Pale Criminal

Pale Criminal

Mississippi Bends, Lofi Life

Sun, September 30, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

This event is 19 and over

Pale Criminal
Pale Criminal
James Paul is best known for his work as an engineer and producer of Canadian roots and indie music. Few now recall him as the songwriter and voice of Pale Criminal. After all, the last Pale release was a cassette in 1990. He thinks it's time to change that.
Mississippi Bends
Mississippi Bends
We're not from Mississippi... or anywhere close to that... but some of the greatest "Americana" artists are Canadian. We're a Canadian Duo with that 'Hamilton Guitar Sound"





Having said that, I wouldn't say that we're "Americana" by today's description. I think of Neil Young, The Band, The Faces, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Ryan Adams to be Americana... and Many Others. I liked to say Mississippi Bends is more "North Americana".

It's roots rock, it's alt-country, it's swamp rock all with a slight edge towards ambient/textural and rock guitar. Sort of what the Faces, Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) Trapeze and other UK Bands in the early 70's were trying to capture of the American South.

The name "Mississippi Bends" actually has completely different origins but... it's not specific to the State of Mississippi but rather the River Bends - it's like travelling the US and encountering different sounds from different parts. From the south to the Midwest to the north. I like to say that we sound like Folk Art.
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca