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The 5 to 7 to see during FME 2022 (and why)

The Emerging Music Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) is at our doorstep! For its 20th anniversary, the festival has concocted a program not stung by verses. To help you find your way around, Le Canal Auditif offers you five shows in formula 5 to 7 not to be missed!

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Tallies / Fake Palms on Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m. at the Cabaret de la Dernier Chance

Toronto pop-rock trio tallies and the supergroup FakePalms will present a show in formula 5 to 7 at the Cabaret de la Dernier Chance. tallies released their second album, patina, on July 29. He presents pleasant dream pop sounds, while forging an identity of their own. The trio should succeed in appealing to fans of the indie scene as well as those who are more interested in pop sounds. FakePalms also create dream pop sounds. However, the super group had fun treating them with the codes of garage punk on their last album, PureMind. Will Michel le Riche and his friends follow the same path on the album Lemons, scheduled for September 16? To be continued! Until then, you might be able to find out two weeks in advance thanks to their show on Friday, September 2.

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Kee Avil on Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m. at the Hub Desjardins

Guitarist Vicky Mettler, better known as the artist Kee Avil, offers something musically unusual. His first album Crease, published in 2022, is good proof of this. She is inspired by post-punk guitars, noise music and even avant-garde electro. What she creates can recall the aesthetics of concrete music. Thanks to her talent as a guitarist, she notably played with Sam Shalabi’s avant-garde orchestra, Land of Kush. She also has a very good knowledge of studio work, as she founded the Concrete Sound studio. In short, fans of left-field music and those looking for unusual sounds, sometimes disturbing, sometimes dreamlike, will be well served with Kee Avil Friday, September 2.

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Larynx and Allô Fantôme on Saturday September 3 at 5 p.m. at the Cabaret de la Dernier Chance

Larynx and Hello Ghost will both take part in the showcase organized by their record company, Bonbonbon, at the Cabaret de la Dernier Chance on September 3. The first has been rolling around for a few years now. This year he released his second album, the very playful and pleasant Applaud, camel band. Larynx knows how to create songs that don’t take themselves seriously, steeped in the psychedelic rock sounds of the 1960s and 1970s. We could also see him playing the guitar with Helena Deland, Les Deuxluxes, Rust Eden and Lucill. As forHello Ghost, this is the new project of Samuel Gendron (Efy Hecks, Blood Skin Atopic, Mort Rose). He took part in the Francouvertes in 2022, where the band presented its first shows. Since then, the octet has presented a mini album of the same name and a show at the Francos de Montréal. Musically, Hello Ghost offers a theatrical classic rock that can recall what Foxygen and Lemon Twigs do, but in the language of Molières.

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Bria on Saturday September 3 at 6 p.m. at the Diable Rond

Brian, it is the project of multi-instrumentalists Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay Jennings. In 2020, when the pandemic hit, the singer of FRIGS, the Toronto indie rock band that made the Polaris Prize longlist in 2018, among other things, decided she no longer wanted to write songs. With the confused times that we lived at the time, the accomplice of Orville Peck decides instead to turn to pieces that could reflect what she feels. In 2021, Jennings and Jaime McCuaig move to The Outside Inn, a hobby farm in Hockley Hills, Ontario. Brian follows them. The living room turns into a studio and are born Country Covers Vol. 1an album of covers of six more or less well-known country songs.

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OMBIIGIZI on Sunday September 4 at 6 p.m. at Diable Rond

The project of Adam Sturgeon (Statut/Non-Status) and Daniel Monkman (Zoon), OMBIIGIZIofficially saw the light of day in November 2021. Since then, the duo have launched the album Sewn Back Together, which is on the short list of the Polaris Prize, an honor awarded to the best Canadian artists or groups. With this project, the two Aboriginal artists decided to plunge headfirst into their family stories and their cultural heritage. This is why the first song of the album and second extract, Cherry Coke, recounts the memories of Daniel Monkman with his now deceased father. What offers OMBIIGIZI is musically less loud than their respective projects, despite their name meaning he/she is loud. It’s an interesting proposal to go and listen to in formula 5 to 7, and that’s good, the duo will offer a performance of this type on Sunday September 4 at the Diable Rond.

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The FME will be held from September 1 to 4 in Rouyn-Noranda. For more information or to get your hands on tickets, it’s here!

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