09. February 2018 - 21:00
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Claude Munson, Marie-Clo, Sparklesaurus, Okies | Irene's Pub | Friday, 09. February 2018

MEGAPHONO and Folk Music Ontario present
(français suit)

Claude Munson




at Irene's Pub
885 Bank St

$10 advance / $12 doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Tickets and festival passes available here >

Doors at 9:00 pm
19+ / licensed

Ottawa's Claude Munson writes uninhibited impressionist-folk.
Whether drenched in crystalline synths or stripped bare, Munson's songs tackle modern life and love
with radical intimacy. His soaring, gritty tenor paints vivid pictures of hard promises and ecstatic joys:
atmospheric narratives that unfold, Rorschach-like.
In 2018, Munson will release “The Silence Came After”, his second and most fully realized album to
date. Equal parts lush and spare, it marries the naked soul of 70's era Neil Young, with Talk Talk’s
spacious expressionism, and Krautrock's motoric rhythms.

It was her closeness to nature and never-ending nights spent around a campfire that inspired Marie-Clo to develop her art. Her alternative pop, with its electronic undercurrent and conscious lyrics, showcases her deep love of dance, as well as a mature reflection on the world around her. Her eclectic songs tackle current themes such as politics, mental health, and love, but also conjure up a colourful and enchanted imaginary world. In 2017, Marie-Clo won TFO’s pan-Canadian search for francophone artists Planète BRBR, and was given carte blanche to participate at the Granby International Song Festival 2018, as well as at the Petite-Vallée Song Festival 2018. She celebrated the release of her debut EP Faune November 27 2017

Like glitter-infused jelly on toast, Ottawa’s Sparklesaurus spreads their shimmering sounds. The sounds can be described as living room dream pop - pairing the emotional rawness of garage with the lush tonalities of glam, set in a low-lit, carpeted living room. Cut into triangles with the crust left on, their self-released debut EP, titled 'Perennials', delves into dark truths about humanity through plant imagery and concentric wordplay - with an undercurrent of gentle optimism. These themes are set amidst a landscape of scaling synths, swirling guitar tones, colourful harmonies, and a stoney, muscular rhythm section.

Thomas Aguinaga (Drums/Percussions, Harmonica), Sam Gendron (Keyboard) and Marc-Antoine Moisan (Guitar, Vocals) are an Indie Folk band from Aylmer, Quebec, across the river from the no-nonsense, straight-laced, won't-crack-a-smile-at-a-dirty-joke, capital of Canada. Okies bring together their eclectic individual tastes to form a unique and captivating sound that dips its toes, testing the waters, of many different genres. Said to sound much like Alt-J, Fleet Foxes, Ben Howard and Passenger, they prefer to step away from the labels and simply state that they play “honest music.”

MEGAPHONO’s Safer Spaces policy is intended to make this event a supportive environment. Attendees are asked to act out of respect for this policy:

Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory

Questions? Contact us at info@megaphono.ca

This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018


MEGAPHONO et Folk Music Ontario présentent

Claude Munson




à Irene's Pub
885 rue Bank

À l'avance 10$ / 12$ jour de spectacle
Gratuit avec une MEGAPASSE ou FO’SHOWS bracelet.
Billets et laissez-passers du festival disponible ici >

Portes à 21h00
sans limite d'age

C’est sa proximité avec la nature et des soirées interminables autour d’un feu de camp qui ont poussé Marie-Clo à développer son art. En offrant une pop-alternative teintée d'électro, accompagnée de textes conscients et précis, Marie-Clo vacille entre sa volonté de partager son amour de la danse tout en apportant une réflexion mature sur le monde qui l’entoure. Éclectiques, ses chansons abordent des thèmes actuels tels que la politique, la santé mentale et l’amour mais elles peuvent aussi nous présenter un monde imaginaire, coloré et fantastique. En 2017 elle remporte le concours francophone pancanadien Planète BRBR, gagne une participation carte blanche au Festival International de la chanson de Granby 2018 ainsi qu'au Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée 2018, et célèbre la sortie de son premier EP intitulé "Faune".

La politique des « Espaces plus sûrs » de MEGAPHONO propose de créer un milieu favorable à cet événement. Nous demandons aux spectateurs d’agir en respectant cette politique:

Les organisateurs reconnaissent que cet événement se déroule dans le territoire Algonquin non cédé.

Questions? Contactez nous à info@megaphono.ca

Cet événement fait partie du festival et de la conférence de musique MEGAPHONO à Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018