November 20, 2022
- 918 Bathurst St.
- Nov 20
- 918 Bathurst Centre
- 918 Bathurst St.
- All Ages
- $15 adv
November 20, 2022
In partnership with Slaight Music
Wavelength Monthly Series November 2022 featuring:
CHARLES SPEARIN (Member of Broken Social Scene & Do Make Say Think / Toronto post-rock pioneer plays gorgeous instrumentals with an all-star band of friends)
Sunnsetter (Member of Zoon & Ombiigizi / solo ambient shoegaze folk excursions / Norfolk County, Ontario)
+ Projections by Jared Sales + General Chaos Visuals
++ Decor by Roxanne Ignatius
Sunday November 20, 2022
@ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst St.,Toronto
$15 advance at ShowClix.com
$20 at the door (NOTAFLOF)
Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/WL-Nov2022
All Ages + Licensed
“Charles Spearin represents a very unique part of Toronto, the scene that really built indie music. And Andrew McLeod (aka Sunnsetter) is a direct result of that kind of musical influence on a city. I don’t think Andrew would have developed his talent without Charles’ music, especially projects like KC Accidental. It was almost a singularity, sort of a torch-passing, when I think about their music side by side.” – Daniel Monkman, concert curator
November 20th pairs a Toronto indie music icon, Charles Spearin, with an artist from the next generation, Sunnsetter, who credits him as a sonic influence. The first concert curated by Wavelength’s new Artistic Associate, Daniel Monkman, an Anishnaabe musician/composer known for the Polaris-shortlisted projects Zoon and Ombiigizi, sees the long-running series return to one of its best-loved venue homes, the acoustically marvelous 918 Bathurst Centre.
Best known as a member of pioneering Toronto bands Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think (both profiled in Wavelength co-founder Jonny Dovercourt’s book Any Night of the Week), Charles Spearin’s recent solo work includes two albums released since COVID, both via Arts & Crafts. The first, 2020’s Thank God the Plague Is Over — a startlingly prescient if ironic title — was a neoclassical collaboration with Swedish violinist Josefin Runsteen, recorded in Italy prior to the pandemic. The second, 2021’s My City of Starlings, is a beautifully textured blend of instrumental art-rock and electronica born from a song-a-day recording club of friends and peers from around the world.
Together with his all-star band, including drummer Dave Clark, saxophonist Karen Ng, harpist Julia Seager Scott, trumpeter Michael Barth, pianist Jason Kenemy, bassist Michael Herring and violinist Laura Bates, Spearin will perform material from his last two albums as well as his 2009 solo debut, The Happiness Project.
The evening will start off with a solo set by Sunnsetter a.k.a. Andrew McLeod, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording engineer living in the rural area of Norfolk County, ON. Across Sunnsetter’s many self-released albums, McLeod fearlessly crosses genres, including ambient, singer-songwriter, shoegaze, post-rock, slowcore and others. McLeod is also a member of Daniel Monkman’s project Zoon as well as Ombiigizi, a collaboration between Monkman and Adam Sturgeon (Status Non Status) — both Polaris Music Prize shortlisted artists.
Poster artwork by Connory Ballantyne
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918 Bathurst is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). For all other accessibility requests, please contact us at email@example.com.
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