September 7th, 2018
LIVE! on Elgin Presents Graven. With special guests Adam Ferris, Kat Pugliese, & Yitzy
Growing up, once-rapper Nepean white kid Matty ‘Graven’ McKechnie was a massive teen listener of J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray and old school hip-hop. Having played in suburban garage bands since his mid-teens, he began to adapt and progress with the shifting musical terrain around him while still staying true to his idyllic influences. Graven’s songs are truly atmospheric, raw, passionate, personal and rare – and with a wild, rotating and circus-like band of hyper-talented individuals supporting and accenting him, his music generates interest and intensity. Having opened for and shared stage space with such artists as Slow Leaves, Megan Nash, Dave Gunning, Tanya Davis, The Wooden Sky, The Good Lovelies, Steve Poltz and Al Tuck, Graven is an active player in a few different collectives, and has toured across Canada on three separate occasions. Graven also recently gained a spot at Marvest (part of CityFolk Festival in Ottawa) and played alongside such acts as Matt Mays, Father John Misty, Bahamas and Broken Social Scene. He and his bonkers-talent band were also official performers at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest on July 8th, and played alongside acts like Foo Fighters, Beck, Larkin Poe, Bryan Adams, Jethro Tull, Catriona Sturton and The Dave Matthews Band. His latest single 'Hymnal' was engineered and produced by Jim Bryson.
Formerly of art-rock/fuzz-masters Galapagos, Adam Ferris is on a new pathway of self-discovery and stripping back the layers. His solo work is melodic, clear-eyed, simple and yet refined - and fully confessional. His passion drips through each note and word.
A rising phoenix in the Ottawa music community, and having stunned crowds at open mics around town, Kat is a complex and brilliant stark songbird with a powerful beacon of a voice. Muted at times and heart-blasting at others, her songs speak to personal truths, growth, and inner reflection. She is working towards the release her first major album, which is sure to make some ripples in our fair Capital pond.
ISLAND TIME (produced by Phil Bova) is the latest EP from Montréal singer/songwriter Yitzy (fka Isaak Salomon). With his band, the Bits, he offers up a sunny blend of folk & western and 'tropical twang', and delivers on the promise of his last single No Bad Days: to help everyone chill out. With this EP, Yitzy resists Montréal’s long winter and promises something more — not just warmer weather, but better times. It’s the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon drive or a walk on the beach. This music will float in through your open window and helps you take things slow — on island time.
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00pm | Showtime at 8:30pm
$12 Advanced | $15 at the door