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Event Archive - BIDINIBAND, Selina Martin, Cloudsplitter

Sun. August 5th 2012 The Media Club (No Minors)
9 - 1 doors at 8
Tickets at: Red Cat Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: OFFSEASON, [email protected]
BIDINIBAND were formed out of the ashes of Rheostatics. This Toronto’s four-piece features songwriter and hat model Dave Bidini, heretofore the only Canadian to be nominated for a Juno, Gemini, and Genie Award, as well the country’s national book contest, Canada Reads, for his legendary "On A Cold Road." Bidiniband have released two albums on Pheromone Recordings, "The Land is Wild" and "In the Rock Hall."

Toronto-based Selina Martin is a high-powered art pop siren who began touring west as a sideman & opening act for Bob Wiseman. She has since toured across Canada, the US and Europe multiple times and has independently released three highly acclaimed CD’s. Her 3rd full-length album, Disaster Fantasies, is a fierce collection of genre-defying songs. It has received glowing praise from across Canada, and has been variously described by music writers as ‘“smart”, “vivid”, “brave”, “masterful”, “reckless”, “must-hear”, and “without question the most underrated Canadian album of the year”. For Vancouver theatre-goers Selina was also a performer in the Jessie Award winning musical “Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata”, by Veda Hille & Bill Richardson. Selina will be joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Lacroix, and one or two secret special guests.


"..a country folk treasure...Cloudsplitter raises goose bumps with its unhurried melodies and precise, countrified arrangements and then flickers out, leaving a warm afterglow." - EXCLAIM!

"The majority of the tracks here are a solid mix of stoner country and atmospheric No Depression style roots music with an overall mellow vibe coupled with more upbeat surprises such as the pulsing “In Between.” Gorgeous harmonies and really lush melodies turn up in almost all nine tunes with standouts including “Straight Line” and the piano-driven “Citizen of the Town.” - Vancouver Province

"The band also offers a solid dose of retro country-rock on In Between, which leads into the spellbinding atmospheric buildups of Start With the Soil and Cards That Play. Chock-full of alt-country gold." - Vancouver Sun

"Given the complete and fully resolved combination of texture, story and sound, this is clearly the mastery of a talented collective at work." - Discorder


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Selina Martin

Selina Martin is a quirky and gifted singer-songwriter and actor based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her music is a fusion of pop, art-rock, and cabaret. It been described as “sneaky beautiful” and “sharp-as-shards.” She has been compared to PJ Harvey, Björk, and David Byrne. Martin is from Pakenham, Ontario. She moved to Toronto... more info

Cloudsplitter (alt-country)

Cloudsplitter is a textural and atmospheric take on No Depression country, folk rock, and understated psychedelia. more info