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Occurs on Saturday August 21 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


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

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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 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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