Sunwatchers, Bodhi Jar, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Tue May 8 2018

7:00 PM Doors

Monarch Tavern

12 Clinton Street Toronto, ON M6J 2N8

Ages 19+

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CMW Presents:

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
Bodhi Jar
Sunwatchers

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

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  • Sunwatchers

    Sunwatchers

    Psychedelic

    EN: This instrumental combo from Brooklyn/Queens bombards audiences with absorbing, oblique breaths. Their sparse and sophisticated riffs lie at the chaotic intersection of punk, jazz, and psych. Their kinetic, dreamlike pieces are in constant metamorphosis, opening the cosmic gates both inward and outward. Their first album, Sunwatchers, was released on the formidable Castle Face label by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, while their latest opus, “II” (Trouble In Mind Records), has critics raving.

    FR: Le combo instrumental de Brooklyn/Queens bombarde de souffles absorbants et obliques ainsi que de riffs poreux et cosmopolites au carrefour effréné du punk, du jazz et du psych. Des mouvements oniriques, cinétiques qui deviennent autres et ailleurs, qui ouvrent des passerelles du cosmos jusqu'à travers soi-même et vers le monde encore. Leur premier album, Sunwatchers, est paru sous l'estimé label Castle Face de John Dwyer de Thee Oh Sees alors que leur dernière parution, II (Trouble In Mind Records), se mérite les éloges des critiques

  • Bodhi Jar

    Bodhi Jar

    Psychedelic

    Bodhi Jar is a psychedelic punk band from London Ontario. Andrew Bragg, Drew Merrifield, Anthony Borek and Dakota Noreiga are the four pillars to this progressive sound. With a visceral live show you cannot  help but be immersed in the music.
    When your only ambition is creation you delve into a place of purity. 
    A place where inspiration resides and imagination reigns.

     

  • Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

    Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

    Rock

    Philadelphia-based guitarist/bandleader Chris Forsyth has released a string of acclaimed records of sprawling, widescreen guitar rock.  He and his ensemble, The Solar Motel Band, have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.  

    Despite psychedelic leanings, Forsyth’s music has always trained toward concision — plenty of space, yet never slack— in tunes that erupt with startling swiftness, then spend the rest of their quick-burning lives teasing multiple moods and patterns out of relatively simple materials. Chris’s latest release, Dreaming In The Non-Dream (No Quarter) is the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed double album The Rarity of Experience, which The New York Times said was ” full of tense and dramatic jamming… [evoking] aspects of Miles Davis’s electric period and various kinds of rock-beyond-rock”. 

    Dreaming In The Non-Dream is a tighter and briefer set, comprised of 4 songs, recorded in the fall of 2016. Forsyth says: “It was made very, very quickly and tracked entirely live with all the musicians in the room and just a few overdubs. I think reflecting on what was in the air while working on this – Brexit and then Trump’s election – I did not really have the patience or the desire to do something painstaking. I wanted to take that intensity that we were all feeling and put it on the record.”

    NPR Music premiered the 16 minute title track, saying: “It’s concise and lean, almost speeding on an empty tank through a tireless groove that solders dusty Ohio punk to krautrock’s soothing repetitions, dipping from warped boogie into jittery synths, pausing for a brief, mellow reprieve and then gasping towards an arid and exhilarating conclusion.”

CMW Presents

Sunwatchers, Bodhi Jar, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Tue May 8 2018 7:00 PM Doors

Monarch Tavern Toronto ON
Sunwatchers, Bodhi Jar, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
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Ages 19+

CMW Presents:

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
Bodhi Jar
Sunwatchers

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

Line up subject to change / no refunds