Wavelength Presents: Thus Owls & Shirley Hurt

Wavelength Presents…

In partnership with Slaight Music

Wavelength Monthly Series December 2022 featuring:

THUS OWLS (Montreal-via-Sweden / saxophone-studded poetic jazz-infused art-rock / supporting album #5, Who Would Hold You If The Sky Betrayed Us?)

Shirley Hurt (Toronto / experimental indie folk-pop / self-titled debut LP out on Telephone Explosion Records)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

@ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education

918 Bathurst St., Toronto

Doors 8pm

$15 advance at ShowClix.com

$20 at the door (NOTAFLOF)

Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/WL-Dec2022

All Ages + Licensed

Wavelength returns to the splendid 918 Bathurst Centre for its last concert of 2022, welcoming the return of Montreal art-rock band Thus Owls, supporting their phenomenal, saxophone-studded, fifth full-length album, Who Would Hold You If The Sky Betrayed Us?

The band describes the expansive double album as “an explosion of improv, poetry, and visionary rock'n'roll that seeks to understand what it means to be—and belong.” Co-founders Erika Angell (vocals/keys) and Simon Angell (guitar) will be joined by bass saxophonist Jason Sharp and drummer Sam Joly for this memorable performance.

The evening will be opened with a set by Toronto indie folk-pop artist Shirley Hurt (aka Sophia Katz) whose self-titled debut album for Telephone Explosion Records is already causing a stir in the local music community. On the literal eve of the album’s release, Wavelength audiences will be treated to one of the first live performances of this compelling material.

“Shirley Hurt is an example of an artist really staying true to themselves and creating music that is so unique. Moving to a big city like Toronto, for me it’s amazing to connect with all these really talented artists in my own backyard. And the first time I saw Thus Owls, at the Baby G with their bass saxophone, it was just a wall of sound and I was so inspired hearing them. I love their new album and hearing all their creative ideas concentrated into one record, I’m excited to bring them to a stage where they can inspire even more people.” - Daniel Monkman, concert curator

COVID Protocols:

Your safety is our primary concern. Live event protocols are likely to change month to month. Masking is strongly encouraged while not eating or drinking, and free KN-95 masks will be available at the door.


918 Bathurst is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). For all other accessibility requests, please contact us at info@wavelengthmusic.ca.

Audience Policy:

Wavelength respects the rights of each member of our diverse audience and is committed to providing an environment in which everyone can feel safe. Any behaviour which could reasonably be perceived as physically, emotionally, or mentally harmful to individuals at Wavelength events will not be tolerated. This includes: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, ableism, ageism, and all forms of violence.

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Wavelength Presents: Thus Owls & Shirley Hurt

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