I was fortunate to catch a few of Calgary Beer Core's Punk vs. Metal shows over the last few months, both as a performer and a photographer. The camaraderie, encouragement and beers shared between bands is always great to see at these shows, even though technically they are competitions.
In previous years, the Beer Core dedicated their November and December shows to raise money to buy toys for kids and donate them to a local charity. This year, they took a slightly different approach and raised money for a family in need. Because of everyone's generosity at Saturday's punk vs metal gig the bands and fans were able to raise over $900.00 to make one family's Christmas a bit merrier. My hat is off to everyone who made that happen.
It's been a great few months, the talent in this city never ceases to amaze me and I'm definitely looking forward to the finale at the Stetson. It's 10 bands for $10 on New Years Eve. And yes, this is absolutely a shameless plug, not only will I be there with camera in hand, my band will be one of those on stage as well. Hope to see you there!
Here's to a few...