Alt Pop

Lose Yr Mind Fest 2018

Lose Yr Mind Fest is coming up on its 5th year, and this year’s festival looks like its gonna be a great one. Lose Yr Mind is a great celebration of music, as the festival cultivates a safe and creative space for both local and national acts. In doing so, they foster a strong community for local artists, and an opportunity for larger acts to experience the Portland music scene. This year’s headliners are the Jacuzzi Boys and L.A. Witch. Some great local bands will be playing as well, including Cat Hoch, Star Club, Melt, and Kulululu. You can see the rest of the lineup on their facebook page, or on their website.
 
Lose Yr Mind is this weekend, September 28th and 29th. You can swing by the Vitalidad Movement Arts & Event Center starting at 7 both nights. Tickets are only 15 dollars per night. 
 
Sadly, this year's show will not be all ages. Lose Yr Mind issued an apology, explaining “We tried really hard to make this event all ages, but we can't responsibly do so this year with our move into a new space.” However, they will do their best to ensure that future festivals are open to underage fans as well.

-By Avril Carrillo

   

Night Owl Festival 2018 - Top Gun Picks!

The annual garage/psych extravaganza is back on in Toronto this coming weekend. The Night Owl Festival has brought in some amazing bands from all over the world such as King Khan & The Shrines, Night Beats, Michael Rault, Pearl Earl and the Allah-Las but also boasts some of the top local bands on the circuit. Here are the locals you won’t want to miss:

Brenda – A Deli favorite; Brenda brings a big fuzzy intensity along with a unique loud/quiet dynamic that makes you wanna bang your head and lock your doors simultaneously. Brenda will be playing Friday at The Horseshoe Tavern.

Peeling – A part of the Buzz Records team; Peeling blends pure noise rock with eerie grunge influences. Peeling plays Saturday at Lee’s Palace

Vypers – Heavy garage rock influenced by that California psych sound. These guys have really come into their own with the release of their latest EP “Champion 100”. “Mr.Girl” is a highlight where they add some nice melodies to their garage rock chaos. Vypers also play Saturday Night at Lee’s Palace

Luna Li – She is known as the garage rock princess of Toronto. Luna Li plays both guitar and violin which makes for a wild combo. She released a new single “Silver Into Rain” over the summer and will be playing the closing show for The Night Owl Festival on Sunday at the Rec Room.

All shows will also include tarot card readings, facepainting, colouring and so much more. Ticket and event information here. - Kris Gies

   

The Values offer tons of energy on "Imposter"

So many bands attempt to replicate the sound of the 80’s without understanding the nuance of what made music from that era great: it was loud, fun and not afraid to commit to those tenets. Luckily, bands like The Values prove they can capture synth-pop nostalgia and transform it into a 21st-century extravaganza. On single “Imposter,” fat, bubbling synths quickly build to an energetic peak that the track maintains through shimmering guitars and a distinct millennial message of feeling paranoid about one’s own genuineness. The track is almost effortless in its recreation of Madonna levels of glamour and bravado, yet "Imposter" exists in its own realm, a product of its time and place, and feels fresh beacuse of that. You can stream the duo’s new song below. –Tucker Pennington

   

New Painted Forest EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Delicately subdued, heartfelt bedroom pop streams from Painted Forest on the band's new EP Former Home Death. At ease and yet emotively exposed, the album embraces fragility with the stubbornness and strength to move forward; the lingering effects of the past meet the present. Acknowledging the personal impact, which is packaged in a spacious setting, the weight of the moment becomes swept up in the breeze. Float away in the sincere daydream.

   

Pop Punk

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20:00
Band name: 
Mean Siders
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Alphaville
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