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Monday August 10th, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
Symphony Dance Parties, Geography Jokes, & The End of the Max Webster Catalogue

Interviews with The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra w/ Music.Art.Ppl, as well as local rock trio North of 60! Plus, tunes from Merideth Brown, Kimberly Sunstrum, Red Fox, Mischa, TwoTiime, Blakdenim & Max Webster!
Astonish Me
Max Webster - Mutiny up my sleeve Canadian
I've been playing Max Webster tracks ALL SUMMER in tribute to my Best Radio Friend Forever, Trish Bolechowsky. And guess what friends... WE DID IT! The entire Max Webster catalog will have been played by the end of this show. What a ride!

Moving forward, I can either stop playing Max altogether, or continue sneaking them into shows every week. I think the choice is clear.
Three Weeks to live
Merideth Brown - s/t Canadian
Honey for the Bees
Merideth Brown - s/t Canadian
Merideth Brown is a solo Folk Singer-Songwriter with a dash of Celtic! She's got a real life concert coming up!

Isolation Creations at LIVE! on Elgin
By Merideth Brown & Shane Calkins
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8:00pm
Live! on Elgin - 220 Elgin St. 2nd Floor
$40 for a 4 person table
$47 for a 5 person table

More Merideth here:
Suite from the Monteregian Hills (i. La Marche)
Ottawa Symphony Brass Quintet - s/t Canadian New
From the video:
We bring you a wonderful piece of Canadian music on this day, the first movement “Marche” from the Suite from the Monteregian Hills for brass quintet by Canadian composer/conductor Morely Calvert. The Suite is based on French-Canadian folk songs. This movement features the tune 'Marianne s'en va-t-au moulin'.

Travis Mandel​, principal trumpet - 1st & 2nd trumpet
Alain Trudel​, Artistic Director - horn, trombone & tuba


FUNraiser - Ottawa Symphony | Music.Art.Ppl
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7-9pm
Online event

This is a FREE / pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $10. All funds raised go towards The ottawa Symphony and Music.Art.ppl!

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and Music.Art.Ppl present a virtual FUNraiser event unlike any other! I had reps from the Symphony AND Music.Art.Ppl into my backyard of social-distance for a chat on what it’s all about!

This event will also serve as the launch of a fresh, new look for the Ottawa Symphony. Learn about the new RE-JOYce series and how you can help support one of Ottawa’s oldest musical institutions. Enjoy images from past concerts and community programs as we relive some of the best memories from the past 55 years. Finally, get your dancing shoes on and dust off the at home dance floor as the DJs from the Music.Art.Ppl collective cap off the event with an at-home dance party (featuring a special guest)!

About The Ottawa Symphony:

The Ottawa Symphony is a Community-Based Professional Orchestra. Ottawa is home to our musicians, and our orchestra belongs to Ottawa. The OSO frequently features area musicians as soloists and is committed to giving opportunities to emerging and established local, regional and Canadian talent. We don’t shy away from the exciting, monumental works of the 19th and 20th centuries that take full advantage of our large and harmonically rich ensemble of musicians. At all our performances, you’ll experience work by at least one Canadian composer. Through a longstanding arrangement with the University of Ottawa, our mentorship program affords young musicians the opportunity to perform with our professional orchestra over the course of their degree. During the past months, we’ve also created a new web series, sharing archival recordings for the very first time.

About Music.Art.Ppl:

Music.Art.Ppl is about encouraging artists to share and collaborate with each other. They have been curating events across the Nation's Capital for the last four plus years, providing a space where artists from different backgrounds can come together and create. Since its inception in 2016 Music.Art.Ppl has supported hundreds of local artists and musicians by providing an arena where local makers can interact with the public. The core team is excited to continue to support local artists both virtually and in person and is excited to work with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra on this Fun-Raiser.
Alpha Barbie
Mischa - Alpha Barbie Canadian New
Tic-Tac (Ya Baby)
Mischa - Alpha Barbie Canadian New

From her Bio:
Mischa is a hip-hop artist based out of Ottawa, Ontario. After countless dedication to her music, collaborating with various artists and releasing catchy melodies that you couldn’t forget if you tried, Mischa has found a unique way to add a pop flavour to the hip-hop tunes she creates. Her strong female presence shines through every word she pens, addressing her shameless personality and knack for word play. With several projects currently out, including the FACES Magazine nominated album of the year “LIKE, WHOA”, Mischa continues to find a way to engage and connect with fans through her high energy performances and well-crafted lyrics.

More Mischa Here:
Shifter Writeup:
Keeping Secrets
Heather Janssen - s/t Canadian New

From her Bio:
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, twenty-six-year-old singer-songwriter, Heather Janssen has quickly built a fanbase that stretches worldwide. She has garnered over 33K YouTube subscribers and over 3 million video plays, holding a loyal on and offline fan base that has eagerly followed her journey since the beginning. In 2015, Janssen debuted her first commercial Christmas single which gained airplay on Canadian Radio and satellite TV. She has since then played on numerous morning television
programs, live radio interviews and performances, opened for local acts as well as North American artists such as Tyler Ward, and played at staple venues in Toronto and Nashville.

In 2018, after being a part of a pop girl/guy duo for some time and realizing it wasn’t for her, Heather found that her strong suit was in her own original writing and musical style. Since the official breakup, she made it to the top 10 on the Canadian wide talent search show ‘The Shot’ , and has since released several covers and original songs that have gained her over 170K organic streams. She has also opened for Juno-nominated Canadian artists Ria Mae and has collaborated with established electronic dance artists from Toronto and New York. In August 2019, Heather independently released her debut EP “Fear of Falling” , a 4 track EP consisted of a collection of catchy, smooth, light hearted songs, that spoke of her experiences falling in and out of love and the emotional rollercoaster that comes with that.

More Heather here:
TwoTiime - s/t Canadian New

About TwoTiime:
While in Highschool, Ottawa Ontario rapper Twotiime found the motivation to start up his passion for music by writing lyrics. His first release "Trippin" was posted to Youtube for fun and received 3,000 views from friends and family supporters. Twotiime, still a teenager began to record his songs and posting them on Youtube and Instagram and overnight a few songs took off.

Twotiime looks up to Canadian superstar known as Drake, and is a fan of other rappers such as Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, Lil Tjay, and JI. Look for Twotiime to be the next big thing in 2020.

More TwoTiime here:
Shifter Writeup:
Je t’adore
Blakdenim - Usual Suspects Season III Canadian New
Butter on Toast
Blakdenim - Usual Suspects Season III Canadian New

From their Bio:
BLAKDENIM is a vanguard live hip-hop act that infuses hip-hop, funk, rock and soul with lyrical content that ranges from the serious to the absurd, the tone from sweet to heavy, all connected by head- nodding melodies. The line- up includes drums, bass guitar, piano, 2 trumpets, saxophone, a female vocalist and an emcee. With a style that defies genre expectations, they have been compared to the likes of The Roots, The Fugees, Rage Against the Machine and even Earth Wind and Fire. The band has created serious buzz from live appearances at venues big and small including Ottawa Bluesfest (three times), Quebec City’s Festival d’été, The Montreal Jazz fest, The Burlington Jazzfest and The NAC. The band won’t be slowing down in 2020, with the release of their third project "Usual Suspects: Season III", which features Hip-Hop legend DMC (from RUN-DMC). Stay tuned and catch this band on the way up!

More Blakdenim here:
Apt613 #ottmusic playlist:
Hurry Up
RedFox - s/t Canadian
Better Now
RedFox - s/t Canadian New
Indie folk-rock from Montreal! They're playing TWO shows IRL!

RedFox // Live! On Elgin
August 14th & 15th, 2020
220 Elgin St. 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8:00pm
$60 for a 4 person table
$75 for a 5 person table
*Livestream available on August 15th*

More RedFox here:
The Kid
Kimberly Sunstrum - s/t Canadian
My Stupid Heart
Kimberly Sunstrum - s/t Canadian
Playing a Streaming show this coming weekend!!!

Kimberly Sunstrum with Kira Montfort
Presented by Irenes Pub!
Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 8 PM
Livestreamed on Facebook!

More Kimberly here:
Little Demons (If Tom Waits Sang It)
Jumpin' Joel Flash - s/t Canadian
SO HEY somehow during a Twitch stream last week, I promised to cover this song as if Tom Waits was singing it. I KEEP PROMISES!

Thanks to Danielle Allard for being such as awesome Twitcher and songwriter!

Check the video here:
Check out Danielle Allard here:
Toronto Tontos
Max Webster - Max Webster Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Ben from WATP
Hey there, we are a local (Kanata/Barrhaven) band called We Are The Problem. Last year we released our first album. Here are some tracks from it: We can be reached at

12:26 PM, August 11th, 2020