Hooded Fang, Nikki Fierce and Local Singles
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Saturday July 21, 2018
Admission: $12.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Since their first incarnation in 2008, Hooded Fang have continued a path of shedding their former selves in pursuit of new and exciting explorations in sound. With their most recent release, Dynasty House (2017) the band continues to demonstrate dark driving rhythms, ethereal synths and poetic storytelling. The band continues to demonstrate a strong sense of song writing, sonic breadth, and experimentation. Dynasty House shares six heroic stories of struggle and resilience in honour of family members of lyricists April Aliermo and Daniel Lee.
Hooded Fang’s driving work ethic has manifested the self-owned/run record label Daps Records, which releases all the band’s output. The band has also released three albums on UK based label Full Time Hobby. Having built an international fan base, Hooded Fang has toured numerous times throughout Canada, the U.S., Western Europe, and the UK. Their live show has reached new levels of proficient intensity and their years of experience performing together are evident. Their songs have been synced numerous times in film, television and commercial advertisements.
“industrialized dissonance, sci-fi surf-punk, and tweaked-out guitar frequencies that ring out like a biohazard lab activating the meltdown siren. …
Hooded Fang are the stars of their own horror flick, playing the last surviving rational humans in a city overrun with mind-numbed, inconsiderate, glass-eyed drones. And like all good scary movies, there’s a plot twist: this one’s actually a documentary.” – Pitchfork
“biting and hynpnotic” – FADER
“Hooded Fang must be mighty close to crafting the jauntiest breakup album of all time.” – NME
Nikki Fierce is a three-piece art rock/post-punk band from Toronto. The lineup consists of guitarist Evangeline Molly, bassist EmZy, and drummer Claire Nola, with shared lead vocals. Their sound plays with the raw elements of post-punk and goth rock while also putting a strong focus on melodic vocals and harmonies. The band first formed in 2010 while the members were in high school. They were inspired by Joan Jett’s first band The Runaways, a group whose makeshift attitude towards music and performance has continued to influence Nikki Fierce. Their songs focus especially on gender and sexual politics by challenging and addressing issues such as social norms, body dysmorphia, media representations, violence against women, and emotional trauma. - https://cmw.net
*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.