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Texas King

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Texas King

Loviet, Sam Cash

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The Casbah

306 King Street West

Hamilton, ON

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Texas King with special guests Loviet and Sameer Cash — Live at The Casbah!

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Texas King is your ride home. It’s what you listen to when you get on the bus, when you get off work and you’re driving home listening to the radio. Texas King are a live band that create a safe space for everyone to have a good time, a rock band that sweats charisma, the life of the party. But it’s not about Texas King, they’re not the hero. It’s about the fan – this is about their journey, what Texas King offer is the soundtrack to finding their way through life, their way home. Circa 2013, Jordan, Phil, Colin, and Melvin came together in London, Ontario to start putting together the hooks and high-kicks of what would eventually become their 2017 debut release Circles. Independently released, lead single "Boomerang" quickly became a fan favourite at shows and debuted on the Canadian rock charts at #14. The band toured relentlessly in 2018/19, criss-crossing the country opening for bands like The Sheepdogs or with friends in Royal Tusk, dropping into New York/Los Angeles/Chicago supporting Last Dinosaurs on sold out shows, and eventually finding their way through America and back across Canada with Big Wreck on a four-month tour at the end of 2019 – all culminating with a sold-out hometown headline show to celebrate. Over that time on the road and into last year, the guys shared a series of singles: "Greatest Mistake," "Giants," and "Chandelier" – which followed "Boomerang" onto the rock radio charts, peaking at #39 and currently tracking a half a million streams on Spotify. As we look back at the tread marks on the highway, all roads have led here – where we look out onto the horizon, the fog of COVID-19 slowly starting to clear, and the band midway through a six-song EP titled Changes with the first single "Not Myself" having just cracked Top 30 at Canadian radio. With the release date (December 2, 2021) deep in the year, the road ahead to tour and play shows is being paved. The map remains the same, unfolding along the creases, songs ready to claim their place on your playlist, on the radio, Texas King is what you listen to, to get you where you need to go.

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If 2020 was a rollercoaster, 2021 is the theme park. It’s the only way rock-pop singer-songwriter Loviet can explain it. The quick ride of last year’s three-song EP Everyone Knows the Thrill When it's Over turned out to be just a taste of the expansive set her upcoming fall album has to offer. With this second release, she boldly introduces sound versatility to the speakers, lyrical variety to the ears and a burgeoning songwriter to the crowds. Loviet’s kept her signature, shimmery hooks and tell-all emotions rooted in party sweat, but mastered a cathartic flavour in all seven songs she wrote, sang and produced during 2020’s planet-wide period of self-reflection. Led by the lead single, “Dullshine”, the album’s romanticized teen memories, inner battles won and lost, and existential sparring with the future easily duet with classic ’90s grunge and ’80s synth on the side. The whole album’s nostalgic thread pulls together a generational gist wrapped in poetic power that anyone can relate to. As her body of work grows, it’s clear that Loviet’s here to take up some serious space on the edge of pop’s dancehall mold. A good measure of fuck-it undertones live in her exhales to help counterattack the industry's plastic and emphasize her see-through approach to real stories and guttural songs. It’s a deliberate move by an artist who wants to see where things can go before they close the gates. This is a tour of her theme park after all.

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Sameer Cash was raised on a diet of rock ’n’ roll records and Hindu fairy tales. His father, born to a large Catholic family in Scarborough, Ontario, left the suburbs to follow the ungovernable religion of 1980s post-punk. Cash’s mother, born among the mango trees of Kenya, by way of India, clung to her own upbringing through childhood memories and her mother’s cooking, seeking comfort and closure through many Canadian Prairie winters. Cash was born into an amalgamation of communities, converging at the point of least resistance: music (his father wrote and toured the world in various bands from the 1980s to 2010s, and his mother became a music manager, now in the industry for the past 30 years). These threads of identity are embedded in the delicate and powerful nine songs that make up the debut album from Sameer Cash. This City is an album about family and place, about friendships and how they get frayed. ‘When it gets too much, stay in touch with your mother and your high school band,’ he sings near the end of the album. There are intimate moments of quiet fortitude (“Driveway Moment”, “Easily”), rollicking blasts of glory (“Stay In Touch”, “Paralyzed”), and honest narratives on life and work in the city – a genre Cash has christened “gentrification ballads” (“This City”, “$3000”). This City is an ambitiously understated album that’ll soak you in melancholy and leave you out to dry in the sun. While surely a forerunner for one of 2020’s most exciting releases, Sameer Cash’s This City is a journey you’ve been telling yourself you need to make but just haven’t gotten around to. Now you can. Don’t worry though, Cash has done all the heavy lifting. All you have to do is push play.

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PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

The province of Ontario requires all attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, with final dosage administered at least 14 days before door time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED in compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020 and City of Hamilton Bylaws 20-155 and 20-202

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

This event is 19+. Valid government issued photo ID is required in order to enter. Door time, set times, and event schedule subject to change. Event subject to change in response to municipal and provincial public health guidelines.

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Performers

Texas King

Loviet, Sam Cash

Date and time

Location

The Casbah

306 King Street West

Hamilton, ON

Canada

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Refund policy

No Refunds

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Sonic Unyon is a Canadian indie record label, festival promoter, venue operator, and community partner in Hamilton, Ontario.

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