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The History Of Gunpowder's Special Sunday Funday Farewell-till-Festivals Party Extraordinaire Show

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The History Of Gunpowder's Special Sunday Funday Farewell-till-Festivals Party Extraordinaire Show

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 8:00pm
The Railway Stage & Beer Cafe

Live Acts Canada Presents 

Welcome to The History Of Gunpowder's Special Sunday Funday Farewell-till-Festivals Party Extraordinaire Jam European Tour Kick-off Show Celebration! This event will be different from other shows. It will be a celebration of the Vancouver music scene waking from its slumber and a farewell party to kick off The History of Gunpowder's European Tour. Musicians across the Vancouver scene and friends of The History will join them on stage for a truly unique Sunday party and getting on stage to jam. The History of Gunpowder will also be premiering new material that will be played across Europe. The History of Gunpowder's own Nik Focht will open up the show, followed by Vancouver's best held secret selfcare taking the stage before The History's main event; a whirlwind of rotating musicians, improvising and filling the night with the city's best rock and roll! This is a great time to see The History before they leave for Europe on a lazy Sunday. Don't miss this night of celebration for live music and the world opening back up! 

Live From The Railway Stage & Beer Cafe. Doors: 8:00PM/ 19+

Tickets $13.00 In Advance $15.00 @ The Door 
RAILWAY STAGE &  BEER CAFE 579 Dunsmuir Street 

The History Of Gunpowder//

The History of Gunpowder is a freak-out ensemble from Montreal, now based in Vancouver, with an ever-changing cast of members that put on unpredictable, chaotic live shows. A staple of the Canadian live scene, The History is devoted to constantly pushing the envelope on stage and in the studio and has built a community around them that consists of some of the best musicians in Canada. They are set to release a string of live-videos from quarantine and works from a residency project of compositions centered around a 19th century pipe organ in anticipation of their upcoming record, The Epileptic Vol. II, supported with a 2022 European Tour. The group’s line up is expanding to reach new musical heights along with a different featured artist that makes an appearance every show, ensuring a unique experience every time they hit the stage.

Voted #6 in the TOP 10 BEST BANDS IN MONTREAL category 

in Cult Magazine

"Ive had the pleasure of witnessing the insanely creative and powerful force which is History of Gunpowder. From Alex's emotive and jaw-dropping vocals to the bands energy and crowd interaction, H.O.G stands out in the Canadian music scene as a top tier act not to be missed!"

- Tayo Branston ~ Five Alarm Funk

"This is a band with a reputation for explosive psychedelia and freaky theatrics, but while there were no surprise drop-ins from burlesque artists at this particular gig, guitarist and vocalist Alex James Morison brought plenty of thunder with his own strings, howls, and showmanship. With the throat of Nick Cave and the wardrobe of a zoot suit scarecrow, Morison stalks the stage like he’s possessed by his guitar, wandering feverishly through the many twists and turns of songs like the dynamic highlight and set-closer 'Buenos Aires'."

      - Dan Corber, Montreal Rocks

"Frontman Alex Morison’s voice has become something both horrifying and enthralling. For a man under fifty to have beaten his throat into such a state inspires strong awe, mild concern, and just a hint of jealousy – his suffering voice conveys disdain brilliantly. The images he breathes carry connotations of misery, vice, trickery, and guilt posing as aggression; the images he breathes very nearly fit the “whiskey band” stereotype but betray a deeper poeticism, inspired by all the writers you claim to love but secretly find impenetrable. After years of depreciating in traditional beauty and appreciating in aesthetic roughness, he has finally hit the point of no return and it is truly glorious."

      - John Julius, Beatroute Magazine, Graphite Publications


Hailing from Vancouver, BC, selfcare is a pop-rock band that leans heavily into its emo and punk influences. Vocalist/bassist Jamie Cessford thematically centres the band on a nostalgic yearn and the perils of the passage of time. Supporting on vocals and leading instrumentally is guitarist Andrew Vivash, whose penchant for classic punk tendencies are rounded out by his commitment to pop music. Drummer Luke Scriver completes the trio with his energetic and dynamic rhythms, while providing influence beyond radio rock and early 00s sentimentalism.

Nik Focht//

Nik Focht is a talented multi-instrumentalist songwriter who blends various styles and textures into his music. Citing an eclectic range of influences such as Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis, his music pursues a sound that is strange and other worldly while feeling familiar and firmly human at the same time.





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