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Janine Stoll wants to make you cry (but in a good way)
by Dave Jaffer
No, seriously, she really does. Her third solo album, Melancholia, says so right in its title.
If you need more proof, look no further than the press release surrounding Melancholia, and its upcoming release concert. Cleverly, or, rather, overtly honestly, it makes a point of suggesting that the talented Toronto songwriter, who you might also know from her work in The DoneFors, makes sad music.
Actually, the point is more that she makes sad, beautiful music.
Witness: The new album features intimate tellings of events from difficult and personal times, and is the perfect music for sad people.
The emboldened “music for sad people” is their work, not ours.
Witness: “Respected amoung [sic] her peers and revered by her fans, Janine’s new Melancholia promises to delight (and potentially depress) music lovers from all over.” Again, the emphasis and parenthetical point is all theirs.
While we’d love to spend a ton more time complimenting the one well-written press release we’re apt to read this week, the points still need to be made. So here they are, below:
Janine Stoll is a helluva singer and a…no, you know what? We’re doing this the way the press release intended.
WHO: Janine Stoll w/ special guests The DoneFors
WHAT: Contemporary Pop, Progressive Folk, ‘Canadiana Vanguard’
WHY: “[Janine Stoll is] the new Leonard Cohen, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Lucinda and Victoria Williams.” – Spill Magazine
WHEN: Friday, February 12th, 2010, Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm sharp.
WHERE: The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto ON, (416) 204-1080 www.musicgallery.org
TICKETS: $16.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Admission includes a copy of Melancholia. Advance tickets available through Paypal at www.janinestoll.com/store.php
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265118762264&ref=mf
If you can’t catch this show, be sure to buy the album. And if you fall for Janine (and we know you will) you should know that you can catch her and The DoneFors doing their residency at Toronto’s Cameron House, Tuesdays between 6 and 8.