Music: May 2013 Archives
Saturday May 25, 2013
They are D-J's, singers, songwriters and loop artists, and they're all one-man bands. This weekend, Montreal hosts the second One Man Band Festival.
Fifty-seven one-man and one-woman bands have come here from all over the world, and from all musical genres. These days, the technology makes it easier to make a big sound alone. (Not to mention it's cheaper than touring with a band.)
Jon Cohen, the ex-guitarist of The Dears, started the One-Man-Band festival last year, after years of touring solo and meeting lots of other solo performers. This festival aims to showcase their ingenuity and musicianship.
Case in point: One of the artists Jon Cohen is listening to these days is Clara Venice. She's a singer and violinist who's become one of the rare people in the world who plays the electronic instrument called the theremin. Clara Venice is performing tonight at the One Man Band festival. We caught up with her in Toronto before she left for Montreal.
Saturday May 18, 2013
Canadian folk-blues band Whitebrow started out as a solo project by singer-singwriter Gabriel DeSantis.
It's now a four-member band with a first LP just out, and they've been building up some buzz, including on CBC Music where they scored a single of the week in March.
They're playing today at Café Bloom in Montreal (11am-2pm), in Pointe St-Charles - and maybe doing some busking in Old Montreal too.
Gabriel DeSantis joins Sonali Karnick in-studio.
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- Sat., 2 – The Mahalia Jackson Musical
- February 2013
- Sat., 16 – The Marriage of Figaro by Opera da Camera
- January 2013
- December 2012
- Sun., 30 – Best Songs of 2012 with Said the Gramophone
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- Sun., 23 – Stan Unger one of Senior Stars, 65 +