Ace Of Wands, Beams, Ron Hawkins, When Particles Collide

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Ace Of Wands

Beams

Ron Hawkins

When Particles Collide

Sat, August 18, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm

-The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$10

Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Ace Of Wands
Ace Of Wands
Ace of Wands is the music and songwriting of Lee Rose. Joined by Anna Mernieks and Jody Brumell, the band creates mixture of tones and emotions, blending soaring vocals, violin, synth-bass and guitar into songs inspired by the supernatural, elemental forces and physical sensation. Drawing on a background of rock and roll, classical violin training and folk music, Ace of Wands expands their songwriting to incorporate facets of cinematic soundscapes, pop melodies and interlocking guitars and vocals. Motivated by the tarot card of the same name, the music is about will and determination; to create and destroy, and to bring about physical, mental and spiritual transformation.

2018 has been a busy year for Ace of Wands, seeing the release of their debut EP “Grown from Good.” to critical acclaim. Their Horseshoe Tavern debut on August 18th will mark the release of their follow up EP, “10,000 Feet” along with a special music video screening.
Beams
Beams, a Toronto-based eclectic folk septet, is the brainchild of Anna Mernieks (banjo, vocals). In 2011, she put out a call on facebook to have friends she invited friends hang out at her apartment and flesh out her songs. Mike Duffield (drums), Heather Mazhar (vocals), Keith Hamilton (singing saw, vibraphone), Dave Hamilton (mandolin), Craig Moffatt (bass) and Martin Crawford (guitar, lapsteel) all showed up and continue to be members of the band today.

The band played a series of residencies around Toronto throughout 2011-2013 where they honed the songs that would make up their debut album. During this time they caught the ear of Grammy-award winning engineer Peter J. Moore (Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case) who recorded the band. Beams' 2013 debut Just Rivers was met with acclaim, with NOW Magazine's four-star review as “an album that never repeats itself and is full of unexpected nods and surprise turns.”

In 2014, Beams worked with acclaimed musician/producer John McEntire (Tortoise, Broken Social Scene) in Chicago and released a 7” called the “Gutters and the Glass." After touring Canada they decided to make their first foray into the United States, and recorded a version of the Kate Bush classic “Running up

That Hill.” January 2016 saw the band enter the studio to record their sophomore album with Ian Gomes at Union Sound Co. (Odonis, Odonis, FRIGS) They released the single “I Wanted to Tell Her” in 2017 with a video directed by Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Leonard Cohen), followed by the celebrated album Teach Me to Love in February 2018.
Ron Hawkins
Ron Hawkins
Ron Hawkins is the lead singer/multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, and has enjoyed many accolades through the years:
In 1996, 2000 and again in 2005, Chart Magazine honoured the group’s 1991 debut album, Shakespeare My Butt, with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time. In 2000 and once again in 2015, Hawkins was voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine’s reader’s poll. Also in 2000, Ron received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008 The Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for Shakespeare My Butt.
Over the years, Ron has written and released four LOTL albums, five solo discs, three records with his band The Rusty Nails, and two with The Do Good Assassins. Do The Right Now is Ron’s 16th album of original material.
When Particles Collide
"Rock ‘n Roll is about singing and playing the truth so that we can all be a little more human, so that we can better understand ourselves through the power of rhythm, melody and verse.” — When Particles Collide believes this art form makes us all feel empowered, inspired, connected and unstoppable. In March of 2010 Sasha and Chris met when they were both cast in a Bangor Maine production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Sasha played guitar and Chris played drums. They fell in love with playing together and later just plain old fell in love.
In January of 2011 They played their first official show as When Particles Collide and since then have been on a non-stop rock ‘n roll adventure with a sound that is hard to pigeon-hole:

You're onto something great when you can deliver a straightforward pop nugget that pulls from Motown, heavy metal and equal parts Joan Jett and Nancy Sinatra.....punk rock fury, metal crescendos and delicate melodic turns...groovy, heavy pop, slick, hypnotic new wave (power pop? power wave?). — The Boston Herald 2016

Their new album “Fade to Gold” is set for release on September 21, 2018
Venue Information:
-The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/