Les Baliens

The rumours are true… we are bidding farewell to the warmer months and shutting the doors of The Maq Pub for the next couple of weeks for a bit of a facelift, and we thought what better way to say ‘see you in a few’ than to bring in Tofino’s Les Baliens for a huge locals jam. So join us (please, someone has to drink all this incredibly cheap beer) on Saturday October 12th for some good ol’ times in true Maq fashion. We’ll be back, new and improved, before you know it!

Meet Les Baliens, an intergalactic garage band comprised of six ragged music-makers from Tofino. Although their songs span a vast  range of eras, they’ve unified their cover set with a 60’s garage rock sound. Influenced by the likes of Jaques Dutronc, Detroit Cobras, Bobby Darin, and beyond. Their music will inspire butt shaking, bar learning, beer drinking, and maybe a tad too much foot tapping… Follow the antics on IG @les.baliens 

Follow the antics on IG @les.baliens

Grizzly Waves, Sad Beach Boys

Grizzly Waves and Sad Beach Boys are both projects from singer-songwriter Luke MacDonald. With his commanding voice he fills up any room with an infectious energy that will have you swaying at one moment and dancing the next. Grizzly Waves has recorded with the likes of Northcote and Living With Lions, toured across Canada numerous times and brings a unique blend of high energy folk punk to the stage. His newest project Sad Beach Boys combines lo-fi hip-hop beats with reverb-soaked indie rock, the debut EP Glorious Mourning was released this past June.



Tanglers are a Vancouver band with a surf/soul/garage sound you can experience on their recently released debut full length album Tangled In Time. Although they’re proud of the album, Tanglers truly do peak during live performances. They’re known for having lots of energy, interacting with the crowd, bobbing and dancing away to sets usually packed full of musical digressions, so much so you never really know what to expect next. They’ve shared the stage with such acts as Mild High Club, Diane Coffee, Louise Burns, Walrus, Walter TV and Hippo Campus.


Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night at The Maq Pub EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Hosted by a different talented local every week.

Sign up from 8pm  |  Open Mic from 9pm-1am.

Evy Jane, Young Dene, Steve Bick

Evy Jane is the Canadian-born songstress on NinjaTune. Best-known for having released a startling EP via Canadian imprint King Deluxe in February 2012, with standout track ‘Sayso’ earning a Pitchfork Best New Track and praise from XLR8R, Resident Advisor, Dummy, FACT and more.

Since the first release as Evy Jane in 2011, Evy (who self-identifies as being Canadian-born Chinese) has been touring the globe with her music. First becoming known as a singer-songwriter, the artist has now expanded her interests to include music and video production as well as creative direction.
We last heard from Evy in 2016 when she appeared on beloved Brooklyn rapper Wiki’s “No Mountains In Manhattan”, as well as the stellar left-field pop banger with NYC producer Sporting Life: “Court Vision”, released on legendary club music label R&S Records.

Evy Jane is bringing her soulful eclectic sound to Tofino for one night only — performing at the Maq Pub on Saturday the 28th of September.


Standard Issue Pleasure Model

Standard Issue Pleasure Model is a 4 piece psychedelic rock band from Victoria B.C. They bring together they’re unique styles and influences and blend them to form their signature sound of psychedelia, soul and rock and roll along with an electrifying stage presence to make for an unforgettable live show! Coming off the release of their debut single Private Reserve, Standard Issue is in the process of recording their first studio album Prototype 1 which is planned to be released in the winter of 2019 and continue to play and pick up momentum on and around Vancouver Island and Western Canada.


Thrift Vinyl Cask Night

Pacific Coast Thrift will be serving up summers most FIRE trends (despite the fire ban) from 6pm-12am.

Local drum king WANLOVE will be spinning your favourite albums from 9pm-late. Your best friends will be here. They’ve already RSVP’d.

We will be serving up a small supply of limited edition Tofino Brewing Co cask ‘Another Dimension’ – a fun play on the classic Dimension Ascension, so make sure to come down early to have a taste!

Dates – August 15 & August 29

Old Soul Rebel

Bold. Upbeat. Immense and Soulful is the cutting edge sound which is Old Soul Rebel. A powerhouse duo, coloured by brass and driven by drums, puts a brand new shine on soul and rock n roll.

Formed in late 2015 by a like minded need to sing stories of their past, core members, Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Lola Whyte started to swap songs. A repertoire inspired by their Native and African American upbringings, Old Soul Rebel vividly recites the honest experiences of human life.

With only a 7 song demo under their belts, OSR has managed to grace many stages and festivals across Canada and through out BC. They have been interviewed and aired over radio waves as well as featured on various television segments. The ever expanding 5 piece band, looks forward to their next step, commercial radio success.

Old Soul Rebel Website

Peach Pyramid

Peach Pyramid are a 3 piece indie rock band from Victoria, BC. Peach Pyramid is the brimming honesty and personal experience of one Jen Severtson. An internalized cry pulled to the surface; transformed and juxtaposed by way of graceful melodies and swirling guitars. Supported by a rotating collective of musicians/ close friends, Peach Pyramid sonically exhales Jen’s intimate narrative.




WINTERSLEEP will be at The Maq Pub on Thursday July 25th and Friday July 26th. Tickets are for sale from www.tofinofolkfestival.com so jump on there quick, they’re bound to sell out!

Wintersleep are a Canadian indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started out as a side-project, eventually turned into one of the most popular live shows in Atlantic Canada. Wintersleep came together in 2001 and is composed of Loel Campbell (drums), Paul Murphy (guitar/vocals), Tim D’Eon (guitar/keyboards), Mike Bigelow (keyboards ’05-’06/bass guitar), Jon Samuel (keyboards/backing vocals/guitar) and former member Jud Haynes (bass guitar).

Buy Tickets: www.tofinofolkfestival.com

Band Site: www.wintersleep.com