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"Combined with their benign political lyrics and some fist pumping by the crowd, The Martyr Index made a hard act to follow. Good thing Edmonton’s The Get Down was the follow up. Hitting harder than Craig MacTavish drunk behind the wheel, these capital city boys opened with an MC5 cover and barreled over the crowd from there. If there was any doubt before (which there wasn’t) of The Get Down being the best pure rock 'n' roll band in Alberta, this show sealed the deal. "
-Beatroute February 2008
www.beatroute.ca - Beatroute Magazine


The Get Down / Fat Dave Crime Wave
Econolodge, Edmonton AB
By Fish Griwkowsky

“It’s an open challenge to any band to take the stage in the New Year’s rock-off tonight,” Vancouver promoter Rob Wright yells into the mic from under all that beautiful hair. “There’s only two of you, so you better get up here. Don’t want to blow this. These folks paid ten fucking dollars to get in here,” he grins. As far as venues go, the Econolodge’s name does a good job of explaining itself: cheap and square. Shoved like a dildo into the side of a snowdrift, it’s a perfect punk venue where the band get to somehow play right in front of the bar. So you get the odd guitar head in the back. Oh well! Growing in tradition every time one of the groups decide it’s time to destroy their gear, on New Year’s Eve the Econloodge saw the gritty, salacious Fat Dave Crime Wave pump their fists with the co-headlining Get Down, who — when they really get going — make you think Sonic Youth is in the fucking room. Rob Wright’s brother Ted shares the singing with Pat Bourne, the cumulative effect being a surprisingly penetrating metal/pop/punk harmonic. Lick-licious. Because there’s no difference between where the band play and where you stand, everything in the room haggled for attention. Devastatingly pretty girls home for Christmas from places like New York and Toronto. Old video lottery addicts whose bar this was not long ago, hoping not to get beat up (this crowd isn’t like that, honestly). And just the kids who couldn’t shell out half their inner-city rent for Shout Out Out Out Out tickets down the street. Like all punk shows, it was wild, chaotic, loud as the gods and drunken. But when the reunited Wright Brothers — formerly the spine of Les Tabernacles — sang together, well, we all knew we were at home for the holidays.
-Exclaim Magazine January 2007
www.exclaim.ca - Exclaim Magazine


Discography

4-song ep released Dec. 06, new ep "Dirty Power" release TBA.

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The Get Down realize that they're not reinventing the wheel by playing loud rocknroll, but maybe just whittling a few new spokes to reinforce it. The Get Down formed after the breakup of Edmonton band Les Tabernacles. Ted Wright and Pat Bourne realized that there was still room in this country for one more rocknroll band, and decided to form the Get Down. Arson be damned, nothing would stop them from playing in what Calgary's Beatroute magazine called "the best pure rock and roll band in Alberta"(Spencer Brown). They live to play and play to live. Influences include hamburgers, not bathing on tour, seeing old friends and making new ones, and blowing tiny minds and tiny eardrums.