Forever Dead performs at Black Pirates Pub on Friday.


By Jimmy Wiggins

PUNK rock is no passing fad for Northwestern Ontario's Forever Dead, who will be celebrating 11 years of distortion and feedback in 2016. An enduring love for all things fast and loud compels these maturing rockers to persist as other bands fall by the wayside. And never mind that punk will never pay the bills. The thrill of performing live is enough to keep these Canadians going, even as their fans grow up and settle down.

Leading this pack of sonic ruffians is singer Chelsea, her husband George on bass and vocals, and George's brothers Jesse and Tyler on guitar and drums. The intuitive and enthusiastic musicians continue to evolve with each album, and 2015's EpicDemic shows a fierce talent and confident ability that wasn't as obvious on 2008's Not Quite Dead Yet and 2011's Forever Dead.

Praised by local media and applauded by online punk sites, Forever Dead take pride in their do-it-yourself ethics, releasing their own albums and producing all necessary artwork, posters, and merch. This hardworking group has been around the block and gets the job done.

Band: Forever Dead


Recommended if you like: Reverend Horton Heat, NOFX, Rancid, The Misfit.

Show: Friday at Black Pirates Pub.

Jimmy Wiggins operates as a guide to local entertainment. Coming Up Next runs Thursdays in The Chronicle-Journal.

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