Co-presented with Sappyfest
Art rock? Post punk? Angular indie? It’s all there in Fredericton’s daring darlings Motherhood. Their latest album, “Dear Bongo”, is a concept record, based on “a distressed painter seeking solace in alcohol and his craft. Bored of typical canvas, he paints rooms, other artists’ paintings, buildings, and highway lines until he ultimately decides to fix nature’s colours.” It’s interesting, fun, and expertly done, ranging from a herky jerky indie sound recalling early Born Ruffians to the downer theatrics of the Cramps to the sonic experimentation of the Mekons.