THE NATIONAL

Collective Concerts & Supercrawl Present

THE NATIONAL

Alvvays, Hayden, Jennifer Castle, Hannah Georgas

Sat, June 22, 2019

Doors: 2:30 pm

Pier 8

Hamilton, Ontario

$83 - $143

This event is all ages

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ALL AGES/19+ 
Kids 10 and under enter for free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

OUTDOOR SHOW - RAIN OR SHINE

Public on sale starts: Friday, March 8 at 10AM

The National has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing equity, dignity, and access to communities who need it

Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of The National’s forthcoming album. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase.


Alvvays
Alvvays
Alvvays is due to release its second full-length, Antisocialites, this September. The album is the much-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album which received accolades from Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone and more. Across its 10 tracks and 33 minutes the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin's wit is refracted through crystalline surf counterpoint. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, Alvvays has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage.

The band will be embarking this summer on an extensive world tour.
Hayden
Having spent nearly two decades creating uniquely affecting music defined by deep personal sentiment and attracting listeners across musical genres, Hayden now signs to Arts & Crafts for the release of his seventh full-length record, Us Alone.

Joining Arts & Crafts marks a new beginning for Hayden, who was inspired to return to writing and take things more seriously after being informed by a fan that his Wikipedia page listed him as deceased.

"I was dead six months before anyone noticed," the songwriter muses.

"Don't get me wrong," Hayden continues. "I've always taken the music extremely seriously, but I've definitely made a few promotional missteps... One example would be not doing a single show or interview for my last record. Yes, I put out a record in 2009..."

Since his emergence from Toronto's burgeoning alternative scene with 1995's now iconic Everything I Long For, Hayden has intrigued, both for his highly introspective personality and musical independence - performing most instruments on his records and almost always engineering, mixing, and producing as well as self-releasing on his own label, Hardwood Records.

Those skills and tendencies are again showcased on Us Alone, a sonically rich, beautifully textured return to form. Lyrically, Hayden also continues his strength in crafting stories that will range from the highly autobiographical ("Almost Everything") to strangely unsettling ("Just Give Me A Name"), and goes as far as leaving specific direction of what to do with his body when he dies ("Instructions"). "There isn't a particular recording story around this album," Hayden explains. "I didn't go record in a Norwegian Village or at the bottom of a shrimp vessel. I walked upstairs where every instrument has a microphone and hit record. And, as usual, the songs came together over a long period of time."

"I was moving away from so many records now (including some of my past work) where every song features an overwhelming number of instruments; it's often hard to replicate things like that live. I wanted the sound of five people walking into a room and playing a full set. With the exception of some stellar help from friends on a song or two, those five people were mostly just me..." Us Alone is a subtle, emotional and sonically warm journey written and performed by one of Canada's most consistent artists. A welcome addition to a brilliant career.
Jennifer Castle
Jennifer Castle
"Angels of Death" is the fifth full-length album by Ontario songwriter Jennifer Castle-her second for Ide Fixe (Canada) and first for Paradise of Bachelors (USA and the rest of the world).

A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, "Angels of Death" casts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic-minimalist country-soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations. Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow-up to the acclaimed "Pink City" (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings.
Venue Information:
Pier 8
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, Ontario
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