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Thursday August 15th, 2019 with Trish Bolechowsky

24 Angels
Erja Lyytinen - Stolen Hearts

Blues Guitarist Erja Lyytinen [er ja Luudinen] (Finland) is at the Rainbow Bistro (76 Murray) on Fri, August 16, 9pm

"the Finnish slide goddess"


The blues is truly an international phenomenon and Finland’s Erja Lyytinen (Ear-Ya LUtinen) is a shining example of how deep and widespread the music really is. The 2017 European “Guitarist of The Year” will make her Ottawa debut, with a NOT TO BE MISSED performance at The Rainbow (76 Murray St.) on Friday, August 16th at 9:00 Pm, as part of her World Tour.

In June 2018 Erja got the chance to open for American guitar icon Santana, at Helsinki’s Kaisaniemi Park, who was blow away after seeing her performance and invited her to join him on stage to jam to over of 20 000 fans. “It was inspiring to see her play. It was from the future and I like the future” said Santana.
Stolen Hearts
Erja Lyytinen - Stolen Hearts
victory chimes - Spinning Wheel Canadian

Victory Chimes s/g Campbell Woods
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 20:30
Blacksheep, 763 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC

After the release of 2 eps, Victory Chimes released their first full length record. "Spinning Wheel" in fall 2018. Based in Montreal, this synth psych-soundscape is the project of Jeff Louch and his band.
jeff louch - keys/vox
tony spina - drums
jordey tucker - guitar
parker shpr - synth
Picture of You
Campbell Woods - s/t Canadian
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Campbell Woods - Oxford Street Canadian

Victory Chimes s/g Campbell Woods
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 20:30
Blacksheep, 763 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC
Time Traveler ft. Lido Pimienta
Witch Prophet - The Golden Octave Canadian

On August 18, 2019, Girls+ Rock Ottawa and Debaser, in partnership with Capital Pride and SAW, will present a concert featuring Toronto-based hip hop artist Witch Prophet, a queer Ethiopian-Eritrean woman and mother, self-managed singer/songwriter, and CEO and founder of Heart Lake Records (FKA 88 Days of Fortune).

The concert will also feature special guests Montreal-via-Zambia transfemme rapper Backxwash, and Ottawa/Toronto-based poet and rapper Htebasilé.

Prior to the concert, Witch Prophet will present an afternoon workshop “Visualize and Write it Down: Manifesting Your Place in the Music Biz” which will provide a step-by-step guide to releasing a project independently, along with how to create genuine and meaningful networks.

Both events are presented as part of SAW’s Alternative Pride Week celebrations and supported by a Capital Pride Community Project grant, and will take place at the newly renovated SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON).

Workshop: "Visualize and Write it Down: Manifesting Your Place in the Music Industry"
Sunday, August 18
1 pm
Club SAW (67 Nicholas St)

Concert: Witch Prophet, Backxwash, Htebasilé
Sunday, August 18
8 pm
Club SAW (67 Nicholas St)
$15 for tickets
BACKXWASH - Deviancy Canadian New
**** Use no sound 1:38 to 1:45 for radio play

Deviancy, released in July 2019


BACKXWASH is a trans rapper(they/them/she/her) from Zambia whose music provides an eccentric and aggressive social commentary. Topics include blackness and queerness, as she strives to bring an intersectional perspective. Inspired by Missy Elliot and Redman, BACKXWASH is known for their complex lyricism on weird instrumentals.

Also featured:

HTEBASIŁÉ (pronounced hita-basee-lay) is a Toronto and Ottawa-based poet and rapper. She traverses the neo-soul and hip hop scene with a sound that empowers and inspires. As a black Canadian woman, she embraces all the ways her existence defies conventional limitations and expectations. Her music reflects her daring and fiery light that navigates life’s turbulence while inciting joy and reviving dormant passions.
Priya Shah - . Canadian

August 17th, Pressed, 8 pm
"Priya Shah EP" Release Tour

Priya Shah is a vocalist, musician, and music therapist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Born in Calgary, with roots in India, she is won by the ability of music to comfort, arouse, express, and soothe. She has performed as a vocalist at the Kultrun World Music Festival, Between the Ears Festival, and the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions. In other spaces she performs with the On the Spot Collective and the Improvising Concerts Ensemble. Most recently, she was featured as a guest of the Montreal-based vocal collective Phth in a multi-city tour that premiered new Canadian music. A recent graduate of the Master of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University, she facilitates group and individual sessions in mental health, oncology, and palliative care settings as a music therapist and registered psychotherapist.
Lost Glove
Priya Shah - . Canadian
Pulling Teeth
Stefan Jurewicz - Teeth Canadian

Fri. Aug 16th, 9 PM at Avant Garde Bar
135 ½ Besserer St., Downtown Ottawa, two blocks away from Rideau centre, between Waller St. and Dalhousie St., parallel to Rideau St.

with Saturn Sunrise and À l'Ombre d'Héméra (Heavy Metal and prog)
Sonny's Dream (feat. Caitlyn and Cassidy Tizzard)
Ken Tizzard - A Good Dog Is Lost Canadian

AUG 17
KEN TIZZARD & RAY HARRIS w/ Stu Rutherford
Bar Rob Chinatown
One Finger Snap
Nick Maclean Quartet - Rites of Ascension Canadian

Avant Garde Bar |
Ottawa, ON - 135 1/2 Besserer St, K1N 6A7
SAT-AUG-17, doors @ 7:00pm, show @ 8:00pm
$15 entry, $10 online

:: Nick Maclean - piano
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Ben Duff - bass (in for Jesse Dietschi)
:: Tyler Goertzen - drums

"This contemplative and often thrilling quartet’s explorations of modern, original repertoire is led by a fast-rising star in Toronto’s jazz piano community, 26 year old NICK MACLEAN. Formed in 2016, Maclean’s foursome delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock’s primordial 1960’s Blue Note era recordings, while paying tribute to some of the greatest improvisers in jazz history. "

This album, the debut release from the Nick Maclean Quartet, represents a modern re-imagining of the spirit of Herbie Hancock's primordial 60's quartet. Not to be confused with a "tribute" recording, this record has a character of its own, while being an homage to Hancock's influence on Maclean both as pianist and composer. The depth of the synergistic connectivity between all 4 hand-picked members of Maclean's quartet are a cornerstone to the ensemble's sound and group dynamic. Thus its completion represents Maclean's examination of the modern jazz ethos with all the intriguing challenges, opportunities and possibilities that go with it.
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