CFCR FM-Phasis: Born Ruffians and Ponteix at Amigos
October 9, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
CFCR presents Born Ruffians w/ Ponteix as part of CFCR’s annual fundraising drive, FM-Phasis. Proceeds from this show go towards keeping Saskatoon’s Community Radio station alive for another year!
Tickets available at Amigos and online (link above).
$15 advance/$18 day of (if still available)
Over four albums, Born Ruffians have developed a signature aesthetic that encompasses tightly wound, trapezoidal songs frothing over with hooks and wryly cathartic lyrics. The group has garnered favourable comparisons to such quirky pop infiltrators as the Talking Heads, The Pixies and The Strokes.
Onstage, the band is arousing and assaulting, coming off somewhere between a riot and a soul revue.
Hailing from a humble place in the epicenter of the land of living skies, French multi-instrumentalist Mario Lepage has been spending his last few years writing, performing, and collecting a sonic journal of influences. After performing & winning some heavy weight Francophone Canadian competitions, Lepage quickly came to the conclusion that the story he was trying to write needed additional artists. Employing the help of experimental musician Adam Logan & minimalist percussionist Kyle Grimsrud-Manz, Lepage created PONTEIX. On the verge of existential & extraterrestrial, Lepage’s clever lyrics and intoxicating vocal timbre rest themselves on an ocean of cascading stereo delays, anxious rhythms & sub-frequency howls. With their Debut EP “J’Orage” to be released May 12th 2016, the ever evolving project finds a new horizon to stretch out on. With tidal wave endings & equally playful performances, PONTEIX has begun to take on the grand nature of the skies they write under.
Come early between 9:30pm to 11pm for $4 bottles of BOH and PILSNER, and $4 HI-BALLS and $6 DOUBLES.
FM-Phasis is CFCR’s biggest annual fundraiser and represents a huge chunk of our operating budget. We simply could not exist without the amazing support from our community and our musical friends, so hope to see you out!
Be sure to listen to 90.5FM, cfcr.ca, and our Facebook page for more FM-Phasis events and fun times!