Street Meat + Bad Uncle + The Boxcar Boys
♦ Bad Uncle
Having over-gigged the lovely town of Montreal for what seems like an eternity (but is actually three years) Bad Uncle has quickly been drawing a crowd of eclectic fans from all cultural, economic and genetic vectors of the city. The sound can be described as Grasscore, Polkabilly, Gothic Surf, Operatic Punk and more. The sound can rise up to the soaring pinnacles of Baroque Thrash music and then sink down to the grittiest country/western nuclear fallout. The aim of this band is to deliver as many different flavours as possible, all wrapped in the same slice of meat. The aim of this band is to steal your shoes on its way out of the house party.
♦ Street Meat (Gypsy Jazz / Rock’n’roll)
Quand trois musiciens ambulants décident de s’allier pour gagner leur vie sur la rue, tous les Montréalais en ont du bonheur plein les oreilles. Street Meat est un trio qui performe depuis l’été 2011. Le band s’est rapidement formé, et a évolué, suite à des offres constantes de contrats dans différents lieux. Que ce soit dans les bars ou ailleurs, leur répertoire convient à tous les événements où il faut que ça grouille, ou il faut que ça chante, ou faut que ça danse!
Street Meat was cooked up when three montreal street musicians casually decided to band together and teach each other their repertoire while busking. Much to their surprise (who would hire a smelly street musician?), gigs of all kinds started rolling in. People walking by on the street would book the band all sorts of strange event. Seeing this, Paul Dawson, Jean-Phillippe Lelotte-Demers and Lucas Zimbel decided to become more than bums with instruments and thus the Street Meat was served, fresh off the grill. Since then, the band has been playing and composing constantly.
Their music is a blend of gypsy jazz, rock-a-billy, country and classical music, all arranged for dancing and drinking. It has been dubbed untraditional-folk. The band can usually be found somewhere on Saint-Catherine street in Montreal or in a local bar. So when your in the the mood for the Meat (even if your a vegetarian), the band serves it up all day and night, spiced to perfection.
♦ The Boxcar Boys
The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, Dixieland jazz, Klezmer, and folk music performed with a good time New Orleans spirit. For 3 years they’ve been performing on big ol’ festival stages, on boats, in clubs and on the streets. They’ve recorded two albums and their latest, “Rye Whiskey” has earned them a nomination for Best Instrumental Band at the Canadian Folk Music awards. “21st-century eclectics, mixing Roma, roots and plain-old rambunctious whimsy… [The Boxcar Boys] are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.” – John Terauds, Toronto Star.
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