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Monday Special Blend
Monday September 24th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliot
Claude Munson drops in - show @ Mercury Lounge Sat. Sept. 29, Alli & Pat from Ottawa Fringe drop by with Encore news, Dick Altavista with the Pretty Bad Weekend inside track. Plus Mark Fossen @ Happy Goat 1091 Bank St, Mon. Sept. 24th

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Sweet Love
Claude Munson - The Silence Came After Canadian
Claude Munson joins us in the studio. We'll catch up with all that new with Claude and play a few tunes from his May 2018 release.

impressionist folk

Saturday, September 29th at Mercury Lounge with Jamieson Mackay opening the night
Love Comes Knocking
Claude Munson - The Silence Came After Canadian
The Silence Came After
Claude Munson - The Silence Came After Canadian
Time, lost.
Mark Fossen - Restless Canadian New Jun 8, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Mark Fossen []
Audio by Jim Bryson []
Piano by Jim Bryson
Videography by Jeff Watkins []

The inaugural live music event at the new Happy Goat Coffee Co. location in Ottawa! 1091 Bank St. at Sunnyside in Old Ottawa South
An evening of songs, stories, and other stuff.
Featuring the music of Annie Martel, Moonfruits, and Mark Fossen.
$10, Doors at 7. Music at 7:30. All ages. Licensed. Accessible.

Fringe Encore Series: Alli + Pat join Joel and Trish in the studio to give us all the inside scoop!

This year Ottawa Fringe will host two Fringe Encore weekends – October 5/6, 2018 & April 26/27, 2019.
Each weekend will host two shows that have been a hit at any Fringe festival from any year.

Catch that show you missed, see your favourite again, or finally experience the show you keep hearing about, but it never seems to swing by Ottawa.
General admission $18 | Double bill $30

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH – What really went down in the French portable? Did your mom drop you off too close to the front of the school, and you’re still pissed? Did your friend sell you drugs, but it was actually just a bag of oregano?
High School High is a one woman musical comedy created and performed by Alli Harris and Directed by AL Connors (Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Prix Rideau Award Winner for Outstanding Direction, and BEST OF FEST Ottawa Fringe 2017 for his solo show DJ Detective.)
“This one’s selling out due to much deserved buzz. Don’t wait for the door to get these tickets loves, and don’t wait until Harris costs ten times as much to see. I’m sure it won’t be long.” – Brenda Dunn, Apt613

High School High Tickets:
Fri. Oct 5th – 7:30pm
Sat. Oct 6th – 9:00pm

NICKY’S SOLO IMPROVISED MUSICAL – With nothing but a piano and a very talented musical director on stage, Nicky uses his undeniable charm and vocal prowess to create a brand new, never before written musical based on audience suggestions. Nicky’s spontaneous and hilarious melodies, lyrics and characters that will leave you wondering how he did it!
WINNER: NY Frigid Fest 2017 Participant’s Favourite, WINNER: NY Frigid Fest 2018 Audience Choice
“[Nicky’s] performance is seamless, his inventiveness truly astonishing… An endlessly talented performer.” – Michael Lake, The Coast, Halifax
Nicky’s Solo Improvised Musical Tickets:

Fri. Oct 5th – 9:00pm
Sat. Oct 6th – 7:30pm

Take What You Need
Julian Taylor Band - Avalanche Canadian New
Ommie Jane - s/t Canadian
"hilarious track I recorded with Coccinella that we never released"

Pretty Bad Weekend with Chautauqua, Expanda Fuzz, and Saint Clare Sept. 28 and Sept. 29

"Join us for night #2 of the party, celebrating Ottawa's music scene while the Pretty Bad Records family (past, present, and future) kicks out some jams at Irene's Pub!

Doors at 8PM, Music after 9PM
$10 at the door (50% off with Day 1 ticket stub)

Day 1:

Day 2 Features:


Featuring members of past Pretty Bad Records bands The Shakey Aches and The Johnnies, Chautauqua are scrappy instrumentalists generating sonically mindbending modness while channeling dusty explorations of experimental ambience and white noise. They are gearing up to record their debut with Juno nominee Topon Das at his apt2 recording studio in the fall.

Expanda Fuzz

Expanda Fuzz was conceived attempting to rip apart a Pink Floyd song with a distorted bass and a fuzz-driven guitar through a ripped speaker cabinet...while playing to a Roland 404 sampler. Think Kim Deal fronting the Velvet Underground, or Mary Timony jamming with Suicide. They're not a Pretty Bad Records artist yet... but we'll keep working on that.

Saint Clare

Saint Clare is an Ottawa, Ontario rock n' roll band playing a mix of songs that are too poppy to be considered garage rock, but too fuzzy to be considered just pop. They have been compared to Pixies, Husker Du, and The Cure and draw on a wide range of genres from pop, to rock, to indie, to garage, and psychedelic.

*Extra special thanks and shout out to Marc Audet from Ottawa Gig Posters!"
After the 8 am news, Dick Altavista joins us in the studio to tell us about the Pretty Bad Records inaugural Pretty Band Weekend at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank. St. Ottawa

Pretty Bad Weekend with Ommie Jane, No Problem Situation, Slo Tom

"Pretty Bad Records Presents: The 1st Annual Pretty Bad Weekend Sept. 28 and Sept. 29

Pretty Bad Records is an Ottawa, Ontario based label started in 2010 by Tim Matthew and Matthew Saint Clare (of the now defunct band The Shakey Aches) and local musician and radio personality Dick Altavista. Some of it's a little country, some of it's a little punk rock, some of it's a little bluesy, but it's all rock n' roll!

Join us for two nights celebrating Ottawa's music scene while the Pretty Bad Records family (past, present, and future) kicks out some jams at Irene's Pub!

Doors at 8PM, Music after 9PM
$10 at the door (includes 50% off Day 2 tickets)

Day 1 Features:

Ommie Jane

Ommie Jane is Ottawa's alt-country piano priestess. Formerly working with bands Coccinella and Buddy Smiles, she is a classically trained pianist turned singer/songwriter with blues inspired vocals and a rock n' roll attitude.

No Problem Situation

Built on the philosophy that hissy fits are overrated, No Problem Situation plays rock n' roll, based out of Ottawa, Canada. The band features members of Pretty Bad Records recording artist G Rodgers & The Capital Dominion Radiators, and they recently put out a Pretty Bad Records 7" in Spring 2018.

Slo' Tom & the Handsome Devils

Slo’ Tom is a legendary Canadian songwriter best known as one third of alt-rock legends FURNACEFACE. He has spent the last decade perfecting his rollicking country outfit Slo’ Tom & The Handsome Devils. Slo' Tom released a Pretty Bad Records 7" back in 2013 and we're stoked to have him share the stage with us again!

*Extra special thanks and shout out to Marc Audet from Ottawa Gig Posters!"
One Way Street
Slo Tom and the Handsome Devils - Down In A Goverment Town Canadian
Greed for Green
No Problem Situation - No Problem Situation Canadian

released April 6, 2018
Closer to the Devil
Sainte Claire - EPIII Canadian

BUY THE EPIII cassette at:

Cleverly-titled third EP from Ottawa, Ontario's Saint Clare. Saint Clare is: Matthew Saint Clare (Guitar and Vocals), Richard Jeffrey (Guitar and Vocals), Casey Comeau (Piano, Organ, and Vocals), Morgan Grant (Saxophone), Nick Di Saverio (Trombone), Ryan Shannon (Bass), and Daniel DeVries (Drums).

First single/video for Closer to the Devil can be viewed here:
released April 20, 2018

All songs written and performed by Saint Clare (SOCAN). Recorded by Jarrett Bartlett at Little Bullhorn Studios. Mastered by Andy Magoffin at House of Miracles. Illustrations by KJMAXX.
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