Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hollerado, Zolas, and PUP!

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Medicine Hat College Cafeteria (open to public)
Doors open at 8pm 
Tickets weill be available  the four places we love the most. MadHatter Roastery, Lucky Squid Tattoos, Valhalla Pure, and MHC Students Ass.
$15 in advance $20 at the door

YES! Another 3rd Street Effort musical feast! Sweeter than eating Halloween candy for supper! We're serving up a delicious audio platter this fall. Three acts that you should have heard of by now! We've got PUP, who's biting more like a full grown pit bull.

The Zolas, who will deliver the second blow to the kidneys, returning after last year's Halloween delight.

Then finish him! Hollerado will be delivering the final blow. This Juno nominated group has been blazing it's way into the Canadian indie charts.Even going so far to opening for Jack white's, The Dead Weather. No need for being an opener any more when you're delivering amazing audible bliss!

4$ drinks so you can budget.


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Elliott BROOD

Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013
Schooners Pub (in the Legion)
Doors open at 8pm 
Tickets available Aug 28th from Valhalla Pure Outfitters or downtown at MadHatter Roastery and Lucky Squid Tattoos, also on campus at the MHC Students Association
$15 in advance $20 at the door

Holy Rollers! They're back! Fresh off their 2013 Juno Win for best Roots And Traditional Album of the Year, Elliott BROOD returns to Medicine Hat.

But this show is anything but "traditional."After last year's sold out pots and pans hammer fest, fans can surely expect them to blow the barn doors off the Legion again. With their growly vocals, heavy drum beats and stylish blues guitars this, as always, will be one show you do not want to miss!

Also featuring our own Homegrown delight, Taking August. This melodic yet brassy young duet will make the perfect opener for E.B. as they deliver that same back home soul sweetener with a kick of hot sauce on the side. You'll surely want to hear their takes on classics and even some new tunes that they've reworked as the pair are quickly becoming a big fish in this small pond.

Be sure to get your hands on some tickets early, because we do anticipate another sold out show from one of our favorite groups.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Double Bill: Two Hours Traffic with Rah Rah

Thursday April 18, 2013
Schooners Pub
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets available Downtown at Madhatter Roastery and Lucky Squid Tattoos (12-6pm)
$15 in advance - $20 at the door 

Our biggest double bill ever! Two incredible bands will be taking the stage for a night of music you will not forget.

Two Hours Traffic, is touring their spring release "Foolish Blood", which is as infectiously melodic and hook-filled as ever. Producing catchy music with a straight-out-of-the-garage energy, the boys from Charlottetown know how to pack the dance floor.

Rah Rah are no strangers to catchy indie rock either. The Regina sextet is touring with their 3rd and most accomplished album "The Poet's Dead." Onstage, their musical talent will impress, swapping positions and instruments multiple times in a show, in a display of literal musical chairs.

Ticket info to come soon. Check back this week.

Friday, 15 March 2013

A new season

Thanks to everyone who came out Monday to see the ever entertaining BA Johnston. After the success of last year, it seemed appropriate to kick off another year of great live music by having BA snot-rocket us into this new season.

We have some AMAZING bands lined up for this spring and summer and hope you can make it out to all of the shows. 3rd street effort is under new management but remains a not for profit group of volunteers, focused on bringing stellar Canadian Indie music to Medicine Hat. So support the effort, come to the shows, like us on facebook, tell your friends and drop us a line if you have ideas or want to help out... we're always open to suggestions.

We'll be announcing the next show soon... Two acclaimed Canadian acts will be rocking Schooner's for your enjoyment, and we can't wait!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Indie Rock Haunt-cert! ft. The Zolas

Saturday October 27, 2012
Schooners Pub (in the Legion)
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets available at Madhatter Roastery, Schooners Pub, The Lucky Squid Tattoo, and Valhalla Pure Outfitters as well as online at
$10 in advance - $15 at the door 

This Halloween weekend, 3rd street effort presents West Coast alt-rock talent, The Zolas and The Belle Game. So come sweat through your costume because if it's any good you could win some amazing PRIZES from Lucky Squid Tattoo and Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Medicine Hat.

After debuting with 'Tic Toc Tic' in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across Canada and are back with their second offering, 'Ancient Mars'. Their compelling brand of alt-rock, like Snickers, will satisfy.

Orchestral dark pop group, The Belle Game, has mystified crowds across Canada with haunting melodies that like M&M's, melt in your ears not in your hand. (What?!)

O'hungry for new local talent? Opening the show, will be eclectic hometown boys, 'The Wild', to prime your sweet tooth.

Friday, 10 August 2012

The Pack A.D.

Friday October 5, 2012
Schooners Pub (in the Legion)
Doors open at 8pm
Tickets available at Madhatter Roastery and online at
$15 in advance - $20 at the door 

Tighten your bootstraps 'cause this rock show's gonna blow your socks off!

We all know that tremendously skilled rock duos are the flavour de jour; there’s something refreshingly simple about the face melting, ear bleeding power generated by only two performers playing their hardest. Enter The Pack A.D.

This Vancouver-based, all girl power duo has risen in standing to make top-15 “tag teams to see” lists alongside The White Stripes, Black Keys and the Kills, selling out shows across Canada. Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, we’re bringing the Pack A.D’s unique, belligerent mash of blues, punk, and garage rock to the Hat on October 5th at Schooner’s Pub (a rock show at the legion? Yes, please).

The Pack A.D’s third and latest album title Unpersons hints unmistakeably at something fierce, something feminist and something guaranteed to leave you yelling “I can’t hear you!” at your friends in the cab ride home after the show. You can thank us when our ears stop ringing.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Elliott BROOD

Thursday, June 28th
Schooners Pub (in the Medicine Hat Legion)
Doors open at 8:00pm
Tickets $15 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery, Downtown)
$20 at the door

This one may SELL OUT so don't rely on availability at the door... get em while you can! From out of town? Call 403-866-6051

Marking a 3rd street effort milestone, Elliott BROOD is the reason we began booking and promoting independent Canadian artists in Medicine Hat. The Alt Rock/Country trio, often described as "Death Country" is touring following the release of their latest album, "Days Into Years,"and we're overjoyed to have them.

The Toronto-based band includes no one by the name of Elliott. The Brood, only a shadowy figure constructed out of vocalist/guitarist/ukulele and banjo-picker Mark Sasso, guitarist/vocalist/ukulele-picker Casey LaForet and drummer Steve Pitkin, has a way of sounding like a ghost from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the modern times. It’s like a traveller, part preacher/part snake-oil salesman, who has rolled his covered wagon right out of the 19th century and parked it in the 21st.

Their third full length release of roof-raising rhythm stomp and mandolin collides with luscious harmonies, piano and, for the first time, electric guitar, that is admittedly "loud, heavy and rock n' roll". Crowd participation is all part of the infectious excitement of an Elliott BROOD performance, clapping, stomping and sometimes clanging along with wooden spoons and pans distributed by the band.