Tacoma Hellfarm Tragedy
The Tacoma Hellfarm Tragedy are based in Ontario’s royal city; Guelph. Their roots spread far and deep in to Canadian soil. These lovers and bandits have wandered in from the underbrush; dirty, slightly bruised but with clarity of mind and spirit to play songs. Songs of lost love, songs of rage and regret, songs of jubilant excitation. These songs tell stories. Stories about people. People who may or may not have ever really lived. These songs strike to the core of what folk music is. That is, if you took the live end of folk music and plugged it in to that transformer that hums outside your window in the middle of the night. But under the electric hum is an earthy tone. And if you pay close attention you can smell sweet gasoline and the sound of worn wheels on a dusty road. Chances are that’s the sound of the boys on their way to the next honky tonk. The band are pleased to release Canter Canter, the long-awaited follow-up to their acclaimed 2007 release, Orchard Songs.
Huron is a rock and roll band from Hamilton, Ontario. The four of us got together in early 2008 and released our self-titled full-length record, produced by Ian Blurton. Sometimes the music is big southern-fried Sabbath riffin’. Sometimes we just sing songs that come from a Neil Young, Beatles and the Band-type of place. Sometimes the Floyd and the Dead get the better of us and it gets psychedelic. Often it’s some combination of those.
Cam Malcolm (guitar, vocals) cut his teeth fronting Peterborough’s Sweet Homewreckers – their record From the Letdown to the Comearound had critics singing praises in harmony and it spawned a video for the infectious cut “Wild America”. Aaron Goldstein (guitar, vocals) is best known as one of Hamilton’s most visible sidemen, providing accompaniment on pedal steel and guitar to some of Southern Ontario’s finest singer/songwriters. Along with Adam Melnick (bass, vocals), he is a member of Dan Griffin’s Regrets and has played steel on dozens of Southern Ontario records over the past few years. Adam, in the meantime, has also proven himself a worthy sideman on bass and keyboards, having played recently with Kilhuminzu and Terra Lightfoot. And if that wasn’t enough, Pete Hall (drums, vocals) spent the better part of the last ten years co-fronting the epic A Northern Chorus, releasing four critically acclaimed records on Sonic Unyon and touring Canada, the US and the UK.
Thursday January 20, 2011
The Ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph
Doors at 10:00 PM
$8 with non-perishable food item
Tickets Only Available at the Door!
All proceeds benefit Out on the Shelf
All food items collected will benefit the Guelph Food Bank.
UPCOMING KYEO SHOWS:
MARCH 2011: PETER ELKAS BAND – EVERY THURSDAY AT THE EBAR – DETAILS & GUESTS TBA