at The Second Wedge Co.
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Yes, it's Thanksgiving Sunday. But it's JITENSHA! So here's what you do: 1) Insist that you're hosting Thanksgiving this year. 2) Surprise your guests with an invigorating fall hike to the brewery at 3 pm. 3) Enjoy a fab show, have a few drinks. 4) Hike back home in time for dinner.
Jitensha is the garage rock love child of Erin Rose Hubbard and David Martinez.
From their bio:
David and Erin Rose (Rosey for short) met at an open mic in the summer of 2012, at an open mic at Benny’s Bagels on Broadway in Vancouver. They immediately hit it off and started playing music together a few weeks later. They played in the 5 piece indie rock band The Cattails for about a year before deciding to go out on their own and formed Jitensha. One long dark and rainy winter later, armed with their first album Buck Moon, the pair took flight from Vancouver for their first adventure.
That summer they traveled the whole perimeter of the US, living in their Toyota Sienna and playing at every open mic they could find. They grew closer as music continued to bond them together.
They eventually landed in Montréal, and began their life as “métro rats” performing often in the eclectic subways. That summer they threw their hat into the sunny streets, singing oldies covers in the old port of Montréal - but it wasn’t long before they were on the road again.
In autumn 2015 David and Rose called a big black school bus home while touring Eastern Canada as part of a post secondary motivational presentation with Hamilton, ON based non-profit Live Different. They survived gale force winds in Newfoundland, the bus falling into a ditch in Cape Breton, and a devastating house fire in P.E.I. It was an eventful, breathtaking trip that filled them with further musical inspiration.
Back in the cold métro the next spring, Jitensha was discovered by a cruise ship booking agent. 2 months later, the pair made their way to Brisbane, Australia to begin their new life as a lounge duo aboard P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn. They would end up doing 3 contracts with P&O, traveling much of the South Pacific and making countless friends and connections.
They couldn’t wait to get back to their chosen home in Montréal and in early 2018 finally set to work on their second album. They took a break that summer to tie the knot in Colorado before heading back north.
2019 saw the duo pick up steam as they started to tour in Ontario and Québec. They released their second album Periscope that summer and celebrated with a 32 date cross Canada Tour. They’re currently back in Montréal full of inspiration and ready to create again.
In 2020 their first US tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were bummed but used the free time to write many songs, livestream and explore the beautiful province of Québec.
In 2021 Jitensha released two new singles “Sojourn” and “Diwa.” They attended Canadian Music Week for the first time.
2022 saw two new singles, “Psychotic (What Are Friends For)” and “Cou Cou” was released September 23rd, 2022. They completed their first US tour July - September and made many new friends along the way! The pair then took 6 months off music to learn to surf and volunteer on organic farms in Japan.
In 2023 they are celebrating 10 years of writing music together. Their latest acoustic EP “Vol. 3” was released March 31st followed by a 6 month US tour.