POSTPONED: The Torchettes with Jack Garton & The Demon Squadron and L’Omelette

A spicy spring lineup featuring the grunge mavens of The Torchettes, the foot-stomping bluesters of Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, and funk-fuelled jazz ensemble L’Omelette.

About The Torchettes:
Dripping with sensuality, fuzz covered grunge guitar and the infectious familiarity of 60’s rock-soul, the Torchettes combine their angelic and emphatic vocal tones to create a sound somehow ahead of and behind its time. Think Amy Winehouse backed by the Blackhearts, Wanda Jackson fronting Hole; and you’ve still only scratched the surface of what this melodic trio can accomplish. Among the raw energy of their punk rock sensibilities lies a deeper carnal instinct, one matched with a notable understanding of composition, harmonies and delivery.

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and music history aficionado Deicha Carter, the Torchettes inception was one she had been constructing for years before they hit the stage. Inspired by the swagger of The Supremes and post-grunge, blues and R&B; Carter harnessed the power of three (Sydney Zadravec, Ainsley Christine) and they have constructed a group and sound unlike any other.

The result is an ethereal and mysterious presence that can seem altogether taboo, like sneaking cigarettes from a relative. Songs like Mean Charlene completely buck the songwriting trends of their early soul influences, a genre usually marked by its brave missive, yet repressed sexuality. Lines like “I follow her on my bike, she’s a rock n’ roll dyke, I wanna feel her rage in between my legs” demonstrate their absolute disregard for any suppression or subjection whatsoever.

Forward in lyrical approach, bewitching in their delivery; a performance from the Torchettes can feel like a gathering of the occult. Mystical and hypnotic, and altogether understated in its power, they’ve been quick to rise among the Calgary music scene as a trio unlike any other. Amid the rumbling of their contagious energy and dynamic, The Torchettes have found an undeniably magical formula of mayhem and melodic poise – one sure to captivate and transfix audiences for years to come.

About Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron:
Coming from Galiano Island in the Salish sea, Jack Garton’s pursuit of foot-stomping beautiful songs has taken him as far as Europe, Canada’s arctic, and the Southern USA, playing his unique combination of trumpet and accordion. Parts writer, composer, player and showman, Jack’s show is a roller-coaster tour through roots music in the folk and blues traditions. Songs full of passion, curiosity and life are set to rhythm and let loose in the hands of his dynamic touring band the Demon Squadron.

Since releasing their first full-length album together in summer 2016, the band has been busy steadily playing Western Canadian festivals, clubs, halls and house concerts. Their second album Love You Over Time, released in summer 2018, is seeing Jack Garton gaining fans as a young songwriter and performer to watch.

About L’Omelette:
L’Omelette serves up a dynamic recipe of indie rock, garnished with funk, folk and a heaping spoonful of jazz. The Calgary-based ensemble combines emotionally-honest storytelling with their trademark sound, made up of evolving rhythms and meticulously woven sonic layers.

Seating Disclaimer:
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first serve. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK SounD.

Event Details:

Date: April 18, 2020

Time: 8:30 pm

Price: $13 advanced, $20 at the door.

 

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