Brews, Bands, and Burgers – 2nd Annual Big Smoke Music Fest

2nd Annual Big Smoke Music Fest

WHERE: Tallboys Craft Beer House

WHEN: Thursday January 24th | Friday January 25th | Saturday January 26th

WHO: Harlan Pepper, Moon King, Delta Will & more

Are you stuck doing the same thing every weekend? Find yourself getting off work, heading on auto-pilot to the LCBO for some cheap cans of PBR and Mill St. Organic, shuffling home to make some Kraft Dinner and watch YouTube clips with your friends until you pass out on a couch that smells like last night’s regrets?

Buck the trend and head to the 2nd Annual Big Smoke Music Fest at Tallboys Craft Beer House next weekend for some local brews and sweet indie tunes. Fancy yourself a bit of a beer connoisseur? Sample 40 craft beers. Looking to discover some great underground Toronto artists? This mini-festival has everything from countrified folk to synthpop, and it’s perfect for the non-committal music fan who can’t be bothered to trek all over the great plains for a full music festival. They’ll even provide the heated tents for you.

Shows start at 8pm // Doors at 7pm each night.
Tickets available in advance or at the door for $5.

Big Smoke Music Festival schedule:

Thursday, January 24th
8pm – Paula Perri (acoustic folk)
9pm – Graydon James and the Young Novelists (alt country)
10pm – Harlan Pepper (alt country)

Friday, January 25th
8pm – DIANA (synth, new wave)
9pm – Moon King (synth, new wave)
10pm – Kira May (ambient pop)

Saturday, January 26th
8pm – Sorry OK Yes (alt rock)
9pm – Omhouse (alt rock)
10pm – Delta Will (alt rock)

If these artists sound unfamiliar, don’t despair. Here’s a sampling of my favourite picks for a good time; give them a listen and find something you like! Supporting local music, sipping local brews, and munching on local noms is always my idea of a great time.

Thursday’s Pick: Paula Perri – sweet, low-key acoustic folk music reminiscent of road trips up north

Myspace | CBC Artist Profile

Friday’s Pick: Moon King – frantic, spazzy synth bursting with fresh ideas

MP3: Only Child Moon King [via Pitchfork]

Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Saturday’s Pick: Delta Will – the perfect mix of blues and jazz with a bit of a Southern buzz.

Facebook | Website | Bandcamp

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