Mister Heavenly at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Aug 19 2011
– photos by Anja Weber
Composed of Nick Thorburn (Islands/The Unicorns), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse) and sometimes actor Michael Cera, Mister Heavenly “draws inspiration from a shared love of 1950s vocal-based R&B classics by ensembles like the Penguins, the Platters, and the Moonglows, and also a fascination with ill-fated romance,” according to their Sub Pop page. The band is on tour in support of their just-released debut Out of Love.
Second opener WATERS is led by Van Pierszalowskia, formerly of Port O’Brien. City Slang will release the New York band’s album Out In the Light, produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, The Walkmen), on Sept 19.
Listen – WATERS, “O Holy Break of Day”:
We could find no info on the impossible-to-Google first band The Fax.
More Mister Heavenly Vancouver photos:
Photos – WATERS:
Photos – The Fax: