this week in ottawa: 11.20.06 - 11.26.06

Don't expect to see a fight with My Dad vs. Yours.

Before we get to next week, pats on the back and gold stars are in order for both Department Of Foreign Affairs and Jetplanes Of Abraham, who each released their records Saturday night with realdandy shows and well-populated dance floors. They each deserve your money, but if you have to pick one, dial613 suggests you choose both of them.

This week kicks off nicely with a sweaty night of funk and soul courtesy of The King Khan & BBQ Show, who were recently kicked off a tour with the Detroit Cobras, whose original show date at Barrymore's got cancelled because of visa issues. Allegedly, the Cobras were pissed at being upstaged every night; and while that's a biased account, it wouldn't be too surprising if it were true, seeing how past King Khan shows have been. Should be a party, check the myspace to hear some.

You may also want to go hear the sweet 'n ambient electro-indie sounds of Toronto's Small Sins (ex-Ladies & Gentlemen), with L.A. happy people The Little Ones. The latter have been picking up buzz for a while now, so if you want to get in the know, be sure to show up early.

There's plenty going on locally, but the highlight for dial613 would be Friday night: not only will you see one of the city's top bands My Dad vs. Yours and the out-of-hibernation HilotronMike-side project Boycrusher, you also get hors d'oeuvres (pronounced whore doovers). And that means free toothpicks, which means clean teeth, which means make-out parties. (Obviously.)

What shows are you looking forward to this week?

M - 11.20.06
The King Khan & BBQ Show with Four 'n' Giv'r*, at Irene's Pub
Ignition* with Once Just, Travolta Sings*, Paul Roberto, at Zaphod's

Tu. - 11.21.06
Jeff Martin with Casey Marshall and Amanda Rheaume*, at Barrymore's

W - 11.22.06
The Magnetix with Mississippi Grover*, at Babylon
Small Sins with The Little Ones, at Zaphod's
-->Small Sins - Stay (website, myspace)
-->The Little Ones - Cha Cha Cha (website, myspace)
Wintersleep with Dog Day and Brian Borcherdt, at Barrymore's

F - 11.24.06
Best Of Ottawa 2006 XPress Party featuring Boycrusher*, My Dad vs. Yours*, hors d'ouevres, and more* at Barrymore's
-->My Dad vs. Yours - Tang Mit Uns (website, myspace)
Eppiphane* with Bill Furious*, Open Sky*, Danielle Allard*, Amos The Transparent*, at Capital Music Hall
Luke Doucet* with Melissa Ferrick, at Zaphod's
Mr. Something Something, at The Rainbow
Moses Mayes with Chris Koster, at Maverick's
Patrick Dolan* with Susan File*, at Avant-Garde Bar

Sa. - 11.25.06
Brian Seeger with The Soft Disaster* and Saint Bernard Of Love*, at 59 Argyle
Garnet Rogers, at Black Sheep Inn
Homeless Benefit (cd release), featuring F!ghtF!ghtF!ght*, Mile Over Mecca*, Ana Miura*, The Plant 2.0*, at Zaphod's (7PM)
The John Henrys* with Lil Andy & The Karaoke Cowboys, at Irene's Pub
Swollen Members, at Babylon

Su. - 11.26.06
Emm Gryner with Jill Barber, at Zaphod's
The Ride Theory with Sweet Janes*, at Babylon

* denotes local act


Matthew said...

I think I'm going to try and see Fucked Up at Mavericks on Friday. Any hardcore band that can work Owen Pallett into their music must be worth seeing.

Calum Marsh said...

Muthafuckin JEFF MARTIN, baby.

Anonymous said...

barmitzvah bros and sunparlour playahs at the blacksheep is cancelled.

Shecky said...

I think Jeff Martin is way past his prime: Tea Party was in...like 10 years ago. Swollen members: now them I am all about.

dial613 said...

thanks, anonymous

Mississippi Grover said...

The Magnetix, baby!

Though admittedly, I'm a tad biased.

Regardless, I hope to see you there.

Calum said...

Jeff Martin past his prime? Pfft, he's JUST GETTING STARTED.

Calum Marsh said...

Congrats on the Xpress win!

Pearl said...

Congrats on winning best blog.

matthew said...

Woah! Congratulations on winning!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the great job !!