RBC Bluesfest

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Fri, July 15, 12:00 PM > 1:00 PM

CF Rideau Centre

Dylan Phillips

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Dylan Phillips developed a love of music and literature at a young age. Growing up on an off-grid island near the Northern Ontario town of Biscotasing (pop.22), Dylan experienced long periods of relative solitude and introspection. While living an itinerant life as a young adult, Dylan would often return to his family home, spending months alone in an environment that fostered his imagination. This was ultimately where he would begin his song-writing career. He began classical training on the guitar when he was a teenager. He then developed an interest in blues and folk music. As a student in the Bachelor of Music, Singer-Songwriter program at Carleton University, Dylan has developed into a mature polymathic musician and songwriter, who is on track to release his first album in 2016 through Physik Records.

Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Training Season

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Training Season is a Canadian hip hop collective from Ottawa, Ontario. For those unfamiliar to the up-and-coming hip-hop group, the collective is led by rapper/songwriter GPxTempest (aka GP), rapper/songwriter King Caexar (aka Caexar), and singer/songwriter Queen (aka Q). The collective is managed by co-founder Baze Johnson and features a diverse group of talented individuals from their extended group Kouga.

Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

The Chocolate Hot Pockets

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Chocolate Hot Pockets are a fresh sound in Ottawa. Specializing in original, modern music and reinterpretations of fatback funk, jazz, and neo soul, they’re unlike anything else you’re going to find in this city. In 2015 the band proudly released their second full length album, ‘CHOCOLATE DREAMS’ and have been tearing it up ever since.

Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

THE YIPS

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Yips are a broody,driving,subtly psychedelic garage-rock group that have been stompin’ around our nations’ capital since 2012. They’ve since become a staple in Ottawa’s music scene and abroad, known for their high energy live shows and unique means of harnessing styles ‘n’ tones of the raw ’60s. Since 2013 The Yips have toured extensively and released three EPs on Ottawa’s infamous Bruised Tongue Records; with their anticipated debut LP scheduled for fall 2016. Yip Yip!

Fri, July 15, 6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Lindsay Ferguson

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Lindsay Ferguson — a Canadian singer and song-writer who spends her time between Wakefield, Canada and Bern, Switzerland — is a touring artist who offers exceptionally eclectic and captivating melodies. Lindsay recently released her third record “Chameleon” through Busted Flat Records. In her tenth year as a professional musician, Lindsay writes all of her own songs and travels the world, sharing her music. She has been compared to Adele,Joss Stone and Jason Mraz; seamlessly soaring between the high and low notes.

Fri, July 15, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Jack de Keyzer

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

From the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC, virtuoso guitarist, Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide. One of Canada’s most awarded and in-demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released eight CDs and a DVD. He has also played on hundreds of recordings and live sessions with artists ranging from Etta James to Ronnie Hawkins and Bo Diddley to Blue Rodeo. An incendiary live performer, soulful vocalist and prolific song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 180 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals, including the RBC Bluesfest, Montreal JazzFest, Blues Sur Seine (France), and Puerto Blues, (Mexico).

Fri, July 15, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

City Stage

Steve Adamyk Band

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Steve Adamyk Band is an Ottawa institution. The group has sold almost 10,000 physical vinyl records alone and have toured Europe, Japan, the U.S. and Canada many times over. Their sound is best described as trash-pop. 2016 marks their 6th anniversary and is set to be a big year, as they release their (Factor funded) 5th album in July (recorded by Adrian Popovich – known for his work with Sam Roberts, and The Dears, among others).

Fri, July 15, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Jeff Lang

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly engaging live performer. With a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres, and venues around the world. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer. Lang has built up a devoted, almost cult-like following with his live performances, working without a set list and letting the unique energy of each night shape his songs. Audiences can’t resist coming along for the ride.

Fri, July 15, 8:00 PM > 9:15 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Coleman Hell

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Coleman Hell has crafted a genre-defying monster of a hit with his affecting single “2 Heads.” The mesmerizing track slips the bonds of your standard ‘relationship’ song, wowing bloggers and electro-music fans as it passed the 13 million global streams milestone on Spotify and topped music aggregators Hype Machine and Indie Shuffle soon after its release. Now, “2 Heads” pokes a hole in the denser pop stratosphere as one of the more provocative offerings of 2015; or, as one astute reviewer pegged it – destined to be this year’s surefire ‘pop festival hit, perfect for the edges of summer.’

Fri, July 15, 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

The Red Rails

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

In a shotgun shack in the sub-zero depths of the Ottawa winter, The Red Rails began with vocalist and guitarist Kim Vincent, bassist Chris Slaney and drummer Steve Brogno as its constituent parts. Since then, they’ve roamed the landscape like a pack of wolves, challenging audiences with their feral rock intensity and a taste for blood.

Fri, July 15, 8:15 PM > 9:15 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Destructo

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer DESTRUCTO has an amazing reach. Born Gary Richards, he was the CEO and founder of HARD Events. At the height of the 2010s EDM craze, he focused on his electronic music and promotion of HARD concerts with friends like Skrillex and Diplo. He also remixed such diverse acts as Giorgio Moroder, Warren G, Depeche Mode, Rob Zombie, Major Lazer, and Rick James. In addition to his executive responsibilities, he spun as a DJ, adopting the moniker DESTRUCTO in the mid-’90s. He released a trio of EPs on OWSLA/Boysnoize: Technology (2012), Higher (2013), and West Coast (2014), which featured an impressive roster of guest spots by Problem, YG, Too $hort, Kurupt, Ty Dolla $ign, and Warren G. He continued to drop singles in the following years, including “Shipfam” featuring Anna Lunoe and Sgt. Buzzkill and “4 Real” featuring past collaborators Ty Dolla $ign and ILoveMakonnen.

Fri, July 15, 9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

All-Star Blues Revue Hosted By MonkeyJunk with Special Guests – July 15

Featured guests: Jack de Keyzer, Jeff Lang, Sue Foley, Paul Reddick, and The Texas Horns

Juno award-winners and Ottawa swamp-rock, roots and blues icons, MonkeyJunk will be hosting a not-to-be-missed Blues Revue during the final four days of the ‘fest.

 

 

Fri, July 15, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

City Stage

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Children are born, but a friend dies. A new guitarist arrives as the old one leaves. And a band is reborn after an overdue break. Beginnings and endings. That’s why ‘I’m With You’, RHCP’s previous album, was truly representative of a new era for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The 10th album of the Los Angeles band’s singular career saw the group refreshed and renewed. It expanded on the same combination of funk and finesse, intensity and tenderness that’s made the Peppers sine qua non in modern rock, but with a new set of life experiences from the intervening years that coalesced into a dynamically fresh start. “It was a new beginning for us,” says drummer Chad Smith. “We’re very fortunate to be able to do what we love to do.”

 

Fri, July 15, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Zeds Dead

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The tape reads Biography. Pop it in. Rewind. PRESS PLAY. 
A whiskey-voiced narrator starts speaking . . .

“It’s 2010. Zeds Dead is about to play one of their first shows in the basement of a dive bar in Toronto. The air smells of booze, smoke, and sweat. A crowd is lined up outside. The tiny room is packed. Nobody quite knows how to describe the music yet. When Hooks and DC start their set the earth trembles. Everyone goes crazy. Everybody at those early shows could tell – these guys are gonna be big.”

FAST FORWARD a few scenes. The narrator continues . . .

“It’s 2013. Zeds Dead is killing it. They’ve got an enormous catalogue that includes remixes for some of the biggest artists out there, and releases with the most credible labels in the game. They’ve accumulated hundreds of millions of views online. They play tours to hundreds of thousands of people. Fans love their shows, critics love their creativity, and heads love their production. They’re big. Really big.”

REWIND AGAIN. Further than before . . .

“The date’s not important. The place is Toronto, Canada. Teenagers Zack Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid are introduced – they hit it off immediately over a shared love of classic hip hop, music production, and digging through crates. They join forces and call themselves Mass Productions aka MP Records. Dylan becomes DC and Zack becomes Hooks. They work out of DC’s often smoky garage and grow with every tune. MP releases an LP of hip hop instrumentals called ‘Fresh Beets’. It’s a pivotal moment for the duo.”

FAST FORWARD a couple chapters . . .

“It’s 2009. Hooks and DC are about to have an epiphany that will change everything. They thirst for something new. They want to make people move to their sounds and not just bob their heads, but to grind, heave, shiver, stomp, and dance to their music. They want to capture the ecstasy of house, the heart-pummeling thrill of Drum and Bass, the heaviness of electro – all in one sound. They want to push boundaries. To challenge themselves and their listeners to . . .”

THE MOVIE CUTS OUT . . . Ribbons of static shimmer across the blackness. Someone has taped over this part. A scene from ‘Pulp Fiction’ flickers on screen. Butch and Fabienne are sitting on top of a Harley Davidson . . .
FABIENNE: “Who’s chopper is this?”
BUTCH: “Zed’s.”
FABIENNE: “Who’s Zed?”
BUTCH: “Zed’s dead, baby, Zed’s dead.”
THE SCREEN GOES BLACK.

July 15 2016

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Date: July 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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