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/
From April 5th to May 21st 2020Multiple locations
Nous perçons les oreilles · PLANT + GGRILApril 7th 2020, 8:30 pmLa Sala Rossa, Montréal, QCSale is over
Apriliis Festival MMXX : Passe Trois JoursFrom April 9th to 11th 2020La Sala Rossa, Montréal, QCCanceled
Apriliis Festival MMXX: Jour 1April 9th 2020, 7:30 pmLa Sala Rossa, Montréal, QCCanceled