We are so thrilled about our third and final lineup announcement of musicians for the festival! These lovely and talented humans will be playing the festival from August 24th-26th, and we would love for you to get to know them! You can follow their links to listen to their tunes and read about them below! Stay tuned for our official schedule!
MomBod - "MomBod began last summer as a way for three moms to join forces to play some noisy rock n roll. The project is becoming so much more for Amberlea, Mandy, and Silvana as an outlet to focus their energy and creativity. Though newer to the drum kit, Amberlea has been singing for years and years. Mandy (also: Fox Eyes, The Warriorettes) has been singing all her life and picked up the guitar five years ago. Silvana (previously: The Long Run, betterhalf; also: MTBC) has played bass for... a real long time. This summer will mark year one of being a band and MomBod plan to celebrate by releasing an EP."
Mulligrub - "Mulligrub is two Cancers and an Aquarius writing upbeat, smart, and melodically driven garage pop to have Way Too Many Feelings to. Like a burnt marshmallow, they are angry on the outside, and tender underneath."
Chunder Buffet - "Since its inception, Chunder Buffet has grown from a thrashy three piece to a four piece, goth infused, post punk slimefest. The band features former members from local Saskatoon favorites such as The Avulsions and Wizards. Songwriter and chanteuse, Cassandra Lavoie explores her experiences with anxiety disorder, sexual assault, and dissatisfaction through minor chords and vocals that vary from shrill sarcasm to powerful screams. In 2017, Chunder Buffet released their first full length album, 'Cesspool' on Grey Records. The album was featured on Saskatoon’s CFCR Top 10 charts and Ominocity’s Best of Saskatoon 2017. With this release Chunder has toured the prairies and performed at Calgary’s Femme Wave. Moving forward the band plans to tour Western Canada and continue work on an EP release featuring new members as it evolves and crawls out of the sludge pit."
Slut Prophet - "Lo-fi post punk with a feminist core that will be sure to excite the audience."
HEDKS - "Hailing from Vancouver, BC, HEDKS are a thrashy rock and roll duo with a penchant for cuss words and catchy-as-hell riffs. After unleashing their debut release, Turnt Up for What, on the world in 2016, along with several music videos, a number of Western Canadian tours, festival appearances and even a recent European tour, these two women are garnishing a following and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, and show no signs of slowing down."
Riel - "Riel is an old soul at heart, a singer with a kean ear that translates to full-bodied melodies and thoughtful rhythms that aim to evoke emotion in it’s purest form. Being compared to a variety of incredible vocalists ranging from Adele to Tracey Chapman, Riel has a powerful voice in their music both lyrically, and literally. They’ve drawn inspiration from a wide range of unexpected places; medieval poetry, modern soul, and old jazz to name a few; but somehow, Riel manages cohesion in a chaos of influence, making them an artist in every sense of the word."
Janette King - "Janette King & The BAD is an emerging Jazz, Alt-R&B band based in Montreal. We use our music as a way to communicate with and inspire our listeners. We bring together a wealth of musical and emotional experiences by combining the sensibilities of future soul, jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, experimental R&B and more. Imagine a sound that blends the soulful vocals of Erykah Badu with the prog-rnb, polyrhythms of Hiatus Kaiyote. Our energy and creativity together on stage is what our fans are drawn to."
Cartel Madras - "Cartel Madras is a radical hiphop duo out to disrupt an industry. Contra and Eboshi are female rappers hailing from South India who are making an impact in hiphop by taking familiar and comfortable narratives and destroying them. Their sound fuses the stylings of Dirty South rap, house and trap to bring a depth, lyricism, and an uncompromising turnt up energy to the party."
Kellarissa - "Kellarissa is Larissa Loyva, a classically-trained Vancouver singer and synthesizer experimentalist who uses a loop pedal to expound on simple chord structures to create intricate pop songs. Her subject matter includes the vastness of the Universe, the mysteries of Nature and the compelling beckoning of the Sea. While honing her skills playing in groups such as p:ano, Fake Tears, How to Dress Well, and Destroyer, Larissa has released three solo albums on Mint Records: Flamingo (2009), Moon of Neptune (2011) and Ocean Electro (March 2018)."
Soft Cure - "Soft Cure is a pastel wave band that plays with gender roles, and displacement in their music and use of installation/performance art at their live shows. The solo bedroom project of seth cardinal, the live band includes the other two crayon eaters Ana and Andy. The perfect band to destroy your birthday."