Kazoo! #111: Feb. 3rd: THE SKELETONES FOUR / HUSH ARBORS / JASON AJEMIAN @ eBar
THE SKELETONES FOUR
Compiling songs he’s written over the past five years, psych pop mastermind Andrew Collins presents a remarkable collection of soulful prog that’s dizzyingly great. A shy but incredibly skilled and gifted musician, Collins recently formed the Skeletones Four with Evan Gordon, Jordan Howard and John Merritt: a fantastic new band and outlet for his quirky, mathematically challenging tunes. Despite their off-kilter time signatures, tricky structures and synth-y sheen the songs are warm and starkly emotional. S4 are a hypnotic rock’n’roll band whose prog-y leanings are propelled by airtight post-punk rhythmic precision. At the same time, a vague classic rock-inspired psychedelia infiltrates both their soul-inspired pop ballads and their full-on guitar freak-outs, making the Skeletones Four the most fascinating young band in southern Ontario.
Ecstatic Peace! recording artist Hush Arbors, bring their beautifully abrasive psych-folk meanderings to Guelph for the first time! Having been a contributing member to such bands as Current 93, Six Organs Of Admittance and Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Hush Arbors draws on elements from all these bands as well as long standing folk tradition…. His voice wavers and hums of over driving guitar chords, lathered in distortion for seconds melting into a psychedelic bliss as his voice becomes yet another distorted buzz. Amidst this chaos, he can also pull out gentle rambling folk songs, that warm your spirit as they wind forward. His songs tell of human persistence & are fables of real emotion that can’t help but draw you in. For fans of MV+EE, Sixteen Horsepower/Woven Hand and Wooden Wand.
Avant-Garde bassist Jason Ajemian will be performing solo, just him and his upright bass. One of the most inspiring musical thinkers and creators of our time Jason has plays with Josephine Foster, Marc Ribot, Ken Vandermark & a plethora of other notable musicians from around the globe. His bass playing captures everything that is essential about creativity in music. He plays with subtlety and beautiful, but also has a great sense of humor and adventure. With the chops to get hectic, but the sense of when to brew the storm, this is a set not to be missed!
@ eBar (41 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC
Doors 9:30, Show 10pm
$6 – $10 (sliding scale PWYC)