Raincity and The History of Gunpowder at The Fox Cabaret!

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Raincity and The History of Gunpowder at The Fox Cabaret!

At long last! Raincity and The History will be playing together at the Fox!

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Fox Cabaret 2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9 Canada

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The History of Gunpowder //


The History of Gunpowder is a freak-out ensemble from Montreal, now based in Vancouver, with an ever-changing cast of members that put on unpredictable, chaotic live shows. A staple of the Canadian live scene, The History is devoted to constantly pushing the envelope on stage and in the studio and has built a community around them that consists of some of the best musicians in Canada. They are set to release a string of live-videos and works from a residency project of compositions centered around a 19th century pipe organ in anticipation of their upcoming record, The Epileptic Vol. II, supporting a 2022 European Tour. The group’s line up is expanding to reach new musical heights along with a different featured artist that makes an appearance every show, ensuring a unique experience every time they hit the stage.


Voted #6 in the TOP 10 BEST BANDS IN MONTREAL category in Cult Magazine

"Ive had the pleasure of witnessing the insanely creative and powerful force which is History of Gunpowder. From Alex's emotive and jaw-dropping vocals to the bands energy and crowd interaction, H.O.G stands out in the Canadian music scene as a top tier act not to be missed!"

- Tayo Branston ~ Five Alarm Funk

"This is a band with a reputation for explosive psychedelia and freaky theatrics, but while there were no surprise drop-ins from burlesque artists at this particular gig, guitarist and vocalist Alex James Morison brought plenty of thunder with his own strings, howls, and showmanship. With the throat of Nick Cave and the wardrobe of a zoot suit scarecrow, Morison stalks the stage like he’s possessed by his guitar, wandering feverishly through the many twists and turns of songs like the dynamic highlight and set-closer 'Buenos Aires'."

- Dan Corber, Montreal Rocks, June

"Frontman Alex Morison’s voice has become something both horrifying and enthralling. For a man under fifty to have beaten his throat into such a state inspires strong awe, mild concern, and just a hint of jealousy – his suffering voice conveys disdain brilliantly. The images he breathes carry connotations of misery, vice, trickery, and guilt posing as aggression; the images he breathes very nearly fit the “whiskey band” stereotype but betray a deeper poeticism, inspired by all the writers you claim to love but secretly find impenetrable. After years of depreciating in traditional beauty and appreciating in aesthetic roughness, he has finally hit the point of no return and it is truly glorious."

- John Julius, Beatroute Magazine,

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk39z0JGsTM

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Uf58g9TxeexyAuVyBXcSa

Raincity //


Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences including Moon Hooch, Amy Winehouse, Queen, and RAGE. They have opened for acts such as Our Lady Peace, Bif Naked, and Five Alarm Funk on stages such as the Commodore Ballroom and The Bill Reid Amphitheatre which hosted over 50,000 attendees.

Raincity first came together as a jazz trio in 2016, known then as ‘Raincity Blue’ before growing to a 5-piece. During their career Raincity has performed at a number of festivals including Rifflandia, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canadian Music Week, and Bellingham Downtown Sounds where they opened for Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band. They were the winners of The Roxy Launch Project, the Rock the Mic competition, Music Heals Covers for a Cause, and Live Acts Best in Vancouver Contest throughout 2018 and 2019. Raincity is grateful to have been supported several times by FACTOR and Creative BC.

Music Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8j4BR_eZcw

Nik Focht //