Toronto-based all-women Filipina-Canadian ensemble Pantayo play kulintang, a pulsing, tonally charged instrumental form of music from Southeast Asia involving knobbed gong-chimes arranged horizontally according to melodic relationships. Their own incorporation of synths, keyboards, drums and bass into the traditional form has been described as lo-fi gong pop punk, gentle punk, and celestial R&B. Clearly a performance not to be missed!pantayo.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-x-avant-x
RainbowniteAlexandra Laird is now Rainbownite. After writing and performing synth pop as 'Lost Creatures' for the past 3 years, her new direction is heavily influenced by her love of dance music, particularly 90s house and garage.
Beauty ToolBeauty Tool is the project of Montreal producer Kyle Grimsrud-Manz. He describes his flavour of electronic music as inhabiting the uncanny valley. Partaking in both minimalism and maximalism, both pleasing harmony and dump-truck-esque noise, the music offers a strikingly intimate look into his psyche. While 2018 saw several cryptic and abstract Beauty Tool releases exploring themes of depression and internet addiction, these experimental sensibilities are slowly being juxtaposed onto a more traditional songwriting pallet. beautytool.bandcamp.com/
May 23rd 2019, 8:00 pmCasa Del Popolo, Montréal, QC
J.P. Mortier : Album launch / Lancement : Nation of IronMay 23rd 2019, 8:00 pmLa Vitrola, Montréal, QC
Gadji-GadjoMay 23rd 2019, 9:00 pmLa Sala Rossa, Montréal, QC
Lizzy & the Fanatics ~ Sasha Cay ~ ArtemisiaMay 23rd 2019, 9:30 pmLa Sotterenea, Montréal, QC