POSTPONED - Wares with Special Guests Firestarter and MechaDroid
Apr 8, 2023
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ILLNESS THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE ON APRIL 8TH AT THE ARTESIAN!
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Wares with special guests Firestarter and MechaDroid
Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2023
Tickets: $15.00 in advance online or at Paper Umbrella - 2724 13th Avenue, $20.00 at the door.
*Advance tickets close at 5:00 PM day-of-show. Additional tickets will be available at the door unless it is officially labelled SOLD OUT*
Wares is a heavy pop band from amiskwacîy, Treaty 6 territory. Their live set is loud, dreamy, rough-at-the-edges rock, and is known for visceral and high energy performances from singer/guitarist Cassia Hardy. Their new single, Graceless/Cloudless, was recorded between festival dates in 2021-2022. The songs explore themes of connection, intimacy and social anxiety, in 5 minutes of driving, synth-flecked power pop. The single comes as a long-awaited follow-up to 2020’s Survival (Mint Records), which peaked at #2 on the National Earshot campus community radio charts, and was long listed for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. The band has supported Ezra Furman, Cloud Nothings, U.S. Girls, Dilly Dally, and many others on stages from Dawson City to Prince Edward Island.
Firestarter is an apt name for Jaye Kovach's bubblegum-industrial avant-pop project. Her blistering guitar and synths sizzle and sputter out from around raw, thick drum machine beats - ember-like slow-burns radiating intense, glowing heat, and flared-out rave-ups that blaze furiously from a solid core of incandescent punk. It's also a fitting word for Jaye herself; her politically pyrotechnic lyrics on firestarter's first release, 2016's self-released Es-tro-jen-z, bring the album's digitally-mutated hooks into shape with sharp, agile broadsides against tyranny and brutality of all sorts, an explosion of synthetic artistic energy that clears the earth to make way for a better and more meaningfully human tomorrow.
MechaDroid is Leo Keiser (they/them, bass, vocals) and Colin Tether (he/him, drums): Two quiet pals making danceable, fuzzed-out rock music from Treaty 4 Territory / Regina SK.