By: Staff – The KOI Music Festival has announced the launch of a brand new music festival called KOI Fest At The Parking Lot. Headlining the festival will be acclaimed Canadian indie rock band Sam Roberts Band. Other bands include: Tokyo Police Club, The Strumbellas, Hannah Georgas, Ria Mae, Kalle Mattson, Ivory Hours, Poor Young Things, HIGHS, … Continue reading
Photos by: Sabrina Direnzo – Day two of the 2015 KOI Music Festival in downtown Kitchener, ON last weekend featured performances by metalcore band August Burns Red, who released their seventh album, Found In Far Away Places, on June 29th, 2015 via Fearless Records, Los Angeles-based post-hardcore band Letlive, who released their third album, The Blackest Beautiful, on July 9th, … Continue reading
Photos by: Sabrina Direnzo – Day one of the 2015 KOI Music Festival in downtown Kitchener, ON last weekend featured performances by Toronto-based indie rock quintet July Talk, who released their self-titled debut album on October 16th, 2012 via White Girl Records, Halifax-based indie pop singer-songwriter Rich Aucoin, who released his second album, Ephemeral, on September 9th, 2014, and hometown pop-punk band … Continue reading
Photos by: Sabrina Direnzo – The KOI Music Festival once again took over downtown Kitchener last weekend and we were there all weekend. Check out some of our backstage portraits of some of the performing artists including August Burns Red, Rich Aucoin, Lancaster, & The Creepshow!
Photos by: Josh Friesen – The third and final day of the KOI Music Festival featured performances by Toronto-based alternative dance duo USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), who released their second album, Advanced Basics, on February 11th, 2014, which was funded through crowdsourcing site PledgeMusic, with the project being titled “#Letsgetweirdtogether”, Canadian progessive metal quintet Protest The Hero, who released their fourth … Continue reading
Photos by: Josh Friesen – Day two of KOI Music Festival 2014 featured performances by Michigan-based post-hardcore band Chiodos, who released their fourth album, Devil, on April 1st, 2014 via Razor & Tie, which was produced by David Bottrill (Moneen, Tool, Silverchair), pop-punk band Four Year Strong, who released their new EP, Go Down in History, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Josh Friesen – The KOI Music Festival 2014 in Kitchener kicked off last night with Toronto-based hard rock band Danko Jones, who released their sixth album, Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue, on October 9th, 2012 via Bad Taste Records, Toronto-based indie rockers Teenage Kicks, who released their debut full-length album, Spoils of Youth, on April 29, 2014 via Rezolute Music/Universal … Continue reading
By: Josh Friesen – Little known about Kitchener, Waterloo is that the music energy around there is stronger than ever! With the annual weekend-long KOI Music Festival, the energy will be pumping even more. This year, KOI has drawn in some bigger acts such as Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Every Time I Die, Miss May I, … Continue reading