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.
Ok, it’s probably time for an update. As you may or may not have noticed, posting and tweeting for this blog has slowed down considerably compared to our daily recs during the summer. Fall comes with other responsibilities unfortunately. Some new shows will be on the calendar soon, and you can always check out some of these other wonderful sites for more upcoming shows. For now, here’s a reminder about some excellent shows coming this weekend.
On Friday night we have a couple options for you. The first is Hey Ocean! playing at Ritual with Family of the Year. Doors at 9:00pm, tickets $14 advance. This looks like it’ll be an indie rock party! The second show is at Zaphod’s and is a little more folky. Jon & Roy play with The Musettes and Fellow. Doors at 8:00pm, tickets $10 advance. Too bad you can’t be two places at once, eh?
On Sunday, head to the Arboretum from 2:00pm - 6:00pm for 4in1 Sessions. The lineup is: Chrissy Lovingood, Blue Blue Satellite, Cold Capital, Erik Lind & The Orchard, Little Stella and Amos the Transparent. Great music in a park on a Sunday afternoon!
Look at that, your weekend is all planned out!