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Wild Rivers: (Toronto folk-pop)
Wild Rivers is an indie folk quartet from Toronto, Canada. Born out of Devan Glover (vocals) and Khalid Yassein’s (vocals, guitar) eponymous Kingston-based duo “Devan & Khalid”, Wild Rivers took on a life of its own with the addition of Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (bass, guitar) in 2015, carving out a name as one of Canada’s most exciting young acts. With influences drawn from such iconic music legends as James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac, Wild Rivers captivates with the magnetism that only the chemistry of a male/female duo can produce. Melding a classic feel with their own refreshing spin, Wild Rivers manages to honour those that leave them inspired while producing songs that are uniquely meaningful, with contemporary pop appeal. Drawing comparisons to such modern acts as The Civil Wars and Houndmouth, Wild Rivers are forging a path through the Canadian folk scene and beyond, consistently packing venues and attaining new and loyal fans along the way. They released their self-titled debut album in April 2016, and it is available everywhere now!
Port Cities: (Cape Breton indie-pop)
The spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief in the music they make together; it’s soulful and vibrant — commanding, organic pop melodies buoyed by stunning three-part harmonies. Coupled with their engaging camaraderie onstage and off, Port Cities have become a not-to-be-missed live experience.
Fancy As Fawk: (Ottawa pop/rock)
They don’t worry about cops showing up to tell them to shut it down because in their experience, most people want to hear their music blasting through the walls and out into the street! Fancy As Fawk, a moniker that began as a joke and then stuck, is a female trio of friends who had been writing and performing music before they came together to make Ottawa’s newest pop-rock-indie band.
Wednesday November 16 @ Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave.)
all ages/licensed 19+ – 8pm doors – $10 advance + service charges
tickets available at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/