September 9th, 2017
Acoustics for Cancer Awareness is an annual music fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation's Maplesoft Centre. Our aim is to raise money for a good cause by showcasing the musical talent in Ottawa. ALL proceeds go directly to the Maplesoft Centre.
Ottawa's Goodnight Boy has been described as a progressive grunge band. They combine the crunch of distorted guitars with shimmering ukulele and top that off with powerful harmonies and thoroughly woven storytelling. They deliver an intense dose of something you're not likely to find anywhere else.
Aenigma is not a mystery. With every note, every word, every drum hit, Aenigma is exact with their sound and presence. However, when you think you know where their music is taking you, the unique amalgamation of dynamics and style heard by the members which make up Aenigma, will surprise.
Empowerment through adversity. This is what the listener experiences through the emotional performance of vocalist and lyricist, Mina Ghamari. She breaks you down. She brings you on a journey of turmoil and struggle, only to show you hope and have you become stronger than you were before. With the blistering heavy riffs by guitarists Ian Breukelaar and Phillip Humeniuk, and the thick rhythm by bassist Fahim Rahman and drummer Liam McLaughlin, you hear a style of metal that is poetically tragic, yet aggressive and powerful.
Iconcolast. Not a band to be written about, but a band to see live. Rock and roll isn't a medium made for print. It's a medium made for live enjoyment.
From the stage of Ottawa’s world renowned Bluesfest, to opening for bands such as Theory of a Deadman, Finger Eleven, Rival Sons, or Danko Jones, Iconoclast never fails to deliver hard hitting, high energy entertainment. If you're still reading, and not listening to their latest release “They Were Right About Us” in the background, you're doing it wrong.
Songs like ‘Empire’, or the instantly recognizable ‘Run’ have been catching on quickly with dj’s, being heard everywhere from Ottawa’s own NHL stadium during Senator’s games, to radio, and podcasts across the country.
With potent music akin to young bands fresh on the scene, coupled with the stage presence of seasoned rockers, Iconoclast’s live show speaks for itself.
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:30pm| Showtime at 9pm
$15 Advanced | $15 at the door