Wednesday Night Heroes

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Wednesday Night Heroes
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Background information
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Punk rock oi! street punk hardcore punk
Years active 1997–2009
Labels BYO
Longshot Records
Website myspace.com/wnheroes
Members Graeme MacKinnon
Luke Manimal
Konrad
Jay
Past members

Todd Rocket

Lance "the impaler"

Wednesday Night Heroes (abbreviated WNH) were a Canadian punk rock band from Edmonton, Alberta, fronted by Graeme MacKinnon.[1] The band released three albums and toured extensively in Canada and the United States.[2][3]

History[edit]

The band was formed in 1997 in Edmonton. They released their first demo in September 1997, which included six songs. In July 2001, they released their first full-length album, which was self-titled.[4]

WNH songs can be found on punk compilations such as Rockin' the Streets Vol. 2, Mayday Records comp, and Punx Unite Vol. 3, and Oi! Let's go Canada.

WNH released their second full-length album on August 19, 2003, Superiority Complex, which includes the song "Music for the People".[5][6]

They released their third full-length CD (LP) on BYO Records in June, 2007, entitled Guilty Pleasures.[7][8] The music combined elements of hardcore and street punk.[9]

The Heroes stopped performing in 2009,[10] but got together for a final show on January 25, 2014 in Edmonton.

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Wednesday Night Heroes (2001)
  • Superiority Complex (2003)
  • Guilty Pleasures (2007)

Compilations[edit]

  • Rockin' the Street Vol. 2
  • Mayday! Records comp
  • Punx Unite Vol. 3
  • Oi! Let's go Canada

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton hardcore band No Problem bring the northern hostility with 'Already Dead'". Aux Magazine, by Josiah Hughes. May 12, 2014
  2. ^ Chris Walter (3 July 2012). SNFU: What No One Else Wanted To Say. BookBaby. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-927053-08-9. 
  3. ^ "Maimann: Punk Heroes reuniting". Kevin Maimann Edmonton Sun, January 23, 2014
  4. ^ "Wednesday Night Heroes: Wednesday Night Heroes". Exclaim!, By Shawn Merrill. Apr 01, 2002
  5. ^ Usinger, Mike (12 February 2004), "Midweek Heroes Pay Homage to Punk's Past", Georgia Straight, retrieved 22 September 2013 
  6. ^ "Wednesday Night Heroes Superiority Complex". Exclaim!, By Shawn Merrill. Oct 01, 2003
  7. ^ Birtles, Bryan (12 June 2007), "Wednesday Night Heroes remember the past ... uh, Tuesday? Monday?", Vue Weekly, retrieved 22 September 2013 
  8. ^ "Wednesday Night Heroes: Guilty Pleasures". Exclaim!, By Keith Carman Jun 20, 2007
  9. ^ "Wednesday Night Heroes: Guilty Pleasures". AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason
  10. ^ "WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES". Beatroute, 14 January 2014. Jenna Lee Williams