The West End Cultural Centre will continue to require that patrons wear a facemask in our venue. Touring artists are disproportionately affected by COVID-related health issues, and we want to give them every opportunity to continue to perform and tour. By wearing your mask in the venue, you’re helping keep our artists healthy so they don’t need to cancel shows and tours.
Joe & The Shitboys
The bisexual vegans Joe & The Shitboys punch with brief and catchy shitpunk songs (they barely reach the one minute-mark). The band was formed with the intention of calling out shitty behavior in the conservative Faroe Islands where they are from. The rock scene is filled with boneless homophobes and misogynists, says the band. So, the band chose to call everybody out by making fast punk songs and singing in their faces
Their shows are full of energy with a barrage of songs such as “Drugs R’4 Kidz”, “Life Is Great You Suck” and “If You Believe in Eating Meat, Start With Your Dog”, being broken up by the flamboyant frontman, Joe, roasting the audience.
After a flurry of hometown shows, including at the Faroese Music Awards where they won Best Group in 2020, the band looks out into the world.
Sgt. Papers is a duo formed in 2017 by Ivan and Felipe García, two brothers from the Sonoran Desert in Mexico. That year they put out their first record making noise in the Mexican rock scene and USA, starting to play festivals in those two countries. Lots of touring and 3 Albums after, in 2022 Sgt. Papers is one of the most notorious bands from the new Mexican Scene, embracing a new fresh wave of rock bands, were both members also get involved in other projects, as producers, promoters and musicians. Always supporting collaborations and DIY culture.
In May 2021 the band releases their first single of their last album, under the american/Mexican label Devil In The Woods, all the music is produced and recorded by the band. After the pandemic, Sgt. Papers started to tour and be active again all over Mexico, and also getting booked by festivals in Mexico and The US, such as Festival Marvin, Tecate Sonoro, Ruido Fest in Chicago, HOCO Fest in Tucson AZ, Freakout Festival in Seattle and upcoming tours in Mexico, and in the US southwest, west-coast and East Coast. The duo has gotten reviews for their energetic and fast live show, with mosh pits, sweat and loud music as their signature.