Pink Mountaintops with guests Ryan Bourne & the Plant City Band and Puppet Wipes
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Tuesday September 5, 2023
Doors: 7:00pm / Music 8:00pm
Admission: $20.00 advance at www.showpass.com
Sale begins Friday July 21, 2023 @ 11:00 AM MDT
NO JERK POLICY ALWAYS IN EFFECT!!
Since their 2004 self-titled debut, Pink Mountaintops have supplied an outlet for the more arcane fascinations of Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean. On Peacock Pools—Pink Mountaintops’ first new music in eight years—the British Columbia-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist shares 12 songs sparked from his magpie-like curiosity for a wild expanse of cultural artifacts: the sci-fi body horror of David Cronenberg, Disney Read-Along Records from the 1970s, early Pink Floyd and mid-career Gary Numan, John Carpenter movies, Ornette Coleman live videos, a 1991 essay on the cult of bodybuilding by postmodern feminist Camille Paglia. Featuring counterculture icons like Steven McDonald of Redd Kross and Dale Crover of Melvins, Peacock Pools alchemizes those obsessions into a body of work with its own enchanting power, the sonic equivalent of falling down a thousand rabbit holes at once and landing somewhere gloriously strange.
Pink Mountaintops’ fifth full-length and debut release for ATO Records, Peacock Pools took shape from a batch of songs McBean first pieced together in the early days of the pandemic. “I’d moved into this cool little ’50s rancher house outside L.A. and was just mucking about in my bedroom studio, and pretty soon I started reaching out to some friends who were also shacked up and craving broadband sonic collaboration,” he recalls. Over the coming months, McBean began working remotely with a stacked lineup of musicians from the indie-rock and psych-pop and garage-punk worlds, including drummer/pianist Joshua Wells (Destroyer, Black Mountain), violinist/vocalist Laena Myers-Ionita (Feels, Death Valley Girls), drummer Ryan Jewell (Riley Walker, Steve Gunn), vocalist Emily Rose Epstein (Ty Segall, Emily Rose & The Rounders), and keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt (Black Mountain, Sinoia Caves). Produced by McBean and mixed in Vancouver by former Skinny Puppy member Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails), Peacock Pools also features several songs recorded live in L.A. with McDonald and Crover, ultimately forming Pink Mountaintops most eclectic and magnificently unpredictable album to date.
Ryan Bourne & The Plant City Band
There’s something in the water. Something that helps grow the musical oddballs here. Something that makes an album such as Ryan Bourne’s latest release Plant City such a purely quirky Calgary creation. Helped by fellow weirdos Chad VanGaalen and Chris Dadge, it’s an ambitious and utterly unique auditory halluci-pop exploration, untethered by expectation but still confined to a very defined and delightful world. – https://www.sledisland.com/2023/ryan-bourne-the-plant-city-band
Local punks Arielle McCuaig and Kayla MacNeill’s new project puppet wipes is a “celebration of musical amateurism, lyrical experimentation and the wonder of performance.” Songs are created in the moment on tape, using voice, guitar, clarinet, synth and a whole lotta instinct. It’s an exploration of what can happen when you create in real time without a filter. – https://www.sledisland.com/2022/puppet-wipes
*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.NO JERK POLICY ALWAYS IN EFFECT!!