Night Seeker Fubared Ottawa’s Mavericks
On Saturday April 26, Mavericks turned into a celestial crash course of booze and bruises as metal militia Night Seeker from Toronto with Deaner (star of Fubar) and completely destroyed Mavericks in Ottawa’s downtown core on Rideau Street.
Mavericks is known for nothing else but raging metal and rock shows, and this one was a perfect example. Throw in the likes of Iconoclast, a staple in the Ottawa metal scene, then you have one hell of a night.
The show was put on by Piston Head Kustom Lager, a new brew on the rock scene, purposefully branding itself alongside top shelf Canadian bands that they feel fit their rock agenda.
Dean Murdoch, aka Deaner, was on stage in full force rocking his mean black B.C. Rich bass, but those weren’t the only skills on display that night. He also gave the crowd an amazing show and tell as he showed off his formidable shotgun.
The night opened up with beer-fueled thrash metal rockers Rainbow Pony Power. They’ve been on the Ottawa scene since 2007, and are pretty much all about beers and fingerbanging, and have absolutely no morals. A perfect beginning to a hellacious night.
Martyr arrived shortly after their set came down, but from the ambiance in the room and from what people were saying, these guys were definitely a sight to see. Iconoclast was on top of their game as they delivered one of their heaviest and most rockin’ sets fans have ever seen, and they were feeding off the energy and giving it right back to them.
The mosh pit was heavy as Iconoclast ripped up the audience, getting them ready for what the rest of the night had in store.
They raged on until just before midnight, then it was time for the place to get fubared – Night Seeker was up next.Before they even started, Deaner was out front and centre on stage, fanny pack adjusted to the front, Piston Head lager in hand, and he smashed a hole in the can and downed it before picking up his bass and starting up their set.
That was a solid endorsement for Piston Head, but to the dismay of fans, by this time the bar had already sold out of the beer entirely!The night carried on as Night Seeker completely enthralled the crowd into their frenzy of furious hair metal, beer chugging, and moshing.
Their set list included their cult classics like “Hot Muff,” “Spellraiser,” and “Garden of Evil,” which they opened with. It wasn’t a crazy long set of their songs, but man with a slew of solid rock covers and an almost half hour encore for the fans, the entire show was intense.