Palloween with Casper Skulls (Toronto), The Garrys (Saskatoon), Lab Coast, Crystal Eyes, Paradise, Alberta Rats, Seafoam and more...
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday October 27th, 2018
Admission: $12.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
Casper Skulls (Toronto)
Casper Skulls emerged from the Toronto exurbs in 2015, bursting onto the local scene with a studied sound and supercharged live performances. Following an early 7” on the band’s own label, Hip Priest, the quartet released the Lips & Skull EP on Buzz Records in late 2016. Described by MTV as a collection of “confrontational art rock that bleeds with sincerity,” and drawing comparisons to luminaries like Television, The Fall (The Toronto Star), Pavement, and Sonic Youth (Noisey), the EP attracted immediate attention from audiences first in Toronto and increasingly up and down the Eastern seaboard as the band toured outside of Canada for the first time and began sharing stages with acts like Cloud Nothings, Thurston Moore, Suuns, Weaves, The Julie Ruin, Speedy Ortiz, Greys, and Hop Along.
The Garrys (Saskatoon)
If Ed Sullivan and The Shangri-Las went on a date, they would dance to The Garrys. Blood harmony surf garage on moooorphine.
Since 2008, Lab Coast has been delivering hazy bursts of hook-laden guitar pop from their basement studio in Calgary, Alberta. Singer David Laing & multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge carve out detailed analog productions on a variety of different tape machines while pillaging the bounty of instruments left behind at the Lab Coast practice space. The resultant constellations of compact, tightly wound melodies and bustling rhythms form a highly textured kaleidoscopic backdrop for Laing's understated crooning and oblique, yet slyly evocative lyrics. Dadge’s ever-evolving, DIY approach to recording places them in the tradition of fellow home-brew recorders such as Strapping Fieldhands, early Guided By Voices, and R. Stevie Moore, while the songs themselves recall the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty, and The La's. The Toronto Star calls it “scuffed-up, small-scale psych-pop”, and their latest release provides the perfect point of entry for the newcom.
Dream-influenced rock meshing 60's garage and psych with 90's shoegaze. The band recruited Chris Dadge (Lab Coast, Alvvays, Chad van Gaalen) to record 'No Man is and Island' (Shake! Records) and 'The Female Imagination' (Sweety Pie Records)
Downer Daze punk; members of Empty Heads, PMMA, and Licorice.
Rock & Roll with attitude. Sure to be kicking up a racket in a basement, garage, or warehouse near you. Alberta Rats are lurking closer than you think !
lo-fi pop surf with garage jangle
*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.