Royal Canoe

Royal Canoe

Northern Hotel 2017 Bands

Almost three years have passed since the release of Royal Canoe's sophomore album Today We Are Believers (2013). Those years were full. The band played 200 shows, which included tours with the likes of Alt J and Bombay Bicycle Club, and stops at major festivals like Bonaroo, Iceland Airwaves, and Osheaga. The hard work paid off: Today We Are Believers …

Five Alarm Funk

Five Alarm Funk

Northern Hotel 2017 Bands

"SWEAT is a powerhouse of funk and fusion. We wanted to create a dance party record front to back." Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars. These are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience. The Vancouver-based band is eight men …

Dawson Rutledge

Dawson Rutledge

Northern Hotel 2017 Bands

Dawson Rutledge is a solo singer-songwriter, musician, and performer from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. In 2015, he was awarded the top male musician scholarship by his high school and a District/Authority Scholarship by the Ministry of Education for his exceptional musical ability. Dawson's very first performance of an original song, Mysterious Woman, was in June of 2015 at the Key …

The Dead South

The Dead South

Northern Hotel 2017 Bands

The Dead South is a four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan. With Nate Hilts' gritty vocals and aggressive guitar strumming, Scott Pringle's soaring harmonies and mandolin chops, Colton Crawford's blazing banjo licks and steady kick drum, and Danny Kenyon's prominent cello melodies, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, …

Scenic Route to Alaska

Scenic Route to Alaska

Northern Hotel 2017 Bands

Substance and accessibility are often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like Scenic Route to Alaska so effortlessly delivers ample doses of both. Long Walk Home, the prairie indie outfit's soon-to-drop third LP, finds them effortlessly weaving catchy vocals and memorable melodies through rich arrangements – instantly engaging …