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Pics from RockRaiser

Thanks to all who attended RockRaiser on Sunday, February 15. The show raised more than $2,500 for the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre. Meanwhile, enjoy

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Other sides of Arms

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Want to see the band members outside of Arms shows? Phil DesRoches plays drums for pop punk / punk rock band The CDs — check out their music and connect with them here: Carolyn is playing a rare solo show at Avant Garde on December 10 for Redrum Comedy Night (benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Angel

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Hear us on the City of Ottawa phonelines


Arms is proud to have been selected for the City of Ottawa’s #ottmusik initiative. From now until January 27th, you can hear us as the hold music when you dial the city’s 311 information service (613) 580-2400 or (866)261-9799. We’re proud to be part of an awesome list of Ottawa bands — check the full schedule here.

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Nov. 14 show at Avant Garde Bar


Did you miss our last Ottawa gig? Catch us on November 14 when we play Avant Garde Bar with Ottawa artist Jad Hammoud, opening for Winnipeg’s Autumn Still. Doors are 9pm, with music at 10pm. Arms is in the middle slot for the evening. Suggested ticket price is $7 (Avant Garde is pay-what-you-can). See event info here. Looking forward to

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October 24 at LIVE on Elgin

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We’re excited to play LIVE on Elgin on October 24, opening for our Toronto friends in Paint and our Ottawa pals in Weird With Cats. This will be a great indie rock night, with alternative / folk / pop flavours. Advanced tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here. This is an all-ages show — everyone is welcome to

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Song commission for OPSEU’s youth voting campaign

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We were asked by OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) to write a song for their sarcastic “Don’t Vote” campaign, which is trying a different approach to motivate the youth vote. It was very cool to write a song for a client and incorporate their message. Thanks to Steve Foley from Audio Valley Recording Studios for producing the song, and

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Playing TWiMFeST in Toronto Nov. 6


Arms is excited to announce that we just got booked for TWiMFeST in Toronto — a music festival with no submission fees, no radius restrictions, paid performances, and fair cover and bracelet charges. We’re playing November 6 at Tennessee alongside our friends from Paint (Toronto) as well as Father Christmas (Toronto) Po Lazarus (Montreal), Brooklyn Doran, and Autopilot (Saskatoon). For more

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Next gig: Warnockstock Music Festival, August 28


We’re playing the 10th anniversary edition of Warnockstock Music Festival on August 28! Warnockstock is a camping and indie music festival in Cantley, QC (20 mins outside of Ottawa). This year’s line-up features bands from Toronto, Montreal, and the Ottawa / Gatineau region. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit *** Thanks to those who attended our July

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