Monday, June 30, 2008
Shearing Pinx Homecoming - All Ages BBQ Bash!
Terrific lineup of local weirdness this Sunday at the Sweatshop, 1943 East Hastings: noise, experimentation, laptop drones, whacked-out rants, ramped-up No Wave, and unclassifiable musical mutations of all sorts! It's an all ages show, so tell any cool young people that you know (Her Jazz Noise Collective member Anju Singh, the organizer, is passionate about creating an inclusive environment where kids can feel like they're active participants in the scene, not just mere consumers). It runs from noon til 10:PM, with most bands doing 15-20 minute sets, so if you don't like one thing, you just have to wait a short while for the next! ...I'm personally excited to see i/i, whom I've yet to get out to explore, The Sorrow and the Pity (one of the smartest, funniest, most energetic projects in Vancouver), and Shearing Pinx (featuring Erin of Her Jazz and Jeremy of Fake Jazz): a project I didn't actually have much enthusiasm for until I heard their CD, and went, "Wait a minute... this is MOMENTOUS." They've just returned from a very successful North American tour, so the energy should be high!
Lots more that I haven't mentioned, plus FOOD!
See y'all there!