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Zinnia + Tariq Anwar
8:00 PM on Tuesday Apr. 30th, 2019
Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St. W.
Price: $10

ZINNIA is the Toronto-based synthpop project of Rachael Cardiello. With layered synth and driving beats, ZINNIA brings an explosive range to Cardiello's writing, equal parts intimate and fierce. ZINNIA’s debut album Sensations in Two Dot is due out in 2019. Recently described as “Kate Bush meets Meatloaf” and first to proclaim a deep love for Bruce Springsteen, Shostakovich, and Big Thief, this is ZINNIA.

Tariq Anwar started out by haunting Ottawa's open mic scene back in 2012, working on a repertoire and song-writing style that blends some genres and dips into others. Known mostly as a solo blues and folk-inspired musician, he has recently begun experimenting with a variety of instruments and collaborating with other Ottawa musicians. Forever on the search for a new sound, his own style is not easily defined and he would prefer to keep it that way. He is the resident musician at Atomic Rooster, playing every Wednesday night since 2016.