The revolution will not be televised, so you’d best buy a ticket to the live event. Bending wires to his will, the Scottish-born street preacher Drew McDowall and veteran of boundary-breaching art punk bands like Psychic TV, Poems and Coil, has become a solo performer notable for 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, McDowall is embarking on a multi-city tour that will introduce established fans and newcomers alike to 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.
Drew McDowall will perform an all-ages show with Hiro Kone, Borys and DFH Nov. 22 at Central United Church (Calgary) and Nov. 23 at 9910 (Edmonton).
Get tickets at www.showpass.com/drewmcdowall/Borys, Central United Church, DFH, Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone, Pulse