By Christine Leonard
CALGARY – The revolution will not be televised, so you’d best buy a ticket to the live event. In this case, institutions and assumptions will be overthrown with electronic fervour of heady beats and digitized impulses. Appropriately assigned to Dais Records, Scottish-born street preacher Drew McDowall will be conducting his mass exodus from the drudgery of preconceived notions of schools and styles. Bending wires to his will, the veteran of boundary-breaching art punk bands like Psychic TV, Poems and Coil, has become a solo performer who is notable for not only his pedigree but for his his ability to create immersive conceptual rituals. Dynamic explorations that grab concertgoers by the senses and refuse to let go. Celebrating the September release of his template twisting album, The Third Helix, resident New Yorker McDowall is embarking on a multi-city tour that will introduce established fans and newcomers alike his dark yet liberating adventures in ambient deconstruction. Opening for McDowell and his ensorcelling atmosphere, electronic impressionist Hiro
Kone (a.k.a. Nicky Mao) will be joining the fray with her custom-fit arsenal of rippling rhythms and channel-crossing melodies. Revered for her immaculate layering of tech-noir textures and modulated moods, Kone will have the venue reverberating to the rafters as she and McDowall lead their audience through a labyrinth of energized dance patterns and spectral meditations.
Drew McDowall will perform an all-ages show with Hiro Kone, Borys and DFH November 22 at Central United Church (Calgary), November 23 at 9910 (Edmonton), November 24 (Private Venue/TBA) in Vancouver, November 30-December 2 at the Recombinate Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Get tickets for the Calgary date here: https://www.showpass.com/drewmcdowall/Borys, Central United Church, DFH, Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone, psychic, Recombinate Festival