with special guests Caveboy
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7pm door, 8pm show
New Vision United Church | 24 Main St. W., Hamilton ON
All-Ages/Licensed | General Admission
Tickets: $24.99 adv. (plus fees & HST)
Available through Eventbrite
“One of the most powerful live performers in this country” – Tom Power, CBC q
“A mesmerizing alt-electronic pop singer who tells it like it is” – Billboard Magazine
“A cross-cultural mosaic of electronica, Indigenous and rock sonic textures, building up to cathartic choruses held firm throughout by iskwē’s penetrating voice” – Ride the Tempo
acākosīk is both a new album and an immersive live experience where rock-show meets the unexpected. iskwē creates a bold and adventurous sound of electronic and alternative rock, with a mesmerizing live experience that is intense, powerful, emotional, intimate and yet vast. With a four-piece alt-electro band, choreographed dancers, costumes, visual projections, soundscapes, and powwow singers, the show is meant to be an immersive experience. “I want my audience to enter into a space that is open and inclusive for everyone. A space where we come together in a safe and thoughtful way. So we all walk away feeling good,” says iskwē.
Bring an open mind. Bring an open heart. Bring your earplugs.
iskwē is a Juno Award nominee for Indigenous Album of the Year (2018) and winner of the WCMA Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year (2017). A personal sense of community and ancestral curiosity has enabled iskwē, of Cree and Métis decent, to enlighten, inspire, unsettle and entertain audiences around the world. iskwē now calls Hamilton home, where she lives with her family. iskwē’s new album acākosīk (pronounced acha-ko-suk) – The Stars – ᐊᒐᑯᓯᐠ will be released on November 8.
Every online ticket purchase includes a digital download of iskwē’s new album acākosīk (out Nov 8, 2019), delivered on release day, via a unique download link to the email address provided at time of purchase.
With a fresh perspective on alternative dream-pop, Caveboy root themselves in the primal and build to multi-layered experiences. Influenced by similar childhoods, Caveboy is the culmination of the shared life experiences of its three members Michelle Bensimon (lead vocals, guitar, synth), Isabelle Banos (synth, bass, backing vocals) and Lana Cooney (drums, backing vocals). They revel in ideas of fearlessness, self-sufficiency, the extraordinary, and that which is feral and cannot be tamed. Connecting through the pop music from their parents’ generation, the band works hard at developing their sound to utilize these respected musical elements while at the same time always trying to create new worlds of sound with their synthesizers, driving percussion, and symbolic lyricism interweaved with their guitar/bass/drums core.
With a powerful live set not to be missed, Caveboy are the band you’ll be talking about the next day.