artists

*cheering sounds*

Backyard Dreaming

Backyard Dreaming is the indie-rock /dream-pop band that transforms the pensive starry nights and idyllic summer days into a captivating and spirited sound that is uniquely their own. Based out of Montreal, Canada, the band is built on fresh takes and artistic fervour. Currently performing in numerous local clubs and bars including Divan Orange and Théâtre Sainte-Catherine, their upcoming EP and energetic live performances are not ones to be missed. Teh band consists of siblings Mitch, Mat, and Melissa LeGuerrier, as well as bassist Fraser Usher-Jones. Each with their own extensive and diverse musical backgrounds, they’ve created a signature blend of rich harmonies, rhythmically dynamic melodies, and whimsical lyrics that animates today’s music scene. Integrating their hopes and passions into their songs, BD impacts and excites audiences the world over.

sept/9
7pm

Eager Dance

We are a fierce band from the timbers surrounding the quiet town of Magog. On a shabby afternoon, we discovered The Gentle Giant's Cave and we want to share its secret with the world. We want to teach YOU the Eager Dance.

sept/8
8pm

Bodywash

aug/31
7pm

Chief Brody

All about the good eats and the weird sounds. Roasted duck with some John Cage in the background.

aug/31
6pm

Taigenz

Taigenz has been honing his skills as an artist and performer since he was 11 years old. Working with various local producers, Taigenz took up the task of manufacturing and promoting his album independently, selling many during his three-year career program at Dawson College. He has since invested all the money from his past mixtapes into professionally producing the upcoming “Muntree EP”.In 2013, Taigenz embarked on a three-city tour with the Wu-Tang Clan affiliate member to Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton. Having opened for American hip-hop artists like Canibus, M.O.P., Denzel Curry, and performed in Paris, Atlanta and a number of Canadian colleges and universities, Monsieur 514 himself has began to regard his Canadian heritage as a growing part of his persona As a teenager, Taigenz developed his music as part of a collective of other hip hop artists called Black Glovez which opened for Big K.R.I.T. At the Belmont and Wiz Khalifa at MTL's Corona Theater. While artists like Nipsey Hussle, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are some of his current inspirations, Taigenz cites influences of a by-gone era like Nas, Eminem, 50 cent, Tupac, Biggie, Jay Z; a soon-to-be retiring generation of hip-hop pioneers and rap game-changers. The “Muntree EP” is a 7 track project all produced by his new musical partner Chamandy and is now available online via Live Mixapes, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

sept/6
7pm

Chromatones A Cappella

C"hromatones A Cappella formed in 2012 and is a passionate group of singers at McGill University. They perform songs drawn from all genres, inspired by the musical tastes of their members. Comprised of singers, beatboxers, and rappers from all across the world, their style reflect the unique diversity of their members. At the end of each semester, they hold a concert to showcase what they've been working on. You will also be able to find them performing at events around McGill and Montreal throughout the year, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

sept/7
6pm

Cloud Busting

Cool dj, singer, wannabe producer + keyboardist, music listener, nerd, etc. formerly known as chat ecoutant before i decided that was a bad name

sept/2
6pm

Velvet

Velvet started as the brainchild of Jerry Lego. The project is based in Montreal, and tries to incorporate all elements from Pop Rock's classic era (50's-80's). Known for its electrifying live performances as a three or six piece.

sept/1
8pm

Das Blankout

Underneath the coats of polish, brilliance and beauty lies a greater story. One that can't be told overnight. Fascinating as it is mesmerizing – it carries you. That was, is, and always will be: Das Blankout.

sept/9
8pm

Grand Splendid

FRock band Grand Splendid hail from Montreal and are excited to be on the local indie scene. Their upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies are attracting the attention of indie music lovers. They recently released their first EP Numbers, which was engineered by Maxime Audet-Halde (Doba Caracol) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, The Stills, Sam Roberts). In the studio, the band's musical exploration went beyond their guitar-driven sound, adding new textures with vintage keyboards, a pump organ and layered vocal harmonies. Their singles, Hopeless and Energy, have aired on several indie radio stations across North America, Europe and Asia. They also received support from UK rockers The Joy Formidable, who selected Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their sporadic podcasts. The buzz around the release of Grand Splendid's first EP landed them invitations to play at the NXNE and Canadian Music Week festivals in Toronto. They will continue presenting Numbers throughout the year with shows in Quebec and Ontario.

aug/29
7pm

Joy Scouts

aug/29
6pm

SHYRE

SHYRE is a creative collaboration launched by Montreal-native vocalist/pianist Sarah Rossy in 2013. SHYRE mixes instrumental textures with ethereal ambiance all while taking the listener on a journey through passages of prose in a unique aesthetic. Lush strings and angelic harmonies combine in a soundscape often described as ethereal and innocent in a marriage oforchestra and pop. Their first EP, "Winds", was released in June 2014. Their most recent EP, "Atlas Flag", was released in August 2015. In summer 2016, SHYRE made a 3-night sold-out debut at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The group is in pre-production for their first full-length album, set for release in 2017.

sept/6
8pm

Lithium Bridge

Listening to Lithium Bridge is opening a door to a whole new sphere of musical creativity. We discover an authentically elaborate world which only purpose is to make his audience feel unequalled emotions. Their ‘’wistful surf’’ sound navigate between alleviation and intensity; arrangements juggle easily with ambiences and vibes, often in a single song. We identify their unique dynamism by melodious dialogues of dreamy, reverberate guitars. The four members of Lithium Bridge united their expertise in 2015, giving birth to the distinct universe of the band.

aug/29
5pm

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella, affectionately nicknamed TX, is McGill University’s oldest (and coolest) a cappella group. As one of the University’s finest vocal groups, they pride themselves on their versatility. This group of talented and hardworking students arrange and perform music from all different genres, including jazz, rock, R&B, pop and country. TX performs at events all over campus, benefit events and fundraisers, private functions, celebrations, weddings, bookstores and on the streets - just about anywhere people will let them sing! They’re thrilled to release their sixth CD this coming year.

sept/7
8pm

McGill Fight Band

Fight Band is McGill's musical ensemble that supports our athletes and sports fans! If you play an instrument or just want to bang on a cowbell for a while, come play and cheer with us at the weekly sports games we perform at throughout the year. We accept musicians of all skill and ability levels and most have no trouble learning the music! Fight Band is a very active and inclusive ensemble that gives you the opportunity to perform with an amazing group and meet people from all different backgrounds. Yes, we perform at sporting events, but we also host after-parties and other social events as well!

sept/7
7pm

The Funny Funk Band

From the first note you hear, your foot starts tapping, your head starts nodding. Before you notice, you’re on the dance floor. Your ears are drawn to the effortless fusion of funk, pop, hip-hop, and R&B. The crowd’s infectious energy draws you in and keeps you moving. Introducing, the Funny Funk Band. Toronto's own Funny Funk Band was born out of a variety show created by bassist and leader Jackson Steinwall. This combination of music and comedy quickly gained traction in both Toronto and Montreal. However, Steinwall and company (Humber and University of Toronto music students) soon realized their passion was funk. This pivotal moment switched the focus from laughs to brass. The Funny Funk Band has always said that the key to a good show is simple - “make ‘em dance”.

aug/29
8pm

The History of Gunpowder

The History of Gunpowder is a six-piece freak out orchestra that tight ropes the delicate balance between order and chaos. Through the fusion of sultry improvised jazz mayhem, swamp pirate rhythms, delectable funk grooves and growling blues vocals, this group emerges as an unforgettably unabashed and brazen musical experience

sept/9
6pm

MTQT

3 Music students + 2 Engineers + 2 Science guys. Multiply with some asian food. Add a lack of sleep. Divide with a "should've practiced this week"... Integrate some hope for the future. Derived from a heart for music = MTQT Our genre is generally restricted to Jazz (Swing, latin jazz, funk) and R&B but our members have extensive experience playing various genres that span from Classic/Orchestral music all the way to post-rock and Hip-Hop. We have also experimented with contemporary Asian pop!

sept/6
7pm

OneNessa

OneNessa is a Montreal based independent singer and songwriter.

sept/7
8pm

Made Them Lions

M.T.L. are much like their hometown; bilingual, intoxicating, and always looking to seize the moment. Founded by Mike Valletta and Matt Gillis, the band is known for their pop rock with hints of “feel good” reggae. Having shared the stage with some of today’s best known artists, including Simple Plan, Down With Webster, Sean Paul, B.O.B, The Wanted, Flo Rida and many more, there is no crowd M.T.L can’t incite to riot… in a good way! Three hit radio singles, a #1 Video on TV, and some fantastic shows coming out of their debut album, M.T.L was off to a promising start. Following the release of these charts topping singles, M.T.L has had success on television as well. Their music video for “Red Cups” stole and maintained the #1 spot for best video on Musique Plus for several weeks. After countless tours, festivals, TV and radio performances M.T.L have built a raging high octane live show packed with energy, high-flying acrobatics, and crowd sing alongs.

sept/8
7pm

People And Space

The tightly woven thread of brotherhood and an unwavring passion for the art of music is what lays the foundation for the symphonic endeavor that is People and Space. Born towards the beginning of 2010, the band has seen several line-up changes and has even played under a side project named "The Chuslas" for the latter half of 2013. Coming from a diverse musical background, the longest running comrades, Sid, Zak, Atanu & Imti continue their musical expedition by cooking up infectiously groovy tunes, strumming the crowd's heartstrings with their off the top, tongue-in-cheek stage antics and reverberating the stage with their unadulterated devotion for Rock n Roll!

aug/30
6pm

Super Freddy

Super Freddy is an Ottawa born artist of Cameroonian origin. Although he’s mainly focused on hip-hop, his influences range from Run-DMC to Oasis to Michael Jackson and everyone in between – he wants his music to make people feel good. He’s a part of the DRKSYDE Entertainment collective based in Montreal.

sept/2
6pm

The Corks

Formed in 2014, The Corks are a 4-piece rock band based in Montreal. What started off as a couple of friends jamming covers together slowly turned into a songwriting powerhouse, always coming up with new ideas. With the release of their first EP in September of last year and 2 new singles recently, they’ve been able to secure a whole bunch of gigs at various venues for the year 2016, including playing at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Their raw power is greatly manifested during their live performances, in which the combination of their enormous stage presence and energetic songs creates a memorable experience.

sept/2
8pm

The Half

The Half, a funk band [..] seemed to have brought a sizeable crowd of their own fans with them. Starting off with their own funkier take on the late Amy Winehouse’s, “Stronger Than Me,” they dove right into the expectant crowd with their tunes. However, it wasn’t until the next song where they really got into their groove (pun intended) and brought out their incredible, raw energy, causing the now fully­inebriated audience to dance and thrash as only the drunk youth can. \Egged on by the crowd’s reaction, the saxophonist led with several extended solos — several of which were played while running through the audience — culminating with an impromptu saxophone battle/duet. Even when their scheduled set came to a close, they proceeded to satiate a crowd thirsty for an encore performance with four more songs.As [the show] came to a close, exhausted students slowly meandered out of the venue after being exposed to an incredible display of musical talent and energy. ­ Counterpoint, Issue 1, February 2016.

sept/8
6pm

The Sweaty Palms

A mix of Reggae and Rock feels with jazzy drums and smooth bass lines.

sept/31
5pm

Vinyl Love

Vinyl Love Sound System est un collectif de Dj qui célèbre la culture du disque à Montréal. La diversité est toujours au menu: House, Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Reggae, High Life, Disco, AfroBeat!

sept/1
5pm