with Jaunt and Ginla
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Vinyl Lounge, All Ages
Free w/ $5 Suggested Donation
We all know how these band biographies go, right? Friends meet in high school, start jamming, form band in parents’ garage and everyone lives happily ever after.
Well Goodbye Honolulu DID meet in high school but they didn’t just form one band. They formed 5 individual projects and started their own record label while still in school, the 100% local Toronto label Fried Records. While other kids were cramming for exams or wasting away playing video games, the Goodbye Honolulu boys were busy playing in bars (attempting to sneak their underage friends in), honing their live skills, writing songs and self releasing multiple albums a year.
These teenage years were laying the foundations and as they hit their 20s Emmett, Jacob, Fox and Max decided to join forces and focus their song-writing and energy to one project, say “hello” to Goodbye Honolulu.
Goodbye Honolulu, evoke a 90s slacker vibe mixing vintage garage rock n roll history with modern elements, it’s not exactly pop and it’s not exactly punk, the Toronto natives are for fans of the Black Lips, Cage the Elephant and Ty Segall.
Goodbye Honolulu is best known for their live shows and in best form when every member is screaming their heads off with shout along choruses. Whether it’s Emmett’s fuzz-layered guitar, Jacob’s gnarly vocals, Fox’s Bowie-inspired vocal inflections or Max beating his drum kit to death, Goodbye Honolulu make their audience the VIP guests to their rock n roll party.
Highlights of Goodbye Honolulu’s ride so far include a USA tour supporting their pals Hinds and releasing their debut album Heavy Goldin 2016.
“Jaunt are part of an interconnected group of musicians that includes Daniel Caesar, River Tiber, BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson (two of four Jaunt members play in Wilson’s band) who meld pop, should, jazz, R&B and indie rock. Their upcoming EP blends even more influences than their Usher and Alicia Keys-referencing 2016 release, Chat, intersecting male and female vocals with funky Prince synths, quietly virtuosic percussion and the occasional guitar solo.” - NOW Magazine
Ginla is the cross-border collaboration between Jon Nellen and Joe Manzoli. The duo originally met in 2012 while recording with Nick Hakim for his first two EPs. After cutting their teeth as sidemen for Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) and Lorely Rodriguez (Empress Of) the boys set out to start a new project distinctly their own. ginla’s self-titled debut EP was released less than a year ago on Terrible Records. Their intimate, homespun synth-pop reflected disparate influences and emotions: dream-pop, drum’n’bass, elation and isolation — these contradictions are what make Ginla tick.