X92.9 FM presents A Day As Wolves, Open Air and The Conversation Killers
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Friday August 3rd, 2018 .
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com or win tickets here; http://www.x929.ca/
A Day as Wolves
A Day as Wolves is the brain child of brothers Andrew and Kyle Eskesen. Based in Calgary Alberta, A Day as Wolves initially stemmed from writing sessions Andrew and Kyle had to pass the time in endless Alberta winters. Their twangy undertones, fuzzed out guitar riffs, and heavy drums combined with soulful vocals about love, women, and drunken nights create the blues rock sound that is A Day as Wolves.
In 2014, A Day as Wolves won the coveted X 929.9 Xposure Contest that gave the group radio play, a slot at 2014’s X-Fest (featuring Jack White, Artic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, July Talk, Tegan and Sara, and many more), and gained national attention which ultimately lead to numerous shows across Canada to date.
The self-titled debut LP gained the band momentum and title track "Move To Be Free" has been featured on radio playlists, blogs, magazines, and advertising all over the world.
With a new fire lit inside each of the members, A Day as Wolves looks to continue their success in 2018 with new music, major show announcements, and tour dates.
Revival is certainly an apt term for what Open Air bring to the table. Their sound is like a blender full of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Cream with a dash of just about everything else rock from the late 60's and beyond. Open Air mix sex appeal with the pounding chords, guitar rock is famous for.
At the band's core are four musicians who honestly enjoy what they do, and this is what sets them apart. There is a youthful exuberance and a true appreciation for what’s around them, namely their art and their audience.
So modernly old school, Open Air’s goal is to bring back musicianship, relying on talent rather than machines to manipulate their sound. With a high-energy, no-holds-barred live show, Open Air give their fans all the loud, raw and gritty attitude that rock n' roll is made of.
In April 2013, Open Air released the five track EP appropriately titled "Extended Play", and hit the stage, opening for such rock stand-outs as One Bad Son, The Trews, Head of the Herd and the Glorious Sons. August 2015 brought the follow-up to "Extended Play" and their first full-length release - "Lessons From The Crow", gaining opening slots with the Headstones and Rival Sons.
Open Air is inspired by the groovyness of the 70's with a raw modern edge that'll leave a boot print on your backside.
The Conversation Killers
The Conversation Killers are a riff-rock band from Calgary, AB. Formed in 2018, the band is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Jeff Turner, bassist Corey Adams, and drummer Nathan Raboud. Following the conclusion of their former bands, they decided to combine their sounds and bring something new to the local music scene – a mix of heavy alternative rock and groovy, soulful melodies.
Although the band itself is new to the Calgary music scene, the members are not. Jeff Turner and Nathan Raboud were members of well-known Calgary rock band Go For The Eyes, a vocal-driven post-rock band that toured nationally and shared stages with bands like Nazareth, Moist, The Darcys, The Trews, and Dear Rouge. They played numerous major events including the Calgary Stampeders’ Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium, the Calgary Flames’ home opener, and the Slave Lake Concert of Hope – all with audiences over 20,000 people. One of their biggest accomplishments was winning Calgary radio station X929.9’s Exposure contest.
Bassist Corey Adams is also no stranger to the Canadian music scene. He was one of the key members of Frankie McQueen, a heavy-hitting blues rock trio from Calgary that gained a significant Canadian following and toured nationally. Early on in the band’s career, they were the winner of AMP Radio’s Rock Star Competition, which awarded them a grand prize of $250,000 and led to their most popular EP, Nightride. They shared the stage with numerous well-known artists including The Sam Roberts Band, Bedouin Soundclash, Daniel Wesley, and Flash Lightnin’, and made several appearance at Toronto’s Indie Week, one that resulted in them winning the Alberta Showcase.
*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.