After Monday served as a pause from the festivities and live music, Tuesday has Ottawa returning to Lebreton Flats for an evening of top-notch talent with a star-studded lineup; from Canadian noise-rock sensations METZ, to Australian musician John Butler Trio, and southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd, Day 6 is sure to be an exciting evening.
For more information you can head to the Bluesfest website for a full line up and to purchase tickets.
6PM: Canadian Stage
Ottawa party-punk band New Swears write catchy, lively lo-fi punk rock songs that serve to accentuate their reckless, fun-loving demeanour. Hearing their music through the speakers is one thing – it’s easy on the ears and almost nostalgic to the days of underage drinking and making spontaneous life choices – but their live shows are on an entirely other level. 6pm is when the party starts and you’re invited.
(P.S. to get a better understanding of the band, check out their recent interview with Metro News Ottawa)
7PM: Canadian Stage
DUSTY ORGAN APPROVED
Toronto noise-rock trio METZ have been bashing their instruments as a group since 2008 and released their self-titled debut album through Sub Pop in 2012. This past year has shown a spike in their popularity after their most recent album METZ II back in May and now you can experience their fiery intensity live!
815PM: Canadian Stage
DUSTY ORGAN APPROVED
Atlanta garage-rock band The Black Lips incorporate elements of blues, country, and post-punk into their sound, and impulsiveness and wild antics into their live performances. Having released their seventh studio album Underneath the Rainbow March of last year, their lo-fi and DIY sound is a favourable pair for the warm evening ahead on Day 6.
John Butler Trio
930PM: Claridge Homes Stage
After being discovered while busking in Fremantle, Australia, John Butler has since been regarded as one of the best in the roots/folk music world. His live performances showcase his impressive guitar playing, alongside his equally as talented band. Sharing the same time slot as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and popular folk ensemble Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, festival audiences are left with the tough decision of who to see; however it is safe to say the John Butler Trio is worth passing by (or you can split up the evening and catch all three).
* = Honourable mentions
6PM: Operators (Indie electro pop) – Claridge Home Stages *
6PM: The Lucas Haneman Express – Monster Energy Stage
6PM: The Haig (Indie rock/Alternative)- Barney Danson Theatre
7PM: Future Islands (Indie electro/synth pop) – Bell Stage *
7PM: Mama Kin (Indie rock/singer-songwriter) – Monster Energy Stage *
715PM: Gold and Marrow (Indie rock) – Barney Danson Theatre
8PM: Brantley Gilbert (Country) – Claridge Homes Stage *
8PM: Antibalas (Afrobeat) – Monster Energy Stage *
830PM: Hamish Anderson (Blues rock) – Barney Danson Theatre *
930PM: Lynyrd Skynyrd (Classic/Southern rock) – Bell Stage *
930PM: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (Folk) – Canadian Stage *