Friday, July 20th at 7:00 P.M.
Exclaim! describes WHOOP-Szo’s sound as having an “inescapable quality … a heavy, fuzz-laden hodgepodge of grunge, psych, folk and post-rock.” Started in 2009 by Adam Sturgeon and Kirsten Kurvink Palm, the project has grown into a five-piece band. For them, music is also a channel to cultural and spiritual healing and learning. Qallunaat/Odemin (2014) was partially recorded in the Inuit community of Salluit, QC, where the pair ran a silk screening program. “I’m Anishinabeg and that part of my culture is in the music,” said Sturgeon. Recently WHOOP-Szo joined forces with Walrus to release a seven-inch split recording, with all proceeds going to the London Girls Rock Camp. An upcoming project, will bring them to Mexico touring with the Guadalajara-based rock’n’rollers Canibales, where the band will record a few songs featuring the use of pre-colonial whistles.