Respire / Infant Island / Gouge Out
July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NEW FRIENDS DIY presents:
Respire – https://respirefamily.com/
Toronto DIY stalwarts Respire are in ascension through the music world, captivating the hearts of the broken with monumental anthems of despair and hope. Glimpses of radiance and redemption pierce a blackened skyline as the lilting cry of strings belies the encroaching storm of tortured screams and tumultuous crescendos. This isn’t simply a band, Respire is a community, an outstretched hand to pull you back from the brink, a chorus of voices to lift the soul, and a family. Come lend your voice to the sound. Join the community.
Infant Island (Fredricksburg, VA) – https://infantisland.bandcamp.com/
Out of the hotbed that is the Virginia screamo scene, the spellbinding Infant Island burst forth with conviction and grace, weaving disparate genres together into a single captivating tapestry. Amidst the melodic guitar driven cascades can be heard the shimmering beauty of post-rock, the enveloping warmth of shoegaze, and the throat-rending screams of emo crust. Their live performance is honed and genuine, an outpouring of pent up frustrations eviscerating the seams during a climax.
Toronto newcomers Gouge Out are a three-piece that dropped a heavy three song demo last fall. They’re hitting the stage with their brand of metalcore – spiraling mathy guitar hooks, groovy bass, splashy drums, and hoarse hardcore shouts.
$8.50 Advance / $10 Doors // NOTAFLOF
No Tolerance for Intolerance
Doors at 7, done by 10, you in bed by 11
(or stay for karaoke until 2 am, we’re not judging)
Sneaky Dee’s is up a flight of stairs and has gendered washrooms