Sask Jazz Festival: Viet Cong and Slow Down Molasses at Amigos
June 26, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2015 Groove Series
Media Sponsor: CFCR 90.5FM
$15 at the door only.
Show at 10:30pm.
Calgary based, Viet Cong, plays steely, pummelling and industrial music that suddenly opens up into pockets of shimmering and unexpected beauty. Their debut album, Viet Cong, recorded in a barn-turned-studio, is reminiscent of a Joy Division-esque sound and moves at breakneck speed. Before you know it you’ll be howling along with this 4-piece powerhouse.
Saskatoon’s Slow Down Molasses is a five-piece indie rock collective described as “the Broken Social Scene of the prairies” by Toronto’s Exclaim! Magazine. They take cues from the wide-open spaces of their home, crafting expansive, texture-heavy pop songs that are prone to breaking into storm squalls of drone, delay and feedback. Slow Down Molasses has toured extensively nationally and international, playing festivals and showcases including Liverpool Sound City (United Kingdom), End of the Road (United Kingdom), the Great Escape (United Kingdom), Reeperbahn (Germany), Incubate (the Netherlands), NXNE (Toronto), Sled Island (Calgary), Halifax Pop Explosion, SXSW, and CMJ (New York), as well as, to appreciative audiences on self-booked tours across Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.