Alberta's No River visits Vernon's Gallery Vertigo Friday

Alberta's No River visits Vernon's Gallery Vertigo Friday

No River winds its way out west with a stop at Gallery Vertigo

Gallery Vertigo is presenting the band No River in an intimate concert at its location in downtown Vernon, Friday, July 13.

  • Jul. 8, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Gallery Vertigo is presenting the band No River in an intimate concert at its location in downtown Vernon, Friday, July 13.

The Alberta-based band is looking to ignite passions and burn barns over the summer, while extensively traveling the country’s primary and secondary highways.

Recently featured on CBC Radio’s Six Degrees of Separation, No River were the winners of Best Song Performance at the Calgary  Songwriting Competition (2012).

The band’s self-produced debut, Don’t Pray (2011), presents immersive songwriting encapsulated in a mix of warm tones, rich vocal harmonies, folk instrumentation, and haunting melodies. The record chronicles band members’ experiences living in a derelict turn-of-the-century Alberta farm house in the dead of winter.

Within the music, guitar, lap steel, Leslie powered organ, banjo, shimmering piano lines, and an unbroken rhythm section, provide the backdrop for both heartfelt and heavy vocal content and phrasings.

It is this diversity of instrumentation and arrangement that provide each song with a unique feeling and imagery.

The band’s performance at Vertigo, 3001-31st Ave. starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Bean Scene for $10 and at the door for $15.