MRG Live presents

The Avengers with Pointed Sticks


At Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver

$25.00 - $27.00
+ applicable fees
19 + only


Event Info

Doors 7:00 PM Show 8:00 PM

MRG Live Presale: May 9 @ 10 AM PT
On Sale: May 10 @ 10 AM PT

In 1977, The Avengers established themselves as one of the US's preeminent punk bands. Fusing incisive guitar hooks, explosive rhythms, and adolescent venom, the group forged some of the most in-your-face songs of the era. Classics like "We Are the One" and “The American in Me” earned them a spot opening for the Sex Pistols at their final performance at Winterland, as well as a dedicated following that has only swelled during the subsequent years. The number of musicians that count themselves indebted to the sneering indictments of vocalist Penelope Houston and the eviscerating chords of guitarist Greg Ingraham cannot be overstated. The current line up includes rock-solid bassist Joel Reader (MTX) and the exhilarating drumming of Luis Illades (Pansy Division).

While much has been written about The Avengers in the past four decades, rock critic Greil Marcus puts it succinctly, "The word I always come back to is mystical, and that remains almost theirs alone."

The Pointed Sticks are a 5 piece band from Vancouver, Canada. Their music has been described as “Raw Power Pop”, a mutant cross that falls somewhere between ABBA and the Stooges. Formed in 1978, the group still features every one of its original members. During a tumultuous 3 year period between 1978 and1981, the band released three classic singles, including What Do You Want Me To Do?, the much covered Out of Luck, and the Bob Rock produced LP, Perfect Youth.

During this time, the band were signed briefly to England’s prestigious Stiff Records label, for whom they recorded another single, as well as an unreleased until 2007 LP.

After their initial breakup in 1981, the band members spent the next 25 years working, raising families, and living normal lives. However, in 2006, following on the enormous success of the re-release of their recordings in Japan, the band agreed to re-unite for a brief 3 date tour in the land of the rising sun. The gigs proved to be such an overwhelming success, and so enjoyable that the experience continues to this day. Since then, they have played, albeit infrequently, all over the world, including Europe in 2019. They’ve released 3 full length LP’s of new music, including their latest, Beautiful Future. 

Have an MRG Credit/Gift Card? Redeem for tickets HERE

  1. Search for The Avengers with Pointed Sticks on May 10 @ 10AM
  2. Add tickets to your cart and go to check out (do not enter your gift card into coupon code)
  3. On the check out page there will be a place to enter in your gift card under the order total
  4. No pick up required. Tickets will be emailed to you.

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