Oct 31st Reaper's Mansion Ball Featuring I Mother Earth, supporting Limblifter!! Don't Miss this!
I Mother Earth
Anti Queens, Breached, Brothers Of The North, Limblifter, Cloven Path Minsistries, The Reaper - Ryan Hillis
274 Mackenzie Avenue
Ajax, ON, L1S 2E9
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
Watch & Listen
I Mother Earth
The Anti-Queens are three friends from Toronto who make grunge/punk/rock-inspired tunes... Or as they more easily describe their band "4 tits and a dick with some instruments".
Consisting of Emily Bones on lead vocals/guitar, Mary Deth on bass and Kurt Dickson on drums.
After their release of debut EP "Grow Up/Stay Young" in 2013, the trio collaborated on a brand new Factor funded EP titled "Start Running" (release date June 8th 2015) with a few talented friends. Produced yet again, by Ian Blackwood and mastered by Zach Gerber, with special quest vocals by Walk Off The Earth's Sarah Blackwood and The Creepshow's very own original singer, Jen Blackwood. The song "Like A Flame" features, and was also co-written by Street Pharmacy's Ryan Guay.
With a brand new music video on the way for their song "Ladders", The Anti-Queens also just recently completed a month-long, East Coast USA tour with the band Black Cat Attack in July 2015.
One can also find The Anti-Queens on Youtube, with their official music video for song "Noushi" at over 60,000 views, and hilarious Christmas song parody "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa" has over 50,000.
As this band has no intention of slowing down any time soon, you can catch them quite often in their hometown but keep your eyes peeled for future US, CA & EU dates!
Cranked. Heavy. Melodic. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Toronto's Breached.
The band's story begins in late 2010 when four men met in an undisclosed hospital delivery room. No one will ever know what transpired that day other than that it inspired something big, something that could only be expressed through music.
Creating an alluring blend of melodious, metal-tinged rock 'n roll, it didn't take long for Breached to start winning over fans with their live shows and five-song EP. The band's tight harmonies and nail-hitting screams combined with overdriven guitars, intricate tempos and powerful lyrics provide a unique blend that audiences can't seem to get enough of.
"We feel that there is a lot of music out there that fails at one major thing - triggering emotions," says vocalist Bobby Noakes. "We want people to connect with our music not only because it has a great sound, but because of the lyrical content and emotion we put into the songs."
Back in the studio to record their second EP, which is scheduled for a summer release, Breached have recently put together an acoustic EP to hold their fans over till then.
Conclusions. As far as Limblifter's Ryan Dahle is concerned, they're overrated.
Pacific Milk is the latest chapter of Limblifter's still-being-written story. It's a story that began back in 1996 with a lauded debut LP; a story with Dahle as both its author and protagonist, joined by a who's who of Canadian musicians as supporting characters. It's full of awards and nominations and a handful of top 10 radio hits. And it's a story that grows more engaging with each new entry – especially when that entry isn't expected.
Since the self-titled album that spawned singles like "Tinfoil" and "Screwed It Up," Limblifter has resurfaced somewhat sporadically over the years. Like its predecessor, 2000's Bellaclava featured Dahle's brother Kurt on drums and produced rock radio staples like "Ariel vs. Lotus" and "Wake Up to the Sun." Following Kurt's departure in 2001, Dahle pushed forward with new bandmates and released I/O in 2004.
Since, he has kept busy with other projects – from a 2009 solo release comprised of material he considered "too weighty" for the Limblifter moniker, to production work with the likes of Hot Hot Heat and k-os, to forming CanCon super-trio Mounties with Hawksley Workman and Hot Hot Heat's Steve Bays. But now, seemingly out of nowhere, with over a decade elapsed since the last taste of new Limblifter, there's Pacific Milk.
"I want a cohesiveness to the whole story of the band," Dahle says. "Limblifter – that name means something to me. I can't articulate exactly what it is, but there's a casualness to it. It's not super serious; it has to be fun and exciting."
Rest assured, Pacific Milk is definitely worthy of the Limblifter name, full of intriguing and intelligent indie-rock with snappy-but-substantial hooks. Anchored by Dahle's unmistakable vocals and imaginative riffs, the group is rounded out by
a host of long-time collaborators and friends playing everything from drums, keyboards, percussion, and strings.
Lead single "Dopamine," propelled by a bouncy, percussive progression that leads into an immediately grabbing chorus, or the similarly hooky "Hotel Knife" wouldn't be out of place on previous Limblifter collections. Other cuts, though, like the slow-building "Suspended," with its anthemic group vocals, and sonically ambitious closer "Juliet Club" find the band pushing into new sonic territories.
"It was a lot more solitary on the last three records," Dahle says, speaking to album's more communal spirit. Between his bandmates – both in Limblifter and Mounties – and supporters like Eric Warner, head of We Are Busy Bodies and the man behind both the 2012 re-release of the band's debut LP and upcoming release of Pacific Milk, Dahle says that his external influences were instrumental in the composition of this latest chapter.
"I'm just as moved by other people's stories as I am my own," Dahle adds, shifting focus to his writing. Indeed, the band's lyrics have always been compelling – sometimes cryptic, sometimes quirky, but always compelling. "I'm influenced by everything around me, though I don't see myself as much as a storyteller; more of an image provider and thought provoker."
It's therein that his disdain for conclusions lies – why limit someone to an ending when you can provide the path that leads to many? "I feel like I'd rather write the outline for someone to be inspired – helping someone think in a new way that might lead them to create something new," he shares.
Dahle and company will be sharing those ideas when Limblifter hits the road to support the release. And while the band's longtime fans are sure to be lined up around venues, Pacific Milk is full of sounds comparable to many contemporary tastemakers (even though Limblifter predates most of them) that should bring them curious new ears.
Beyond that, what's to come for Limblifter remains a mystery – even to Dahle himself. Pacific Milk is the latest chapter to be written, but won't be the last.
Cloven Path Minsistries
To bring people closer to Satan.
Stop Christian Barbarity.
Evangelical Satanic Outreach Ministry
THIS IS AN EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE COMEDY SHOW!
The Reaper - Ryan Hillis
Ryan Hillis is Durham's slickest rising comedian. Having preformed at such places as Yuk Yuk's, Absolute Comedy, Class Act Dinner Theater, and various charitable events, he brings his immeasurable talents to Cullen Gardens. Ryan was the host of 2013 Scotiabank Chin Picnic International Bikini Pageant, and a 2012 finalist in both the Toronto Comedy Brawl and Bragging Rights competitions. He has had the pleasure of working the stage with other established talent including Ali Hassan, Jason Rouse, Kenny Robinson, Pete Zedlacker, A.G. White, Tallent and Dave Merheje. His slick wit and impersonations leave the audience wanting more.
$30.00 - $75.00
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