Ides of Gemini

Photo Gallery: Ides of Gemini + Clay Rendering at Media Club, Vancouver 18 July 2015

Given the apparently notorious whimsy of border officials who screen touring bands attempting to enter Canada via B.C., the delayed arrival of Los Angeles headliners Ides of Gemini* – making their first-ever headlining appearance in Vancouver – was met with relief by the modest crowd assembled at The Media Club this past Saturday. (Only weekend traffic volume was to blame for the delay; and turnout was likely affected by the show date coinciding with Armstrong MetalFest.)

Ides of Gemini

Ides of Gemini

Also performing were: Vancouver’s experimental-noise outfit Elevator Compactor, which opened with an intense salvo of performance art-noise generated by contact mic and John Matter’s paint-daubed hands; sludgy doom-mongers Olde Worlde Nudists making their live debut (which, sadly, we had to miss it in order to conduct an interview); and L.A. coldwave duo Clay Rendering, whose minimalist compositions best complement both Ides’ austere percussive approach and the haunting, ethereal voice of singer Sera Timms.

*Check back later this week for our interview with Ides of Gemini guitarist, J. Bennett!