Sam Roberts Band

A Funtime Presents Event

Sam Roberts Band

Kasador

Sat, December 30, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

Town Ballroom

Buffalo, NY

$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets at the Door

No one under 12 admitted. Minors under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Government issued identification is required for entry. No exceptions.

Sam Roberts Band
Sam Roberts Band
In March of 2016, Sam Roberts Band holed themselves up at the Bathouse,The Tragically Hip's studio near Kingston, Ontario to record their sixth full-length album, TerraForm. They went in with the lake still covered by ice and emerged 4 weeks later, in the first days of spring, bearing with them new music...

In co-producer Graham Walsh of H*ly F*ck, the band found not just a kindred spirit, but someone willing to lead them away from well-trodden paths and into new, uncertain terrain: "Graham always pushed the sonic elements of the songs to the limit...tweaking sounds until they contributed more than just the sum of their parts...using sound to create emotion in the same way that words and melody can," says SRB frontman and songwriter, Sam Roberts. "Not to mention that he was forced to live under the same roof as us and lived to tell the tale!"

The album takes flight with the title track TerraForm, a story of escape from the ashes of a dying world. "Terraforming is the idea of going to another planet and making it viable for humans. For this record, I saw it as planting the seeds for that same sort of renewal in your own life – that regardless of how much you have broken the parts of your life along the way, there is always a chance to start over... for yourself and the people you care about" says Roberts. "Most of these songs are love songs, but love songs that grapple with it's many faces - beautiful and ugly, healing and destructive."

FIEND looks back through the years, identifying LOVE as the one constant that binds us, while Black Spark shine's light on the cryptic, shadowy web that love can weave in both heart and mind. Tourist Trap takes on a cosmic love triangle between constellations, just as the House Inside holds up an unclouded mirror to the daily reality of making a family work. "It's about never giving up on your family, no matter what life throws at you or whatever paths, destructive or not, you choose to walk as an individual - you have to recognize that it all comes back to the people you're sharing your life with," Roberts says.

If the TerraForm story begins in the dust and ashes and the quest for a new home, the lead single If You Want It speaks to the self-destructive forces that helped drive us towards calamity. "The protagonist of the song, compelled by greed and driven to crime, embarks on a trip to hell...and hopefully back again," says Roberts. In Roll With The Spirits, we are duped by the soothing promises of a Snake-Oil peddler, selling happiness by the pound...Things break down, then they crack. The album closes with Spring Fever and the sounds of life bubbling back to the surface. We've come full-circle, we have a chance to do it all over again. In the chorus Roberts sings "We're on our way... Don't know where we're going but we're here today." An acknowledgement that the future is a web of unknown possibilities but that we have the gift of being alive right now!
Kasador
Kasador (Will Hunter, Cam Wyatt, Boris Baker, Nick Babcock, Julien Laferrière) are a 5-piece indie rock band from Kingston Ontario. Born out of a university town, Kasador brings the energy of a party to the stage and into the audience. This energetic stage show has captured the attention of fans and promoters alike, and has placed Kasador on bills with such Canadian greats as Walk Off The Earth, Arkells, July Talk, Wintersleep, Matt Mays, U.S.S, Current Swell and Sam Roberts Band.


On September 13th 2016, Kasador released their highly anticipated self-titled debut EP. Recorded at The Bathouse located just outside of Kingston with Engineer and Co-Producer Nyles Spencer (Half Moon Run, The Tragically Hip, Arkells, The Trews), mixed by Juno award winning engineer Dan Brodbeck, and mastered by Noah Mitz (Arkells, The Constantines, Broken Social Scene). The EP has had a strong reception, with radio play from The Edge (Toronto), CBC Radio 1 and The Drive (Kingston) with their songs 'Neighbourhood' and 'Talk About It'.

Kasador has been on the road through 2017 promoting their EP and writing new material. As the summer festivals started to wind down, Kasador went back into The Bathouse recording studio to work on new material. The band is on pace to have new music by fall 2017.
Venue Information:
Town Ballroom
681 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203
http://www.townballroom.com/