Prairie dog hack Stephen LaRose wrote to several musicians who played at the venerated rock club at 1326 Hamilton Street, known by various names throughout the years: The Schnitzel Haus, The Venue, Channel One, The State and The Distrikt, asking for their remembrances. Here’s the memories of Northern Pikes drummer Don Schmid and guitarist/vocalist Jay Semko.
We did play several shows at that venue over the years. We always had such a great time in Regina & the club was always fun to play.
I had a great time playing there, both with the Pikes and when I was out touring for my first solo album, “Mouse.” The room had a great feel. The sound was so live, yet I could still hear the stage monitors – a great audience and the guys at the bar were so cool and such music fans. It was a very cool club…I have very fond memories of playing there…..