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Past Shows

Mon. November 21st 2011
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
Plaid, the Square Root of Evil
Mon. March 22nd 2010
Roy G Biv (All Ages)
the Square Root of Evil, Captain Ahab, Tik Tik, Baboon Torture Division
Sat. July 12th 2008
Pub 340 (No Minors)
Christer, Piper Davis, the Square Root of Evil
Sun. May 11th 2008
Royal Unicorn Cabaret (No Minors)
Mochipet, the Square Root of Evil, No Luck Club
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the Square Root of Evil

Active / Available - Confirmed: Apr. 16, 2014 (Awaiting Update)

Weird and danceable electronic from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Knobs and Dials, Arranging, Laptop details

Contact Details


Composing since 1999, playing out since 2004, the Square Root of Evil (aka Jen Pearson) has been featured on over half a dozen compilations on US, UK & Canadian labels including Toast and Jam's "We Bore 2" and Uncharted Audio's "Idea Hoard Uncut". She has released two EPs, "Chirping Data" out on Belladonna (, and "Killerbytes" which can be downloaded from Xynthetic ( She represented Vancouver in the 2006 North American Laptop Battle Championship in Seattle after making her way to the top in her hometown, and has played countless live shows in Vancouver and Europe, including festivals such as Soundwave and Mutek. She has played alongside such artists as Venetian Snares, Books on Tape, FFF, Cursor Miner, and Captain Ahab, and has received glowing reviews in Grooves and XLR8R magazines. Her work has been described as everything from IDM, Acid, Techno, 8-bit, Drum 'n Bass, Glitch & Jungle, as the sub-sub-sub genres continue to split further & further... leaning towards frantic & somewhat complex rhythms made with squelchy low-fi sounds, making people smile while they dance. She's done some touring and has been threatening to release another EP, so be on the lookout for performances and new material by this Canadian electronic artist.

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Available for paid gigs
Listing last updated/confirmed Apr. 16, 2014