Zs + Steve Kado Tape Release + Sailboats Are White
NYC ever evolving avant garde ensemble lead by saxophonist Sam Hilmer returns to Toronto in support of there 10 year retrospective box set out on Northern Spy. Now featuring Patrick Higgins on guitar & Greg Fox on drums, Zs tear through abrasive modern compositions that pull from jazz, punk, noise, krautrock & industrial textures. Weaving together these caustic calculated storms of sputtering sax over angular guitar patterns and rattling drums. One of the most intense & interesting bands to come out of NYC in ages.
STEVE KADO (http://www.theblankket.com/)
Toronto artist, musicians & critical thinker Steve Kado celebrates the release on his new tape "2003 (for Solo Drum Machine)", which takes his piece 2003, often presented in the past with a larger ensemble of musicians, to it's most minimal state. For this performance Steve has assembled a surprise ensemble of players to preform yet another variation on 2003. Sure to be a rare treat. For fans of Steve Reich and Wipers.
SAILBOATS ARE WHITE (http://sailboatsarewhite.bandcamp.com/)
Hamilton/Toronto weirdo punks (members of Rituals) bring light speed vibes to the psych zone. Electronic drum beats meet hard edged frantic screeching punk rawness. Swirling guitar textures and electronic decay, provide a back drop for snarling vocals laden with fuzz. Sucking you in like quicksand, fighting to escape will only kill you, but all you can do is fight. Don't miss one of the evolution of one of Ontario's most ferocious bands!