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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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/

Jesse Potter LIVE @ The Shanghai – Fri. March 23 – 7:30 to 11 pm – $5 Cover

jesse ptter at shangahi 23march18

JESSE POTTER – LIVE @ The Shang

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM11:00 PM EDT

Embarking from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jesse hits the road on March 8th for his 2018 “Sowing the Seeds Tour.”

Captivating audiences across Canada with a beautiful pairing of virtuoso guitar playing and a depth of original music, Jesse takes listeners on a journey of self discovery with thought provoking lyrics and intriguing melodies.

Playing a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and folk, to gypsy jazz and progressive acoustic instrumentals, Potter’s original songs feature lyrical depth and delicious diversity. He connects deeply with his audiences, offering up refreshingly honest words. Singing from the heart and soul with passion and fire. You never know what to expect from a Jesse Potter concert, yet he never ceases to amaze.

See for yourself on March 23rd at Shanghai Restaurant in Ottawa.

https://www.facebook.com/events/581486688871356/

https://www.facebook.com/JessePotterMusic/