La Slague has unveiled most of its programming for the eighth annual Nuit emergente, wrapped in impactful imagery: Nothing less than a meteor strike, opening the way for new life forms on Earth.
The “apocalyptic musical event” will occur at College Boreal on March 27, starting at 6 p.m.
La Nuit emergente will present around a dozen bands with wide-ranging styles, with performances taking place in several, all within College Boreal.
“With their maps and schedules in hand, event-goers will get to compose their own personal adventure, discovering new music at every turn,” La Slague said in a release.
The final leg of that adventure will be an after-hours performance at the Townehouse Tavern, starting at 11 p.m.
Each year since 2013, la Slague has sought to present a new roster of local and national performers in an innovative context.
“The guest artists are all rising stars who won over La Slague’s team as they were prospecting the Franco music scene. Their styles are all over the map, but they all have the wow factor, summed up in La Slague’s inescapable conclusion: Sudbury has to hear this.”
Following is a list of artists taking part in this year’s event, as provided by La Slague:
– Laurence Nerbonne: Her new sound is minimalist and yet richly textured electro-pop with Swedish pop and American hip-hop influences. Her latest album, XO, is a sparkly bauble, easy to listen to and joyfully upbeat, but nonetheless the work of a genuine artist.
– Ample Man Danse: This urban dance troupe based in Montreal creates choreographies that stem from genuine human encounters. The company recruits participants of all ages and all skill levels to produce dance happenings that bring people together.
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– Le Couleur: This electro-pop trio has carved out a niche in the alternative music Francosphere with its tuneful and energetic melodies tinged with the misty sensuality of the disco era, along with refreshingly original lyrics.
– Bon enfant: Bon enfant serves up fashionable groovy pop with healthy doses of tie-dye, garage rock and sixties sounds alongside swinging folk-rock rhythms, while their lyrics stubbornly shun the perils of adulthood.
– Le.Panda: Like a love-child of a menage a trois between Erykah Badu, DJ Khaled and Bob Marley, Le.Panda revels in attention deficit disorder channelled through multi-instrumental looping. The results are songs that are sometimes surprising, sometimes touching, and unfailingly appealing.
– Magic Pelvis: Three guys from Sudbury got together to form an experimental instrumental rock band. They explode in all directions at once. It’s hard to believe that so much can happen in a three-minute piece of music.
– Mclean: Simon B. Jutras, alias Mclean, will present his latest album, Une derniere fois (One Last Time). His eclectic alternative rock is rich in new sounds and striking imagery akin to Russian cinema, a smoking lounge or the depths of a riverbed.
– Sonido Pesao: Powered by hypnotic brass and percussion, this band produces an amazing fusion of urban Latino dance music with disjointed vocal rhythms of rap and hip-hop. Expect a celebracion!
– La Brunante: La Brunante is a series of professional training workshops offered by La Nuit sur l’etang to young Franco-Ontarian musicians aged 15 to 30. This year, the final showcase event will be held at la Nuit emergente! Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.