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Our 5th Annual scary shaker with
Johnny de Courcy was born in his mothers bed in an old house on Commercial Drive in the late eighties. His musical style is very "classic" with influences from Neil Young, Elliott Smith, Weezer and the Beatles. If you didn't know, Johnny used to play in New Westminsters "metal titans" Black Wiz. But being a titan of metal can sometimes get boring so de Courcy left to pursue the (softer) songs in his heart with some help from longtime friend/producer Michael Kraushaar. After recording the Bad Teeth cassette in 2011, Green Burrito records put that baby on the shelves and the rest is history. de Courcy recently released his debut LP "Johnny de Courcy and the Death Rangers" and has been touring "relentlessly" in wake of it.
There are two sides to every story. Light and dark, good and evil, life and death. This inherent contrast of the world and the struggle for finding some balance in between shapes the emotional content of Jesse and the Dandelions’ touchingly personal yet widely relatable new album A Mutual Understanding.
It’s the coming-of-age story about a young musician who sets out to find his place in the world with a bag packed full of lush and sparkling pop songs that will both pull at your heartstrings, and push you to dance around your living room like no one’s watching. After spending years learning of love and loss while working his way through the Lethbridge, Alberta music scene, A Mutual Understanding is the singer/guitarist/producer’s swan song tribute to the city that made him what he is today.
These are songs about building and breaking, loving and hating, and realizing we all have the power within us to decide which path to take, but we must make those difficult choices on our own. With Jesse and the Dandelions’ production values maturing alongside the content, A Mututal Understanding is enriched with classic analog synth and drum machine textures that pay respect to the wisdom of those who have come before them, while forging their own unique path. String sections and heavily layered vocal harmonies push accessible pop hooks into more psychedelically complex and intriguing harmonic territory that rewards repeat listeners by continuing to engage them fully with each spin.
Zackariah & the Prophets make their Palomino debut.
Tickets are $10 in Advance.