As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations Mike Legere + Dante Matas & The Infernal Racket + local songstress Leanne Hoffman team up for a show at The Carleton on Sunday, May 27th. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $15.
Mike Legere is a musician/songwriter and producer originally from Nova Scotia, based out of Toronto. When he’s not playing with bands Century Thief and Places Erupt, Mike writes indie-folk which tends to be lyrically surreal and dense. He’s toured Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada with his bands, and recorded and produced several records.
His debut solo album Ourselves in Public will be released June 8, 2018. The album reflects on themes of social-identity; how our interactions with others shape our sense of self, our ego. It’s about the joy, frustration, anxiety and creativity that comes from participating in the social sphere. Mike recorded the album in a variety of spaces throughout Toronto, Montreal and Paris; several studios, apartments (some with broken windows), closets, rehearsal spaces, on an awning during a rainstorm, public squares, restaurants and subway cars.
Born in 1992 and raised in the heart of downtown Toronto, Dante Matas began writing music on the piano at the age of eight.
Today, with an MA in Philosophy and a penchant for poetry and creative writing, Dante has combined his interests to create his own unique brand of indie pop, folk, and experimental music.
Singer-songwriter Leanne Hoffman has a voice that is as haunting as it is angelic. She has the rare ability to dress a beautiful melody with content that is both biting and elegant. With lyrics beyond her years, and a smart, sarcastic tone, her audiences are left captivated and wanting more.
Her duo project Magnolia, achieved success throughout Atlantic Canada, charting on campus radio throughout the Maritimes and receiving considerable CBC play nation-wide.
An active force in the Atlantic Canadian music landscape, Leanne is in high demand as a backup vocalist, contributing to award winning albums and high-quality live performances since 2011. Her beguiling stage-presence, and effortless harmonies have taken her across Canada, The U.S. and Europe.
Her passion for finding universal meaning in the everyday lyrics of life have lead her to record her debut solo album with Award Winning Producer, Erin Costelo. With a sound reminiscent of Lou Reed, and the pop-electric feel of Metric, What Remains is an album that demands attention, just like it’s creator.