Commence aux festivals!

A few days ago a Facebook friend of mine wrote the following: “Early June in Montreal. Is it not the most promising of times?” Indeed it is. Regardless of what you think or how you feel about what’s going on in the streets, or the clanging that’s emanating from your neighbour’s balcony – or from your own, if that’s your dish – the month of June always seems to awaken within us the idea that something great will happen this summer in the city of Festivals. And two of the best for local independent artists are happening this month.

[Editor’s note: we are not performing at either of these festivals, but will be attending certain shows, and hope to see you out and about as well]

Montreal FRINGE Festival – Now to June 24

While the Fringe Festival is about more than just music, they still always manage to exhibit the best home grown talent with the most to offer. The focal point of the festival is Fringe Park at Parc des Amériques, located at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Rachel in the Plateau. Starting June 14th there will be live music every night starting as early as 6 pm.


If you’re interested in some recommendations we’ll give you some, but keep in mind that we’re biased. Some bands worth seeing are Ol’ Savannah [June 16 @ 9:00 pm], The Custom Outfit [June 17 @ 8:00 pm], Sarah Jane Scouten [June 21 @ 6:00 pm], and Johnny Griffin [June 22 @ 6:00 pm]. Also, if you show up on June 15 you can be a part of a live podcast of CJLO’s “Edge Of The City“, voted 4th best local radio program in this year’s Montreal Mirror “Best of Montreal” reader’s poll.

For tickets and info on any and all Fringe shows, visit

Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal – June 14 to 17

If you prefer something just a little closer to nature, then check out the Folk Festival on the Canal. We were lucky enough to be a part of last year’s edition and happened to catch some magical performances by the likes of the Wildwood Flowers, Mark Berube and Sheesham & Lotus.


This year’s is already looking like it’ll be better with performances by Friend of All the World, Joey Wright, Rob Lutes, and some big name acts such as Kevin Parent and the legendary Peter Yarrow, or Peter, Paul & Mary. Almost as unreal is the fact that our very good friend Sarah Jane Scouten is slated to open that show … We’re proud of you, Sarah Jane!

The bulk of the festival takes place outdoors on the Terrasse St-Ambroise, located at 5080 St-Ambroise in Saint-Henri, right on the Lachine Canal.

For tickets and info, visit

Have a great week everybody!


The 3 C’s: CJLO, CTV, Contest

If you missed us in the Montreal Gazette last week, we posted a link to the article on our Press page, as well as the video of us rehearsing a new song, “Those Who Can’t Be Saved” on our Video page. Now on to business …

It’s time for a final push ahead of our show this Saturday night at O Patro Vys with Sarah Jane Scouten. Did we mention that we’ll be recoding it for a live album? I think we just did.

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(Are you tired of this poster yet? We’re not!)

CJLO – 1690 AM

At noon on Monday February 13th (today!) tune your radios to CJLO at 1690 AM to hear us live in studio on Edge of the City with Paul Aflalo. We’ll play some songs, with full electric set up and drums, and talk shop. On top of the music, great conversation with plenty of laughter is guaranteed.

If you don’t have a radio nearby, you can listen on-line here: CJLO On-line.

CTV Montreal – What’s On with Christine Long

If you missed us on CJLO, you can see us on CTV News at 6:00pm on Thursday February 16th. We will be featured during the What’s On segment with Christine Long. We were interviewed this past Saturday and had a great chat with Christine. Spliced in with the interview will be clips of us rehearsing “Dead Man’s Pedal“.

If you don’t plan on being around a TV during Thursday’s newscast, the interview will be posted on CTV Montreal’s website here: CTV Montreal – What’s On.

CONTEST – Win free admission to Saturday’s show

Now that you’re all well aware of our show this Saturday, we’re offering you and a friend a chance to win free admission. To take part all you have to do is go to the Facebook event we’ve created for the show (click here) and write this on the wall:

Don’t kill that dog! I’m coming to the show!

We will draw 6 names from all those who enter. The winner gets free admission for the themselves and a friend, and five more will win a consolation prize of $5 admission instead of $10. Ready? Go!

Have a great week everybody. See you Saturday.