Indie band on stage at Alberni’s The Academy

Folk-pop son Aidan Knight is showcasing his stuff at The Academy this weekend along with guests We Are the City.

Aidan Knight plays at The Academy along with We are the City on Saturday

Aidan Knight is known for his distinct brand of orchestral folk-pop, but he also plays a mean electric mandolin and even hardcore drums. His ability to play with instrumentation is in top form on his latest EP, Friendly Fire’s playful structures and beautiful final notes.

Check him out on Saturday, Feb. 19 as he plays an all-ages show at The Academy in Port Alberni.

Knight has recorded or performed with a variety of musicians, including Frank Black (The Pixies), Maurice, Counting Heartbeats, Valdy, Tegan and Sara and Dan Mangan among others. His song Jasper was voted Most Canadian Song in 2010 by CBC Radio.

Knight toured mainland B.C., Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands by bicycle as part of The Malahat Revue, featuring Said the Whale, Jeremy Fisher and Hannah Georgas.

Knight is currently touring across Canada with We Are the City as part of the Reckless Bravery Tour 2011. We Are the City will also appear with Knight at The Academy. We Are the City gained notoriety last year after winning the Peak Performance Project from a Vancouver radio station last year.

Two other bands will open for Knight: Cornealis from Port Alberni and Kingdom Cloud from Kelowna.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door for this all-ages show. The Academy is located at 5350 Margaret St. at Compton Road.

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