Aestrid (The Netherlands, post-rock)
Aestrid is a three-piece band from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Their sound balances between post-punk and ambient electronic music meeting the wideness of shoegaze in the middle. Over the last couple of years the band has played a bunch of shows and has even recorded 2 of their albums in Canada. Their latest one in your very own K-town! Every show is known to be an intense experience for both audience and band. No holding back and delivering everything until the last note.
PAPER LADIES (Indie)
A two-piece from Kingston, ON. Paper Ladies offer indie rock built on droning bass, dripping reverb, and lo-fi grit. Wrought with dance grooves and hearty pop sensibilities. Paper Ladies hope get the crowd swayin' hips, tappin' toes, and cuttin' rugs, if only for a night.
Oakridge Ave. Alternative Rock)
Kington’s best new music export; Oakridge Ave. cut their teeth among the Limestone City’s many well-respected live venues over the last 3 years and have cultivated a unique and memorable style. Thoughtful songwriting and lyrics are bolstered by a tight, strong rhythm section and soaring melodies. The trio has honed their sound through the recording of a full-length album (released July 2017) and an upcoming EP (Spring 2018), which promises a dynamic and catchy revamp of the down-to-earth Oakridge Ave. sound that so many concert-goers have grown to love.