We are really excited about our new monthly series every third Friday down at Mugshots (75 Nicholas St.), we can hardly sit still. The December edition takes a bit of a different route than November’s, focusing on foot-stomping folk music with acts that you just can’t go wrong with. We’re lucky to have Steamers, Jonathan Becker solo (of North Fields/Dead Weights), and Chris Snow (formerly of Wind & the Wild) on board this time around, and it’s ramping up to be a show to remember. Our bud DJ Smiles will be back spinning vinyl before and after the bands, and last time he was cranking out the gems. Not to mention some more weird visuals provided by yours truly, because why not? So be sure join us before the Christmas craziness with the family starts and enjoy some of Ottawa’s best? We hope to see you there! More details & multimedia below…
STEAMERS (Ottawa/Gatineau power folk)
Hailing from both sides of the Ottawa river, STEAMERS are a six-piece band that live to play folk music that is fun, loud and earnest. We call it “power folk:” one minute a fast blast, the next minute slow and low, in both English and French.
STEAMERS are hard at work completing their first full-length album Years to be released Spring 2015… keep your ear to the ground.
JONATHAN BECKER (solo – Ottawa indie folk)
A veteran in the Ottawa music scene, Jonathan Becker has been performing and touring as a singer-songwriter since 2009 and under other monikers since 2005. He is able to explore his post punk/alt-folk side with his band Jonathan Becker & The North Fields, while continuing to perform with his punk rock/pop punk band Dead Weights.
CHRIS SNOW (Ottawa indie folk)
Founding member of the now defunct Wind & the Wild, Chris Snow charts his own path as an indie folk troubadour. Drawing on influences such as The Weakerthans, Jim Bryson, Bon Iver, and The Tallest Man on Earth, Snow’s powerful songs will captivate audiences.
DJ Smiles spinning vinyl before and after the bands! Come join the party!
Really weird projections/visuals by the Showboxers!
Friday, December 19
Mugshots – Ottawa’s Only Jail Bar
75 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON
Doors at 8pm
$7 // PWYC // 19+
** JOIN US EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT MUGSHOTS AS WE HOST GREAT BANDS THAT PLAY MUSIC YOU WANT TO HEAR, OK? **
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