this week in Ottawa: 08.07.06. - 08.13.06

The Old Soul are all business... and that business is pleasure

Canadian West Coast pop stages (pun completely intended) a three-pronged Ottawa invasion this Friday when The Old Soul come to town with tourmates Panurge and Run Chico Run. This show should be a treat; all three bands are really great and each play their own unique brand of pop music, whether it be synth-y or breezy or barely pop at all.
Also this week, past dial613 featureboys Department Of Foreign Affairs will play with Eugene-approved The D'Urbervilles. This will be your last chance (in Ottawa) to see DOFA before they release their new album sometime in the fall, when it'll be colder and you may have to wear pants... which would make it harder to dance and stomp your feet. Especially if you're a sissy.

So, what are you most excited for this week?

Melissa Etheridge at Southam Hall (NAC)

As The Poets Affirm* w/ Acres* at Zaphod's
Brock Zeman* (solo) at the Aloha Room (Barrymore's)
--->Brock Zeman & The Dirty Hands - Nothing On The Radio (website, myspace)
--->Brock Zeman & The Dirty Hands - Sweet Charlotte

The D'Urbervilles w/ Department Of Foreign Affairs* at Zaphod's
--->Department Of Foreign Affairs - Take A Picture (website, myspace)

Cobra Noir at End Hits
The Old Soul w/ Panurge, Run Chico Run at Zaphod's
--->The Old Soul - Shotgun Wedding (aptly named, yes? opa!) (website, myspace)
--->Panurge - Black Box (website, myspace)
--->Panurge - Mixed Cavalry (stream)
--->Run Chico Run - Jacques And Madeleine (website, myspace)
The Rural Alberta Advantage, with Captain Foxy* at the Clocktower Brew Pub

Donkeypunch* w/ Sindication*, The Moon Movement* at Barrymore's

Joshua Morin* at Andrew Haydon Park (afternoon show)
Tilda* at The Rainbow

* denotes local act


Anonymous said...

I really want to see The D'Urbervilles, so I'll definitely try for that show. I'm not sure about the 11th, though -- The Old Soul are great, but Rural Alberta Advantage seem to be really, really nice people. It's a tough call!

Anonymous said...

the Rural Alberta Advantage are awesome. they're kind of the perfect indie rock band, wicked pop songs that rock out and are slightly left of center, and pretty much the nicest guys and gal you will ever meet. oh, and AMAZING DRUMMER.
but holy crap there's a lot of good shows that night. i'm glad i don't live in ottawa and have to pick.

Anonymous said...

Hey you missed a show: Empiricals @ Babylon on Friday, it's not listed on their calander cause I guess it's last minute, but there are posters up!

Anonymous said...

I just realized something...West Coast invasion?! The Old Soul are from Toronto!