Astorino's gets Minty with the Evaporators, Tough Age
Now settled into it's semi-permanent home at Astorino's, the Safe Amplification Site Society has cooked up two of it's more high profile all-ages gigs for this weekend.
On Saturday (September 7), Byron Slack of Invasives joins Nomeansno's Tom Holliston for a "rare acoustic set" at the Commercial Drive supper club.
The following night (September 8), Nardwuar brings both the Evaporators and Thee Goblins to Astorino's for a free—that's right, free—all-ages throwdown.
Joining the Nard is one of Mint Records' newest signings, garage rockers Tough Age—a band led by Korean Gut's Jarrett K, who was one of the founders of SASS, giving Saturday's show a nice triangular symmetry. And who doesn't like triangles?
"We've been fans of Jarrett's other projects for quite some time now," Mint Records' Shena Yoshida told the Straight. "So when (Mint label mate) Jay Arner told us about the completed record, we were really excited to hear it. The band works really hard and is made up of lovely people, so we were more than happy to help get it out there."
Yoshida and her crew are so happy, in fact, that they sent us a link to the band's debut single for the label, "Sea of White".
Mint releases the Tough Age album in November.