Events for Live Music

Operators with Doomsquad

Operators is a Montreal based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) in 2014. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. Operators supported these releases with a series of international tours across North America, and Europe. Like Handsome Furs, Operators’ music has resonated particularly well with Eastern European audiences. The band has been well received across clubs and premier festivals, such as Primavera (where they were asked to play two years in a row - something that is usually unheard of). 

While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavours, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalog (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film Mandy. 

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Death Bells

There’s something unmistakably grand about Death Bells. Many contemporary bands have incorporated sonic elements of the ‘80s into their sound, but few have managed to capture the sheer scope and allure of that era like Death Bells with their brand of searing post-punk and shimmering dream pop. Their songs are a study in contrast, effortlessly combining dark intrigue with unabashedly massive hooks — an aspect they partially attribute to the backdrop of their stunning Australian homeland. Now with the release of their upcoming single Echoes b/w Move Through Me, the band of ambitious punks will be moving from Sydney to Los Angeles, California, with their sights set across the sea, aiming to bring their music to a world as expansive as their sound. 
Death Bells are no strangers to diving headfirst into their musical vision. The band started in 2014 with Will Canning (vocals) and Maurice Santiago (bass), both frequenters of the Sydney punk and hardcore scene, who shared a common goal and drive for a more refined project. Rounding out their lineup with Aron Postolovic (guitar), Remy Veselis (guitar), David Gauci (keyboards), and Sam Shepherd (drums), Death Bells quickly began to make a name for themselves and along the way Canning and Santiago’s determination led to the creation of their own label, Burning Rose. When it came time for Death Bells’ first EP, Burning Rose teamed with U.S. tastemaker, Funeral Party Records, and soon the band would tour the States for the first time and start expanding the label. As Canning puts it, “It started as an avenue to legitimize the band, but after we went to the U.S. we realized what we could really do, and it snowballed into a platform for artists and musicians within the community.”

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Summer Of The Battle Of The Bands

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Open Blues & More Jam

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Goo Goo Dolls and Train

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David Gray: Gold in a Brass Age Tour

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Summer Of The Battle Of The Bands

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Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds / Slim Cessna's Auto Club with Brain Bagz

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds' fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records, “La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music. Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummerRon Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros(Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.

“La Araña Es La Vida” rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a “Magic Machine” then gets to work out a low rider groove on “Chicano Studies”. Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on “Karate Monkey” is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.

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Lilly Winwood

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Ritual Talk with Static Replica

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