|California feat. KNLO and Snail
Toast Dawg – Single
Loud – New Phone EP – Joy Ride Records
|Mon back pack
Sam Faye D-Track – Stereo
|What Time is It feat. Innanet James (produced by Kaytranada)
Lou Phelps – EP 001: Experiments
Yes Mccan – PS. Merci pour le love – Make It Rain Records
Lary Kidd – Contrôle – Coyote Records
Brown – POPLUV EP – 7ieme Ciel Records
|MONET feat. KNLO
Eman x Vlooper – La Joie – 7ieme Ciel Records
Dead Obies – Single – Bonsound
|Il était moins une
Loud – Une année record – Joy Ride Records
|Kesqui_Veulent feat. Dawan & Kevin Na$h
FouKi – Pre_Zay EP – 7ieme Ciel Records
Joe Rocca – French Kiss – Joy Ride Records
Rymz – Mille soleils – Joy Ride Records
Last Thursday, The City of Gatineau launched its 2012-2013 seasonal programming at the Salle Jean-Desprez with an evening that offered us a taste of what’s to come in music in the year ahead from Stefie Shock and Ingrid St-Pierre to Dumas.
The Traveler’s Series includes H’SAO, the Montreal afro-pop a capella group originally from Chad, 2-time Juno Award winner Alex Cuba, and Habana Cafe, the Cuban group back for a second time that will make you dance to the sounds of salsa, cumbia and merengue.
There are several new musical discoveries from across the country that are worth checking out like Ariane Moffatt’s protege David Giguere, folk rock new-comer Colin Moore, and Kellylee Evans who hails from the latest generation of Canadian jazz singers.
This year again, the City will offer a series of free concerts which include but are not limited to New-Brunswicker Lisa Leblanc and the weird-but-funny Benoit Paradis Trio, Clement Jacques and Francis Faubert and several more.
On the occasion of Halloween, a party is planned with funky eclectic and versatile artist SoCalled. The excentric Josh Dolgin aka SoCalled will be performing songs from his fourth solo album as well as some of his numerous collaborations on October 27.
Personal favorites throughout the new season are Andrea Lyndsay who will be performing with Luc Delarochelliere temporarily together to work on an album, the both electronic and acoustic Monogrenade and Toronto-based Jazz artist Alejandra Ribera whom I discovered on the night of the launch and who’s hauntingly charming voice caught my attention like one rarely does.
The city decided to renew its partnership with the Museum of Civilization for a second year in a row to present shows by singer Patrick Watson who will perform songs off of his latest album Adventures in Your Own Backyard, artist Elisapie Isaac who blends English and Inuktitut to electro-pop folk sounds, and the talented Adam Cohen, son of the legendary Leonard Cohen.
This is just a summary of the music acts that have been scheduled for and by Gatineau for the next few months. Congrats to the city for scheduling such a wide variety of talents from all parts of the province and country and for offering a long list of interesting and inspiring shows to choose from! You can obtain the full program for 2012-2013 on the city’s website here. Enjoy!
Last Saturday evening, I had the great pleasure of seeing Quebec singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Now, you have to understand that I’m biased because I simply LOVE this girl. She’s extremely talented, projects tons of positive energy, plays numerous instruments and she is a fantastic singer which, when performing live, distinguishes her from other plain-Jane artists that sound good once the editing and filters have been applied, but who can’t sing in front of a crowd.
All that to say, she’s excellent, but the venue’s accoustics and sound, not so much and that for an artist is very difficult to work with. The Museum’s Grand Hall is first and foremost an ehxibition space, not a concert hall. Therefore, Ariane Moffatt and her band had several technical issues for the first part of the show, and she often mentioned this throughout her performance, but the crowd hardly noticed the difference. Nonetheless, it was definitely a challenge for her to perform in a Museum exhibition.
She certainly attracts a wide range of people, from young children with their parents to straight-up seniors. As a result, the crowd was rather tame. Despite this, approximately 600 people showed up to see and hear Ariane Moffatt.
Although she primarily sings in French, her latest album MA, has been composed in both official languages almost equally. True to the integral album, she performed MA in the same order the songs can be found on record à la Pink Floyd. Afterwards, she came back on stage to offer the public songs from her other albums to the delight of everyone in the room. All in all an amazing show despite the technical issues. Gatineau fans were definitely pleased by her performance and welcome her back in the region any time for a future visit!
Photos courtesy of Roch Campeau ©