The Tranzac Club
• 292 Brunswick Avenue • Toronto, ON
Doors Open: 8:00PM
| Show Starts: 8:30PM
| All Ages / Licensed
Featuring: White People Killed Them, Animatist, Not A Band,
Event type: All Ages / Licensed
WHITE PEOPLE KILLED THEM (Bandcamp)
White People Killed Them is one of several imaginings of new designations, calamities & celebrations by group members recorded in 2019 when we all happened to be in New Mexico. We encourage surprise inventions and innovations towards erecting, maintaining and the defending of democratic spaces (beyond the limits of the band stand) in your community with other front line warriors.
Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. His work ranges from chamber music to experimental noise to large scale installations, produced solo and with the Indigenous art collective Postcommodity. At California Institute of the Arts Chacon studied with James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, Michael Pisaro and Wadada Leo Smith developing a compositional language steeped in both the modernist avant-garde and indigenous cosmologies and subjectivities. He has written for ensembles, musicians and non-musicians, and for social and educational situations, and toured the world as a noise artist. As an educator, Chacon has served as composer-in-residence for the Native American Composer Apprentice Project, where he taught string-quartet composition to hundreds of American Indian high-school students on reservations in the American Southwest.
John Dieterich is a guitarist, composer and producer based in Minneapolis, MN. He plays in the band Deerhoof and collaborates on a variety of musical and artistic projects.
Self-styled Music Research Strategist (Marshall Trammell) is an experimental researcher and percussionist known for such projects as Black Spirituals (defunct), In Defense of Memory, with Laura Ortman & Carlos Santistevan, Ebonics Native Land Acknowledgment, Black Fighting Formations, Dismantling Tactic: X (dance theater), “The Moon Is Down: The Status Quo Is My Enemy” (Borealis Festival, Norway), the performance film “Eleven Postures“ (directed by Matt Volla), and “Eleven Postures'' (produced by Jacob Felix Huele) on SIGE Records (Seattle), Tremble Trove, with Chris Brown and Ben Davis, and Insurgent Learning Workshops, designed for reimagining the Underground Railroad quilt block codes for today’s political landscape.
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.
NOT A BAND (Bandcamp)
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. We've developed a sound and a performance with no internal hierarchies where each of the six members brings forward ideas and contributions. Our music is chaos, energy, and play. We draw on our backgrounds in new wave, spoken word, free improvisation, sound installation, jazz, grunge, funk, kazoo. We 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.
Cutoff is Saturday, June 24, 2023 5:59 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.