nicholas castel/special to this week - Lindsay's own, The Kents - Tanner Pare, Freddy Kwon, Warren Frank and Luke Shauf - are marking the release of their debut EP, Waking, with a fundraising concert in support of St. Dave's Diner's staff, at The Grand Experience, Saturday (June 18).

The Kents + Stabbing Joy

  • March 9, 2017
    9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Lindsay, Ontario’s The Kents and Charlottetown’s Stabbing Joy join forces for a night of great power pop/rock at The Carleton on Thursday, March 9th. Live music will get underway after 9 PM and admission is only $7 at the door.

The Kents are four indie-pop-obsessed boys from the town of Lindsay, Ontario.

Their Waking EP – produced by Derek Hoffman (The Elwins, DCF) at Fox Sounds in Toronto and mastered by Dan Weston (Shad, City And Colour) – lyrically encapsulates explorations of family, loss and separation from the comfort of adolescence with a hook-hungry pop filter that controls the chaos.

Formed in 2014, The Kents is comprised of Warren Frank (vocals), Freddy Kwon (guitar), Luke Shauf (bass) and Tanner Paré (drums).

“The Stakes” was featured on the iTunes’ New Artist Spotlight, Spotify’s Viral Hits, Hockey Night in CanadaCanada‘s Walk Of Fame Emerging Artist finalist and earned radio support from CBC including George Stroumboulopoulos and various other regional, national stations.

Their energetic live performance has shared various stages with The Trews, The Strumbellas, Hollerado, The Elwins, Ben Caplan and taken notable venues like Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace and the Historic Red Dog in Peterborough hostage in hot pursuit of affordable, communal celebration.

Charlottetown-based Stabbing Joy hit hard and break the barrier between folk and rock (or at least that’s what they tell us). The band consists of four guys – one from as far afield as B.C.) and their original tunes draw comparisons to Weezer, Modest Mouse and Wild Child. They aim to entertain folks, even if the name is, you know, a little stabby…