ConcertWorks & New Ground Booking Presents
Misery Signals (St Patricks Weekend Slam)
Sights & Sounds, Trench, Spiritbox
1000 9TH AVENUE SW
CALGARY, AB, T2P 2Y6
This event is 18 and over
Guitarist Ryan Morgan and bass player Kyle Johnson had no intention of slowing down after the shocking split of 7 Angels 7 Plagues during the summer of 2002. Things were finally coming together for the band, and having just decided to quit school and work, Ryan and Kyle weren't about to switch gears any time soon. That very week they were hard at work writing songs for their new project, and later that month with the addition of Hamartia's Jeff Aust on guitar, Jesse Zaraska of Compromise on vocals, and Ryan's brother Branden on drums, Misery Signals was formed. Jeff Aust eventually left the band, cutting their spring 2003 tour short, they added Stu Ross on guitar and re-solidified their lineup. They are once again an insane touring machine.
Similar to 7 Angels 7 Plagues in style, Misery Signals play fast and heavy hardcore, tinged with brilliantly melodic interludes and transitions that converge into poignant masterpieces appealing to both the ear and the heart. Their debut 6-Song EP is a 25-minute personal and heartfelt journey through the heart and character of each of these determined musicians. This record showcases the desire and desperation of the group as a whole to persist and create in the wake of the demise of their respective bands. Misery Signals provides an outlet to express the anguish and hopefulness that drives its members, while producing a cathartic experience in listeners.
Sights & Sounds
This Motor City native experienced the birth of Detroit's audio subculture firsthand. Trench was deeply inspired by the early fusion of Funk, House, Techno, Hip Hop and Industrial — and for over two decades has been dedicated to supporting various styles of underground music and culture.
Over the years, he has banged elbows with the best in the business. Trench is a veteran DJ with formidable skills and a polished performer with international chops. His appearances are diverse and always strike with impact. Original releases and remixes are featured by labels such as Subject Detroit, Wallshaker, Cratesavers and Bastardo Electrico.
Additionally, Trench applies his skill as a graphics professional to promote the music community. An extensive list of industry peers have welcomed his artistic abilities. Projects include various works for Aaron-Carl, DJ Bone, Mike Huckaby, Terrence Parker, Juan Atkins, Buzz Goree, Surgeon, Mixworks, Throw Records, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Lumina and Pure Plastic.
Trench currently resides in Detroit and Seattle.
Proud member of 100% independent record label Subject Detroit. Domestic and international bookings are maintained by REAL Booking Artist Management at www.bookrealdjs.com