MUNA and Lo Moon coming to the Turf Club on 2/17


Sometimes I walk out of a show and can’t wait to process the pics of the opening band and find out more about them because their set blew me away. That happened last fall when LA’s MUNA opened for Grouplove.

Well the trio of Katie Gavin, and guitarists Naomi McPherson, and Josette Maskin are back and coming to the Turf Club as headliners on 2/17 with LO MOON supporting them. Tickets are still available HERE

MUNA just released their new album “About U” last Friday and a new video “I know a place. In their hook-laden songs, MUNA may come across as broodily as the soundtrack to ‘Donnie Darko’, all Joy Division lyrical moroseness and Tears For Fears chiming melodies, but IRL they possess the college humour of ‘Beavis & Butthead’ and the bitching aloofness of ’The Craft’ via the charm of pretty much every great ‘90s girl band. Understandably their fun hangs meant it took them a minute to actually start making music together, which they did one night round Naomi’s dorm room, drinking wine. As they recall how all the parts came about, like three super smart stoners trying to put a jigsaw together, all signs point to Katie as the master of ceremonies, the glue who can do everything from leading their songwriting sessions, to producing it all alone in her bedroom via the magic of Ableton. Naomi and Josette were left to jam out guitar parts using their mutual sixth sense. “I was just intimidated by how talented Naomi was,” admits Katie. It was the unexpected poppy results of Katie’s overnight production from this session that left everyone else floored.

Lo Moon are a three-piece band based in LA who’s debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem called “Loveless,” is already receiving early love from the likes of NPR Music, KROQ, KCRW, KEXP, Buzzbands LA, and more. The song was recently featured on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation” list for 2016, with notable music programmer Bruce Warren of WPXN calling it “shimmering, immersive, and otherworldly… Loveless is a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of song.” The song has already had over two million streams since it was released in the fall. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album and will be releasing a music video by Warren Fu (Daft Punk, Strokes, Killers) for Loveless shortly.

Tour Dates:
2/10/17 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
2/11/17 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
2/13/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/14/17 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
2/16/17 Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar
2/17/17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
2/18/17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/20/17 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
2/22/17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/24/17 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
2/25/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
2/26/17 Washington, DC @ DC9