Silverstein

The Brass Monkey & spectrasonic.com present

Silverstein

Seaway, Like Pacific, Cedar Green

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Brass Monkey

Ottawa, ON

This event is 16 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Silverstein
Silverstein
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. After 5 full length albums, 3 EP's, a live album, mini album, and numerous 7" singles and collections, Silverstein have sold more than 1 million albums worldwide. The lineup has remained largely the same over their 12 years on the scene and features Shane Told (vocals), Paul Koehler (drums), Josh Bradford (guitar), Billy Hamilton (bass) and Paul-Marc Rousseau (guitar).

Silverstein has played more than 1500 shows in 34 countries, and have been a staple on many festivals and tours. They have been a part of Vans Warped Tour, Take Action!, Taste of Chaos, Rock Am Ring (Germany), Soundwave (Australia), Give it a Name (UK), and also co-founded the Scream It Like You Mean It tour in 2010.

Since 2003, Silverstein has remained consistent releasing full length albums every 2 years. They burst on the scene with When Broken Is Easily Fixed (2003) which would shape the scene to come with its dynamic approach of mellow clean tones contrasted with screaming and heavily distorted riffs. In 2005, their sophomore and best selling release Discovering The Waterfront was critically and fan acclaimed with more structure and melody, but still keeping the emotion Silverstein had become known for.

In 2007, the band worked with legendary producer Mark Trombino and released Arrivals & Departures. Sticking to a more stripped down rock sound that went against the slick sampled tones of many bands at the time, the album had 2 of their biggest songs, and a video in heavy rotation on MTV. 2009 brought back 'Discovering' producer Cameron Webb and a return to the bands early sound with A Shipwreck In The Sand, a high concept album that also tackled some political topics for the first time. The album brought a number of guest vocalists including Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats), Lights, and Scott Wade (Comeback Kid).

After a departure from Victory Records in 2010, the band came right back in 2011 with their 5th full length Rescue on indie giant Hopeless Records. With new producer Jordan Valeriote at the helm, the album featured some of the bands best performances and songs ever, with songs like "Forget Your Heart", "Burning Hearts", "The Artist" and "Sacrifice" all being successful singles.

Never a band to rest for long, Silverstein also released Short Songs in early 2012, a "mini album" featuring 11 original songs and 11 covers all under 90 seconds long. This release took the band back to their punk rock and hardcore roots and was a huge critical success garnering extremely positive reviews.
Seaway
Seaway
Evolution often happens at just the right time. Six years deep into their career, Seaway progress the patented pop punk prowess that put them on the map with sharper songcraft and a nod to the nineties on their third full-length record, Vacation [Pure Noise Entertainment]. The Ontario, Canada quintet—Patrick Carleton [rhythm guitar, co-vocals], Andrew Eichinger [lead guitar, backing vocals], Ryan Locke [lead vocals], Adam Shoji [bass], and Ken Taylor [drums]—confidently step up their game across the board, while maintaining the spark that ignited a fervent fan base.
“The new music still sounds like Seaway,” explains Andrew. “It’s got that party vibe, and it’s fun, but some of the songs are more mid-tempo. There are some more rock aspects influenced by bands we love like Weezer and Third Eye Blind. I felt like was just a matter of time before those influences came out. It’s pop punk at the end of the day. However, it’s just a little different. We sat down and talked about it. We had more time to put into this than in the past. It’s the first album where we weren’t juggling full-time jobs or school. It was a natural progression.”
It's one the boys have been working towards since their formation in 2011. Along the way, they released two energetic and explosive records—Hoser [2013] and Colour Blind [2015]—and churned out hits such as “Best Mistake” and “Sabrina The Teenage Bitch,” which both cracked the 1-million mark on Spotify. Consistently averaging over 160K streams per month, they toured with the likes of Simple Plan, Neck Deep, and Four Year Strong between landing acclaim from Alternative Press and more.
Coming off the road, they switched up the recording process by alternating extended pre-production sessions with different producers for the first time. After working with longtime collaborator Derek Hoffman in Canada during January, they retreated to Massachusetts for a week with Four Year Strong’s Alan Day before holing up in a Los Angeles studio to record with Mike Green [All Time Low, Sum 41, Pierce the Veil] and Kyle Black [Senses Fail, Five Seconds of Summer].
“We were very fortunate to work like this,” Andrew goes on. “The pre-production definitely helped polish the songs and make them what they are now. Because we had that time, being in L.A. was smooth sailing. We didn’t have to write that much in the studio. That was nice.”
The lead single “Apartment” opens the record with galloping guitar, fiery percussion, and an undeniable chant. He reveals, “I wrote that song about being at home when we’re not on tour—because you’re not there long enough to get a real job but you also don’t have anything to do. It’s the last couple of days before leaving for the road and spending time with a loved one or someone you’re in a relationship with.”
Then, there’s “Neurotic.” The skittering guitar splinters into a shimmering refrain that’s impossible to shake. “It’s a straight nineties alternative pop song,” he elaborates. “Some people think we’re rockstars living the rockstar life. We worked super hard to get to where we are. It’s about two sides of touring. When you’re gone, you wish you’re home. When you’re home, you wish you were on tour.”
Elsewhere, “Scatter My Ashes Along The Coast Or Don’t” [featuring Caleb Shomo] snaps from a guttural groove into a bludgeoning stomp. “We all contributed to the song lyrically, which was really cool,” he states. “That was a first. Because it was so collaborative, it felt right to put Caleb on the song. His voice was perfect.”
Ultimately, every element represents an evolution for Seaway as they arrive with their brightest, biggest, and boldest work to date.
“I want people to feel that we’ve progressed as a band,” Andrew leaves off. “We think this is the best form of Seaway we’ve been able to put out there. We hope people see that and have a good time while listening to it.”
Like Pacific
Like Pacific
"Stay pissed.

That's the calling card of Toronto pop punk group Like Pacific. Since 2010, the band has been developing its own unique space amongst its peers in pop punk's newest wave, channeling anger and frustration in lieu of sadness and defeatism. The lyrical sentiments are met by the band's sound, borrowing from early 2000's emo-drenched pop punk but with their own twist of hardcore ferocity.

Now, with the release of their self-titled EP on New Damage Records and Pure Noise Records, the Toronto five-piece plans to bring their angst-filled, anthemic songs to anyone who will hear them. Like Pacific has already gotten off to a fierce start in 2015, including tours with the likes of Vanna, A Loss For Words, Pentimento, and a festival appearance at Southeast Best. All this to be done before the year is even half over.

The band's tireless work ethic and unique spot in a crowded genre take centre stage in watching their growth, with their debut full length record on the horizon."
Cedar Green
Our band name comes from a concept that influenced the Native Americans. When disease overcame their tribes, in this time period they almost always died due to lack of medicine. Natives would strip the bark off Cedar trees because they held a powerfull anticipative that eliminated sickness. The Cedar Tree to the Native Americans was a symbol that stood for second chances and brute strength. We want to be that second chance and try to be as important as the Cedar Tree to our music scene.
Venue Information:
The Brass Monkey
250 Greenbank Road
Ottawa, ON, K2H 8X4
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