this week in Ottawa: 03.12.07 - 03.18.07

With ice melting, Great Lake Swimmers will be able to further indulge in their pastime.

The city is thawing out and signs of spring are starting to show up, and there isn't a much better soundtrack to the feelings that go with it than music from Great Lake Swimmers; then again, their lazy folk sound would also work perfectly on a scorching August afternoon. dial613 posits that the band is like Ducks: multi-purpose, for all sorts of weather, and your mother would be delighted to know you're into them.
Opening is London, Ontario's vocally-gifted Basia Bulat.

Also visiting is Peterborough's James McKenty & The Spades, who release their new record Let It Grow at Maverick's with locals The John Henrys. If you like rock and roll the same way that dial613 likes leather pants (tight and packed, that is), this is something you will likely enjoy.
The same night, Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer plays at Zaphod's; no word on whether Zolof destroys rock & roll, or if he affiliates himself with it while destroying some other entity. Though if it's the former, James McKenty & The Spades better be keeping an eye out...

dial613 can also recommend Man Man based completely on hearsay of their raucous live show (pics of the last time they were through at National Capital Rock).

Which shows do you plan on heading out to this week?
What ovious Meat Loaf barb did dial613 gloss right over?

M 03.12
Jon McKiel* with The Sleepless Nights*, at Zaphod's

W 03.14
Tara Slone with The Tender Box and Dolls, at Zaphod's

Th 03.15
Buck Brothers with Turn Off The Stars, at Zaphod's
Jetplanes Of Abraham* with Relief Maps*, at The National Gallery
-->Jetplanes Of Abraham - Tunnels/Terminals (website, myspace)
-->Relief Maps - Pattersickle (myspace)
Slowcoaster with Acres*, at Maverick's
Melissa Stylianou with Jason Bajada, at The Black Sheep Inn

F 03.16
Ball & Chain, at Irene's Pub
Great Lake Swimmers with Basia Bulat, at The Black Sheep Inn
-->Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine (website, myspace)
-->Great Lake Swimmers - Moving Pictures Silent Films
-->Basia Bulat - Snakes And Ladders (website, myspace)
Meat Loaf, at Scotiabank Place
James McKenty & The Spades (CD release) with The John Henrys*, at Maverick's
Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer with Bad Flirt, at Zaphod's

Sa 03.17
The Ana Miura Band* with Dave Gaudet* and Royal Wood, at The Black Sheep Inn
Garaga* with Tokyo Sex Whale* and Manpower*, at Irene's Pub
Man Man with Icy Demons, at Zaphod's

Su 03.18
The Alex Cuba Band with David Myles* (4pm), at The Black Sheep Inn
Switch with Jokers of the Scene*, at Zaphod's

* denotes local act


matthew said...

The Jetplanes show is going to be great, from everything I've heard about it, and GLS/Basia Bulat the next day will be pretty fun, too.

Calum Marsh said...

The best show on Saturday will be Tim Hecker at the Mercury Lounge, and you didn't even list it!!!!

MingMeow said...

I'm going to see Man Man, I think that's the best bet!
Couple of listings to add...

w/ guests Great Aunt Ida, $10 cover, doors 9

monday, march 26th
manx pub $0 in advance
purchase tickets in advance, as this show will sell out. 9pm.

dial613 said...

thank you for the show listings
but none of them were meat loaf jokes

mingmeow: i think that hilotrons show got cancelled/postponed; at least according to babylon's myspace (but i did have it listed before, so i don't know..)

MingMEow said...

Do you mean the artist formerly known as mince meat? BAHAHA, that's my funny (lame) joke.

I'm pretty sure the HILOTRONS show is still on.....

Anonymous said...

jason colett is playing 1848 (university of ottawa bar) next tuesday, the 20th. limited tickets available thru students federation of u of o.

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