Athabaska + Blue Tiger
Location: Establishment, 81-83 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. Gig is in the music hall - enter through the main door on Bank Street then turn left.
Age restriction: Over 18s only
Athabaska is an alternative folk/heartland rock collective based in London. Led by songwriter Faith Taylor, the group formed in 2018 and have been gradually building an arsenal of melodic, textured songs braiding themes on nature, loss, power and justice. For fans of Anais Mitchell, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jeff Buckley and Bonnie Raitt, Athabaska takes audiences on a journey from mourning to irreverence. The band is currently working on their first album. In the meantime, check out their one release on bandcamp here https://athabaska.bandcamp.com/releases
8.30pm Blue Tiger
Blue Tiger is the moniker of Edinburgh-based, Peruvian-born Mario Cruzado, self described fried rice and basketball enthusiast. Though this is the first time we see Cruzado venture out with solo material, he is a well-known face on the Edinburgh music scene. For many years, Cruzado fronted the sludge-rock ensemble Plastic Animals. They released a full-length album, ‘Pictures from the Blackout’, on Song By Toad Records in 2016 to critical acclaim from the likes of Gold Flake Paint, The List, Louder Than War, and more.
In this new incarnation, Cruzado brings a softer, more lucid quality to his songwriting, whilst retaining the dissonance that pervaded Plastic Animals. Careful vocal harmonies and sweet violin are offset by sparse percussion and gritty, textured guitar. For fans of Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Broadcast, Perfume Genius' first record.
To date he has released a wonderful 5-track EP, Artifice, which you can listen to here https://bluetigermusic.bandcamp.com/
"Artifice is a delightfully lo-fi, melancholic pop offering... a beautiful five-track EP that will provide a much-needed sonic hug to anyone who needs it this winter" - The Skinny
About the Venue
This show is in the music hall of The Establishment Wakefield on Westgate, turn left when you go through the main door. The Establishment is located close to Wakefield Westgate train station. The gig will finish at 10pm, giving you plenty of time to get the last train.
The show will be standing, but if you would like to sit please email bodyswakefield at gmail dot com
Establishment disabled access: Entrance/ exit: 1 step - no ramp. Toilets: no disabled toilets, toilets upstairs. Viewing: all one level - seating available. We will make sure everyone can see if view is obstructed.
Bodys is a gig promoter in Wakefield, run by Emily since the start of 2019. We put on shows on the first Thursday of the month in the music hall at The Establishment, as well as other one-offs at other venues around town. The gigs usually have two acts, times are always posted well in advance, and gigs finish early (10pm) when buses and trains are still running, and you can go get an early night if you want one 🙂
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