Date: December 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Price: $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door
Spectral, psychedelic alt-rock courtesy of Calgary’s Astral Swans and The Ashley Hundred.
About Astral Swans:
Matthew Swann, performing under the name Astral Swans, is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, signed to Dan Mangan’s Madic Records, an imprint of Arts & Crafts Productions. His music style has been described as “introspective late 60s folk à la Nick Drake filtered through an avant-garde 90s lens.”
After forming in 2012, Astral Swans was previously signed to Madic Records for the 2015 debut release ‘All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson’. Swann is now signed with Saved by Vinyl (Calgary), Moorworks (Japan), and Tiny Room Records (Netherlands).
About The Ashley Hundred:
Calgary, Alberta’s The Ashley Hundred are a psychedelic rock band without boundaries or burdens. Five collaborators from disparate musical upbringing, piling competing sonic ideas onto scampering melodies in a dense forest of harmonic idiosyncrasy.
“there is no visionary [in the band]” according to banjo and steel player Brett Cassidy. Every member contributes to the songwriting and direction of each song. Drummer Michael De Souza brings hip-hop and R&B influence, guitarist Carson Stewart enforces tension into sonic corners with dark jazz chords and clever harmonic pathways, Andrew Franks introduces surreal lyrical turns of phrase, Jordan Moe puts forward an assured rock backdrop with hefty bass guitar, and banjo/steel player Brett Cassidy textures the compositions with country craftsmanship and folk finesse.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.