"MUSIC WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE" - Auerbach
We believe in a few things at the Rooster. We believe in lending a helping hand, being good to your neighbors and the power of community.
We wanted to find a meaningful way to give a little something back to you, our community, and to say “Thank you kindly” for all your support. With our customer card we happily buy you a drink on the house once in a while!
It also occurred to us that we could use this little card to brighten every day and support a cause very dear to our hearts. So every time you buy a drink, you will receive a stamp beside the name of an amazing LOCAL band or musician. In turn we want to inspire you to check them out.
Here are our fist 10 very talented musicians. Have a listen. Let them lift you up, inspire you and if you can, close these darn computers and GO SEE THEM LIVE! We bet you will be changed :))
Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her next two albums - Back to Me and Asking for Flowers - both made the Billboard 200 list and reached the top 10 of Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. In 2012, Edwards' fourth studio album, Voyageur, became Edwards' first album to crack the top 100 and top 40 in the U.S., peaking at #39 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and #2 in Canada.kathleenedwards.com FB TW
Bahamas is the musical pseudonym of Toronto-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Afie Jurvanen, whose disarmingly forthright, captivatingly melodic songs have already earned him both a devoted fan base and a significant amount of critical acclaim on both sides of the border.bahamasmusic.net FB TW
The Danks are a band from Charlottetown, PEI, founded by Brohan Moore and Alec O'Hanley. The current lineup is vocalist Brohan, O'Hanley on guitar and keyboards, Brian Murphy on bass, and drummer Phil MacIsaac. Chris Doiron originally played bass guitar, but was replaced by Andrew MacDonald, who was then replaced by Murphy. Gone but forever goaded.thedanks.com FB TW
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Paisley was born, and is based, in Toronto, Canada. He was particularly attracted to bluegrass and old-time country music, which he played for a decade with partner Chuck Erlichman. The two performed together as Russian Literature and as the tribute act Stanley Brothers: A Loving Tribute, and, along with Matt Barber and Paul Matthew, as Live Country Music. In October 2006, Paisley joined visual artist Shary Boyle, who did artwork and projections, in a tour of California under the name Dark Hand & Lamplight. Paisley's recordings include Jack of the Woods and Miscellaneous & Unreleased. His self-titled album was released by No Quarter on September 9, 2008, and was followed in 2010 by Constant Companion. After releasing an EP called Golden Embers in 2012, Paisley returned with his third full-length album Strong Feelings in early 2014.dougpaisley.com FB TW
New Wild Everywhere is the follow-up to Great Lake Swimmers’ critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize shortlisted and Juno nominated 2009 album Lost Channels. Their fifth album in just under a decade, this new collection of 12 tracks reveals a depth and maturity previously only hinted at by lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker.www.greatlakeswimmers.com FB TW
For Fast Romantics, it has been four years of adventuring their way through the backcountry of Canadian indie-rock, often attempting to straddle that hazy intersection at the corner of rock n' roll and pop. Now, with their second full-length album 'Afterlife Blues,' it sounds as though they have -- quite con!dently -- found their way home.fastromantics.com FB TW
While Canadian punk provocateurs Fucked Up play aggressive and incendiary music, that's hardly where their desire to stir up trouble begins and ends. The group strays far from the standard template of four-four punk stomp, incorporating extended instrumental workouts, unusual arrangements, and lengthy experimental passages along with the furious guitars and ranting vocals. While Fucked Up have paid homage on record to pioneering anarchist movements and creative and political troublemakers of all stripes, they've also flirted with fascist images and obscure mysticism in a bid to puzzle and confront their audiences. And despite their fondness for lengthy musical statements, Fucked Up waited until four years into their recording career to record a full-length album.fuckedup.cc FB
Stepping out with a new name and fiercly loyal band members – Del Cowsill, Kendel Carson and Rich Knox – Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes have already toured extensively alongside John Prine, JJ Cale, The Arkells and Spirit Of The West, to name a few. Their LP You Are An Island hits the streets and airwaves July 2013 - along with US & Canadian tour dates throughout the summer and fall.dustinbentall.com FB TW
CADE is a Toronto-based dream-folk project authored by Kaiya Cade. Comparable to Tiny Vipers, Joni Mitchell and Jose Gonzalez, the meditative ethereal folk sound of CADE captivates its listeners. CADE's magnetic reinvention of folk mysticism merges the folk tradition with elements of groove, R&B and contemporary dream-pop, producing a truly imaginative sound. Working with juno-nominated producer Howard Ayee, CADE is currently completing an LP that will be released Spring 2014.cademusic.ca FB TW
"Most of all, it's fun. This is a good-time sound, a few laughs, lots of rollicking playing, great music to groove to. Cuddy defies the expectations of any new, young performer, and especially with that surname. But Cuddy fans, you'll love him still, just for completely different reasons.."
- NOW magazine. By: Bob Mersereau