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...dave kiss presents...

Mating Ritual ~ Loviet ~ The Jesters

Ages 21 and up
Friday, November 03
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

You’re invited to spend “An Evening With Mating Ritual”, featuring the brothers first full band show in 2 years, plus solo sets from both Ryan Ritual and Suede James. With special guest Lovie

Ryan Ritual
After writing, recording, and producing 5 albums in 5 years with his band Mating Ritual, Los Angeles based Ryan Ritual needed a break from his band and life as he knew it. Exhausted and sick of the desert heat, Ryan relocated to London in 2022 and began work on his first solo album, this time enlisting the help of producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen) at Strongroom Studios. The result is “The Weight Of Love”, an album that explores the emotional fallout of living entirely alone for the length of the pandemic. Sonically, Ryan pulled from his early 80’s music fandom and Strongroom’s impressive history as a palette for his distinct, hook driven songwriting.

Suede James
Suede James is the alias of producer/songwriter Taylor Lawhon, also known as half of the indie pop duo Mating Ritual. Drawing from his teenage love of 2000-2010’s French electro and house artists; Suede James creates heavy dance grooves beneath sweeping synth melodies and rhythmic chord structures.

A powerhouse of 90’s-tinged alternative/indie-pop, Loviet has established herself as one of Toronto, Canada’s brightest up-and-coming artists to watch in the 2020s. Praised for her “signature, shimmery hooks with emotionally honest lyrics” (Notion) and “addictive, retro pop-rock…a polished, highly danceable project” (CBC) Loviet (née Natalie Lynn) has made a name for herself supporting critically acclaimed artists such as Milky Chance, Morcheeba, and Mild Orange, and performing at festivals like The Great Escape, Supercrawl, SRXP, and RiverFest Elora.

The Jesters
The Jesters are a Philadelphia-based alternative rock band that grew out of the songwriting duo of Harry Buscher and Justin Libucki. The addition of multi-instrumentalist songwriter Dan Gandolfo and drummer Ron Breining has rounded out The Jesters’ current lineup.

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