Nightshade hosting dance night at Sasquatch

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Retro rock and high-energy blues return to the Snoring Sasquatch on Nov. 5. Featuring Scott Irvine on drums, Rick Potyok and Erich Schmidt on guitars, and Jan MacDonald on bass, Creston’s own Nightshade aims to keep the dance floor full and jumping.

Many will be familiar with Irvine and Potyok from their extensive history playing throughout the Kootenays with a variety of local musicians. When you put them together with dynamic newcomer Schmidt and MacDonald on bass, you have a combination with a wide range of tastes and favorites.

When choosing songs for the set lists, the most important thing to Nightshade as a group, however, is answering the questions “What songs do people like?” and “What makes them want to dance?” Interestingly enough, what they’ve found is that often those songs are the ones that weren’t always the biggest hits.

“I love it when someone says they haven’t heard some of those songs in years,” says MacDonald. “Yes, we’ll play the hits, but we’ll play the B-sides too.”

With an extensive list of classic, retro rock covering the 1960s through to today, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Throw in some groovin’ blues and an original or two and you have the makings of a highly entertaining evening.

Nightshade will be at the Snoring Sasquatch on November 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 pm. This is a licensed event, so no minors please.

Tickets are $10 is advance, available at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $12 at the door (if available).

— NIGHTSHADE

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