THE RACKET

‘The Racket’ rocks Terrace tonight

YOUNG, ENERGETIC up-and-coming band The Racket rocks Terrace tonight for its second week in a row.

YOUNG, ENERGETIC up-and-coming band The Racket rocks Terrace tonight for its second week in a row.

The band, Eli Larsen, Simon Stockner and Stephen deWit, are also in the running for BC’s Best Teen Band contest and have cracked the top 10.

They’ve been playing together since the fall of 2011 and are still in school – their ages are 17 and 18 – and are from the region: Larsen and Stockner are from Smithers and deWit is from Hazelton.

The name, usually racket has a negative connotation, has a new positive spin on it now, says Larsen.

It came up in a pinch right before they embarked on a five-day tour with Rachelle van Zant and didn’t have a name.

After some discussion, the Racket was suggested and that was it.

They play all original tunes and have played at Riverboat Days 2012 here, at the Smithes Midsummer festival ont he main stage last year at Kispiox Vlley Music Festival, also last year and opened for Trooper at the 100th Telkwa barbecue, among other places.

Their record is called Out of the Cold, which will be on sale at their show tonight – they will sign copies on request –and is also online.

Larsen says they plan to go as far as they can in music and right now they’re focusing on the contest.

People can vote for their favourite teen band and the winners get to play for music industry professionals, said Larsen.

The Racket plays tonight along with Vancouver blues rockers the Harpponist and the Axe Murderer at Elks Hall.

BC’s Best Teen Band Contest is sponsored by Socan and YouthThink magazine is still on with fans able to vote for the top three, with the winner decided at the finale in April.

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