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The Orchard, J Blissette, Ace of Wands, Makiisma
Fri, Apr 19
The Slice - Lethbridge


Time: 9 p.m


This show's got something for everyone!

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Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, couldn’t have picked a better title for their latest album than The Great Unknown. After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent.
The Great Unknown is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band).
The results reveal The Orchard’s true identity for the first time, a songwriting partnership, and band, able to bring together music fans of all types through their fresh and exciting sound.
"Rolling out of the Canadian Rockies and across the prairie Province of Alberta, The Orchard finds its sound in Canadiana. Great tunes, great guitars and great Vocals. This is a real deal, no B.S. band playing real music."
- Jim Scott (multi grammy award winning producer/mixer)

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Ace of Wands is the music and songwriting of Lee Rose. Joined by Anna Mernieks and Jody Brumell, the band blends soaring vocals, violin, synth-bass and guitar into songs inspired by the supernatural, elemental forces and physical sensation. Drawing on a background of rock and roll, classical violin training and folk music, Ace of Wands expands their songwriting to incorporate facets of cinematic soundscapes, pop melodies and interlocking guitars and vocals. Motivated by the tarot card of the same name, the music is about will and determination; to create and destroy, and to bring about physical, mental and spiritual transformation.

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J Blissette’s first full-length Frankensteins a raw, rock and roll heart with limbs from jangle pop and fuzzed out psychedelia. Blending the spright dynamism of Ty Segall with pure power pop sounds of Cloud Nothings and Yuck, Lethbridge, Alberta inhabitant Jackson Tiefenbach, the luminary behind J Blissette’s playbill, weaves a retrospective narrative on fucking up, reconciling, and conquering – Until I Go Blind offering the final word.
Simulating a mumblecore score from the 1990s, the first song on Until I Go Blind, “Champagne Airplane” is a “cocaine and convertibles” title theme, according to Jackson, that initiates the chase that is pursuing art. Jackson comments: “I’ve watched a lot of my artistically inclined peers move away from the pursuit of that fantasy artist life we all wanted when we were 16.” Until I Go Blind is a trip through and testament of the maze that is young adolescence – hitting it’s a-ha moment around “Drunk in the Park” – and it breaks through with an energy that will either have you jumping on your bed or cruising around town with the top down.
Made up of Ramones-influenced rhythm tracks with an exhilarating intensity, Until I Go Blind remembers the seeds of rock and roll, replants them, and garners them with humour, self-awareness, and a lightness of being that is shatteringly honest.

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A doom folk group from Lethbridge, Alberta. Combining heavy, riff driven melodies with unexpected melodic changes, all doused with dazzling keys gives the band its unique sound. Featuring the songwriting of the incredibly talented Megan Brown.

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All events at The Slice are 18+.

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