Its a night of music that only comes around every 4 years! Join the Emily Cars (and special guests the Plaid Snakes) at the Cumberland Hotel this Saturday Night, February 29th at 9 pm for an adventure in skillfully crafted original music spanning themes like spontaneous celebrity combustion, outbreaks of kindness, historical nudity, rampant super heroism, space travel and more!

The Emily Cars brew up original songs in their secret laboratory somewhere deep in the south east quarter of Cumberland, BC. Their music is inspired by bands like the Talking Heads, New Pornographers, worldjazzhiphopfolk, walking in the forest, sharing good food, 21st century existential angst, decent literature and community. Their sound has been described as straight up indie rock, alt pop with some folk elements, and….gee…hard to categorize.

Bobby Herron has been writing, performing, recording and touring in North America and Europe for most of his life. With bands like The B-sides, Bob’s Yer Uncle, Millions Of Brazillians, Bigredtruck and more Bobby’s always been on a quest to develop the craft of songwriting. For the past 2 decades he’s collaborated with with vocalist/bassist Meaghan Cursons and guitarist Alan Jossul on myriad music projects. They’re joined by drummer Ross Hales who has musical roots in the Vancouver alternative scene with bands like the Lumber Barons and keyboardist player and create force Step Carruthers of Phat Tank fame.

The Emily Cars have performed at Atmosphere Gathering, Woodstove Festival, Quadrapalooza, Denman’s Cross Pollination Festival, the Elevate Arts Festival and beyond! They are dedicated to art of original music, live performance and building community through creative adventures! Find out more at www.emilycars.org. The Emily Cars will be joined Saturday Night by Nanaimo based band the Plaid Snakes – who slither around the town on the damp nights and will be closing on the night at the Cumberland Hotel! Best part of all? No cover charge!

Meaghan Cursons