A great night of dancey, bluesy, funky rock ‘n’ roll!
Fresh off the release of their latest CD, Ruby Headlights, The Powergoats headline the show with a catchy blues rock set that has R&B, reggae, ska, and alt-rock influences. We’re in the middle spot with an all-originals set — lots of newer material and some throwbacks that we haven’t played in awhile. Our friends from Paint join the line-up on loan from Toronto, where charismatic frontman Robb Johannes is running for mayor. Paint is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of their album Can You Hear Me?, filled with solid alt-rock songs. Finally, Sarah Cogan and her band, The Thrifty Kids, open the night. New to the Ottawa scene, they will show why they have definite staying power.
All of this for only $10, at Cafe Dekcuf! Doors 8pm
We know that “All Up to You” is a fan favourite, so we’re recording it as our next single. We’ve teamed up with producer Steve Foley (who produced our last single, “Chasing Stars”) at Audio Valley and started tracking this month. Looking forward to sharing the finished product!
Lemon Cash, The Powergoats, Arms, Paint, and Sarah Cogan — $10, 8pm
Erick Sodhi Photography
We’re playing the Merrickville Fair August 9 with Munson opening. Music starts 2pm; we’ll be on around 3pm. There are tons of cool events (including a mechanical bull!) — and it’s only a short drive from Ottawa. For more information about the fair and directions, visit
. Want to see us closer to home? We’re playing July 25 at The Mill Tavern and August 8 at James Street Pub.
Missed our July 19 show? Arms will be at Pressed on Wednesday, July 23 with opening act Velvet Noise. Pressed was featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! and has fantastic gourmet sandwiches. Doors open at 8pm, with music starting around 8:30. $7 cover. We will be playing some of our lesser-heard tunes and changing up the set from Saturday. See ya there!
We’re playing a great show this Saturday with Us With Wolves, Bearings, and PINE at Mavericks. All of the bands have members who are / were part of Algonquin College’s Music Industry Arts program (including Arms’ Dave), so we’ll be bringing our A-game! Arms plans to debut two new songs. They’re fun and dance-y tunes — looking forward to seeing how you like them! Doors are 8pm, tickets $10, 19+ show.
Our sincere apologies if you visited the Arms webpage this week and were directed to a broken link. www.armsofthegirl.com is back up and running. We lost some content from the past six months, but we’ll be making sure the site is up to date again.
Looking forward to seeing you July 19 (Mavericks) and July 23 (Pressed)!
As you can see, we have a ton of upcoming shows over the next four weeks — a great mix of original and cover gigs. Check out the “Shows” section or sidebar calendar to find out more details about each gig.
Like this pic? Check out some of our faves from our Fall photoshoot with Sean Sisk at Britannia Beach in the “Pics” section. Catch us live at Mavericks this Saturday, Feb. 8 with some awesome Toronto and Ottawa bands (Doors 8pm, $10). And listen for us in an interview on CKDJ’s The Scene 107.9FM this Monday 6pm and in a song spin Tuesday morning on Mar’s Local Connection, CKCU 93.1FM 10-11am.