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Eventide: Mega Bog, Moondle, Elan Noon, Luvgoon

  • Centennial Square 1 centennial square Victoria, BC V8W 1P5 Canada (map)

CFUV 101.9 FM and the City of Victoria - Local Government with Regular Occasion & HOLY SMOKES are excited to announce:

Mega Bog (SEA/NY), Moondle (YVR), Elan Noon (YYJ), Luvgoon (YVR)

As part of the 6th instalment of the Eventide Music Series, A FREE, outdoor, all-ages, licensed by Victoria Beer Society series in Centennial Square every Wednesday evening from July 3 - August 21.

This week features:

Mega Bog (Seattle)
Dolphine is an album for the swimming human shadow obscured by waves. The songwriting was inspired by Erin’s own swim through a myriad of overwhelming emotions, including the ongoing mourning following the death of her childhood horse companion Rose, her navigation of the feelings and physicality of two abortions, and the hapless and shattering social, political, and environmental turmoil on the planet known as Earth.

In October of 2016, Erin took her dark sketches to the Outlier Inn studio in Woodridge, NY, with a passionate crew of deeply bonded musicians. Together, they arranged and executed these eleven dizzy pop songs, live, over a tight seven days. In addition to Birgy (vocals, guitar, piano), the lineup included Meg Duffy (guitar), Matt Bachmann (bass), Derek Baron (drums), James Krivchenia (engineering, percussion, effects), Aaron Otheim(synthesizers, piano), and Ash Rickli (guitar and vocals). Later, Will Murdoch (clarinet, synthesizers) and Zach Burba (synthesizers, bass) offered their own atmospheric overdubs from their home on the West Coast. Over the next year, Erin added to the tapestry with vocal contributions by Nick Hakim and Kalen Remy Walther, upright bass by Benjamin Murphy, textural guitar by Austin Jackson, and saxophone by Jeff Tobias, until she had successfully excavated each cold mystery with proper care and wonder. The completed sound is thick and inviting. Bellowing, breathless vocals, mystical lyrics with the presence of poetry and the intuitive logic of dreams, and promiscuous, sometimes dissonant chord structures swirl together, coalescing into hazy and hypnotic fantasies.

The songs of Dolphine are ablaze with jealousy, anger, and sadness as well as the powerful glow that comes from attempting to hold those feelings with care. Inspired by the poetry of Alice Notley, the novels of Ursula K. Le Guin, and the art of Ian Cheng, Birgy spins her manic web of emotions into beautiful, abstract future poems. With each lurid image—a stupid scorpion, an abdomen of small snakes, another picture of milk, foxes bloating up Eastern expressway shoulders—Erin dunks listeners deep into her subconscious, and it’s up to us to surface, buoyant, and paddle through.

Moondle (Vancouver)

Magic realism meets jazz-inflected indie pop: Vancouver’s Moondle navigates dreamy sonic labyrinths, enchanting libraries of real and made-up languages, and lush, imaginative musical interplay. "Upwards, beyond the onstreaming, it moondled!" An action and process as much as a sound; Moondle turns the soul around.

Elan Noon (Victoria)

Elan Noon is the songwriting project of Keenan Mittag-Degala. Known locally for his contributions to projects like Loving and Jons, Mittag-Degala showcases his odd pop sensitivity in songs that function as much as familiar warnings as they do alien abolitions. Elegant guitar picking and falsetto vocals navigate a world of emptiness and young love. David Parry, collaborator with Mittag-Degala leaves his unmistakable influence on Elan Noon's sheen of modulated textures.

Luvgoon (Vancouver)

New minimal synth pop out of Vancouver!

You can find more information on Eventide's weekly free shows at:

Earlier Event: July 22
Pat's Pub Jam Session
Later Event: August 4
Rara Avis, double-lancement: No. 6