Osheaga | In addition to the headliners

International stars return to Parc Jean-Drapeau for the first “real” Osheaga festival since 2019. But aside from Future, Dua Lipa and Arcade Fire, it would be remiss not to notice the names written in fine print on evenko’s bill. flagship event. Our journalists reveal eight of their favourites, which can be seen before sunset on St Helens or in the comfort of your own home.

Posted at 7:00 am.

girl in red


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The Norwegian girl in red performs at a festival in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this month

girl in red is the project of the Norwegian Marie Ulven Ringheim, who at the age of 23 has collected millions of views online. Since the release of his single i want to be your girlfriend in 2018, she conquered more and more music lovers and critics. His insightful indie-pop is about love, mental health, and his experiences as a queer. The Girl in Red is an “LGBTQ+ icon,” the magazine claimed paper on the portrait he dedicated to her.

Listen if you want: King Princess, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift

Bell River Stage, Sunday, July 31, 5:40 p.m.

Marissa Groguhe, Press

Edwin Raphael


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Edwin Raphael

For those who like to be lulled to the sound of melancholic lyrics and melodies, Edwin Raphael is sure to please. Hailing from Dubai but living in Montreal for years, the musician offers indie folk that straddles the shadows and the light. His stories, described in prose, are as captivating as the melody that surrounds him. His sensibilities lead him to create introspective music laced with vulnerability, in which he doesn’t hesitate to talk about anxiety as romance.

Listen if you want: Ben Howard, Matt Golubowski

Sirius XM Tree Stage, Saturday, July 30, 2:15 p.m.

Marissa Groguhe, Press

Skifall


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Skifall

Skiifall (Shemar McKie) is a rapper who has been listening to all ears lately. Originally from the island of St. Vincent but a Montrealer by adoption, he is one of the most popular figures in drill, that style of hip-hop that the English and Americans know well, but which Quebec has yet to adopt. So Skiifall leaves its mark on London. He was invited to do a soundtrack for a Louis Vuitton campaign, took part in a session for the popular YouTube channel COLORS and toured with Badbadnotgood: Skiifall is about to conquer the world.

Listen if you want: Stormzy, Chief Keef

Sirius XM Tree Scenes Saturday, July 30, 4:45 p.m.

Marissa Groguhe, Press

Plots


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Parcels on stage at the Nice Jazz Festival earlier this month

What’s better than a disco to stoke the party fire? Popularized in the late 1970s, the genre inspired a new generation of designers, from Clara Luciani to Lizzo. In the spirit of indie rock, Australian quintet Parcels are enjoying great success on listening platforms. It’s no shame that Daft Punk recognized him as a worthy successor, until signing his flamboyant for night before hanging up their silver helmets. Parcels has ambitions: its a double album Day and night it’s a studio fantasy sprinkled with orchestral interludes. But the formula also lends itself to mass bathing, as evidenced by the concert recordings that the group publishes on YouTube.

Listen if you like: Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Steely Dan

Green Stage, Friday, July 29, 6:15 p.m.

Frederick Murphy, Press

King Hanna


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King Hanna

In 2020, we got to know this duo formed by Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle with the catchy title of their first song — Creme brulee. We’ve been listening ever since, linking songs from two CDs released in the last 24 months. We are here in a world of distorted guitars, detached voices and Americanized rock, even if the two musicians are from Liverpool. This music is in harmony with the mature and down-to-earth lyrics, well inscribed in the reality of the youth affected by the pandemic.

Listen if you want: Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten

Scène des Arbres, Friday, July 29, 5:20 p.m.

Philippe Beauchamp, Press

Turnstile


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Turnstile

Although associated with the hardcore scene, the Baltimore group embraces the genre fluidly, more as a basic structure than a specification to adhere to. It glows, his third album, released last August, has everything to satiate those who listened to what was called alternative rock in the 1990s. His melodic explosions are so many invitations to break your voice and throw your fist in the air.

Listen if you like: Jane’s Addiction, being in a belly

Vallée Stage, Friday, July 29, 7:50 p.m.

Dominique Tardif, Press

100 hacks


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100 hacks

Hyperpop? It is to this migratory genre that the voluntarily refined work of 100 gecs, an American duo that puts everything they can get their hands on into their big mixer of influences, belongs. Inseparable from web culture, their tracks condense 50 years of popular culture into maximalist two-minute screams that sound like your radio is having an epileptic seizure. Excessive, stunning, scandalous: their music would be better compared to the carousel La Ronde than to the music of another artist.

Listen if you want: Charlie XCX, CRAB

Green Stage, Saturday, July 30, 7:50 p.m.

Dominique Tardif, Press

Lucy Dacus


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Lucy Dacus

Along with Phoebe Bridgers and Julian Baker, her mates in the supergroup boygenius, Lucy Dacus is one of the brightest representatives of a cohort of indie rockers who express themselves in their songs the way you can trust a loved one. Enabled Home video, the third album, as comical and touching as life can be, the American digs into her childhood memories, reminiscing about her first sexual experience or her summer at Bible camp. Vulnerability is her strength.

Listen if you want: Mitski, the Big Thief

Vallée Stage, Sunday, July 31, 7:05 p.m.

Dominique Tardif, Press

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