Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday Roundup #6

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.

Livestream nation:

  • Exit Points didn't have too much time to take root before being forced to shift online, but it's been thriving there, creating a platform for spontaneous sonic interactions. The series celebrates its first anniversary on Wednesday (February 24th) with live sets from two ensembles (Claire Yunjin Lee/Danny Sheahan/Vania Fortuna/Michael Palumbo and then Diane Roblin/Colin J. Gibson/Dot Starkey/Marcus A. Gordon) plus the usual open-call recombinations.
  • Long Winter TV returns on Saturday night (February 27th) in its new online format, a brisk mix of music and art, contextualized with mini-talkshow segments. This outing is co-curated with Heart Lake Records and in collaboration with Hand Eye Society and will offer music from Yasmine, Rosie Monday, Lillian Blue Makin and Frosty Valentine as well as art by Spencer Glassman, Meghan Cheng, I Am Robot and Proud, Matt Beckett & Maria Bui, Shaïra Boursiquot, Adam Bovoletis and the Free Flow showcase.

Bandcamp corner:

  • Saxophonist Keir Neuringer, who used to be a regular visitor to the city at Tad's Burn Down the Capital shows, dips into his archive for terminal one (evoke the forms), a "set of solo acoustic saxophone recordings made at STEIM (the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam in 2009", finding they resonated in this now as "elegies for cataclysms to come."
  • Kat Burns' pandemic time has been spent in contemplation and isolation, which lead to some ambient explorations last year and now to this plush huggable of an EP, whose title is something of a mission statement. The title track (declaring "whenever life gets hard, I just get soft") also stands up with Burns' best songs.

It happened this week...

  • ... on February 25, 2011 at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio.

Okavango - Kharami

  • ... on February 26, 2012 at The Garrison, for Crosswires #1. (This was even before this group was dubbed "The Wrong Guys").

Julie Doiron - Heartbeats

[Do remember that you can click on the tags below to go back and find the original posts (and often, more stuff) from these artists.]

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