Hopped And Confused - Night One

Hopped And Confused - Night One

Bedouin Soundclash, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Caveboy, Birds Of Bellwoods

Friday, August 17, 2018

3:00 pm

Mill Street Ottawa Brew Pub

Ottawa, ON

$35.00 + fees each night

 

 

Hopped And Confused
Hopped And Confused
Bedouin Soundclash
Bedouin Soundclash
Reggae/rock band established in Kingston, Ontario, Canada circa 2001. Drummer Pat Pengelly left the group in early 2009 and was later replaced by Sekou Lumumba.
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as "Canada's best unsigned band" to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song “Stamp”), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. The RAA has released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns(2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). The trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch are currently hard at work on the band’ s next album and will be previewing new material the way they love best, by hitting the road for a unique set of road testing shows in some of their favourite venues across North America and Europe through 2016/2017. “I've never been good about focusing on a theme or having a specific plan at the outset of a new record”, says Nils, “For me, writing music tends to be more of a constantly evolving process, like following one strange trail after another until a song has come to its general conclusion. This time around, we're following that natural writing process more and inviting the fans to come along those trails with us.”The first new song, White Lights, is available now on digital and streaming outlets. Some words on The Rural Alberta Advantage: ““Regardless of your tastes, if you care about drums at all, Mended With Gold is a must-listen.”–Pitchfork “The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most.”-Under The Radar “There's something that just makes you want to root for them -- as Edenloff introduced "Tornado '87", a song about a twister that ran through Edmonton, one of the many Canadian bros in attendance shouted: "I LOVE TORNADOS!" That's making a connection.”– Coachella Festival coverage, Pitchfork “The intensity of like “Stamp”and “Don’ t Haunt This Place” lean on Banwatt’ s marathon-runner stamina and fills, and it’ s safe to say the band’ s great melodies wouldn’ t sound the same without him.”–“The 10 Best New Rhythm Sections”, Paste Magazine “The crowd sang along to all the ‘ oohs’ and danced to songs like The Deadroads and Frank, AB, even demanding an encore that would never materialize in a festival like this. Will this show rate among the weekend’ s best? Too early to say, but it’ s a strong contender.”– Montreal Gazette at Osheaga Festival
Caveboy
Caveboy
With a fresh perspective on indie dreampop, Caveboy roots themselves in the primal and builds to multilayered experiences. Influenced by similar childhood identities, Caveboy is the culmination of the shared life experiences of its three members Michelle Bensimon (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Isabelle Banos (Synth, Bass, Backing Vocals) and Lana Cooney (Drums, Backing Vocals). They revel in ideas of fearlessness, self­-sufficiency, the extraordinary, and that which is feral and cannot be tamed.

Connecting through the pop music from their parents’ generation, the band works hard at developing their sound to utilize these respected musical elements while at the same time always trying to create new worlds of sound with their synthesizers, driving percussion, and symbolic lyricism inter­weaved with their Guitar/Bass/Drums core.

Their debut EP, released in October 2015, immediately began charting on Canadian college radio and broke the top National 25 on Earshot. Their music has been featured in Syfy’s “Killjoys”, MTV’s “Awkward” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”.

The band continued to turn heads on a supporting tour with Dear Rouge and Rah Rah, and electrified audiences with showcases at Pop Montreal, CMJ, SXSW and CMW. Caveboy continues to make waves into the summer and fall festivals with performances at Glowfair, Sound of Music, Hillside, Pride Toronto, Osheaga, and Rifflandia.

With a powerful live set not to be missed, Caveboy are the band you'll be talking about the next day.
Venue Information:
Mill Street Ottawa Brew Pub
555 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON, K1R 1C5
http://millstreetbrewery.com/ottawa-brew-pub/