Join RPM for a special evening of music, words, and magic at the Drake Underground.
Award-winning Indigenous musician, artist, and storyteller Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is set to perform an exclusive release concert on Wednesday, April 26th, at The Drake Underground in Toronto. The concert celebrates the successful release of her knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs, This Accident of Being Lost, published earlier this month by House of Anansi Press, and her acclaimed album f(l)ight, produced by Jonas Bonnetta (of Evening Hymns) and released this past fall on RPM Records.
Recently announced as a featured performer for the opening night of the 2017 Luminato Festival alongside Tanya Tagaq, Simpson has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. This Accident of Being Lost, brilliantly weaves together new stories and poems with song lyrics from her most recent album f(l)ight. Her latest single, “Under Your Always Light”, is an unapologetic celebration of the strength of Indigenous people, and the video premiered earlier this year on The FADER.
To celebrate the release of This Accident of Being Lost, the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist and her band will perform at a special double release concert event in Toronto on April 26th. Tickets for the release concert are selling fast, but are still available here.
Ansley Simpson, who performs in her sister Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s band, will also perform a release concert for her own debut album, Breakwall, the same evening. Ansley is an Anishinaabe singer-songwriter who recently won the inaugural BullsEye Music Competition for emerging Indigenous musical talent, presented by Slaight Music and the imagineNATIVE Film & Video Festival. A weaver of haunting vocals and poetics, Ansley’s songs unfold as stories, immersing the listener in vibrant imagery and journeying us through themes of vulnerably, love, and the raw emotion of heartbreak. She is a natural performer, holding audiences with stunning vocals matched by her warm, refined and intricate guitar playing.
Stream the lead single from Ansley’s album, “A Mixture of Frailties”, below:
Revolutions Per Minute Presents :: Live in Concert
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – ‘This Accident of Being Lost’ (Book Launch)
Ansley Simpson – ‘Breakwall’ (Album Release)
Wednesday, April 26th | Drake Underground | Toronto, ON
DOORS: 7pm / SHOW: 8 PM
TICKETS: $12 | https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1464011-leanne-betasamosake-simpson-toronto/