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Monday, January 19, 2009

After The Gig...

Despite days of arctic like temperatures and pre-February blues kickin' in to high gear a ton of people ventured forth to see 4 new(ish) bands from the solid Ottawa underground music scene. At a point the Dominion Tavern was at capacity!!
Impressive given the aforementioned winter and a very long in the tooth bus strike! I would like to express my thanks to all who came out to witness this annual music event. "the band whose name is a symbol" played a short, slightly off the rails set due to the REALLY late hour and the next show they promise way more bang for the buck! Groovegasm were excellent with vet players from dozens of well known past and present groups and they rendered an awesome set combining a hard early 70's style funk with old skool reggae....sweet! Book em for yer next cottage party! Mothers Of The Lower East Side are evolving into a pretty wicked band who fuse 70's prog and folk with a noisy indie rock guitar squall and some great propulsive drumming. Again an awesome set! The newly named Spaces, kicked off the night in fine form as Matt Oxley from Wax Attic and his new pals on bass and drums from Savage Crimes, busted out a fine sound mixing a little krautrock meets no wave meets punk and it all went down a treat! Thanks again to the bands, the fine folks at the Dominion Tavern and mostly to all the music fans who came and saw.......

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