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Nightshades / Anemone / Warp Lines / Baby Cages [Megaphono 2018]
February 10, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm12$
at Dominion Tavern
77 York St
$12 at doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Festival passes available here > https://goo.gl/eVjTpZ
Doors at 8:30 pm
19+ / licensed
2013: Nightshades began as the melancholic brainchild of Ottawa’s Mallory Giles. Heartbroken, broke, and new to guitar, Giles’ intentions were to start a country band, but
once drummer, Geoff Clarke joined the band, their dynamic was anything but: “We lived in the same apartment complex, both searching around for musical partners. Eventually in rehearsals, she’d show her songs, and we’d just go faster and faster. We had no intention of picking up so much speed and writing punk songs, but it felt really, right” Clarke says.
With 2 DIY EP’s under their belt, and a major recruit on bass, Dean Morris (the Haig), Nightshades was complete. The band released their self-titled debut in December 2017, and the record, released Independently, touches on darker themes: insomnia, brutal heartbreak, and the trials of coping mentally in the midst of Canadian winter.
Warp Lines – Once described as ‘not my thing’ by a local show goer, these veterans of Ottawa’s punk scene lay bare their struggle with impending irrelevancy in a collection of songs that’ll leave you thinking, ‘meh’.
Baby Cages‘ forthcoming release Bitter Melon is practically celebratory in comparison to the band’s dirge-skirting roots. Shifting gears from downtempo doom to textured, ruminative guitar pop, Bitter Melon offers a lush palette of tones and memorable, off-kilter melodies. Subtle nods to krautrock and new wave keep the 6-song ode to complicated friendships bubbling against “the weighty cliff… [of frontwoman] Halloway Jones’ formidable voice”.
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This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018