Published Apr 30, 2018The secret is out: veteran Toronto punk outfit Fucked Up will headline CMW Underground, the upcoming showcase at the decommissioned Lower Bay Station subway platform on May 11, co-presented by the Toronto Transit Commission and Exclaim!
Fucked Up took to their Facebook page and Twitter account today to announce their participation in the event. They join art-rockers Deliluh, industrial techno producer E-Saggila and rapper Tyriqueordie on the bill.
The show was organized by Deliluh frontman Kyle Knapp, who sought out an eclectic lineup to honour public transit's diverse ridership.
"In the spirit of something like public transit and a public service in Toronto that is ultimately utilized by all different pockets and corners of the city, it's nice to be able to represent some different voices," he says. "I think it will be exciting to see how all of the artists interact with the space, and probably in completely different ways. I'm excited to play it and do that myself, but I'm equally as excited to attend and see everyone else's performances."
The Lower Bay platform was commissioned in 1966 as part of a pilot project that saw two subway lines come through the station. When the project was cancelled later that year, the platform was repurposed as both a film set and a training ground for new train operators. It has also benefited Toronto's music scene before: local folk-rockers Great Lake Swimmers recorded the title track to their 2012 album The Great Exhale on the platform.
For more information, check out the Facebook event here.