Frog Eyes and Fotocrime
with Hello Blue Roses
From the Promoter
an all ages, accessible concert series
tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations
more info at makerxmusic.com
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice
. Shuddering, intense, grit-and-glam cabaret from Victoria, BC. Trembling, combustible rock magic - complete with a hoary growl barking lyrical turns of phrase over heavy beats, skronk, and aching beauty. The band has been turning heads wherever they go, and can count Black Dice, the Animal Collective, Wolf Parade, Mountain Goats, Hot Hot Heat, Polyphonic Spree, and John Vanderslice among their legions of diehard fans. These guys have been an established force for a few years, gaining a wider audience with 2004's less magical The Folded Palm. Still, you get the feeling that for many, the Victoria, B.C. quartet remains no more than a name dropped by Wolf Parade when its members are asked to list their favorite contemporary musicians. As Daniel Johnston or the Vaselines know, a ringing endorsement from a younger, more popular artist can draw new listeners and we really really really think you should check them out.
FOTOCRIME is the new musical endeavor by R.Pattern (aka Ryan Patterson, formerly of Coliseum). Forging a connection between the shadows of the underbelly of the mid-century American Dream, the ghostly corners of post-war Europe, and the present moment, Fotocrime breathes new life into Cold War paranoia, modern-day malaise and smoky noir.
HELLO BLUE ROSES
Canadian musical collaboration involving Dan Bejar (of Destroyer (4) and New Pornographers) and his girlfriend, Sydney Vermont, a visual artist from Vancouver.