Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 6:30 p.m.
$10 at the door
Blunt Chunks is the solo project of Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien, born out of a curiosity and desperation for exploring the endless world of sound and song. Using looping pedals, samplers and an ever-changing selection of electronic gear and instruments, Caitlin’s songs swirl around you like a settling mist. Combining pop sensibility, ambient tones and vocal layering, her songs have been described as “music to keep close to your heart”, “electronic Dolly Parton”, “hypnotic” and “mermaid folk”.
Trails is Allie O'Manique, a young, prolific songwriter from Ottawa, Canada who weaves reverb-laden guitars through layers of smoky alto vocals. Trails’ live performances draw the room into a psychedelic haze, looping vocals and guitars while channeling artists such as Mazzy Star and Beach House. Trails has enchanted Canadian audiences at festivals such as MEGAPHONO and Arboretum Festival, and supported artists such as Tim Hecker, The Wooden Sky, Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) and The Acorn. She was awarded the MEGAPHONO artist residency in 2017, and went on to record with Evening Hymns' Jonas Bonnetta, with whom she is currently producing her debut full-length album. "Leave Her Be" is the first fruit from these recordings; a beautiful but painfully raw recounting of a difficult relationship, delivered with the confidence of a mid-career artist. At 18, Allie is far from it; for Trails, the best is surely yet to come.