Thursday, 17 May 2012
Oh, Kenton. (BPO)
Well, as many of you have heard, Black Phoenix Orchestra bassist Kenton Amstutz has a broken collar bone. It's not just broken, though - he managed to snap it in two places.
Now, don't get me wrong - all the guys from BPO are smart. Really, really smart. They're awesome to chill out and chat with, on top of being one of the best groups Calgary has come out with in recent years. That being said, they do some really stupid shit.
Like backflipping off a tree on Stephen Ave.
The show must go on, however, and despite his broken (in two places!) bone, bassist Kenton played a show on May 15th, just under 2 weeks since his, for lack of a better term, accident. Sadly, I worked a closing shift and missed it, but apparently he managed to bang his bad shoulder on the merch table just before their set, and got to enjoy shouldering his bass a little awkwardly to avoid extra pressure.
And apparently, in true BPO fashion, they killed it.
I always miss the good shit.