violence.   The take-no-prisoners attitude and the profanity laced lyrics roar off the stage.  The maelstrom centres around lead singer Danyell DeVille, described by Dixie TuckerMagazine as “a blustering fury tearing everyone and everything in her real or imagined way a new asshole,” while The Gate notes “she has the tonsils of a shrieking banshee”.