Sounds like: The band is filled with a medley of musical ingredients, from rock to punk to alternative, to create a “crock rock” sound.
Fun fact: Crock Pot Abduction enjoys eating greasy food in their free time and cannot play a show without getting some greasy late-night dinner after. They also pride themselves on repping MIA and watching “Full House” reruns.
Find them: facebook.com/CrockPotAbduction, crockpotabduction1.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/crockpotabduction, youtube.com/user/CPAVEVO
Sounds like: Indie pop — they are the well-behaved love child of Phoenix and Foster the People.
Fun fact: When Kid Astray travels with their gear, member Benny Giørtz's keyboard is always deemed too heavy. The band gets asked if they can split it in some way, and every time they consider how many octaves they really need.
Find them: kid-astray.com, facebook.com/kidastray, Twitter/Instagram: @kidastray
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like: Punk rock filled with a crash of catchy melodies, riffs, and delightful fiery noise to make a perfect raw sound.
Fun fact: Every member of the band was in a terrible ska band at one point. Drummer Zack Mykula was almost arrested for public urination in a U.S. national park.
Find them: puptheband.com, facebook.com/puptheband, puptheband.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @pupthebanda