Blu Martini, 173 Ontario St. (Alternative Rock Venue)
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After the News
Shauna Weima, Lee Casement, Jamie Young, and Lisa Bresee Menard have created a subtle, emotional, and sonically-warm collection of songs that is sure to soothe the soul. Their songs can be performed in their most basic form, or can come alive on festival stages with keys, horns and percussion, adding to the music’s charming aesthetic. http://tinyracket.com/bands/afterthenews/
Fossils & Gospels
We are all about the art and craft of songwriting, articulate and inspired drums, riffy rocking leads, groovy smooth rhythm, soulful sing-song vocals inspired by the best song writing bands over several decades. Attention and respect are given to all elements of the process, paying off in an original set filled with a strong sense of style, without monotony.
This indie rock band are influenced by bands such as Coldplay, U2, Tokyo Police Club, and Hollerado. After a debut EP in late 2015, they just released their first full-length album. Alex Daicar (bass), Colin Watts (vocals), Jonah Baetz (drums), and Max Tinline (guitar) write and record all of their original work, intent on breaking through the Canadian music industry.
Nothin But Mental
An original, evolutionary, genre-bending hip-hop band, featuring strong reggae roots and bluesy styles combined with rock n’ roll and other worldly sounds. This six piece band play original tunes and familiar covers with a unique twist – sure to get the dance floor going for all ages and diverse crowds.
With two contrasting lead singers, the Meringues bring a little something to the table for everyone. Influenced by bands like July Talk, Mother Mother, and The Hives, they put on a hectic, whirlwind of a live performance. Rounding out the band are Phil (bass) and Josh (drums).
Soaring lyrics, riffs that get stuck in your head, unbelievable solos, punchy bass lines, and hard-pounding drums, Pat Marshall, Joe Pelow, and Tara Morewood, put on a high energy show that will make everyone excited about the future of Rock and Roll. Having used instruments from Joe’s MILL, they are sincerely happy to repay in their own small way
Three Thousand Dollar Carpets
“It takes longer to say their name than to decide you like their music” – High on Live, 2016 “Through searing riffs, fun stage antics, heartfelt lyrics and infectious grooves; 3KC is a band you MUST see. The musicianship and camaraderie of these guys is such a true delight to witness.” – Ricky Brant, formerly of Kingston band Shushlang, 2017.
Toronto-based, influences include Billy Talent, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Finger Eleven, Our Lady Peace, Green Day, & Sum 41. Howling guitar duets echo a lost era. New noises. Killer vocals and harmonies. Happy words, sad words. Wild young musicians pounding out a heavy, sometimes-simple, sometimes-complex orchestration of power-rhythms, riffs, beautiful chord changes and melodies – and it feels like a party. uforiamusic.ca