This show has passed.
with No Mistakes in Space and Zoon
From the Promoter
presented by Debaser and Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Check out the Unikkaaqtuarniq : Outdoor Snow-Screening also presented by Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival January 30 through February 2 at Lansdowne Park
purchase tickets here: thepointofsale.com/tickets/20-01-whoo...
$15 at doors / No one turned away for financial reasons
All ages / licensed
Accessibility information for this show found here: halfaccess.org/venues/pressed
This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Donations will be collected for Minwaashin Lodge Programs
Attendees, artists and staff are expected to respect one another. Zero tolerance for violence, aggression, oppressive behaviour or language, or bullying. If you are currently implicated in an accountability process, please ensure you are respecting the space and well-being of those you have affected.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
WHOOP-Szo is a force of nature, sprung from a mixed-blooded experience of Canadian history with deep Anishinaabek roots. Thunderous and ground-breaking, harmonious and generative—a WHOOP-Szo show envelops audiences in an emotional weather-storm that dances conscientiously between anger and discipline, frustration and hope. They tell us about colonial injustice loudly and punishingly, with haunting chord changes and monolithic distortion. They explore the possibility of wisdom and empowerment, with acoustic melodies that calmly find space within crushing layers of politics and sound. On stage and off, WHOOP-Szo engage communities with a powerful synchrony that invites people to feel and to heal. They are passionate storytellers who knock loudly on the door, and will reward you tenfold for letting them in.
No Mistakes in Space is a four-piece indie, post-rock band from Ottawa, ON Canada.
In the Ojibway language, the word Zoongide’ewin means “bravery, courage, the Bear Spirit.” It’s no wonder Daniel Monkman adopted Zoon as his musical moniker. The Hamilton-based musician has spent the better part of his 28 years finding and channelling his strength to overcome such adversities as racism, poverty and addiction. Music saved Monkman’s life. And, on Zoon’s debut album, Bleached Wavves, he paints a message of hope and fortitude, lessons he learned studying the Seven Grandfather teachings after experiencing the lowest point of his life. Bleached Wavves is the first true document of what has been dubbed “moccasin-gaze,” a tongue-in-cheek nickname for the amalgamation of Monkman’s shoegaze influences with traditional First Nations music. Like My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, a record that changed everything for him, Zoon pushes forward that famously quixotic, effects-laden sound with a distinctive, new approach.