Bend Sinister is a Vancouver-based indie rock band that takes its name from a 1947 novel by Russian writer Vladimir Nabakov that serves as critique of Stalinism and state oppression. The novel, in turn, was named after a traditional element of heraldic design on a coat of arms.

Tonight, Bend Sinister is in town to play a show at O’Hanlon’s Pub. To give you a sense of what they’re about, here’s the video for their 2012 song “Don’t You Know”: