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Oct 31, Fri, 2014
BRAINHUNTER
Brainhunter is a 4-peice indie band from Ottawa. Their sound melds together the fury of punk, the introspective soul of country, the precision of METAL with the sonic madness of the 90s. It may seem confusing but the end product is a straight up, cigarette in the gas tank, ROCK n' ROLL explosion.
Roughed Up Beat
Roughed Up Beat is a supergroup consisting of 2 unknown local musicians and 1 guy you may have seen playing at the Oak. We're like if Belinda Carlisle woke up in an ally with a bad hangover, a Fender twin and a fuzz box.
Thunder Pussy
At the crossroads between a bowl of Tender Vittles and a super cell storm comes Thunder Pussy- a mix of of electrifying music to while away those catnip infused nights.
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Nov 01, Sat, 2014
Crimsonics
"Almost reminiscent of early (read: good) Muse... a band with a bottomless well of promise."
Ottawa Music Index
"Finn's stage presence and live vocals were great... a consistent and energetic performance to a crowd that seemed quite pleased with the group's music."
Elly Laberge - Eventful Capital: Elly Reviews Around the City
Genre: Alternative Rock
Members:
Alex Oestreicher,
Finn M-K,
Josh Mckinnon,
Korey Purdy,
Philip Kidd
Sounds like: Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2
Tales From The Backseat
Formed originally in May of 2010 with Michael, Owen, and Duncan, the band has gone through many transformations, leading to now, where Michael and Owen remain, with the addition of Christina on drums and Gonzo on guitar.
Us With Wolves
CORNWALL, Ontario – An Ottawa-based alternative rock trio with Cornwall roots is looking to shake up the local music scene with a fresh sound as they record a new album.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Members:
Ryan McGillis (Vocals), Taylor Campbell (Guitars), Martin Potvin (Drums)
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Nov 05, Wed, 2014
Musical tribute to the legendary Merle Travis
Ryan Cook and Dylan Watts perform a musical tribute to the legendary Merle Travis.
Merle Travis (1917-1983) was an American singer/songwriter from Western Kentucky who is credited with inventing a melodic, rhythmic and percussive guitar technique known as "Travis-Picking". The same thumb style picking made popular by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel is derived from this "travis picking" technique. We will focus on Travis's coal-mining ballads, instrumentals, and the popular songs he wrote for country artists in the 1950's and 1960's.
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Nov 06, Thu, 2014
River City Junction
River City Junction is a band whose roots tap deep into the history from which modern music flows. They span the styles of Blues, Jazz, Motown, Funk & Classic Rock. They bring to music their own unique perspective & approach, making their original tunes blend seamlessly with one another, providing their audience with an inspiring listening experience. They can be seen playing regularly in & around the Ottawa area & along the St. Lawrence Seaway from Montreal to Kingston. River City Junction performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 10, 2010.
Robert Farrell Band
Robert Farrell Band Canada's runner-up band in MUSIC AID's International Music Awards 2006
Robert Canadas runner-up Best Male Solo Artist and Best Songwriter in MUSIC AID Awards 2006
Robert Farrell Band competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2007
Robert one of Ottawa Magazine's Top 50 People for 2007
Robert has performed at Canadian Music Week, NXNE, twice on Canada AM, CBC Live, in Memphis and Nashville as well as at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2010
Robert's music is on the roster with 5 publishing houses.
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Nov 07, Fri, 2014
The Old Salts
The Old Salts are a folk rock band grown from the roots of country and blues.
James da Mota and Devin Staple came together in 2010 to form the Old Salts, a folk and blues duo based out of Toronto with a focus on honest, soulful songwriting. James is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter while Devin plays lead and slide guitar. In 2012, they were joined by two new members who added depth to the Old Salt sound; Darren Eedens on banjo, and Matthew Karas on bass. Finally in 2013, the band expanded once more, adding drummer Taz Pavlou.
Harea Band
Harea Band is a funky pop trio consisting of Singer/Songwriter Alex Harea, drummer Mike Giamberardino, and bassist Harrison Singer. They bring a high energy performance that not only showcases their musical ability but also their talent for creating feel good music that will make you dance, laugh and have an all around good time.
With The Voyageurs band!
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