Phew / Xuan Ye / YlangYlang
Strangewaves is overjoyed to announce an incredibly special performance by a Japanese legend, alongside a Canadian artist whose passionate work is near and dear to so many hearts:
Phew (Tokyo, Japan)
Phew’s career began in the 70s when she fronted Osaka punk group Aunt Sally (who released one album on Vanity Records in 1979). Ryuichi Sakamoto produced Phew’s first solo release in 1980 and in 1981 Pass Records issued her debut LP, a classic featuring Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit of Can, and Conny Plank. She’s since collaborated with members of DAF, Neubauten, Boredoms and more. Her latest two solo LPs, Light Sleep & Voice Hardcore have received deep critical acclaim from The Wire, Pitchfork, Dusted Magazine and more.
YlangYlang is the long time moniker of artist Catherine Debard, a master of conjuring emotional reactions through her work. Her music is at once peaceful and startling, beautiful and dissonant. The true manifestation of Debard’s self, YlangYlang amplifies her soul through the PA, all resting on a nourishing bed of lush soundscapes and unforgettable melodies. Fresh from a tour of Europe, it’s time for Hamilton to welcome YlangYlang back with wide open arms.
Xuan Ye (Toronto)
Xuan Ye creates highly affecting works across multiple disciplines, sparking your spirit with sound, performance and visual presentation. A true treasure of the Toronto avant garde scene, Xuan Ye is making artistic waves across the globe.
$10 advance tickets available now online
$13 at door