Shred Kelly with guests Loon Choir and Jer Breaks
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
2755 Prince Edward Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
SHRED KELLY is a formulation of friends and foot stomping good times born in the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia. Hailing from the town of Fernie, the five piece band is best known for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs that tear the fabric of space and time with ambient synth, high voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly sweet vocal harmonies to produce a sound that has been properly coined “Stoke Folk”.
While their gritty and fun 2010 album “Goodbye July” still resonates strongly with boot slappin’ slacker anthems such as “I Hate Work” and “Ghost Inside My Head”, their newest full length album release “In the Hills” takes the mountain string band and adds a cup of electric shock, belting out stories of small town love and tragedy in the places they hail from. Having recently been awarded 2013 Live Act of the Year and Song of the Year (The Bear) at the Kootenay Music Awards and playing festivals such as Ottawa Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Evolve and Shambhala, Shred Kelly is turning banjo doubters into sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time.
More info about Shred Kelly – www.shredkelly.com
From Canada’s parliamentary hub and capital city comes Loon Choir, an urgent pulse of fresh sonic air orchestrating textured guitar, synth, and violin hooks backed by a sometimes groovy, sometimes four to the floor backline, laying the foundation for powerfully delivered choral-esque male and female vocals, singing about social and political injustices alongside the manmade destruction of nature. It’s a big order to fill and these musicians deliver with an acclaimed live set that is packed full of energy, spontaneity, sincerity, and above all, good times spent with your comrades old and new, listening to good music.
More info about Loon Choir – www.loonchoir.com