environment of studios, constant gigs, players and fans of live music,
lead singer and song catcher Kalem Mahoney crafted the prose for The
Monday Nights self titled disc.
and demoing while constantly overlooking Water street in downtown St.
John’s, Newfoundland, Mahoney and others watched seasons pass, people
move on and the city continue aging. The result was a hopeful kind of
melancholy cinched into a Hammond organ, reverb, raspy vocal package that
makes you nod in agreement with everything he says. Everything changed in
that tiny studio but sometimes nothing changes at all. Therein lies the
best of Mahoney’s songs. You feel like you know them and yet they are so
CD is a collection of thoughts and musings about city life, the city of
St. John’s, and really any city. It is about the relationships that form
and the ones that do not. Why do you stay, why do some choose to move on
and more so than the roads, what actually led anyone here or there for
that matter. The Monday Nights infuse promise into each song. There is a
reason. There is a sound to a city and there is a moment when you can
hear you want to stay put. Tunes like “Stereo Loud” make you want to
escape with windows rolled down while “Dirt Town” is our love hate
relationship with wherever it is we choose to live or create.
Elliot Dicks, Mark Neary, Brad Power and Grant King. Along with Mahoney,
these five musicians are some of St. John’s finest. They are also a group
of close friends who tirelessly move to capture every thought and mood in
every song. These are topics that everybody can relate to. They are
somewhere between good and bad, right and wrong, light and
and a half in the making, this is one of the most highly anticipated
releases in recent memory.
likes Mondays but everyone loves Monday Nights. You’ve made it past the
hardest part of the week and with one day down, it all gets a little