Doors at 7:30, music at 8:30pm. 19+.
The Wet Secrets
A six piece rock’n’roll dance band that plays the kind of music you could expect to hear if The Stranglers piggybacked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass through the Rose Parade. Swampy basslines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy hornsticks, keys, congas & vocal harmonies galore.
Formed on a dare by Lyle Bell, Trevor Anderson and Kim Rackel, the bass and horn-heavy group burst onto the scene with 2006’s A Whale of a Cow. Written and recorded within one week of the band’s formation, the album was a clarion call to anyone within earshot that The Wet Secrets had arrived.
After a hiatus spent focusing on other projects the band released a deceptively sunny new album, Free Candy, in early 2014. Free Candy marks a dramatic leap forward for the band in both songwriting and attitude, with the addition of local psych-pop wizard Paul Arnusch (Faunts/Whitsundays), wunderkind Emma Frazier, and, most recently, the saxophone-swingin’ timbale tickler Christan Maslyk.
“The Wet Secrets are the best rock ‘n’ roll band to ever come out of Edmonton, and one of the best ever from Alberta.” – Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3 / CBC Music
We Were Lovers
Opening for The Wet Secrets will be We Were Lovers, known for their dancey beats, swirling atmospheric guitars, and dynamic synths they convey a wide array of moods and themes, as strong female vocals wrap stories of love and loss around catchy melodies. Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have mastered a pop balance infusing electro, dreamy, rock and disco elements and have an undeniable connection that radiates from the stage.