Blu Martini, 173 Ontario St. (Original #OG51)
From the Coordinators: “Original #OG51 Showcasing Homegrown original bands and artists at Blu Martini, Ontario Street. This eclectic mix is a sample of Kingston’s finest and most original. From old soul story-telling, to hip-hop, to loudmouth punk, to melodic harmonies. The #OG51 stage sees no boundaries, just great, creative, local music.”
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Writing and recording original music since 2012, Bon has garnered the support of seasoned professionals who quickly took notice of his gift. His compositions are the perfect backdrop for an old-soul story-teller with a smoky tenor voice. Expect to hear some fantastic original music, with covers from artists like Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran, The Pixies, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Legend, and Eric Clapton.
This Wolfe Island singer/songwriter mixes styles and genres with a captivating and animated delivery in her energetic live show. Her charismatic material, vocal melodies, and clever turns of phrase capture the crowd. Influences include: Neko Case, Julie Doiron, T-Rex, Sarah Harmer. https://soundcloud.com/emilie-steele
Pop Punk energy and Alt-Rock smarts of the late 90’s and early 2000’s with a coat of fresh modern polish. Dennis is a diverse singer-songwriter whose captivating presence and connection with his audience, coupled with a growing repertoire of personal struggle and worldly observations, sets him apart from the musical acts of today.
Redwoods & Birch
Formed in early 2000’s as four friends started on their musical journeys, we have reunited almost 20 yrs later – with a heavier, more refined sound. Our influences span from Blind Melon to Tool, with a 70’s rock infusion.
A Rock & Roll celebration. Loud. Energetic. Honest. Passionate. Fierce. We are Some Giant.
Infotourist is a freewheeling rock-and-roll juggernaut employing quotable, acerbic satirical-essay-style lyrics to evoke presidential photo-ops, beta males, election correction, flickering fluorescent strip lights, day traders, and holy highways. After a decade in cryosleep, Infotourist has re-emerged with a rock opera about the rise of Trump. You really ought to see it. (http://infotour.ist)
Rotating your new favourite alternative tunes, fused with dynamic melodies, harmonies and jaw-slacking dance moves, Victrola is powered on. Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harmonies, Rock, Roll, a little ampersand…..what else do you need? Cut your wax disc, put the horn down and jive with Victrola. Dez – Drums, Jeff – Bass , Moira – Keys/Vocals, Matt – Guitars/Vocals
The Beta 58’s aren’t the answer, the pioneers, or the stars of anything. We’re the loudmouths you see playing rock and roll down the street in that bar that looks like it closed months ago. We play to get that last work week out of your head. Get your dancing shoes on and get to the front, we’re coming to a dive near you…
BAG$ = Bag Money
BAG$ = Bag Money is a hip hop band featuring members of Slaves of Spanky & Owl Farm founded in 2015 by rappers Footbags & Grampa who first began working together a decade earlier. Their self-titled debut album was released in the Spring of 2017 and can be heard on bandcamp, soundcloud, and youtube. https://www.facebook.com/bagmoneyrap/