THE SIMPLY SAUCER TOURING REVUE
A three-day tour
celebrating the legacy of Ontario proto-punk pioneers Simply Saucer and their
classic album, Cyborgs Revisited.
and Hybrid Moments
Thursday March 1 —Toronto @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
** CD release for Edgar Breau’s Patches of Blue **
9pm • Ticket $8 adv (Rotate This & Soundscapes), $10 door
Friday March 2 — Hamilton @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James Street North
** Simply Saucer full band performance! **
9pm • Ticket $$ TBA
Saturday March 3 — Guelph @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonell Street
Co-presented with Kazoo!
9pm • ** Free admission **
About the Simply Saucer Touring Revue
Simply Saucer are true living legends in the Canadian music community. First emerging from the steel belt town of Hamilton, Ontario in 1973, the Saucer were unlike any other band on the scene at that time – influenced by The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, they were possibly the only Canadian band in the proto-punk movement, a north of the border equivalent to Pere Ubu and the Cleveland scene.
After moving to Toronto and being a part of the punk rock explosion, Simply Saucer called in quits in 1979. Their lone album Cyborgs Revisited inspired a generation of Canadian underground musicians, especially after its re-release by Sonic Unyon Records in 2003. Simply Saucer re-united in 2006, and the band remains active to this day. Cyborgs Revisited is rightly considered one of the greatest Canadian albums of all time, and songs such as “Bulletproof Nothing” and “Dance the Mutation” are undisputed classics. Frontman Edgar Breau has also maintained a fruitful parallel career as a solo singer/songwriter.
The Simply Saucer Touring Revue is the brainchild of Derek Westerholm, musician with Karaoke and The Creeping Nobodies, host/programmer of No Beat Radio on CIUT 89.5 FM and founding member of the Wavelength collective. A weekend long tour to three Southern Ontario cities, the Revue will celebrate the legacy and influence of Simply Saucer, as all the artists on the bill will perform material from Cyborgs Revisited alongside their own material. Saucer frontman Edgar Breau will be joined on-stage by Toronto psychedelic rock enemble Ghostlight, the improvisational alter ego of Canadian shoegaze pioneers Mean Red Spiders. The full Simply Saucer band will appear at the March 2nd Hamilton show only. Opening sets will feature two Toronto electric guitar duos: Karaoke (Michelle Breslin and Derek Westerholm) and Hybrid Moments (Matt Vocabulary and Wavelength founder Jonny Dovercourt).