Horseshoe Tavern

Hooded Fang – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – June 15th, 2017

Hooded Fang

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Hooded Fang

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Hex

Thu, June 15, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON


Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Hooded Fang
Hooded Fang
Hooded Fang's new album, Gravez, could almost be a dispatch from a nearfuture, post-apocalyptic sci-fi fable, where society managed to make a relatively soft landing — something closer to Your Secrets Sleep With Me than Mad Max. Released May 28 on DAPS, it's the product of a city-state with local autonomy and community spirit where the
citizens are rich in culture, even if they're materially poor, huddling together for warmth and entertainment as the electricity flickers on and off.
Of course, if you subscribe to the old say that the future is already here but not evenly distributed, you might see that as the world that Hooded Fang are in now, exercising their
community spirit while hanging out in the wasteland with impromptu streetcorner boozebag singalongs and sweaty, claustrophobic basement shows.
With a stable lineup, the band has returned to the studio with increased coherence and confidence. Gravez is a logical progression from Tosta Mista's bold step sideways, presenting a live-off-the-floor feel that's scrappy and direct but without too many layers of gunk, finding a balance that's like The Feelies' version of Alien Lanes. Mixing together home recordings with the results of some time spent at Ian Gomes' Crawford Street Recording Co., the album contains its share of sock-hop summer jams and ends with the lean, groovy "Genes", which just might be pointing the way ahead to the next phase.
Hooded Fang will be digging Gravez across North America this summer and Europe in the fall.
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
Founded in late 2007 by performance artists alaskaB and Ruby Kato Attwood, YT // ST is an Asian, Indigenous and Diasporic Art Collective. Montrealers have known them to put on dazzling musical theatre performances in giant monochrome paper sets, sometimes in far out places, like the Montreal Eaton Centre Food Court at 2AM. Aesthetically, they blend the poorly appropriated styles of Noh, Chinese Opera, Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Mythology, Black & White Television, Psychedelia & Rock Operatics into a sensory feast of nigh-monochromatic costuming, unique hand-built musical instruments and their own mangaesque cardboard 'NEVERFLAT' style of 2.5D set design.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2