[published]: 1985, December 28
[in]: Lethbridge Herald, p. B6
[article]: How to give '86 a rockin' start

Music lovers are being given the opportunity to rock the New Year in and donate money to charity at the annual Rock the United Way concert at the Exhibition Pavillion.

This year's concert features the Winnipeg-based rock'n'roll quintet Kick Axe, and White Wolf.

Kick Axe consists of drummer Brian Gillstrom, brother Larry Gillstrom and Raymond Arthur Harvey on lead guitar and vocals, Victor Langen on bass and vocals, and George Criston on lead vocals.

The six-year-old band recently released its second album, Welcome to the Club, which Brian Gillstrom claims represents an impressively substantial growth and artistic maturity over the band's debut release, Vices.

A news release says Welcome to the Club is full of aggressive songs that pulsate with energy, and the theme of the album deals with natural struggles and problems as experienced by people in real life situations.

The Kicke Axe philosophy of labor and leisure - of working hard and playinh hard - is represented by songs of action (Make Your Move and If It's Too Loud), songs of escape (Feel the Power and Comin' After You) and songs of lust (If It Feels Good Don't Stop and Can't Take It With You). And the rowdy Hellraisers is a party tune which reflects the true wild nature of the group, adds the release.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. concert are $13,50 advance and $14,50 at the door, with 50 cents from each ticket being donated to United Way. Tickets are available at Anglo Soundsaround.