Jonas and The Massive Attraction
Friday, December 13th – 8 p.m. at Club Soda
With special guest MAT JOLY (EX. MOBILE)
Chart-topping rockers Jonas & The Massive Attraction return to Montreal with theLIVE OUT LOUD TOUR for a not-to-be-missed hometown performance at Club Sodaon Friday, December 13th at 8 p.m.
Jonas & The Massive Attraction’s song Respire, their first ever original French single in Quebec (from their latest album Live Out Loud), was the surprise hit of the summer, going to #2 on the BDS Francophone Top 100 and #1 on the BDS Francophone Top 25 Pop-Rock charts for several weeks. The band just released their brand new single,Je crie ton nom, in Quebec, to great response with immediate adds at major radio stations throughout the province.
Jonas & The Massive Attraction toured extensively in Europe this summer, with a month-long run in May and June and second set of dates in July and September. In September, the band was invited to perform at the prestigious IFA Gala in Berlin, Germany to kick off the world’s largest electronics trade fair, performing alongside UK sensation Katie Melua for many dignitaries, including the Mayor of Berlin. As an official ambassador to Lac Megantic, Jonas was honoured to perform here at home, in the star-studded benefit at the Bell Centre in August. The event raised funds to support victims of the tragedy in Lac Megantic, where his family has owned a cottage for more than 100 years.
Tickets: $29.50 (taxes included / service charge extra) at Club Soda (1225 boul. St-Laurent), at (514) 286-1010 and atclubsoda.ca
This Saturday, Dec. 14th – 8 p.m. at Metropolis
With Special Guests: THE BEACHES
MOIST is back! Citing unfinished business, bassist Jeff Pearce, keyboardist Kevin Young, guitarist Mark Makoway and singer David Usher have reunited as MOIST and are announcing upcoming tour dates and plans for new music.
From 1993 to 2001, over the course of three multi-platinum albums, MOIST led the vanguard of the Canadian alt-rock scene, sold over a million records and toured relentlessly from sea to sea to sea, literally. MOIST criss-crossed the nation from Victoria, BC, to a cliff edge in Paradise, Newfoundland, to the shores of the Beaufort Sea in Tuktoyaktuk, headlining shows for thousands of fans in arenas, theatres, concert halls and festivals.
MOIST’s impact was felt well beyond Canada. The band made its mark internationally, touring extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia, appearing on Top of the Pops in the UK, as the musical guest on a pilot for a new show in NYC called The Jon Stewart Show and being lampooned by Beavis and Butthead.
With chart topping hits such as Push, Silver, Tangerine, Resurrection and Breathe,MOIST dominated rock radio through the 90s, won multiple Juno awards and received numerous accolades for both their music and amazing live show. A highly sought after live act, MOIST shared stages throughout the 90s with virtually all their Canadian contemporaries and a veritable pantheon of international superstars including Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Collective Soul and Neil Young, among many others.
After an exhausting decade, the band went on hiatus in 2001 to take a breath, pursue divergent personal and professional trajectories, build families and find their lives outside of MOIST. “There was no timeline for the break,” says Mark Makoway. “We all got off the tour bus in a bit of a daze after years of living and working together and just needed some time to figure out what else we wanted from our lives.” Now, twenty years after the start of it all and with renewed vigour and an irrepressible urge to rock, MOIST is back and ‘The Resurrection’ is upon us.
Hailing from the East side of Toronto, The Beaches are an all female Indie Rock band. Taking their cues from such artists as Patti Smith, Elastica and The White Stripes, The Beaches write and perform with an authentic, biting and hooky sound. Their Self-titled EP was produced by Canadian rock luminary Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). According to Much Music VJ Liz Trinnear “I had the honour of seeing them perform live and let me tell you, my jaw was dropped 90% of the show.” More info at www.thebeachesband.com.
MOIST is performing a select number of Canadian shows and the band is working on new music, with plans to head into the studio over the winter. Montreal has always been a hotbed for the band… this Saturday at Metropolis promises to a unique event. Fans can keep up with MOIST news, announcements and pre-sales at www.moistonline.com