Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$10 at the door
The Permanent Stains are an art-punk supergroup, originally from Ottawa, celebrating their 30th anniversary this summer by taking their three-way collision of true-school punk, anthemic indie rock and pure art noise on a rampage through Ontario and Quebec. The band features Toronto-born brothers Nick Fraser (Juno-winning jazz drummer extraordinaire) and Malcolm Fraser (aka The World Provider), along with Vancouver composer Mark Haney (subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Aim For the Roses), Berlin-based award-winning theatre and film director Adam Traynor, Steve Raegele (currently of The Dears and known for his own critically acclaimed 2010 album Last Century on Songlines Records), and Fraser Robinson (moonlighting BBC-TV exec and drummer for UK rockers Cheeseburger), as well as the Stains' founder and spiritual leader, the mysterious, motorcycle-helmeted blender player and interpretive dancer Yogurt Boy.
Broken Puppy are a Toronto power pop trio with attachments. Ex-members of Tomboyfriend and Sacral Nerves (David Bertrand - drums; Jonathan Culp - guitar/keyboards; Pam Sloan - bass) bring you catchy tunes, propulsive rhythms, neurotic lyrics, and a sound ranging from pop jangle to punk attack to programmed beats. Check out their debut album 'Intro Version'.
Just Like The Movies (a solo keyboard situation) is coming out of the woodwork after years of hibernation for this highly anticipated show. Just Like The Movies satirically attacks many important subject matters including the proper etiquette while sharing bed covers covers at night time, the dilemmas and problems caused by having a messy work desk, and boring people, all to the back beat of a Rapmaster 2000 keyboard. Oh, and there are improvised songs, sometimes alongside potential associates joining JLTM on stage for antics. Just Like The Movies will also be releasing new music at this gig against any sensible advisement from serious adults.