Hillside Summer Festival 2014
July 25 – 27
Friday, July 25
A variety of young musicians from the Jam School will grace the stage Friday evening to celebrate the opening of the festival! We're very excited to welcome: Emmitt Leacock, Laura Maly, Sara Pica, Julian Murphy, Emilee Hillis, Owen LeBlanc, Logan Gray, Emma Goodridge, Laura Maly, Victoria Johnson, Jack Mosney, Juliet Zimmerman, Sara Pica, Angelica Mcdaid, Nicole Ferraro, Jay Hannah, Alexandra Delle Donne, Oliver Johnson, Justin Grignon, Paddy McClenaghan, Wes Thompson, Eliza Cazzola, and Sonia Cazzola.
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac. Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.
With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire worl...
With the voice of a shady angel and a body made for breaking hearts, Regina delivers anthems from the alleyways and sets the nights ablaze. Riding electronic rhythms made by James Bunton (Ohbijou) Lig...
Saturday, July 26
Jack Your Body is a high-energy dance performance that pays homage to American street dance culture. The cast poses, struts, waacks and jacks their way through soul train, paradise garage and other ic...
Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there! Reaching to musical depth's far beyond his years and a way with the guitar that can only be seen to be believed....
If Mavis Staples and The Black Keys had a child, and Sharon Jones was the Auntie, it would sound like Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. If you have ever wondered what Martin's music would soun...
…"Now's the time for believing.." begins the chorus of "Born Again", the first single from DIANA. On a surface level, the song floats by on a cloud, the bass keeping you...
San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music. After finishing his music...
Rubblebucket has spent the last five years building a reputation as a band that blurs lines. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont seven-piece has evolved into something that is "utterly ...
As of lately, Toronto has been the breeding grounds for some of the best punk rock bands around. The scene is both a blessing and a curse. There seem to be 1,000+ loud rock bands in this city vying fo...
Originally hailing from Ottawa, Hollerado burst onto the world stage in 2010 with their debut Record In A Bag. The LP introduced music fans to Hollerado's irresistible guitar-pop and earned them a...
Sunday, July 27
The Sunday Gospel Session
This dynamic folk duo sing about freedom on their latest album, Let it Go. Much-loved by Guelphites, Jon and Roy are a folk/rock duo from Victoria, BC who have been performing throughout Canada and the world. Their latest album, “By My Side,” was released this past spring and includes the so...
He’s been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion whose work should be taught in schools...
Chris Wood had a scrap of a song — seemed like a chorus — scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’...
Feist suspects that Al Tuck might just be a living legend. Jason Collett called him the greatest songwriter of his generation. Charming and unsettling, the Charlottetown-based Tuck is an awesome encyclopedia of popular music, a roving troubadour familiar with the inside of nearly every bar and club from coast to coast and one of Canada’s true hidden musical treasures. Check out Tuck’s latest, ingenious record Stranger at the Wake, ok?
Born Ruffians from Toronto, Canada here. We're writing to tell you we've just finished our third album – Birthmarks. When we wrote our first album, Red, Yellow & Blue, we all lived i...