The Boathouse

James Downham with North by North and Tipping Point

April 23, 2017 Kitchener


Time : 8-11pm
Venue : The Boathouse
Address : 57 Jubilee Drive

North by North
Hailing from the land of brutal winters and deep dish pizza, North by North has developed their own brand of infectious, spastic yet finely-honed rock and roll. They seamlessly toe the line between 3 minute garage pop anthems and your dad’s favorite “prog-rock deep cuts” cassette tape, with plenty of hooks to spare.

North by North began in Fall of 2011 in Chicago, IL. Originally a drum and guitar blues-punk duo, Nate Girard and Kendra Blank spent the winter of 2011-2012 in a converted warehouse writing material that would later be rearranged around their current lineup and released as their debut, double LP, “Something Wicked,” almost 3 years later. Bringing on various members to fill out behind the drums and shifting Kendra’s role to keyboardist allowed North by North to delve into more intricate songwriting to couple with the raw energy of their previous incarnation. Their sound has been crafted to feature the juxtaposition of infectious melodies, narrative lyrics and powerful live instrumentation, all of which have been lauded by audiences and critics throughout the U.S. “Last Days of Magic” available for pre-order @

Tipping Point
5 piece Pop/ Rock band based out of Elora, Ontario. Just 5 guys who are passionate about making music. Front man Matt Giblin was a finalist in The Shot Season 2 with James Downham.

The Boathouse is centrally located in downtown Kitchener, just steps away from the Charles St. bus terminal and with ample nearby street and lot parking.


“The Boathouse is a live music venue and restaurant in the heart of Kitchener at Victoria Park. We like to think of it as a Community House where everyone can come together and enjoy great food, great drinks and great arts and culture. Community is created by the people who inhabit a space. At The Boathouse, we hope to nurture and showcase a community of artists, working in milieus from music to food to drink to visual art. The Boathouse aims to be an artistic and cultural hub inspiring creativity, imagination and awe.”