Its the last week of summer and either people need some musical fun to end it off.
Here is one mini-festival/show that you should check out.
Its the i(heart)music festival on August 26-28.
Three days of great Canadian bands/musicians playing live under one building.
Five years running and could be possibly (or not) the last one for i(heart)music.
Here is why you should check out this event.
Thursday, August 26th
- Parlovr (listen to Pen To The Paper)
- Gramercy Riffs (listen to Dreaming)
- Giant Hand
- Centretown Cripplers
My picks are all four bands. You have two Ottawa acts of Giant Hand and Centretown Cripplers.
Apparently its the last show for the Centretown Cripplers, if I were you I go to this show.
Gramercy Riffs are great live to see and loving their album It’s Heartbreak.
Check out their live performance from Live in Bellwoods.
Parlovr who are on Dine Alone Records are fun to see live.
- Amos the Transparent
- The Darcys
- Old Crowns (Review of the album)
It seems to be a Ottawa night minus The Darcys from Toronto.
Oceans are great to see live.
Its the Darcys that I would want to see big time.
- The Love Machine (Review of Sweater Weather)
- The Most Serene Republic (Review of the album. Listen to Heavens to Purgatory)
- Still Life Still (Review of the album)
- Whale Tooth
- Crush Buildings
- Loon Choir (Review of the album)
This one is going to be one big night.
I suggest on seeing all these bands live.
Its also The Love Machine’s CD Release so it will be one special show.
Also its The Most Serene Republic live for the first time without Emma.
Still Life Still is a great band to see live and part of the Arts and Craft crew.
Paramedics is unique to see live with their blend of Ottawa indie experimental alterna-rock.
Crush Buildings is another unique Ottawa band to see live with their blend of indie rock.
Loon Choir is Ottawa’s answer to Ohbijou but in a synthy style.
So here are my choices for this week.