Night Owl Festival 2017
The Besnard Lakes Presented by Night Owl Festival
Heaters, Dead Ghosts, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Crazy Bones, The Litch
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
The Besnard Lakes
The Besnard Lakes are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the band also includes Kevin Laing (drums), Richard White (guitar), Sheenah Ko (keyboards) and Robbie MacArthur (guitar).
Two of the band's five albums have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.
If it takes any more than fifteen seconds to hear what "mean" means to the Michigan men who make up Heaters, pick up the needle and start again. "Mean Green" is the A-side track of the band's new seven-inch single from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, presenting a surf-centric slab of sonic stomp that doubles as a definition of "mean."
In the case of Heaters, "mean" is meant in the context that might be used to describe a 1970 GTO piloted by a jittery Warren Oates – not belligerent, but aggressive, blank-eyes staring at the horizon, fueled by dread and ready to accelerate into the nearest dangerous curve.
What's "green" about "Mean Green" then seems to be Heaters ability to glide into this path naturally, snaking absolutely without hesitation through the song's tight turns in a way that's insistent and invigorating. The flipside of the single, "Levitate Thigh," proves the band to be possessed by the power of rock and roll, initially bringing the tempo to a stuttering slow-roll, before Heaters are once again the willing captives of a Seeds-level web of sounds, guitar snarl, feedback and drums creating the trap in which the band has no chance – and no desire – to escape.
Vancouver-based garage rockers Dead Ghosts released the all-encompassing third album Love and Death and All the Rest, via Burger Records. Love and Death and All the Rest hears the band taking a refreshing DIY approach to recording, eschewing a standard studio in favour of a dilapidated barn on the outskirts of Vancouver. The self-produced album features a slightly more restrained feel, opting for a "fuller, less abrasive sound" than heard on previous releases. The first single Drink it Dry is a charming blend of bluesy riffs and psychedelic pop.
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
Experimental garage rock hailing from Detroit, Michigan
Rock garage based out of Toronto, Canada
Experimental soothing psychedelic sounds out of a very fresh band based in Toronto
Come celebrate our 3rd year of Night Owl Festival with amazing live visuals, interactive art displays and merch available!
THE BESNARD LAKES (MTL) Performing "Are The Dark Horse" 10th Anniversary
DEAD GHOSTS (BC)
SISTERS OF YOUR SUNSHINE VAPOR (MI)
CRAZY BONES (TO)
THE LITCH (TO)
Individual Tickets for Other Nights:
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