Friday 4 May 2012 at 9:00pm
Dickens Street Theatre
35 Dickens St, Toronto, M4M 1T8, Canada
FEAST IN THE EAST is a monthly east end music, food & installation series.
This month features a FREE dinner & cake curated by Stacey Sproule.
ACTUAL WATER (http://www.myspace.com/actualwater)
Toronto krautrock turned 60's Britpop Revival ensemble. Tony Price & his crew really hammer the nail on the head with this one. Get ready for jangle-y guitars, warm vocal choruses and catchy hooks that drift through the airwaves with a languorous nostalgia. With just the right amount of roughness and sincerity Actual Water evokes a carefree youthfulness that is rare in music today. With announcements of the world ending every other month, global warming/al gore, and the constantly encroaching big brother-esque digital reality, who wouldn't want to take a trip back in time.
60's throwback garage-rock group pulls out all the right hooks and hilarity in this brilliant recreation & reinvention of catchy rock riffs, vocal harmonies and silly dances. Comfort music that tugs on authentic emotions and plays with nostalgia, and the good sense to call on it for only the most opportune moments. Posi vibe crew keeps it unreal.
B'LING B'LONG (http://blingblongband.tumblr.com/)
New dumpling-core band featuring Matt King of Absolutely Free & DD/MM/YYYY fame and Petrina Ng! These herky jerky prog jammers eat great, even late. Serious drums, synth electronics & other stuff vibing out in a world of two. Music for the modern weirdo wondering if those 80's King Crimson records are really worth checking out. Seriously this band is great, best people, best vibes.
Toronto singer/songwriter Brooke Manning creates space-y almost surreal folk soundscapes with her voice, guitar, kalimba, effects and other odds and ends. Her voice floats like an airy whisper, like smoke drifting in & out of the atmosphere of sound she creates to accompany it. Her soft sounds roll over you cocooning you in her world, making even the most abstract distant notes warm & inviting. Taking all due time the guitar notes fill the space with the utmost ease and effortlessness. Followed by a stream of vocals that emit an air of delicacy as they soar above the the guitar notes like a silk sheet in the wind.
Installations by Alicia Nauta, Cameron Lee, Laura McCoy & Dmitry Bondarenko
$7 Adv. at Circus Books & Music, The Film Buff and Soundscapes.
$10 at the door
FREE dinner with adv. ticket!