By Divine Right and Washing Machine

Ross Creek Annex, 2182 Sheffield Rd, Canning

A handful of Canadian bands were building an exciting sound – something altogether unique from the rest of the world. At the epi-center of the first indie collective in the mid-to-late nineties was By Divine Right. Centred around the psychedelic song writing of Jose Contreras, By Divine Right’s line-up was ever evolving. Ranging between tight pop perfection and all-out noise hysteria, the band has included the talent of later musical crusaders such as Broken Social Scene‘s Brendan Canning and Feist, members of The Meligrove Band, and Holy F‘s Brian Borcherdt. José’s rare combination of artistic adventure and cultural intuition pre-dated the 90’s alternative music explosion and the 2000’s indie rock phenomena, and it’s this creative curiosity and fusion of sensibilities that continues to make BDR relevant. Since 1995, BDR has released 10 albums and played thousands of shows across Canada, the US, UK, Australia and China. They have influenced at least 3 generations of Canadian music. José has become a sought after record producer and songwriter, and By Divine Rights’s 2010 album ‘Mutant Message’ was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize and nominated for a Juno Award. Washing Machine is comprised of founding front-person Noel Macdonald (centre), drummer Justin Crowe and bassist Glen Leck. "Listening to Cheating The Pattern means hearing bits of The Kinks, Pinkerton-era Weezer and the softer side of The Strokes jumbled together in the rinse cycle. The effect is a bone-deep familiarity from the first listen (this is the indie rock you’ve been missing) contrasting with a bright, fresh sense of fun. It’s music-nerd tunes for everyone." - Morgan Mullin, the Coast Presented by Easter Productions with support from Music In Communities

$20 / $10 students w ID - Email to purchase student or pay-what-you-can tickets

$20 / $10 students