Live Music: Freak Motif


Fernie The Northern has got the perfect Valentine's Day dance party lined up for you! Don't miss out on the amazing Freak Motif! "Be ready for a few surprises... break dancers, circus performers, conga lines have all been thrown into the mix... and the irresistible temptation to get up and sway along to the groove" - Global News

19+ | $10 at the door

Freak Motif met for a jam session in the summer of 2009, took off on a spontaneous parade, and haven’t stopped jamming since.

They started performing sets of 100% improvised music, drawing influence from Fela Kuti, Phish, Thievery Corporation and the energy of their audience. Those early shows led to the recording of their first album La Casa Blanca, their EP Across the Nation, and a 7” single funk 45 called Killin' Me.

The Calgary-based 8-piece released HOT PLATE in 2019, their 2nd full length album on red hot red vinyl. The album hit top 10 nationwide and #1 on CJSW.


Northern Bar & Stage