Presented by: Ottawa Synths, House of TARG, Ashton Brewing
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm
Cover: $10 / 19+
SWITCHED ON SYNTHS: Electro Pioneers Edition
RATIONAL YOUTH (Canada's 1st Synth Pop Band)
Rational Youth was formed in 1981 in Montreal & is considered to be one of Canada's first synthpop groups. Their debut 7” release “Cite Phosphore / City Of Night” (a song that is in heavy rotation during TARG Toughen Up! Free-Play Sundays) paved the way in expanding Montreal’s local new wave scene into both the discos and clubs. In 1982 Cold War Night Life was issued as the first all-synth pop release in Canada and became one of the biggest selling Canadian independent LPs. Fast forward to 2016 - Rational Youth founder/Vocalist Tracy Howe (The Normals, Men Without Hats, Heaven Seventeen) & his wife Gaenor perform live as duo and have just released the very incredible and relevant Future Past Tense. Rational Youth has never sounded better!
DADA POGROM (Iceland Tech Noir)
They blew us all away back in March when an enthusiastic TARG audience was treated to a contemporary take on an 80s minimal retro synth sound. We are so excited to announce that this eccentric and masterful Icelandic band will be returning for this very special edition of S.O.S. For fans of Kraftwerk, early Front 242 & mysterious dark hooded cloaks.
LISTEN/WATCH DADA POGROM'S "KOLOPHONIUM"
ERROR 144 (Toronto Dark Synth)
Drawing from the dark side, Error 144 brings an aural assault of beats and bass. With influences from early skinny puppy, meat beat manifesto, and all thing industrial metal, Error 144 will surly melt your face off with the art of sampling and synthesis !
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