Tokyo Police Club

AdHoc Presents

Tokyo Police Club

Honduras, Dizzy

March 12th

8:00 pm

Warsaw

$20 - $25

This event is all ages

Tokyo Police Club
Tokyo Police Club
In January 2017, Tokyo Police Club embarked on a triumphant tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut EP, A Lesson In Crime. It was the cherry on top of a decade that saw the Toronto quartet drive three vans into the ground while touring with the likes of Weezer and Foster The People, gracing the stage of virtually every major festival in North America and Europe, and playing countless, ecstatically received sets, in venues of every size and description. They were also on an episode of 'Desperate Housewives' one timeit's a long story.

The tour ended with a sweat-soaked and joyous encore, with the band joined onstage by support act Charly Bliss, who actually met at a Tokyo Police Club concert years before. "If you were making a movie about us for some reason, you couldn't come up with a better climactic scene," says keyboardist Graham Wright. "It felt like the perfect ending."

Except that instead of fading satisfyingly to black, the band got in a van and drove home, their next steps suddenly uncertain.

"We always felt like we were on some specific mission, working towards one specific goal", says frontman David Monks. "Then I got home and looked around and realized that for the first time I wasn't sure what the goal was supposed to be. And I didn't know if that was terrifying or actually kind of exhilarating."

"At various times I think all of us were just about ready to pack it in", adds Wright. "It really felt like maybe that was it. It was a nice round number, ten years, so the idea of making some kind of graceful exit was really attractive. And for me at least, making peace with the idea of this being The End turned out to be incredibly freeing."

Without a specific plan, the band convened at a converted church in rural Ontario, far from the busy cities where they'd written and recorded all of their previous work. Isolated from everything beside their instruments, they spent their days cooking together and playing cards in between jamming on the expansive new songs that Monks was turning out a fevered pace - among others. "One time we learned a bunch of Strokes songs. Another time we just played every song we could remember from our high school band," says drummer Greg Alsop. "More than anything else, it was fun."

The freewheeling sessions lasted the length of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018 the band decamped to Los Angeles to record with Rob Schnapf, who produced the band's acclaimed 2010 LP, Champ. The resulting album will be released later this year, and the band are united in their eager anticipation. "It's fucking corny to talk about fresh beginnings or whatever", says Monks. "So I'll just say that it finally feels like we're not trying to follow somebody else's map or reach for a specific brass ring. And it's an amazing feeling."

Guitarist Josh Hook sums it up best when he says, "you do anything for long enough and it starts to feel hard to get excited. But I think we're more excited now than we've ever been."
Honduras
Honduras
Friends since childhood, Patrick Phillips (vocals/guitar) and Tyson Moore (lead guitar) found each other again in a Brooklyn basement where they began writing much of what would become Honduras' early material. Inspired by late 70’s punk, but mixing in aspects of garage and indie, Honduras played Brooklyn’s DIY venue scene tirelessly and garnered a reputation for amazing live performances, with comparisons to bands like Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks. Josh Wehle (drums) and Paul Lizarraga (bass) round out the band’s signature polished edge. Their more recent writing has included elements of krautrock and psych to their already energetic tracks for an intellectually developed sound. While picking up additional attention from serious tastemakers like Rolling Stone, NME, Noisey, Impose, and Fader, the group has shared stages like Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg with notable acts like Interpol, Blur, Silversun Pickups, Metz, Fidlar, Twin Peaks, Drowners and the Kaiser Chiefs. Honduras' song Paralyzed has been in rotation on Sirius XMU throughout the past year as well as various college radio stations. The band started national touring in 2015 supporting Oberhofer and have since supported other notables such as Sunflower Bean, The Helio Sequence, Mothers, and Methyl Ethyl. In June of 2016 they will be on a North American tour with legendary Brooklyn DIY punk band The So So Glos. Honduras is currently supporting the release of their latest EP, Gathering Rust, which premiered on NME and Noisey and has garnered critical acclaim.
Dizzy
Dizzy
In the suburbs, life moves at a slower pace; routine is valued and gossip fuels the local news. Strip malls, skate parks, Arizona iced tea out of the corner store fridge – stuck in between highways.

Dizzy – a band from the suburb of Oshawa, Ontario - are three brothers - Charlie, Alex and Mackenzie Spencer and their friend Katie Munshaw, who made music to combat the anxieties of the vortex of boredom. Like anyone growing up in the digital age, the band went to basement parties, discovered social media, scraped their knees, fell in love, and felt insecure. For Dizzy, though, having the suburbs as their playground for experience encouraged them to explore music and art outside of what was right in front of them - and to create their own.

"Oshawa is dense. We all grew up in modern suburbia so there’s an arm’s length between my neighbour’s house and mine.” Said Munshaw. “Making music always stemmed from my being overly sensitive about everything, so when you’re that close to so many people you’re bound to meet the essential characters that screw you up enough to start writing about them. Oshawa introduced me to friendship and heartache and change while keeping me bored enough to sit at home and write about it.”

Dizzy pen story-songs that are reflective of coming of age in suburbia. Their first entry is “Stars and Moons” - out October 13th, 2017 via Royal Mountain Records and Canvasback – which was produced by Grammy-nominee Damian Taylor (Arcade Fire, Bjork, The Killers). Stay tuned for more music from Dizzy in 2018.
Venue Information:
Warsaw
261 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
http://www.warsawconcerts.com