#ygkPlaylist: February 2016

This month’s #ygkPlaylist features three unique and talented local bands who are working hard and succeeding at making a name for themselves locally and elsewhere. All three groups have played in various nearby cities as well as rocking local Kingston stages. Hit play below on this month’s #ygkPlaylist and enjoy original songs by Slow Man Tofu, The Resolutionaries and Shushlang.

Slow Man Tofu: David Parker is a busy guy. Slow Man Tofu is just one of four musical projects you can read about on his website. His most recent album, Calm Me Down, was released this past November and was recorded by previous playlist feature Jonas Lewis-Anthony. While Parker describes Slow Man Tofu as straight-ahead rock, his other projects have him creating experimental music and collaborating with a diverse group of musicians and a poet as well.  Find Slow Man Tofu on Bandcamp and Twitter.

The Resolutionaries: You may have heard this talented ensemble at The Skeleton Park Arts Festival a couple of years ago, or perhaps you remember band leader and sculptor Chaka Chikodzi from an interview we did back in 2014. The Resolutionaries is a unique dance band that specializes in the sounds of Zibabwean music, featuring the Marimba. They set dance floors on fire with their mix of age-old African tunes and modern innovations. While their Bandcamp and Twitter list Peterborough as home, they assure us they are now based in ygk. The featured track is from their most recent release, Marimba Explosion Vol 2. Have a listen and try to sit still. Find The Resolutionaries on Bandcamp and Twitter.

Shushlang: This quartet defines their unusual name as “that perfectly serendipitously appointed moment of realization….SHUSHLANG!” These guys regularly fill dance floors in downtown ygk with their brand of psychedelic funk mixed with blues and rock. You can often find them rocking with Mojo Shooter and Nothin’ But Mental at The Toucan and The Mansion. They recently did an East Coast tour and released their first album this past November. Find Shushlang on Facebook and Twitter.

Every month, we comb Soundcloud looking for sounds that are unique to Kingston. We are constantly seeking out active musicians to show off to the local community and beyond. If you’re a musician who wants to be included in a future #ygkPlaylist, the first step is to get your original music up on Soundcloud and then follow us. We promise to follow you back, listen to your work and consider it for the monthly #ygkPlaylist.

Credit to Adam Correia for the photo used in the background of of this month’s ygkPlaylist.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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