Sled Island presents WHOOP-Szo, Uncanny Valley and Brain Bent
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club / UPSTAIRS
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Thursday April 9th, 2020
Admission: $12.00 Advance available at Sloth Records or www.showpass.com/whoop-szo-and-special-guests/
WHOOP-Szo (Guelph/London ON)
Renowned for their cross-genre experimentalism, unabashedly unique, WHOOP-Szo is a wild fusion of folk, metal, pop, grunge, and even classical musical stylings. Though radically diverse in tone, WHOOP-Szo has crafted their many sounds well, and are able to create immersive musical tapestries that evoke deep emotions while conveying troubling stories of civil unrest via layered harmonies, churning guitar, gritty synth, and a whole psychedelic plethora of other noise.
If you close your eyes while listening to Uncanny Valley, you might imagine punk-era Devo covering the leather-clad period of Depeche Mode — played at least twice as hard. This synth-driven powerhouse of post-punk rips and snarls with ferocity, but never forgets to keep chunky rhythm or jubilant synth melody at equal prominence in the mix. - Sled Island
"Panic! Monotony is mutilating your mind! �� Brain Bent deconstruct the absurdity of the mundane through their own brand of angular weaponization. Calgary’s newest four-piece punk outfit’s razor sharp guitar and synth bleeps blast through social ennui.
*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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