Two Local bands Kick off Osheaga’s Official Pre-party at L’Escogriffe – Pictures
It’s official – The countdown for one of Montreal’s favourite music festival is finaly over ! You can expect waves of Osheagians crowding the metro’s yellow line as early as noon ! Festival’s goers are indeed about to take the Ile Jean-Drapeau by assault for another incredible talent-packed edition!
With well over a 100 artists playing all over the city this weekend make sure you prepared your schedule well ! In case you missed it, Check out our Pre-Osheaga post for recommendation and Must-See Acts of the year and stay tuned for our weekend coverage !
Festivities were already echoing loud through St-Denis street last night at the Official Osheaga Pre-Party. It’s two local bands that exploded l’Escogriffe with their energy and raw sound to launch the 3 days music festival.
The Montreal trio named Zouz first took the stage at around 22:00, showing us how good it feel to let go and get in the groove. The amazing punk-rock band composed of David Marchand (Singer-Guitar-Writer) François Farouche (drums) and Étienne Dupré (Basse) gave a powerful grungy performance and warmed up the crowd pretty quickly !.
You could feel the energy and passion shine under those red lights through all of the performance.
PONCTUATIONTaking over the stage shortly after Zouz, was Psychedelic-Punk band Ponctuation who didn’t disappoint to keep the party going.
The Band from Montreal is one of those band who’s energy on stage will give you a raw authentic satisfaction out of every song they play. Yesterday, they presented their most recent album Mon herbier du monde entier. They had an amazing presence on stage and their musical arrangements were perfect for the unique gritty garage moods that l’Escogriffe offered.
Don’t miss Ponctuation at Osheaga this Saturday at 14:00 pm
Ponctuation band is : Lead Singer Guillaume Chiasson (Solids, Jesusles Girls, The Blaze Velluto Collection) on guitar ; with Emmanuel Ethier (Chocolate, Bernari , Claxa Yells) on Bass, Tommy Johnson (IDALG, Pop Goes, Colmor) on Guitar and Keyboards and Maxime Hébert (UUBBUURUU, Taleen, The Breastfeeders) on drums.