Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and Spectrasonic present
Thrush Hermit: (Halifax indie rock)
Revisiting ‘Clayton Park’ 20 Years On
Thrush Hermit was a Canadian alternative rock band active in the 1990s, known for their highly energetic, humorous, and unpredictable performances
October 1 – Peter Elkas (Canadian singer/song writer)
A music obsessive for three decades now, Toronto’s Peter Elkas is an unabashed believer in keeping things real and, on his refreshing new album, Repeat Offender, he’s as loyal as ever to the rock ‘n’ roll sounds that ring truest to his psyche. Though partially crafted at Giant Studio (owned by Sebastien Grainger and Metric’s James Shaw), Elkas mostly made this record in his basement with co-producer Ian McGettigan (Thrush Hermit) lending his expertise to the proceedings. The result is a romantic, ‘buddy rock’ album in the vein of Bruce Springsteen (Elkas’ long-standing musical hero) or Keith Richards (“Cruel Thing to Do,” the title track), with sophisticated nods to Allen Toussaint (“Atlas”), Sam Cooke (“Cool Thing to Do”), and Frankie Valley (“Melody”) among others. Not your typical allusions for an artist so associated with underground Canadian music, but then Elkas has always been something of a populist when it comes to writing great, memorable songs.
October 2 – Kiwi jr: (Toronto rock)
Built from the clay of the day-to-day – as attentive to the complexities of a sporting salary cap as to the mystery of love; to the burden of Toronto rent as the reality of ruin- it’s a record of modern creation, lyrics text-wrapped in Excel spreadsheet cells, Rickenbackers detuned to the frequency of a blue-screen migraine. Kiwi kritiks delineate influences like sections of the cow – the rump: JANGLE; the loin: PUNK – and seem set on referring FOOTBALL MONEY to the criminal court with the Modern Lovers and the Kinks cc’d but ultimately unable to prove intent. But Kiwi Jr. conjure what we think about when we think about Patricia Highsmith paperbacks, Peel Session Comps, and pitchers of cheap domestic : FOOTBALL MONEY is a laser cold hit.
Tuesday October 1 & Wednesday October 2 @ The 27 Club Ottawa (27 York)
licensed 19+ – 8pm doors – $29.50 advance + service charges
Tickets for October 1 are available here: http://www.spectrasonic.com/event/1845550
Tickets for October 2 are available here: http://www.spectrasonic.com/event/1844456