CSA and KYEO present: Clues & Etaoin Shrdlu

  • Date

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • What

    Clues was founded by Alden Penner and Brendan Reed, both active for years in the Montreal music scene. Alden was one-half of Unicorns, a band that burned bright and fast at the beginning of the century, and Brendan has been a member of a number of groups, including the endless, Endless Forever. They began building Clues quietly and in near-secrecy during the summer of 2007, playing a series of unadvertised shows in small Montreal venues. Their early performances elicited passionate responses and made it clear that Alden had an awesome batch of new tunes in the works, a glorious voice to deliver them with, and a brilliant foil in Brendan as his co-conspirator.

    Featuring members of Rockets Red Glare, Weights and Measures, and I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can't, the personnel list in Etaoin Shrdlu (there is no proper pronunciation) reads as an all-star lineup for the Southern Ontario post-hardcore scene. In the same way that their name is taken from a forgotten reference within the printing industry, the band was originally conceived as a side project to explore a style of instrumental music that was felt to be lost or abandoned by contemporary bands. The result is a series of songs that are precisely executed and riddled with tension, while still being heavy, groove oriented, and surprisingly catchy. Their new, debut album Mating Calls is one of the biggest sounding albums of the year!

    A presentation of your Central Student Association & KYEO

  • Where

    E-Bar, 41 Quebec St.

  • When

    Thursday, January 14. 10:00 pm doors

  • Cost

    $10, $8 with non-perishable food item.

    Tickets available at the CSA Office (UCRm 274) and the Bookshelf.

    Proceeds benefit the Guelph Food Bank and the Canadian Cancer Society.

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