[published]: 2012, January 13
[in]: Prairie Dog
[article]: Pick of the Day: Kick Axe
[by]: Gregory Beatty

I don't know the exact date when this photo was taken, but if I was a betting man I'd say it was in the mid-'80s. Having made the transition from straight ahead rock to heavy metal, Kick Axe was in their prime then. Based in Vancouver, the quartet, who were originally from Regina, made a decent ripple on the Canadian, and even International, music scene.

The band, in some incarnation involving original members, is still active. Tonight, along with another legendary Canadian metal band (Helix), they're playing a show at Casino Regina at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $30, $35. And to give you a taste, here's video of Kick Axe performing "Hunger" at a show in Winnipeg in 2010.

Also on tonight is a show at Creative City Centre (1843 Hamilton St.) that's billed at Saskia & Darrell. It's in the vein of roots/folk, and doors are at 7:30 p.m., with tickets set at $10. You can read more here. And at O'Hanlon's Pub, local funk rockers The Nancy Ray-Guns are playing with Evan Chambers & the Third Alarm backing them up.