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Saturday August 21 2021 at 7:00 PM PDT

× Saturday, August 21, 7 pm The History of Gunpowder Blues-inspired orchestrated chaos with an experimental tendency; Tom Waits meets Mars Volta meets Nick Cave.

Alex Morison: vocals, guitar Katie Stewart: violin Mike W.T. Allen: saxophones Nikko Whitworth: bass Nik Focht: drums, samples Cole Tinney: keys, synths Bradshaw Pack: pedal steel Jen Davidson: tenor sax, vocals

The History of Gunpowder is a freak-out ensemble from Montreal, now based in Vancouver, with an ever-changing cast of members that put on unpredictable, chaotic live shows. A staple of the Canadian live scene, The History is devoted to constantly pushing the envelope on stage and in the studio and has built a community around them that consists of some of the best musicians in Canada. They are set to release a string of live-videos from quarantine and works from a residency project of compositions centered around a 19th century pipe organ in anticipation of their upcoming record, The Epileptic Vol. II, supported with a 2022 European Tour. The group's line up is expanding to reach new musical heights along with a different featured artist that makes an appearance every show, ensuring a unique experience every time they hit the stage.

Patrons are limited 10 tickets per show. No resale. Masks are recommended. The lobby will open 1 hour prior to showtime.


Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3


This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.