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TONE FESTIVAL: White People Killed Them (Raven Chacon/ John Dieterich/ Marshall Trammell) + Animatist + Not A Band

June 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Experimental free improv noise rock trio of electronic noise artist Raven Chacon (Postcommodity, Wolf Eye's Difficult Messages Band), guitarist John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and percussionist Marshall Trammell arrive in Toronto behind their 2021 self titled record on Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner's Sige Records. The trio has a natural synergy as Raven's electronics do acrobatics around Dieterich's toasted and mangled guitar notes. Trammell's drum patterns seem to bounce around as if trying to collect the sonic fragments Chacon & Dieterich are expelling. The chaos settles into brooding angular riffage with squealing buzzsaw notes taking up the dialogue. Drum hits remain buoyant amidst the sonic dissonance. The rhythmic core of this trio's persuasion really shines through keeping the music swinging no matter how each member decides to writhe in their own sonic machinations. One of the freshest crews creating noise driven anti-rock avant shred music these days! Don't miss this face & mind ripper!

Animatist is a four piece experimental rock band from Toronto, Ontario led by guitarist Brent O’Toole. The rhythm section, comprised of Steve Cook on bass and Ian Hinds on drums, form the driving foundation of the band’s powerful sound. The picture is completed by the angular melodies and ambient textures of saxophonist and synth player, Danielle Fernandes. Together they perform rhythmically deft compositions that evoke equal parts math, post, and progressive rock.

What started as a carpe diem home-recording project for a duo in quarantine, quickly ballooned into a cast of friends from different disciplines and perspectives, building on a communal spirit of we'll try everything once. Not A Band has developed a sound and a performance with no internal hierarchies where each of the six members brings forward ideas and contributions. Their music is chaos, energy, and play. They draw on their backgrounds in new wave, spoken word, free improvisation, sound installation, jazz, grunge, funk, kazoo. They are not a band, yea?

TONE is made possible through the support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Long & McQuade, and Burdock Brewery.


June 24
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Main Hall, Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 Canada
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(416) 923-8137

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