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Friday line-up !
Montreal trio Le Couleur, created by Laurence Giroux-Do, Patrick Gosselin and Steeven Chouinard, first rose to prominence with an electro-pop sound as bright as the lights of the now-defunct Studio 54 with the EPs Voyage Love (2013) and Dolce Désir (2015), followed by the acclaimed P.O.P. (2016) and Concorde (2020). With rich and irresistibly danceable performances, Le Couleur delivers decadent and dynamic shows – full of exhilarating energy. In addition to their 4 European tours (UK, FR, IT), the trio, which has over 100 dates under its belt, has made notable appearances at SXSW (US), Sound City (UK), Fimpro (MX), etc. Le Couleur is back with a new single “Sentiments nouveaux”, a languorous slow disco track flirting with 80’s sounds, which brings us to the search of sensations, exaltations. This first single is a preview of a new album to come in the fall of 2023.
Gros Mené is Fred Fortin’s groovy, fuzzed-out, and gruff vehicle. With tones, big riffs and blues forms put through the wringer, he comes back with Pax Et Bonum: an immersive trip of a third album, vast and occult celebration and deviant, messy and delirious.
Active since 2016, zouz quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with both on stage and on record via their aptly named EP1 and EP2 – and will have long plotted to redefine their sonic spectrums before arriving at their debut album, five years later. The abrupt and disproportionate rock that first made them known has consciously mutated into thinking noise, evacuating the bravado aspect of rock in order to reveal a zone for anguish, sadness, love. The result is Vertigo: a rock album of permeable compartments, with more complex arrangements and rhythms, often connoting math rock and post-punk without ever settling into a single box, and filled with poetic images of free fall, affections, and decline. It’s the work of a band that has reclaimed its means to become its own vehicle, and it’s being released this fall on Lazy At Work.
Gazoline is a veritable parade of powerful, audacious refrains, with no downtime, a promise always kept since its debut in 2012. It’s a fact: led by one of the province’s most flamboyant frontmen, the quartet drop and play with their Olympic rock as they can, with over 10 years of van behind the leather coat. Big wake in sight.
After appearances at every festival in Quebec, nominations at the Gala de l’ADISQ and the Prix de la Chanson SOCAN, they’re back with an explosive and/or danceable album, produced by Gus van Go (Les Trois Acccords, Robert Charlebois and more).
Saturday line-up !
Since their first EP release in 2007 and their first album Cliché Hot the following year, Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant (NB) and Jacques Alphonse Doucet (NS) have impressed journalists and the public alike with their catchy hip-hop/electro-flavored hooks. They soon became a must-see act, having performed at many festivals and venues around North America, France, and Belgium. The dangerously efficient Acadian duo recently released a sixth album, À la Carte (November 2021),and are as ready as ever to get the party going with you and to spread happiness wherever they go.
Born in Bromont (QC), Claudia Bouvette has been living and working in Montreal for a few years. A singer-songwriter, she has always been passionate about music. After having branched out into acting, she returned to her first love in 2019 and released her first EP featuring eight songs written and produced with Connor Seidel. We discover a funky, electro pop music, which borrows from hip-hop as well as from high-flying pop. During the next two years, she took advantage of the opportunity to perfect her songwriting and musical production techniques. Her first full-length, The Paradise Club, will be released on Bonsound in May 2022.
Silicon Beats is an open performance and improvisation collective in digital-electronic music founded in 2016. Composed of around fifteen musicians from various backgrounds, the project brings together artists from the Montreal electronic music scene around performance, improvisation and sharing.
At a time when the machine starts to think, Silicon Beats puts the human being back at the center of creation on machine by offering immersive shows always renewed, adapted to the environment, guided by the improvisation and the alchemy of its members.
Silicon Beats defends a proximity with the public and places itself as a vector of the popularization of electronic and digital creation’s tools.
Super Plage (Jules Henry) proposes a sound flirting with chill house and nu-disco sounds.
Very prolific, Super Plage unveils 3 albums during the pandemic: Super Plage I, Super Plage II (crowned Electro Album at GAMIQ 2021) and Électro-vacances, as well as a compilation of 21 remixes by Quebec artists with the participation of Anachnid, Les Shirley, Ariane Roy, Calamine, Laura Lefebvre to name a few. A snack while waiting for the new material to come.
Sunday line-up !
THE DAMN TRUTH
This legendary Quebec rock band, made up of Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar/vocals), PY Letellier (bass/vocals) and Dave Traina (drums/vocals), has toured Europe and the rest of the world opening for ZZ Top, The Sheepdogs, Styx and Rival Sons, sold out the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles and played every year at the Théatre Corona in their hometown of Montreal. in their hometown of Montreal.
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of rock, as The Damn Truth live in concert is an experience you’ll never forget!
Les Shirley is a kick-ass all-female rock power trio formed in Montreal in late 2018.
Raphaëlle Chouinard (vocals, guitar), Lisandre Bourdages (drums) and Sarah Dion (bass) were brought together by a strong desire to make the music they’d always wanted to hear as their life’s playlist, fueled by their unique friendship.
Their musical style is redefining the genre connecting the dots between 90’s grunge, 2000’s punk rock culture and catchy pop tunes with influences ranging from HAIM to Céline Dion.
It’s just the right dose of nostalgia mixed with a breath of fresh air, something that definitely stands out.
ENDRICK & THE SANDWICHES
Hailing from Montreal, Endrick & the Sandwiches candidly transgresses the unwritten laws of styles by naïvely drawing on rock, blues, pop, soul, r&b, psyche and alternative flavors. Obsessed with his blues heroes, Endrick channels his overflowing energy into his tracks, scathingly taking on all sorts of influences. The essence of the group, fundamentally festive, is the live because the party is a cure for the storm and Endrick & The Sandwiches are always up for the parade.