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Joshua Cockerill will be playing the Ottoman Lounge Thursday, June 17th @ 9PM. Joshua Cockerill can be considered rock mixed with a lot of country, or “alt-country”.

“Influenced and inspired by legends Neil Young and Leonard Cohen and contemporaries Blue Rodeo and Rutledge, Joshua Cockerill is an alt-country rocker with a poet’s soul.”

$5 Cover

New CD, "Convergence"

New CD, "Convergence"

Thursday, June 10, The Ottoman Lounge will be hosting ” Dinner and Jazz” with the music of Brent Mah and Alex Goodman.

Seating will be between 6-6:30pm. We are serving the menu from 502 South as well as The Ottoman’s regular snack menu. The band will begin around 7pm. Seating is Limited so we encourage reservations. Call us at 403-504-5689. In addition to our regular wine menu we welcome you to bring in a special wine of preference at a $20 corking fee.

7pm table seating is reserved for dinner guests; however, if your not interested in dinner, not a problem – The quartet will play through dinner, take a break, and begin again around 9pm. There may be seating left available at 7pm so feel free to check with us. There is a $7 cover fee for this event.

The Manvils *NEW* Album

The Manvils *NEW* Album

The Manvils will be at The Ottoman Lounge Friday, May 28th.

Mikey Manville – Vocals & Guitar
Greg Buhr – Vocals & Bass
Jay Koenderman – Drums & Vocals ( Originally from Medicine Hat and played with Shortround)

Influences: The Clash, The Who, Kings of Leon, The Byrds, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy

In 2008, after starring in a national Budweiser advertising campaign that aired during the Super Bowl and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, The Manvils contributed eight songs to the Space Network thriller Never Cry Werewolf and provided the musical score for the CBC Humanity award-winning documentary Moscow Freestyle. Amidst all of this, the band set out on a major North American tour that brought them to New York, L.A. and Toronto three times in a mere six months.

2009 saw the hot streak continue for The Manvils. After being handpicked by Bif Naked to support her national tour, they graced the cover of Vancouver’s #1 entertainment magazine, The Georgia Straight, and rocked the 2009 Virgin Festival main stage crowd, supporting Sonic Youth, Jarvis Cocker, Metric and Ben Harper.

$10 Cover
Happy Hour 4PM-8PM
$6 Appetizers Until 8PM

Special Guests: Jay Bowcott and Derek Hintz.

The PermsThe Perms will be back at The Ottoman Lounge Thursday, May 27th (tomorrow night). See our last post about them here.

Sounds Like:
Weezer, Sloan, Elvis Costello, XTC, Ok Go, Phanton Planet, Chicago, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Joe Jackson.

Happy Hour will be from 4PM-8PM, the band starts at 9PM and there will be the normal $5 cover

Brain Sauce, a Moose Jaw-based, Progressive Rock band will be playing tonight at the Ottoman Lounge at 9PM.

Everything from mullet rock to freak out jazz. Music that’s new and old, popular and unpopular, natural and synthetic, traditional and un-traditional, cool and uncool, and everything in between. We’ve been compared to everything from the Beatles, to Frank Zappa to Bob Wills to Primus and Tom Waits. Nothing is taboo.

Rob Hudec and Troy Biccum, legends in the local music scene, will be playing the Ottoman Lounge, Saturday, May 22nd live at 9PM. Both artists play rock and blues – although quite a bit different flavours of each.

There is no cover for this event! Happy Hour is from 4PM-8PM with $6 Appetizers until 8PM.

Stone Iris Stone Iris will be playing the Ottoman Lounge Tuesday (tomorrow), May 18th at 9PM with a $5 cover. Stone Iris are from Edmonton and play a mix of rock, funk and psychedelic music.

It takes more than a basic passion to craft tugging melodies, living lyrics and fuel a thunderous magnetic groove. Due to a deep seated devotion to music Stone Iris strives to do just this. Stone Iris are honing their skills and musicianship and have worked tirelessly on exploiting their own personal, unique attributes to nurture a sound that is organically crafted and undeniably authentic. Building on musical backgrounds drenched in blues, metal, rock, pop, rap and funk, Stone Iris has tapped into a vein that employs intriguing elements from a diverse range of genres. “Our sound is a representation of us being victorious- rising above the norm, doing it our way… There are very few things that feel as good as being really into a song. It’s something like magic, not a substance or a drug… it’s so powerful, ” says El Niven the oldest member of the band. Big without being overbearing, intelligent without undue complexity, Stone Iris’s songs possess a strong melodic and rhythmic content that reflect the bands willingness to delve into life’s full palette of emotions.

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Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin Bastards

Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin BastardsRoss Neilsen & The Sufferin Bastards

Ross Neilson will be playing the Ottoman Lounge Saturday, May 15th @ 9pm. Lately, the band has been in touring-mode as they have 50+ gigs planned from April to August – mostly to promote their newest album, Redemption, released earlier this year. They have also been documenting some of their tour destinations with an incredible amount of detail through videos and written stories uploaded to their site and YouTube.

A little more about Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin Bastards:

Blues never worked so hard or looked and sounded so good. Until it met Ross Neilsen To say that he is a dedicated, chronic over achiever would be an understatement. Never mind the recent Nomination for Best New artist for The Maple Blues awards. Never mind the two Rising Star Nods from CBC, or the back to back Blues Album of the Year Nominations by the East Coast Music Association. Never mind the fact that Ross Neilsen spent the last two years living out of his van on friends couches and fans floors so he could dedicate himself to his craft. Never mind that he released two albums in six months. Never mind that he is traveling with his band to Mississippi to record a new album in January 2010. Never mind that it’s being produce at Zebra Ranch by two time Grammy Nominated Producer Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi All-stars and Hill Country Revue fame. Ross Neilsen is out there doing it and he is not going to stop. 200 plus, four hour shows. 80,000 plus kilometers. three national tours. sharing stages with people like Buddy Guy, Black Crowes, Original P, Grady and Joel Plasket. All this in just the past year. This, is the real, old school kind of Artist. Write. Tour. Record. Tour. Repeat.

Scatterheart will be back in Medicine Hat rocking the Ottoman Lounge Sunday, May 2nd (tomorrow) at 8pm. $10 cover at the door. Don’t miss this show, it’s going to be amazing!

Scatterheart was previously posted about on our Scatterheart is Back and Scatterheart Live Tomorrow posts. A little bit more on the band and their high-energy style:

Scatterheart is starting a revolution! Armed to the teeth with LOVE, FEATHERS, and GREAT SONGWRITING they are fighting to make Rock n Roll fun again. “There’s no reason you can’t leave a rock show feeling happy!”, says Scatterheart lead singer Jesse Enright. “I spent my teen years in the rave scene dancing to great DJs and I was amazed by the amount of energy a room full of people can create… Love is powerful. With Scatterheart I wanted to create the same experience and energy, but with a live rock show!”

And that energy is building. Already known in Western Canada for their colorful ‘Love Rock’ shows that leave audiences sweaty and satisfied, the band is excited to take their new album ‘The Masterplan’ on the road and recruit more fans. “The energy when I’m playing with Scatterheart is the craziest thing I’ve ever felt.”, says guitarist Doug Fury. Fury, who toured for 10 years with Canadian rock goddess Bif Naked, is no stranger to huge venues and big crowds but insists that this is something different. “I feel like we have created a high energy, huge rock show, but with a positive vibe! We try to give our audience the excitement that existed in 70’s and 80’s arena rock. Where has the personality gone in Rock n Roll? We want to bring it back!”

Scatterheart isn’t afraid to take chances. The band loves the unexpected and their audience practically demands it now. It’s all about handstands during guitar solos, bubbles instead of pyro, and feathers instead of jeans and t-shirts. It’s powerful Love Rock delivered in a classy way, and by the end of the show the crowd screams… “SCATTERHEART LOVES ME”. Well, of course they do.

Adams Rib (adams rib) will be playing the Ottoman Lounge tonight (April 27th) at 9PM. $5 cover at the door.

“Passionate, driving, and very personal”, is what Eye Magazine in Toronto has said about the band. “Two things caught my attention – the singer must have written the music and his unique sound will soon be catching a bigger audience.” posted the Cambridge Times.

This is an act definitely pushing forward in the true indie spirit for ten years now with no signs of slowing down. Enjoy the music that has been posted and be sure to visit the website to find out more about Adams Rib.

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