Vancouver's Real McKenzies shred through songs as any punk band would, charging ahead full steam, never looking back while playing their instruments at blistering speeds. They also churn out music that lifts its kilt to Scotland. How's that, you ask? Bagpipes. And they don't just playbagpipes, but also perform in full highland regalia. You'd think it'd be a huge failure, but it has a kitschy, hey-this-is-unique appeal - at least the first time you hear it. A man can only take so much bagpipe, you know? If you're Scottish Canadian this is you; if not, just know that they say "arse" instead of "ass."