Herd Magazine is possibly the sexiest Ottawa-based magazine to hit the stands in recent years. I was lucky enough to be featured in their recent 2nd issue, talking about my love for Ottawa’s arts scene, Arboretum Arts Festival, and naturally, ye olde Acorn.
Here’s the HerdMag session taped a few weeks ago in anticipation of tonight’s show. “Rapids (Mère de les chaudières)” is a song-in-progress from the upcoming album “Vieux Loup”. It features Adam Saikaley on keys, Pat Johnson on drums, and Jordan Howard on guitar. Enjoi. - rk
Those Born Ruffians. Those guys! I was lucky enough to have a chance to remix Nova Leigh, the 2nd single from their 2010 album “Say It”. I really love Luke Lalonde’s sense of melody; it’s acrobatic and totally playful. I decided to strip everything away, cut the song’s meter in half, and work from his melody up.
Our peeps at Paper Bag Records have posted the remix. Enjoi. - rk
Sometimes the world works in strange ways. My friend, the harmonica virtuoso (you heard me) Catriona Sturton, lately only talks to me about 2 things: Harmonica mods, and NASHVILLE, an ABC tv series about country songwriters in said city.
Low and behold, one of the show’s stars is an Acorn fan, and boom, our song “I Made The Law” from our 2010 album No Ghost will appear in tonight’s episode. YEE-HAW!!
They say you gotta toss out some stuff before you can make room for anything new. With that in mind, I thought it’d be great to clear out the proverbial closet of unreleased tracks before getting this new album out next year. Expect a new track or two every month until the Spring. And with that…
The UK’s patron saint of Canadian music, Ro Cemm, presents the 4th volume in his popular Ho!Ho!Ho! holiday series via the The Line Of Best Fit. And with it, a long-lost track that we didn’t put on our 2010 album, No Ghost.
Inspired by new love, PIGEON TOES is a whimsical little meditation I wrote one sunny morning during those cottage sessions. It never made it on the record, but you can download it, and a whack of other festive tracks from this sweet little comp. You can also just download the track via the acorn soundcloud. Enjoy!
After a year’s hiatus, Ottawa’s THE ACORN are set to return to the stage with a new line-up, and new material since their 2010 album No Ghost.
The Acorn’s Rolf Klausener will be joined by long-time drummer Patrick Johnson, Ottawa’s Adam Saikaley (keys), and Toronto’s Jordan Howard (guitar). Other guests TBA. Old material will be abound, plus a preview of material from their forth-coming album VIEUX LOUP. R&B, electronic dance, and experimental jazz/noise, will be littered all over these new collection of jams.
No strangers to Ottawa audiences, experimental dream-wavers Roberta Bondar will warm up the evening, and features Lidija Rozitis (guitar+vocals), Alex Maltby (guitar+vocals), Tyler Ivan Goodman (drums), and Gary Franks (bass+synth). The debut EP was released mid-2012 by Bruised Tongue on cassette, limited to 100 copies.
Held every 2nd Friday of the month at the Rochester Pub, KITCHEN PARTY is the wildly successful dance party masterminded by DJ’s Hobo and Sweetcheeks. Mixing a blend of nu house, classics, disco and indie dance, KP will end our show with sweet ass dance party to keep us warm.
+ post-show dance party with KitchenPARTY
Friday January 25, 2013
Black Sheep Inn / Wakefield QC
tix: $10 adv. available at www.theblacksheepinn.com