NEWS: The Grass play final show on April 01 at The Seahorse

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(Halifax, NS) - After six years, four albums, and several line-up changes, The Grass play their final show at The Seahorse Tavern on Friday, April 1. The show also features an opening set from Charlottetown's Raccoon Bandit.

Mixing a garage rock delivery with elements of roots and blues, The Grass is best known for their dedication to high-spirited old-fashioned rock n' roll fun - an enthusiasm that is echoed in the band's energy-laden live performances. The vigor of their jangly guitars, and the excitement of their throw-back sound has not only earned the band slots at South by South West, Ottawa Bluesfest and the Halifax Pop Explosion, but also garnered them a nomination for Best Country/Bluegrass Recording at the Music Nova Scotia Awards in 2006.

Though the name will be shelved, the dissolution of the band isn't permanent. With guitarist Ryan Stanley moving to Newfoundland to pursue academic endeavours, the three remaining members - guitarist/frontman Willis Ryan, drummer Dylan Ryan, and bassist Daniel Baldwin - will revamp the band and reform under the name Money.

Since bringing the band back to Dartmouth after a brief period of living in Ottawa in 2007, brothers Willis and Dylan have slowly been shifting The Grass' music from alt-country to adrenaline-infused in-your-face riff rock - a style embodied by their latest (and last) release, a seven-song digital EP of MC5 covers called The Gras Play 7 Hits! Of The MC5. The name Money traces back to a band formed by the brothers in 2003 and harkens their previous scrappy proto-punk inspired songs. After abandoning the name The Grass the band will release a new album under their new moniker, which has already been recorded.


Noisography will be there for the final show!
So if you can't make it there yourself, check back here afterwards and get the full scoop of how it went down!


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