THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH 2010 at THE BOAT (158 Augusta Ave) - 9pm
MAN MADE HILL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLHa19k9Ynw)
Randy Gagne of Disguises, Toddler Body & Cave Dudes, pumps out the solo jams! Celebrating his first LP out on Bennifer Editions/Healing Power, this will be the ultimate avant-dance party. Randy mixes oscillated drum beats & synth textures, with heavy bass & vocals that fall somewhere between rapping and an infomercial spokes person. Expect dance beats that mutate, distort, slam down & snap back up, plus songs about existing, real kops and putrified flesh. One of Toronto's best kept secrets. Don't sleep on this
PANTS & TIE (http://www.myspace.com/pantsandtie)
Toronto Electro-soul trio. Bleeps & bloops maxed out to make a funk/soul nostalgia trip. Vocals full of energy & raw grit bounce around the register with the electronic grooves, as the guitar distorts out just the right amount. For fans of Bush of Ghosts, minimalist soul.
DANIEL FRANCIS DOYLE (http://www.myspace.com/danielfrancisdoyle)
One man band from Austin, TX plays it all guitar, drums, bass, keys, all put together in a loop station math equation. Daniel creates hyper honest songs, with a spazz-rock vibe, cluttered drums & guitar leads way to simple choruses that keep things moving. Good tunes, nicest dude, dig it.
J FM (http://www.myspace.com/jessefrankmatthews)
Solo noise/electronic sound masher, creates dubbed out psychedelic soundscapes. Relaxo record & found sound mash ups. For fans of GFR, genders, learning about life, wolf eyes. Get here early to get down.
Plus DJ Sylvermayne spinning all night long!
$7 at the door.
New Toronto Works 2010
Curated by Yuula Benivolski, Victoria Cheong and Jimmy Palferro
Sponsored by Vtape & CFMDC
Join us Saturday March 20th for a selection of experimental films, videos and installations. This year’s new Toronto works are keen and perceptive; intimate and uncanny. High Spirits takes us on a journey into strange other worlds finding beauty, pleasantries and comfort there.for the full low-down --->>>> http://pdome.org/wordpress/?p=2407
So there are tons of old and new peeps in this show, but just wanted to highlight this!
Kool Cops, Randy Gagne (produced by Exploding Motor Car), 2.5 min.
Sunset Vignette, Randy Gagne, 2 min. (World Premiere!)
Randy Gagne a.k.a Man Made Hill likes to get down. He currently spends most of his free time in a messy makeshift studio inside of a narrow closet hunkered down over his synthesizer. “Kool Cops” and “Sunset Vignette” are two cuts off Side A of his new LP “Puzzle Answers” (2010: Bennifer Editions/Healing Power). Both videos find Randy Revelling in the spectral emptiness of dance music cliches, or “existential disco” as he likes to call it. He remains vibed out at all times. Current mood: aghast.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
And don't forget about the after party featuring Healing Power Posse members!!!
After-Party 11pm @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. $5 or Free with ticket-->>
-->> DJs Chrissy and Jeremy
-->> Live Video Mixing, Renée Lear
-->> Cosmic Bodies 1 , Zeesy Powers, Single channel video on monitor.
-->> Hologram, Allison Peacock
-->> 1 3 5 7 5 3 1 3 3 5 5 7 7 5 5 3 3 1 1 3 5 7 5 3 1, Matthew Dunn, Super 8 on video with live performance