Buck 65

Richard Terfry, better known as Buck 65, is a Canadian hip hop artist, MC and turntablist. However he has recently moved away from hip hop in a stylistic context, and is moving closer to blues, country, rock, folk and avant-garde genres. That said, his new direction is seemingly still underpinned by an extensive background in abstract hip hop, his trademark rhyme-phrasing and lyrical aspiration evident in the altered timbre vocal delivery displayed in his more recent releases. Buck 65 has also introduced his style as crap, a mixture between country and rap.

Current Swell

Victoria, B.C.'s Current Swell are set to release their new album, Ulysses, on May 6, 2014. The 12-tracks on Ulysses perfectly deliver the band's textured, deep-groove sound while capturing the energy of their live show, which has earned them scores of fans across The Americas, Australia and Europe. The band will debut many of these new songs next month in Austin during SXSW (showcases tba).

Ulysses was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Giant Stand) at Vancouver's iconic Greenhouse Studios. The album captures every bit of warmth the studio's massive Neve console could provide, as heard on "Rollin'" (a showcase for Stanton's exemplary slide work), the title track "Ulysses," rocker "Keys to the Kingdom" and the readymade sing-along "One Day I'll Be Rich."

While Current Swell spent the better part of six months recording their previous album (and Nettwerk debut), 2012's Long Time Ago, the four band members entered the studio with a clear goal and knocked Ulysses out in 20 days.

"We got in the studio, put our heads down, got it down and we were out," vocalist/guitarist Scott Stanton says with a laugh. "It was so refreshing. We didn't overthink anything. As long as we could re-create it live, that was our only rule."

Current Swell is Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums). From appearances at key festivals from Australia to Canada (Byron Bay Bluesfest, Peats Ridge, Rock The Shores, Ottawa Blues Festival and more), to sold-out headline tours of Brazil, to support slots with such established artists as Dispatch, Xavier Rudd, K'Naan, The Tragically Hip and even The Beach Boys, Current Swell's infectious sound and raucous live shows have earned the quartet scores of devoted fans around the word. In 2012, Current Swell earned first place at Vancouver's Peak Performance Project and headlined a Canada Day concert to a crowd of 45,000.

$30.00 - $34.00

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Special offer! A digital download of Buck 65’s new album, Neverlove, is included with every pair of tickets you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your purchase.

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