SONIC AVENUES (Montreal, QC)
"Having delivered the quintessential powerpop/punk album in 2012's Dirtnap released burner Television Youth, Montreal's Sonic Avenues take it to another level on their third LP Mistakes. Building on their signature melodic style, the Aves return with an evolved and considerably more varied effort that resulted from dropping all preconceived notions of how a "punk" record should sound. The band made a concerted effort to not repeat itself, and it shows. While no doubt teeming with energy and hooks, Mistakes eases off the light speed tempos of previous releases and shows greater sophistication in both songwriting and production. Self-produced by the band in singer Max's apartment, Mistakes was written and recorded and mixed in less than a year. Mixing together songs dark, bright, short, and long, this release really finds the band coming into its own and claiming a distinct niche within the contemporary pop/punk pantheon. Fans of previous Sonic Avenues efforts will discover treats both familiar ("Waiting For A Change") and completely unexpected ("Better Days To Come") on this album - by far the band's best to date."
NEEDLES//PINS (Vancouver, BC)
STAB ME KILL ME
9pm // $8 adv or $10 dos // 21+
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1458647147757841
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E
OUTER SPACES (Baltimore, MD)
"Cara Beth Satalino doesn’t seem to like sitting still. “I could light everything on fire. I’ve got a matchbook of burning desires,” she proclaims on “Do I Sound Like Myself Now,” a track off her recently released Creature of Nature EP.
Satalino moved to Athens, Georgia in 2008 after graduating from SUNY-Purchase, ready to make music. She record and released The Good Ones EP, a collection of promising folk songs, under her own name in that same year. Soon after, Satalino formed Witches, a fantastic punk trio which put out two 7”s and a fantastic full-length record, Forever, via Salinas Records and Bakery Outlet Records, respectively; and consistently toured in the United States and in Europe. The band established Satalino as gifted vocalist, an exciting songwriter and an absolutely shredding guitarist.
In the early months of 2012, Satalino started Outer Spaces to explore, as the name subtly implies, the components of song that were left aside by Witches’ meat-and-potatoes arrangements. The Creature of Nature EP is a perfect example of this, as it sees Satalino reimagining a handful of snarling and straightforward punk standouts from Forever as dynamic folk songs living somewhere betweenYou Are Free and Harvest. But this isn’t to say that she has gone soft. The tenacity of her early recordings still rings clear. What’s more, this approach finds Satalino’s knife sharper than before."
LIFESLOW (Derek from Murmurs)
9pm $8 21+
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