Friday Night Indie Series

Location:
Date: Friday, 7 Jul 2017 - Friday, 1 Sep 2017
Time: Friday Evenings at 8PM
Every Friday night at 8PM in July and August, experience Canada's indie music scene in the heart of Blue Mountain Village. Arrive early to catch an opening act at 7PM.

 
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are renentless touring artists known for their high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying performance. They have recently toured the UK with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the EU with Dr. Dog and XIXA and the US with Tinariwen. They have also shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Booker T Jones, Mother Mother, The Sheepdogs, and Serena Ryder and have played their fair share of festivals including: Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Montreal  Jazz Fest, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Festival D’Ete de Quebec  and Regina Folk Festival. 2017 will see the band bringing their bed of chaos to a festival, hunterland and city near you with their new album, Apocalipstick.

OPENING ACT: HUNNAY
 

 
Bleeker are steadily building a rock solid name for themselves in their native Canada. But despite an altered band name and a slightly revamped lineup, Bleeker's aesthetic and work ethic remain as sturdy and as unshakable as ever. Musically, Bleeker cross-pollinate the swagger of The Rolling Stones with psych-tinged groove, and therefore they fall among Royal Blood, Struts, The Black Keys, and Jet in the alt rock spectrum. But what sets them apart is an ever-so-subtle current of loose cannon danger that courses through every riff, note, and melody of their latest album Erase You.

OPENING ACT: FERRARO


 

Singer-songwriter Andria Simone was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her style can be described as “soul-flavoured”, but she is a lover of many genres.  Andria has rapidly made the move up to major music festivals without skipping a beat. She has made converts and sold huge numbers of CDs via electrifying performances at such events as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto Beer Festival and The Southside Shuffle. She has now earned committed fans across the Atlantic. In June 2014, Andria Simone and Those Guys won the Hennessy Talent Quest, a prestigious international competition for new musical talent, and were chosen to be a major part of the 6th Annual Lancaster Music Festival in the U.K.

OPENING ACT: VACAY


 
Founded and fronted by √©migr√© Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.

OPENING ACT: THOMPSON WILSON

 
Wild Rivers is a Toronto-based indie folk band that has carved out their name as one of the North America’s most exciting young acts. They released their debut album in April 2016, and celebrated the achievement with a sold-out show at Toronto's Adelaide Hall. Wild Rivers are forging a path through the Canadian folk scene and beyond: consistently packing venues in Canada and the US, and obtaining loyal new fans along the way.

OPENING ACT: CHRIS BLATCHFORD

 
Born and raised on the Six Nations Reserve, the young multi­-instrumentalist Logan Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens. Once in a blue moon an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. The voice is haunting and distinct, immediate in its character. The songs feel like they truly belong to the artist—a product of passion, compulsion, and musical commitment. Armed with his guitar and harmonica he has played frequent live shows in bars and venues across the world. In addition to his solo work, Staats is the lead vocalist in Ghost Town Orchestra.

OPENING ACT: JESSE GOLD

 
With his new album Ulysees, Toronto singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka crafts a world that fully explores the space and vibrancy that resonates within the purity of minimalism.
There is a deeply-rooted calmness to Ulysees that echoes like a sustained note held through the 10 tracks of the album— a natural grace tempered with passion that creates an ambiance of delicate space around the music.

OPENING ACT: NEFE

 
2014 & 2015 Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. She is Tanzanian-Canadian of the Indian diaspora. Her second full length album “Womyn” was released Sept 2014 and the title track was CBC Radio Song Of The Week. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound which has been featured on stages internationally. WOMYN is the follow up to her Juno Nominated debut album, “In My Head“. The music video for her Swahili-infused song, “Nobody”, won the 2013 Ibiza Music Video Festival Fan Choice Award. Brilla’s music has been featured on major network television shows such as “King” and “Degrassi; the Next Generation”. Brilla performs live internationally. 

OPENING ACT: JANICE LEE