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Live photos by Curtis Loyless (@evermistphoto)


Origin:  Sacramento, CA


Genres:  Power Pop, Post-Punk


Years Active:  2021 - Present

"Lighten up. You’re making ‘Happy Hour’ bitterly ironic.”

- Moe Szyslak

Once a solo project of Christopher Casuga, Fake Canadian first emerged as a San Jose-based trio. In 2021, Christopher moved to Sacramento, joining with Howard Ingerman on bass and vocals, and Jordan Solomon on drums. They quickly honed in on their signature sound, a melange of angular, stick-and-poke guitars jangling from 90s Sloan and Sebadoh records, vibrant McCartney-esque basslines, and powerful, thoughtfully-composed drumming inspired by Death Cab for Cutie and Rush. Casuga’s lyrical and vocal delivery is a celebration of wistfulness against the power of lucidity, bringing together the exuberance of Bruce Springsteen, the sardonic wordplay of Elvis Costello, and the bittersweet melancholy of Alex Chilton.

Fleeting Moments is the first recording featuring the Sacramento-based trio, on the heels of the self-recorded 2020 releases I Do Not Miss The Future and Togetherness. Pristinely engineered and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans, Fleeting Moments is an exploration of regret, blown chances, and the impermanence of moments we all wish would linger longer; its raging undercurrent exploding through its outlandish surface. 


Upcoming Shows

July 26, 2024 - The Mosaic (Folsom, CA) with Subtlety, Saint Juniper, Down Again and Dreamer AM. 6pm | All Ages | $10.00 Pre-Sale, $15.00 Door

Click here to purchase Pre-Sale Tickets

Past Shows

May 8, 2024 - Torch Club (Sacramento, CA) with Dave and the Destroyers

February 24, 2024 - The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA) with The Almanac, Planet Mercury, Tovidence and Seawater


January 28, 2024 - Old Ironsides (Sacramento, CA) with The Igors and The Willow Snags

October 7, 2023 - Colonial Heights Porchfest (Sacramento, CA)

with The Sugar Pushers, The Bad Barnacles, Get The Wall, and more

September 22, 2023 - DNL Studio Solutions Cookout (Citrus Heights, CA)

with Aquageist, Day Hike, Amphibiology, MEDS, and more

September 15, 2023 - House show (Sacramento, CA)

with Poorsport, Amphibiology, and Kodama


July 14, 2023 - House show (Merced, CA)

with Ted Barber (Merced) and eSex (Central CA)

April 22, 2023 - The Colony (Sacramento, CA)

with Orange Peel, Checked Out (Nevada City), and NineFingers

February 5, 2023 - Golden Bear (Sacramento, CA) with Lucy Broom (San Francisco) and Little Tiny Knife

December 8, 2022 - KSSU Sacramento State Radio (Sacramento, CA) feature on Upper Case E radio show with Casey Rafter

September 20, 2022 - Starlet Room (Sacramento, CA) with The Band Ice Cream (San Francisco) and Orange Peel

August 26, 2022 - Library of Musiclandria (Sacramento CA) - Fleeting Moments Release Show with Dark Satellite (Bay Area) and NineFingers

April 13, 2022 - Old Ironsides (Sacramento, CA) Open Mic Feature

January 29, 2022 - The Partisan (Merced, CA) with Thanks! I Hate It (Santa Cruz)



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