Chris Page’s new album “A Date with a Smoke Machine” will be in stores this coming Tuesday February 16th. We’ll be celebrating with a free in-store performance at Compact Music’s downtown location (190 Bank) at 12:30pm sharp. To celebrate this week, Page hosts Kelpcast 2, a jam-packed half hour of tunes that have inspired him [...]
Andrew Vincent is heading to Europe this weekend on a 3-week tour to celebrate the release of “Rotten Pear” in the UK on January 25th. Stops in the Netherlands, UK and both Irelands are included in the coming weeks, so we hope to meet a lot of you folks we never get to see in [...]
Jim Bryson celebrates 10 years at the Black Sheep this weekend. Hopefully you already knew this and got tickets…because they are all sold out now. You MIGHT have a chance to sneak in if you go really early to either show…this is all I heard. In any event, those of you on hand tomorrow and [...]
Kelp is pleased to introduce the “Blue Laurier” series, whereby you the customer get a fabulous deal on a digital release, paying under $5 (pre-tax) for a full-length release. When a record gets Blue Laurier’d, it will come down in price temporarily, often to celebrate a rare reissue or draw attention to a back catalogue [...]
Thanks to your generous support and persistent voting, Andrew Vincent’s “Canadian Dream” has made the CBCR3 Bucky Award shortlist for “Most Canadian Song”! He’s up against four other great Canadian tracks, and you can vote now up to November 29th. The winners will be announced on December 9th….help us take AV all the way. Vote [...]
Andrew Vincent’s Rotten Pear is out in the USA today! Tell your American friends about the album you have come to love throughout 2009, why AV is regarded as one of the hottest bands in Canada, why AV is up for “Most Canadian Song” of the year on CBC Radio3, why AV is up for [...]
If you’re in Ottawa on the 31st, c’mon down to the Rideau Curling Club for Centretown Massacre VII, the Sproull-n-associates annual Hallowe’en bash. The wife is having her DJ debut, and I will be on les decks with old soul/funk, punk and other memories. All the info is on Facebook here.
Ottawa Xpress, our weekly arts/variety magazine in town, has posted their nominees for the annual “Best of Ottawa” Reader’s Poll. We’re proud to see a few of the Kelp family on their once again…if you’ve got 2 minutes, please go and vote on their page right here. And vote often! Nominees from our crew include: [...]
HILOTRONS and The Flaps return to the stage this month for what should be a spectacular and truly HORRORble affair! The much-loved Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St. @ Sunnyside) presents its first Silent Horror Film Festival, featuring live scores to silent film classics. HILOTRONS will tackle The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)—a personal favorite of [...]
Check out this new free summer compilation from The Line of Best Fit, a UK music blog. The Michael Parks, Andrew Vincent and Jim Bryson are featured alongside CanCon faves Hey Rosetta!, Ohbijou, Bruce Peninsula, and more. Enjoy!
Last month I was completely floored on CBC Morning here in Ottawa when John Higney and Alan Neal did their big “reveal” of this compilation. Secretly, throughout the spring, Higney, Rolf Klausener and several schemesters got together and recorded old songs of mine, producing this flattering disc of covers, pretty much all of which are [...]
Thanks again for all the good times at KELP 15. It was truly the most fun Kelp weekend yet, and I appreciate all the love and support and enthusiasm all you fine folks brought to the table. We are blessed to have such friends