They’re winding down on this year’s Festival D’ete de Quebec so we’ve got one more installment of our fave acts from last year.
Hailing from Toronto, Nefe mesmerized during her sunwashed set. Between her soothing voice and the beautiful chill tunes she writes, it was the perfect late afternoon dose of music that festival goers needed to ease them into the crazy evening ahead.
Toronto’s Beaches have been burning up the charts and capturing the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere. They’ve gone from tiny club shows to huge festival stages and opening slots for the likes of Death from Above 1979 last year and Foo Fighters this year. Their modernized grunge rock stylings won me over immediately – it’s always rad to see a group of gals shred the type of music that I grew up listening to. It makes me so happy that rock loving little girls will now have awesome role models like Beaches to look up to as they pursue their own musical dreams.
DNCE was probably the most fun and surprising act that we caught during FEQ 2017. While Nick Jonas may have gotten the more prestigious main stage slot, his brother Joe definitely seemed like he was having more fun over on the smaller Loto Quebec stage. If there was ever a band I wished I could be a part of, it’s DNCE. Fun loving, eccentric as hell and oh so talented, Joe and co. truly know how to put on a show. I spent the rest of the trip home mainlining every one of their songs and I am now truly addicted. From irresistible original songs to killer covers, I challenge you to sit still while listening to DNCE. Like their name suggests, all you’re going to want to do is dance, and that’s all I did.