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MEGAPHONO 2018: Michael Rault + Expanda Fuzz + Sunshine and the Blue Moon + Queen of Swords

Presented by: MEGAPHONO, House of TARG, Beaus
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm /19+
Cover: $10 adv / $12 at the Door / Free with Festival Pass

MEGAPHONO 2018 Music Showcase Festival

(Toronto Psych, Pop, Rock & Roll)
Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. A gifted multi- instrumentalist and arranger, his hooky blend of pop rock refracts an evolution of guitar based music through the ages. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox R’n’B, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the clever craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy New Orleans textures of Dr. John in equal measure. 

EXPANDA FUZZ (Ottawa Post Punk/Drone)  
Expanda Fuzz was conceived attempting to rip apart a Pink Floyd song with a distorted bass, a fuzz-driven guitar through a ripped speaker cabinet and a Roland 404 sampler. The result is a unique brand of catchy, droney, post-punk songs that hook heavily into a psych-garage sound. Think Kim Deal fronting the Velvet Underground, or Mary Timony jamming with Suicide. In 2017, Expanda Fuzz released 2 EPs, "At War With Summer" and "The Last Of The Who Heads". "Who Heads" reached #1 on CHUO's weekly charts. They are currently preparing their first full-length release expected in 2018. "This two-piece would be equally at home playing to the beard-strokers at a Warhol Factory Party as they would be ignoring their neighbour’s angry knocks for making too much racket in the garage". - Sled Island

SUNSHINE AND THE BLUE MOON (Thunder Bay psychedelic Groove)
Sunshine & the Blue Moon choose to experiment not only with sound, but mood as well, expanding their aural landscape beyond common signifiers. Blending influences and ideas from across genres and eras spanning from early blues, folk and country, to 60's rock and soul, through eclectic 90's grooves. One listen may place you on a rural road with your sweetheart, feeling the summer breeze as it rolls through the trembling leaves. While another might place you in a pulsing dream wanting nothing more than to escape the hot city streets, to shake and dance the through the night.

QUEEN OF SWORDS (Toronto Dark Dream Pop)
Queen of Swords is the new project from Aerin Fogel, formerly of The Bitters. 

MEGAPHONO welcomes music industry professionals from the US, Canada and abroad for a festival celebrating Ottawa-Gatineau and Eastern Ontario music.

Booking agents, record labels, music publishers, film/TV music supervisors, managers, publicists and other industry folks will descend on Ottawa and be treated to an insider's look at the city and its burgeoning music scene. Participating artists and delegates will have a chance to interact with our visitors, learning about the various facets of the music industry and equipping themselves with invaluable knowledge for those wishing to pursue music as a career, or further what they're already doing.

$10 advance / $12 doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Advance tickets available in stores at The Record Centre, Vertigo Records, both locations of Compact Music, and online here >