Crywank (Manchester, UK) with Ghost Factory and Conversations with Bears
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Saturday November 17th, 2018
Admission: $15.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Crywank (Manchester, UK)
Anti-folk misfit James Clayton created Crywank as a cathartic solo project in Manchester, England in 2009. Performing acerbic confessionals of acoustic folk-punk in the vein of Andrew Jackson Jihad, Clayton's sadness, paranoia, misery, and dry humor pervaded the music. Early work was primarily distributed in a D.I.Y. fashion over the Internet and without physical copies. This grassroots promotion helped him connect directly with fans, which increased his following. His raw debut album, James Is Going to Die Soon, was released in September 2010. Sophomore release Narcissist on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was released in April two years later. With song titles like "Now I'm Sad (Boo Hoo)" and "It's OK, I Wouldn't Remember Me Either," Clayton hit another emotional soft spot with his self-deprecating frailty, like a sarcastic Bright Eyes. Clayton eventually enlisted drummer Dan "The Snail" Watson and bassist Tom "Knife" Connolly to round out a full band for his third release, 2013's tormented Tomorrow Is Nearly Yesterday and Everyday Is Stupid -- which became such a fan favorite that it was issued as a physical release for the first time in 2016. With the new members, Tomorrow boasted a fuller sound that helped further swell the emotion on tracks like "Only Everyone Can Judge Me" and "Waste." Keeping with Clayton's wry humor, Crywank released the tongue-in-cheek Shameless Valentines Money Grab EP just in time for the holiday in 2014 (a few weeks later, Clayton also released a Simpsons-inspired EP, Following the Lizard Queen, from the perspective of Langdon Alger, a minor character from the show). Crywank's fourth LP, Don't Piss on Me, I'm Already Dead, was set for release in 2016. - allmusic.com
Crywank are a Manchester based anti-folk band. They mostly write sad songs and have been told they are the worst named band in the country. - https://crywank.bandcamp.com/
Happy folk punk.
Conversations with Bears
Lucien Lahey makes the vastness of the world feel intimate. Behind layers of paper-thin vocals underscored by atmospheric guitar plucks, Lahey creates delicate microcosms of sound; an aural nature rife with minute gusto. Cutting the grandiosity of life down to three- and four-minute songs has never seemed so effortless. - https://www.sledisland.com/2018/conversations-with-bears
*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.