with Star Captains
Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 8:00 PM PDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
ELECTRIC OWL, Vancouver, BC
19 years and over
CHRISTINA MARIA IS RYKKA!!
Long before she was known as Rykka, the Vancouver-born singer-guitarist was a staple in clubs and cafés around the world, where she performed acoustic sets and honed a quirky folk sound.
But as she began to write her latest set of songs, her music took on a new form. The electric guitars became jagged and distorted, the synthesizers danceable, the vocals simultaneously tuneful and hollering. Bursting with hard-hitting rock arrangements and hook-laden pop melodies (interspersed with the occasional down-tempo number), this is music that carries a slap-you-across-the-face immediacy.