WHOOP-Szo Return to NB!

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WHOOP-Szo joins Chillteens and Tortue for a show at The Capital Complex July 22. 

Photo: Geoff Fitzgerald

The mighty WHOOP-Szo return to Fredericton for a special one-off East Coast show this week with a performance at The Capital Complex, July 22 with Chillteens and Tortue.

The band were first properly introduced to Fredericton audiences as performers and artists-in-residence with Shifty Bits Circus and Flourish Festival, their inspiring live performances earning the group a strong cult following in the region.

2017 has been a big year for the Guelph/London, Ontario rock behemoth who continue to move throughout the country playing anywhere and everywhere from dingy basements and crowded jam spaces to festival stages alongside some of the country’s best kept secrets and well-established musicians and performers.

In advance of the band’s upcoming Fredericton date, Grid City Magazine reached out to WHOOP-Szo guitarist/vocalist Adam Sturgeon to get the lowdown on what the group have been up to over the past few months. When we spoke last Friday, Sturgeon and Co were gearing up for a performance at Guelph’s Hillside Festival.

“This year we’re building our families,” said Sturgeon. “Both Kirsten (Kirvink Palm – guitar/synth/vocals) and myself are expecting babies shortly.  She’s due in August right around the time we open for Deerhoof and my partner is due in early October.

“Hillside will be especially great as Kirsten’s folks are going to hop onstage for a bit. Her Mom delivered Kirsten the day after she played Hillside 30 years ago and her Dad was the production manager. A real family affair.”

WHOOP-Szo’s latest full-length, Citizen’s Ban(ne)d Radio, an eclectic mix of noise, folk, rock, experimental was released in November 2016.

WHOOP-Szo + Chillteens + Tortue | The Capital Complex | July 22, 2017 | 10:30 p.m. | View Event 

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