KELP 17 shows announced! /

April 18, 2011

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 throwing the anchor down at the DOM POLSKI SPK for the weekend, with Friday and Saturday night shows, as well as the first ever KELP RECORDS FLEA & FOOD MARKET.

Thursday (May 5th) night JIM BRYSON will kick off the weekend with a brand new collaboration experiment, submitting himself to the Brasso polish of MIKE ESSOUDRY’S MASH POTATO MASHERS. The Mashers will join Bryson for a few of his songs and Jim will fill out the set playing solo. Stones memorabilia junkie FLECTON BIG SKY will uncork the evening, playing from his songbook, and hopefully a tune or two from the recent Homage, a lovely, eclectic album of cover songs.

It’s going down at KICHESIPPI BREWERY (866 Campbell Avenue); free brewery tours will be given before the show and in between sets.

FRIDAY NIGHT we move into the DOM POLSKI for three events that are nice mix of Kelp past, present and future. This year, we have a bit of a “play the album” theme going. THE ACORN will pull out their classic debut “The Pink Ghosts” and play it start to finish. Also Friday, Ottawa’s much-loved RECOILERS will return to the stage, featuring Jake Bryce (Fiftymen), Rolf Klausener (The Acorn) and Jon Lomow (Jim Bryson, Greenfield Main), to play their entire record “2 Years End.” ANDY SWAN will rally his troops to perform songs from his extensive catalogue of modern classics. And ROLF KLAUSENER is going to pull off the “Scott Terry” on this night….playing in all 3 bands!?!

SATURDAY MORNING, we will be trying something new. Yes friends, it’s the 1st ever KELP RECORDS FLEA & FOOD MARKET will have everything from gourmet foods to used clothes to records and more. Entry will be $2 up to 1pm; $5 after that. If you are interested in booking a table to sell your wares, please drop a line to “info at kelprecords dot com” ASAP, as space is limited (tables are $25 each). Doors will open at 11am.

At 2pm, GREENFIELD MAIN will re-form to perform their last album “Barnburners & Heartchurners” front to back, featuring a whole bunch of special guests.

Saturday night, the album theme will continue. ANDREW VINCENT & THE PIRATES (Scott Terry and Bryan Curry) will reunite to perform their classic album, 2003′s summer hitfest “I Love the Modern Way” start to finish. It’s like we’re back at the Hi-Fi. Bahamas! Martha! Jonathan! The house will be shredded.

CAMP RADIO will unveil their new 10-song album CAMPISTA SOCIALISTA, due out this fall on Kelp/Saved by Vinyl. I’ve been told the “Super Camp” contingent will be in tow, starring Jeff Kainz (Werbo) and Jim Bryson on dual duelling axes. Earplugs recomendar ¡señoras y señores!

THE FLAPS will emerge from their basement lair to display their usual instro-calisthenics, showcasing songs from their forthcoming LP, as well as ole favorites. Jaws will drop.

THEE DAVEY will man the decks and keep us primed in-between sets!

Advance tickets for all shows are now available at both Compact Music locations (190 Bank & 785 Bank), as well as the Record Shaap (209 Gilmour, downstairs).

Here’s the full rundown…hope to see you there!

Kichesippi Brewery (866 Campbell Avenue); $12 advance; 7pm doors
Jim Bryson accompanied by Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers
Flecton Big Sky

Dom Polski (379 Waverley @ Bank); $12 advance; 8pm doors
The Acorn performs “The Pink Ghosts”
Recoilers perform “2 Years End”
Andy Swan

Dom Polski (379 Waverley @ Bank); $2 until 1pm, $5 thereafter; 11am doors
The Kelp Records Food & Flea Market
Greenfield Main perform “Barnburners & Heartchurners” at 2pm

Dom Polski (379 Waverley @ Bank); $12 advance; 8pm doors
Andrew Vincent & The Pirates perform “I Love the Modern Way”
Camp Radio performs “Campista Socialista”
The Flaps