The Pushers keep pushing it

New music: Despite a million years of collective experience playing in bands, The Pushers are still one of the most exciting live bands in Halifax.

Because you've become an old and boring punk, doesn't mean the music you make has to be the same. The Pushers, who have about a million years of collective experience playing in bands, are one of the more exciting acts playing punk rock in Halifax. The reason stems from the fact that this band is more concerned with writing quality songs than trying to relive halcyon days of past bands.

As lead singer Ian Dares says, "All Pushers songs are about bad relationships, booze and drugs. At 34 years of age I no longer feel the need to cure all of the problems of the world. I sing about what I know."

Heavily influenced by Johnny Thunders, The Real Kids and even Hank Williams, The Pushers will, unfortunately, be short-lived: "Punk rocker just isn't a viable option for a career anymore. I've chosen to go the more tradition route and go (back) to school (in Kingston)."

So don't sleep on this band---check out The Pushers' upcoming shows in June and July.

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