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Viet Cong, Fist City and Burnt Shrines at Amigos
February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Tickets on sale at Amigos and ticketedge.ca starting Friday, December 19th.
$12 Advance/$15 Day of.
Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Earlier this year, Mexican Summer reissued their tour-only EP Cassette and now their debut self-titled LP is out January 20th via Jagjaguwar (Canada via Flemish Eye).
Fist City is a four piece; a pack of earnest weirdos with a penchant for churning out music that screeches and rings with the blood-rush of a night crime yet charms with sugary sweet pop jangles and kool surf sleeze. They are of Alberta small town bummers and anti-boredom youth cults. Their music has been described as “raggedly elegant … stripped down challenging punk”, “pop songs clouded in a lo-fi basement show sheen” ; a blend of post-punk and dark-surf, with a twinge of pop.
Remember in the late ‘80s when Sub Pop Records announced they wanted to focus on “this primal rock stuff” and proceeded to do just that? Burnt Shrines would fit right in on their roster, playing subdued, wavering rock gems that are offbeat, yet still manage to rock your socks off. Watch out for these newcomers, majesty is brewing.