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Railway Stage & Beer Café
579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1Y4
The Railway Stage & Beer Café presents:
Cindy Wilson (The B-52s) //http://cindywilsonb52s.com/
Known the world over as a vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of the one and only B-52s, Cindy Wilson has made a truly extraordinary solo debut with her new CHANGE (Kill Rock Stars). The album – which arrives just in time to celebrate the legendary singer’s fortieth anniversary in the musical spotlight – marks a milestone for Wilson, abounding with pop creativity, ingenious production, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion.
Though she is fast to praise her musical partners’ contributions, the center of CHANGE is Wilson’s instantly identifiable voice, as radiantly human as anything in her prior work only now being showcased in heretofore-unprecedented fashion. “My voice is very rustic,” she says with a smile. “It has a realness that I hope comes through.”
A veteran of one of pop’s most consistently entertaining live acts, Wilson is heralding CHANGE with an unprecedented multimedia concert tour. Merging conceptual structure, unique visuals, and kicked off in March with SXSW, Wilson and her bandmates are touring the US (in a van, it should be mentioned).
“Everyone has other bands, other jobs,” Wilson says. “I’ve got the B-52s’ fortieth anniversary, there’s a lot going on with that. At the same time, I’m very committed to this record and continuing to perform with these guys. We’re trying to go into the studio at least once a month, to continue working creatively and keep the songs coming. We’re still experimenting, still growing, but it retains a certain sound. I feel very comfortable in this band. I’m loving it. “
Sarah Jaffe (Dallas) // sarahjaffe.com/
For 28-‐year-‐old singer-‐songwriter Sarah Jaffe, Don’t Disconnect is both a mission statement and a call to arms -‐-‐ an album about getting to know yourself in a hyper-‐ connected world that makes it nearly impossible to do just that. The leadoff track from the Texas-‐born musician’s third LP sets the tone: “Middle of the line/ Middle of the road,” Jaffe sings over mid-‐tempo beats on “Ride It Out,” “Nowhere to hide on this logical plateau/ Gunna have to ride it out.” “Riding it out” -‐-‐ that is, facing your reality and learning how to cope with it, is a powerful opening credo for an album titled Don’t Disconnect, which emphasizes the power of staying truly “connected” without unplugging from the world around you.
The Gods Themselves (Seattle) // wearethegodsthemselves.com/
The Gods Themselves are a disco punk band from Seattle, WA. Formed in 2014, the foursome craft dance rock songs that evoke feelings of fascination like those aroused by the no-wave and new romantic movements in the early 1980’s. Vocalist/guitarist Astra Elane, vocalist/bassist Dustin Patterson, keys/electronics Josh Umami and drummer Larry Joireman are long time musicians whose calling was revealed in this collaboration. Indulging in their adoration for all things glamour and grime the band fashions a sound that remixes illustrious club grooves and seductive art-punk bravado. Longing melodies and raw guitars shimmer atop disco undertones while provocative lyrics by Elane and Patterson add tales of sexual encounters and self-confidence.
Doors: 9pm // 19+
RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFÉ
579 Dunsmuir Street
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