Presented by: Ottawa Synths, Batty von Bats, House of TARG, Whitewater Brewing
Doors: 8pm - show at 8:30
Cover: $12 / 19+
SWITCHED ON SYNTHS: LEGENDS EDITION
ATTRITION (Coventry UK PostPunk DarkWave)
Industrial, experimental, dark ambient, post punk, gothic.
Attrition are an electronic music band, formed in Coventry, England in 1980 by goth Martin Bowes and Julia Niblock. The band emerged from the experimental post-punk scene of the early 1980s and, along with other groups such as Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Einstürzende Neubauten, and In the Nursery, greatly contributed to the development of industrial music in the UK
"English electronics genius Attrition were formed in 1982 in Coventry. With veteran Martin Bowes always on the helm, Attrition have been in uninterrupted existence through various incarnations ever since. One of the first bands to experiment with electronic sound and post-modern soundscapes under the umbrella of the punk rock rags, they have achieved legendary status and not without good reason.... " - ZT mag. UK 2014.
RATIONAL YOUTH (Canada's 1st SynthPop 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 a duo. Rational Youth has never sounded better!
SUBTERRANEA (Toronto GraveWave/ Dungeon Synth)
Subterranea is a music from under the ground: haunting, possessing, earthly, with the sound that has a body and a voice of its own. Darkness and primordial, underground spaces like caves, underground lakes and stone-laden paths is where Subteranea project finds its roots and inspiration. Cold, wet reverberated vocals, damp and throbbing drum beats, reflective, aerial and hollow synths and distorted, earthly bass lay the foundation of the sound that you hear in your strangest dreams. Subterranea is a project that have evolved from artistic endeavours of Alia Synethesia (operatic, electronic). Subterranea and Alia Synethesthesia are the same artist, however the Subterranea project is more than music; it takes soundcrafting into the direction of multimedia storytelling, multimodal and digital art.