Bringing A Touch of Halifax to the Capital
In partnership with The Halifax Pop Explosion, The Capital Complex is bringing some incredible acts over a post turkey week in October! More acts to be announced in the next few weeks! Here are some of the shows currently booked:
Bat Sabbath performed by The Cancer Bats with Which Witch Is Which and Death Valley Driver
Monday, October 16
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Cancer Bats Frontman Liam Cormier has previously spoken about his love for Black Sabbath, telling Metalhammer they had the “darkness that so many bands aim for.” He added: “Black Sabbath have that 70s sound but the songs are so heavy that they transcend time. “When you listen to Black Sabbath, that intro is still so creepy and undeniably heavy – and there are a million examples like that.
“For us, diving back into those records, when you listen to those albums as musicians, you can only listen and say, ‘Woah, you guys were onto something that was so next level!’ It is timeless.”
With Which Witch Is Which+ Death Valley Driver
Bat Sabbath (Cancer Bats): Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover) – Sonisphere festival 2011
Yamantaka Sonic Titan with Whoop-szo and Motherhood
Tuesday, October 17
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are an Asian diasporic and Indigenous art cult that creates maximalist, genre melting rock. They infuse heavy metal with a dark, psych-pop sensibility and incorporate traditional forms of Iroquois social song, Filipino percussion, and Asian opera. This self-styled “Noh-Wave” collective combines their music with ambitious DIY stage shows, designing monochrome paper sets and elaborate performances.are an Asian diasporic and Indigenous art cult that creates maximalist, genre melting rock.
WHOOP-Szo from away buds, what else can we say? Ok, ok, At one listen, you might latch onto their folkie regionalism and proclivity for place-based storytelling, and then, two tracks later, it might be the thoughtful architecture of their noise-building that reels you in. For some, it’s the psychedelic tint that captures them.
Motherhood our hometown babes. They make shit weird and loud and we love em.
Partner and Casper Skulls
Saturday, October 21
Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm
Cover $8 at the Door
Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes.After a freakishly productive year of writing, recording, and touring, Partner are ready to release their debut to the world, titled In Search of Lost Time (September 08, 2017). Their enthusiastic and actionpacked live set has led to them being named the “best new band in Canada” in the Globe and Mail.
Casper Skulls have built a reputation as one of Toronto’s most exciting new bands on the back of their self-released “King of Gold” 7″, their first Buzz Records single “Mink Coats,” and their intense live shows with acts like Dilly Dally, Screaming Females, SUUNS and Greys. Following an early 2016 Canadian tour supporting Solids and the The Dirty Nil , the band began working on the EP in February. Vocalist/guitarist Neil Bednis describes the EP as “a document of some of the earliest songs we worked on together,” and as such the EP functions as a snapshot of a young band at a moment of discovery, harnessing for the first time the depth and direction of their considerable potential.”
The Courtneys and Versing
Monday, October 23
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$8 Cover at the Door
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early ’90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove’s dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke’s driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy “artisanal grunge.”
” Versing craft a more spacious, shoegaze-informed guitar sound, coming across like an amalgam of Flying Nun Records-y melodic post-punk, loud-soft Swirlies-inspired gaze-pop, and Pavement-esque collegiate nonchalance.” – Brittnie Fuller, The Stranger