Please Note: The Event Schedule is subject to change without notice.
For Girls Aged 10 to 16. Learn basic song-writing skills, lyric writing, instrument basics, jamming, zine making, perform in an *actual* festival, AND sleep over at the Library!!! Facilitated by music educator Kritty Uronowski of the Baby Pineapple Studio with 18 + years of experience. Supported by local female artists, teachers, and Library staff.
Local historian Aly Boltman takes guests on a tour of Greenwood Cemetery, weaving tales of the remarkable women whose graves are situated in this sublime sanctuary.
Witch Prophet is an evolution of Toronto based, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer/songwriter Ayo Leilani. A soundscape of vocal layers, loops and harmonies on a bed of hip hop, jazz and soul inspired beats. She has shared the stage with and opened for acts like: TheeSatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta, Diana King, Shad, Njena Reddd Foxxx, The Cliks, Rae Spoon, Zaki Ibrahim, Kae Sun, LAL, and Michie Mee.
Toronto electronic post-punk, post-everything, duo Ice Cream released one of our favourite albums of last year with their full-length debut Love, Ice Cream. In case anyone needed reminding of its brilliance, the slow-burning record closer "Dress Me Up" now has a spookily aquatic new video directed by Christina Carvalho. It's definitely the right kind of mysterious to match the song's ominous bass guitar and ghostly synths.
When straight djing and fist pumping lost its luster, Osound grabbed a mic and joined in on the tracks that she was playing. The results are subtle and carefully crafted musical journeys on the dancefloor. You may have caught one of her eclectic sets from your neighbour's basement to the main stage at Center Island to the slopes at Blue Mountain Village to parties at your local Rotary Club. Having fallen in love with Grey and Bruce Counties she set her roots there and is one half of dj duo 'Togather'. This lover of most genres of music is hard to pinpoint and throw into one category and she likes it that way.
Recent headlines regarding sexual assault in the arts has brought the subject of sexual violence to the fore in media reporting, along with the continuing revelations of our leaders' use of power for sexual subjugation. Collective mobilization, such as #metoo, the Women’s March on Washington, and Canada's Soul Pepper Four, display women's power in organizing and directly combating sexual injustice. But, is this enough? How do women claim, or reclaim space in art and culture, in order to formulate constructs outside of patriarchal superstructure? And, whereof men, and their own responsibility in combating sexual violence? This roundtable discussion will attempt to elucidate questions and provide answers to the challenge of women reclaiming space in art and culture.
Joyful Joyful was born in Peterborough and now lives in Toronto. Their songs draw from sacred and folk vocal traditions and modern drone/electronic experimentation. With dense, deep-meditation soundscapes, they build new worlds in which mesmerizing, melismatic singing speaks only truth – about miracles, about love and sex, about our fallen world and that nameless aching longing in our chests. Surely these are the last days; take your neighbour’s hand and say, "I feel ya."
Kingdom of Birds are three school aged kids who can out-rock any band twice their age. Coming from Toronto, they've played shows in clubs, pubs and festivals around Toronto and beyond. They were the summer band in residence at El Gordos in Toronto's Kensington Market, where the "Awkward" video was filmed.
Partner is the "mature" effort of two best friends named Josee Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock.
Cutoff is Friday, February 16, 2018 5:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.