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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 […]

KELP RECORDS ASSUMES TALENT BOOKING ROLE AT PRESSED!

  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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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: – […]

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. […]

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! […]

Silents is Golden: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Doors: 7:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM | $10 members, students and seniors | $15 non-members Further info on the Mayfair site.

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 […]

HILOTRONS return this weekend at WAKEFEST!
HILOTRONS return this weekend at WAKEFEST!

Ottawa favorites HILOTRONS have mostly been seen backing up silent movies for the past year or two, with few proper live performances as a band. That will change Saturday night at Wakefest in Wakefield, QC. Art thou prepared for sweaty dancing madness, young dragon warrior? (Yes, King Lorik!!). The weekend festival features a whack of […]

JIM BRYSON & WEAKERTHANS hit OTTAWA this weekend!
JIM BRYSON & WEAKERTHANS hit OTTAWA this weekend!

JIM BRYSON & THE WEAKERTHANS are finally debuting their folk rock supergroup in town, after successful test drives in Winnipeg, and last weekend at the Wolfe Island Music Festival. The album tentatively titled “The Falcon Lake Incident” will be out later this fall, more details on that will be forthcoming very soon indeed. This weekend […]