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Summer even reaches north in Canada, like Toronto’s Field Trip at History Fort York & Garrison Common on Saturday, July 9th....
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Summer even reaches north in Canada, like Toronto’s Field Trip at History Fort York & Garrison Common on Saturday, July 9th:


 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats

Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff (QRO photos) brings sad indie-folks sounds with his band, The Night Sweats (QRO photos at a festival), as he has successfully climbed the festival ladder (QRO photos headlining a festival) behind 2020’s And It’s Still Alright (QRO review). The road warrior (QRO photos at a ’21 festivalQRO photos playing solo at same ’21 festival) comes to Field Trip (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
   

Peach Pit

The “chewed bubblegum pop” of Vancouver’s Peach Pit head across the country, as they have a Field Trip behind this year’s third full-length, From 2 to 3.

Peach Pit
   

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Even amongst all the lo-fi guitar-punks out there, Kurt Vile (QRO photos at a festival) has made a name for himself. The former member of The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile has since formed his own ensemble with his Violators, and contributed to/opened for alt-punk guitar god J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr) on his solo record, Several Shades of Why (QRO review), and subsequent tour. However, he’s since evolved into a big frontman of his own (QRO live review) with 2013’s Wakin On a Pretty Daze and 2014’s b’lieve I’m goin down…, not to mention 2017’s team-up with Courtney Barnett, Lotta Sea Lice, including doing festivals (QRO photos at a festival), even having Dinosaur Jr opening for him at this point. He comes to Field Trip (QRO photos in Toronto) behind this year’s Watch My Moves.

Kurt Vile & The Violators
   

Lucy Dacus

Norfolk’s Lucy Dacus (QRO photos) has found lots of new fans during the COVID pandemic, like her fellow members of boygenius, Phoebe Bridgers & Julien Baker. She comes to Field Trip (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s amazing Home Video (QRO review) and finally putting out her single “Thumbs” (QRO review).

Lucy Dacus
   

The Halluci Nation

Mixing world music and modern dubstep/hip-hop, The Halluci Nation – formerly A Tribe Called Red (QRO photos) – has three DJs bringing First Nations powwow to the dance club scene – and the festival scene, like at Field Trip ’14 (QRO photos at Field Trip ’14).

A Tribe Called Red
   

Valley

Toronto’s own indie-pop Valley play their hometown fest after being nominated for the Breakthrough Group of the Year Juno in 2020, and straight-up Group of the Year this year, behind The After Party.

Valley
   

Busty and The Bass

Montreal electro-soul/hip-hop Busty and the Bass come to that other Canadian city to LIFT.

Busty & The Bass
   

The Rural Alberta Advantage

Though this indie rock trio was born out of homesickness and big city blues, the howling, heartfelt sound of The Rural Alberta Advantage (QRO photos at a festival) has only seen both of those feelings intensify. The band’s 2009 debut – Hometowns (QRO review) – endeared the Canadians to the hearts of their countrymen, and the buzz spilled south of the boarder and into Europe too (QRO photos outdoors). The following two years saw extensive international touring (QRO live review) with high praise from Pitchfork, the Associated Press and countless other publications. 2011’s Departing (QRO review) & 2014’s Mended With Gold (QRO review) catapulted them even further, and they come to Field Trip (QRO photos at a Canadian festival) behind this year’s The Rise.

The Rural Alberta Advantage
   

Also:

Rheostatics

Haviah Mighty

Pierre Kwenders

Daisy the Great

Georgia Harmer

Ombiigizi

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