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Illumination is Ontario's newest festival, bridging the gaps between funk and electronica, folk and indie-rock, visual arts and music to bring you a two day soul-shakedown party under the Canadian skies. With on-site camping and music going well into the night, the party doesn't stop all weekend. Good music, Good vibes, Northern skies, and Illuminated minds. Advanced tickets - $60 Gate - $75 Day Pass - $50 (only available at gates) Tickets include camping Tickets available online and through performing artists. http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/illumination-music-arts-festival-tickets-11056146231 Contact email@example.com for all vendor and workshop applications. https://www.facebook.com/events/491186814326393/
Sounds Like: Radiohead, Neil Young, Broken Social Scene, The Strokes, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Bio: ATOM AND THE VOLUMES is an indie groove-rock project led by Toronto-born actor and performer, Marc Atom Borins. The band mixes upbeat jams with a youthful, garage rock rawness. Experimenting with levels of feedback and reverb sets a backdrop of kinetic tension - making the music move. Bouncy guit...See Full Bio
“The Band Has Gears: Toronto’s Atom and the Volumes’ self-titled EP comes across as built around the idea that the best music feels just like closing your eyes and dancing. The band could be the spawn of Wilco and Failure, a cocktail of raw emotion, storytelling and unexpected flourishes. “Pointed Pins” is a brooding garage anthem topped with 80’s glam metal flare. The fuzzy, whirling guitars lend the pop-sensible chorus an edge like bacon on maple. “Lick Your Tears,” about a corroding relationship, has the slowest tempo on the album and is at least twice as angsty as “Pointed Pins;” the short wah-wah riff that reappears throughout the song ends up commenting on the dangers of repression. The playing thickens at about the two and a half minute mark, becoming stronger than the sum of its parts, and you’re liable to be blanketed in sound. “Boardwalk,” sultry and distant, floats along on an almost country-western twang from both strin”