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Paul James Coutts & Cowls, John Lost & the Cause and Vailhalen

Paul James Coutts & Cowls, John Lost & the Cause and Vailhalen
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Paul James Coutts & Cowls (Album Release), John Lost & the Cause and Vailhalen

Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday September 7th, 2019
Doors: 9:00pm
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com

Paul James Coutts (Album Release)
A veteran of the Calgary and Edmonton music scenes his strikingly original songwriting, signature guitar playing and unmistakable voice have been an integral part of revered bands such as Twin Fangs, XL Birdsuit, The New 1-2, The Primrods and Free Judges. Utterances is his first full length solo record, produced by longtime friend and musical collaborator Chris Vail (Vailhalen, XL Birdsuit).


John Lost and the Cause
John has gotten himself lost out among the gently rippling tide of the reservoir. There he floats on his back with eyes closed against a warm sun. Red light filtering through slowly dissolves the weighty concerns of introspection. The outer world creeps in. Chickadees stutter, voices ring from shore, distant cars let out tireless sighs. John’s slowly circling body yields to the current of the moment. A faint vibration enters his feet and swells to his throat.
Passerby stop at the sight of a sweet melody sailing to shore on a feather bed of guitars. Turning towards the reservoir, even the most tightly wound soul lulls into a sense of ease and asks itself “why am I not out there?” Land dwellers know John as Bennett Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who employs all the instruments under his hands, (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards), to build jazz inspired grooves and drug inspired (not really) soundscapes worthy of standing up to his pure and flexible voice. At once fluid but danceable, adventurous yet relatable, John Lost and the Cause creates a world that pleases body, mind and soul.


If XTC and Joe Jackson joined forces, then tried and failed to sound like Television. Then they tried to sound like Deerhunter and they failed again.

Chris Vail cut his teeth in the early 2000s with art-pop experimentalists Shecky Forme and noise-rockers XL Birdsuit, but Vailhalen is where his pop instincts and subversive tendencies finally fused, along with a layer of new wave sheen. Revived after a decade’s hiatus, Vailhailen is here to unleash their pop violence once again. - https://m.sledisland.com/2019/vailhalen


*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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