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MoSoFest: Library Voices, Mitchmatic, Pandacorn, Twin Voices, Surprise Party, Acronyms, Mehta and Form at Cosmo
June 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Sasturday, June 14
Kinsmen Hall (formerly the Cosmo Seniors Centre, next to the Hose & Hydrant)
Admission at the door or with MoSoFest festival pass. The festival pass gives you priority access to all shows, including this one. Festival passes available at: https://www.picatic.com/moso2014yxe
Known for experimenting with inspired instrumentation, Regina’s Library Voices is a Canadian musical powerhouse of folk-pop set to amaze even the most discerning crowd. Working together the band creates dreamy, elevated songs that are a flipped upside down version of a prairie romantically tragic landscape. If you are looking for a band that will inspire you to go home and write your own music, this is the band you’ve been waiting to hear.
A beat and some words is all Mitchmatic needs to get your attention. This Edmonton MC, composer and multi-instrumentalist blends hip hop and jazz and everything in between to create a string of tunes that you will want to hear again and again. If you’re headed out to see this prodigal artist do what he does best, make sure you bring your dancing shoes.
With a kick drum heart and a rock’n’roll soul, PandaCorn is a dance floor fantasy drama waiting to happen. Hailing from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, this two-piece band harmonizes their vocals with endearing sincerity and roots their sound on synth bass lines and slick guitar licks…all while dressed in quirky costumes. With candid lyrics, grown-up themes, graceful wit and powerful vocals, Megan Nash and Brodie Mohninger compliment each offering a refreshing spin on the increasingly tiresome indie rock sound.
Twin Voices is an indie electro-folk project with roots in the Ottawa Valley and wings in Saskatoon and Montreal. Laura Beach crafts a dark and lovely sound with live looping of violin, voice, percussion and guitar. Her performance is equal parts stunning simplicity and playful complexity. Classically trained on violin, Laura Beach set aside the instrument for a while to pick up the guitar and begun writing beautiful, lyrical folk songs. Then came a series of musical projects – from folk to rock to electro-pop – and finally, Twin Voices. What began as a return to her roots in acoustic folk music has morphed into a driving, dynamic sound composed of multi-layered instrumentals and haunting, soaring vocal lines.
Aiming to buck trends and possibly offend your mother, this Winnipeg group aims to embody 60s pysch rock “wrapped inside a punk rock blanket.” Layering melodies that are more Goth than punk on top of drum lines that are more psychedelic than rock and blending in angsty guitar riffs, Surprise Party becomes a well balanced mix of surprise and party.
Saskatoon’s Acronyms sees members of local bands such as Young Benjamins, Pirate Fridays and Castle River coming together to create an indie pop supergroup. Layering guitar riffs into drone-y sounds and dual vocals, Acronyms becomes a perfectly balanced but dense musical adventure.
Mehta & Form
DJ sets to end the night from two of Saskatoon’s best, Mehta & Form.
Hosted on June 12-14, 2014 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, MoSo is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival and conference. Aimed at music lovers and tech lovers alike topics will range from mobile applications, programming, technology trends, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, design and music.
MoSoFest along with MoSo Conference, is being hosted in the Broadway district in Saskatoon.
Buy your festival pass for MoSo 2014 here: https://www.picatic.com/moso2014yxe