7th Annual Feast In The East
FEAST IN THE EAST is a bi-monthly east end music, food & installation series. This month we celebrate our 7 year anniversary!
This month features a free Mediterranean dinner by Alan Kobayashi. Menu below.
GARY WILSON (https://www.facebook.com/Gary-Wilson-36823197655/)
Outsider lounge freak funk anti-legend Gary Wilson makes a rare appearance in Toronto. Haunting synth tones turn into bouncing beats under smoothed out textures. Eerie sensuality drips from Gary's performative realities. Wilson's vocals yearn as keyboard notes glisten. Foreboding funk licks dip into some warped realm. From his now classic "You Think You really Know Me" to a slew of new & archival releases on Stones Throw and Feeding Tube Records, the man God forgot Gary Wilson is has returned to the scene now backed by NYC's Tredici Bacci. Plus for this show his band will be joined by a number of Toronto musicians as well! Don't sleep on this!
Steven Foster's Omhouse brings his prog twinged guitar pop songs to life with jangling notes, mystical synth swells and jumping percussion. Omhouse sways between methodical emotional ruminations and energetic frenzied moods. The songs are filled with lush textures and tones dancing with each other without meandering to far from their simple instrumentation. Foster finds ways to create a malleable continuity in his music that feels honest, devotional, and deep while still being whimsical. Rhythmic and angular guitar passages tug at your senses. New tape "Eye to Eye" is out now & should be in your rotation.
Robin Dann & her who's who crew of Toronto avant song slingers (Thom Gill, Dan Fortin, Felicity Williams, and Phil Melanson) pump out soulful compositions that are full of blooming vocal flourishes, airy guitar whispers and bubbling beats. Sounding like the release of some lost spirits rejoicing as they flee into the eather, Bernice creates a uniqwue atomosphere. Vocals swell and fall, as spectral guitar notes drip from the sky. Electronic drum textures pop & gurgle like a stweing bog, fermenting. Don't miss this beautiful ghost music.
CINDY LEE (https://cindylee-w25th.bandcamp.com/)
The drag queen alter ego of Patrick Flegel marries lo-fi guitar textures with sweet melodies cloaked in a mist of sadness. Dark pop songs crackle with distortion and dismay. Cindy Lee's music feels like it's straddling the space between radio frequencies. Noisey guitar notes dance in some of kilter ballad. The air is filled with a glowing fuzz. Vocals shiver and feel out their next move.
Environs by Romar L. Johnson
Dinner Menu includes:
Grilled Naan & Lettuce wraps (Gluten-free option)
Baba Ganouj / Lime Crema / Quick-Pickled Cucumbers / Citrus Marmalade / Hot Sauce
Tabbouleh - Buckwheat, Quinoa & Chickpea / Soft Herbs / Pickled Red Onion / Pomegranate
$10 Adv at Circus Books and Music, Cask Music, Soundscapes and Rotate This.
$12 at the door
FREE dinner with adv. ticket!
Feast In The East is made possible through support from the Toronto Arts Council and Wellington Brewery