Collective Concerts Presents
12 Clinton St.
Toronto, ON, M6J 2N8
Doors 9:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
‘The best critique is self-critique’ is the mantra of Brooklyn art rock unit
BODEGA. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, they revitalize the rock and roll
vocabulary under the influence of post punk, hip-hop, kraut
rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.
Still on the endless tour behind their debut LP ENDLESS SCROLL -
Ben Hozie (conductor, vocals, guitar), Nikki Belfiglio (art director, vocals, samples, hi hat),
Heather Elle (bass), and Madison Velding Vandam (lead guitar, producer) have recently
recruited Tai Lee (formerly a performer/drummer in the show STOMP) as their
new stand-up percussionist (original drummer Montana Simone has left to
pursue her painting and sculpture). The art rock group has written and recorded
a whole new batch of material w/ Tai (produced by Madison) that will be
released soon (form yet TBD). Audiences can expect teases of this
new material at the group’s shows this Winter and Spring.
On March 1 What’s Your Rupture records will release WITNESS SCROLL, a live album
recorded May 2018 at the Poetry Club (Glasgow) and the Lexington (London). Raw
and cathartic, the record showcases the spontaneous electricity of their live sets -
including extended renditions of live staples ’Truth is Not Punishment’
and ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle.’ Also on the disc is the new track ‘No Vanguard Revival’
and a re-worked version of ‘Stain Glaze’, originally a song by Ben and Nikki’s old band BODEGA BAY.
WITNESS SCROLL was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke.