Sun K at LIVE! on Elgin
LIVE on Elgin presents: Sun K With Special Guests Huttch, & Onionface.
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00pm | Showtime at 9:00pm
$12.50 Advanced | $15 at the door
Some things are just part of your DNA when you’re a young Toronto rock ‘n roll band. Mainly, it’s the echoes of smoky nights in Yorkville coffee houses when Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot found their voices, while a few blocks away on Yonge Street, The Band was forging the sound Bob Dylan would soon make his own.
It’s all ancient history to the young members of Sun K, but no one ever had to explain the significance to them. It came out the moment they began playing together in 2013 and has been the foundation of a sound that has quickly evolved to embrace the edginess of the early New York underground scene and the glowing, complex harmonies of west coast folk rock.
Sun K’s unshakable desire to add their link to the chain of all this great music is at the heart of the group’s full-length debut album, Northern Lies, out March 10 on MapleMusic Recordings. Produced by Cone McCaslin of Sum 41, whose production credits also include The Strumbellas and Operation MD, the eight-song collection is the first statement from a band eager to make its mark straight out of the gate, but also wise beyond its years in the knowledge that this is a seed from which a body of work will eventually grow.
Amongst the blanket-covered walls and strung lights of a basement in Windsor, Ontario, an indie rock power trio known as Huttch was formed in 2014. Drawing influences from bands such as Hollerado and Yukon Blonde, their music is a blend of psychedelic and fast paced rock. If their well-crafted guitar riffs and solid rhythm section complete with driving bass lines doesn’t ignite an adrenaline rush, their act also includes acrobatic stunts mid guitar solo. With gear spiffed up in vibrant aztec patterns, and outfits adorned with sea-shell necklaces, the band could easily be mistaken for California strays; softly reminding their audience to relish in life’s simple, audio pleasures.
"To be fortunate enough to be at one of their nuclear-wattage live performances is to bear witness to an experience of wake-the-dead resurrected Rock & Roll executed as it should be – get-down, dirty, primal, Godzilla-on-steroids music that drives body, soul, heart and brain to dance like Mother Earth herself was groovin’ ’til dawn."
- David Manning, OttArtBlog
"Onionface’s LP, Roll Over, Dog… And Run!, is an excellent and concise 10-song gut-punch of a debut, packed with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, unchained rhythms, and sidewinding riffs."
- Big Takeover Magazine
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