TURF reviews: Hannah Georgas at Fort York – July 6, 2013

Hannah Georgas favoured music off her new album at TURF on July 6.

Hannah Georgas favoured music off her new album at TURF on July 6.

After releasing a self-titled record in 2012 that distanced itself from her previous acoustic work in its pursuit of a more atmospheric synthpop, singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas followed suit at TURF, sticking to her newer material, even if it meant ignoring the inaugural urban roots festival’s designation.

Not that it – like her new album, which received a nod on the longlist for this year’s Polaris Music Prize – wasn’t welcome.

With her four-piece post-Metric indie dance rock band in tow, fans got to hear Georgas perform tracks like her self-titled album’s “Robotic,” as well as her treatment of a portion of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” which saw her performing both Jim Reid and Karen Parker’s vocal parts (assumedly one of Georgas’ favourite songs, as she placed it at the top of a list of tracks she said she would put on a mixtape in an interview she gave Canadian Blast during this year’s South by Southwest).

Originally published by The Ontarion.

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer whose work focuses on independent culture, experimental art, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream. He has reported on a spectrum of creatives ranging from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has contributed features to Exclaim!, NOW, A.Side (formerly AUX), Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, and has appeared as a correspondent on Daily VICE. Tom is also a co-organizer and curator of the inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he has overseen the publication of an online blog and print newspaper-style community publication, and, in collaboration with Lucy Satzewich, implemented harm reduction strategies for safer event spaces. From 2006-2012, he was Editor-in-Chief of Halton, ON -based youth magazine The Undercroft and served as an outreach worker for parent organization Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Project. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, ON in the mid-2000s.

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