Mad Dukez & Fresh Kilz – People Players - Gettin Gatsby – DTR45 (Toronto)
Braids – Freund - Flourish//Perish – Flemish Eye (Montreal)
Paper Lions – Ghostwriters - My Friends – Foundation Pop (Charlottetown)
The Beach – Loner - The Beaches EP – Kingsnoise (Toronto)
The Beach – Absolutely Nothing - The Beaches EP – Kingsnoise (Toronto)
Still Life Still – Burial Suit - Mourning Trance – Arts & Crafts (East York, ON)
Esmerine – Barn Board Fire - Dalmak – Constellation (Montreal)
FIVER – Oh Sienna - Lost the Plot – Triple Crown (Toronto)
Elder Sister Plum – Colour Blind - People Like Us – Moon Melody (Toronto)
JF Robitaille – Dark Old Days - Rival Hearts – Sparks (Montreal)
Pat Lepoidevin – Canby, OR - American Fiction – IND (Sackville)
Zachary Lucky – Salty Air - The Ballad of Losing You – Missed Connection (Saskatoon)
Favourite Artist of the Night:
CanRock News Minute:
Moonface, the solo effort of Ex-Wolf Parade member Spencer Krug, will be releasing a new album entitled “Julia with Blue Jeans On” on October 29 (Jagjaguwar/Paper Bag.) This album will be much different than past releases as it will be just him singing along with his piano.
Canada has implemented new foreign labour laws that really affect international acts coming to our country. The new laws increased the fee for venues and booking agents per performance of touring acts in Canada. The fee has been raised to $425. There is an online petition against the poll. If you are interested in signing it, head to the change.org.
Festival lovers can still get their last summer “hurrah!” On September 21, check out the free all-day Junction Festival in Toronto. It features Canadian artists like Cuff the Duke & Zeus, with over 25 bands in total. And residents of Windsor/Detroit, have the option of Laneway Festival or Phog Phest on September 14. Laneway features two dozen acts including Sigur Ros and The National, and a staple of Windsor, Phog Phest highlights Young Galaxy, Besnard Lakes and many local favourites.