BLUMartini, 178 Ontario Street. (Original #OG51)
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We Live Next Door
we live next door are a progressive folk duo based in Kingston, Ontario. Their music is an eclectic mix of folk storytelling and progressive rock, making use of unconventional harmonies and innovative chord structures. You can catch them at their Musiikki Cafe residency on the first and third Sunday of every month. More info.
Dympna McConnell Band
Singer-songwriter Dympna is an old friend of our beloved Joe whom she commemorates in her beautiful ballad, Amsterdam, written shortly after his tragic death in ’99. Past festivals have featured a more acoustic version of her songs; this year she returns to her 90’s roots with this driving, electric version of same, accompanied by stellar bandmates Peter, Owen, and Andy!
Hellhound Trail’s blend of cutting blues, classic rock, and expressive soul delights listeners everywhere they perform. Their setlist is ever growing and carefully constructed to showcase favourites like Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, and BB King, with some original material blended into the mix. This hardworking band puts on a great show for the enjoyment of the blues enthusiast and the casual listener. More info.
Sweet Talk Jackie
Sweet Talk Jackie, formed in 2015, is a Canadian Rock band based out of Kingston Ontario. Members consist of Cole LeBlanc (Vocals & Guitar), Cameron Gravelle (Bass & Vocals), and Steve Vanden Engel (Drums). This rock band blends influences from such artist as “Thrice”, “Red Hot Chilli Peppers”, “Stone Temple Pilots”, “The Tea Party” and many more. More info.
Redwoods & Birch
dudes who use music as an excuse to hangout. Childhood friends who have been playing together for nearly 20 years culminating into smokey jams. Drawing influences from every direction and genre, redwoods and birch bring an original and loud rock performance each time.
The Winter in Canada
The winter in canada are a recent addition to the Kingston music scene. Making alternative rock and roll punk music, the band’s influences vary from grunge to classic rock. Originally conceived of as a home recording project in 2015, the project became a full band in January 2019 with their live debut. More info.
Deux Trois comes at their songs with a vast spectrum of influences in mind; their new material aims to touch on each simultaneously, with a new wave, post-punk, and classic rock feeling. Through tumultuous times and every chance they get, they give their all to the project, with the hope that they can make a truly great record. They got together in the summer of 2017, and released their first record, ‘Health’, the following summer. This summer, they release their second studio record, yet to be named, and are more excited than ever to finish it, play it, and get it out.
Hailing from Canada’s rock capital: Kingston, Ontario. 8-Bit Heroes formed to work on their album, ‘Try Blowing In It’, released January 16th. Their goal was to create modern music with a nostalgic sound, and image, based around 90s culture. So dust off your Walkman, and get ready for a post-punk adventure of neverending parties and toxic relationships. More info.