If you caught some of the Regina Folk Festival in early August you perhaps saw this B.C.-based blues-rock duo of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers in action. If you didn’t, or if you simply want to see them perform again, the RFF is giving you that opportunity via their Concert Series which is bringing the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer to town Thursday, Oct. 9 to play a show at the Exchange (doors 8 p.m.).
With their 2014 album A Real Fine Mess, which was released in June, Hall and Rogers expanded their sound a bit with guest artists chipping in on trumpet, sax, organ and vocals — the last courtesy the Winnipeg group Chic Gamine. I’m not sure if they’ll have some of those contributors on stage with them tomorrow, but regardless it should be a high-energy show.
Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door. To give you a sense of what to expect, here’s video of the band in studio performing “Don’t Make’em Like They Used To” off A Real Fine Mess: