When it comes to Osheaga, there’s no doubt must of us consider the bigger bands before purchasing our tickets. Fair enough. Even though this year doesn’t have one main, HUGE act, it has a handful of stellar ones that make it worth your while. But once you have the ticket in hand, there’s a whole day that must be filled with awesome music and yes, sometimes it can get overwhelming. Here are a few bands, by day, that you should make a point to check out.
Big Acts: The Black Keys, Alt-J, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, War on Drugs, Future Islands
After seeing this guy on stage, you’ll be saying “Moves like Misty” instead of Jagger. His suave moves mixed in with folky tunes will make anyone there swoon. (I should be a poet).
Calling out all Radiohead fans. Sure, Philip Selway decided to work on a solo project, but you can still hear strong resemblance to the music he usually plays with his famed band. (He’s the drummer)
If you’re looking for something a bit more pop, this is for you.
Think Lenny Kravitz. Meshing up blues, folk and pure rock and roll, this Texan native creates one heck of a sexy vibe.
Lead by Brooklyn-based composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, San Fermin is the type of band that demonstrates exactly what studying composition at Yale really does. Not only are the melodies beautifully complex, their music is created with what seems like a mini orchestra. A nice change from the guitar or synth packed lineup. (Not that we’re complaining.)
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About Caroline Royer
NUMTL Founder and Editor-in-chief, Caroline is an Ottawa-born Montrealer who has spent the better part of her life playing and listening to music. Otherwise, she is a diehard Sens fan, freakishly into architecture and industrial design and terrible at staying put for more than 5 minutes.