Here’s our look ahead for Fall 2015! To begin, here’s a brief overview, but please make sure to scroll further for longer details on each project and, of course, listen to new music.
A handful of upcoming events:
Jackson-Triggs Summer season- continues until Sept 11- NOTL, Ontario
Camp Wavelength – August 28-30 – TORONTO, Ontario
Festival de Musique Emergente – Sept 3-6 – ROUYN-NORANDA, Quebec
Canadian Folk Music Awards – National Strum & nominee announcement – September 9 – EDMONTON, Alberta
Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend – November 6-8 – EDMONTON, Alberta
Also, if you have a moment, this past April, Ronnie Morris, best known in the Canadian music scene as the bass player for controller.controller and Lioness, suffered two massive strokes.Family and friends are optimistic he can make a full recovery. There’s a fundraising campaign to help with his post-hospital care. Please donate, if you are able. www.ronniemorrisrecovery.com
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September 11, 2015 (New West Records)
The album is the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer’s first for his new label New West Records, and showcases eight new pop songs recorded and arranged in collaboration with yMusic – a critically acclaimed NYC-based sextet – along with the debut recording of Folds’ 21-minute “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra,” with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and his own historic Grand Victor Sound (aka RCA Studio A) in Nashville, the album is marked by its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.
Dodge and Burn will be released worldwide in September 2015 on Third Man Records and will feature eight brand new songs, along with four previously released tracks remixed and remastered. Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence spent their rare and sporadic free moments over the past year recording together in Nashville. The thick and heavy Dodge and Burn will satisfy your urges for the dark magic that is The Dead Weather for a very long time.
Dralms unveils a debut full-length album, Shook, which releases globally on October 2, 2015 via Boompa Records (North America) and Full Time Hobby (Europe.)
Dralms is Christopher Smith’s latest project, which, over the past year, released two celebrated EPs; Crushed Pleats and Pillars & Pyre. While those exquisitely rendered and emotionally bold EP’s were perhaps gentle threats of future Dralms offerings, today’s towering first single (also titled ‘Shook’) lends more clues. Power, control, tension and release, heavy dialogue and a soft landing – Shook is a world of emotions and extremes, a compelling and seductive missive, that might reveal itself to be one of 2015’s most unique.
Oct 9 – VANCOUVER, BC – Index (Release show)
The idea for a solo project came to Vivanne Roy (of Montreal’s Les Hay Babies) during the last three years on the road with Les Hay Babies. The Acadian singer and guitarist was somewhat rootless due to their intense tour schedule and continuously traveling from city to city with no stable point of reference. This, of course, gave rise to a new creative process that gained momentum as the days went on. She will release her first solo EP under the moniker Laura Sauvage this fall on Simone Records. Tour dates will be announced in the future.
Oct 15 – MONTREAL, QC – Casa del Popolo
Corb Lund releases his ninth album this October via New West Records. Produced by Dave Cobb, the album features ten new songs. First single “Weight of The Gun” is premiering soon.
Sept 9 – TORONTO, ON – Media Event
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ev ree wuhn’s self-titled debut (2013) solidified them as a group to watch within the electronic music community, and set the foundation for their upcoming EP Found You due for release this October. Without taking themselves too seriously, they have created an EP that transcends various genres. Their complete control over the EP’s construction – from recording to mastering – allows for an authentic sound that portrays particular confidence. The EP was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered exclusively by the three members of ev ree wuhn, in their home studios, taking advantage of abnormal instrument combinations including harp, wind instruments, African and Asian percussion, vintage synths, grand piano and more.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed 2013 debut, (disambiguation), AA Wallace’s sound has evolved from minimalist bedroom synth-pop compositions into something resembling a psychedelic disco orchestra, blending elements of pop, Krautrock, soul and acid house.
“With an infectious mix between energetic Rich Aucoin and dance-hungry Robert DeLong, AA Wallace is able to create a party out of almost any setting…” – Dusty Organ
Sept 18 – OTTAWA, ON – Café Nostalgia
Sept 19 – MONTREAL, QC – O Patro Vys (Pop Montreal)
Sept 25 – TORONTO, ON – Dundas Video w/ PRISON GARDE, Jokers of the Scene
Sept 26 – OSHAWA, ON – Wasted Space w/ Mune
Oct 2 – WINDSOR, ON – Harvesting the FAM Festival
Oct 3 – GUELPH, ON – Van Gogh’s Ear
Oct 29 – CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Baba’s Lounge w/ Sorrey
Oct 30 – HALIFAX, NS – The Seahorse w/ Tupperware Remix Party
Oct 31 – FREDERICTON, NB – Wilser’s Room
Nov 7 – TORONTO, ON – Junction City Music Hall
Not quite country, Americana, folk, songwriter or pop, Daniel Romano’s exquisite and expansive new album, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’, was released on July 31 via New West Records, is pieces of each. Self-produced and largely self-performed in his hometown Welland, Ontario, near Niagara, the album features Romano’s baritone croon and poetic hard luck storytelling set atop an expanded palette filled with sweeping strings, blasts of horn, stately piano, twangy pedal steel, an 808 drum machine and swaths of accordion.
“You won’t hear a more open hearted, impassioned and lyrically rich roots album this year.” 9/10 – Exclaim!
“Some of the best country music being made these days. He’s grounded yet ambitious, clearly in tune with the genre’s best signifiers and songwriters.” NNNN – Now Magazine
Aug 22 – EUREKA, MT – Down From The Mountain Music Fest
Aug 23 – BILLINGS, MT – The Pub Station
Aug 25 – ST PAUL, MN – Turf Club
Aug 26 – MADISON, WI – Frequency
Aug 28 – WELLAND, ON – Downtown Summer Music Festival w/Spencer Burton
Aug 29 – FRIENDSHIP, IN – Whispering Beard Folk Fest
Sept 3 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill,
Sept 12 – RALEIGH, NC – Hopscotch Music Fest
Sept 14 – BOONE, NC – Boone Saloon
Sept 16 – KNOXVILLE, TN – Jig & Reel
Sept 17 – NASHVILLE, TN – Americana Festival
Sept 18 – BRISTOL, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept 19 – BRISTOL, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept 24 – ATLANTA, GA – The Earl
Sept 25 – ATHENS, GA – Normaltown Hall
Sept 26 – WAYCROSS, GA – Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival
Sept 30 – LITTLE ROCK, AR – White Water Tavern
Oct 1 – FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The Lightbulb Club
Oct 2 – HOT SPRINGS, AR – Hot Water Hills Festival
Oct 3 – DALLAS, TX – The Foundry
“Echoes of Led Zeppelin III’s blend of English folk music and Southern blues as well as a DIY garage-rock aesthetic…” – Exclaim!
In 2013, Lisa LeBlanc hit the road and followed the path of the Beat Generation across Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin and San Francisco. It was during this trip that she found the inspiration for Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted. The result is an Americana sound infused with the spirit of the Maritimes.
Sept 9 – VICTORIA, BC – Upstairs Cabaret
Sept 10 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Biltmore
Sept 12 – EDMONTON, AB – Studio 96
Sept 15 – HIGH RIVER, AB – High River Masonic Hall
Sept 16 – CALGARY, AB – Festival Hall
Sept 17 – OTTAWA, ON – CityFolk Festival
Sept 19 – KINGSTON, ON – The Mansion
Sept 22 – TORONTO, ON – Dakota Tavern
Sept 25 – SUDBURY, ON – Spectacle de clôture du 400e de Sudbury
Sept 26 – HAMILTON, ON – Mills Hardware
Billboard describes Policy as “a sophisticated amalgam of styles: garage rock, synth-and-sax minimalism, and HoJo-lounge funk.”
Will Butler is on tour this fall.
Sept 18 – MONTREAL, QC – Pop Montreal (Théâtre Rialto, 8 p.m.)
Sept 19 – OTTAWA, ON – CityFolk
Sept 20 – TORONTO, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sept 21 – TORONTO, ON – Lee’s Palace (TURF Club Bonus Series, 10 p.m.)
“…a scorching psych post-rocker, with gothic atmosphere.” – Ride The Tempo
Sunstroke, produced by Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq, Fond of Tigers, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith), is Copilots’ third album and their second release through Drip Audio. The band brings their collective experience with and love for avant-garde jazz, punk, free improv, pop, noise, and psychedelic rock into a beautiful and mysterious balance.
Sunstroke features a deep rhythmic foundation, fierce and tender guitar playing, soaring vocals, and surreal synth and string textures. Dream-like lyricism explores memories of childhood, the power of wilderness, mortality and the creative act.
Sept 2 – CRESTON, BC – The Snoring Sasquatch
Sept 3 – RED DEER, AB – Fratters
Sept 4 – EDMONTON, AB – Wunderbar (w/ Ghostkeeper)
Sept 5 – CALGARY, AB – The Palomino (w/ Labcoast and Ghostkeeper)
Sept 11 – LONDON , ON- DNA Artspace
Sept 12 – WINDSOR, ON – The Phog Lounge (Phog Phest)
Sept 13 – HAMILTON, ON – Homegrown Hamilton
Sept 14 – OTTAWA, ON – Raw Sugar
Sept 1 8 – TORONTO, ON – 6pm at Bloor/Ossington Folk Fest
Sept 18 – TORONTO, ON – 10pm at Burdock
Sept 19 – GUELPH, ON – Guelph Jazz Festival
Oct 1 – NANAIMO, BC – The Cambie (w/ Wooden Indian Burial Ground)
Oct 2 – VICTORIA , BC – The Copper Owl (w/ Wooden Indian Burial Ground & Island Eyes)
Nov 13 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
“…collective dropped jaws, wide eyes and raised eyebrows over their astonishing performance. Onstage they are a musical force of skilled improvisation, mind-blowing technique and a fury of energy.” – Stories Behind The Songs
Vancouver duo Peregrine Falls are currently working on their debut album with renowned producer Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq).
Sept 4 – ROUYN-NORANDA, QC – Festival de Musique Emergente (FME)
Steve Earle and his longtime band The Dukes are on tour in support of his latest album Terraplane (New West). The 11-track album was produced by R.S. Field (Buddy Guy, John Mayall), engineered by Earle’s production partner Ray Kennedy and recorded at House of Blues Studio D in Nashville, TN.
Canadian Tour Dates
Aug 30 – COQUITLAM, BC – Hard Rock Casino w/ The Dukes
Aug 31 – DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre w/ The Dukes
Sept 26 – MONTREAL, QC – Corona Virgin Mobile Theatre w/ The Dukes
Sept 27 – TORONTO, ON – Massey Hall w/ The Dukes
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“Astonishingly beautiful” – Globe and Mail
Currently finishing up four months of sold out shows in North America and Europe in support of Chambers, Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett recently announced their first show at Massey Hall in Toronto on Friday, February 5, 2016 and at Salle Wilfred Pelletier at Place des Arts in Montreal on Monday, February 8, 2016.
Canadian Tour Dates
Feb 5, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – Massey Hall
Feb 8, 2016 – MONTREAL, QC – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
JACKSON-TRIGGS CONTINUES THEIR SUMMER SEASON
On now until September 11, 2015
Providing one more reason for destination tourism, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Amphitheatre’s summer season pairs wine and local food with music for yet another sure-to-be-sold-out season in the gorgeous vine-filled region of Ontario.
August 14 & 15 – Jann Arden
August 21 – Stars
August 22 – Rootstock featuring Joel Plaskett, David Myles, Mo Kenney w/ CBC Radio host Tom Power
August 29 – Spirit of the West
September 4 & 5 – Arkells
September 11 – Steven Page
Toronto Island, August 28-30, 2015
Camp Wavelength is a new, intimate, boutique festival launching on Toronto Island the final weekend of August, 2015. Presented by Wavelength Music, Toronto’s non-profit, DIY community hub, Camp Wavelength is seeking the best independent music and the arts from Canada and the world.
The three day festival running from Friday, August 28 until Sunday, August 30, boasts a line-up that is 95% Canadian, with acts from five provinces. Highlights of the stacked music line-up include: the long-awaited return of Toronto electro heroes Holy F*#k, beloved rock collective The Wooden Sky, 20-year post-rock veterans Do Make Say Think, critically buzzing folk-pop artist The Weather Station (“the best folk album of the year” says The Fader), the hypnotic electronics of Montreal’s Doldrums, Toronto shoegaze-dreamers Moon King, unabashed glam-popsters Blonde Elvis who Pitchfork describes as “stardust-speckled psychedelic pop”, Vancouver ambient music maestro Loscil, and Montreal Congolese electro-pop artist Pierre Kwenders.
FESTIVAL DE MUSIQUE EMERGENTE
September 3 – 6, 2015
The 13th edition of the Festival de Musique Emergente (FME) is being held from September 3rd to 6th in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. This year’s festival, a tastemaking event that kicks off the fall/winter music scene in Quebec, which completely takes over the northwestern mining town of Rouyn-Noranda, will be bursting with an impressive and varied line-up of bands from Quebec and around the world.
CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
National Strum & nominee announcement CFMA-EN-logo
Edmonton City Hall, Edmonton, Alberta – September 9, 2015 at 12 p.m. MST
The first ever National Strum will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Favouring a podium-free event and putting folk music front and centre, the event kicks off at Edmonton City Hall at noon local time and will feature musical guests. The National Strum serves as a celebration of Canadian Folk music and ushers in the announcement of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards’ nominees. 19 categories of CFMA nominees will be announced.
Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend
Edmonton, Alberta – November 6-8, 2015
The 11th edition of the CFMA weekend takes place November 6-8, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta and includes concerts from many of the nominees. The gala awards event, featuring live performances from some of the best of Canada’s folk community, happens at the Citadel Theatre on November 8, 2015.
RONNIE MORRIS RECOVERY
On Friday, April 24, Ronnie Morris, best known in the Canadian music scene as the bass player for controller.controller and Lioness, suffered two massive strokes, in his brain stem and his cerebellum, as well as a double vertebral artery dissection. Family and friends are optimistic he can make a full recovery.
Ontario’s health care system (OHIP) limits post-stroke physiotherapy care for victims between the age of 20-64. Ronnie’s friends have launched a funding site, www.ronniemorrisrecovery.com to assist with the post-hospital care he requires.