Montreal – Constellation Records
minimal guitar-drums-voice configuration rooted in a visceral, ascetic punk idiom, refracted variously by free-noise, sludge rock and slowcore
Ottawa – weird psych/noise punk
presented by Debaser
$10 advance + applicable service fees
$15 at doors
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Licensed / 19+
fully accessible to those with restricted mobility and all genders
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Donations will be collected for Minwaashin Lodge Programs
Attendees, artists and staff are expected to respect one another. Zero tolerance for violence, aggression, oppressive behaviour or language, or bullying. If you are currently implicated in an accountability process, please ensure you are respecting the space and well-being of those you have affected.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lungbutter is the Montréal-based trio of Ky Brooks, Kaity Zozula, and Joni Sadler. The three friends have been mainstays of the vibrant experimental noise/rock community in the city for several years, having put in time as members of numerous bands including Femmaggots, Harsh Reality, Caymans, Nennen, Wreckage With Stick and Nag – as well as the Misery Loves Company tape label, La Plante collective, and the campus/community radio station CKUT.
Since forming in 2013, Lungbutter has played frequently in Montréal with sporadic excursions to DIY spaces around eastern North America. They self-released their debut recording Win Some / Lose Most in late 2013, followed by the acclaimed Extractor tape in the summer of 2014. They also released a split cassette with the trio Mands as part of Misery Loves Company’s series of split tapes that same year.
Lungbutter’s minimal guitar-drums-voice configuration is rooted in a visceral, ascetic punk idiom, refracted variously by free-noise, sludge rock and slowcore. Zozula marshals chaotic motifs of full-spectrum distorto-guitar, occupying a huge tonal space from low-end bass to paint-peeling treble, redolent of blown-out Melvins/Flipper fuzz and equally indebted to the frenetic dissonance of Keiji Haino or Merzbow. Song structures coalesce around guitar riffs of shifting tempos and the backbone of Sadler’s muscular, deliberate drums, while Brooks’ voice – at once mantric and declarative – deconstructs one brilliant lyrical theme after another, dancing along the knife-edge of dispassionate acerbic examination and wide-eyed cathartic revelation.
Ottawa weird psych/noise punk band Slow Dawn create “self-destructive jams filled with spacemen shit, K Dick paranoia, freak jazz and other out of vogue things”