Thu, Jul 20|
Sorting Gap Marina
Goodnight Sunrise w/ Skye Wallace
Join Tour de Fort for a rock 'n roll party under the big tent at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship!
Time & Location
Jul 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Sorting Gap Marina, 101 Front St, Fort Frances, ON P9A 1A3, Canada
About The Event
Skye Wallace is what happens when a trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes music that makes you feel excited.
With a skill in carving melodies and shreddable moments from rock foundations, Skye Wallace is also an expert at proving herself in every room, at every turn. The guitar-slinging Canadian road warrior has honed a visceral and honest sound, permeating equal parts Courtney Barnett, Patti Smith, and Neil Young’s Marshall Stack era. A live show from Skye and her band is guaranteed to make you let loose and feel something.
New album Terribly Good, Wallace’s Six Shooter Records debut, is a candid self-own - tender in purpose, yet tough in process. Throughout the collection, listeners are there in the room with a view of the mirror while Skye stares down the harder takes and owns her mistakes.
The album is bookended by songs that ride the turbulence of Wallace’s inner voyage through spiralling galaxies. Opener “Tooth & Nail” sets a grungy, determined tone, in which Wallace grits her teeth and turns frustrations into superpowers. That grinding, tenacious spirit is shot through the collection, culminating in album closer “Tear A Piece (Bite Me),” an acerbic double dog dare, a send off and take down of those who keep the gates shut.
Shaped by an upbringing of constant motion, and a career that has seen her tour the country endlessly with respected acts such as Matt Mays and Crown Lands, Wallace is at home with the idea that change, especially in oneself, is a constant. This truism, equal parts empirical and emotional, has shaped these new songs, finished during lockdown but dealing with a time when staying in one place was wishful thinking. For Wallace, there’s both comfort and conflict in remembering and reconciling the versions of herself formed at the many stops along the way.
Goodnight Sunrise is a high energy female-fronted band from Toronto, and glow sticks, confetti cannons, and shredding keytar solos are all part of the show!
Formed in 2011 by David Kochberg and Vanessa Vakharia, they recorded their first EP Fragments as a three piece, leading to festival performances at the 2012 Canadian Music Week and North by Northeast.
Veterans of of 400 shows, playing Wapiti Fest, and opening for the likes of Bon Jovi, Sheepdogs, Theory of a Deadman, and Death From Above 1979, Goodnight Sunrise are one of Canada's most high energy live acts!
Their most recent record Against All Odds was released in October 2022, and features Duncan Coutts (bass) and Jonathan Pierce (drum) of Canadian rock royalty Our Lady Peace. Produced by Brian Moncarz (Our Lady Peace, The Trews, Moneen), and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, Black Keys, Elvis Costello), Against All Odds "achieves one of the band's most longstanding goals: to capture on record the feeling of being at one of their live shows"
Against All Odds "is defined by hooky choruses, arena-sized drums, heavy guitars, ripping solos, soaring harmonies, and gang vocals."(canadianbeats.ca) Inspired sonically by thh Foo Fighters, the Pretty Reckless, and Jimmy Eat World, Vakharia and Kochberg describe the album as "a salute to the rock music that inspired us, both musically an dalso as a voice for the misfits of the word that push back against het status quo."