Music Export Canada and MusicOntario presents: Canadian Blast at M For Montreal 2014!
Music Export Canada and MusicOntario are excited to announce the details of our Canadian Blast showcase series at M for Montreal later this week! We have three sets by two excellent Ontario bands over the course of 2 days in Montreal, so definitely don't miss out if you're going to be at M for Montreal!
Here's what this edition of Canadian Blast has in store for you:
Thursday, November 20 at 10:00pm @ Club Soda (1225 St.Laurent Boulevard)
Upon returning to Toronto from a final European tour with his band, Peter Dreimanis sat in a candlelit bar paying little attention to the beat-up acoustic guitar being passed from patron to patron around him; that was until it found its home in the hands of Leah Fay. He sat listening dumfounded, realizing he had met his match. Clearheaded the next day, he started his search for the stranger from the bar with whom he seemingly shared a soul. He found her; they founded July Talk.
After linking up with Ian Docherty, Josh Warburton and Danny Miles, the band created a signature sound that is not easy to pigeonhole. Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by the members of Crazy Horse and youʼd have a good start. Striking a frenzied balance between Americana and dance-floor-filling indie-rock, July Talkʻs Beauty and the Beast aesthetic burns a little going down, but is sure to warm your belly and have you coming back for more.
After a year of relentless touring with the likes of Billy Talent, Matt Mays, Arkells, Sam Roberts and Besnard Lakes to name a few, their live show has gained a reputation as one of the most high energy, magnetic shows in the country. After a national American tour in the summer of 2013, they went into the studio to polish off a release slated for October 15th, on Sleepless Records. Not only will they continue their ruthless touring schedule in North America around this release, they plan to head across to Europe & Australia in the New Year.
Thursday November 20 at 1:25 pm at Cafe Campus (57 rue Prince Arthur Est)
Friday November 21 at 12:00am (midnight) at BarFly (4062 St.Laurent Boul.)
Toronto punk quartet The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores are a guaranteed booty shaking, fist pumping, machine built to make you sweat on the dance floor. Being named to North By Northeast top 60 tip-sheet, playing shows at the Edge 102.1, Afro Punk Festival, Indie Week Toronto, and Canadian Music Week, The OBGMs have shared the stage with artists such as Saul Williams, Janelle Monae and Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers. Feeding off pure energy and oozing with infectious drums and catchy synth lines: The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores are truly harbingers of the party groove..