Thor — Return of the Thunderhawk. It’s the follow-up to I Am Thor, the biography of Vancouver musician Jon Mikl Thor, who enters his 45th year of mixing heavy metal with lifting heavy metal. Metal is such a malleable and durable genre that over the years it’s been paired with slasher movies, professional wrestling and even Pat Boone; Thor’s inclusion of incessant repetition and obdurate focus is one of the most natural of all possible progressions. Thor’s most recent album is 2017’s Beyond the Pain Barrier, but with more than two dozen records to choose from, you never know what you’ll get from Thor in concert. Also tonight: pulsating metalheads Blade Killer and revivified rockers The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs.
No pain, baby, no gain, and what you’ll gain tonight is the endless good fortune of watching a special preview screening of