Sievi, Upper Lakes and Citysleep
Sievi, Upper Lakes and Citysleep.
Live music at Commonwealth Bar & Stage Saturday August 25th.
*In the Basement*
Doors are open at 7pm show starts at 730. $10 at the door.
Performing and creating music under the title ‘Sievi’, Zach Howie, is an electronic musician from Calgary AB, Canada who creates downtempo and electronica with a natural organic and human feel. With his first music release as a solo musician, the debut EP titled ‘Rebirth’, released on Jan 20th of 2018. An integral part of Sievi’s sound is the use of organic samples that are meticulously recorded from all over Canada’s boundless and captivating environments which are repurposed into percussive and melodic sounds that can be heard through out ‘Rebirth’. Sievi is a blend of the digitized modern world and the natural living environment that surrounds it. All instruments, recordings and mixing on ‘Rebirth’ with the exception to the acoustic drums (Performed by Joel Jeschke) were performed and done by Sievi (Zach Howie).
Some artist Sievi sounds similar to are: Tycho, Battles, Bonobo, Sigur Ros and Bjork.
Upper Lakes is a three piece Edmonton alternative band with pop and experimental influences. Their sound is defined by heavy use of synthesizer and samplers. One could say their songs range from heavy alternative rock, to melodic sombre piano ballads; a typical Upper Lakes’ track aims to both push the boundaries of their creative expression while still maintaining a familiar alternative sound. Upper Lakes have been supporting the local music scene and establishing a strong and loyal fan base, having played many energetic shows at Edmonton’s core venues.
Citysleep is an open electronic collaboration project between synth-pop artist Dexter Mabanta and singer/songwriter Jerrick Dela Rosa