Canadian music Hall of Famers 54-40 (left-right: Dave Genn - guitar, Neil Osborne - vocals/guitar, Brad Merritt - bass, and Matt Johnson - drums) have been champions of Canadian rock and roll for 37 years and are still going strong with their 14th album, Keep On Walking, released in January. PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

Dear, dear. This show ain’t casual viewin’

54-40 has been described as Canada’s answer to REM, hyper literate, alt-rock, conscious with tight hooks, left coast intel and killer musicianship.