Music Weekends Series – Joseph Shabason and The Freaky Boos
January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joseph Shabason (Toronto ON)
Freaky Boos (Hamilton ON)
Joseph Shabason // josephshabason.bandcamp.com
Those who are fans of Joseph Shabason’s work with Destroyer, War on Drugs, and DIANA might not know that his true musical love is synth drones and instrumental ambience. Shabason crafted one of 2017’s most daring yet palatable avant-garde releases, with ‘Aytche’, which tackled subjects like The Holocaust, assisted suicide, and terminal disease. His new album ‘Anne’ is a gorgeously aching rumination on his Mother’s personal struggle with a debilitating illness.
Is this a dream, or is this real life? Lucky for us, the answer to this question can truly only be discovered through the musical roller coaster journey offered by none other than the Freaky Boos. Comprised of Jackson Darby (Persons, NPNP), Aaron Hutchinson (Hutchie, eschaton, haolin munk), and Becky Katz (Sourpussy, glassEYElashes, Please), The Freaky Boos unite under the pretense of experimentally-slick yet sonically-glitchy electronic music–forging to the trippy forefront of our surrealities, substantiating our reflexes for more brave, more weird, more succinct “dream” worlds. Driven by the fiercely decisive direction of Dons Brown (producer), the trio have congruently melded their diverse musical maps to reflect only the brightest and oddest of jazzy tendencies and electro-r&b fevers–paired with a side of spiritual transformations.
Music Weekends is back for a third year to carry you through the post-holiday stretch. Mixing languid, relaxing afternoons with foot stomping, hip wiggling ones, Music Weekends is a 10 week series taking place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from January 5th to March 10th. All downtown, all organized by local promoters, and all great quality. We’ve even thrown in an extra special one for the kids at The Making Box on Family Day.
Launched in 2017, the series brings together local promoters and is aimed at music lovers who can’t always stay up late enough to enjoy Guelph’s lively late night music scene. Music Weekends welcomes people of all ages who want to sing with their friends, dance with their children, and still be home in time for supper. These events are all ‘Pay What You Can’, and all monies collected go directly back into the local music industry.
Keep updated at www.facebook.com/MusicWeekends.