**Bytown Sound will post show times as they are announced**
10am-10:30am: Carillon concert —
Take in a truly unique musical experience: the Peace Tower’s 53-bell carillon featuring Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady.
Metric’s music style has been described as indie rock and alternative rock, with elements of new wave, post-punk revival, synthpop, dance-rock. Sounds generated by synthesizers are prominent in their songs.
Their sound evolved from the mellow/downtempo style of their early EPs and Grow Up and Blow Away album, to the new wave style of Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, then more hard rock on Live It Out, then to the accessible indie rock of Fantasies, and finally to the more electronic Synthetica. Some of their songs (like “IOU”, “Succexy”, “Combat Baby”, “Monster Hospital”) include anti-war messages.
The band also recorded many covers from artists like Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys, The Church, Death from Above 1979, Brenda Lee, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Blondie, The Strokes, Morrissey and Elliott Smith. They also released many acoustic versions of some of their own songs on deluxe versions of some of their albums
Coeur de Pirate: (QC)
Cœur de Pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin.
Alex Cuba: (BC)
Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. Collaborating with artists such as: Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes and Ron Sexsmith, just to name a few.
Alex Nevsky: (QC)
Alex Nevsky is a singer-songwriter (born Alexandre Parent,1986) from Quebec. His song Les coloriés was #1 in Quebec for eleven weeks and On leur a fait croire was #1 in Quebec for five weeks. Nevsky was a nominee for the 2014 Prix Félix‑Leclerc (Félix Leclerc Prize).
Nevsky has released two albums: De lune à l’aube and Himalaya mon amour as well as a self-titled EP.
Indian City: (MB)
Award-winning band creating an engaging mix that musically stretches across the colorful landscape of pop rock, fused with indigenous imagery and lyrics.
Les Hay Babies: (NB)
We create what we want to hear as musicians. Why not start a project between friends with different musical genre and find its complementarity? We usually play roots music with an Indie twist… but not inclusively. To simply be inspired by the music within.
Coleman Hell: (ON)
Coleman Hell (born April 25, 1989) is a Canadian musician from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He released his debut single, “2 Heads”, in February 2015. His debut full-length album is expected to be released in 2016 by Columbia Records.
Hosted by Kardinal Offishall (ON) and Rebecca Makonnen (QC)