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Sat, July 16, 12:00 PM > 1:00 PM

CF Rideau Centre

The Rifle & The Writer

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Rifle & The Writer is a Canadian Country music duo comprised of siblings Rebekka Paige and Colby Latocha. They’ve been performing together in various projects for the past 11 years. Rebekka had previous success on Canadian Country music charts as a solo artist with her self-titled debut album, released in 2008. The Rebekka Paige Band, despite their young age, toured extensively throughout Ontario opening for major Canadian acts including Terri Clark, Emerson Drive, Prairie Oyster, and Deric Ruttan, among others.

Sat, July 16, 1:00 PM > 2:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Noushka

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Noushka sang for ‘La relève culturelle de Gatineau’ where she emerged as a first place contender. She says her biggest experience was when she had the privilege to open for Gregory Charles at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival in 2008. Noushka also collaborated with a DJ from Sweden on a song called “Power”, available on Youtube. In June 2014, she released her first single along with her first music video, “The End Of My Chapter”; also available on Youtube.

Saturday, July 16 from 1 p.m to 2:15 p.m. @ Black Sheep Stage (onsite)

Youth Ottawa Showcase

King Krook: King Krook is a young Ottawa artist, bringing a new feel on boom bap hip hop, mixed with new age 808s and killer beats! The 18-year-old songwriter/producer is very passionate about lyricism. His influences are Earl Sweatshirt, Capital STEEZ, Ab-Soul, Eminem and Nas. That said, you can imagine how vast and interesting this young emcee really is. King Krook has a crazy live presence that you really must witness.

Mateo: From the capital of Kenya to the capital of Canada; Mateo is a 17-year-old with the mentality of an older man. “I find tranquility in music, it’s my gateway away. I tell stories, I paint pictures, not only for the monetary gain, but to bring serenity to the masses. I have plans, I have goals, I have no intention of stopping – just wait.”
https://soundcloud.com/mxteo/danyang

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Sat, July 16, 3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Dubé

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Playing together since the ages of 6, 7 and 9, Brothers Dube started out on the streets “Mega Busking” their way to over $200K for charity. They have played some of the world’s largest music festivals, had their music featured on television soundtracks, and have been honoured with some of the highest awards for their social activism. After hundreds of live performances across North America and Europe, the band is only weeks away from releasing new material.

Sat, July 16, 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Danny Albert

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Danny Albert is a classically trained solo violinist who has been an active performer in the local music scene for many years. He plays a wide variety styles from contemporary to classic rock and the jazz standards. A regular at open mics and busking in the Ottawa region, Danny has played with Kelly Sloan and the Brothers Chaffey, and opened for bands like The Strumbellas and Oh Susanna. He also played tenor sax in The Retroactives and a jazz combo that opened for the Carlos Santana trio last year.

Sat, July 16, 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Pith and The Parenchymas

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Pith were formed in the summer of 2013, as a three-piece band fronted by singer Chris Love. With a set of fierce and intricate songs, the band capped off 2014 with the release of ‘Song of the Neverending Ugly Lizard’ and a performance at the 2014 Bluesfest. 2015 saw a radical change to a duo arrangement, now employing an extremely modern blend of folk timbres with the techniques and tools of electronic music; as found in their second LP ‘Sweet Sweet Morning’, due for release this spring.

Sat, July 16, 3:30 PM > 4:00 PM

City Stage

Sat, July 16, 6:00 PM > 6:30 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

The Flava Factory

The Flava Factory is the only dance studio in Ottawa dedicated to teaching and promoting the urban dance styles of Popping, Breaking, House, Locking, Hip Hop, Vogue, Waacking, and Dancehall. Keep an eye out for them on-site at this year’s ‘fest July 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17.
http://www.flavafactory.ca/

Sat, July 16, 4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Just Poets

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Just Poets are an Ottawa-based Hip-Hop trio consisting of producer Jeepz and emcees Just Peace and Street Scholar. They collectively deliver clever and colourful lyrics—completed by a soulful, sample-heavy sonic landscape—and strive to deliver conscious music. They perform locally, however through the power of social media Just Poets have been able to get record spins throughout community radio stations within both Canada and Europe.

Sat, July 16, 4:30 PM > 5:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

The Wicked Mercy

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Urgent and honest rock ‘n’ roll. Since recently emerging on the scene, The Wicked Mercy have developed a loyal following. Their 2013 self-titled debut release garnered critical nods at home and in Europe. In anticipation of their sophomore release ‘Sundown’ they embarked on extensive Maritime and Ontario tours. They’ve signed a European distribution deal with French label Bad Reputation for their latest release and will be touring there to support it. They live to create and perform. Make sure to catch their performance at this year’s RBC Bluesfest.

Sat, July 16, 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

City Stage

Future

FUTURE xl_artist_303_20160220091855_c9c75403is now! Future — the Freebandz/EPIC Records rapper, singer, songwriter, producer — is an Atlanta bi-product of the legendary Dungeon Family. In just a few years, the devilishly stylish multi-talented artist has crafted an impressive career of supplying full feasts for audio junkies.

Sat, July 16, 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Pipahauntas

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Pipahauntas is local artist Sam Pippa’s (Organ Eyes, Blue Angel) solo project. Mainly self produced, her songs are R&B inspired beats accompanied by many layers of modulated vocals. On the performance end she is either with her DJ or backed up by her band (jazzier/more relaxed). Either way, she uses an array of guitar pedals for vocal effects.

Sat, July 16, 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Kenny Wayne’s new album ‘Rollin’ With the Blues Boss’ — his second album for Stony Plain — was produced and recorded in Vancouver by Tom Lavin, leader of Canada’s legendary Powder Blues Band and features some of the city’s most creative backup players. It also features guest appearances on one track each from Stony Plain artist Eric Bibb and singer Diunna Greenleaf. The recording shows that Wayne’s time certainly isn’t up yet; in fact, it seems like it’s only just starting. Resplendent in one of his many multi-hued French custom-tailored stage suits, he’s a throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues.

Sat, July 16, 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Monster Energy Stage

The Paper Kites

Pre-dawn lyrics and lush, late-night melodies: ‘twelvefour’ is the gorgeous second album from Melbourne five-piece THE PAPER KITES. It’s been four years since the quintet first formed and turned heads with the EP ‘Woodland’ (followed up by 2013’s ‘Young North’) – and quickly became one of Australia’s best-loved live acts, particularly with the release of their acclaimed 2013 LP, ‘States’.

Sat, July 16, 6:00 PM > 9:00 PM

The Big Chill Stage

DJ Magnificent

 

Sat, July 16, 6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Paul James

xl_artist_348_20160225075640_8f3cc5eb“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based Canadian musicians — past, present and future. He is a Juno Award winner and has won multiple other music awards, including ‘The Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement Award for Blues Music in Canada’. However, winning the respect of his musical peers has always rated more highly for Paul.

Paul opened for Bo Diddley more than 100 times between the years 1973 and 2007. Paul co-wrote a song with Bo, recorded with him, and helped him create the soundtrack for the movie, ‘Diary of a Sinner’. Bo Diddley played on Paul’s first vinyl album ‘Almost Crazy’ and wrote the liner notes for his second album. In 1986 Bo wrote: “From the beginning of his young career, I predicted that Paul James would be a big star one day and that time is now! The man is a true professional and dynamic! Paul James is a great musician, He’s a great tribute to Rock’n’Roll.”

Sat, July 16, 6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Lera Lynn

Singer-songwriter, co-producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on ‘Resistor’, an album that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire.

Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective’s second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing original songs to the show’s soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective’s teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn’s “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For” racked up more than 35-million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music. “’Resistor’ has this otherworldly quality to it, this darkness, this sense of atmosphere and space,” says Lynn. “There’s a slow-burning intensity that at times sounds a little spooky. It’s creepy and lovely.”

Sat, July 16, 7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

City Stage

The Lionyls

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa. With every note, they pay homage to rhythm & blues, funk, soul, and rock & roll traditions. Capturing the spirit of past musical masters, they have crafted an organic sound that is both timeless and current, raw and refined. Their music truly comes to life in live performance, where their skillful musicianship, charismatic presence, and raw energy invite the audience to join them deep in the groove.

Sat, July 16, 7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

Monster Energy Stage

DZ Deathrays

xl_artist_373_20160420063444_aceaec37Brisbane, Australia-based dancey punks DZ Deathrays combine buzzsaw guitar riffs with fiery, party-ready rhythms. The group — comprised of singer/guitarist Shane Parsons and drummer Simon Ridley — formed in 2008 (under the abbreviated name DZ, to which they added Deathrays to avoid confusion with the U.S. dubstep DJ) were initially intent on exclusively playing house parties. Word soon got out and they grew to the rock club circuit, releasing their debut EP, ‘Ruined My Life’, early the following year. By 2010, DZ Deathrays toured with the likes of Crystal Castles and Ratatat and performed at several major festivals, making way for their signing to the Melbourne label ‘I Oh You’ a year later. Sophomore EP ‘Brutal Tapes’, which combined studio and house party recordings alongside remixes, arrived soon after, and by autumn the band was even more in demand, touring Europe with Male Bonding and Band of Skulls, joining the NME Radar Tour with Wolf Gang, and opening for Foo Fighters back in Australia. By late 2011, DZ Deathrays began work on their full-length debut, ‘Bloodstreams’, with producer Richard Pike (PVT), who put some sheen on their Death from Above 1979-meets-Lightning Bolt sound. The album arrived the following spring to acclaim from NME and Q Magazine, while also taking the Best Independent Hard Rock Album at the 2012 Australian Independent Music Awards and the Best Hard Rock/Metal Album at the ARIA Awards the same year. While touring the album the duo managed to start writing what would become their sophomore release,. resulting in the band’s second album, ‘Black Rat’, which was released to rave reviews in mid-2014.

Sat, July 16, 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Claridge Homes Stage

Nelly

Nelly — an American rapper and singer known for such hits as “Country Grammar” and “Dilemma”— was born in Austin, Texas. His 2000 solo debut album ‘Country Grammar’ was a hit, spawning the smash single by the same name, and his unique approach to music has kept his sound fresh and the hits coming. Nelly’s next four albums all made it to the top-three on the Billboard charts, with the singles routinely making the top-20 and four of them going to No. 1. When the two-time Grammy Award winner isn’t creating hit songs with collaborators or on his own, Nelly ventures into film and television work, and has appeared on CSI: NY and in the film The Longest Yard.

Sat, July 16, 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Holy Fuck

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

If opposites really do attract, it makes perfect sense that Holy Fuck chose a barn in rural Ontario to record a series of dynamic electro-noise pop that is showcased on their full-length release, ‘Latin’. Where Holy Fuck in the past were a rotating cast of musicians, ‘Latin’ showcases their consistent touring line-up. Drummer Matt Schulz and bass player Matt McQuaid provide a complex rhythm foundation that at times feels like an invisible hand leading you through a dark hedge maze. This provides the ideal underpinning as Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh merge a twin effects/feedback tangle that is equal parts entrancing and inspiring.

Sat, July 16, 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

Garrett Klahn

Garrett Klahn (formerly of Texas Is The Reason) doesn’t try to run from his past, instead enjoying what he accomplished as much as the fans that worship Texas Is The Reason’s album ‘Do You Know Who You Are?’. Since the breakup of TITR back in the ’90s, Klahn continued making more records in bands like New Rising Sons, Atlantic/Pacific, and Felled Trees. And now he’s released his much-anticipated, first solo album ever. Klahn released the new self-titled record in 2015, through Rise Records. It’s a genre-spanning, project-leaping record incorporating his different works and styles from the past 10 years, all on one record. Glimmers of his projects shine out in each song; songs like “Motion For Action” show exactly what 20 years’ worth of development looks like in a track. His voice carries the emotion and earnestness it did in years past, except it’s packed with a larger sense of self and conviction. Make sure to catch the voice and music of Garrett Klahn at this summer’s RBC Bluesfest, in Ottawa!

Sat, July 16, 9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Monster Energy Stage

Wolf Parade

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Wolf Parade formed in Montreal in 2004. The group, comprised of members Spencer Krug, Dan Boeckner, Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro, released three universally acclaimed records for Sub Pop — ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ (2005), ‘At Mount Zoomer’ (2008), and ‘Expo 86’ (2010).

Sat, July 16, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

City Stage

Duran Duran: Paper Gods Tour

At the dawn of the ‘80s, a group of young men in Birmingham, England had a sound in their ears, one with echoes of glam, art-pop, and dance. The band they formed quickly became a household name and, three decades later, Duran Duran have sold over 100-million records and continue to perform for screaming fans all over the world. They have proven themselves timeless, defying the odds by outlasting their contemporaries and never losing the desire to innovate. Their approach—a fusion of art, fashion, technology, and pop—has always been far ahead of its time, and the band shows no signs of easing its foot off the pedal. Currently hard at work on their 14th studio album, with star producers Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson, the band simply keeps on proving that there will never be another like them. Their unrivaled vision and keen interest in the ever-changing world around us have made them a truly global force to be reckoned with, and a group with unique and everlasting appeal.

Sat, July 16, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Black Sheep Stage

Cashmere Cat

Cashmere Cat is the production alias of Magnus August Høiberg, a young Norwegian producer who has caught one-to-watch buzz with his single “With Me”. He premiered with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One and has performed numerous international headline dates, including SXSW, MMW, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Cat was featured on the Ludacris single “Party Girls” alongside Jeremih & Wiz Khalifa, which allowed him to star in his first Hype Williams directed video. What a crazy life; this high-profile attention for a producer underscores the sea change happening in popular music and the role of ‘underground’ producers as acknowledged artists in their own right. A world in which Cashmere Cat effortlessly embodies his own underground influences. On ‘Wedding Bells’ – his debut vinyl EP – he is truly free, not beholding to conventional pop arrangements, we find Cat in abundant celebration with a range of highly syncopated pentatonic workouts. Four songs built in equal parts from glittering R’n’B, French Electro and ’00s’ club Hip Hop – this is wide, cinematic and unabashedly bright new dance music. Rarely does a new artist emerge with such a unique voice – Cashmere Cat is unconcerned with where he fits with other DJs, and his music is smarter for it.

The ‘Wedding Bells’ EP represents the next stage for Cashmere Cat as recording artist and has commanded support so far from: Kode 9, Éclair Fifi, Nguzunguzu, Hud Mo, Rustie, Baauer, Diplo, Skrillex, A Trak, Brodinski – as well as BBC Radio One and Triple J.

Sat, July 16, 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

Barney Danson Theatre

All-Star Blues Revue Hosted By MonkeyJunk with Special Guests – July 16

“Canadian Live Music presented by SiriusXM Canada”

Featured guests: Paul James, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Michael Schatte, 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.

Joining MonkeyJunk on-stage in the Barney Danson Theatre on July 16 are:

Juno Award winner PAUL JAMES, one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based Canadian musicians—past, present and future;

KENNY “BLUES BOSS” WAYNE, a piano genius who—resplendent in one of his many multi-hued custom-tailored suits—is throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues;

The incomparable MICHAEL SCHATTE, a dream of a guitar player and a dashing performer;

. . . and THE TEXAS HORNS, a unit that has the ability to adapt on the fly, often minutes before the performance. This is why Kaz Kazanoff and The Texas Horns are a permanent fixture at the RBC Bluesfest.

July 16 2016

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Date: July 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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