Jim Bryson – Instant Holiday Album

We are please to present a Christmas project Jim Bryson has been working on, with proceeds going to a great cause! Here’s a note from Jim on the recording of the album; Hello All: Well, we gathered, we hit record, we recorded more, we went home 15 hours later. Excited that the Instant Holiday Record […]

CBC MUSIC premieres HILOTRONS’ video for “Emergency”

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) – This morning CBC MUSIC debuted the new video for “Emergency,” a cover of a song from longtime Ottawa musical icon Yellow Jacket Avenger. The bold video is a debut from Ottawa’s Lesley Marshall, who pulled together a remarkable group of actors, sponsors and friends from the film and music […]

KELP announces details for HILOTRONS’ “At Least There’s Commotion”

OCTOBER 18, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) – Kelp is very proud to announce the release of the new HILOTRONS album “At Least There’s Commotion,” out February 5th, 2013 (CD, 180g vinyl, digital). The long-awaited followup to their Polaris-nominated “Happymatic” (2008), Commotion saw leader Michael Dubue return to Ottawa’s Bova Sound, working alone this time out with […]

Camp Radio @ HPX!

Photo by Andrew Carver Camp Radio will be rolling on down to the annual bash on the the east coast again this year! Check them out at The Seahorse Tavern (1665 Argyle St) on Tuesday, October 16th. Set times are as follows; 9:30pm • Miesha & The Spanks 10:30pm • Glory Glory 11:30pm • Camp […]


  Wednesday July 11, 2012 – (Ottawa, ON) - Ottawa gourmet sandwich bar & coffeehouse Pressed announced today that local record label and artist management company Kelp Records will assume talent booking duties for the 50-capacity venue in the Centretown West area, effective immediately. Pressed has quickly established itself in the neighbourhood as a go-to spot […]

Measha & Martin Short perform “Misty”; “I’ve Got a Crush on You” now on iTunes!

This past Sunday evening, we came together to watch some old timey magic, as Martin Short joined Measha to perform their version of the jazz standard “Misty,” (E. Garner / J. Burke) live at the Windsor Arms in Toronto. At times tender, at others gut-bustingly hilarious, this duet has the makings of a modern classic. […]

MEASHA preorder now available!

CDs are only $14 now available here; all orders will ship by release date on Tuesday April 17th! Here’s a first listen to a track from the album…the title track “I’ve Got a Crush on You!” And a reminder, Measha’s live dates start next week with a Thursday April 19th show in Markham! Here’s the […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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!!


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]