Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Theatre Conspiracy
January 21, 2012
Bands at 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 11pm
Club PuSh at Performance Works, 19+
1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island
Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Lisa Christiansen
An all-music night at Club PuSh, featuring Pleasure Cruise at 8:30pm, Nicholas Krgovich at 9:30pm and Bend Sinister at 11pm.
Tickets only $15!
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For the last three years, Bend Sinister have been a tornado of activity on the Canadian indie scene. Since 2008 they have released two EP’s and one full length. Their most recent single “Things will Get Better” produced by Howard Redekopp was added to commercial radio stations across Canada and reached number 2 on the CBC radio 3 chart, being beat only by the Arcade Fire. They have been invited to perform at the Dawson City Music Festival, Envol at Macadam in Quebec City, POP Montreal, Sled Island in Calgary, Olio Festival in Vancouver and Live at Squamish. They have toured with and opened up for METRIC, Hot Hot Heat, Dragonette, Born Ruffians, Minus the Bear and We are Scientists. Now, with a new deal with File Under: Music, Bend Sinister has ambitious plans for both an EP and full length release in 2012.
Find out more about Bend Sinister by visiting them online.
You also might want to watch this awesome music video for their song “Time Breaks Down”
Nicholas Krgovich is a 29 year-old Vancouver-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with NO KIDS, GIGI, P:ANO and MOUNT EERIE. He has been releasing records under various monikers since P:ANO’s acclaimed chamber pop debut “When It’s Dark And It’s Summer” in 2002, which has led to his work with the girl group inspired GIGI, the icy displacement of the r’n’b informed NO KIDS and most recently to the singular pop dreams released under his full legal name NICHOLAS KRGOVICH. Even though the material is often wildly diverse there is a unmistakable sense of Krgovich’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, a discerning ear for sonic detail and quite often an ambition that wilfully borders on the absurd… Click here to read more about Nicholas Krgovich on his Tumblr site.
Fuzzy guitars and bass, Be My Baby-biting drum lines, and sweetly sung lines about love, lost and found—Pleasure Cruise aren’t shy about walking a well worn musical path. They were born, however, via more modern means. Armed with a handful of songs inspired by the summer that had finally arrived in Vancouver, but no one to sing them, drummer Dustin John Bromley and guitarist Quinn Omori half-jokingly turned to the least likely place they expected to find a voice for their new tunes: Twitter. Expecting the message to, at the very best, get the word out to their friends, the boys were shocked to find that by the end of the day, not only did they have a singer; they had locally celebrated chanteuse, Jody Glenham, who agreed to lend her croon to the now burgeoning project. The trio solidified their line-up with the addition of bass slinger, Kyle Bourcier, and the now four-piece have been building up a catalogue to soundtrack sunsets, sweaty bars, and summer flings… Click here to listen to some Pleasure Cruise.