2013-07-29T02:46:52+00:00 2013-07-30T02:37:06+00:00

Earmilk's 10 Must See Acts at Osheaga

One of the "Great White North's" top music festivals is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited.  Osheaga Festival,  held on a small island in the St Lawrence river right across from it's bigger brother the island of Montreal, is one of the most diverse and hottest in Canada.  With five stages, incredible scenery, and amazing afterparties scattered across the most European city in North America, it's worth a visit this August 2 through 4 (if you can manage to find some tickets for the sold-out event).  To get you all set we've got our 10 must see acts:

 
Alt-j
In my mind, English indie rockers Alt-J had the album of the year in 2012.  But don't just take my word for it, their debut "An Awesome Wave won the 2012 British Mercury Prize and best album at The Ivor Awards.  Check them out on friday and see if their live show does the album justice.
 
 
Phoenix
Uber cool french rockers Phoenix will be joining Alt-J on friday.  Festival vets at this point, their live show is a thing of legend — If you haven't caught it yet then this is definitely one performance you don't want to miss.

Frank Ocean
We're a little worried about Frank Ocean missing out due to recent vocal cord trouble but if he pulls through then this is a must see.  Known for his powerful, emotional stage presence Mr. Ocean is the consummate performer.

 
Soul Clap
No one does summer grooves better than Soul Clap, and what better place to catch those vibes than a beautiful island set in the middle of a river during sunny festival season?
 
 
The Cure
After 30 years of non-stop touring and performing these guys can still rock a stage better than anyone.  And it's The Cure… Need we say more?
 
The Lumineers
At the fore-front of the roots rock revival The Lumineers took the world by storm this year.  Their foot-stomping blend of rustic folk-rock will have you whoopin' and a hollerin' the night away.
 
 
Kendrick Lamar
The Compton rapper turned hip-hop on it's head this year.  MTV crowned Lamar the No. 1 "Hottest MC in Game" on their well known annual list and his major label debut studio album "good kid, m.A.A.d city," was released last year to widespread critical acclaim and quickly certified double platinum.  Don't kill your vibe… See Kendrick.
 
 
Azari & III:
Canada's most unique electronic outfit Azari & III have had a banner year after their first album dropped on Montreal's own Turbo Recordings.  Expect a fierce performance replete with dark summery vibes, vogueing and tons of swagger.
 
 
Jessie Ware:
Electronic music's favourite feature songstress and remix muse, Jessie Ware will be providing a touch of the ethereal at this year's Osheaga. Take a break from the rockers and hip-hoppers and see this 21st century diva bring her forward thinking pop-sound to life.
 
Disclosure:
Last but not least is Disclosure.  The english brothers had a banner year.  They have been consistently churning out hit after hit and their debut album Settle was released on 3 June 2013 through PMR.  Their remix  of the above mentioned Jessie Ware's, "Running," back in 2012 was their first real commercial success, charting in both the Netherlands and Belgium as well as becoming a fixture of the 2012 Festival Circuit and featuring on the annual edition of Annie Mac presents.  They followed that up with a string of massive singles including "Latch" which peaked at number 11 in the UK Singles  Chart and two consecutive top 10 hit singles in "White Noise" (#32) and You & Me (#10).   Known for amazing live performances (excluding that one Capital FM performance) Disclosure is at the bottom of our list chronologically but at the top of it in reality.
 
 
 Schedule:
 
Friday
The Cure
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend
Alt-j
Ellie Goulding
Beach House
Two Door Cinema Club
Ben Howard
Azealia Banks
Baauer
The Gaslight Anthem
Lianne La Havas
Rudimental
Rich Aucoin
K-os
Daughter
Diamond Rings
Caféïne
Jake Bugg
The Head And The Heart
Jets
A Tribe Called Red
DIIV
Capital Cities
Palma Violets
Oberhofer
Carnage
Wild Belle
Ec Twins
Kidnap Kid
Vilify & Henward
Hyphen Hyphen
Millimetrik
Guards
Majical Cloudz 
Ponctuation

Saturday
Beck
Frank Ocean
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tegan & Sara
Stars
C2c
Porter Robinson
Bonobo
Flogging Molly
Explosions In The Sky
The Breeders
Bob Mould
Tricky
Jimmy Eat World
Azari & Iii
Yelawolf
Lou Doillon Cajmere
Raine Maida
We Are Wolves
Angel Haze
Grouplove
Jacques Lu Cont
The Heavy
Quadron
Wild Nothing
Style Of Eye
Soul Clap
Frank Turner
Rone
Groenland
Amtrac 
Corb Lund
Loud Lary Ajust
Humans

Sunday
Mumford & Sons
New Order
The Lumineers
Kendrick Lamar
Hot Chip
Pretty Lights
Silversun Pickups
Big Boi
Father John Misty
Tommy Trash
Misteur Valaire
Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
Disclosure
Gramatik
Robert Delong
Frightened Rabbit
Death Grips
Jessie Ware
Les Soeurs Boulay
Hollerado
Holy Ghost!
Icona Pop
The Neighbourhood
Atlas Genius
Little Green Cars
Twin Forks
The Knocks
Floating Points
Dvbbs
Jackmaster
Shovels & Rope
Hannah Georgas
Mndr
Dusted
Bad Things
Nightbox
Odezenne

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