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Privilege and everyday madness: Weekend Show Review Part 1
Posted by Editor on Oct 23, 2011 in Reviews | 1 comment

The Occupy Saskatoon movement, along with those occurring across North America and the rest of the world, has been the subject of gross criticism in both the mainstream and social media realms.

Questioning their motives and their tactics, an alarming faction of the so-called 99 per cent have taken it upon themselves to call out those rallying for change.

Semi-anonymous mudslingers even smugly point out how many protestors arm themselves with the ubiquitous symbol of corporate cool the iPhone.

Unfortunately for these critics, when the power invariably goes out – effectively silencing the use of Twitter as a weapon – we are all going to have a lot more in common with one another. Additionally, we are going to have to try a lot harder to get along with one another.

However, in lieu of smearing catcalls on the Internet, most people will likely just end up shooting one another, a la Cormac McCarthy’s harrowing vision in the novel The Road.

Thankfully, the Occupy Saskatoon movement could easily win the unofficial title of being among the most well-behaved protests in the world.

In last Saturday’s protest on October 15, 2011, those marching in the spectacle were quietly chaperoned by the Saskatoon police force, while elsewhere hundreds experienced arrest and Rome became a literal class war warzone. Arrests have yet to be made in connection with those occupying Friendship Park.

Concurrently, despite a smattering of destitution, many of those occupying these spaces are those who come from privilege. Some have homes, some have jobs and some have loved-ones.

But in this case a more apt definition of privilege is possessing the ability to mock and scorn those who advocate for change. Especially when change is as imminent as the collapse of our natural environment, our economy and our resources.

These people should count themselves lucky – were this the French Revolution, a period also marked by radical social and political upheaval, heads would roll as the 99 per cent gathered to watch the guillotine at work.

But on Friday, October 21, 60 to 70 people instead gathered to watch Saskatoon agit-rockers The Reform Party kick it in Friendship Park in conjunction with the Occupy movement. Despite the rude noise, the whipsmart raps and rants and the rifle-crack of the drums, there was little response from the 1 per cent.

The crowd, however, was electrified.

Occupy Saskatoon

Despite the bite of late autumn, front man Kristian aka Kay the Aquanaut spat fire and scuffed the earth as he and his band stormed through some seriously grooved-out protest rock. The band’s rhythm section, secured by bassist Enver Hampton and drummer Tallus Scott, kept a danceable horizon as guitarist Levi Soulodre alternated between hammering on effects pedals and layering in textures of post-math rock riffs.

Reform Party

But even though the four-piece couldn’t even manage to garner a noise complaint, the show carried a palpable air of importance.

Against the backdrop of tents and sleeping bags, families and the homeless, fire dancers and musicians, there are people who are thankfully deaf to the snipey hashtags and the blind accusations of those quick to judge the beginnings of what could be a bona fide, or bitter, modern revolution.

Simply put, those occupying Friendship Park in Saskatoon have removed their privilege of watching our current system collapse while lounging comfortably on a couch. - Ominocity.com


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j85ri3UxzE

Live Performance from REFORM PARTY's debut show at Louis' on the University of Saskatchewan campus. - REFORM PARTY


There was a time, anywhere between 1993 and 1997, that you couldn’t go anywhere without white dudes in Starter caps booming Rage Against the Machine out of their parents’ Honda Accord without any concern for the political messages that defined Zach and crew.

For most of their middle class fans, it was more about the adrenaline rush we got every time the band would go off in front of a huge National TV audience or the sense of liberation when everyone started yelling “fuck you I won’t do what you tell me” than political or civil action, but RATM’s songs helped their message transcend class and borders.

It was hard not to love RATM. Their sound was huge and Zach’s delivery was the perfect combination of spitten spokens and huge shout along choruses. Oddly enough, with the amount of records the band sold and the intensity they delivered, relatively few bands have tried to pour gasoline on the embers of Rage’s fire. Every other 90's sound has been picked clean, so why not actually pay tribute to a band that had something to say and stood for something?

Well, it seems Levi and Enver of Volcanoless in Canada felt the same way I did and their new project, Reform Party, started as a way for them to jam out playing old Rage songs. Now, the band is ready to offer up a three-song introduction while they prep the debut LP.

Musically, “Eros” and “Thirty Nine” channel those same big hooks, crushing drums and sing/spoke verses with solid breakdowns, but the band really hits its stride on “The Cables.” The rapid fire verses rides the heavy groove nicely and the choral outro is a nice surprise. I’d love to have a more explosive chorus, but the nice tranquil breakdown is solid and as far as first impressions go, Reform Party makes a strong one. You can head over to Omnicity to download all three songs, but here’s a sneak peak at “The Cables.” - Herohill


Discography

* 3P
http://www.ominocity.com/2011/09/01/reform-party-exclusive-download/
* Reform Party - Perpetual Motion of the Modern Man EP June 2012

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reform /ri-'f?rm/
verb [ trans. ]
1 make changes in something (typically in social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it.

Bringing together a multitude of musical influences and experience, the members of Reform Party are here to give new music a reawakening.

With an anticipated debut EP scheduled for release in July, Reform Party’s sound is uniquely its own; a powerful, vigorous group painting sonic canvases with epic surges & dynamic meditations, embracing musical influences from Refused to Incubus, Radiohead to Thrice, Deftones to Klaxons, Queens of the Stone Age to Fucked Up… and jazz.