FaceMan @ The Sidewinder, Tuesday, Feb. 3, with Greg Rekus (Winnipeg) and Poison Politix
FaceMan peforms Tuesday, February 3, with Geg Rekus from Winnipeg, Canada. Here's more information on Greg Rekus and is folk punk:
Greg Rekus first hit the road as a solo artist in March 2011. Since then, he has played some of the greatest punk music fes...tivals around, including The Fest, Pouzza Fest, and Groezrock Music Festival. He has toured Europe three years in a row from London to Ukraine. He has toured the United States and Canada over ten times. Finally, he has released two full length albums and a 7 inch in several different countries through a network of indie labels.
After teaming up with sound wiz John Paul Peters (Royal Canoe, Comback Kid, Propagandhi) for a month of tracking and mixing, Greg released his sophomore album “Punkoustic”. Wanting this to be a step up from his debut album “The Dude Abides”, he enlisted the grooves of bassist Nick Kouremenos (This Is A Standoff) and drumming of Jaime Carraso (Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers). The end product is a new sonic alloy combining a punk band with Stomping Tom Connors. Blowing minds since it’s release on January 8th 2014, the album broke the top 30s on college charts across Canada and the USA and boasted a number 10 spot on Vancouver CITR. In addition, the album climbed all the way to number 1 on CKUW Winnipeg!
Live, Greg’s act can be described as punk inspired riot folk that engages crowds of all styles and configurations around the world. The lyrical content stretches from drinking in your favorite bar, to relationships, political jousting, life in general, and more. His energy level is rivaled by few solo artists, and he is most known for strumming the hell out of an acoustic guitar and stomping the beat out on his custom built stomp box.
Greg’s Passion for music is bursting at the seams. It is the driving force that keeps him on the road 6 – 7 months a year and cranking out album after album of punk rock goodness. Greg Rekus will stick to his rigorous tour schedule and loves to do every radio, newspaper, and website interview that passes by. His hard work has already gotten him to places he never thought attainable and the only way from here is up.