Rough Idea Presents
HARAM & FOND OF TIGERS
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Doors: 7:30pm, pwyc ($14 donation suggested)
TRANZAC will play host to a grand double bill of Vancouver based bands touring on similar routings. The bands share members enlisted from an incredible talent pool spanning multiple musical spectrums.
FOND OF TIGERS (Vancouver)
Called “post-everything”, Fond of Tigers have been developing their hypnotic and intense music since 2003. Since its origins as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons, the group has expanded to include its signature double-drumkit attack and processed violin and trumpet textures along with the artfully layered hooks.
Featuring seven of Vancouver’s leading creative musicians, Fond of Tigers play a layered, nuanced music that explores musical possibilities ranging from the smallest gesture of extended technique, to the full avant-rock bombast possible with a wild, double-drum-kit-led septet. The group has shared stages with Tortoise, Deerhoof, the Grande Mothers, Shad, Mats Gustafsson, Sandro Perri, Chad vanGaalen, and others.
Notoriously hard to categorize, Fond of Tigers continue to evolve and explore a musical territory in the outlands of avant-rock.
Canadian oud player Gordon Grdina leads this 10-piece powerhouse Vancouver Arabic/avant-garde ensemble. Filtering Arabic music from great composers like Farid Al-Atrache and Oum Khalsoum through Vancouver’s creative improvising community, Haram!s music constantly shifts directions while building to euphoric crescendos. This cross-cultural, boundary annihilating music will appeal equally to world, jazz and avant-garde indie audiences.
Soloists Houle, Zubot (Fond of Tigers, Tanya Tagaq), Carter (Destroyer, Tigers, Dan Mangan), Grdina (Mangan, The Crackling) and Loewen (Mangan, The Crackling).