Root Dwellers Presents Pride Month: Kylie V, Dust Cwaine, Devours


Fri Jun 23 2023 at 07:30 pm to 11:30 pm


The Anza Club | Vancouver, BC

Root Dwellers is thrilled to announce the line up for our next showcase on Friday, Jun 23rd !!
About this Event

Root Dwellers is thrilled to announce the line up for our next showcase on Friday, Jun 23rd !!

It's PRIDE MONTH at Root Dwellers! We are so excited to have Dust Cwaine (Singer-Songwriter/Nostalgic Pop), Kylie V (Singer-Songwriter/Indie Folk) and Devours (Hyper-Pop) gracing our stage at The Anza Club. Our showcase this month will be hosted by the incredible Karmella Barr

Doors: 7.30pm

Music: 8.00pm

End of Event: 11:30pm

Eventbrite ticketing: $20**** (cash only at door with a bank machine inside venue)

? As we are a listening room, we ask that attendees try to arrive for start of event by 8pm. If arriving after 8pm please arrive quietly and respectfully.

? The Anza Club is a 19+ venue. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the bar. All beer is from local craft breweries.

? The Anza Club doesn't serve food. Outside food can be brought in from anywhere so that you enjoy performances while eating and drinking.

? Venue closes at midnight. You can continue to mingle, drink and chat after the show. If you become a member of the Anza club you can drink, play pool and darts in their cool, little bar downstairs after event.



“Dust Cwaine (aka David Cutting) is a Singer-Songwriter and Drag Artist. They are a Non-Binary Aromantic, known for their bright and earthy creativity. Dust’s art centers itself in the political nature of queer identity, evoking a sense of belonging and togetherness with their presence in live spaces.

Dust’s music carries inspiration from the alt rock insurgence of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, lyrically weaving earnesty with humor, for an emotional familiarity that is immediately disarming. Their debut LP titled “Arcana” is set to be released September 23rd 2022, explores themes of fatness, sexuality, death, Aromanticism, and sacrifice. “Arcana” was produced in collaboration with Josh Eastman of Helm Studios and features production from PLEASEBENiCE and Ashton. Also featured on the album is rapper Tea Fannie (YYC)

Arcana is nostalgia pop navel gaze for grown theater kids.”



“Kylie V (they/them) is a young queer singer-songwriter from Vancouver, BC. They released their debut album, Big Blue, in 2021 (at age 17) to critical acclaim, KEXP calling it "the platonic ideal of indie folk". With a knack for vivid lyricism and a hauntingly strong voice, they write and perform an honest and strikingly vulnerable combo of rock, folk, and pop. In other words, Kylie is poised and ready to make you cry. Their newest release, The Runaway EP, is out now.”



Devours (they/them) is the hyperpop-adjacent DIY project of Vancouver-based artist Jeff Cancade.

Across three acclaimed underground albums, Devours has written confessional and confrontational electronic music about masculinity, body image, gay love, and the darker side of queer existence. They have toured Canada, received coverage from Vice, Xtra, Exclaim, the Georgia Straight, and the Globe and Mail, and have performed at festivals such as Treefort Music Fest, Wonder Horse Festival, Vancouver Jazz Fest, and more. Their fourth full-length album Homecoming Queen is being released this May.



“Karmella is Vancouver’s 51st Elected Emprex with the Dogwood Monarchist Society.

They have also performed in the city for 8 years and counting and love to meet new people. Karmella is super honored to have the title of Emprex 51 and they cannot wait to raise money for charity with their Emperor counterpart Scotty B. Boxx.

Check out Karmella’s IG @karmellabarr and the DMS’ IG to stay up to date on the fundraising opportunities that are happening around the city @dmsvancouver.”



"Elliott Slinn was named New Westminster’s fifth (and youngest) Poet Laureate in June 2021, actively beginning his tenure in August. His work has been described as immediate and accessible, as he explores the existential events of our day-to-day existence. His goal is to break the barriers surrounding poetry, and to bridge the gap from heart to heart."

At our events, you'll find Elliott perched atop a high table with his 1929 typewriter. He spends the evening crafting stunning poetry, by donation, for our audience members. All you have do is approach him, give him a word or a short story and he'll produce the most magical piece of personalized poetry for you.


Where is it happening?

The Anza Club, 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada

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CAD 20.00

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