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Osheaga | Hometown Heroes - Sat., Aug. 2, 2008

Posted by Jeff / August 7, 2008

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Photo courtesy of Julie Godon

So how many people knew that one of the main intentions of the Osheaga festival is to showcase Montreal’s acclaimed local talent alongside some of the industry’s biggest names. Well our talent pool is getting bigger and better and this year's festival was no different. The Montreal artist line-up was a super mix of avant-garde emerging artists juxtaposed against those internationally massive artists.Yes that's right; Jack Johnson weather you like it or not - IS internationally huge. Now we had a many out there representing for the MTL. Yet for me I've broken my picks for the home town crown on three distinctive subjects of focus.

1. Show stopping - this one goes to the band that currently is chasing a sound that's edgy, yet not new. The newness comes from the performance. The energy level of lead singer Annie-Claude wants to pull you into a frenzy of dance and fuck ya feeling. If it doesn't come she'll come out and jump in the mud we are all standing on and throw it at you with a happy smile on her face, as music still kicks. As she did on Saturday at the MEG stage, I could not help to think this is freaking awesome. Duchess Says
2. The Good story - this one is handed to the 3rd release from Secret City Records; the first two (from Patrick Watson and Miracle Fortress) As they played on Saturday so perfectly on tune, and with the sun breaking through. Just the success of all the whole story of Montreal music, makes me happy to live and call it home. Plants and Animals.
3. On there way - I've never got more harshness about a band from my music chums then this one. I had never seen them live till Saturday under the shelter of the tree stage. I've read and Myspace'd about them, and could not figure why they would get the hard wrap? The sound and lyrics were amazing. Its been since
Malajube since I've been intrigued by French rock music. In hating them, one could consider some of the "destructive" events these guys have gone through, yet all in the spirit of rock n roll. Where there ever any other destructive bands? On their way today it's Chocolat

Now these bands are in action, and since local will be able to be seen soon! Hit me for comments if your looking for more info. This is just my Saturday short list. Kudos goes out to Chromeo, you should look them up these guys are kicking the way we all wish we could.

Discussion

12 Comments

kim / August 8, 2008 at 02:31 am
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I was only fortunate to see Monday's shows - but I found Jack Johnson's set boring, and loved (!) Chromeo's set, as well as Gogol Bordello's. This experience proved to me that size really does not matter.
anne / August 8, 2008 at 06:43 pm
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ummm. the last couple days posts are really kind of a slap in the face of all of us who regrettably missed the fest. also, why are you guys posting so late...? seriously late.
Jeff / August 8, 2008 at 08:02 pm
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anne - Shame you couldn't go, but all I was trying to do is share local music that played at the fest you missed. I focused on local, because they are the most likely to come back sooner, and give you the MP reader a second chance. So listen up and enjoy. Sorry for my delay in sharing the local info with you. Plants and Animals are doing a free show @ the Apple store on Aug 19th 8pm - FREE!
anne / August 9, 2008 at 04:24 pm
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thanks for the tip! i loooove plants and animals, and it's awesome my broke ass can attend the free show.
Simon / August 9, 2008 at 04:46 pm
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Je ne peux pas attendre que ce groupe est aux États-Unis
Sangeeth / February 4, 2015 at 04:51 am
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Oh he is gorgeous! I have relaly enjoyed seeing all the owls popping up lately! I think he should be called Henry - don't know why, but it sounds such an earnest, intelligent, owl kind of name! Lucy x
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