Starlite Room and Temple | Doors at 8:00pm, show at 9:00pm. No Minors. | $22.50 advance | Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT)
Led by frontwoman Kristen Cudmore, Toronto’s Language Arts marries a dizzying array of genres to create endearing and toe tappingly-addictive rock. Alongside bandmates, drummer Neil MacIntosh, and keyboardist Joel Visentin, Language Arts brings together a combination of technical virtuosity and a stalwart creative spirit.
Their sophomore album Able Island pays homage to their home, Nova scotia, inspired by the mystique of Sable Island. Recorded across Canada in a myriad of locations – everything from basements, hotels, alleyways, and cottages – the result is DIY in its truest form, delving in to family roots and the mystery of the sea; loneliness and depression; the drifting between waking life and the fantasy of what life would be.