WOLF PARADE at the Crofoot Ballroom

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $18 (buy tickets)

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EXPO 86! OMFG!

What is it?! What ISN’T it?

It’s two (2) things!

It’s the name of Wolf Parade’s third LP, out now.

And it’s the catchy name of the World’s Fair held in Vancouver, summer of 1986, where five young boys first became friends, just outside the Cars of the Future exhibit, and made a SECRET PACT (whoa!) to meet up in the early 2000s (wha?)—somewhere cool, like Africa or even the moon by then”-to form a rock band! ROCK BAND! With guitars and guitar solos and synthesizers! They would call it Wolf Parade! What a bodacious name!

The result is a complex matrix of components and modules that, thanks to the collective efforts of each band member, never feels labored or fussy. This collaboration isn’t just a work ethic—the band’s many offshoots, side projects, and domestic ventures have taken each of them far from their home base in Montreal for extended periods, compressing their time as a functioning unit. “It’s hard enough to get us all in the same room at the same time,” Spencer Krug said of the band’s approach, “so when we do get to write songs there isn’t really time for our egos to get in the way.”

 

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