If Friday the 13th wasn't lucky enough, this one falls in the month of the dead. We're all still on the right side of the ground, so shake your bones like you mean it with the gutsy fiddle of NO MOTHERS and the gnarly roots of Rollaway.
Doors 9:00 ($10)
No Mothers 9:30
Good vibes all night long
The music of Rollaway has been described as “floor-stomping blues” and “backwoods-choir elegance” (The Georgia Straight), and “dirty-southern-gothic-rock-country-folk” (Discorder Magazine). Hailing originally from Georgia, Rollaway’s bandleader Benton Roark has led the project across Canada and the States for over a decade, releasing no fewer than four records and forging a sound that combines ramshackle roots, Southern gothic poetry, and dark romanticism. While the band has been compared to classic acts like Dylan and The Band as well as younger ones like My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, and Neko Case, Rollaway has made an independent name in the genre with the “poetry” and “complexity of Roark’s lyrics” (Maverick Magazine) and “topnotch” ensemble playing (The Georgia Straight). The latest record featuring Roark’s work with members of Rollaway, 2016’s Deep in the Pocket, Still No Change, has been featured twice on CBC’s North by Northwest and was named CD of the Week by the Vancouver Sun, which described it as “heartfelt”, “magisterial”, and possessing “a relaxed funkiness”.
John and Tony Kastelic left their home in the southern Alberta prairies and made their way to the west coast, forming NO MOTHERS on the audacious hunch that a band fronted by two violists could folk-rock with the best of them. Drawing on their classical training, a background in fiddle, and a taste for the raw and groovy, the Brothers K front a roaring, no-holds-barred, fretless outfit that will forever change the way you feel about the viola.