Quebec natives, Les Georges Leningrad are a love and hate story: the one of Bobo Boutin, Mingo L’Idien and Poney P. They met in the year 2000 during a fight in an Ontario street tavern: la Terrasse Bellehumeur. Bobo was at the time a bohemian singer, Mingo a contemporary music student at University of Montral. Poney was writing hundreds of songs in a big schoolbook while dreaming of sharing the stage with the best in the world: Plume, Duchess Says, Sun Ra and Felix Kubin.
Eight note F2 undulating synthesizers riffs, an explosive rhythmic inspired by the sambo (Russian self-defense technique invented in the 1930s) and the sexy voice of their “South Central Lil’ Amazon” submerge us in the eerie & the unforeseeable universe of the Petrochemical Rock. They have played the four corners of the earth, more particularly the Papou Chanel show in Barcelona, Prague and Shawinigan.
Joining them will be Montreals, Duchess Says, who formed in late 2003 by four influent members of the Church of Budgerigars who decided to collaborate together in a common musical project. Their goal was to insure a faithful representation of the message of the Duchess (or spiritual budgie) through a precise artistic dialog. Duchess Says is serving us a repertory of “moog rock” songs strong in images and enormously intense live performances. Their musical influences range from no wave, new wave, punk, to cinema and visual arts. If you pay attention, you could see them perform in the most unusual places such as golf courses, shop windows, vacant building sites etc. Duchess Says has the mandate to decontextualise the rock and to promote simultaneously their Church on the way.
Official Website: http://www.unionevents.com/events/details.php?id=603
Added by elijah on November 28, 2006