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Past Shows

Sun. December 8th 2013
Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
RALEIGH (Calgary), Limbs of the Stars, Phantoms Again
Sat. October 5th 2013
The China Cloud (All Ages)
Limbs of the Stars, Dralms (Christopher Smith)
Sat. June 22nd 2013
The China Cloud (All Ages)
SQUAREHEART, Limbs of the Stars
Fri. November 16th 2012
Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
Limbs of the Stars, If We Are Machines, Jung People, Man Your Horse, Trail of Broken Treaties, Co-Presented by Offseason Records and Nothing Is Heavy
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Limbs of the Stars

Limbs of the Stars

Confirmed: Aug. 10, 2017

Label: Offseason
from Vancouver BC

Featuring three members of the Juno Award winning experimental septet, Fond of Tigers, Limbs of the Stars shares some of the propulsion and visceral impact of the larger band, while exploring a more open, dramatic sonic territory.

Georgia Straight review:
"Alternating between propulsive, impassioned drama and glowing, meditative lyricism, Limbs of the Stars’ heartwarmongering shows sides of Stephen Lyons that followers of Fond of Tigers might miss. That band’s tendency to build to maximalist, multi-instrumental explosions is mostly choked back, creating a restrained, pushing-against-the-barriers tension that usually just threatens to soar—although occasional breakouts still occur.

While FoT’s ’70s prog-jazz-meets-avant-rock template is still roughly in place, there’s more romanticism evident here, including a folky/alt-country element, courtesy of Lyons’s plaintive, introspective vocals. See “no more sinners” and “us vs. them” especially: most of the album is instrumental, but there are a couple honest-to-God songs here. Lyons’s guitar doesn’t so much defy genre as employ it at will, making artful, evocative journeys of each track. Skye Brooks’s drumming slips effortlessly between the jazzy impressionism at the start of “falling for falling’s sake” and the Swans-like, pounding intensity at the end. And the freakout that begins the perversely titled “cosby” gives way to super-cool showoff bass-noodling from Shanto Acharia.

This is a thinking person’s musical feast. It doesn’t really matter what your musical orientation is; if you’re smart, you’ll find stuff to like."

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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Shanto Acharia2011-present
Skye Brooks2011-present
Stephen Lyons2011-present
Tyson Naylorkeys2012-present
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Aug. 10, 2017