Date and Time:
Thursday, 7 March 2013 - 8:00pm
The Royal presents Brasstronaut! Emerging in 2008 with their debut Old World Lies EP, the Vancouver based sextet has developed a distinctly unique sound that continues to defy genre pigeonholing. Their ability to weave together unexpected textures of clarinet, slide-guitar, trumpet, noise, synthesizers, voice and rhythms has garnered them international acclaim from notable critics such as Gilles Peterson, BBC1, CBC Radio3, Exclaim!, Q Magazine, Toronto Star, to name a few. Other achievements include winning the 2010 Socan Echo Prize, a Polaris Prize nomination, a #1 Hype Machine listing, and also having completed a creative residency program at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts. The UK’s Independent newspaper has even called the band’s sound “a new way forward”. Local favourites, Vortex will open the show!
Tickets will be $12 in advance / $15 at the door and they are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com.
Doors open 8pm. Showtime approx. 9pm.