Regular Occasion #10: Jo Passed, CROWN, Wide Eyed
Upstairs Cabaret Ltd
15 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1, Canada
Regular Occasion Presents
Saturday, November 23
Jo Passed (Sub Pop)
19+ | $10adv / door | 7pm
jo passed | psych rock | Vancouver, BC
LISTEN | http://bit.ly/JPSSD
"The nicest thing anyone has ever – ever – said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band’s debut album sounds like “fucked-up Beatles”. Titled Their Prime, the LP does sound like fucked-up Beatles. It sounds like, somewhere across an ‘80s universe, Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. Opening with “Left,” it demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies – chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far far away. Lyrically, however, it’s imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s."
CROWN | grunge | Victoria, BC
LISTEN | https://crowncrown.bandcamp.com/
A band comprised of three friends playing songs about life and love.
Wide Eyed | shoegaze | Victoria, BC
LISTEN | http://bit.ly/wwwideyd
Hailing first from Nanaimo and now Victoria on Vancouver Island, WIDE EYED is one young new band in thrall to the sonic grandeur of the classic shoegaze template. Loping and strident guitar riffs, hypnotic rhythms, psychedelic swells and soul-stirring melodies collide in a maelstrom of volume and measured distortion for a massive, beautiful noise.