Gentle Party is celebrating the release of God Complex, their “startlingly confident and accomplished second album” (Joseph Stannard, The Wire) on Thursday, April 14 at the Rio Theatre.
Lush and sumptuous chamber pop with an acidic bite like you’ve never heard before.
Thursday, April 14
With special guests Breathing Machines
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Advance tickets $20 HERE
Support acts include solo sets by Miguel Maravilla and Clara Sanchez and a closing dance party with Los Duendes.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
Described as “lush and somewhat mischievous, yet shimmering with melancholy” (Dave O Rama, BC Musician Magazine), Gentle Party is a chamber pop trio that pioneers an expansive sound distinct to their West Coast roots. The distinct voices of each member triangulates to create a sound that is dream-like, pandemonious, playful, and evocative. Harpist Elisa Thorn (The Giving Shapes, HUE) and Juno-award winning violinist Meredith Bates (Pugs and Crows) weave a lush bed of strings with acoustic virtuosity and electronic processing for the hauntingly evocative voice of Jessicka (Hunting, Jessicka) to rest on.
Infectious tropical rhythms intertwined with spicy Latin melodies designed to make people feel uplifted and groove. The term “Psych Cumbia” has found its place in Latin America as a way of referring to various different styles of tropical Latin American music. Los Duendes performs topicalized Andean guitar, Jazz, Cumbia, Salsa and Soulful House giving birth to a whole new danceable musical universe.
Clara Sanchez‘s debut EP “the woman you need” weaves together the “intimacy of campfire singing, the wistfulness of Sufjan Stevens, and the yearning of Philippine love songs.” (Jim Di Gioia, Dominionated)
“Time-soup capturing nostalgia, love, and grief.. Somehow he finds a way to package these human experiences into sounds that capture the warmth and angst that is often associated with youth. Maravilla calls this the ‘yellowness’ of everything. ‘Yellow thought. Yellow heart. Yellow smile. Yellow skin. Yellow song,’ is how he describes himself.” (Rachel Lau, Discorder)
Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
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