Sounds of a booming city: Mother Mother

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      With the harmony-laced quirk-pop of Mother Mother’s O My Heart scoring praise from Spin and Exclaim! and rocking stages all over the continent, it’s only a matter of time before we’ll have to quit thinking of Ryan Guldemond as a local indie hero. Until that day comes, though, we’re hanging on to him and his cohorts for dear life.

      Best local release other than yours
      “We haven’t gotten past our own. No, I’m joking. I would say Hannah Georgas’s The Beat Stuff. I like Hannah’s voice and songs.”

      Most mind-blowing concert of the year
      “I just saw Cameron Latimer at the Railway Club [July 31]. That was really great. He’s a troubadour of the highest order, and he has a [Gretsch] White Falcon [guitar] that, simply put, is amazing. He’s got a great touch.”

      We just found Bruce Allen’s platinum card. Where are we eating?
      “I’m not too much of a stickler for high-end. I just like a nice comfy pad. I’ll say the Naam [2724 West 4th Avenue]. I’m not a vegetarian, but I hang out with enough vegetarians that I sometimes feel like I am one.”

      With apologies to Katy Perry, who would you like to wake up in Vegas with?
      “Sal Ferreras. He’s a man’s man, a ladies’ man, the people’s man, and a fantastic percussionist. Does that make me look gay?”

      We’re going to a desert island. What record are you bringing?
      “That Pink Moon album by Nick Drake. That’s a good album; you can put that one on repeat. Couldn’t I just bring my iPod? I’d probably get sick of everything on a desert island for eternity. Even Nick Drake. Even Sal Ferreras.”

      The city has given you a blank cheque. Where are we opening a live-music venue?
      “I’d like to replace the SuperValu on 1st and Commercial with a live-music venue. I think that’d be good. Commercial Drive needs a bona fide, good venue of a larger scale.”