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Winterruption: Mo Kenney and Too Soon Monsoon at Amigos
January 18, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - January 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am
With her third album, The Details, Mo Kenney traces her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. On each of its 14 tracks, she unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. The concept album is her most personal and cohesive work to date—combining elements of bruising rock ’n’ roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Kenney navigates the darkest waters in her life with self-deprecation, genuine soul-baring, and typical black humour. It opens with a calm before the storm as the eerie sadness of “Cat’s Not a Cake”—about splitting a beloved pet in half as a relationship falls apart—provides a deceptively gentle beginning to a ride that swiftly steers into self-destruction.
Too Soon Monsoon
Too Soon Monsoon, an alternative pop duo based out of Saskatoon, SK, formed during the final days of summer 2016. Greg Torwalt (keys and vocals) had posted a “bandmate wanted” ad online to which Nathan Henry (drums) was quick to respond. After sharing songs ideas and drum tracks, the duo decided to meet in Nathan’s garage for their first official jam. Thankfully, the first session exceeded expectations and the duo avoided becoming another example of why you should not meet strangers from the internet.