Spectrasonic, MEGAPHONO, Lixar & Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. present
Andy Shauf: (Sask. indie-folk, Anti-/Arts & Crafts recs)
The Party is the ANTI- (Arts & Crafts in Canada) full-length debut for this Canadian songwriter, who grew up in small-town Saskatchewan.
Awkward characters show up “Early to the Party,” and either reveal life-changing secrets (“To You”) or try their hardest to reveal nothing at all (“The Magician”). In “a city the size of a dinner plate,” everyone knew the guy who keeled over dead after smoking what he promised would be his last pack of cigarettes (“Alexander All Alone”). The girl dancing by herself, unselfconsciously, in the middle of the room, with the “Eyes of Them All” upon her. One moment you’re dancing with someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to your ex (“Martha Sways”), and later you start slagging your best friend as way of endearing yourself to his recently dumped ex (“Quite Like You”).
Haley Heynderickxx: (Portland indie-folk, Mama Bird recs)
Likewise, the tracks on I Need to Start a Garden reflect these seemingly disparate elements. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Heynderickx’s music immediately recalls folk music of the ’60s and ’70s mixed with a love of jazz radio. But Heynderickx’s singing—her vocals that range from sultry to operatic—belie a tenacity in her soul.
Friday February 8 @ Bronson Centre Theatre (211 Bronson Ave.)
all ages/licensed 19+ – 7pm doors – $35-29.50 advance + service charges
Tickets available at www.spectrasonic.com/event/1795123