2018 ended well for Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls project. Her album, In A Poem Unlimited, found itself atop many music critics’ ‘best of the year’ lists. Chockful of political and societal callouts, the album delivered its messages via slinky grooves in an unconventional pop mosaic. The band toured Europe and North America since the album release and happily, returned to Toronto on June 8 to play the Opera House. Remy hit the stage in style, hand in hand with singer, Kassie Richardson as the band vamped a jam that turned into the band’s best-known song, M.A.H.
Remy’s husband, Max ‘Slim Twig” Turnbull and most of U.S. Girls band opened the show as Badge Époque Ensemble. The instrumental band blended funk and funk in a slightly psychedelic brew and set the perfect mood and limbered up dancing muscles for the night.