Zoilus by Carl Wilson

Songs for Jesse Presley: Wednesday night

November 9th, 2009

Hey you guys! This Wednesday night (Nov. 11), Zoilus and The Power Plant contemporary-art gallery co-present “Songs for Jesse Presley,” an evening at the Music Gallery in Toronto with singer-songwriter Joe Pernice, Toronto rapper D-Sisive and detourned-music collective The Reveries.

The show is named after Elvis’s stillborn twin and inspired by the Power Plant’s current exhibit, “Same Same,” by Candice Breitz, which includes work about music and music fans, as well as videos about identical twins. All of the artists are going to play covers of favourite and formative influences, reflecting on the ways their own musical identities have been constituted out of exterior models, just as we all fashion ourselves from what we aspire to be and what we are not, breeding hybrid selves left and right. But it’ll also just be a terrific night of music with a bunch of the city’s most fertile music talents.

Join us. Tickets are $10, available in advance at Soundscapes, the Power Plant or Wed. night at the Music Gallery door, which opens at 8 pm, show promptly at 9 pm.

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  2. Joe says:

    This was a rather enjoyable night. Thanks, Carl.

    I have some audio and a few scattered thoughts on the night posted now: http://mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.com/2009/11/gig-songs-for-jesse-presley.html.

    Oh, also: what was the name of the suitcase percussionist playing with The Reveries? I didn’t catch it in the intro.

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