by Tiana Feng
Kashka @ Harbourfront Centre 7/13/2013
On Saturday, I spent the day listening to the finalists of the Soundclash Music Awards at the Harbourfront Centre. A diverse set of artists from the GTA are competing for a $10,000 cash prize. Winners are selected by a combination of public voting and a jury.

Forest City Lover’s, Kat Burns, took the stage first with her electro-pop project Kashka. Restricted to only 30 minutes per artist, they performed the more popular tunes from Vichada like “Beautiful Distraction.”
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Program @ Harbourfront Centre 7/13/2013
Program switched things up with some shoegaze rock. I find their recorded stuff more alluring than their performance.
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Brendan Philip @ Harbourfront Centre 7/13/2013
Brendan Philip presented the audience with what they deemed “soul-fi.” If you’re into The Weeknd, definitely check him out.
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Jessica Stuart Few @ Harbourfront Centre 7/13/2013
Jessica Stuart Few played eclectic indie folk tunes. They were occasionally accompanied by the Japanese koto played by Stuart herself or multiple members at once.
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Grounders @ Harbourfront Centre 7/13/2013
The more known of the finalist was probably jangly-pop group Grounders.
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I didn’t get to stay for the last group The Thing Is because I was over at the other stage. You can stream some of their South African and Eastern European inspired tunes here.

If you like any of the above artists you can help vote for them once a day on the Soundclash website.

  • Hi Tiana! Great to see The Jessica Stuart Few here. She’s such a great live performer, made evident by your great shots of her!