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Fri. October 4th 2019 - Fri. October 4th 2019 CAVITY Curiosity Shop (No Minors)
8:00pm - 11:00pm
$17 adv / $20 door
Presented by: VILA Presents

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Music: Punk / Metal / Hardcore
VILA Presents:
Pharmakon plus Griefer, EVENT

October 4th, 2019
Doors at 8pm
Cavity Curiousity Shop
All Ages
$17 adv / $20 door
Advance tickets available now at
http://bit.ly/PHARMAKONVIC

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Pharmakon || New York, NY ||
BC: https://pharmakon.bandcamp.com/music
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ix1aDOd7GSOeT9iqNh5KO

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from New York City based artist Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and the most intense output of her 12 plus years creating industrial noise. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony.

The album was recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform) and is the first Pharmakon album recorded live in studio. The A and B sides were each recorded as a continuous take with vocals from start to finish, marking a totally new process for the artist that allows the ferocity and immediacy of her live performance to resonate throughout. Devour also explores new sonic territory, with denser electronics, groovier hooks, and moments of her most unhinged vocal deliveries to date. As one of the premiere vanguards of modern industrial and power electronics, Chardiet continuously pushes the genres and everyone involved in them, and with the release of Devour, she has once again changed the game.

Griefer || Victoria, BC ||
live @ Subculture Club 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWmo4U6xz4

live @ Torment Is Flesh II (Portland, OR)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLPUjUe0NT8

live @ Vancouver Noise Fest V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D7F5s7qbFU

Event || Victoria, BC ||
gentle but firm pressure

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Please approach one of the show organizers if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable by any behaviour at the show.

This event will take place on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. As we focus on building artistic and cultural bridges, we acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

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