Artists: Hush Pup, Repartee, For Esmé, Etiquette
When: April 7, 2016
Venue: Adelaide Hall
Genre: Dream pop, Indie
Last week some talented ladies in the music business got together to put on the Toronto Women in Music showcase at Adelaide Hall. The venue was full of excited fans and good vibes from early on and lasted till late into the evening. It was amazing to see women in music supporting each other and rocking it on stage. The night brought an array of performances ranging from dreamy synth pop to indie rock.
Hush Pup opened the show with some ambient dream pop full of delicate vocals and subtly progressive themes. Hush Pup’s music is relaxing and inviting by nature as they flow from song to song and explore new musical textures to engage and captivate the audience.
Repartee continued the evening and brought the energy to Adelaide Hall. Repartee proved to be one of the standouts of the night as they got everyone in the crowd excitedly dancing their cares away. Bright and daring vocals, lively rhythms, and a larger than life stage presence makes it impossible to turn away from their set.
For Esmé hit the stage next armed with a light show of psychedelic projections that perfectly accompanied their captivating take on synth pop. Another stand out from the night, For Esmé effortlessly weave musical layers together, playing with entrancing vocals and synth loops to create a full texture that captures attention right away.
Etiquette closed the show with a set that started off quiet and reflective, then built into a bubbly dance party that got the audience up and moving for the final time. Enchanting and ethereal, Etiquette’s music creates an atmosphere that allows the listener to fully experience each song. The band featured Hannah Georgas on guest vocals, which tied everything together with beautiful soft harmonies.
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Connect with Hush Pup
I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.