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Monday Special Blend
Monday September 6th, 2021 with Jumpin' Joel Flash & Kim Valentine
It’s Happy Thoughts and Local Music on the Monday Special Blend!

NON STOP MUSIC THIS WEEK FRIENDS! Tunes from The Powergoats, Shauna Seeteenak, Peand-eL, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, Lynne Hanson, Ash Ravens, Turjo, Rahi, Jennifer Lauren, Aspects, Evil Creek, Dan Molson, The Ottawa Guitar Trio, Cyrus R.O. and Max Webster! Showpiece by co-host/show artist Kim Valentine!
Summer's Up
Max Webster - Max Webster Canadian
You Don’t Owe Anything to Me
Dan Molson - s/t Canadian New
Beer & Whiskey
Dan Molson - Walk This Life of Mine Canadian
I have written so many songs over the years, but I have chipped down the ones I release to reflect my live performances. The world of independent music is tough, but I'm so glad I have this gift of music. If you have found me by chance, I hope you enjoy the music I have created. I will be releasing singles on a monthly basis.

I have been playing live shows since way back in 1998, playing bass and singing with The Journeyman. We had a great run of over a decade. I am now focusing on solo acoustic performances that feature songs that shaped me as a songwriter from the 50s all the way up to today.

I feel very fortunate to be able to entertain people from music to film. I think I have been given one of the greatest gifts. I hope that my music brings you some joy. In the end, it's not about fame and money (although money is nice hah hah), it's about the possibility that one of my songs or videos turns a person's day or life around.
Therapy Session
Shauna Seeteenak - Therapy Sessions Canadian New
Too Many Coffins
Shauna Seeteenak (feat. Peand-eL & Mumilaaq Qaqqaq) - Therapy Sessions Canadian New
Inuk woman. Female rapper. Nunavummiut (from Nunavut) Speaking the truth daily 💯

Shauna Seeteenak is an Inuk hip-hop artist and political rapper, originally from Baker Lake, Nunavut. From the age of ten, she discovered that through song there was a way to express her emotions beyond talking and create a shared experience through her music. Currently based in Iqaluit, Shauna has made a name for herself in the industry and has collaborated with Inuit and international artists. She is a genuine storyteller and centers her music on the truths and challenges facing Inuit people, including mental health, sobriety, breaking stereotypes, overcoming barriers, surviving the north, and trying to heal. Shauna has teamed up with the Iqaluit-based record label, Hitmakerz, to produce her debut album, Therapy Sessions, which is set for release in 2021.

Writeup from Nunatsiaq News:
Cyrus R.O. - You Are An Island And So Am I Canadian New
Wishing Well
Cyrus R.O. - You Are An Island And So Am I Canadian New
Nova Scotia based Cyrus R.O. spends his days doing theoretical physics and his nights crafting jazz-infused rock music. A musician from a young age, R.O. cut his teeth in the mid 2010s in various rock & punk acts in Nova Scotia such as Keith Doom and the Wrecking Crew, Dali Van Gogh, and Magnetic North, all while pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics at Dalhousie University. As the decade matured, R.O. began releasing music as a solo artist. Kicking off with the britpop anthem Black Sheep, he would then go on to cut several more singles with his backup band Cyrus R.O. Quartet before, in late 2019, he started working on Deconvolution, an entirely self-produced and recorded electronic rock album and R.O. 's first full length release.

R.O. has toured with-band around the maritimes, bringing his bombastic brand of spacious, moody, yet intricately crafted rock to audiences all over. His music brings a streak of contemporary jazz experimentalism to the legacy of alt-rock heroes such as Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, and Sheena Ringo. Distortion-drenched guitars pave the way for melancholy-yet-playful vocals, ethereal keyboards, and intricately-woven basslines.
January Sky
Evil Creek - Rust Canadian
Cry of an Angel
Evil Creek - Rust Canadian
Hailing from the mud of Canada's capital region, Evil Creek is a 4-piece rock band that forges music honouring multiple musical traditions and appealing to a wide audience.

With a heavy groove behind energetic acoustic guitar riffs and eerie melodic vocals, Evil Creek's unique high-energy sound leaves audiences in awe. Formed in 2017, the band unites a group of accomplished musicians who capture the power and authenticity of unplugged musical performances honed through years of road work and playing live.

Evil Creek at the Brass Monkey
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 7PM
Tickets $10 at the door
Kingdom Come
Jennifer Lauren - s/t Canadian New
In The Night
Jennifer Lauren - s/t Canadian New
Hey, I’m Jen! A Canadian pop artist who’s trying to figure out who she is on the daily and loves spending loads of time in the studio and seriously misses performing. 
 Just trying to make honest music that we can hang to.

Writeup from Eric Alper:
Beautiful Lies
Ash Ravens (ft. Turjo & Rahi) - s/t Canadian New
Jochhonay Doobi
Ash Ravens - s/t Canadian New
Ash Ravens is a professional guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher currently residing in Ottawa, Canada. The aspiring musician moved to Canada’s capital in 2021. Though he’s new to the Canadian music scene specifically, he’s been making music for nearly a decade now — all across the world. From his hometown in Bangladesh, where he was born and raised, all the way to some of the most iconic venues on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and the streets of Melbourne, Australia, Ravens has come a long way in the short span of his music career.

Born with the soul of a nomad and the heart of a musician, Ash Ravens graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music before finding himself down under in Australia — where he would play some of the country’s biggest music festivals, and earn two music degrees from Melbourne Polytechnic.

Ash has so far played with and filled in with several different bands and solo artists in Los Angeles, USA and Melbourne, Australia. He has also toured with up and coming country artist Adrian Thomas at the TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 and played with Tamworth Battle of the Bands 2016 winner Megan Sidwell at Corner Hotel, Richmond and Memo Music Hall, St. Kilda.
Writeup from Eric Alper:
The Powergoats - The Powergoats in 3D Canadian New
All These Valentines
The Powergoats - The Powergoats in 3D Canadian New
The Powergoats are an Ottawa rock outfit delivering a strong range of musical dynamics and live shows entertaining thousands of people in Ontario and Quebec since they emerged on the scene in 2009. Led by singer-songwriter Jamie Douglas, the sounds of this sizable band have been described as "retro rock pre-soaked in blues, with a hint of folk". The Powergoats' line up also features Andrew Burns (bass, vocals, keyboards), Wes Reed (drums), Jeff Logan (lead guitar), Dee Butters (vocals), Scottie Irving (keys), Zeek Gross (saxophone), Kelly Craig (trumpet), and Erik Johnson Scherger (violin).

Their fourth studio album "The Powergoats In 3D" will be released in late summer 2021. Other releases include Blue Canoe (2019), the live album 'Live in the Summer Sun' (2016), Ruby Headlights (2014), Bottled Sunset (2012), and two early demo CDs; Moonlit Crimes (2010), and Chrome Libido (2008).
Time Makes Two
Aspects - Pissing off the Neighbours Canadian New
Locked Up
Aspects - Pissing off the Neighbours Canadian New
Aspects has been rocking and making music on his guitar for almost 20 years now. A true musician in all “Aspects”, he has worked with Grammy award-winners and played alongside Motown legends. Opened up at festivals with the Foo Fighters, Beck and Blue Rodeo and countless legends. He has made music with the Wu tang clan, Bone Thugs N Harmony, G-Unit, MOP & The Lox. Eminem’s team D12 rap about him in a song called "I Love Canada", and worked heavily with the Outlawz, an American hip hop group founded by Tupac Shakur. Playing blues/Soul/Hip-hop/jazz on the guitar he is one of the most rounded musicians you will ever see! He is also heavily involved in the community and Native activism and has won a few awards from the city.

Apt613 #ottweekly Playlist:
Hold My Breath
Lynne Hanson - s/t Canadian New
True Blue Moon
Lynne Hanson - Just Words Canadian
Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne Hanson's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She's known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Lynne is a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a recipient of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, winner of the Blues and Roots Radio International Song Contest, two-time Folk Music Ontario Song From The Heart Blues Award winner, a two-time Indie Acoustic Project Alt-Country album of the year winner, and a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Today Arrives, Becoming Tomorrow
The 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.
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