Zoon, Chautauqua, Strange Fugitive

Fri Sep 3 2021

8:00 PM Doors

Club SAW

67 Nicholas Street Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9

$12 (plus fees)

Ages 19+

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Polaris long list nominee Zoon bring their “moccasin-gaze” hybrid to town.

opening acts: Chautauqua and Strange Fugitive

licensed 19+ w/ photo ID

presented with the support of Ontario Creates

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Net Capacity: 250

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Zoon, Chautauqua, Strange Fugitive

  • Zoon

    Zoon

    Shoegaze

    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.

    Born and raised in Selkirk, Manitoba, a small prison town outside of Winnipeg he describes as “one of the roughest places,” Monkman constantly faced an uphill battle. In his teens he was victimized for his First Nations heritage, which led to him abusing drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. His best friend died of an overdose; he nearly followed him on multiple occasions. But with the spiritual guidance he learned from 12-step therapy, Monkman got clean and began to follow a passion for music he discovered from a young age growing up within the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.

    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.

    A song like Help Me Understand, which mixes traditional hand drumming with gliding waves of droning guitar, feels like new ground has been broken for shoegaze fanatics to obsess over. As he got more into this mindset of mixing cultures, Monkman went even further with his trials, emerging with his most radical vision, the trance-inducing Was & Always Will Be.

    Like most things in his life, making the album didn’t come easy for Monkman. His gear was stolen, leaving him with virtually nothing and forcing him to get creative. He recorded the songs in his bedroom and his jam space, using only a Fender Deville guitar, a DigiTech delay pedal and - channelling his hero Kevin Shields - some “reverse engineering.”

    Once it was finished, he got music into the hands of the late publicist Darryl Weeks, who quickly became a fan of what he heard. With Weeks’ guidance and industry knowledge, Monkman found an ally willing to help out. He also found a label: Weeks passed on the record to fellow shoegaze enthusiast Trevor Larocque at Paper Bag Records, who offered to give Zoon a home.

    While there is a healthy population of nu-gazers creating beautiful noise all over the world, Zoon’s debut stands out from all the others. Bleached Wavves is notable not just for its breathtakingly inimitable sounds and giving birth to a newfangled subgenre (see “moccasin-gaze”), but also for its modest, resourceful creation, the sign of a true sonic genius-in-the-making.

  • Chautauqua

    Chautauqua

    Post-Rock/Experimental

    Purveyors of Cosmic Twang...Lovers of Planetary Riffs
  • Strange Fugitive

    Strange Fugitive

    Post-Rock/Experimental

    heavy post-rock from Ottawa

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Zoon, Chautauqua, Strange Fugitive

Fri Sep 3 2021 8:00 PM Doors

Club SAW Ottawa ON
Zoon, Chautauqua, Strange Fugitive

$12 (plus fees) Ages 19+

Polaris long list nominee Zoon bring their “moccasin-gaze” hybrid to town.

opening acts: Chautauqua and Strange Fugitive

licensed 19+ w/ photo ID

presented with the support of Ontario Creates

-----

limit of six tickets per household/credit card.

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

all tickets sales are final. no exchanges, upgrades, or refunds.

any tickets purchased by suspected resellers are subject to cancellation.

Net Capacity: 250

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Ages 19+
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$15.83 ($12.00 + $3.83 Fees )

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This event is 19 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.