KETAMINES + TOUGH AGE
NAC Music Night
Sunday 25 August 8PM
Toronto’s Ketamines have had a busy summer, spending the bulk of the last few months on the road (including a harrowing stop at Calgary’s Sled Island festival just as the floods hit). In recent weeks their new album, You Can’t Serve Two Masters, has been battling Daft Punk for the #1 spot on Earshot’s national campus radio chart and has been described as “killer garage psych with a heavy Pet Sounds influence.” On the heels of their chart success the band has recently signed on with Vancouver’s Mint Records.
Head Ketamine Paul Lawton was in the news earlier this year for his hand in the notorious Slagging Off blog which was created as a platform to critique (often brutally) the artists selected to play at this year’s Canadian Music Week festival, as well as to shed light on the inequities of the FACTOR music granting system. Many cages were rattled and the blog quickly became the talk of the Canadian music scene, even drawing the ire of Dan Mangan who wrote and posted “An Open Letter To Paul Lawton” online. Lawton was soon after interviewed about the Slagging Off blog by VICE. com, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, The National Post among others.
The Ketamines play the Niagara Artists Centre Sunday August 25th with new labelmates Tough Age (Vancouver). Show starts at 8:00 PM. Admission is $5.