Miesha & The Spanks / Forty Seven Teeth

Miesha & The Spanks

Where have all the riot grrrls gone? You ask – Miesha & The Spanks answer. If you’ve got a yearning for flashy yet classic hard rock, look no further – this Calgary-based duo has the guitar hero-worshiping, face melting, whisky belting sound that you’ve been seeking.

A modern singer/guitarist and beloved fixture on the local scene, frontwoman Miesha Louie is the integral driving force behind Miesha & The Spanks. A mixed-Secwépemc artist living in Treaty 7 Territory, she’s devoted her entire career to inventing and playing instrumentally brilliant melodies that unleash her passions and her full-throated vocal tones.

As a result, Miesha & The Spanks have become a tighter and more muscular version of themselves with each new release. Miesha’s solos are as quintessentially rock as they come. Her anarchic, femme-powered vibes causing audiences to erupt in devil-horn-raising celebration of razor-sharp hooks delivered with fire and flare.

Percussionist Sean Hamilton (an accomplished singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in his own right) is her psychic counterpart, intuitively punctuating her soulful choruses with a pounding intensity simultaneously that elevates heart rates and ceiling rafters.

Bursting onto the circuit with a stamp of approval from producer and alt-rock idol Ian Blurton, Miesha’s coming out party Girls, Like Wolves, was the virtual debutante ball from Hell. Interweaving her impressive song writing skills and vocal versatility, that album & The band’s subsequent releases, 2016’s Stranger, and Girls, Girls, Girls (2018), tap into the synergy generated by Louie and her lone bandmate, percussionist Sean Hamilton. Their latter album has landed in the number one position on Earshot!’s National Loud charts in Canada, as well as topping on the Indigenous Music Countdown and winning no less than three Calgary-based music awards.

“Filled with a sizeable dosage of feel-good vibes peppered with a dash of teenage angst, “I Can’t Wait” delivers the gritty groove our summer playlists deserve — while still managing to maintain a thread of infectious optimism.”





Forty Seven Teeth

Opening the show is Forty Seven Teeth, a gritty indie pop 3-piece from Kingston, Ontario.




Wednesday, May 17, 2023


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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