CJSW presents: Tough Age with Janitor Scum and Polly Dactic

The King Eddy is teaming up with radio pals CJSW 90.9 FM to present Toronto-via-Vancouver threesome Tough Age.

Tough Age released their third full-length album, Shame, in 2017 via Mint Records. In the years since the group’s sophomore LP, I Get The Feeling Central, the curmudgeonly comic book loving band have reinvented themselves. Founding members Jarrett Samson and Penny Clark relocated to Toronto from Vancouver, channelling their love of Flying Nun indie-pop into a new three-piece line-up with drummer Jesse Locke (Century Palm, Simply Saucer). 

While the prominent placement of a Tough Age poster above Archie Andrews’ bed in the TV series Riverdale was a hilarious thrill for the band, their musical tastes dig much deeper. On Shame, the influence of New Zealand acts continues to loom large with Tough Age’s tribute to The Clean on the slyly titled “Unclean.” Less obvious inspirations include early ’80s London, ON group The Hippies, the off-kilter drumming of U.S. Maple, and the austere lyricism of The Urinals’ “punk haikus.”

Calgary scuzz punks Janitor Scum and lo-fi experimental act Polly Dactic will open the night.


Event Details:

Date: September 07, 2018

Time: Doors 8:30 pm, showtime 9:00 pm.

Price: $12 advanced tickets, $15 on the day of show

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