Devarrow (Paper Bag Records/Just Isn’t Music/Ninja Tune) with I am the Mountain and Petey Cruiser
Where: The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Wednesday April 15th, 2020
Doors: 8:00pm / Bands 9:00pm
Admission: $12.00 Advance available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
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With a fusion of stripped-down, concise and scratchy, folk, rock, and psychedelia, Devarrow is the moniker of Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Graham Ereaux. Inspired by artists such as Neil Young, Shakey Graves, and Fleet Foxes; Devarrow writes music which is lyrically and sonically inspired by the attempt to reconcile a wandering spirit with the demands of the modern world.
Touring Canada and Europe extensively in support of The Great Escape (2015) Devarrow gained recognition for his energetic and captivating one-man-band act. Hundreds of shows later, and now collaborating with a full band, his sophomore album captures struggles, insecurities, information overload, the absurdity of modern wage labour, and fears of loneliness and aging. Devarrow attempts to reconcile these anxieties with themes of escapism and tuning out, with the hope to provide a roadmap towards balance and meaning.
Four years on, hundreds of shows later, and now collaborating with a backing band, Devarrow’s forthcoming self-titled album, reveals eleven new songs focused on the well-practiced lament of a mid-twenties millennial in search of a life of balance in a world that demands invasion and extremes. - http://paperbagrecords.com/
I Am The Mountain
I Am The Mountain is everywhere, from bars and cafes, to caught-in-your-brain as you try and fall asleep. Beginning as a folk project of singer-songwriter Colton O'Reilly, the late-night campfire soul songs that once whispered between the pines in Kananaskis have echoed through almost every music-friendly space in Calgary. The horn-accented songs of I Am The Mountain are the most pleasant and reliable in a city with a maelstrom of eclectic indie. As the band grew into a full ensemble, the heart-on-sleeve earnestness of their early folk songs have morphed into luxurious still-life songs that bring bodies together with smart drumming and scintillating sparkly guitar work.
Dana Sipos is an acclaimed Canadian songwriter described as "slightly strange and completely mesmerizing (gold flake paint UK)." She inhabited the far Canadian north before going nomad and her captivatingly nuanced songs are filled with a wild wind and a haunting surrealism, akin to the mysteries of the north. Occasionally found touring by canoe, tall ship, train or bicycle, Dana is drawn to the slightly off-kilter and tenderly skewed; this shines through in her enigmatic lyrics and often bold and experimental production choices. Mostly recently nominated for English Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards (in addition to her 2015 Pushing the Boundaries nod, celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds), Dana has been touring her new album, Trick of the Light, through north America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Released on Toronto's Roaring Girl Records in May 2018 and produced by Sandro Perri, Trick of the Light features an incredible cast of Canadian musicians including Mary Margaret O'Hara and is described as a "luminous and compelling work. (Exclaim!)."
Creating cleaver synthwave, pop-rock gems while proudly wearing their feelings on their sleeves.
*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.
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