Spring may have not quite sprung, but the Ottawa Comic Jam has! Join us for an evening of cooperative comic drawing and writing at the Shanghai Restaurant. Theme: all things April, including: April O’Neill, Bunnies (Holy Grail rabbit vs Peter CottonTail?!) mutant animals, etc, as we celebrate making it through winter.
April Comic Jam Wednesday April 24th, 2019 7 pm – 9:30 pm Shanghai Restaurant 651 Somerset St W Ottawa ON K1R 5K3
Event cost: free, materials provided
Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted to the Ottawa Comic Jam site for all to enjoy. http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.com/
*Please note, this event is not generally suitable for minors, as some adult themes and artwork may be created.
**Please be respectful of your fellow comic jam artists and writers with your artwork and behaviour.
The Ottawa Comic Jam gratefully acknowledges DragonHead Studio for continued financial support. Also, thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant for sharing their welcoming, safe and art inspiring space. https://theshang.wordpress.com/
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!”.
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.
Luna Li has been calledthe 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.
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!
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,
Then Karaoke Party with DJ Best-DJ-Ever Rich Hilborn
HighJinxis 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.
Vernissage/Art Show for Neon Lilith’s new exhibition of photographs. The event will start at 6pm and the artist will be formally introduced at 6:30pm in a semi-theatrical performance. LP Jerry will spin carefully selected tunes from his extensive vinyl collection, finger foods will be served, and drinks may be purchased. The art show will be followed by Karaoke with Chinadoll, so stick around and enjoy the rest of the evening at Shanghai.
Time: Doors at 6pm, artist introduction 6:30pm Location: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St W Admission: Free
The setting is casual, and though this art party starts at 6pm, feel free to drop by anytime from 6pm to 9pm to say hello and take a look at the new works.
Legend has it, that two people who are destined to meet are connected by an invisible red thread. This spiritual thread may stretch or tangle, but never break. This, and many other legends, myths, and fairly tales are the inspiration behind the surreal photography we invite you all to see.