Spaceport Union // Half Past Four // ART the Band-single release @ The Piston, Toronto [13 August]

Spaceport Union // Half Past Four // ART the Band-single release

20:00 - 01:00

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The Piston
937 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1L5
~Half Past Four~

Half Past Four is one of the best progressive rock bands to have emerged from Canada. Over nearly two decades, they have developed a unique sound, employing traditional prog-rock music laiden with folk, country, jazz, heavy metal and classical genres, among others.

Each member of Half Past Four is a virtuoso in their own right. Together, they form somewhat of a familial gestalt. Each band member brings a proficiency, originality and respect for the whole that propels their combined efforts into a place beyond simple classification.

Half Past Four has been compared to early-80s King Crimson. Yet any comparisons can only truly function on a per-track basis. While one piece might sound reminiscent of late-70s Yes, listeners might feel the influence of early Pink Floyd in the next piece, followed by a piece that harkens Primus in the 1990s. Or Kate Bush in the mid-80s. Like the best of progressive rock music, the listener cannot predict where the band will take them next.

It is this shifting flow of sound and feeling that distinguishes Half Past Four. They are an aural tapestry, weaving 50+ years of musical influences into mellifluous melodies and rhythmic resonances that take their listeners on a journey to states that are both fresh and familiar.

~ART The Band~

ACTIVE SINCE 2015, ART the Band is a dynamic 5 piece collective from Toronto, operating on the fringes of traditional jazz and neo-soul, via significant math-rock, experimental, and hip-hop influences. With their broadly based but unified concept, ART the Band creates instrumental music that is both widely accessible, and intellectually stimulating. ART aspires to offer the masses a gateway into far more opaque regions of musicality, turning slightly away from, but never abandoning its primary function as a vehicle for simple entertainment and enjoyment.

EPIC progressive, art rock from outer space but currently residing on the West Coast. Travelling to the East Coast and back this summer in support of their new album, «Permanent Frequency».

Eccentric rockers and intergalactic citizens, Spaceport Union, will take you on an aural journey across time & space with their adventurous & epic brand of progressive art rock. Let yourself defy gravity as you are drawn into celestial planes diffused with experimental instrumentation & novel sound ideas. Spaceport Union's engaging live shows are a testament to their adventurous spirit as they explore the boundaries of rock.

"...a marked degree and balance of genius, discipline and restraint...For fans of unique and powerful music, look no further, Spaceport Union is genius." — Jamsphere

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