The Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West, Toronto

Whose Cat Is Dead are excited to return to Toronto for Canadian Music Week at the Velvet Underground on Saturday May 12.

Make sure you get to the club with plenty of time to spare as you will not want to miss a minute of The Unseen Strangers!

Doors at 8pm and Music at 9pm

$12/presale with access code (no longer available) - $15/advance - $20/door

Onsale Date & Times

Presale with Access Code Wed 02/21/18 10:00 am EST

Onsale to General Public Fri 02/23/18 10:00 am EST

Whose Cat Is Dead

Relatively new to the scene, the veteran musicians that make up Whose Cat Is Dead are really turning "heads" within the jam community. With a driving, powerful rhythm section, soaring keys, an amazing compliment of guitars, and some of the best 3-part harmonies in the business, this crew are quickly gaining fans new and old.

Adam Bernstein - drums and vocals

Rich Grossman - guitar and vocals

Kimberly Manning - key and vocals

Mark Thackway - guitar and vocals

Mikey Vukovich - bass and vocals

The Unseen Strangers

Newgrass ambassadors, The Unseen Strangers favor innovation over convention. For their newest album, Stranger Places (April 1st, 2016), the band challenged the limits of what they are capable of, exploring the gamut of what can be done with strings. The result is a collection of fun, stunning songs featuring inimitable instrumental performances.

The seven-part instrumental kick off “Ice Jam” launches the listener on an expansive journey through nine original songs, including the three-piece horn section funkiness of “Old City Jail” and the psychedelic newgrass epic “Square Trance”. The Strangers also pay homage to their bluegrass roots on “Wicked Lover” and the freight train inspired barnburner “New Railroad Blues”.

The band was started in 2008 by Adam Shier, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and driving force behind The Unseen Strangers. Adam fell in love with the sound of Bluegrass while attending college in Halifax and was soon recruiting his best friends to be in a Bluegrass band. The band quickly recorded an album and were excited to win a Music Nova Scotia Award in 2009 for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year. The group has grown immensely from these small beginnings but a similar goal remains, to play new energetic bluegrass music with respect to the incredible lineage of its tradition.