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Monday Special Blend
Monday August 9th, 2021 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
It’s Skybounds and Encores and Ovations and LOCAL TUNES on the Monday Special Blend!

An Interview with local instrumental prog-rockers Skybound! Their brand new album “Cerebral Fountain” came out Friday, and we yik yakked all about it! More music from #OvationOttawa and #EncoreOttawa! Non-stop local music streams organized by The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC)! TUNES from Grand Splendid, John Kofi Dapaah, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Orchidae, Kristine St-Pierre, Robynn Simone, Vicki Brittle, The Halluci Nation, Antoine, Tom Power, Chippewa Travellers, Mazyn & Max Webster!
Only Your Nose Knows
Max Webster - Max Webster Canadian
True Beginning (Live)
Orchidae - s/t Canadian New
Better Bright
DF (Orchidae remix) - s/t Canadian
Yolande Laroche, a Franco-Taiwanese Canadian artist based in Ottawa, reflects on her hyphenated identity, life and death, and themes of alienation in her debut solo project under the pseudonym Orchidae. Soft, hypnotic melodies and mantras intertwine with minimal yet meaningful—at times psychedelic—orchestration.

Playing Encore Ottawa!
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Canadian Home Studio Tour:
Grand Splendid - s/t Canadian New
You Are the Universe
Grand Splendid - s/t Canadian New
Grand Splendid is an indie rock band from Montreal with upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies. Their first Ep Numbers was very well received by indie music media. The buzz following its release ultimately landed them invitations to play at NXNE, Canadian Music Week and Indie Week festivals in Toronto. UK rockers The Joy Formidable also took notice, choosing Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their podcasts.

Over the years the band have performed in many venues across Quebec and Ontario, getting to share the stage with amazing artists like The Glorious Sons, We Are Monroe, The Happy FIts, James Blonde, Paupière, Les Louanges and many more.
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14
John Kofi Dapaah & Raphael Weinroth-Browne - s/t Canadian New
Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata Op. 19 (Andante)
John Kofi Dapaah & Raphael Weinroth-Browne - s/t Canadian
Pianist crossing the boundaries of the classical and jazz world, recording artist, and educator.

Playing Encore Ottawa!
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Prove It (Live)
Robynn Simone - s/t Canadian New
Robynn Simone is a local artist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Ottawa. Her music can be described as Grassroots Soul/Canadiana – but as an artist – she is always pushing boundaries and experimenting with different genres and sounds.

Playing Ovation Ottawa!
Thursday, Aug.12 @ 8:00pm via Facebook
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Chrono Cross: Dreams of the Shore Near Another World
Ottawa Guitar Trio - s/t Canadian New
Composed of Nathan Bredeson, Alex Bougie and François Lacelle, The Ottawa Guitar Trio has made it their mission to highlight the accessibility and reliability of classical music to modern audiences. The ensemble explores the classical guitar’s unique dynamic and textural palette to bring to life a repertoire of dynamic movie soundtracks, nostalgic video game scores, timeless classical repertoire, as well as original music for guitar trio.
The Halluci Nation ft. Antoine, Tom Power, Chippewa Travellers - One More Saturday Night Canadian New
It's Over
The Halluci Nation - One More Saturday Night Canadian New
As they enter a new cycle, Bear Witness and Tim “2oolman” Hill of A Tribe Called Red are reintroducing themselves as The Halluci Nation, to reflect the evolution of their music and mission. The Halluci Nation, takes its name from a phrase coined by John Trudell, to describe the vast global community of people who remember at their core what it means to be human. As a visionary artist and activist, Trudell recognized the connection between his accomplishments and what ATCR did intuitively through music and art.

The Halluci Nation maintains focus on what they feel they can impact most: how Indigenous people are seen. Through groundbreaking stage shows and ever-changing visuals, Bear Witness and 2oolman are working to create media that reflects today’s Indigenous identity. By partnering with striking visual artists such as Whess Harman, Saige Mukash and Cedar-Eve Peters along with a growing community of musical collaborators. They see themselves simply as contributors to a necessary conversation around a subtle and complex representation of the contemporary Indigenous experience.
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Skybound - Cerebral Fountain Canadian New
Skybound - Cerebral Fountain Canadian New
AN INTERVIEW AND NEW ALBUM FROM SKYBOUND! We yik yakked creating in isolation, and instrumental prog rock goodness!

The 9 tracks display a colourful reconnection with the outdoors and the beautiful surroundings we often forget to appreciate. Largely self produced and mastered by Acle Kahney (TesseracT), it’s a movie score infused rock trip through vast expanses and far away lands.
Vicki Brittle - s/t Canadian New
Ol' Porch Lights
Vicki Brittle - Silver Moon Canadian New
Possessing a soulful voice to accompany her richly detailed song writing, Vicki Brittle is emerging as one of Canada’s most distinctive and compelling musical artists. The Ottawa Valley native has delivered her new single, the hauntingly beautiful “Breakdown,” which she co-wrote with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-storyteller, Jessica Mitchell.

A song that is raw and full of emotion, Vicki is an open book and says "we've all needed a breakdown. A big cry. A let go. We can only hold things in for so long before it overflows and pours out...Breakdown is my story of letting out my emotions, and I know it's everyone's story".
Toutes Les Choses
Kristine St-Pierre - s/t Canadian
Break in the Sky
Kristine St-Pierre - s/t Canadian
Kristine St-Pierre is an award-nominated bilingual folk singer-songwriter with soul-searching ballads and a rollicking bluesy flair. Described as a ‘chansonnière’ with a travelling heart, Kristine's voice combined with her beautifully crafted songs are increasingly gaining her attention on the Canadian music scene. She has released a bilingual EP in 2010, followed by the bilingual album CALL ME CRAZY in 2012. In 2017, she released the francophone EP LA PROMESSE for which she received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in the French songwriter of the year category in 2018, as well as a nomination for Francophone artist of the year by the Country Music Association of Ontario in 2019. In 2019, she released an album of original Christmas songs with Franco-Manitoban artist Justin Lacroix. Kristine has played to audiences across Canada and the world, and she hopes this new music will bring joy and comfort in these difficult times.

Playing Ovation Ottawa!
Thursday, Aug.12 @ 7:30PM via Facebook
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The Plan
Mazyn - s/t Canadian New
No Love Lost
Mazyn - s/t Canadian New
Mazyn is an emerging hip hop artist from Ottawa, Canada. Mazyn started writing raps in his dorm room as an Egyptian international student as a form of coping with homesickness, anxiety, and college stress - which eventually turned into songs he began to share with the world under his previous artist name “Capé”. In the span of one year of releasing music, he earned a nomination for "Hip Hop Artist of the Year" award in Ottawa by Faces Magazine in 2019. He also became a part of Shifter Magazine’s Top 10 Ottawa rappers and Capcityhiphop’s Top 50 rappers in 2019.

However, it seems like making music in his second language (English) wasn’t enough for the young artist. With his first arabic release in "Mafesh Monafes", Mazyn is paving his own lane and making it clear from the get-go that there is no competition in his way. He's not just putting a city on the map, but a whole region and more.

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Super Mario Sunshine: Delfino Plaza
Ottawa Guitar Trio - s/t Canadian New
Interactive CKCU
Big Vicki Brittle fan!!! Miss KV! Of course! 'Glamping' I hope!;-) You held it together though like the Pro u r...!

9:23 AM, August 9th, 2021