April 2018 Music

April 2018 Music

Pipedown! Presents: Aestrid wsg / Future Peers and Paper Ladies

April 26, 2018

Aestrid is a three-piece band from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Their sound balances between post-punk and ambient electronic music meeting the wideness of shoegaze in the middle.

A two-piece from Kingston, ON, PAPER LADIES offer indie rock built on droning bass, dripping reverb, and lo-fi grit. Wrought with dance grooves and hearty pop sensibilities, PAPER LADIES hope get the crowd swayin’ hips, tappin’ toes, and cuttin’ rugs, if only for a night.”

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Silence Presents: Kitchen Orkestra

April 20, 2018

Silence welcomes Kitchen Orkestra back to Guelph! Influenced by tastes of Balkan, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Latin music, Toronto-based Kitchen Orkestra engages, entertains, and entices audiences with surprising Folk arrangements and lively original music. Proud of their unique mix of fiddle, mandolin, vocals, upright bass, cajon, and percussion, these four inspired musicians enjoy testing the creative possibilities of their instruments and combining them artfully, cooking thoughtful blends of grooves, textures, instrumental melodies, and vocals.

Silence Presents: The LYNNeS

April 19, 2018

The LYNNeS are Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics. Individually they have toured North America and Europe, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released February 2018.

Silence Presents: Lydia Persaud

April 14, 2018

Raised on a healthy dose of the country music narrative and the spiritual motivation of gospel hymns, Lydia Persaud is reconnecting with her roots with her debut EP “Low Light”. Winner of the 2013 Oscar Peterson Award, Lydia has had an active involvement in the Toronto music scene since her graduation from Humber College’s Jazz program.


April 13, 2018

You may have seen Toronto’s Brandon Valdivia with artists like Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Above Top Secret or Lido Pimienta. MAS AYA may, however, be where Brandon shines brightest. Exploring elements of percussion and meditation, MAS AYA evokes free jazz, afrobeat and tropicalia, spinning it in its own distinct way. With 2017’s Nikan blowing our minds, we can’t wait for MAS AYA to step on stage at Kazoo! Fest.

Castle If feels like an intergalactic ride through the cosmos. Self-described as “retro-futuristic, cosmic exotica,” the pulsing yet mellow analog synths will lead you into a trance. With a nod to Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil, Castle If is an infectious trip. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to experience space disco at its finest.

Voices Together – Rise Up Singing

April 12, 2018

Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of Rise Up Singing and their 2015 sequel Rise Again are coming to Guelph! This will be a singalong concert with Annie & Peter and special guests Sam Turton, James Gordon and Katherine Wheatley (all Guelphites who have songs in the book) performing and leading songs out of Rise Again.