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Monday Special Blend
Monday May 14th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliott
7:15 am - Canada-wide science fair at Carleton University Austin Sawyer and Madelaine Lazurko are Canada Wide Science Fair ambassadors. After 7:30, Sparklesaurus joins us to play live in the studio - album release show May 26

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Canada-wide science fair at Carleton University
Austin Sawyer and Madelaine Lazurko are Canada Wide Science Fair ambassadors, meaning they participated in PAST fairs. Daniel O'Neil joins us too.

A fun exhibition of science, technology, engineering and math. Guests are welcome to engage with Canada’s top 500 young scientists and experience fun, hands-on science activities during public viewings held from May 16-19.
Five-hundred student finalists and their 400 projects will be in Ottawa showcasing their amazing works of discovery and innovation.

We invite the public to join us at the fair for the Project Zone and STEM EXPO 2018 exhibit, Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18.

Wednesday, May 16 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 17 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, May 18 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Banting's Imparted Years
A Capella Science - s/t Canadian

A Scientific Sea Shanty: Banting's Imparted Years (Stan Rogers parody) | A Capella Science (Tim Blais, a physicist from Montreal)
His decisions to combine his love for music and physics is now finally starting to pay off. (238,000 YouTube channel subscribers)
"By hook or by crook, I am paying the rent with this," Blais told CBC's Homerun.
He says he's supported by ad revenues, mp3 and poster sales, as well as fan support through the website Patreon.
​"So far, this mutual trust in each other seems to work out," said Blais.

His fan base was initially made up of physicists who could understand the complex lyrics of his songs, but Blais said families have told him they listen to his work, too.
Fishin' Hole
Ali McCormick - That Place You Know Canadian New
Moonfruilts - Ste​-​Quequepart Canadian
Friday, May 18th at the Black Sheep Inn, tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Moonfruits & Cheshire Carr
mess you made
Sam Lynch - s/t

Thursday, May 17th at Pressed, Doors @ 7:30 pm, $10

Vancouver alt-folk artist Sam Lynch is a wanderer and a restless mind, who sings her heart onto her sleeve by way of reflective, honest lyrics, and a nuanced, emotionally transparent live performance. She stands armed with a guitar and a voice that carries echoes from decades passed, yet still commands space in the current tapestry, garnering her comparisons to the likes of Feist, Phoebe Bridgers and Margaret Glaspy. This May and June, Sam embarks upon a solo tour of Eastern Canada in support of her debut EP release, Light and Lines.

John Aaron Cockburn (of Little Suns)

After 7:30, Sparklesaurus joins us to play live in the studio - self-titled LP album release show May 26

Felicity DeCarle - guitar, vocals
Colleen Jones - bass, vocals
Shamisa Schroeder - keyboards
Brad Lapensee - drums

Ottawa Showbox, CHUO 89.1 FM, Record Centre Records, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. present...


Sparklesaurus (Ottawa dreampop)

Like glitter-infused jelly on toast, Ottawa’s Sparklesaurus spreads their shimmering sounds. The sounds can be described as living room dream pop - pairing the emotional rawness of garage with the lush tonalities of glam, set in a low-lit, carpeted living room.

GINNY (Ottawa eerie-country)

"GINNY is the latest band formed in the nation’s capital with members of a bunch of other great bands. Fronted by vocalist Lesley Marshall (Bonnie Doon), guitarist Catriona Sturton (ex-Plumbtree), and bassist Kristy Nease (Area Resident), GINNY’s haunting country styling arrives just in time as we flirt with the return of spring but keep being reminded of the harshness of winter." - Eric Scharf, OSBX

Keturah Johnson (Ottawa heavy soul)

Keturah Johnson is an artist who traverses the deep caverns of her mind through music. Since 2009, she has made a name for herself in Ottawa making music that resonates with audiences of varied tastes. Her experiences coming up through Ottawa’s music scene as a solo artist has helped propel her to new heights as a musician, and have afforded her the opportunity to play in renowned bands such as Hilotrons and Little Scream.



The Ottawa-based online thrift store Tall Pines Thrift will be setting up a rack full of amazing finds at our Concert Series May 26th. Their aim is to operate sustainably with a focus on Canadian-made items. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and keep an eye on all their wicked finds!



The Record Centre is a local record store and record label that focuses on local independent artists. Record Centre Records hosts almost 30 releases in the past 3 years, multiple Juno winners, and a wide range in genre and musical style. They will have a pop up shop in the merch area at the show, with a bin of their exclusive selection of RCR releases for you to peruse. Happy digging!


Saturday, May 26th
St. Alban's Church (454 King Edward Ave)
7:30 pm / $10 adv / $12 door
All Ages & Licensed 19+
Sparklesaurus - live in the studio Canadian
Sparklesaurus - live in the studio Canadian
Sparklesaurus - live in the studio Canadian

Matthew Barber's new album "Phase of the Moon" was released May 4th on Outside Music
He plays the Black Sheep Inn, Thursday, May 17th, tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Matthew Barber in Concert s/g Joshua Hyslop
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar s/g Sam Lynch
Black Sheep Inn, Saturday, May 19th, $15
Interactive CKCU
Mike Mercer
Trish & Joel Howdy Y'all from Texas Seadrift Texas that is!:) Hope you had a chance to take your Mom out brunchin on Mother's Day yesterday!

7:08 AM, May 14th, 2018