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Thursday July 19th: Coco Méliès/Ben Ripani Music Co./Tessa Kautzman To Perform In Montreal At L’Absynthe

On Thursday July 19th, Coco Méliès will be headlining a performance in Montreal at l’Absynthe, accompanied by Chicago’s Ben Ripani Music Co and pan-canadian songstress Tessa Kautzman. The date is near the end of the Ben Ripani Music Co “East Coast Summer Tour 2012″, covering the Eastern USA and select dates within Canada.

July 19, 2012 – Montreal, QC – Absynthe – 7:30pm – $8
1738 Rue Saint-Denis
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“I’m really excited for this show,” comments Tessa Kautzman. “Coco Méliès and I will be playing our home base of Montreal together for the first time, and it’s really great than Ben Ripani is passing through here on tour to play with us.”

Ben Ripani Music Co –
Blending the sounds of Indie, Folk, Alt.Country & Americana, with lyric based songs and involved texture and sound, it’s hard not to engage in the honesty, moments of vulnerability and truth that is laid on the stage during their live shows. This 4-piece band is comprised of Ben Ripani (guitar, vocals), Colin Fleming (percussion), Dave Marshall (bass, vocals) & Chris Nakielski (keyboards, vocals).

Coco Méliès –
Coco Méliès’s sound can be attributed to a unique mixture of folk and electro sounds that is
distinctively their own. Francesca Como and David Méliès have created songs that seamlessly weave
delicate and atmospheric sounds with solid earthy tones. The harmonious blend of their voices form the
heart of this project. The intimate and captivating show they put on have already established them as a
solid presence on the Montreal scene.

Tessa Kautzman –
Armed with an acoustic guitar and her impressively effortless vocals, Kautzman’s music contains plenty of elements such as fuzzed-out alt-country and lo-fi shoegaze folk. However, she manages to evade the clichés of the singer/songwriter genre despite keeping elements such as the plaintive strumming of a lonely acoustic or vocals that are forcefully and heartrendingly aching. Although drawing from a multitude of influences to create her own sound and atmosphere, Kautzman’s music has been said to flow in a similar vein as that of Feist, Sharon Van Etten and Neko Case.
8PM – 8:45: Tessa Kautzman
9 – 9:45: Ben Ripani Music Co.
10 – 11: Coco Melies

July 15, 2012