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Event Archive - You Are An Explorer (Edmonton), Incontra., Puppycat

Thu. June 18th 2015 Railway Club (No Minors)
9 - 1 doors at 8
$7 at the door only.
You Are An Explorer is traveling this summer and has the honour to be performing at the historic Railway Club with two amazing local Vancouver post-rock acts.

You Are An Explorer is a three-piece instrumental group from Edmonton, Canada. The trio uses heavy grooves to create melodic, layered soundscapes with clear movement and direction.

Formed in 2013, and releasing their debut EP in March of 2014 as well as two digital singles, Stationary Travels calls their music "... a really enjoyable and fresh take on post-rock which incorporates the atmospherics and slow builds that one expects, but with a preference for solid grooves over the all too common thunderous crescendo."

"From the bits of math-rock, to the hints of fusion, and the ever so calming post-rock grooves, this album deserves to make a big splash." - Post Rock Star

Since playing their first local Edmonton shows in 2013, You Are An Explorer has played from Winnipeg and back, with numerous stops in Calgary and other Alberta cities, and will be making their first excursion to B.C. this summer.

With a preference for catchy melodies and strong interplay between guitar and bass on top of locked-in grooves, as well as providing an energetic and fun live show, "You Are An Explorer has made music that can be listened to in any environment." - Geyser Music

in contra.

Started as a fill-in band two weeks before their first gig, the four boys of in contra. quickly put together 4 original songs. They played their first show under the name According to Who in late 2004. Later, the band would change its name to in contra.

A decade later, all of the original members are still with the band. Their long history has allowed them to hone in on their unique style and become a tight-knit wolf-pack.

Having been compared to such bands as Explosions In The Sky, Pink Floyd, and My Bloody Valentine, in contra. has established a distinctive yet familiar sound. Their songs range from spirited and upbeat to grungy and ominous, which demonstrates each of these young musicians' wide array of talents.

As with every band, the members of in contra. have experienced their fair share of trials and hardships. However, their determination and love for their craft have compelled them to push through the challenges and cast a new vision of what music can be.

in contra. is David Gurtina, Jordaniel Bennett, Nathan Bennett, and Shawn Patrick Flanagan-Fortin.


Puppycat is the musical interpretation of joining two totally separate species of animals together. It is part ugly and part beautiful. Unique and weird. It will slap you in the face and you will say to yourself "Thanks, I needed that."


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