Musical pair performing at Zocalo Cafe

CAMPBELL RIVER DUO Fiftieth Parallel will play Thursday at the Zocalo Café.

The reception of Fiftieth Parallel’s debut album, Weapon of the Future, has been fantastic.

Since its release in December of last year their music has spread far and wide beyond Vancouver Island. The duo consists of Jonathan Hinds on acoustic guitar and djembe, and Philip Marchand on acoustic guitar.

Combining the acoustic sounds of Australian guitarist John Butler and the influential Michael Hedges with the hypnotic sounds of Kyuss and Pink Floyd, Fiftieth Parallel has created a unique style that only adds to the already dynamic Vancouver Island music scene.

During their recent performance at Nesbitt’s Island Coffee in Campbell River on the verge of a winter storm, they “played up a storm of the wild and wonderful kind” that “left the place echoing.” And with plans for a tour in the pipeline, they’re counting on the fact that they can repeat the feat.

This Thursday, you can catch Fiftieth Parallel performing at the Zocalo Café in Courtenay on the corner of Fifth and Cliffe at 6:30 p.m. There’s no cover charge.

Fiftieth Parallel’s full-length album Weapon of the Future is now available at: Serious Coffee, Willow Point; Impressions Art Supplies, Shopper’s Row; Nesbitt’s Island Coffee, near the Tidemark Theatre; and at MusicPlant in downtown Campbell River for $15.

They will soon be available in Courtenay and on iTunes.

For more information, visit facebook.com/fiftiethparallel, youtube.com/fiftiethparallel or contact the Zocalo at 250-331-0933.

— Fiftieth Parallel