JPNSGRLS + WALRUS

Presented by 2016 Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT)

JPNSGRLS + WALRUS

Concealer, Billy Moon, Artisan Loyalist

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)

$12.00

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WALRUS
WALRUS
80's college rock / classic alternative straight from the cassette player in your first car
JPNSGRLS
JPNSGRLS
"Our music is inspired by fun," says JPNSGRLS drummer Graham Serl. "We have such a good time playing our
songs loud and fast. We get sweaty and get people dancing."
Singer Charlie Kerr nods in agreement and adds, "That's pretty much the modus operandi of what we've been
doing since we were 17: what can we do that will get people excited?"
JPNSGRLS — pronounced "Japanese Girls" — formed in Vancouver in 2010 with a lineup that includes Serl, Kerr,
guitarist Oliver Mann and bassist Chris McClelland. Their name was inspired by the female Japanese rock band
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, and they made their debut with The Sharkweek EP in 2013 on Light Organ Records.
For their brand new debut LP, Circulation, due in the summer of 2014 also on Light Organ, the outfit hunkered
down in Vancouver's Greenhouse Studios with producer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties). The twelve songs
were tracked in just seven days and mix straight-out-of-the-garage noisiness with earworm hooks and
genre-jumping eclecticism. Circulation, mastered by world-renowned engineer Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
MGMT), along with their whirlwind live show honed on support tours for July Talk & Mounties, presents JPNSGRLS
as a force to be reckoned with.
Concealer
Concealer
Sleazy rock and roll and proto-punk collide with emotionally naked post-folk. “One of the stranger musical partnerships to have ever risen from the Edmonton music scene” (Vue Weekly), Concealer combines disparate musical traditions to create melodic and hypnotic Heavy Wave.

Polaris Music Prize nominated songwriter Mark Davis sings and plays treated bass. And, when not striking poses, missmannered supplies keyboard drones and dial-twisting shrieks and blips. Ancient drum machines provide static beats. Flamboyance spars with stoicism. Ambience flirts with aggression. From sinister to soothing and back again. Like Fairport Convention meets Suicide.
Billy Moon
Billy Moon
Billy Moon is a band that currently operates outside/inside/kind-of general-area of Hamilton. Stop listening to bad music, and listen to ShittyRocknRoll.
Artisan Loyalist
Artisan Loyalist
Artisan Loyalist is the solo music venture of Edmonton-based multi instrumentalist, producer, and composer, Rob Batke. The debut full-length album, Lonely Ghost, is a unique homage to 80s synth pop with modern-day touches, evoking the electronic textures of M83, the expressive guitar playing of Johnny Marr, and the 80s work of Peter Gabriel.
Venue Information:
The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
http://www.starliteroom.ca