Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 6:30 p.m.
$15 at the door
“I think we’re on to something new,” Canadian-born Mike Edel opens with on “Go With You,” his new indie-pop synth laden single.
In a season of both personal and social thresholds and change, Edel has delivered an optimistic indie-pop anthem for 2018’s dwindling days of summer and beyond. Edel began working with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) after sending demos to Walla while he was living north of the arctic circle in Norway. The duo adopted a ‘consistency is boring’ mantra with the new material.
The Young Novelists create contemporary folk songs that marry their effortless harmonies with darkly poetic lyrics and exquisitely crafted hooks. Their third album In City & Country features songs about 10 small towns in Ontario, and has been described as “a lush-sounding feast” (Penguin Eggs) and “emotional, melodic music that variously reminds me of the Jayhawks and Richard and Linda Thompson.” (No Depression) Their previous album landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and multiple songwriting awards. They have toured across Canada, the United States, and in Europe, often with their young son in tow. Their signature show features confessional storytelling about their songs and travels, sing-alongs, and the unique sound of bowed glockenspiel.