Blessed, Supervisions and WINT.
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Thursday July 13th, 2017
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or
"Blessed is a band based on uncompromising work ethic, a commitment to democratic involvement between members, striving never to repeat itself. Comprised of members from the Fraser Valley, the off-to-the-side Vancouver suburb the group resides in, Drew Riekman, Jake Holmes, Reuben Houweling, and Mitchell Trainor came together to create something they had been looking for in their previous projects. Between the four, their projects have toured internationally (US, EU), recorded with Corin Roddick (Purity Ring), and played many esteemed festivals (Sled Island, Rifflandia, NXNE, SXSW). Blessed has, in its short existence, been fortunate enough to play alongside Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason), The Courtney’s (Flying Nun), Preoccupations (JagJaguwar), Chastity (Captured Tracks) and Fucked Up (Matador). After a winter in Montreal, guitarist/vocalist Drew Riekman approached the three other members about a project designed to fulfill a desire wherein they could create music with no boundaries in it's creative process, and tour as relentlessly as they pleased. After touring North America once and Canada three times on the strength of their first four song EP, Blessed is releasing a new four song EP on May 5th on 12" through Kingfisher Bluez (Allison Crutchfield, Xui Xui) and Coin Toss Records (Drug Control, Edgewise) and Cassette through Double Lunch from Edmonton. - https://www.facebook.com/blessedband1234/
Moody rock undertones, expressed with significance from a bewildered mind. The tension between extracting an inner darkness and maintaining an optimistic shimmer as an antidote to mental breakdown. - https://www.facebook.com/supervisionsmusic/
Brandon Saucier, the man behind WINT, is a bit of a bedroom recording mastermind. Even with a lo-fi fuzz coating everything he records, his ability to find particularly poppy post-punk melodies in hasty recording sessions means that 2017 has already seen two EPs. Live, WINT is a trio that manages to bring the bedroom haze in front of an audience’s attentive gaze. - http://www.sledisland.com/2017/wint