The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Online EventTorontoON
All Ages
Livestream

Join The Suitcase Junket, a.k.a. Matt Lorenz, tonight to celebrate the 2020 release of The End is New. Lorenz, “a master of musical imagination (NPR),” recorded this set at the empty Shea Theater in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, which would normally be a blowout hometown play and a house packed to the walls. Watch with him (he'll join the live chat) as he winds his way through the album, from the vast sound of “Prelude” to the closing notes of “More." Through the night, Lorenz works in his inimitable style: singing, throat singing, and playing all instruments, with notes and comments on the songs. Wherever you are in the world, in whatever city or town along what used to be a tour route, please join him for this strange and wonderful night.

[The End is New was produced by Steve Berlin, released by the new Americana label Renew Records/BMG.]

"Lorenz has taken to describing his music as 'doom folk,' a characterization gleaned from the solemn wayfaring as presented by his character. Perhaps it’s an apt description in certain selections, but to fully blanket his music in such a dark shade is a disservice to the bright moments in which he shines. The explosive Americana rock of “Breathe Forever” is uplifting and energized, recalling the galvanizing battle cries of Bruce Springsteen at his most romantically patriotic. “Jesus! King Of The Dinosaurs” finds Lorenz at his most playful and irreverent, chiding biblical extremists with a gritty Southern rock backbone and all of his rig’s baubles on full display. The transcendent vocal performance within the heavy, mid-tempo groove of “Can’t Look Away” showcases Lorenz’s likeness to the great voices in the blues-rock/pop crossover, like Bonnie Raitt and Jonny Lang. -- WBUR Boston (NPR) www.wbur.org/artery/2020/11/19/the-suitcase-junket-the-end-is-new-review

Venue Information:
Online Event
Online

Toronto, ON
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