MARDI 29 JUILLET 2014
BEN CAPLAN  +LAKES OF CANADA

Indie Montréal présente/ presents…

Billets / Tickets:
$12.00 à l’avance / in advance

$15.00 à la porte / at the door (s’il en reste / if not sold out)

Billetterie (FR): http://indiemontreal.ca/fr/?p=7484
Billetterie (AN): http://indiemontreal.ca/?p=7484

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BEN CAPLAN

Rugueux, grinçant, sourd avec beaucoup de charisme, Ben Caplan d’Halifax est au folklore, ce que la fumée est au bourbon : parfaitement assorti. La composition de Ben est aussi audacieuse que féroce. Alimenté par du mélodrame et un lyrisme puissant, Caplan à un talent artistique vraiment innovant et une passion sans règle.

Arpentant la musique tzigane avec les sons étouffants de la clarinette et du saxophone, Caplan s’est fait remarqué dans la paysage de la musique canadienne dans la même veine que Tom Waits. Il s’est produit partout dans le Commonwealth. L’énergie extasiée durant ses spectacles est une élégante cacophonie qui a su gagner de l’attention aux quatres coins du monde. ____________

Rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, Halifax’s Ben Caplan is to folklore whatsmoke is to bourbon. Perfectly coupled. Ben’s songwriting is as bold in range as it is in ferocity. Fueled by a quality of melodrama and powerful lyricism, it’s the romance and the manhood crashing with his voice that gives Caplan a truly innovative and experimental artistry. A sound that bridges the gap between controlled composition and unruly passion.

Striding in pace with gypsy-inspired strings amid the sultry tones of clarinet and saxophone, Caplan has marked his place in the Canadian music landscape with a growling spirit similar to that of Tom Waits. Caplan’s tours have extended throughout the Commonwealth, the rhapsodic energy in his live show an elegant cacophony gaining attention around the world .

Breaking between guitar, banjo, piano, and melodica, Caplan’s stage show is almost reminiscent of a burly and bearded Freddy Mercury; a raging, strong, and exploratory songwriter, it’s the blues in his soul, and the heart in your chest pounding as one that makes Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers an act not to be missed.

Ben Caplan has been a touring musician since 2006. Seasoned in coast-to- coast travel, Caplan his seen stages in the UK and has performed a rolodex of festivals.

Montreal-based Lakes of Canada was founded in 2010 by Jake Smith (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion) and Conor O’Neil (drums, vocals) as a “Simon & Garfunkel”-esque folk-pop duo performing Smith’s songs at various cafés and bars around town. The past four years have seen Lakes experience a dramatic shift both in style and membership: with a heavier, indie-rock sound infused with gospel/soul influences, Lakes have added the likes of lead guitarist Tim Dobby, Sarah Morasse on keyboards, vocals, flute and harp, and, former Honheehonehee front-man Greg Halpin (guitar, bass, vocals, percussion). Lakes of Canada maintains their commitment to vocal harmony (around which the band was created), but with a rich instrumental complexity befitting a classically-trained group of musicians.