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Event Archive - Jesse Roper, Current Swell, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Bedouin Soundclash, Whitehorse, Jon and Roy, Carmanah, Fleece, Pastel Blank, Nicky Mackenzie, Old Soul Rebel

Sat. September 4th 2021 - Sat. September 4th 2021 @  All Ways Home Festival (All Ages)
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Jesse Roper

Canadian rocker Jesse Roper is back with the charismatic new single ‘Horizons’. Working closely with famed Juno nominated producer Gus van Go (The Stills, Whitehorse, Arkells, The Trews, Sam Roberts) on this new collection of songs has pushed Roper into creating some of his best work, “Recording with Gus and Werner F was on a whole new lev... more info

Current Swell

Current Swell are done with talking. “If this is our time, why don’t we take it?” singer Scott Stanton sings on Current Swell’s newest album. “If this is our life, why would we waste it talking the night away?” The band have been talking for almost a decade, now, and — make no mistake — talking well at that. And people ha... more info

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla (Indigenous) descent from Kitimat, BC, composed of rappers Yung Trybez and Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK released their first self-titled album in January 2017, and followed up that same year with their second full-length, The Average Savage in September 2017. The latter went on to secure the... more info

Bedouin Soundclash

Formed nearly two decades ago and named after Israeli dub artist/producer Badawi’s 1996 release, Bedouin Soundclash debuted in 2001 with the album Root Fire. Their acclaimed sophomore release Sounding a Mosaic (2004) featured the hit single, “When the Night Feels My Song” and was produced by legendary punk-hardcore royalty Darryl Jenifer of B... more info

Whitehorse

Since their debut in 2011, Toronto’s Whitehorse has evolved from magnetic folk duo to full-blown rock band. In truth, Whitehorse is never fully either one or the other, but an ever-evolving creative partnership between Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. As five consecutive JUNO nominations in four categories attest, whether it be a holiday a... more info

Jon and Roy (folk, roots, acoustic, reggae)

Jon and Roy Know Your Mind It’s easy to fall for the effortless, amiable charm of Jon Middleton and Roy Vizer. Seasoned musicians and long time friends, their brand of indie folk rock is a genre in itself; one that evokes freewheeling summer days, winding stretches of road, the pull of the journey. With over 50 million streams worldwide, it... more info
Articles: Jon and Roy at Sugar Nightclub, Roy Vizer from Jon & Roy – Interview

Carmanah (Folk-rock-reggae etc.)

Like the rainforests from which their name derives, the steady beat of the west coast can be found within the sound of Carmanah. From muddy blues-funk to light soaring melodies, Carmanah creates music that curves and tumbles through valleys and over peaks guiding the listener on a celebratory sonic journey. Recognizing Carmanah’s passion for th... more info

Fleece (Indie)

“If two men just ain’t right, then I’m living in a world that’s upside down,” Matt Rogers, lead vocalist and songwriter of Montreal-based LGBTQ indie-rock band Fleece, croons on “Upside Down”, a song on their gorgeous new LP, Stunning and Atrocious. On this album, the band isn’t holding back on sharing their roadmap for how they see... more info

Pastel Blank (Art-Rock)

Art-rock and funk join hands in a marriage of stutter and groove, officiated by Pastel Blank. Formed in 2019, the Victoria-based project is led by main songwriter Angus Watt. Pulling influence from the jerky rhythms and genre-blending curiosity of Talking Heads as well as the interlocking guitar-work of Canadian post-punk luminaries Women, the musi... more info

Nicky Mackenzie

Originally from Salt Spring Island, 20 year old Nicky MacKenzie has a soulful energy in her music that always manages to extract emotion from beneath the surface. Her lifelong passion for singing and writing led her to the city of Vancouver to perform, collaborate, and attend school for audio engineering and artist development. She was recently... more info

Old Soul Rebel

“All hail Old Soul Rebel, the new queens of rock ‘n’ roll.” - CTV Bold. Upbeat. Immense and Soulful. This is the cutting edge sound of Old Soul Rebel. The powerhouse duo, coloured by brass and driven by drums, puts a brand new shine on soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Named “One of 11 best new bands” by CBC Radio Canada, 2016. more info