Drew Khan here from The Verge with your weekly emerging music fix with news on Dwayne Gretzky, Summer Music Festivals + more.
NEW MUSIC OUT THIS WEEK
Toronto’s Dwayne Gretzky cover The Beach Boys ‘Don’t Worry Baby.’ The band who just played the after party at The Rolling Stones only Canadian show June 29th in Oro-Medonte, ON. will be releasing their debut album next month. The album includes reimagined classics from ABBA, The Cars + more. What song would you want them to cover at their next show?
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS
Festival D’été de Quebec the 11-day music festival celebrates its 51st year with Corey Hart, Twenty One Pilots, July Talk, The Strumbellas, Blink-182 and many more. I’ll be catching up with few of these artists this year for updates from the festival so make sure you’re following us on Instagram @sxmtheverge
The Calgary Stampede is an exhibition founded in 1886 and is one part rodeo, expo and festival. Taking the stage this year will be Royal Canoe, Reuben And The Dark, Dear Rouge, The Sheepdogs and more.
Your 2019 Hillside Music Festival in Guelph, ON runs from July 12th to 14th featuring Fast Romantics, Dwayne Gretzky, Ellevator and more. Have a favourite memory from this festival? Let us know @theverge
IF THE BEACHES HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THE ROLLING STONES…
Toronto’s The Beaches just played a massive show over the Canada Day long weekend opening for The Rolling Stones. Jordan Miller, Kylie Miller, Leandra Earl, and Eliza Enman-McDaniel share what they would ask the Stones if they got 5 minutes with the Iconic rockers.
For the full interview visit: https://soundcloud.com/bandsnbuds/bnb-ep37-the-beaches