Ottawa Beat 2 year anniversary party!
Sunday June 17 2018
6:00 Boom Creek
5:00 Birds Of Paradise (MTL)
4:00 Rhythm N Groove
3:00 Gesserit (NYC)
2:00 Heroes of Might and Magic
1:00 Alexis Castrogiovanni
Boom Creek (Ottawa, ON)
Formed in 2003 as an antidote to drunken summer afternoon ennui, Boom Creek are still blasting the Ottawa underground music community with their homegrown rock 'n roll. With an ability to consistently deliver unforgettably intense and energetic performances in a variety of venues, from bars and cozy taverns to large outdoor festivals, it is their incendiary live show that has earned Boom Creek a reputation amongst hometown rock ‘n’ roll fans and fellow music-makers as a “must-see” live act. Boom Creek are very anxious for the opportunity to bring their own brand of “blood, thud, twang and thunder” rock ‘n’ roll to your local dive… Ian Vance plays the guitar. Adam Fraser plays the drums. Todd Jodoin plays the bass. Neill Petersen sings the songs.
Birds of Paradise (Montreal, QC)
Birds of Paradise embrace new sounds that hold on to the romanticism of a past era. The duo consists of multimedia artists Roy Vucino & Hannah Lewis who, after eloping to California, began playing around the world. BOP have immersed themselves in Fassbinder films, Dada art, NY hip hop & noise music and author Murakami’s poetic universes as they embarked on a musical trip, with no end in sight. While paying homage to the melancholic voices of their 70s folk heroes, BOP look ahead to the evolution of music in order to imagine their own twisted version of romantic pop.
Gesserit (Brooklyn, NY)
Lyzi Wakefield (formerly of Fruit & Flowers) is in search of artistic liberation with her latest musical endeavor, Gesserit. She brings an eclectic array of sounds that are seductive and untouchable to tell stories of heartbreak, freedom, and nostalgia. Backed by a rotating lineup, each performance brings a new experience to her audience, ranging from full band and intimate stripped down sets. Wakefield’s Western roots lay upon haunting reverb, intoxicating rhythm and an air of mystery that reflect the spectrum of human emotion.
Alexis Castrogiovanni (Ottawa, ON)
I write songs. I play cello.
Clocktower Parking Lot
575 Bank St.
All Ages! / $10 or free with OXW pass