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GreenWing’s "Eatin' It" Release Party Delivers a Tasty Treat

Article and Photos by Melanie Macpherson

Saturday, March 23, GreenWing celebrated the launch of their eagerly awaited sophomore album, “Eatin’ It”, with a sold out four course feast at Amigo’s Cantina.  With a smorgasbord of diverse flavours served up throughout the night, there was guaranteed to be something for everyone, no matter your tastes.  

Kicking off the night was Cupid's Heart, serving up a tasty appetizer of catchy pop-infused alt-rock melodies. Their catchy pop inspired alt-rock melodies were fresh, tangy, and perfectly suited to waking up your senses. And with the addition of a new drummer to the former duo, their sound had just the right amount of kick to get the party started.

Next up was Blind Commentary, a fresh new dish on the scene that packed a punch with its grunge-tinged earthiness perfectly mixed with a spicy metal kick.  The dual vocalists added a dynamic edge, and with all of the potential I heard, I'll definitely be sampling more in the future.

Then came The Radiant like a dessert interlude before the main course.  Indulgently sweet but with a dangerously sharp edge, this irresistible rock candy had just enough psychedelic effervescence to provide an entirely unique and delectable experience.  And when they unveiled two brand new songs, it was like discovering a hidden treat at the center of the lollipop.

Then, finally, it was time for the main course.  The energy was electric, the smoke was thick, and the crowd was ready. Like soul food from a side street hole-in-the-wall, this dish was served hot, straightforward and brimming with nostalgia. GreenWing songs always hit hard, with lyrics that speak to a history of hard lessons, but with a hopeful positivity for a satisfying balance.  It’s savory and genuine and sticks with you long after it's gone.  From familiar favorites and crowd pleasing covers to tantalizing new tracks, they had us savoring every bite. 

The performance was captivating chaos in the best possible way.  With circle mosh pits, crowd surfing, and sing-alongs galore—this show was a sizzling spectacle from start to finish.  And let's talk about that finale; GreenWing pulled out all the stops, inviting the crowd to join in on a rendition of "Late Bloomer."  Audience members took to the stage to help sing before diving into the crowd for their chance to ride that tasty wave.  

But the biggest shocker of the night? Travis Williams sporting a brand new 'do! The man behind the bass had chopped off his trademark locks, unveiling a whole new look that had us all doing a double take.  

As the night wound down, the smoke cleared and the echoes of the final chord faded away, I couldn't help but feel grateful to be part of such an incredible community. Saskatoon's music scene is alive and kicking, and if last Saturday night was anything to go by, the future's looking bright.  Cheers to more nights like these, filled with great music, good company, and maybe even a few surprises along the way.  I left, in the early hours of the morning, completely satisfied yet still hungry for more.

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