Who: JP Maurice w/ Fisticuffs & Kyle Tubbs
When: Thursday, August 21
Where: Doc Willoughby's
Tickets: $10 at the door
JP Maurice believes in his strengths as a performer, composer, producer, musician, and rightfully so. Similarly to certain athletes you can see it on his face. His hands are still. His gaze is distant but focused. The focus upon the opening bell to ring, or the first chord to be struck. Because when it hits, we're most certainly going to feel it.
A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It's one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It's another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive—something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy.
Thank you to everyone who came out for MECOG 2014! Watch weekend highlight videos here!