Banditas, Shanker and Romps & Garaga @ Raw Sugar
I’m really surprised this show is happening at Raw Sugar. I imagine it’s going to be packed with an eclectic crowd, so don’t show up too late. Garaga’s a local garage band. Banditas are also from Ottawa and play a strange blend of “hard rock” and “punk”. Shanker & Romps are a local duo who play pop songs on an accoustic guitar and a snare drum.
Brixton Robbers (MTL), Dead Weights, Raw Raw Riot, and MORE @ Kent Street Legion
Latitude 45 is putting on this show. It’s not really MY kind of music, but I fully support those who go. Apparently Carry Yourself won`t be playing.
If I don’t go out this evening, which is highly possible, I invite those who are partying at the Legion to pop by and say hi.THIS DOESN’T MEAN SHOW UP AT MY PLACE AT 2AM, SHITFACED WITH 20 PEOPLE IN TOW! I’m looking at you, Ska Jeff! Ok, here`s a description:
Quebec punk rock outfit tried and true returns to Ottawa. Catch them before they completely blast off on their launch pad. This band will blow up surely. They played over 250 shows with the first record all over Canada, Europe and the U.S. Been compared to Rancid 2000 and Off With Their Heads, other have said they resemble The Flatliners with vocals that sound like The Sainte Catherines. See for yourself.
Playing catchy punk rock with themes of sardonic discontent for your peers, government towns, life, cops, and politics. Sounding sometimes reminiscent of Jawbreaker, Leatherface, Dillinger Four, and other bands that you should probably listen to instead. Features ex and current members of CATCH OF THE DAY, WOOKA TRIBE, I REFUSE, TOFTT and BENEVENSTANCIANO.
Not that fucking indie band. Punk? Check. Catchy anthems? Check. Drinking? You got it. Did I mention it’s a band of babes that could beat the shit out of you? Your new favorite band. Thank me later. This band is the party.
Playing with full flavour is Ottawa’s Ska machine the Sentries. Ex-members of The Living Sound System and other notable local groups, The Sentries likely share their old projects mission to be gyratin, kickin, wigglin, waggin, jivin, boogyin, twistin, two-steppin, jitterin, waltzin, jumpin, bumpin, grindin, shimmyin, hooplah-makin, jam-deliverin, ear-appealin, skankin, and otherwise dancin on stage. Come early if you love ska, or if you remember when you were less uptight and used to love ska. There is no other. Be there!
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer @ University of Ottawa Alumni Auditorium 8pm
Every year, the Women Resource Center plans different activities for the student on campus and also in the goal to raise money for different community based organizations. This year we will be presenting “ A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”, a bilingual play raising awareness about violence against women and girls.
This performance is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle and commissioned by V-Day for the first V-Day: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS festival, which took place June 2006 in New York City. The writings are inspiring, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women affects every one of us. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer are a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women.
The play will be taking place February 10th and 11th, starting at 8pm, at the Alumni Auditorium, University Center, 85 University Private. Presale tickets will be 5$, and at the door 7$. All proceeds will go to CALACS Francophone d’Ottawa and Planned Parenthood Ottawa. Pleasure in seeing you all there!