Radio and show this week

CKCU-FMTune into CKCU 93.1FM’s Special Blend on Wednesday, October 15 at 8am to hear an interview with Carolyn and Dave, as well as some song spins. We’re promoting our Friday, October 17 show at Lunenburg Pub, where we’re competing in Beerfest Friday’s Battle of the Bands. Check us out on the radio and get pumped for the live show!

Arms in October

Arms plays Lunenburg Pub's Battle of the Bands Oct. 17

Arms plays Lunenburg Pub’s Battle of the Bands Oct. 17

Arms has lots of exciting things planned for October. Gig-wise, we’re playing our favourite spot, James Street Pub, on Oct. 10. Then, we hit up the Lunenburg Pub’s Beefest Friday on Oct. 17 for a battle of the bands. For only $4, you can hear three great local acts go head-to-head — help us be champions!

This month we’ll be finishing our new single, “All Up to You” and filming a video for it. Lots of new Arms originals are in the works as well. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the new music, and to seeing you at our gigs.

Originals show Saturday, September 27 at Dekcuf

A great night of dancey, bluesy, funky rock ‘n’ roll!
Sept27 Ottawa FB Header(1) 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

Nothing like an outdoor show…

Erick Sodhi Photography

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
http://merrickvillefairboard.vpweb.ca/. Want to see us closer to home? We’re playing July 25 at The Mill Tavern and August 8 at James Street Pub.

Pressed — You Gotta Eat Here!

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!

Mavericks July 19

10447115_10152501936160690_4034754583901959168_nWe’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.