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Monday Special Blend
Monday March 2nd, 2020 with Trish Bolechowsky & Joel Elliott
Interview with Roxanne - show @ Targ Mar. 5, interview with Adella Khan about Girls Rock Ottawa, music from I. the Mountain, Tertio, Marie Hamilton, Kiss The Fish, Alex Nicol, Stolby, Rose Cousins, John McAlpine, Mark Bragg

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Winter Blues
I, the Mountain - . Canadian

debut full-length album 'Little Wild' comes out March 31, 2020
La Mince Ligne
Tertio - La Mince Ligne Canadian
Saturday, March 7th, 10 PM
Avant Garde Bar, 133 1/2 Besserer St. Ottawa

La Mince Ligne was released October 18, 2019

TERTIO is a Jazz-Rock band from Montreal. They recorded their first EP at Mixarts Studio in 2014. Earlier this year, they catched the attention of Montreal's label Multiple Chord music who also have in their ranks : Parc-X trio, Andy King Group and Frederic Alarie. Their eclectic mixture of Jazz, Rock, with elements of electronic music is reminiscent of the new wave in modern jazz and is part of the musical orientation of MCM records.
The band is releasing this spring their first EP under the banner of Multiple Chord Music. TERTIO's musicians ́ are active on the local, national and international jazz scene. Vincent Duhaime Perreault, the leader, and main composer of the band is well known on the musical scene as a guitarist for the Senegalese singer Elage Diouf. He also works as freelance composer, arranger and band leader.
Au Revoir Lea
Tertio - La Mince Ligne Canadian
Benefits of Being Alone
Rose Cousins - Bravado Canadian

Rose Cousins returns to the NAC Presents Series Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Tickets $30 - $40

Her newest offering, Bravado, is the sound of a heart trying to open. It explores the complication of emotion, its irrational tendencies and its wisdom. It invites us to feel the courage it takes to be vulnerable.

Bravado was released worldwide February 21, 2020. For Cousins, this chapter is a personal and professional metamorphosis. She is in the producer chair, applying her years of experience, trusting her own ear and pulling thoughtfully from her network of talented colleagues.
City Girl
John McAlpine - s/t Canadian

'City Girl' - written by John McAlpine

John McAlpine writes and sings about life's ups and downs and always pulls off a ripping show. Fan favourite on Valley Heritage Radio for his killer track City Girl.

McAlpine, with full band featuring Pat Maher and Alden Roberge, Live a the Black Sheep, Friday, March 13.

John McAlpine - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Jack Pelletier - bg vocals, electric guitar
Pat Maher - bg vocals, bass
Olivier Fairfield - drums
Don Cummings - hammond B3, piano
Alasdair Gillis - bg vocals

Produced by: James Stephens with Jack Pelletier
Recorded by: James Stephens (Stove Studios)
Mixed by: James Stephens and Dave Bignell
Mastered by: Philip Shaw Bova
Take a Ride
Roxanne - s/t Canadian New

Just after 7:30 Roxanne joins us in the studio

Roxanne + Suzie Q & Sean Duhaime Duo
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8 PM – 11 PM, $8 at the door
House of Targ, 1077 Bank St. Ottawa


ROXANNE PROJECT Roxanne's Rhythms (Ott neo-soul/pop/rock)
Queen of versatility ranging from opera to reggae and all music genres in between, Roxanne, a prolific Canadian singer-songwriter and music producer is an artist to watch on the music scene.

Better known for her debut reggae album “Uncovered” released in 2015, and her second reggae album “Insatiable” released in 2017 with Nile Groove, her reggae band, Roxanne and her original songs have been featured world-wide on radio, in press, and on film including the placement of her song, “Do you mean what you say” in the 2017 Chicago-based independent film “Darkness has covered my light”.

Sharing her incredible vocal range backed by her powerful pipes, and her commanding presence on stages across North America including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Ottawa’s National Arts Center, RBC’s Ottawa’s Bluesfest, and legendary live music venues and festivals, performing with local and international artists, Roxanne also ranked in the top 5 vocalists in the 2017 L.A. “Singer’s Universe” competition.

Showcasing her talent with her new music and sound as a solo artist beginning with her much acclaimed 2019 debut dance-electronica solo single “Like Suga” reaching international audiences, and her most recent 2020 second pop single release, “Take A Ride” charting on various indie music radio and catching attention on international blogs, Roxanne looks forward to sharing her much-anticipated debut solo pop and dance album, “Love Rebel” this summer giving fans a whole lot more of her authentic beats, her mesmerizing bass, her catchy hooks, her stunning melodies, her daring lyrics, her luscious harmonies, and her impressive vocals.

Inspired by the smooth tones of 60’s and 70’s soul fused with funk, jazz, pop, rock, and contemporary R&B, Roxanne adds neo-soul and rock to her repertoire with the "Roxanne Project", her incredible four-piece plus live solo band covering her own original neo-soul/pop/rock songs as well as classic covers by timeless artists such as Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Tracy Chapman, Eurythmics, Tina Turner, Lauren Hill, Beyonce, and more.

Bringing a unique experience to fans with a most memorable performance, Roxanne is the perfect fit for any venue or event. Follow this artist on her social media to find out more about Roxanne and her music.


SUZIE Q & SEAN DUHAIME DUO (Ott Top 40- Jazz Classics)
Sean and Susan will be taking the stage to play a variety of tunes for you, from Top 40 to classics and everything in between.

Suzie Q is a local singer that has developed a jazz/blues genre with a contemporary touch. She has started carving out a niche for herself in the Ottawa Music Community. She is a 2-time finalist of the Western Fair Talent Search Competition in London, Ontario and 2-time winner of the Celebrate Summer Fair Karaoke Contest right here in Ottawa. Suzie Q has also sung the National Anthem for a Montreal Canadiens Hockey game.

Sean Duhaime Music is a guitarist, composer and music teacher. He performs as a bandleader, collaborator, and sideman with numerous bands and musicians for over 10 years. He has performed at RBC Ottawa Blues Festival, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, NAC, Infinity Convention Centre, CTV Television Station, Ottawa City Hall and multiple venues in Ottawa, Gatineau, Wakefield, Montreal, and Toronto. On October 2nd, 2016, Duhaime had released an EP entitled “Finally!” at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec. ‘’Finally’’ has 4 original tracks including “Bert”, “Tomo”, “Unblue” and “Kenshiro”. The EP was recorded by tape and no overdubs by Scott McConnell. On June 28th, 2019, Duhaime had released a single ”I Can’t Dance”. It was recorded by Jason Jaknunas (known for his work with Souljazz Orchestra) at his studio.
Like Suga
Roxanne - s/t Canadian

Marie Hamilton / Libby Hortop / Tripoly
March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

– Marie Hamilton –

A vocalist and harpist, Marie Kathleen Hamilton work explores both the strings she plays and the space between them. A Vermont native currently based in Montreal, she has spent time studying harp and song in Ireland, Scotland, and France and has shared her music on stages, in gardens, on rooftops, by the ocean, and in forests all across eastern Canada and the US.

– Libby Hortop –

In 2014, Libby Hortop bought an autoharp off Kijiji on a whim and began writing songs in the simplest, most uninhibited way possible.This marked a departure from her previous work, which included studying music at McGill and lugging a heavy electric piano to gigs. She has been writing songs since her teenage years, and currently teaches voice and piano lessons at Alcorn Music Studios in Ottawa. She can often be found wandering the woods of Gatineau Park near her home in Hull, Quebec.

– Tripoly –

Tripoly might be a new collaboration on the scene, but its members have a wide and long experience of sourcing and presenting folk music. Fiddlehead Soup’s Doug Hendry and Glenna Hunter have teamed up with vocalist Elizabeth McNally to create a set of hauntingly beautiful songs from a variety of traditions.
With a voice that will remind folk-music lovers of Steeleye Span’s Maddy Prior, Elizabeth’s rich vocals blend harmoniously with Doug & Glenna. Adding 12 string guitar, cello and violin to the mix, Tripoly creates a musical landscape that will captivate you.
After the 8 am BBC news
Interview with Adella Khan of Girls rock ottawa!

Girls+ Rock Ottawa and Apt613 present Music Journalism 101, an intensive eight-week workshop that will provide training and mentorship for aspiring music journalists (Yes, you!) to increase representation in music journalism. Through Music Journalism 101, you will learn the foundations of music journalism. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of writing, giving you all of the building blocks and confidence to write music reviews, conduct great interviews, take concert photos, and become a freelance music journalist.

In addition, receive a Music Journalism Toolkit that includes:
A Music Journalism Workbook
Additional resources, handouts, and yes, homework assignments!

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have access to continued mentoring to help you build your writing portfolio, with an opportunity to become a regular contributor to Apt613 and the Girls+ Rock Ottawa blog.

Workshop Structure:

Week 1: Transforming Sounds Into Words: Reviewing Albums and Songs
Week 2: Transforming Experiences Into Words: Reviewing Live Shows
Week 3: How to Ask Great Questions: Interviews Pt.1
Week 4: Follow the Conversation: Interviews Pt. 2
Week 5: Capturing the Nuances of a Subject: Profiles and Features
Week 6: Get Paid: The Business of Journalism
Week 7: Get Creative: Make Your Own Zine!
Week 8: Get Inspired: Wrap Up & Graduation

Program is accepting applications until March 6!
Neon Vacancy
Kiss the Fish - s/t Canadian New

Formed in Kingston, Ontario by Evan Khodeir (lead guitar), Sam Skolrood (vocals), Cory Scholtz (rhythm guitar), Kelby Gutz (bass), and Misko McGregor (drums), Kiss the Fish’s energetic and exciting show has quickly become one you can’t miss.

Their smooth beats, heavy basslines, and nasty guitar solos are accentuated by a mellow rhythm guitar and the flare of a trumpet, bringing their sound to the forefront of indie rock. KTF’s diverse sound features modern manifestations of old-school blues, classic rock and roll progression, and alternative rock. Their subject matter is no derailment from their sonic diversity; from acid trips, to making a quick dollar, Kiss the Fish’s setlist will leave you head-banging and reminiscent of a rebellious past, all the while leaving you excited for the future of rock.

Playing Saturday!

Kiss the Fish w/ Joe McLeod +Hot Donna | 'The Neon Vacancy Tour'
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:30 PM
Live! on Elgin - 220 Elgin St.
In This
Stoby - Shark Girl Shark Shark Canadian New

"We are people who play music. We come from Canada, somewhere between Ontario and Quebec. We mostly play fast-ish, sometimes slow."

Playing Friday!

Tripper, Sundried Whales, Teenage Fiction & Stoby
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8 PM
Avant Garde Bar - 135½ Besserer St.
And I Wonder
Alex Nicol - All for Nada Canadian New

Alex Nicol is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal, QC. Over the past five years, Alex has played with several different groups, most notably as the singer of Hoan, a group that achieved critical success with the release of their debut EP “Modern Phase”, out on Fantome Records.

Now, Alex is venturing out on his own. In "All For Nada", Alex collaborated with his long-time partner Nada Temerinski, who helped produce the record and worked on everything from song titles to arrangements, mixing decisions to art direction. Acting as a creative unit, Alex and Nada seek to trivialize notions of the female muse so often credited as the source of male creativity, probing instead into the incandescent spaces where true collaborations - whether creative or romantic - live. Narratives are summoned and recounted over a sonic terrain that is haunting and surreal; warm but full of vigor. The eight songs on the album are a testament to the creative and emotional labor partners often put in to their loved ones’ work, and a statement of intent from two creative individuals intent on trivializing the status quo.

Playing Friday!

Claude Munson • Alex Nicol • Jonathan Pearce
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8 PM
Cinqhole - 5b Fairmont Ave.
El Toreo
Mark Bragg - Winter Canadian (song player on bottom of home page)
Mark Bragg plays Avant Garde Bar on Monday, March 2, 8 PM
from St. John's, Newfoundland
Interactive CKCU
Sugar Bush glenn
Roxanne is very good. very future good show. thanks

7:58 AM, March 2nd, 2020
Trish Bolechowsky (host)
Sugar Bush glenn! Agreed! Thanks for tuning in. Stay sweet

8:05 AM, March 2nd, 2020