Buy tickets: burdockto.com/shows/?show=802
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm
// Shawn William Clarke
Shawn William Clarke is an indie folk songwriter, twice nominated as Songwriter of the Year in NOW magazine's Best of Toronto poll. His recent release, TOPAZ, was inspired by 80's Gordon Lightfoot, Kenny Buttrey's drumming on Neil Young's «Harvest»; and the existential dilemma's we faced in 2016.
A trio with roots in Winnipeg, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles, DYAN builds songs out of minimalist synths, layers of atmospheric guitars, and driving rhythms. Alexis Marsh (singer/guitarist/bassist) and Sam Jones (guitarist/synths) co-produced Marsh’s songs between scoring film and television projects; Dan Dorff Jr (drums/synths) joined when the duo was mixing what became the group’s debut album, Looking For Knives. With the band in place, they began translating the music from the studio to the stage, playing their first show at Union Station in LA as part of Live Nation’s Ones To Watch summer concert series in July 2016. Looking For Knives premiered on Billboard on July 22, 2016 and was preceded by singles «St. James», «Days Upon Days», and «Looking For Knives» — each one charting on HypeMachine and garnering praise on IndieShuffle (‘on my list of songs that I'm definitely going to replay the f*ck out of’) and DIYmag.com (‘They throw gorgeous, simple oddities in at every opportunity’).