Burger Records' Pink Mexico (Los Angeles), Dopey's Robe (Vancouver) and Glaux
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Friday April 27th, 2018
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Pink Mexico (Los Angeles)
“Landing somewhere between My Bloody Valentine's poppiest moments, Wavves least bratty missives, the result is something like if Nirvana had had a surf rock phase." – Noisey
“Brooklyn via LA Pink Mexico plays a gritty brand of fuzz rock, but their airy melodies with psychedelic inflections counteract the harshness of their distorted sound.” – The Deli
“…the kind of fuzzy, driving garage punk that you can always trust Burger to put out.”
“…one heckuva skronky/crunchy high that you never want to end.” – Impose
After playing drums for countless other bands, including Shilpa Ray and WALTZ, Robert Preston went for a change and began his solo project, Pink Mexico. After moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Preston self-released the first Pink Mexico LP, pnik mxeico, in June of 2013, attracting the attention of Austin-based record label Fleeting Youth Records, who then re-released pnik mxeico the following December.
Preston relocated to Brooklyn in the fall of 2014 to begin recording his next album while continuing other releases: a split 7" with Los Angeles-based band, SunLikeDrugs as well as a 12” vinyl pressing of pnik mxeico by Bordeaux, France based label Big Tomato Records. The underground buzz surrounding the first LP led Preston into the Burger Records family. Following countless Brooklyn shows and making the rounds at this year’s SXSW, Pink Mexico has grown as a band comprised of Grady Walker & Ian Everall.
Dopey's Robe (Vancouver)
Plucked from an orchard in Vancouver BC, a toothless puppeteer takes a bite of a poison apple placed on a platter for everyone with a taste that must not be wasted. -https://www.facebook.com/dopeysrobe/
" Dopey’s Robe re-invent the slime" - Beatroute
"...sounds like the Jesus and Mary Chain in a switchblade alley fight with the Oh Sees!" - Georgia Straight
Made up of ¾ of Dream Whip, Glaux make music to soundtrack late summer nights, but instead of hungover mornings, you wake up with breakfast in bed. Charming lo-fi aesthetics and simple, saccharine guitars wash over these guitar pop gems with carefree charm. - https://www.sledisland.com/2017/glaux
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.