With a concise yet scratchy fusion of folk, rock and psychedelia in a stripped-down style, Devarrow is the moniker of Canadian songwriter, Graham Ereaux.
Hailing from Toronto, DJ MelBoogie is one of the country’s best-known female DJs. She has 25 years of experience in radio as host and mixshow DJ. Her ability to engage the crowds has landed her top DJ awards and regular DJ residencies with Guess, Roots, Victoria’s Secret, and Ralph Lauren.
Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ-producer Shub continues to pioneer a growing genre of electronic music. Born Dan General, Shub began his career with nationally-acclaimed electronic music trio A Tribe Called Red, performing across North American stages with some of the biggest recording artists in today’s industry and winning a Juno Award in 2014. His EP "PowWowStep" was a nominee in the Indigenous Music category at the 2018 Juno Awards. In 2017, his music video for ‘Indomitable’ (featuring Northern Cree Singers) was also nominated for a Much Music Video Award.
15 year Vet of the Halifax Hip-Hop scene DJ Uncle Fester is always creating. A founding member of the Backburner crew, Fes has worked on many award winning albums and with artists from all across North America. Recording, Engineering, Producing, DJing, Beat Making and touring with The Extremities are all ways in which Fes has spread his sound across the map. With all this work already put in and no signs of slowing down, Fes is feeling a little thirsty…so let's get #sippy
Since 2005's debut EP, Thank You, Dog Day has shown a singular ability to manifest excitement. A restful hibernation followed 2013's prophetically named Fade Out, and now the perennial Dog Day is sprouting again. Seth Smith, Nancy Urich, original returning drummer KC Spidle and brand new member Meg Yoshida have coalesced into a brand new doggy. Yoshida and Spidle play together in Bad Vibrations, Yoshida and Urich play together in Not You—this mix of comfort, friendship and Smith's meaningful pop songs is the musical equivalent of pulling out your spring jacket from storage and finding a crisp $20 in the pocket. With a brand new record on the way, Dog Day is emerging from a comfortable silence between friends with something captivating to say.
With over 300 songs written and recorded, album of the year credits, and multiple continent-spanning tours, Eamon McGrath has developed a body of work that could rival that of any artist 15 years his senior.
Expanda Fuzz is a dark cuisine of droney hooks, garage spunk and muddy pop, crushed with a Velvet Underground spirit, Helium flavour and Suicide daydream.
As a first-generation Nigerian-American raised in his city’s historic Third Ward, heritage has always been important to Fat Tony. He became a key player in the Houston music scene as a young teen. Inspired by the independent spirits he looked up to—from the Ramones and the Germs to UGK and Slum Village—he began throwing shows at local venues and friends’ houses. He booked bands of all types from all over, hand-made flyers and mailed them to addresses nabbed from the student directory. Meanwhile, he toured regionally and earned a rep as a fierce performer, eventually racking up four consecutive annual “Best Underground Hip-Hop” awards from the Houston Press while studying communications at the University of Houston.
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From Third Ward, Houston.
He's won the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 Houston Press Music Awards' Best Underground Hip Hop award!
Fat Tony wrote his second album “Smart Ass Black Boy” in two days!
Houston just named July 28th "Fat Tony Day" in his honour.
The brainchild of Mike D'Eon (The Establishment, Kuato, Bike Rodeo), Fossil Cliffs is a psychedelic garage rock band steeped in alternate tunings and punctual sludge-pop rhythms.
"It's your apocalypse potluck jam!" - Raina Douris, CBC's Q
An audiophile's dream, Future Peers present a vision of the future ruled by killer robots in thrall to the aspirational teachings of Tony Robbins. Dance Pop meets Art Rock in a demolition derby. Let's party like it's the end times!
Future States' songs straddle the line between pop and experimental; layers of weaving keys, woozy guitars and sampled sounds all sustained by propulsive rhythms. On top of these dense textures sit pristine pop melodies and reverb-soaked harmonies.
When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. Since then, Gaelynn has played over 250 shows in 42 states and seven countries.
With her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin, she guides the listener through a journey that explores the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.
Big Cedar Fever is a string swing band out of central Texas that specializes in Western Swing and Jazz. Their three part harmonies and tight musical arrangements draw listeners in, only to be taken away by the classic style and lyrics that recall another time and place.
Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music explores the human experience through shadow and light, and celebrates the courage within.
Ghettosocks a true disciple of Golden-Era Rap music, as well as a multiple award-winning, JUNO Award nominated artist. Aside being noted as one of the top rappers in Canada (in The CBC’s Top 25 Greatest Canadian Rappers Ever), Socks is no stranger to touring (The US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and beyond), production or DJing. In addition to the numerous accolades, Socks gets heavy play - everywhere from online indie blogs, to CMJ charts (campus radio), to iTunes, to DJ Premier's "Live from HeadQCourterz" radio show.
Gianna Lauren is a project of atmosphere and warmth. Lush arrangements and measured vocals create a haunting ambiance. Her latest LP M o v i n g P a r t s is out now (Forward Music // Record Centre Records).
Gone in April unites Canadian and American musicians from various backgrounds, creating a unique blend of raw power and soaring melodies. The band released its 1st album We Are But Human in 2011 and 2nd album Threads of Existence in 2016 and has performed in North-America and Asia.
Goodbye Honolulu evoke a 90s slacker vibe mixing vintage garage rock n roll history with modern elements, it’s not exactly pop and it’s not exactly punk. They have toured the USA with Hinds, have a new release "More Honey" coming out November 09 and a new single on Burger Records.
Montréal’s Helena Deland writes songs that are a testimony of a given time or place, converting her memories to something that sounds, in a word, unforgettable. A myriad of influences filter in and out of her writing, from ’60’s Parisian pop to indie folk to fuzz rock.
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A relatively new Canadian artist having only released one EP & one four-part album.
Helena began writing in High School.
She describes her sound as "sincere pop."
She loves to read and is currently reading "The Portrait of Dorian Grey."
Hello Delaware are a force to reckon with. With syrupy sweet, yet gritty vocals. Edgy, danceable melodies and lyrics everyone can get behind; this is whiskey-fueled pop - rock. Feminist AF.