Reuben and the Dark
Performing in 2017: Block Heater!
Previously Performed in: 2015, 2012
(Calgary, AB) Alternative, Folk, Indie
Performing February 10 at The Lantern Church at 8:15 - 9:30 pm.
Performing February 10 at The Lantern Church at 10 - 12 pm.
Reuben and the Dark are local heroes for a good reason. Sure, their musicianship, songs and live shows have set them apart and created a stir, but they are more than just this week’s buzz band; they are the real deal. Reuben Bullock's dark lyrics are beautifully held aloft by shimmering guitar textures, layered harmonies and thoughtfully orchestrated arrangements, and the band’s dynamic live shows skilfully run the gamut from quiet, spare moments to rousing rock anthems.
RATD’s songs move listeners like an abandoned, heartbroken widower is moved through the stages of grief: unconsciously, naturally and cathartically. The band’s album, Funeral Sky, conjures images aptly fitting their music: moody, dramatic and infinitely mesmerizing. Misery, joy, darkness and light: one exists as part of the other. Let the procession begin.