https://www.facebook.com/events/1603952546554194/ http://www.galeriesawgallery.com/sawgallery.html 14 Artists, Large scale works and commisions showing the breadth and influence of work being produced today in Ottawa/Gatineau. July 31: The opening celebration of BIG BANG (July 31 - Oct. 10) at SAW Gallery with Ottawa-Gatineau's brightest stars. Presented in collaboration with Debaser, the evening will bring together some of the most exciting bands of the local music scene in an outdoor setting like no other. SAW Courtyard July 31st from 8:30PM to 2AM 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Free admission / Cash bar / Complimentary gourmet grilled cheese / All-ages / Rain or shine THE ACORN Based in Ottawa, The Acorn has received critical acclaim for their recorded indie-folk albums and electric live performances. Through extensive tours throughout North America and Europe, The Acorn has obtained international recognition. Recently, the band has been announced as making the long list for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, their second nomination since 2008. The Acorn has become a catalyst for Ottawa’s music and art scene, especially in light of lead singer Rolf Klausener's founding of the widely influential Arboretum Music Festival. http://www.theacorn.ca/ SCATTERED CLOUDS Hailing from Vieux-Hull, Scattered Clouds is an experimental, post-rock band that is garnering much critical attention from the release of their latest album The First Empire. Their sound is dark, experiential and post apocalyptic. It layers artificial enstasy with bouts of unsteady euphoria and romanticism. Brooding rhythms and precise noise from this experimental 3-piece underline film noir imagery and auto-fictional narratives. http://www.scatteredcloudsmusic.com/ Live performances by The Acorn and Scattered Clouds will be followed with a set by DJ CPI DJ CPI is a curator of music and a celebrated fixture in Ottawa's music scene. She also produces art installations, music for modern dance and audio for video productions. Over the years, she has organized events for the queer, activist and art communities, bringing to life the often repeated Emma Goldman quote 'If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution'. http://thetastates.com/ Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council + City of Ottawa Partners: Ottawa Dance Directive, Debaser, Arboretum Music Festival, Dominion City Brewing Co., St-Albert Cheese, Wild Oat, SuzyQ Doughnuts, Red Bull, DAVIDsTEA + Bridgehead
Denis Turbide - Denis Turbide
Shakey Graves - Roll the Bones
|At Least I'm Not a Musician|
Gregory Pepper & His Problems - Escape From Crystal Skull Mountain
|Pony Girl // Old Haunt // Gregory Pepper + His Problems
Thu, July 30, 8pm – 11pm
Raygun Cowboys - .
Wednesday July 29th, 8pm
|Between The Pines|
Rura - Despite the Dark
Steven Blake (pipes and whistles), Jack Smedley (Fiddle), David Foley (Bodhrán/Flute) and Adam Brown (Guitar) - RURA, played StanFest this year. Not just great music that's moving celtic music forward leaps and bounds but a really great group of guys.
Sprag Session - Sprag Session
Traditional Cape Breton music and the grooves of a thousand branches of rock and funk
|Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbour|
Allison Brown - Stiches & Incisions
Allison Brown - Secret Identity EP
Allison, based in London, ON, is playing a house concert at Westboro House Concerts on August 12th.
The Boxcar Boys - Rye Whiskey
|We speak with John David Williams, (at 7:40 am) a key member of The Boxcar Boys who are based in Toronto.
Playing at Raw Sugar, (692 Somerset W., Ottawa) Thursday, July 30 doors at 8:00pm, music at 9 ish
They are in town because they are playing the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. (runs July 23 to Aug 6th)
The Boxcar Boys - .
Durham County Poets - Chikkahboodah Stew
|The Durham Country Poets are at Irene's Pub on Fri. July 31st (in MT)
Kaia Kater - Sorrow Bound
|Better Than the Last|
Michael Howard - The Martyr and the <usician