• SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019
    High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
    (access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
    7-10pm, 18+, $7 cover

    The trio of David Laing (Lab Coast), Scott "Monty" Munro (Preoccupations), and Chris Dadge (Bug Incision, Lab Coast, Chad VanGaalen) were the original instigators of this very concert series, which at the time (spring 2005) was just a wee record label shepherding the first DIY-wrought BST disc into the world (The Wire's Brian Morton called it "free improv of a very high order"). The trio has diverged geographically, with Munro splitting time between Montreal and Preoccupations' oft-bulging tour schedule, and Dadge and Laing have been, um, preoccupied with their pop/rock band Lab Coast for the last decade, but they still try to play at least once a year, whenever they find themselves in the same city. They will once again bring their highly specific, episodic form of improvising to the HLB stage, with saxes/horns, percussion, and bass/electronics.


    A Bug Incision debut for this highly active Albertan musician and composer. Cardinal is known to many throughout Canada's fertile independent music scene through his work with dream/psych-pop masters Nêhiyawak, his solo project Slow Girl Walking, and a host of other Edmonton indie/pop acts that benefited from Cardinal's omnivorous musicality and instrumental adeptness. This set will feature MC in solo mode: "Matthew Cardinal is an indigenous musician and sound artist from Big Bay, Alberta. He uses a variety of synthesizers and samplers to create melodic and delicate music that shifts from drones to sparkling beats."

    GLAZ **
    Not much is known about the mysterious GLAZ, a solo project from one Adam Logan, based in Saskatoon. The few Bandcamp tracks available reveal a beguiling assortment of what sounds like processed field recordings, vaguely ASMR-ish vocal (?) hues, and drones. From the horse's mouth: "xx { exudes an affinity for ephemera. presenting as naturally occuring atmospheres drowned in surrealism dramatically sculpted far from the source. parallel dimensions in the diminutive. } xx"

    A one-off band formed to properly send off multi-instrumentalist Jesse Conradson - one of the recent and vital additions to the Bug Incision universe - before some time spent on the west coast. The band will be playing "free acoustic bluegrass", and will feature an all-star lineup of local heroes Matt Purdue (Turner Fries, Calisthenics), Cain Davis (Staddalakasta), Jack Sinclaire (solo, Calisthenics), and Kale Van Reekum.

    ** both Matthew Cardinal and Glaz will be joined by visual artist Steph Kuse. Her work utilizes "natural textures and neon colours [and] suggests the ambiance of sun soaked days turned to existential nights in the form of digital dreamscapes. Kuse creates lush images that appear both gentle and foreboding using heavily manipulated photographs and found video footage, live projection, illustration, painting, and graphic design."

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
    High Line Brewing: 1318 9 Ave SE, Unit #113
    (access via Minh Chau parking lot off 9th Ave SE)
    7-10pm, 18+, $5 cover

    details TBA


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