Interstellar Rodeo is excited to present a very special pre-party before the 2018 festival, featuring The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut
and Josh Q (of The Trade-offs
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm
— The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut and life in the high Arctic. The unique mix of indie folk-rock and traditional Inuit throat singing is sung primarily in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut. The Jerry Cans are passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language, especially as the north evolves, and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the Arctic. Their unique tunes and reputation for getting elders and young people dancing has forced people to notice this high-energy group! Come take a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit and catch a glimpse of life in Arctic.
Riit is a young Inuk performer born and raised just below the Arctic Circle. A throat singer, guitarist and accordionist, Riit has performed across the north, toured Scotland and Australia and has also performed with The Jerry Cans on live television at the JUNO Awards. Her debut EP was the first Inuktitut music to be added to national radio rotation, and her songs have become instant classics in the north.
Josh Q (of The Trade-offs
Josh Q and The Trade-Offs have coined their distinct mix of blues and rock n’ roll as ‘Arctic Soul,’ a sound distinguished by the deep, brooding voice of lead singer Josh Q. A staple of the Iqaluit music scene, Josh Q has also performed with The Jerry Cans at the JUNOs and live across the country with the Prime Minister watching on Canada Day, which puts the band’s audiences in the millions.
— Artwork by Matt James