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MoSo: SWMRS, Partner and The Seahags at Amigos

June 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

At some point #MoSO2016 weekend has to come to an end, but we figured it should end with a bang, so we’re throw a volunteer appreciation party/hang over party Sunday at #MoSo-central aka Amigos Cantina featuring BURGER RECORDS ragers SWMRS, You’ve Changed Records personal weekend champs Partner, Saskatoon grunge folk heros The Seahags, and a top secret special guest headliner. To say this show is going to rule, is a complete understatement.

SWMRS is Cole Becker (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Max Becker (lead vocals, lead guitar), Joey Armstrong (drums, backing vocals), and Sebastian Mueller (bass, backing vocals). The band emerged in early 2015 through the dissolution of previous project Emily’s Army. In the grand tradition of punk rock, Cole Becker and friend Joey Armstrong formed the band before even learning to play their instruments, after watching the movie School of Rock at age eight. Drawing influence from seminal pop-punk acts like The Ramones and The Clash, the Beckers and Armstrong released two full-length records and a handful of EPs before graduating high school. The band toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Pennywise, Rise Against, The Aquabats, Gerard Way, and Soundgarden, and appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals, Warped Tour, and Soundwave, before pursuing a new musical endeavor with a broader sonic palate. The new band solidified its lineup as Max Becker made the switch from bass to lead guitar and Armstrong taught friend Sebastian Mueller to play the bass. SWMRS attributes the emotional lyrical content and slicker production of their new material to diverse influences ranging from Public Enemy and A Tribe Called Quest to Pavement, Weezer, and Nirvana.

Partner is the “mature” effort of small town lesbians Josée Caron and Lucy Niles (the brains behind beloved Sackville pop-punk outfit The Mouthbreathers). Born of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner boldly goes where few have even desired to go, moving effortlessly from topics like sex objects and gross secrets to more serious themes like intimacy, friendship, and existential unease. Partner marries feminism and stadium rock riffage to produce a sound as queer as they are.

The Seahags
This Saskatoon 6-piece is self-described as a greasy garage dance band. B.A. Johnston meets Leslie Hall. Known for creating a delicious hot mess of good country grunge music, these ladies are stright shootin’ creators of the kind of sound that tickles the grit between your teeth. Show up to the show, have a shot of whiskey and give’r.

Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door or use your MoSo 2016 Pass for ‘free’ access. Get your pass or ticket now! https://www.picatic.com/moso2016


June 19, 2016
8:00 pm




Amigos Cantina
632 10th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1C6 Canada