A collaboration between McGill and Concordia students, Fleece has only been playing together since last November, but the group is already carving out its own distinct sound. A cross between Grizzly Bear-esque indie and ambient jazz, their music will soundtrack a relaxing Friday at Cagibi. The members hail from Toronto and Vancouver, and emphasize their do-it-yourself approach to writing and recording, which led to the release of their self-recorded and self-titled demo album, Fleece. For a band that’s been together for less than a year, they work pretty fast. If you’re looking for some good music vibes, this is definitely a show to check out. Plus, who doesn’t like a good saxophone solo?
The Market Cooperative
The Market Cooperative Arts Fair will be filling the SSMU Ballroom next Wednesday with the crafts, clothes, zines, and artwork of over forty local artists and artisans. Founded in January 2013, The Market Cooperative is an organization that “strives to create a cultural change in consumption” by promoting and connecting small Montreal artists, specifically in the McGill and Milton-Parc communities. The Arts Fair happens once every two months, and features hidden gems from around the city. This may be the perfect opportunity to get that quirky birthday present you’ve been looking to find for your sister, or maybe to finally purchase some art for the empty walls of your new apartment. And even if you don’t feel like making any purchases, it’s always fun to browse through one-of-a-kind artifacts and chat with the artists who made them.
Fleece is playing at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 3 at Le Cagibi, 5490 St. Laurent.
The Market Cooperative Arts Fair is Wednesday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the SSMU Ballroom (third floor).