The New Colossus Festival Announces "Upstairs Neighbours Week" Lineup
THE NEW COLOSSUS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
“upstairs neighbours week” lineup
23–26 March, 2021
PRESENTING A SERIES OF SHOWCASES FOR EMERGING ARTISTS FROM ACROSS CANADA INCLUDING: BAD WAITRESS, BASEMENT REVOLVER, ELLEVATOR, MO KENNEY, TORIA SUMMERFIELD, tunic, WARES, VILLAGES, ZOON.
From March 23th to 26th, The New Colossus Festival and New Colossus Sessions team up with our neighbors to the north to present four evenings of our favorite new emerging music from Canada including: Bad Waitress (Toronto, ON), Basement Revolver (Hamilton, ON), Ellevator (Hamilton, ON), Mo Kenney (Halifax, NS), Toria Summerfield (Saskatoon, SK), tunic (Winnipeg, MB), Villages (Halifax, NS), Wares (Edmonton, AB), Zoon (Hamilton, ON), and more.
Soon after wrapping up the 2020 edition of The New Colossus Festival on March 15, organizers Lio Kanine, Mike Bell, and Steven Matrick launched The New Colossus Sessions, a weekly live series featuring interviews and performances by artists from around the world. Hosted by Brad Wagner (PASTE/Daytrotter), the sessions offer an opportunity to keep the music going while building a community of fans during a time when public gatherings are not currently possible and most importantly, provide a necessary outlet for participating artists to discuss their music and upcoming plans.
In October of 2020, The New Colossus Sessions launched a special program in partnership with Exclaim! called “upstairs neighbours” in order to create a new home for all the amazing music coming out of Canada. The festival itself featured a wonderful selection of bands and artists from across the country, so it made sense to put together sessions focusing on our latest finds. “Canada has such a diverse pool of artists,” says New Colossus Co-Founder Mike Bell. “We’re thrilled that we’ve represented this diversity with the performers participating next week.”
Since pandemic restrictions mean that The New Colossus Festival is on hold until 2022, upstairs neighbours serves as an excellent preview of what’s to come once the festival is able to resume showcasing music at the best independent music venues on the Lower East Side.
upstairs neighbours schedule:
Tues March 23rd
Bad Waitress (Toronto, ON)
Ellevator (Hamilton, ON)
Zoon (Hamilton, ON)
Weds March 24th
Basement Revolver (Hamilton, ON)
tunic (Winnipeg, MB)
Wares (Edmonton, AB)
Thurs March 25th
Mo Kenney (Halifax, NS)
Toria Summerfield (Saskatoon, SK)
Villages (Halifax, NS)
Friday March 26th
Kristian North (Montreal, QC)
Yoo Doo Right (Montreal, QC)
upstairs neighbours week is presented by:
Alberta Music, CIMA, Manitoba Music, Music Nova Scotia, MusicOntario, and SaskMusic
With support from: FACTOR & The Government of Canada and The Consulate General of Canada in New York and Ontario Creates, The Radio Starmaker Fund, Re:Sound, SOCAN and Stingray.
The New Colossus Sessions are also supported by Exclaim! along with Lyricfind, and CAB.
Please tune in next Tuesday–Friday at: