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Monday Special Blend
Monday January 6th, 2020 with Joel Elliott
New year- new music!

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
From Within II
Raphael Weinroth-Browne - Worlds Within Canadian New

Saturday, January 11th at the NAC Fourth Stage

Ottawa’s own cello powerhouse Raphael Weinroth-Browne releases his haunting and otherworldly debut solo album Worlds Within.

Having been an integral creative force in groups such as The Visit, Musk Ox, and Kamancello, and having recorded and toured extensively with Norwegian progressive rock/metal band Leprous, this new solo effort sees Weinroth-Browne exploring his cellistic voice even further. Worlds Within takes full advantage of the possibilities of the instrument; all of the sounds on the album - melodies, harmonies, riffs, textures, and even percussion - were created on cello with amplification and effects pedals.

Worlds Within is a single composition divided into 10 tracks which play out like movements in a classical variation set. The music itself, however, ranges from ethereal and atmospheric to aggressive and intense during the album's 40 minute run time, combining elements reminiscent of contemporary classical minimalism, metal, post-rock, and even electronic music while retaining its own distinct sonic language. It is a cinematic sound painting that plays on the listener’s perception of time, evolving gradually and fluidly, but always in motion, much like the mesmerizing cover artwork by Heather Sita Black (The Visit).

This "evening with" concert at the esteemed NAC Fourth Stage will be the first opportunity to purchase Worlds Within in physical format prior to its official release on January 24, 2020.

Doors: 7:30 pm, Show: 8:30 pm
My High My Way
Kae Shelby - Music and Motorcycles - Willow Sound Records Canadian New

Brand new video for this album released in the summer of 2019
Promise of Love
Shawn Tavenier - s/t Canadian

Ok, its not new but after his pre-Christmas release of the new "Pretty Little Winter World", we wanted to bring back this release from 3 years ago for your listening pleasure.
Maple Sugar (live)
Billy MacInnis - s/t Canadian (has some verbal intro, play it too) MacInnes pronounced Maginnis

Billy MacInnis – Pat Johnson – Ray Harris
January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An evening of Canadiana at Pressed, 750 Gladstone
Doors open @ 8pm, $15 at the door

Billy MacInnis is as Canadiana as it gets. He’s a 3rd generation fiddle player from PEI. He was featured in Stompin’ Tom’s band for 9 years. He has many tales to tell.

Pat Johnson has been working the roots music scene for more than 2 decades.

Ray Harris is a master songwriter and no stranger to the Ottawa scene.
Pat Johnston - Stumps Canadian
From Charleston, Ontario (down towards Ganonoque) (released 2018)
Splash of Sun
Mark J Nyvlt - Open Shutters Canadian
Ma Belle Province
Mark J Nyvlt - Open Shutters Canadian

A Singer songwriter circle with Mark J Nyvlt
January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Pressed
Amanda Lowe, Don Bray, and Mark J Nyvlt will be sharing the stage
Rain or Shine
David Dino White - Hair of the Dog [Deluxe Edition] Canadian
David Dino White - Hair of the Dog [Deluxe Edition] Canadian
A Rich Life
Kyle Ivan - s/t Canadian

David Dino White (North Bay) + Chris Zimmerman (Ottawa) + Kyle Ivan (Ottawa)
January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Pressed, $8 at the door
Would You Mind
New Poetics - Springtide Canadian New

new poetics is a sibling duo comprised of Ayesha and Zaakirah Chubb. they are multidisciplinary artists who love to play, make music, and make sweet harmonies. they've been together as a sibling duo for four years, although they've been long singing together since they were kids. they've taken influence and inspiration from many artists over the years, but particularly are enamored by the sound of musicians like Oh Wonder, Passenger, Bastille, and Hozier.

Playing their EP release Show on Saturday!

New Poetics' "springtide" EP Release with Neha Sin
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8 PM
The Origin Arts & Community Centre - 57 Lyndale Avenue
Body Blush
Unsociably High - Live in Studio Canadian
Unsociably High - Live in Studio Canadian

Unsociably High is a smooth, easy listening, Indie Pop duo from Ottawa, Canada comprised of vocalist Tiffany Wallace and guitarist Brendon Bartlett. Connecting in the heart of Ottawa, Brendon and Tiffany found an instant bond to one another. Exploring different aspects from life experiences and relationships, their music is quick to paint a picture of self- actualization. Inspired by various song writing techniques such as Bossa rhythm, Funk arrangements, and incorporating the use of loop stations, it leaves them with a contemporary style of music. Currently working on debut singles with a release date in 2019, they then set their sights on touring and creating for years to come.

Playing Friday!

Unsociably High!
Friday, January 10, 2020 - music at 10:00pm
Avant-Garde Bar - 135 Besserer St
Pale Blue Dot
Nick Schofield - Water Sine Canadian


Nick Schofield is a musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies. In 2018, Schofield released his debut solo album Water Sine with Backward music, described by Paste Magazine as “soothing and pellucid, meditative and transportive.” Continuing the tradition of ‘environmental music’, Water Sine is an offering of softness and simplicity, a sound that beckons for tranquility and release. In concert, Schofield has performed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, NYC’s National Sawdust and MUTEK Montreal, previously opening for acclaimed artists Sarah Davachi, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Colin Stetson, and Hauschka

PLAYING SATURDAY! This concert will feature Nick Schofield (synthesizer) performing alongside Yolande Laroche (clarinet) and Philippe Charboneau (bass) as 'The Ambient Ensemble'. The first half of the concert will be a live presentation of Schofield's album 'Water Sine', followed by the performance of a new work in the second half.

Nick Schofield: Ambient Ensemble
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Cinqhole - 5b Fairmont Avenue
Interactive CKCU