The Hi-Tops/Shuffalo/Thomas Thomas/Good Grief FREE Concert
Gateway Events presents Good Grief., Thomas Thomas, Shuffalo, and The Hi-Tops performing live at the King Eddy on Saturday, May 21. No cover!
*This is an 18 show.
About Good Grief.:
With influences from Alternative Rock and Australian Surf Rock, Good Grief. creates a unique sound by challenging the limits of a two-piece band while sonically bringing something new to the alternative genre. Calgary natives Cole Cross and Sacha Ruparell are constantly striving to shift their sound while maintaining the charm that was present in their first EP ‘Port Sunlight.’ Over the past three years, Good Grief. has built a strong local fanbase while constantly growing listeners overseas, most notably in Australia. Through local buzz, they have made a name for themselves, playing many local festivals and shows with industry veterans such as Ezra Furman, Kenny Bridges of .moneen., and No Age.
About Thomas Thomas:
Calgary indie ensemble Thomas Thomas is the result of the creative collision of the sincere singer-songwriter Shannon Thomas and the curious indie-rocker Thomas Englund (Bell Tower, Beta Boys). Combining their names and adding a sparkly rock ensemble, the band makes swooning and nostalgic songs worthy of the swankiest high school prom. Known for their hand-crafted aesthetic, heavily decorated live shows, and love of the colour yellow, Thomas Thomas has landed a YYC Music Award nomination and a first place win at the Ship & Anchor songwriting contest. Their tunes have seen chart positions on CJSW, CKUA, spins on X92.9, and a dedicated local following. The band has performed with Japanese Breakfast, Scenic Route to Alaska, and the Velveteins, and has graced the stages of Canadian Music Week, Sled Island, and BIG Winter Classic. Their dreamy indie idiosyncrasy on their debut self-titled EP (2019) has drawn comparisons to Born Ruffians, Wallows, and The Archies.
Formed in early 2018, Shuffalo has quickly gained their footing. Brayden Bell (guitarist/lead singer) and Steve MacDonald (keys/synth/vocals) found themselves without a band. After contacting an old childhood friend, Mac Bennett (drums) was added to the lineup; bringing his cousin, Nick Jarvis (lead guitar), with him. On recommendation from Nick, they brought in bassist Bailey Clarke (bass/vocals/synth). With a variety of influences ranging from City and Colour, to Kings of Leon; they strive to make lyrical connections with the audience, and get them moving too. Layered harmonies accompany the booming and mesmerizing voice of Brayden Bell. Underneath it all is synth blanketed choruses and guitar driven melodies. With their newly released singles, Shuffalo is turning turning heads.
About The Hi-Tops:
Picture a group of guys who overflow with mediocrity in every aspect of their lives. Now imagine those guys formed a band. Did you picture a rock n roll explosion ripe with risk-taking, chaos, and kinetic energy? Probably not. The Hi-Tops are the combination of mediocrity and idiocy, but boy do they work hard doing it. Four college kids from Calgary who just wanna have fun playing music. And boy do they have fun.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.