Venue: Warehouse Concert Hall Time: Friday 11pm Category: Music City of Origin: Toronto, ON Price: $10 or Festival Pass
A dance rock trio with lasers, jump suits, & an uplifting, infectious, joyful sound.
Communism has been playing for 4 years mostly in Toronto, but also from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, and The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. Their debt album Get Down Get Together was released in September 2016. They’ve recently added lasers, smoke, and video projections to amplify the wild party aspect of their wide range of entertainment elements.
Exclaim 2017 07 17 “— their songs are simpatico with the folksingers’ message: Reminding us to “Take Care of Each Other” and to forgive one another (“Forgiveness”); they sung of missing bees (“Bye Bees”) and taking aim at “Crapitalism.” Their lyrics would sound a bit lecture-y if Communism weren’t such a fun humanist dance party, which it is. Led by Don Kerr on drums (he plays in the Rheostatics and Ron Sexsmith’s band, and has produced countless records), with Kevin Lacroix on bass and newcomer (to the band) Kurt Swinghammer on guitar.”
Fuji Rock Express 2017 07 30 – ”
That’s some smart songwriting
Toronto-trio, Communism, was one of the best unexpected performances at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival. Lead by multi-instrumentalist, Don Kerr, who sets his drum kit directly in the middle of the stage, and taps out a rhythm as well as laying on the crooning vocals…Communism is definitely a band which deserves more attention and a larger audience.”
Don Kerr – drums, lead vocal
Kevin Lacroix – bass, vocal
Kurt Swinghammer – guitar, vocal
Craig Small – lasers, smoke, video