Doors at 9 p.m., Show at 9:30 p.m.
$12 at the door
Riverrun is a quartet made up of some of Toronto's strongest musical personalities. Cinematic, delving and disciplined, Riverrun cuts across stylistic boundaries and goes deep into the moment with their enchanting form of minimalist-electro-space-jazz.
Riverrun is Tom Richards (keys, composition), Peter Lutek (space-clarinet), Scott Peterson (bass, vox) and Jake Oelrichs (drums).
“One of Canada's most adventurous and challenging improvisation-based groups, Riverrun's sound is unique and hauntingly expressive.”
- Exclaim Magazine
Let's say you want to build a band. Start with a guy who has a bazillion Grammys for his guitar work on just about every project you've ever heard of. Kevin Breit rides his guitar like an out-of-control shopping cart from hell. He will incant strange and beautiful melodies as he careens through the din. Alchemy for your ears. Next, add Karen Ng. Her saxophone will tell you things about yourself that even your mother doesn't know. Karen's superpower is bioluminescence, and she will save us all. Maybe there should be a tuba in the band. Tom Richards knows how to make it work. Get behind the mule and plow or take 'er out on the highway for a cruise. The thing about a bull in a china shop is how great it sounds and how exciting it is when it's happening. Also it makes an amazing story for later. The whole town shows up to see and hear and feel. Lowell Whitty also owns a set of corn-brooms that can make his drums way quieter than you would ever expect. Just when you think you'll never feel again, he knocks on the door to your heart. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing The Lowlighters.