On Saturday night Vancouver punk band Chain Whip was teamed up with local acts Voltage and Headcheese for a triple-header at Pizza Pi on Victoria Street. All three, talented bands were very high energy and the mosh pit opened after the first note was played. There was an excellent turnout of punk fans of many ages. Headcheese started the evening off with short, fast tunes that the audience really enjoyed.
Headcheese consists of brothers Lewis Jay, guitar and vocals and Eric Podlubny on drums, with Wyatt Green on bass. Their up-tempo set got the crowd in the mood for more. Next came another local band, Voltage. They certainly were a high “Voltage” act, consisting of Matt,vocals, David, guitar, Chewee, bass, and Jesse, drums.
The more they played the wilder the mosh became and the louder the applause grew. After a break, the headliners, Vancouver’s Chain Whip, which included former Kamloops resident Josh Nickel on vocals, took the stage and blew the place away.
They played many songs from their recordings, which included their most recent album 14 Lashes. At this point, most of the restaurant became a mosh pit and the party climbed to new heights. They got lots of love from the Kamloops crowd.
Chain Whip consists of Joel, guitar, Brett, bass, Patrick, drums and Josh on vocals. They all played integral roles in providing that great, old school punk sound and feel.
It was a fun night, Pizza Pi survived and everybody went home happy.