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[ATTENDED: February 1, 2022] Mother Mother

I I had never heard of Mother Mother before a few months ago.  They have been around for over fifteen years, but recently a few songs from their 2008 album blew up on TikTok.  Because I have teenagers, I found out about them second hand.

And I fell in love with the frenetic guitar and lyrics of “Hayloft,” which led me to explore more of their music.

Way back on April 29 of last year, I bought four tickets to this show for me, my kids and a friend.  It seemed like it would never get here.  Then it seemed like it might get cancelled or postponed, but it did go on, although not exactly as planned.

When I bought the tickets, the band was playing The Foundry.  The Foundry is an amazing intimate venue that hold 450 people.  I was super excited that they were there because whenever I’ve seen a band there, I’ve practically gotten to high five them.  So I was a little bummed when in December it was announced that they’d moved the show to TLA.  TLA is bigger (and I usually have a hard time getting there, but it was great tonight).  Of course, this is great for the band, as TLA holds 1,000 people.  And it sold out, so they doubled their attendance.

It also turned out that Mother Mother puts on a BIG show.  Big lights, big sound.  They used the whole stage.  And The Foundry’s stage is like the size of a dining room table, so the show would have been nowhere near as amazing. So good for everyone. (more…)

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[ATTENDED: February 1, 2022] DYLYN

I hadn’t heard of DYLYN before a few days ago.  I was trying to figure out who was the band’s opening act and it said DYLYN>  So I looked her up and I really liked the two (!) songs that were available on bandcamp.

DYLYN is a singer from Vancouver (originally Toronto).  She had a powerful voice and plays a kind of power punk/metal hybrid sound.

Although interestingly, she was once a pop singer under the name Guinevere and she had a couple of top ten hits.  Here real name is Gwendolyn Lewis, and it’s impossible to guess how old she is.  I would have thought 18 from the show, but she had these hits a few years ago, so who knows.

DYLYN is also very pretty–which a few meatheads in the crowd were all too keen to point out nonstop throughout the show.  One jackass shouted “I love you Dylyn so much that when he walked away, a woman next to me muttered, :there goes the guy who loves Dylyn.”  The other drunken guy was so loud–and kept laughing about how loud he was being “I’m so loud!”  Wow, what a dick (but what do you expect from a guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt with the pattern consisting of Playboy magazine covers.  Where does one even get such a shirt?

But Dylyn apparently only heard the good parts from the crowd an, it’s fair to say the crowd was really into her set.  She and her band (Ulysses on guitar, Parker on bass and sorry drummer I’ve forgotten your name) put on a ripping show full of bangers and ballads.  And on more than one occasion, Dylyn really belted out a song showcasing what a spectacular voice she has.

I was rather surprised that this fairly unknown musician was given a 45 minute opening set, but I saw today that Dylyn has written with Ryan from Mother Mother.  So they clearly have a bond.

She opened with the ripping Hellbound.


She ended the set with a solid cove of Nirvana’s “Lithium.”

It’s great that she got so much exposure during this tour.  I hope her album is huge.

SETLIST [her album isn’t out yet so bracketed songs are lyrics that I recorded]

  1. Hellbound
  2. [take me back to the original sin]
  3. Hurt
  4. [come over with my best friend.  I don’t wanna go, you can’t make me go]
  5. [little sister you’re not alone]
  6. [life is just a neverending song]
  7. [can you fee/ scream it, this is how I want it]
  8. [boy/song about her father]
  9. [take me to your darkness/wanna feel the pieces]
  10. [I want the best for you and if I tell the truth/I let you down]
  11. Lithium (Nirvana cover)
  12. Liberate Me

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