upcoming events

Jul 22, Sat, 2017
Maverick Cinema
Sanctuary, the five song debut of Vancouver Island Folk-Rockers Maverick Cinema, is an elegant harmony of loss, and acceptance. Written in a time of personal crossroads, Sanctuary takes you on a journey of sorrow, burden, growth, resolution, and ultimately that time always goes on, whether you want it to stop, or move faster. With emotional lyrics blended famously with foot stomping drum beats, and melodic guitars Sanctuary will grasp hold of you, and leave you wanting more. Giving the picture of vast British Columbian forests, and the fierce waves of the West Coast Maverick Cinema's first studio effort is truly a reflection of the place they call home.
The Masters of Nothing
Weirdo Rock
Band Members
Milo the Giant/
Space Dog Shane/
Admiral Chill-2-the-Bone/
BeatMaster Blyth/
The Fuzzy Undertones
Allowing for the rowdiness of satan's basement to infuse with the calmness of the milky way… The full yin-yang experience, dancing through all the nooks and crannies of human emotion.
Jul 23, Sun, 2017
| 8:30 PM || $10.00 || 19+ |
Gas Station Mentality
2017 is going to be the year that THE MENTALITY becomes your ONLY means of survival.
Blake Hawley-Guitar,
Antoine Pelegrin-Bass,
Guillaume Pilote-Drums
Krosst Out
Punk rock, hip hop, and everything else. A fusion of genres but staying close to the roots that brought him up, Krosst Out seeks to break barriers.
Electronic Indie Pop duo from Montreal and Toronto. Toronto based.
These two young at heart individuals came from Montreal & moved into the big city of Toronto where they met and created Melotika.
Don't let the age gap fool you. Mel Yelle & Mista T Dot always knows what's up and knows how to make you 4Get the grind & feel the flow.
Born and raised in Montreal, no artist understands this kind of musical metamorphosis better than Alex Gilardino, aka Maniks, who got his start in the underground hardcore punk scene, and is now making a serious stab at the rap and hip hop game.
Hip-Hop from Ottawa
Terminal Joy
Beautiful, sick, filthy noise. Certain to leave a stain on your brain.
Jul 25, Tue, 2017
Native Harrow
Native Harrow is folk music out of place both in time and in construction. Sounds of yesterday paired with stories of today. The ambition of the 60s movement transported to the time and place of here and now.
Band Members
Devin Tuel - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Stephen Harms - Bass/Drums/Keys/Guitar
The Artichoke Hearts
The Artichoke Hearts are a folk trio self described as three forest nymphs pulled together by chance to sing, strum, plink and pluck.
Band Members
Caitlin Dolan - lead vocals, guitar
Kim Jackson - piano, vocals
Jessie Lyon - violin
Jul 26, Wed, 2017
| 7 PM |
Project Mantra
Project Mantra is a five piece indie rock/folk-punk band from Brockville, Ontario. We also often infuse hip hop sounds, and monologue driven mellow drama.
Band Members
Leigh Bursey
Justin Steacy
Alex Hodges
and featuring Matt Vanderbarren (Big Jube)
The Railway Hotel Band
Alterna-folk jangle pop from Ottawa, Canada.
The Railway Hotel is:
Sean - guitar
Ted - bass
Dan - drums
The Rifle and the Writer
The Rifle & The Writer is a Canadian Country music duo comprised of siblings Rebekka Paige and Colby Latocha formed in 2015. In January of 2016, they recorded their debut album Flowers of Chance in Nashville, TN. The album reflects on the hardest days of their lives caused by the fallout of previous failed musical pursuits. Dealing with regret, failed relationships, and second chances, it is an insight into the minds of two struggling musicians, and what it takes to reach ones goals.
Alex and Audrey Farewell Show
Jul 27, Thu, 2017
Mauve Grove
Band Members
CJ Hall: Vocals
Babs: Guitar Otis my man!: Bass
Dostoyevsky Jones: Drums
Avant-funk, hip-hop, and something else. Mauve Grove is from Toronto and hits deep grooves. Put a dip in your hip and a glide in your stride and let your conscious grumble.
Alanna Sterling
Alanna Sterling is a rainbow haired, sui generis singer/artist from Ottawa, Canada. Her multi-genre style ranges from jazz-blues, R&B and soul, to grunge rock, to indie folk.
Coming Up Next
Coming Up Next combines a rock and roll style with intricate harmonies to produce a unique classic rock sound that will blow you away! The original music performed by Coming Up Next has been in the works for years, as drummer Alec Norris and main vocalist Dan Gale have tried to find the perfect blend of talent and personality. In late 2015, the group finally found the right mix with the amazing skills of Arthur Daniel on lead guitar, and Matt Mikkelsens smooth bass lines. We are talking butter-smooth.
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