John Jacob Magistery
Saturday, September 28 @ 8pm
tickets on sale soon
Hailing from Montreal, the post-indie ensemble blends powerful lyrics with influences of folk, soul and hip-hop. The music finds roots in the raw and sometimes violent undercurrents of life in the Americas, remarking the struggle and banality in today's age of collective sensory experience. Their live performance showcases their charged emotional energy with vocals that drive an intent well-crafted sound.
SHARED STAGE WITH: The Barr Brothers, Daniel Lanois, Blue Rodeo, Aidan Knight, Lia Ices, the Struts, Basia Bulat, Lucy Dacus, and Carseat Head Rest
FEATURED IN: Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Osheaga, Pop Montreal, Festival YUL EAT, M for Montreal, Montréal en Lumière, Montreal Jazz Festival, OUMF Festival, City Folk Festival, Folk on the Canal Fest, Montreal Allouettes Half-time show, and SXSW.
“eery, emotive piece of indie-folk-soul that’s reminiscent of Father John Misty with an electronic edge. Lyrically it manages the juxtaposition of being haunting, emotive and engaging together in perfect harmony." (Impose Magazine 2018)
..."John Jacob Magistery’s 2017 EP HARMONEY, a dense three-song collection covering a hell of a range. Psychedelic jams, bouncy pop, quiet folk - Magistery’s band beams with mature precision." (OEB SXSW 2018)
"Nocturnal verses light the fuse for the fiery stoner, psych-rock riffs in the latter half, as singer Johnny Griffin coos “I give you purpose/I am love/I am free/buy into harmoney” with undeniable swagger." (Ride The Tempo 2017)
"Singer Johnny Griffin uses his soulful tenor to unleash honest and revealing lyrics while his band plays like they are on a mission." (CBC essential 2015 Osheaga performers to see)