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ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS back in the U-S-S-A!

After a busy march at SXSW, CMW and Junofest, Adam & the Amethysts are back on the road for Easter to play a slew of US dates up and down the Eastern Seaboard and into the US. From Boston to NYC to Columbus, and most points in between, A&A will be grinding the pavement and [...]

KELP welcomes Canada to Ottawa & JUNOfest!

This weekend we welcome over a hundred bands to our fine city, as well as nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards. We are going to be hanging out at the Dom Polski most of the weekend, with a few great shows and even a few world renowned poster artists. Did we mention food? Come on down! We threw [...]

MEASHA tour dates & album details revealed

TORONTO - ”I look for pieces that are an extension of myself,” explains Juno award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer Measha Brueggergosman when talking about the newly finalized album that she co-produced with Aaron Davis which will be released on Kelp Records this April 17, 2012. Those words explain the essential genesis of the 14 track album, recorded live in front of sold-out [...]

THE KELP WINTER WARMER set for FEBRUARY 18TH in OTTAWA!

ON SATURDAY FEB 18TH, Kelp presents an all-day event sure to chase away the winter blues. THE WINTER WARMER starts at 11am, and will see local chefs pairing delicious street food-inspired plates with ales from local breweries. Our own ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS and CHRIS PAGE will hit the stage in the afternoon to provide [...]

KELP WELCOMES MEASHA!

Monday night in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Juno award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer Measha Brueggergosman takes to the stage at the historic Seahorse Tavern to record a brand new musical offering. Over three intimate evenings (and two concerts later this week in her hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Cedar Tree Cafe), audiences will enjoy an eclectic mix of [...]

Silents Is Golden

Film POP & Hilotrons will present Silents is Golden, a night of silent films brought to life with live musical scores from Ottawa’s Hilotrons. Old-film aficionados and YouTube maniacs and everyone with eyes and ears are invited to come discover The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Wiene, 1920, Germany) along with a collection of [...]

Adam & the Amethysts go West

Dear friends and family in western Canada, This month, Adam and the Amethysts return to singer Adam Waito’s hometown-of-his-youth – Thunder Bay – to kick off a new string of tour dates leading them west. It has been a year of milestones for Montreal’s Adam & The Amethysts. Since signing to Kelp Records and releasing [...]

FLICKERING FLASHLIGHT out today! AND A NEW VIDEO TOO!

The day has finally come….Adam & the Amethysts release “Flickering Flashlight” on 180g made-in-Canada LP, CD and digital today! We kicked off the celebrations early with the brand new video for “Dreaming,” the somnambulant, swim-heavy track that ends the album. Yuula Benivolski directed and edited a wondrous b&w journey around Toronto Centre Island, viewable right [...]

PREORDER TIME! STREAM A&A’s “FLICKERING FLASHLIGHT” at EXCLAIM!

Starting today, you can both preorder Adam & the Amethysts’ “Flickering Flashlight” from us, and hear the entire album via stream at EXCLAIM!. Preorders can be made here on our site, for both 180g made-in-Canada LP format, and CDs. All preorders will receive a same-day MP3 download code for the record, so you can start [...]

A&A on cover of HOUR today!

Check out the cover story from Montreal’s HOUR magazine this week! Said the Gramophone’s Sean Michael’s pens a lovely cover story about the band, in advance of their two Pop Montreal showcase performances. HOUR cover story link: http://hour.ca/2011/09/15/adam-the-amethysts-shine-a-light/ Preorders for the album start on Monday, so check back early next week for details!!

CAMPISTA SOCIALISTA now out!

Camp Radio’s new album is now shipping! For the CD version, hit us up here, and we’ll set you up with an immediate MP3 download code, and get that thing in the mail to you pronto. If LPs are your bag, get thee HERE as soon as you’re able, and order direct from the band! [...]

Kelp signs Adam & the Amethysts!

Kelp is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal band ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS! Their second album, entitled Flickering Flashlight, will be out on Kelp October 4th on 180g LP, as well as CD and digital. Their debut, Amethyst Amulet, received endless praise from critics. It was thematically unified as a loving lo-fi homage to [...]

CAMP RADIO heads for SLED ISLAND!

Unbelievably, Scott Terry made it through security this morning at the airport, boarding an aeroplane for the first time in 23 years. It’s real- Camp Radio is heading to Alberta! Fresh off the recording of their brand new album, Campista Socialista, Camp Radio are making a field trip to the land of oil and flame [...]

KELP / TLOBF / NXNE BBQ THIS FRIDAY!

17 Years of NXNE. 17 Years of Kelp Records. 17 Editions of the Oh! Canada compilation. Sounds like a reason to celebrate. Come early for free BBQ (while supplies last) and stay all afternoon for some great NXNE showcasing acts from the East and West of our lovely nation. Sponsored by Oh! Canada’s home base [...]

KELP FLEA & FOOD MARKET vendors announced

We are proud to release the list of Flea & Food Market vendors for this Saturday’s throwdown at the DOM POLSKI Polish Hall (379 Waverley). In a short period of time we have managed to cobble together a very impressive list of chefs who will be making street food-inspired creations for your feasting pleasure: – [...]

KELP 17 shows announced!

The snow is melting, the rains are pouring down, and that can only mean one thing. KELP WEEKEND is around the corner! (Well, and summer’s coming too). We’re very excited to announce this year’s KELP 17 lineup, happening May 5-7; lots of changes from the usual, and lots of reunion shows too. This year we’re [...]

ANDREW VINCENT launches KEEP IT THAT WAY EP!

It’s been awhile since we last heard from AV but he is back in full force on the new KEEP IT THAT WAY EP! Recorded a few years back at Andy Magoffin’s House of Miracles, and bringing together a motley crew including Jim Bryson, Shayne Cox (The Michael Parks, Sports), Jenny “Omnichord” Mitchell, Andy Swan [...]

FLECTON BIG SKY pays HOMAGE

A month or so back, Flecton Big Sky’s Tumblr page dropped a cover of Califone’s “Funeral Singers”, along with the announcement that an entire album of covers was forthcoming, titled Homage. We honestly didn’t know a thing about it up to that point, and now a month later, the slow trickle of tracks is complete. [...]

JIM & WEAKERTHANS ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR!

We’re very happy to finally be able to announce (most of) the tour dates for the JIM BRYSON & THE WEAKERTHANS “Falcon Lake Incident” national tour! We’ll be announcing a few more shows in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here’s what we can tell you. Needless to say, we are PUMPED! Feb 3 [...]

KELP FALL CLASSIC coming Nov 20th!

The Kelp Records crew is back for an enhanced/repeat performance of the Kelp Records Revue show from the Ottawa Bluesfest this past summer. This time out, THE FLAPS, THE EMPIRICALS and MIKE ESSOUDRY’S MASH POTATO MASHERS provide the musical backdrop, joined by a slew of Kelpers and Kelp friends on vocals, including THE JOYNT, ANDY [...]

JIM BRYSON & THE WEAKERTHANS LP out today!!

The day is finally here…Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans’ “The Falcon Lake Incident” is out today in stores! Tonight we celebrate with a TORONTO LAUNCH PARTY at the Horseshoe Tavern. Andrew Vincent will open at 9pm, and Jim & the Weaks will follow at 10pm. This is a free show so be sure to get [...]

KELP prepares to hit the OCFF conference in Ottawa!

The 24th Annual OCFF (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) Conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, October 14-17. Folkies from all over the continent and beyond will descend on Ottawa to hear new talent, and book their festivals for the coming year. Last year we had a great afternoon at Raw [...]

PREORDER JIM BRYSON & THE WEAKERTHANS LP!

The preorder for Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans’ album “The Falcon Lake Incident” is now live folks! As we mentioned in last week’s email, all preorders will include: – an immediate download code for the entire album…hear it before it hits the streets! – a limited edition FALCON LAKE postcard, signed by the whole band! [...]

JIM BRYSON + WEAKERTHANS LP due on Kelp October 19th!
JIM BRYSON + WEAKERTHANS LP due on Kelp October 19th!

The Falcon Lake Incident, Bryson’s fourth studio album, and his first backed by The Weakerthans, will be released on October 19, 2010. Kelp Records is proud to release the 180g LP version of the album, complete with a collectible download coaster!! MapleMusic will release the CD/Digital versions of the album. Recorded in Falcon Lake, MB [...]