Canadian artist Billy Moon @Spirit on October 11th

Billy Moon_by Carly HuntBilly Moon grew up in a small, rural town in Ontario, and many of the songs on his new album were inspired by his adolescent years navigating life in small-town Canada. It finds him at his most genuine and vulnerable, with lyrics that are autobiographical and often self-depricating. The album features a mix of high-energy, punk-infused jams (“Dingus“) and emotionally-charged ballads (“Big Black Hole“), along with some undeniably catchy pop moments (“Living Room.”)

Being the weirdo in a small town has its drawbacks…something that Billy Moon knows all too well. Growing up outside of what you could call a bed-and-breakfast town, he found that music was the one thing that made his world his own. Thanks to one of the more powerful FM transmitters in Ontario, Billy was able to get the sounds of bands like Weezer, The Ramones, and The Velvet Billy Moon press photo 2Underground sent to the clock radio in his tiny, rural bedroom. From there, he spent most of his adolescence sharpening his skills as a punk and rock music nerd. Eventually he made his way to Hamilton, Ontario, where he started playing shows and recorded his first studio EP, Young Adult.

After a handful of single & EP releases and a couple of cross-country tours, Moon has proven himself as a songwriter as well as a performer. Billy Moon is a band, it’s also a guy, and he thinks that talking about it too much is missing the point.

Moon’s debut LP, Punk Songs, comes out September 14th on Old Flame Records.
Check him out at Pittsburgh’s Spirit in Lawrenceville on October 11th