Rocky Mountain Icehouse. 10516 Jasper Ave | Doors 8:00pm, show 8:45pm. No Minors | $20 advance. General admission. | Presented by Up and Downtown Music Festival.
Coming out of the same Edmonton scene that spawned punk and power pop bands like the Pursuit of Happiness, SNFU and the Wheat Chiefs, ex-Malibu Kens singer/guitarist Mike McDonald formed Jr. Gone Wild in 1983. McDonald, while possessing the punk-pop ethos, never took himself as seriously as most punks, and on a musical level was more interested in pursuing a country-rock fusion inspired by artists such as Neil Young or Gram Parsons. The name Jr. Gone Wild represented McDonald’s somewhat dismissive appraisal of most people on the punk scene at the time. The group toured for several years, releasing a handful of albums on the 1980s and 90s before disbanding in 1995. In 2013, we saw the triumphant return of Jr. Gone Wild. For this year’s version of UP+DT we have them playing 1990s Too Dumb To Quit in full! This is one you’re not going to want to miss!