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wind & the wild


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"Sunday Night and a 20 Dollar Bill"

Late Sunday nights spent in a light snowfall with good company have been the breeding ground for some of the best moments I’ve had. There is nothing more beautiful than a still winter evening and taking a quiet stroll through the deserted urban landscape that is our fair city.

This passed Sunday I was particularly restless after a week of illness and home improvement projects. I spent most of the holidays without a voice and one of the worst colds I’ve had in a while. The bright side is the money I didn’t spend on partying and keeping up with my friends allowed me to splurge on décor! However when I realized it was my last night before a new semester, I decided it was necessary to put on my new boots and head out on the town.

Sunday is a day of relaxation, but you can still find a fun event if you’re going stir-crazy. Give your local concert venues a check and you can usually find a cheap show to suit your Sunday vibe. This past Sunday I attended a friend of a friend’s show at Casa Del Popolo, a venue located on St Laurent just south of St. Joseph (that serves fantastic black velvets for five dollars).

Sunday’s line up was Wind & The Wild (formerly On a Bear Hunt), Little Stella, and Geronimo. Though the STM late night Sunday service is not the most reliable, I made it for the last act. I enjoyed my drink and settled in for the sounds of Wind & The Wild, a Montreal based band whose members reign from Aylmer and Chelsea, Quebec. They kept me at a good level of lively, with their relaxed sound and twangy vocals. They played a few upbeat danceable songs, a couple of covers, but mainly their own tunes. It was five dollars well spent. - Forget the Box


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High school friends from Chelsea, Quebec, Jake Watson and Chris Snow, reconnected in Montreal while attending university and exploring the local music culture. With similar tastes and a mutual drive to experience the music scene, the two attended open mics and recorded demo tracks. As their fan base expanded throughout the Montreal and Ottawa area, the band welcomed long time friend, Mitchell Chevrier, as their drummer. The sound began to evolve, and a fourth member, bass player Eric Leger, joined the group. Wind and the Wild draw much of their inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver, The Weakerthans, and Frightened Rabbit, to name a few. They produce a rich and room filling sound, capturing the crowd with strong vocals and harmonies, and offer an alternative folk appeal.

To date, the band has played shows around Montreal at such venues as Casa Del Popolo and Honey Martin, as well as the Blacksheep Inn (Chelsea, QC) and Fall Down Gallery (Ottawa, ON). In addition to a steady schedule of winter and spring shows, Wind and the Wild plan to record an EP by the summer of 2013.