Mauno, Jo Passed, plus TBA
The Hotel Utah Saloon

Mauno

Jo Passed

Ages 21+
Maono, Jo Passed plus TBA at the The Hotel Utah Saloon!

Mauno

Really Well​, the title of Halifax band Mauno’s new full-length record, comes from a line in the opening track, “Really Really,” which is sung by vocalist and bassist Eliza Niemi. “Ask me how it goes and I’ll tell you all about how I’m doing really well,” she sings over brisk, skiffle-ish fingerpicking. On its face, it’s a pensive track that Niemi calls warbly and wilting, but the subtext is a certain self-deprecation; Niemi explains that it illuminates the humour of empty small talk, which doesn’t actually invite honesty. ​Really Well​, like it’s namesake track and the band which recorded it, is always acutely aware of this: interactions that feign intimacy and authenticity, what is really contained beneath them, and the strange comedy that lives in between them.

Jo Passed

Jo Passed originally consisted of Jo and his friend and drummer Mac Lawrie. The two moved to Montreal together, and toured the far-right corner of North America. After Jo’s return to Vancouver, multi-instrumentalist Bella Bébé joined the band in January of 2016, and multimedia artist Megan-Magdalena Bourne joined on bass, after working on a video for the song “Rage” (from Jo Passed’s 'Out' EP).

Venue Information:
The Hotel Utah Saloon
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107