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WINTERRUPTION – Jonny Moonbeam / Gabrielle Fontaine / riel.
January 27, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - January 28, 2022 @ 12:00 am
Busy scrolling through his intergalactic newsfeed, lunar lad of mystery jonny moonbeam totally did not see that spy satellite he clipped, summarily crashing his spacecraft just outside Ottawa and catapulting right into the middle of a parliamentary debate on distracted driving.
He thought this was hilarious. Now stranded in Winnipeg awaiting ship repairs, he’s been parsing CPAC and writing songs about Canadian politics and 21st century living.
Digging on 90’s Much Music reruns, vintage Brit rock and any singer whose ever raised a voice for social justice, Moonbeam (a dead ringer for Daniel Jordan of Red Moon Road) reveals a brand new 4 song collection of political rockers (Co-Produced with Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities and mixed/mastered by Grammy nominated Phil Bova).
Tackling the Sunny Ways of a certain well quaffed PM, the non-existent clothes of an orange-tinted-emperor-baby-with-a-hand-complex and what it means to ‘stand on guard for thee’, jonny moonbeam waxes power pop politically poetic.
Gabrielle Fontaine is an Ojibwe folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg MB. After many years of writing and performing with the award-winning pop rock band, Indian City, Gabrielle performs her own music and captivates audiences with her lyrics of personal experiences and perspectives of life, often highlighting her view through an Indigneous lens. Her honest melodies and angelic voice are sure to leave a unique and lasting impression. She is poised to follow in the strong tradition of Manitoba’s vibrant music community while fostering her talent nationally and internationally.
riel. is a provocative honest story teller from winnipeg manitoba. using history and landscape riel. tells an honest story and depiction of his surroundings. riel. was recently recognized as an emerging indigenous artist through the manitoba arts network. riel just released their debut single “terrified” streaming on all music platforms.
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