CAKE MIX is a blog about music and culture based out of Ottawa, Canada. The focus will be to promote local talent and inform more people about various events around town. We are in no way professional critics… think of us more like that friend who always wants to bring you out to the bar down the street to see a band you’ve never heard. Maybe you’re that person too. We love those people.
If you’ve ever been to a really great show and spent the night wishing there was something more you could do to support the artist(s), you’ll understand. Maybe we can’t set up the next gig or cover the cost of producing the next record… but we can tell everyone we know to go see the next show or buy the new album when it comes out. So that’s what we’ll do.
What if I want to promote an artist/event?
Shoot us a message on tumblr (or tweet @cakemixculture) and we’ll take a look.
We’ve added a few new shows to the calendar for you to check out. Here are a few highlights for the week ahead…
A number of local bands will be performing as part of Live 88.5’s Big Money Shot on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night at Ritual starting at 8:00pm. You can catch Les Mosquitos, Kalle Mattson, The Peptides and many more.
Arboretum Fest is on Saturday, from 10:00am until 2:30am. There will be live music, including Cadence Weapon and Ohbijou, as well as art installations/videos and an excellent food lineup. Check out the full schedule here.
If you feel like getting out of downtown on Sunday afternoon, head out to the Black Sheep Inn to see Craig Cardiff. He’s a singer-songwriter known for playing interesting and intimate venues. He’s a favourite here, so we definitely recommend this show if you can find your way to Wakefield.
If you’d prefer to stay in town, check out the House of Paint concerts under the Dunbar Bridge. It’s a hip-hop festival with artists Shad, Flight Distance, Radio Radio and more performing between noon and 7:00pm.
Two more shows you don’t want to miss in the next few weeks:
Bring your dancing shoes to this. And your chanting voice. His show is a good time, so just go. Here’s a video.
Hey Ocean! is an indie-pop band from Vancouver. They have a neat sound and are known for good energy on stage. Check out a video of them here.