Grolsch Open House at TIFF Festival

By
Gfw Staff

As the official beer of the Toronto International Film Festival, we're thrilled to introduce Grolsch Open House into the 2013 Festival mix. Featuring eclectic entertainment, innovative art installations, delectable eats and refreshing Grolsch Premium Lager, Grolsch Open House will be positioned in the heart of all the Festival action, taking over the corner lot at Pearl & John Street over the Festival’s Opening Weekend. Come say hi! 

THE LINE-UP

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH    4 – 11 P.M.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
JUSTIN PEROFF (DJ set - Broken Social Scene, Eight and a Half)
7pm CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
8pm MOST PEOPLE
9pm HOLY FAMILY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH   4 – 11 P.M.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
THE SOUL PROPRIETOR (Eon of Bedouin Soundclash)
9pm BRENDAN CANNING + GUESTS
10pm MICHAEL RAULT + THE HEAVYWEIGHTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH   4 – 11 P.M.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
ARK ANALOG (DJ Set)
4:30pm DUSTIN HAMMAN (Composer of Beneath The Harvest Sky)
8pm BELIEFS
9pm KASHKA
10pm DJ JOHN KONG

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH  6 – 11 P.M.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
7pm GROUNDERS
8pm JULIE FADER (performing her new soft-electro project with Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck)

ABOUT THE ACTS

BELIEFS: A two-piece dream-pop/shoegaze act influenced by Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. 

THE SOUL PROPRIETOR: Multi-instrumentalist Eon (of Bedouin Soundclash) blends the sounds of reggae, rock, punk and soul. 

MICHAEL RAULT: Michael will be performing for the first time ever with young Toronto collective The Heavyweights Brass Band creating a unique Garage Soul experience in addition to his trademark sound.

JULIE FADER: Musician songwriter and visual artist Julie Fader will be performing her new soft-electro project with Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck. Graham recorded and produced Julie’s 2009 release Outside In, which received critical acclaim. (Photo: Tess Parks)

ARK ANALOG: An eclectic DJ set  by the electro-pop duo made up of soul-songstress Maylee Todd and Dan Werb, one half of acclaimed synth-punk Woodhands.

BRENDAN CANNING: A multi-instrumentalist and co-founding member of seminal Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene, Canning is currently working on a composition for an interactive project with the CFC about David Cronenberg selling his film rights to a bio-tech company.  He recently founded his own label Draper St Records and will release You Gots 2 Chill, a collection of psychedelic acoustic folk jams on Oct 1, 2013.

CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!: Since the winter of 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has met weekly to sing pop hits at a bar in downtown Toronto. They have performed with Patti Smith, sang in honour of Jack Layton on national TV, been featured by TIME Magazine, NPR Weekend Edition, the CBC, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, and Bryan Adams called them "brilliant." Working with Choir Choir Choir musical directors we will produce a unique performance for TIFF festival goers.

GROUNDERS: After countless spirited live shows, old demos circulating the web, relentless tinkering, and additions in personnel, GROUNDERS have finally released their first official recordings. And it was worth the wait. Wreck of a Smile confirms that GROUNDERS have successfully sidestepped the dangers of local hype to actually hone in on something to call their own. It's lush, melodic and charmingly idiosyncratic. Like an encounter with an eerily incandescent circus tent in the backwoods, Wreck of a Smile is enchanting, steeped in sublime wonderment.

Led by frontman Andrew Davis and joined by multi-instrumentalist Daniel Busheikin, guitarist Evan Lewis, bassist Mike Searle and drummer Rob Canali (who also created the gorgeous album artwork), GROUNDERS is a group of friends that coalesce into something simultaneously natural and incongruous.

HOLY FAMILY: The members of Holy Family hail from different parts of the Gothenburg region in Sweden. The young group recently made the trip across the Atlantic to Montreal where they now call home. Holy Family are starting to make a name for themselves in Montreal and gaining a blog following with their infectious demos that are reminiscent of Wolf Parade.

JUSTIN PEROFF (DJ SET): Peroff is best known as the drummer for the Canadian indie rock power houses Broken Social Scene. What you may not know is that he is an active and acclaimed DJ spinning everything from left field hip hop to the poppiest of pop. When not hitting his drums or juggling the turn tables he is locked away in his home studio manifesting remixes, pasting together samples under his producer alias Junior Pande or cooking up new beats and synth lines for his other band Eight and a Half. Earlier this year he composed the score for official TIFF selection Empire of Dirt, along with Eight and a Half band mate (and former member of The Stills) Liam O'Neil. Catch him in the very near future drumming for RnB singer Allie. Look for an early 2014 release of his with local electronic producer Sunclef via UrbNet. (Photo: Tijana Martin) 

KASHKA is the ongoing folkpoptronica project of Toronto based musician Kat Burns. After releasing a record last year full of upbeat summer pop songs, she took a number of months to create a follow up.  Writing everywhere from basements in Ontario to the mountains of Poland, the new songs eventually came together in a Toronto studio with producer Leon Taheny. BOUND is due out November 2013. (Photo credit: Jason Gordon)

MOST PEOPLE is a new pastoral pop project from Torontonians and multi-instrumentalists Brandon Gibson-DeGroote and Paul McEachern – relative newcomers to the Toronto music community. Based around a guitar/bass foundation, they incorporate programmed electronics, double-drumming, and harmonized vocals into their live act – a truly mesmerizing display of musical multitasking. The gorgeous results will have immediate appeal to fans of Animal Collective, Braids or Grizzly Bear.

One of Wavelength’s top musical discoveries of 2011, Most People performed at the WL12 Anniversary Festival this past February, and will be one of three ensembles who will participate in Wavelength’s new “Artist Incubator” Pilot Project in 2013.

DUSTIN HAMMAN: Singer/Songwriter Dustin Hamman performs under the musical byline Run on Sentence, whose lo-fi indie folk style has drawn comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, Devendra Banhart, and Bon Iver, among others. With the help of a perpetually rotating cast of musicians, Hamman recorded Run on Sentence's intentionally ramshackle debut, Oh When the Wind Comes Down as well as the followup album You, the Darkness & Me. Hamman scored his first feature film this year, Beneath The Harvest Sky, which is premiering in TIFF's Discovery section.

WHERE TO FIND GROLSCH OPEN HOUSE...

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5th - 15th. Head to the official site for more info.
 

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