Local favourites, Minotaurs, are a nine-piece band blending the churning funk rhythms of Fela-Kuti-style Afrobeat and the deliberate songcraft of indie rock. Led by Guelph’s own Nathan Lawr and featuring some of Guelph and Toronto’s finest players, Minotaurs will bring the ruckus through material from 2017’s AUM, as well as a brand-new record due out by fall, about which Nathan has been tantalising us with news. The dynamic rhythm section is complemented by massive billows from the horn section; it’s a dance party, but a smart one where Lawr’s thoughtful, impassioned lyrics don’t take a back seat to the funk.
Saturday, 14 September, 9:30pm, Market Square Stage, free
Photo by Noelle O’Brien