The band played in Ottawa in March 2016 in support of their second long-player, Hold On, and commenced a blitz tour through Canada and many parts of the United States. They write about the constant touring on their upcoming album.
The festival was dominated by major indie folk acts like Father John Misty and Canada’s own Broken Social Scene, while more authentic folk acts included Rodriguez and Fred Penner, but most fell in-between—very coffee shop music.
Local band Potential Red released their self-titled debut album earlier this month, which is a fast, raw, post-punk experience heavily influenced by the band’s love of the 1980s.
Some highlights from the Culture Week include Tuesday’s beading workshop—intricate beading designs being a large part of Métis and some First Nations cultures—in which non-Indigenous students can learn about and practice creating their own beadwork.
The week will feature perennial favourites such as Camp Fortune and FEDStock, this year being headlined by American hip-hop artist French Montana, along with a slew of other events such as a bike rave, club nights, and cultural celebrations.
Quality medical care is often hard to find in many parts of the world, so projects like these give you a new appreciation for how easily we can access it in Canada.