Chandra, Goosebump, Persons, JFM (DJ) @ This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton [27 July]

Chandra, Goosebump, Persons, JFM (DJ)

20:00 - 01:00

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This Ain't Hollywood
345 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H3
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is releasing a new LP! «Goosebump by Goosebump» on Pleasance Records this July!

Joining them on this joyous celebration is New York's underground post-punk legend:

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Hamilton's dance freak faves:
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(before/between/after sets)

Formerly known as Germaphobes, Goosebump is a Toronto-based group featuring songwriters Neil Rankin and Paul Erlichman, both Pleasence Records staples. Taking inspiration from groups like Sparks, Talking Heads, and Godley & Creme, they have carved out a sound that would have fit neatly into the Lower East Side scene of late 70s New York, channelling the energy of the early New Wave and No Wave experimentalists while incorporating ambitious arrangements and vocal harmonies that hint at their more baroque ambitions. Germaphobes released their debut album «Fiji Whizz» in November 2016.

Born in the NYC underground art scene, Chandra Oppenheim recorded the songs from 1980’s Transportation EP at age 12. This uniquely intoxicating release saw the post-punk pre-teen fronting a band featuring members of cult mutant disco group The Dance/Model Citizens. Following an expanded 2008 reissue of the long-lost classic from Aaron Levin's Cantor Records, then a second edition in 2014 from Chandra's own Rain Boots Records, she reunited with a new Toronto-based band featuring members of Bile Sister, Tough Age, New Chance, and Blonde Elvis. In 2016, Chandra’s song “Subways” was sampled by internationally beloved Australian crate-diggers The Avalanches on their album Wildflower, who she joined onstage for live performances with her pre-teen daughter Issa. Chandra continues to celebrate and reinterpret the music written in her childhood while gaining new fans around the world.

Conceived amidst the clutter of dank DIY loft spaces in Montreal, Persons began in earnest as the vehicle for multi-media musical performances that emphasized visual aesthetics and ecstatic movement. Now based in Hamilton, Ontario, the group delivers sets of high energy dance music while not forgetting their free-form noisey roots.

Armed with a trusty sampler and spangled mind, JFM hole-punches chunks of reality into busted and surreal loop grooves recalling the work of everyone from Muslimgauze to Bugskull and Nate Young, rubbing frictional layers of location recordings from contrasting alien environments with a thick soup of FX creating charmingly awkward interzones of mutant disco, house and avant oddness where his mind and sampler run unimpeded.

$15 at door
Doors at 8pm
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