Thursday, March 28, 2013

Recording: Emma McKenna

Artist: Emma McKenna

Song: unknown*

Recorded at The Great Hall ("Long Winter, Vol. 5"), March 23, 2013.

Emma McKenna - unknown

Full review to follow. Showing their true clout, Fucked Up managed to extend the winter a few days past the equinox to fit in one last instalment of their curated series, filling the Great Hall with energy pyramids, tiny street meat vendors, ladders to nowhere, piano crooners and a whole heap o' music. This was an admirable experiment in throwing together different kinds of bands (and different crowds), and everyone that helped put it together deserves our heartfelt thanks.

The mainstage performances were led off with this long-awaited return from McKenna, who hasn't performed in these parts for awhile. The easy comparison might be to her one-time bandmate Katie Stelmanis (now of Austra), but McKenna — leading a new trio in its first public performance — definitely isn't singing from anyone else's songbook.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? It might be something like "Scratching the Surface" — please leave a comment if you know for sure!

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