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Kat Bastow, The New Black, China Syndrome

Tue. March 12th 2013 8 PM Railway Club (No Minors) 8 PM
$7 at the door only.
Girls and boys indie pop night!
Kat Bastow is a solo project featuring original tracks written by Kat and performed by her and her band. Her EP "echoes unheard" was released in 2012, and Kat has since shared the stage with bands varying from Fighting for Ithaca to Cobra Ramone. The sound is a mix of No Doubt, Bif Naked and Pearl Jam, with a unique twist.
If a movie about The New Black were made, “Four Rock Vets And A Burlesque Lady” would be a pretty bad title. It wouldn’t do justice to the band’s mostly unique, mostly rock sound. Singer Kristi Johanson mixes the sweet and strange over the fraternal twin guitars of David Lea-Smith and Gary Economy. Gord Badanic (Go Four 3) channels his ace record collection through a P-Bass and Tony Lee plays the drums with the vigour of a fairly vigourous man. Those of you who love punk, girl group, new wave, and classic pop will probably enjoy The New Black!
China Syndrome is a rockin' melodic power pop band, who combine the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers and Guided By Voices with liberal dollops of old favourites such as XTC and the Replacements. Their most recent CD, Nothing's Not Worth Knowing, was recorded and produced at Vancouver's JC/DC Studio by David Carswell (The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Tegan & Sara, Apollo Ghosts, among others). The album garnered positive reviews, with Tom Harrison of The Province stating it "exudes confidence" and ! saying it's "lots of fun to listen to over and over again."

The New Black (powerpop/punk)

The New Black (2004-present) A powerpop/punk juggernaut, equal parts Sons of Freedom, The Godfathers and Blondie, with a vocalist that looks like Kim Novak with a Mohawk and tattoos, and powered by musicians that have 109 years of playing and touring experience between them (yes, pathetic but true). Kristi Johanson – lead vocals. Also pe... more info

China Syndrome (Rockin' melodic powerpop)

China Syndrome is a rockin' melodic power pop band from Vancouver, who combine the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers, Teenage Fanclub and XTC with liberal dollops of 60s and 70s classic rock influences. The Georgia Straight has praised their 2015 album The Usual Angst as “infectiously jangly” with “fantastic, hooky guitar;” The Pro... more info
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