Gaspereau Forks, New Brunswick’s Philip Clark – also known as A/V – is a one-man dance party machine, and he’s hopping on a plane to St. John’s, and he’s bringing his Alesis sequencer and distortion pedals with him, and he’s ready to distort and aggro his way into your relatively peaceful electro new-wave heart.
“Before every show I smear my body with a combination of Tiger Balm and Vicks Vapo-Rub,” he says. “That usually keeps me a-hoppin’ around.”
The last time Clark was in town he caused quite a reaction from the people who came to see him, and it’s likely that many of those people will come back.
“I like it when guys come up to me after shows and say ‘Dude, you made me dance and I haven’t danced since I was 12 years old when I used to sneak into my sister’s room and listen to her New Order records.’”
A/V will perform Friday, Nov 10 at The Spur alongside Vampires of Love, Cherie Pyne, and Vancouver’s experimental electronic The Kettle Black. On Saturday, he’ll be performing at Distortion, and on Sunday he’ll be at Roxxy’s with The Kettle Black, Gay Marriage, and The Origin of the Sound Band.
– Elling Lien