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#ygkPlaylist: October 2016

October 2016’s #ygkPlaylist features a quintet of indie-rockers, an indie-metal trio and, for something completely different, a mixed-media artist. Kasador, who’s first EP was released last month, is likely not a new name to anyone who frequents the Kingston music scene. City of Stone are relative newcomers who have also released an album in the last month, and Grey offers something unique through his musical soundscapes and animations. This eclectic mix once again showcases the diverse mix of talent that is emerging from our city. Hit play below and have a listen.

Kasador: Kasador has had a very busy summer, playing shows all over Ontario and parts of Quebec. You may have caught them Rockin’ The Square alongside Wintersleep back in June. Their one date in Brooklyn on July 1st has them turning their attention to the US, with an extensive tour being planned for 2017. Their first self-titled EP was released on September 13th 2016 and the video for their single, “Neighbourhood”, prominently features downtown Kingston. Find them on: SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

City of Stone: This indie-metal trio released their first EP, One Day, this past August. Shortly after that they released the first episode of a multi-episode documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the band and details the making of the EP. Find them on: SoundCloud, Facebook and YouTube.

Grey: Dakota Parisien, AKA Grey, is a mixed media artist who creates visual arts, musical works, and audio-visual animation. Grey works as a freelance artist, creating works not only for himself but for other Kingston artists. Recent projects include album cover art, band posters, visualizations for local musicians’ works, creating and arranging hand drawn animations with original compositions, and short looping animations for Fort Henry. Find him on: SoundCloud, Facebook and Vimeo.

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 Ryan Warner for the photo used in the background of of this month’s ygkPlaylist.

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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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