LIVE MUSIC: Salmon Ella, Inland Island & Luna Li | FRI / VEN FEB 8 FÉV | 15h00 – 18h00 | Pay what you can | All ages

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
SHANGHAI RESTAURANT// 651 RUE SOMERSET ST. WEST/OUEST

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES AT THE SHANG

15h30 – SALMON ELLA
16h15 –
INLAND ISLAND
17h00 –
LUNA LI

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN / ALL AGES // PAYEZ-CE-QUE-VOUS-VOULEZ / SANS LIMITE D’ÂGE

15h30 – SALMON ELLA 

Salmon Ella is a result of the 2017 Girls+ Rock Ottawa’s Rock Camp for Women+. Since that June weekend, Cynthia, Dani, Hannah, and Katie have been writing music with quirky melodies and uncomfortably honest lyrics to get to the heart of their experiences. Influenced by Warpaint, Bikini Kill, Courtney Barnett, and Fiona Apple, they played their first show in October 2018 and are quickly making a mark on the Ottawa music scene. Sometimes absurd, sometimes ethereal, their music will have you saying “I don’t know what I just listened to, but I think I liked it!”.

16h15 – INLAND ISLAND

Inland Island creates lyrically driven songs from a place of introspection and positivity, within a style of music that is clear and easy to listen to, but dense and full of surprises which reward the close listener.
‘Dreamt’ is the third full-length release from the Montréal-based project since 2016. Following ‘Step Right Up’ (2017) and ‘Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly’ (2016, released by Egg Paper Factory), ‘Dreamt’ showcases a mix of pop, folk, rock and instrumental/ambient music. Led by singer/songwriter Avalon Rossignol-Tassonyi, the album features contributions from Nick Nausbaum (Jaunt), Laura Jeffery (Fountain) and Ola Kado. The band’s live presentation switches between solo sets and full band performances featuring a rotating cast including Ellen Belshaw and Nick Nausbaum. Inland Island has appeared at Festivals such as Pop Montréal and Halifax Pop Explosion, with live dates to be announced for 2019 and many new recordings in the works.

17h00 – LUNA LI

Luna Li has been called the garage rock princess of Toronto (Mick Magazine), performing regularly with her female-centric 4-piece band throughout Ontario and Quebec. She has played shows and festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Slut Island festival, NXNE, and recently joined Born Ruffians as direct support on the Ontario leg of their North American tour.

With over 14 years of classical piano and violin training, Luna brings a unique musical sensibility to the rock genre; playing both distorted guitar and violin with a looping pedal resulting in a “dreamy romp through some beautiful melodies and heartbreaking lyrics” (Deli Magazine).

Luna released her new single, Silver into Rain, with an accompanying music video in June 2018. The song marks the first follow-up to her debut EP, Opal Angel. In 2017, Luna won the SOCAN Foundation Award for Young Canadian Songwriters with her single Star Stuff.

Bringing a much-needed strong female presence to the Toronto music scene, Luna Li is unabashedly herself. Look out for new music in 2019.

http://megaphono.ca/show-schedule/

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Ottawa Comic Jam Wed. Jan. 30 6:30 pm- 9 pm FREE EVENT

Come out and draw with other comic artists, animators, writers and enthusiasts in a relaxed, creative atmosphere and share in cooperative art-making.

Theme: Changes monthly! Please check the Jam site for this month’s theme n_n

Event cost: free, paper provided
Contact: Suzanne
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
613. 836. 7821/ 613. 501. 6862

Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted to the Jam site on a semi-regular basis for all to enjoy. http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/

Note: Jam artwork can be of an adult nature and the event is not generally suitable for minors. The Ottawa Comic Jam is a creative venue for sequential artists to get together on a monthly basis to draw and have fun (Last Wednesday of the month except December)!

Please remember to be respectful of your fellow jam artists and writers, thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2584106681679355/

Freaky Boos (Ham. ON), YlangYlang LIVE MUSIC & FUN | Fri., Jan. 11 @ 8:30 – 11:30 pm

OTTAWA PARTY PEOPLE – CREATIVE-ECLECTIC LIVE MUSIC SHOW

Hamilton super-trio *FREAKY BOOS* are rolling through town on January 11th to launch us into 2019 dancing and dreaming together, forever.

Co-presented with the magical Debaser.
Happening at the wonderful Shanghai Restaurant.
Venue accessibility Info to come.
No mean spirited behaviour of any kind will be tolerated.

READ ON:

F R E A K Y B O O S (Hamilton, ON)
https://freakyboos.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR3jB81PqCT_kLSRiGYfWBNaxlGpkYKsJM2uYzmv3EzyvxBw_6FBeaEWbd4

Is this a dream, or is this real life? ? ?

Lucky for us, the answer to this question can truly only be discovered through the musical roller coaster journey offered by none other than the Freaky Boos. Comprised of Jackson Darby (Persons, NPNP), Aaron Hutchinson (Hutchie, eschaton, haolin munk), and Becky Katz (Sourpussy, glassEYElashes, Please),

The Freaky Boos unite under the pretense of experimentally-slick yet sonically-glitchy electronic music–forging to the forefront of our surrealities, substantiating our reflexes for more brave, more weird, more succinct “dream” worlds.

Driven by the fiercely decisive direction of Dons Brown (producer), the trio have congruently melded their diverse musical maps to reflect only the brightest and oddest of jazzy tendencies and electro-r&b fevers–paired with a side of spiritual transformations.

“The one thing we do know–dream or not–the time is now. “
–Dons Brown,

Y L A N G Y L A N G (Montreal, QC)
https://ylangylang.bandcamp.com/

A prolific experiment in the balance between improvisation and composition.

C H R I S S Y (Hull, QC)

A new thing! A little bit of rock a little bit of pop? Come see it here first.
(members Guy Madonna, The Submissives)

https://www.facebook.com/events/214757522811930/

CreativeMornings Ottawa 2019 Karaoke Kick-Off Party w/ China Doll! | Fri., Jan. 4 | 8pm-1am | Limited Tickets

Join us on Friday, January 4 as we kick-off 2019 on a high note with the first ever CreativeMornings Ottawa karaoke party hosted by the one and only China Doll!

** TICKETS ARE LIMITED, includes a drink **

Come network, sing and high-five with the community you got to know and love over the year(s) (or learned to tolerate even before having your morning coffee)!

We’ve got some amazing prizes/silent auction from our favourite local businesses:

Mooshu Ice cream
Top of the World
N-Product
Elevate Yoga
Andaz Hotel
Maru Circle Brand
National Arts Centre

And much more…

TIMELINE

8:00-9:30 pm: Mixin’ & minglin’
9:45-12:00 am: Karaoke hosted by China Doll – Psst! You get a bonus raffle ticket after your first karaoke song of the night
12:00 am: Raffle ends
1:00 am: Time to go!

TICKETS

Early bird ticket ($20) includes entry, one drink, and one entry to our door prize raffle.

https://www.facebook.com/events/268164920520456/

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-karaoke-kick-off-party-tickets-53699653108?aff=efbevent

Regular ticket ($25) includes entry only.

All proceeds from this event will go towards making our 2019 event series the biggest and best yet!

Shanghai Comedy & Karaoke: Xmas EdiXion ’18 | Thu., Dec. 20 @ 7:28 pm w/ Karaoke @ 10:02 pm | Tickets

Join us this Thursday, December 20, 2018, for our last and very special show of the Gregorian calendar year!

This edition will not only have prizes, special guests and give you a reason to call in sick tomorrow but its a collection of our favourite comics to celebrate the incoming holiday season!

Tickets Online: $10 -> Door $15

Showtime: 8:30 pm exactly World Standard Clock.

Karaoke: 10:02 pm EST or shortly after show.

Food: Delicious and always General Tao + Pad Thai Special both V and M options available prior to Karaoke.

Drinks: Abundant Martinis and Sapporo’s. Sponsored by Beau’s.

Did you know Costco Chickens are not only Costcos biggest loss leader (sold for loss) but they use a saline solution to keep their Chickens always juicy??

Love,
Always

Kick It!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6co64HYurg

Speak Up: Comedy + Improv and Karaoke Party Fri., Dec. 14 @ 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM

It’s the Speak Up Comedy + Improv + Karaoke Party
HOLIDAY SHOW!!!

Proceeds from the door, and donations will go to HighJinx to directly help our more vulnerable neighbours over the Holiday Season! *More details below

Your hosts are Chelsea Fahey & Deborah Ring

“What I Want For Christmas”
Performed by: Angus Wright

“The Meaning Of Giving”
Performed by: Maria Corts Puch and Nick Howe

“Traditional Christmas Song”
Performed By: Lauren Christina Banks and Woody Field McCadden

Special Performance By: Judy Reid
Longform Improv By: Speak Up – Improv Comedy Team

Then Karaoke Party with DJ Best-DJ-Ever Rich Hilborn

HighJinx is a social enterprise, community hub, friendly living room for vulnerable neighbours. They are grassroots, action packed doers who take no government funding. They provide support, a furniture bank, a food pantry and also provide hot meals.

We will accept any donations including cash, gift cards, food items, toiletries, new socks, toilet paper especially needed at our show and will pass them on to Highjinx to provide support.

VISIT THEIR PAGE, & THE STORE. Consider vintage & local when shopping for loved ones and help even further.