Music History

Published on April 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Rock My World Canada, Chapter 61: The Age of Electric

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

The Age of Electric is a hard rock, alternative band founded in 1989 with members from Lanigan and Regina, Saskatchewan. The members are singer/guitarist Todd Kerns, guitarist Ryan Dahle, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. Ryan and Kurt also provide backing vocals. Their commercial breakthrough came with their independent EP Ugly in 1993, which spawned several hits and set the stage for the major label release of their eponymously titled album The Age of Electric in 1995. In July 2015, The Age of Electric performed a reunion show scheduled in Calgary on August 29, 2015 (with opening act, Zuckerbaby), marking their first public performance together in over 17 years.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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